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  • Trace metal characterization of soils using the Optima 7300 DV ICP-OES

    Soil testing helps diagnose soil health and guides in the development of soilspecific and crop-specific remedies. It is an indispensable tool to assure national food safety, nutritional accuracy, maintenance of soil health and enhancement of soil fertility. Based on this analysis, farmers may be advised on soil fertility to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. Micronutrient analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Analysis of trace metals in drinking water with the optima 7000 DV ICP-OES

    With the development of mining, smelting and other industrial activities, heavy metals are increasingly being found in freshwater sources which can pose severe threats to human and environmental health. Pollution by heavy metals (such as Cd, Pb, etc.) not only affects the productivity of crops, but also the quality of the atmosphere as well as water bodies and threatens the health and life of ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • A Trace of Arsenic

    The cans of baby formula invaded Brian Jackson’s Dartmouth College lab late in 2010. His team picked up an armful of popular brands at the food co-op in Hanover, N.H. Then another armload. Eventually Jackson had a cabinet full of the brightly labeled canisters. Today, he still keeps a few in his office. Not as clutter — that’s not his style. He just likes to keep his toxicology ...


    By Freytech Inc.

  • Seasonal Trend of Potentially Toxic Trace Elements in Soils Supporting Medicinal Plants in the Eastern Region of Ghana

    Abstract   Investigation was conducted into the occurrence and extent of potentially toxic heavy metals and/or trace elements in soils from three study areas in the Eastern Region of Ghana namely Abonse, Pepease and Mamfe. A protocol for soil sampling, ...


  • 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 ...


  • Atmospheric concentration and fluxes of trace elements in Visakhapatnam City of India

    Airborne PM10 samples were collected during winter and summer at three different sites in a coastal city, Visakhapatnam, India. Average individual trace element concentrations fluctuated between 19 ng m−3 (Cd) and 4,802 ng m−3 (Zn). Average trace element concentrations for winter were observed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Determination of heavy metals in Iranian and imported black tea

    Tea (camellia sinesis) is one of the most popular beverages all over the world. It has originated from China long time ago. About 75% of the estimated 2.5 million metric tons of dried tea that are manufactured annually are processed as black tea which are consumed by many countries (Nas et al., 1993). Currently, consumption of tea as a soft drink is very popular in Iran and its production in 2006 ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Accumulation of mercury and cadmium in rice from paddy soil near a mercury mine

    Paddy soil and rice (Oryza sativa L.) in the Wanshan mining area in Guizhou province have been contaminated by toxic trace metals such as cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). This study examined correlations between the types and physico‐chemical parameters of the soil and the contents of trace metals and the different forms of Hg in rice. The study also carried out an assessment of the health risks ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Sequential Extraction Procedure

    Sequential extraction is an analytical process that chemically leaches metals out of soil, sediment and sludge samples. The purpose of sequential “selective” extraction is to mimic the release of the selective metals into solution under various environmental conditions. One commonly used sequential extraction procedure is designed to partition different trace metals based on their ...


  • Review of spatial variations in water quality in the Gediz River

    The Gediz River is one of the most important and main water source for the Gediz Basin of the Aegean region and Turkey. In this study, 18 water samples were collected from the source to the end of the river. Change in water quality, some trace elements and heavy metal contents of the Gediz River were determined. Analysis of the Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Pb, Cr, Co, Cd and Ni showed that the quantity of Fe ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhanced Bioremediation

    Introduction Enhanced bioremediation is a process in which indigenous or inoculated micro-organisms (e.g., fungi, bacteria, and other microbes) degrade (metabolize) organic contaminants found in soil and/or ground water, converting them to innocuous end products. Nutrients, oxygen, or other amendments may be used to enhance bioremediation and contaminant desorption from subsurface materials. ...

  • Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures

    Untitled Document Background The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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