sample automation Articles

  • Automated Consignment Sampling Systems

    Introduction The following is a case study where consignment sampling has been implemented at a UK coal fired power station. Bias-Free Sampling The production of consistent and repeatable ‘bias-free’ samples is not possible but all international sampling standards give precise limits within which systems can be considered as being ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • What is turbidity?

    Turbidity measures the relative clarity of a water sample. It is determined by the amount of scattering that occurs when a light source is shined through a water sample. Light scattering is caused by increased concentrations of suspended particles in water that are not individually visible to the naked eye, which can give the water a cloudy appearance. This parameter is used as a general ...


    By MANTECH

  • Automated screening of explosives in soil samples by online SFE-SFC-MS

    There are a large number of explosives-contaminated sites in the US, Europe, and Asia. High levels of explosives in soil can threaten the health of humans, livestock, and wildlife. A number of remediation efforts are underway, which require the analysis of explosives in soil samples. Recently, a new technique was introduced that allows the automated supercritical fluid extraction and SFC ...

  • Privatization and Outsourcing Storm Water Discharge Requirements: Simplification Through Automated Sampling

    ABSTRACT Kelly Air Force Base (KAFB) is a large industrial complex that is currently undergoing a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. Privatization is occurring concurrently with the base closure and realignment. The base maintains both two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and two Texas Natural Resource Conservation ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Automating oil particle analysis

    Run up to 25 samples at one time The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ELITe InGenius a new Molecular Diagnostics Sample-to-Result solution and first fully automated sample-to-result solution introduced with transplant monitoring menu

    ELITe InGenius is an integrated sample to-result solution dedicated to Molecular Diagnostics which automatically performs extraction, amplification and result interpretation with an unprecedented flexibility and assay menu possibility. The system combines a universal extraction process in unitary cartridge with individual and independently controlled RT PCR in cassette based format enabling the ...


    By ELITech Group

  • A Remote Automated Optical Field Sampling System based on the UniSpec-DC equipped with a Wireless System

    For remote locations, a reliable and repeatable field sampling method is needed for monitoring ecosystem processes for various scientific reasons (e.g. ground truthing, link vegetation indices to ecophysiological variables) (Claudio et al., in press; Fuentes et al., in press, Cheng et al., in press). To ensure that the data are collected continuously, and to collect the data during severe weather ...


    By PP Systems

  • Determination of PBDEs in Sediment Samples using Pressurized Solvent Extraction and Automated Soxhlet Extraction

    The efficiency of pressurized solvent extraction (PSE) was investigated by comparing PSE with automated Soxhlet extraction. Sediment samples containing polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) were processed in the SpeedExtractor E-914 for PSE and the Extraction System B-811 for automated Soxhlet extraction. Quantification of PBDEs was performed by GC-MS. This study shows that both techniques are ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Elemental Analysis - Automation Without Limits

    Fully automated carbon, sulfur, chlorine, and nitrogen analysis in liquid and solid samples is possible! Thanks to the multi-matrix sampler you have the security of being able to meet the most varied analytical challenges in next to no time with one single system - the multi EA® 5000. Its intelligent construction facilitates the highest sample throughput ever in organic elemental analysis. ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • USEPA Method 8260C using the Tekmar Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System and a Thermo Focus/DSQ™ II GCMS

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) developed Method 8260 to determine the concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in water and soil matrices. USEPA Methods 5030 and 50351 are used to prepare water, soil and waste samples for analysis by USEPA Method 8260. USEPA Method 8260 was recently updated from 8260B to 8260C2. In this study water and soil sample analysis ...


    By Teledyne Tekmar

  • Sensors & Automation to Simplify Bioprocess Operations

    Utilising sensors & automation to simplify bioprocess operations means that more work can be done in less time. By automating the routine tasks carried out in the lab, valuable time can be devoted to more important tasks. Here are two practical examples of automating routine tasks in upstream and downstream bioprocessing with relatively simple instrumentation. Automated ...


    By Broadley-James Ltd

  • EISC automates leading European lab

    Client: Chelab Chemical Laboratories, Italy EISC provided its Analytical Review & Reporting System (R&R Suite) to Chelab Chemical Laboratories in Italy.  System implementation and training was performed 100% remotely from the United States. The R&R Suite software systems automated the laboratory process for Metals, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, and Pesticide/PCB’s from ...


    By EISC

  • Inter-laboratory validation of automated SPME-GC/MS for determination of pesticides in surface and ground water samples: sensitive and green alternative to liquid–liquid extraction

    An automated solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography/mass spectometry (SPME-GC/MS) method was developed for the determination of semi-volatile pesticides from several classes with a wide range of polarities in an environmental matrix, and validated according to the rigorous standards of a large commercial laboratory reporting data requiring regulatory acceptance with the purpose of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New Automation Guide for Improved Titration Workflows

    Find valuable tips and tricks on how to optimize your titration workflows in the new METTLER TOLEDO Automation Guide. Download the Titration Automation Guide today and learn how titration processes can be automated for highest efficiency and security in the laboratory. Modern laboratories look into automation to address the demands for high throughput and variety of samples and workflows. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • The application of Flow Injection Technology to automating cold vapor MERCURY analyses

    This document describes the application of flow injection technology to cold vapor mercury analyses. It can be obtained from PerkinElmer by requesting method number ENVA-100. Appendices 1 and 2 show letters from the US EPA indicating acceptability through the Alternate Test Program for both drinking water and wastewater sample analysis. 1.0 Scope and Application 1.1 This ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • New total hardness (Calcium and Magnesium) automated titration method case study

    MANTECH INC. is a leading manufacturer of automated multi-parameter, titration, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) laboratory and process instruments. MANTECH developed the first automated software based titration system in the world. By listening to our environmental customers, MANTECH understood the need to develop a new total hardness (calcium and magnesium) ...


    By MANTECH

  • Automated Oil Particle Analysis Helps Prevent Gearbox Failures

    The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Automated Data Management Helps Labs Meet Regulatory, Reporting Requirements

    THE NELAC (National Environmental Accreditation Conference) standards published in 2003 were revised and made available in July 2011 as the new TNI Standard 2009. Implementation of this updated standard, which is based on ISO 17025 guidance, will become a reality in the next year. For water system operators and testing labs, implementation requires not only adherence with ISO 17025 standards but ...

  • Maintaining regulatory method compliance while automating oil and grease analysis

    Regulatory compliance is at the heart of environmental analyses throughout the world. While some regulatory systems provide more flexibility in the methodology used for measuring contaminants, the goal is to gain reliable information that can be used for decision-making. Oil and grease measurement is a simple and important measurement of water quality, but time consuming1. Methods such as US EPA ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

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