sample digestion Articles

  • Rapid high-performance sample digestion for ICP determination by ColdBlock™ digestion: part 2: gold determination in geological samples

    A procedure is described to tackle a weakness in laboratory analysis of geological materials, notably (1) systematic low gold recovery during wet sample dissolution using aqua regia, and (2) severe memory effect of gold during sample transportation and nebulization in conventional ICP/ICP-MS sample introduction systems. Modified aqua regia, in which hydrochloric acid is replaced by ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Rapid high-performance sample digestion for ICP determination by ColdBlock™ digestion: part 1 environmental samples

    Validation, using a prototype of a novel sample digestion device (ColdBlockTM (patent pending, WO 2011/ 054086 A1)), for elemental determination, has been conducted. This device utilizes focused infra-red radiation to induce speedy sample breakdown and offers an alternative technique of wet sample dissolution that combines reduced digestion time with excellent accuracy and precision. The current ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Anaerobic digestion of aliphatic polyesters

    Anaerobic processes for the treatment of plastic materials waste represent versatile and effective approach in environmental protection and solid waste management. In this work, anaerobic biodegradability of model aliphatic polyesters, poly(L-lactic acid) (PLA), and poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL), in the form of powder and melt-pressed films with varying molar mass, was studied. Biogas production ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • January Anaerobic Digest

    San Francisco Bay Region, California: ABC Digester Operator Training Course The American Biogas Council (ABC) has organized a 3-day, hands-on operator training course, February 6-8, 2018 in the San Francisco Bay area, that focuses on digester operations overall with an additional emphasis on renewable natural gas (RNG) and codigestion at wastewater treatment plants. Each morning starts ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Anaerobic Digestion Reduces Microplastics in Sludge

    Anaerobic digestion can help remove microplastics — a large cause of water pollution — during the sewage treatment process Microplastics, or tiny fragments of plastic, include microbeads, the plastic pellets present in thousands of household and personal care products, including toothpaste, cosmetics, and beauty scrubs. They also include fragments from the breakdown of anything in our ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Microwave digestion – EPA method 3052 on the Multiwave 3000

    Microwave sample preparation provides an efficient and clean sample preparation for multi-element analytical techniques such as ICP-OES and ICP-MS. As Microwave assisted digestion has evolved, so have the methodologies. EPA method 3052 is designed for the “total” analysis in a variety of matrices including soil, sediments, sludge, oils, biological and botanical materials. This method ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Evaluating Food Digestion Effluent For Landscape Use

    Over the last year, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has installed and studied a food waste diversion technology that converts raw food waste into a liquid effluent that is disposed through the sewer system. As an urban university located in West Los Angeles, California, LMU faces two major barriers with respect to composting food waste: on-campus space constraints and long distances to off-site ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • GTI Supplies Innovative Cover for Waste-to-Energy Digester

    The Customer: LaForge Bioenvironmental operates a waste-to-energy facility in a northwest farming community of New Brunswick, Canada. The system is located on a 1,000 acre (405 hectare) mixed farming operation, which includes the LaForge Holsteins dairy. LaForge planned to expand its 500kW combined heat and power (CHP) system to more than double the capacity by converting an existing holding ...

  • Effect of daylight on regrowth of bacteria in anaerobically digested sludge

    This study investigated the regrowth of total coliform, Salmonella, and Clostridium perfringens in anaerobically digested sludge after centrifuge dewatering in the presence and absence of daylight. Sludge cake and centrate samples were collected from a treatment plant, and half of the samples was stored in daylight and the other half was stored in dark for three weeks. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Degradation rate of anaerobically digested sewage sludge in soil

    The objective of this study was to monitor the degradation and obtain the mineralization fraction of anaerobically digested sludge, also known as digestate, under field conditions, when applied to the surface or incorporated into the soil. Sludge was applied to a dystrophic Inceptisol at a dose of 500 kg ha–1 yr–1 of total nitrogen, where the monitoring period of the mineralization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Revealing biogenic sulfuric acid corrosion in sludge digesters: detection of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria within full-scale digesters

