portable metal analysis Articles

  • Comparing Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) To Laboratory Analysis Of Heavy Metals In Soil

    ABSTRACT Field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) continues to gain acceptance as a complement to traditional laboratory testing of metal contaminated soil. The quality of data produced by field XRF varies with site conditions, soil composition, and sample preparation. Quality assurance protocols for the field method usually require that a number of field samples be split and sent to a ...

  • Portable oil analysis solutions empower ship maintainers to act fast in preventing failure - Case study

    Marine operators have known why oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program for quite some time, and they practice it with combinations of onboard test kits and shoreside analysis laboratories commonly provided by the lubricant supplier. Slow steaming, long component lead times, constant switchovers from HFO to lowsulfur fuel, and high and low BN lubricants means having an ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Analyzing Lubricant and Machinery Condition Using Q5800 Portable Oil Analysis Lab - Case study

    Overview The United States Marine Corps (USMCJ maintains a fleet of thousands of mechanized vehicles consisting of heavy equipment ranging from bulldozers to transport vehicles and armored vehicles. A decade ago, they participated in an oil analysis program as a means to determine lubricant and machinery condition with emphasis on reducing operating costs and improved equipment readiness. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Hired metals analyser ensures remediation success

    Cognition Land and Water Ltd, a UK based remediation specialist, has hired a portable XRF metals analyser to improve the speed of remediation work at a project in London’s Kentish Town. The project had a major impact on local residents so timescales were extremely tight but Cognition’s Charlie Jarvis says “It would not have been possible to meet the deadline without the use of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Affinity–based biosensors for heavy metal detection

    In recent years, there has been a pressing need for fast and reliable methods for environmental monitoring. Among the various pollutants, the heavy metals are some of the most harmful because these substances are non–biodegradable and retained by the ecological system. Conventional analytical techniques for heavy metals imply high cost, trained personnel and the repute that they are mostly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heavy Metals Water Testing Powered by DNA

    Water pollution is a worldwide problem affecting developing and developed countries alike. Heavy metal contaminants are one prevalent type of water pollutant. They are persistent in the environment once d is charged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply. The problem of heavy metal pollution arises from several sources. Heavy metals such as uranium can ...


    By ANDalyze, Inc.

  • Ferrous Wear Metal Measurement Made Easy with the FerroCheck

    Historically, one of the most cost-effective indicators of machinery health has been the analysis of ferrous debris in oil. Such analysis utilizes the ferromagnetic properties of generated debris to perform the analysis. Since nearly all wear debris contains ferrous material (in particular iron), an abnormal increase in the amount of debris can be directly correlated to abnormal machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

  • Detecting Arsenic in Soil using Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence

    Abstract Rapid, accurate on site determination of arsenic and heavy metal levels in soil is a powerful tool in efforts to rebuild and revitalize abandoned and under-utilized industrial properties. The EPA is actively spearheading initiatives to encourage assessment, clean-up and re-use of these industrial properties. In the case of heavy metals (often the eight RCRA metals Pb, As, Cd, ...

  • The Portable FID for Stack Emissions: lightweight, compact, ergonomic, safe

    POLLUTION S.r.l. manufactures POLARIS FID analyser, a cutting-edge technology for the measurement of total hydrocarbons in ambient air and stack emission monitoring in accordance with EN 13526 and EN 12619. This analyser is based on Flame Ionization Detection (FID), a reference method technique to measure total hydrocarbons (THC, VOC, TOC). Polaris FID is a very handy instrument because it allows ...

  • Rapid On-Site Analysis of Fats, Oil and Grease (Fog) - Case study

    FOG and SSO's It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries such as metal processors, meat ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Case study - Oil analysis - House Calls - Help reduce offshore equipment failures

    A new approach It is hard to think of another environment where an equipment failure could have a greater negative impact on employee safety and lost production than an offshore oil and gas production platform. Yet offshore platforms are among the world’s most difficult locations to operate and maintain equipment. In most cases, skilled people and supplies can only reach the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Increased demand for XRF analyser hire

    Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Mining Water Quality Application

    Isaac Plains Coal Mine Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). One of the environmental monitoring requirements which must be met is monitoring water. These include potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The ...


    By ANDalyze, Inc.

  • Lower costs, fewer delays - a highway expansion project applies XRF technology to obtain cost-effective remediation.

    X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is a non-destructive, analytical method used primarily to detect the metal composition in soil/solids samples. Portable XRF instruments can provide rapid, accurate analysis of heavy metal levels in soil on new construction or redevelopment sites. In response to the growing need for field analysis of metals, many of these units have been adapted for use in the ...

  • Measuring carbon in steel – absolute reliability matters

    The incorrect analysis of the carbon content in steel can lead to a multitude of issues down the line, making accurate and reliable carbon analysis critical. Our OES expert Willy Sanders looks at why… Carbon steel has been in use for nearly 2,000 years, but rose to prominence during the late industrial revolution when steel makers really began to exploit the properties that a little carbon ...

  • Buy Smarter – what questions should you ask when buying a Spectrophotometer?

    Spectrophotometers are relied on by a wide range of laboratories, for tests ranging from specific parameters, like chlorine or metals concentrations, right through to complex analyses of reaction kinetics. When choosing a spectrophotometer the range of specifications and price is vast, so take the time to list the features you need before you buy and make sure you choose the right one. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Buy Smarter – what questions should you ask when buying a pH meter?

    When you’re looking to buy a pH meter, whether it’s to start measuring or to replace an existing meter, the range of brands and specifications available is huge. With so many options it can be difficult to know where to start, but taking a little time to choose carefully could save you a lot of time and money overall by making sure the meter you choose is right for ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

  • LIMS Locates the Diamond in the Rough

    From the earliest days of digging into the earth for minerals, one question has been raised by all those seeking to make use of the materials the earth offers up:  what exactly have we dug up and is it what we hoped it would be?  Well we’re not panning for gold anymore and hoping for a glint of something shiny at the bottom of our pans, unless we hobbyists.  Modern ...

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