scientific analytical equipment Articles

  • Analytics is not just about patterns in big data

    For most people, the term ‘data analytics’ conjures up images of Amazon, Facebook and Google: digitally born companies that gather huge data sets in order to better target products, adverts or services across a huge customer base. When it comes to really ...

  • Ultra-trace arsenic speciation at Columbia Analytical

    Ultra-trace speciation of arsenic and other metals is performed using a variety of techniques tailored to the specific combination of species, matrix, and detection limits required. Currently, two analytical systems are applied: Ion Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) and Hydride Generation-Cryogenic Gas Chromatography-Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry ...


  • Sakhalin energy utilizes Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS for largest Russian LNG project ever - case study

    Sakhalin Energy is bringing onstream one of the largest integrated oil and gas projects in the world in Russia's Far East. The Sakhalin II Project combines partnership incorporating the recovery, production and transportation of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Sakhalin Energy standardized on Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) for use in its main ...

  • Thermo Scientific connects at GPSG Brazil delivers enterprise-level productivity linking laboratories to ERP - case study

    The Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group (GPSG) Brazil is an APILA unit of Janssen-Cilag Farmacêutica Ltda., (www.janssen-cilag.com.br) located in São Paulo, Brazil. Janssen-Cilag is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies specializing in pain management and fungal disease. Janssen-Cilag is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies; the ...

  • On-site elemental analysis of drywall with the Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t series XRF analyzer

    Application Reports of headaches, nosebleeds, central nervous system disorders, and other serious health effects have been reported from those exposed to compounds emitted from Chinese drywall (CDW). Additionally, surface corrosion of metal objects, including jewelry, decorative plumbing fixtures, HVAC coils, and electrical wires have resulted in cosmetic and mechanical damages. These ...

  • A Guideline for Dynamic Workplans and Field Analytics: The Keys to Cost-Effective Site Characterization and Cleanup

    'Dynamic workplan' is the term used to describe a hazardous waste site characterization approach that incorporates several key elements: Systematic planning of a site characterization project must be performed before any field activities begin by using a well-rounded technical team. With stakeholder input, the team determines the site decisions, which are clearly stated goals and objectives for ...

  • Newcastle College achieves results with ELE materials testing equipment

    ELE International has supplied the School of Technology at Newcastle College with a complete suite of construction materials testing equipment and environmental instrumentation for use in its new on-site laboratory. The technology is enabling the college to give students invaluable first hand experience of materials testing procedures. The School of Technology teaches Higher National Diplomas in ...

  • Rapid Measurement of Alcohol (Ethanol) in Beer and Wine Making by GC/FID

    Improvements in manufacturing processes and equipment have allowed beer and wine producers to increase both the quantity and quality of the products. In the consumer products business, it is crucial to maintain good quality control practices. The higher throughput of manufacturing plants requires faster, more sophisticated analytical techniques to do this. Classical physical and sensory tests may ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • LIMS is the Anchor for Next-Gen Mining - News from MINExpo 2012

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. exhibited its Next-Gen Mining portfolio during MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas, September 24-26. The company’s highly integrated range of instruments, equipment and consumables, anchored by its industry-leading laboratory information management systems (LIMS), is the only offering that addresses all segments of the mining process, from early stage exploration ...

  • What makes TERS `shine` today?

    After more than 15 years since TERS had its first proof of concept, HORIBA Scientific and AIST-NT have created  a solution that brings TERS as an analytical method to a completely new level. TERS is not only able to perform so-called point measurements, but now TERS spectra can be collected in every single ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Performance-Based Measurement Systems

    Many of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) methods used to monitor air, water and soil for environmental contaminants prescribe step-by-step details on how the chemical analysis must be conducted and prohibit any deviations or variations. The EPA has recognized that monitoring equipment and technology have improved tremendously over the last few years; that environmental media do not ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Gas cell selection for analysis of electronic gases

    APIMS and FTIR remain the preferred analytical tools for monitoring impurities in the electronic  specialty gases used by the semiconductor industry, although other tools such as CRDS are currently finding application in selected cases. FTIR spectroscopy offers the advantage of the simultaneous measurement of all gaseous species that exhibit dipole moment changes during vibrations at ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Required maintenance

    Many consider the ’60s through today as an era of analytical and technological revolution. In the ’50s, labs were running manual chemistries, using handwritten QC charts and keeping data in log books and file cabinets. Lab technicians were creating calibration curves by hand. No auto-sampling, no computer control, no electronic interpolation of data. Technicon offered a few automated chemistries ...


  • What Centrifuge Is Best For You?

    With the largest portfolio of centrifuges in the UK, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Fortunately Centurion Scientific is here to help; here is a helpful checklist to help you decide which of our products is best for you. The Centurion Checklist This checklist fundamentally consists of with three basic questions in order to help you ...


    By Centurion Scientific Ltd

  • Soot level – a diesel engine lube oil condemning limit

    While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel oil condemning limits, it is well known that excessive soot in the lube oil causes abnormal valve and injection-train wear.  It can also increase exhaust emissions and clog filters.  Typically, the suggested limit for soot is in the neighborhood of 3% but can go much higher.  With the new ASTM Method D7686, truck, bus, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Maintaining biodiesel quality standards

    A problem that is sometimes encountered with biodiesel blends is inaccurate blend ratios. This article describes a quick analytical method to assess blend ratios and ensure fuel performance. According to a study1 done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Testing the Waters

    Last summer’s wave of tropical storms left the East Coast scrambling to ensure drinking water quality. Water Quality Products editorial intern Raissa Rocha spoke with Marc Hamel of testing equipment manufacturer Horizon Technology Inc. to discuss the impact weather events may have on water quality. Raissa Rocha: What is your experience with ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Portable IR Analyzer Provides ASTM Field Test Method for Measuring Soot Levels In Diesel Engine Lubricating Oils

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks Enterprise, gives users an approved ASTM testing method for measuring the percent level of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils -- ASTM Method D7686-2011 entitled “Test Method for Field-Based Condition Monitoring of Soot in In-Service Lubricants Using a Fixed-Filter Infrared (IR) instrument.” While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Will your oil in water analysis method match the regulatory method?

    Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will continually get the question “Does your equipment match the regulatory method?” While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated -- it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the particular regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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 ...

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