Monitoring & Testing Articles

  • What is Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)?

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or LIBS is an analytical technique that's been used in laboratories for many years.  Most handheld LIBS analysers are used for fast sorting of alloys in scrap yards, and alloy identification and analysis in various applications within the metals industry. ...

  • UCT Derivatizing Reagents Cited in ATS Study

    Amphetamines Type Substances (ATS), which include amphetamine (AMP), methamphetamine (MA), 4-methylamphetamine (4-MA), 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine (MDEA), cathinone (CAT), and ephedrine (EPH), are widely acknowledged as common identified drugs of abuse.  Alternative, new-age synthetic cathinones such as ...

  • Researchers use `global thermometer` to track temperature extremes, droughts

    Large areas of the Earth's surface are experiencing rising maximum temperatures, which affect virtually every ecosystem on the planet, including ice sheets and tropical forests that play major roles in regulating the biosphere, scientists have reported. Earth's ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • How to pick a good generator

    Cylinders and Dewar tanks are extremely inconvenient and costly to replace, but they also come with some safety risks. Now, more and more laboratories are beginning to use gas generators to replace those cylinders or their liquid nitrogen, because generators are both safe and convenient. ...

  • 4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene

    Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may impair the well-being of employees or community members. Having good industrial hygiene practices plays an important role in improving employee safety and developing an organization-wide safety culture. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • The Environmental Impact Assessment EIA

    The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the set of studies carried out by a multidisciplinary team, with detailed technical data, which evaluates the consequences of a given project for the environment. In the EIA, the impacts that a given project can cause in the environment, as well as the presentation of mitigating measures, are identified and evaluated technically and impartially. In ...

  • FERC Issues Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff’s eleventh annual report on demand response and advanced metering is required by section 1252(e)(3) of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). Issued in December 2016,  it is based on publicly-available information and discussions with market participants and industry experts. Based on the information reviewed, the report finds ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Keeping hygiene front of mind

    Hygiene is drummed into us from a young age. It usually starts with the more unsavoury lessons – like don’t pick your nose – and gradually migrates to the importance of showers, deodorant and good sexual health. It’s only when some of us dedicate themselves to caring for others do we fully appreciate how important hygiene is. In a good hospital robust ...


    By DDC Dolphin Ltd

  • NEO Monitors conquers the Quasi-impossible

    China is a world factory powered by its abundant coal resource. China is facing a huge environmental challenge brought together with the fossil-fired power plants. China has therefore been conducting technical retrofit to the engines of its economy, by introducing emission control facilities. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is one of the most widely applied emission control ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Monitoring for the golden balance

    On Herøya in Porsgrunn, Yara has an ammonia plant, three nitric acid plants and a calcium nitrate plant. Together the plants produce a wide range of fertilizers that meet the requirements for fertilization ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Critical pieces in a big puzzle

    Dynea is one of the world’s leading producers of adhesives for industrial use, particularly for the wood and paper industry, but also for rock wool and glass fibre products. The company has been an important ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Saves Time and Money

    Through its subsidiaries, they mainly operate in four business segments: oil, chemical, lubricant and R & D. ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Online biofilm monitoring by HydroBio® Advance in an open cooling water system

    Download our new case study (CS 134) and learn how HydroBio® Advance optimized the biocide programme and improves the full plant efficiency through: Control of microbiological status with online biofilm monitoring. Optimization of the biocide treatment. Successful deposit control and so clean system. ...


    By Kurita

  • Peak attends Oil & Gas Workshop at Vietnam Petroleum Institute

    Earlier this month, the Peak Vietnam team attended an oil and gas workshop jointly hosted by Agilent and Transmed at the Vietnam Petroleum Institute. ...

  • UCT XtrackT® Sorbent Cited in Drugs in Wastewater Article

    Environmental analysts are often tasked with the evaluation of illicit and prescription drugs in wastewater samples in an attempt to better understand the epidemiology of a populated area. Due to the challenging consistency of this matrix, clean-up is often vital in order to achieve accurate detection. In a recent paper authored by Richard Bade et al., published in Analytical and ...


    By United Chemical Technologies

  • 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

  • Spray drying of Ceramic materials - Case Study

    Customer: CNR (National Research Council), ISTEC (Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics), Italy The research activities are addressed towards material and processing innovations, aiming to satisfy the requests from the industrial sectors and from the national scientific and cultural community for various application fields. The center focuses on the development of competency ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Sepacore for the Separation of Plant Extracts - Case Study

    Customer: University of Basel, Switzerland The Division of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Basel in Switzerland is a center of excellence for natural product and medicinal plant research. It belongs to the Departement of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a leading research and teaching center in drug discovery & development, drug therapy and drug safety. Research groups ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Rotavapor R-220 for drying and distillation - Case Study

    Customer: AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd., India AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd (AZPIL) is a subsidiary of AstraZeneca, UK. AZPIL is engaged in the manufacturing of formulations and API’s. Application: We mainly handle compounds which are very temperature sensitive. Various reaction products at different stages of production are to be ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • EPA Compliant Due to Sufficient Solvent Recovery - Case Study

    Customer: Con-Test Analytical Laboratories, USA Con-Test Analytical Laboratory provides environmental and hygiene analytical services with the capability of analyzing nearly all water, air, soil, and solid materials. Application: US EPA 608 US EPA Method 608 covers the determination of certain organochlorine pesticides found in industrial waste ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

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