Biomonitoring News

  • New Generation of laser-based Snow Depth Detection

    Weather services, airports, road maintenance depot, ski resort managers as well as electricity producers can look forward to the new snow depth sensor SHM31 from Lufft. The new sensor is an advancement of the proven SHM 30 which was developed by Jenoptik in mid-2009 and incorporated into the Lufft range of optical sensors in mid-2014. It quickly detects snow depths up to 15 meters. ...

  • NIVUS, the measurement technology manufacturer celebrates its 50th anniversary

    At the 1st of June 1967, company founder Udo Steppe started his own business founding NIVUS. In a time when the first microwave oven was introduced and the first ATMs were put into operation, Udo Steppe began trading in measurement systems for bulk solids and liquids. The beginning of the seventies saw his pioneering work by launching ultrasound technology for industrial level measurement. ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Pulsar Instruments and Interserve collaborate on noise safety system

    Leading noise measurement products manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, has launched a transportable noise safety system, developed in partnership with Interserve Construction Limited, to be used at live construction environments. Interserve contacted Pulsar Instruments as it was looking to identify problems with operatives and activities that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss in a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Oxford Instruments congratulates Lancaster University for inaugurating the IsoLab, built for studying quantum systems

    One of the most advanced facilities in the world for quantum technology, Lancaster University’s IsoLab has been inaugurated by the Chief Executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Built completely to order, its unique features include three 50-ton platforms sitting inside a 350-ton concrete tank in order to drastically reduce any vibration, noise and ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Concentration measurement technology bolsters flow portfolio

    Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction AG, a manufacturer of innovative systems for measuring the concentration of liquids. With this move, the Switzerland-based Group intends to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio. SensAction will remain headquartered in Coburg, Germany and keep the current staff of 13 employees. SensAction will operate as a division of the Endress+Hauser ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • TOXcontrol-article in Elsevier – Science of total environment

    A new system for monitoring toxicity TOXcontrol® (MicroLAN BV, The Netherlands) has been used to assess the toxicity of a selection of priority or emergent compounds in the laboratory. In this study, inhibition curves and EC50 – Effective Concentration causing 50% inhibition – of selected compounds (including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, surfactants and metals commonly detected in ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Commission announces plan for revisions to aviation’s participation in the EU Emissions trading system

    The European Commission has announced plans to continue to limit the future coverage of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to intra-EU flights. Under the terms of the existing legislation this temporary “Stop the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • EREF’s Life-Cycle Analysis Workshop Examines Methods of Measuring Recycling and Diversion

    Recently, policy makers, facility owners and other solid waste entities have engaged in discussion regarding whether mass is the best means to evaluate recycling and diversion practices versus a focus on measuring environmental burden through life-cycle analysis. To establish dialogue and provide more information on this question, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is ...

  • Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG acquires Jobst Technologies GmbH

    Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG located in Ebnat-Kappel in Switzerland, acquires Jobst Technologies GmbH. Jobst Technologies was founded in 2002 by Gerhard Jobst, Isabella Moser and Prof. Gerald Urban, from the chair of sensors at Freiburg's University Department of Microsystems Engineering. Jobst Technologies holds a long history of landmark developments in the field of bio analytical ...

  • New UK appointment for Pulsar Process Measurement

    British level and flow measurement and control instrumentation specialists, Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd, have strengthened their UK sales team with the recent appointment of Thomas Lyon as Regional Industry Sales Engineer. Thomas joins the growing Pulsar team who provide support to customers throughout the UK. Thomas is a recent Electrical Engineering Masters graduate and has previous ...

  • Fast Online BOD Measurements

    LAR's BioMonitor is an online BOD analyzer for the determination of the total biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The analyzers' functional principle is similar to a miniature biological waste water treatment plant. The waste ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Palas to expand product range for discharge systems for aerosol conditioning

    X-ray neutralizer XRC 049 Electrically charged aerosols can seriously distort measurement results, e.g. in filter testing. Discharge systems produce a balanced and reproducible charge distribution in the aerosol and thus enable reliable measurement data. With the new XRC 049, Palas offers a discharge system that is particularly suitable for mobile measurements. The X-ray neutralizer is ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Taking the pulse of your measurement

    Heartbeat Technology in measurement devices organizes clear, standardized diagnostic messages of what needs to be done in order to maintain the plant economically based on necessities. With this it enables predictive maintenance, and delivers evidence for operational reliability and process safety. As the devices run their own diagnostics, proof tests are only necessary in maximum extended ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Fingrid: Electricity Markets Transitioning to a Market-Based Path

    The Finnish Government's objective of switching to carbon-free, clean and renewable energy is a worthwhile target, as long as the transition to green energy is cost-effective and does not compromise power adequacy. This is the view of Finland's transmission system operator Fingrid, commenting on the Energy and Climate Strategy published recently by the Finnish Government. "The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Bio Huma Netics Opens New Lab Facility

    Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN)—the maker of Huma Gro, Huma Gro Turf, and Probiotic Solutions products—held a dedication ceremony to open its new Alpha Synectics Laboratory facility during its 2016 World Conference on October 26. This major expansion of BHN’s laboratory capabilities enables BHN to move in-house in terms of product development & improvement, quality control & ...

  • Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) – First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS

    First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has announced the first use of handheld LIBS to directly measure lithium in geological samples at the Seabrook Rare Metals Venture in Western Australia. The project utilized the SciAps Z-500, a handheld LIBS device developed and manufactured by SciAps, Inc. (Woburn, MA). ...


    By SciAps, Inc.

  • SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT participates in an anti-bribery roundtable hosted by TRACE International

    SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, a global player in the field of integrated energy solutions and a member of the Olympia Group owned by Panos Germanos, participated in an anti-bribery roundtable discussion hosted by TRACE International, the world-renowned anti-bribery organization, in Athens on 16 September 2016. The discussion was led by TRACE President Alexandra Wrage, an international leader in the field of ...


    By Systems Sunlight S.A.

  • Software supports Multichannel test systems and simulation

    With the latest release 2.0 of its MCM-Process RT software, Smart Testsolutions is offering numerous new features and functional enhancements. The new release now supports three CAN bus interfaces and has EtherCAT communications capabilities. In addition, the software has been enhanced to better address cell voltage monitoring (CVM). MCM-Process RT supports SMART customers implementing ...


    By Smart Testsolutions GmbH

  • FleetMind to Speak at WasteCon on Implementing Smart Fleet Systems for Optimal Adoption and Results

    FleetMind Solutions, Inc., the award-winning technology leader for “smart truck” solutions, today announced that its Vice-President of Sales, Don Diego Padilla, will be speaking as part of the WasteCon 2016 conference with a presentation entitled: “Implementing a Smart Fleet System for Optimal Adoption and Results”. Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Time: 5:00 ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • EPA Requests Six Month Extension of Deadline for Decision on Chlorpyrifos Tolerance Revocation

    On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a status report in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning a petition by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to revoke the tolerances and cancel the registrations for chlorpyrifos. The Court of Appeals issued an order on December 10, 2015, requiring EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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