    Biogenic sulfuric acid corrosion (BSA) is a costly problem affecting both sewerage infrastructure and sludge handling facilities such as digesters. The aim of this study was to verify BSA in full-scale digesters by identifying the microorganisms involved in the concrete corrosion process, that is, sulfate-reducing (SRB) and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB). To investigate the SRB and SOB ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance of Continuous Flow Anaerobic Sludge Digesters after Microwave Pretreatment

    Effects of microwave (MW) pretreatment on waste activated sludge (WAS) in mesophilic semicontinuous (SC) anaerobic digesters with acclimatized inoculum at sludge retention times (SRTs) of 5, 10 and 20 d are presented. Preliminary batch digesters were also studied in order determine the optimum MW temperature (T), MW intensity (I), WAS concentration (C) and volume percentage of WAS pretreated (PT) ...

  • Metals Determination in Biodiesel (B100) by ICP-OES with Microwave Assisted Acid Digestion

    Elemental composition of biodiesel is required for product quality control, auto-engine life, emissions control, and researching appropriate additives. We studied the use of microwave assisted acid digestion reaction system to prepare neat biodiesel (B100) samples in an aqueous medium for ICP-OES analyses. Biodiesel produced by a transesterification reaction was subjected to the test method for ...


  • Evaluation of alkalinity spatial distribution in an up-flow fixed bed anaerobic digester

    In this paper, an experimental study upon alkalinity and hydrodynamic behavior in an anaerobic up-flow fixed bed reactor for the treatment of tequila vinasses is presented. Measurements of volatile fatty acids, pH, alkalinity and bicarbonate were obtained at three sampling points in the reactor in the axial axis. Then, the spatial distribution of alkalinity is studied and discussed. Moreover, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of protein in wheat flour samples - Case Study

    Customer: Grain Quality Testing Laboratory, PARC, Pakistan GQTL is a part of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council under the Federal Ministry of Food Security and Research, Govt. of Pakistan. The laboratory is involved in R&D and testing activities related to grain quality and contaminant residues by means of validated instruments. Application: Protein in wheat ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Observing the effects of digestion and chemical dosing on the calorific value of sewage sludge

    New legislation being introduced in Europe for the removal of the macronutrients nitrogen and phosphorous is causing the fundamental composition of sludge to change. Nitrogen removal requires longer residence times during activated treatment, and phosphorous removal can involve the supplementation of chemicals such as ferric. In addition, there is increasing pressure to capture energy from sludge ...


    By United Utilities

  • Effects of Anaerobic Digester Sludge Age on Odors from Dewatered Biosolids

    Dewatered sludge cakes from bench scale anaerobic digesters operated at mesophilic temperatures and solids retention times (SRT) ranging from 10 days to 40 days were evaluated for their sulfur odor generation potential. Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) extraction for digested sludge samples was also carried out. Static headspace sulfur gas analysis was successfully used to compare ...

  • Applying Rheological Techniques to Upgrade Anaerobic Digesters and Handle High Solids Concentrations

    The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is implementing a Capital Improvements Program that includes upgrading their wastewater treatment Plant No. 1 in Fountain Valley, California to full secondary treatment. The expansion will increase both primary and secondary solids production. OCSD prepared a Long-Range Biosolids Management Plan that concluded the waste solids should continue to be ...

  • Measuring methane at the UK`s first viable compact anaerobic digester plant

    At the UK's first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React Environmental in July 2012 at Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, can handle some 1,000 ...


    By Geotech

  • Radionuclide content of human samples in the Ramsar area of Iran

    As part of a survey to determine public exposure to natural radiation and to estimate radionuclide levels in the diet and human tissues, the radionuclide content of different biological samples of residents in Ramsar, a high level background radiation area (HLBRA) in Iran, has been measured. The main route of 210Po and 210Pb intake in the human body is ingestion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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