Environmental Lab Equipment Articles

  • Membrane biofouling mitigation through applying electric potential in the CF016 cell

    Membrane filtration is an effective way to remove pollutants and microorganisms from water and wastewater. However, membrane fouling lowers efficiency over time when considering rejection values and water flux.  Fouling is typically biological or particulate; fouling rate is a function of the membrane pore size relative to the size of the foulants and also the interactions between the ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Oxygen testing in pharmaceutical research & development - Case Study

    As part of their pharmaceutical development, Almac use the Gaspace Advance Micro from Systech Illinois to test oxygen levels in pharmaceutical packaging. The Almac Group was founded by Sir Allen McClay in 2002 with its global headquarters located in Northern Ireland and extensive facilities in the UK, US and Asia Pacific. Almac offer the most comprehensive range of services extending from ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Laboratory test report - the effect of scale formation on heat transfer coils

    Background EVAPCO, Inc. recently introduced new Evaporative Condensers and Closed Circuit Coolers which utilize extended surface coils. For decades extended “fin” surfaces have been used on heat transfer coils, often referred to as “finned coils” primarily in an effort to increase dry capacity. However, in the past the fin material was limited to carbon steel tubes ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Focus On Microfiltration Part 1: Filter Longevity

    For consumers using disk, syringe, and capsule filters it is a common FAQ: How long will my filter last? Or, to put it another way: How much fluid can I expect to pass through my filter before it clogs? This seems to be a simple and reasonable question for a filter consumer: Would any of us purchase a product without an understanding ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • China: an exciting market with many facets

    The Chinese subsidiary of H2O, Kunshan water treatment equipment co., Ltd., was founded in 2015. The company entered the Chinese market with Uwe Hanschke as General Manager. Since then, Hanschke has been responsible for supporting existing customers and expanding the market. In the following interview, Uwe Hanschke talks about his experiences, his everyday life in China, and the biggest ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Laboratory investigation of hydraulic characteristics of fly ash as a fill material from the aspects of pollutant transport

    Depending on the usage of fly ash, it is necessary to determine its environmental parameters, such as the potential for pollutant transport/leaching after its built-in. This study presents a methodology for determination of transport parameters (filtration coefficient, effective porosity, longitudinal dispersivity, and the mean residence time) from experimental data collected from column ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A look ahead: how real-time data helps organizations maximize performance

    Real-time data can provide agencies with a deeper understanding of your organization’s performance and provide valuable insight into future training needs. How can your department benefit from greater “intelligence”? Real-time analytics change the way organizations see themselves and influence future performance. Utilizing real-time data for fire ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • The benefits of a Force-Balanced Sensor

    Your project needs the precision to monitor movement as fine as 1 µG or µradian, but there will also be a lot surrounding noise and vibration that you don’t want to interfere with your readings. If you’re working on something like this, a sensor with force-balanced technology is the answer and here is why. ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • qPCR detection versus microscopy observations for assessing presence–absence of Didymosphenia geminata in Quebec rivers (Canada)

    Microscopic versus qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) analyses were compared for the detection of Didymosphenia geminata in biofilms and water filtrates from seven Gaspésie rivers (Canada). For the qPCR approach, two DNA extraction kits (QIAamp DNA Micro Kit, Qiagen and PowerSoil DNA Isolation Kit, Mo Bio Laboratories) and two pairs of primers were considered. The pair of primers ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hg removal and the effects of coexisting metals in forward osmosis and membrane distillation

    In this study, we investigate the rejection of Hg, Cd, and Pb and the effect of coexisting metals on Hg removal through forward osmosis (FO) and membrane distillation (MD) in order to establish a more effective water treatment process. The results of our laboratory experiment indicate that more than 97% of the rejection for each metal is achieved through the FO system, and this rejection is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Particle separation from road runoff by a decentralised lamella system – laboratory tests and experiences in the field

    A new decentralised settling system based on the principle of lamella separation was developed for the treatment of road runoff. Two different laboratory test methods, the DIBt (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) procedure and our own approach, were applied in order to evaluate the efficiency of the system based on the separation of fine mineral particles and a mixture of mineral and organic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF

    The London Women’s Clinic in Cardiff (LWC Wales) is one of ten clinics within its group which collectively provide expert fertility treatment to families across England and Wales. When it comes to IVF and fertility treatment there is no ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘one size fits all’ solution and, as such, the medical teams produce a bespoke fertility programme for each and ...


    By Geotech

  • Laboratory efficacy and field effectiveness of hollow fiber membrane microfilters used for household water treatment in Honduras

    The Sawyer PointONE™ hollow fiber membrane filter is increasingly promoted for long-term household water treatment in developing countries. Limited data demonstrate PointONE™ microbiological laboratory efficacy and short-term diarrheal disease reduction among users, but household microbiological data is lacking. To compare laboratory and household PointONE™ filter microbiological performance, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) - Case Study

    TRA-63 (TRA-605 Warm Waste Line) Failure of Underground 4-Inch Radioactive Warm Waste Pipe and Leakage Discovered During Waste Piping Replacement Construction Project Quick Facts: Pipe Material: Duriron Pipe Pipe Diameter: 4 inches Hole Size: ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Treatment of urea manufacturing facility effluent by Hopea odorata and Khaya ivorensis

    Phytoremediation is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative for treatment of nitrogen-enriched wastewaters. In this study, Ta-khian (Hopea odorata) and Lagos mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), two tropical timber plants, were investigated for their performances in treatment of urea manufacturing factory effluent with high nitrogen (N) content. Plant seedlings ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Overview of Rotating Disc Electrode (RDE) Optical Emission Spectroscopy for In-Service Oil Analysis

    Introduction The basis of modern oil analysis is the use of optical emission spectroscopy (OES) to measure the ppm (parts per million) levels of wear metals, contaminants and additives in oil samples. Whatever else an oil lab may measure, a multi-elemental analysis is the core of in-service oil analysis. This paper gives an overview of Rotating Disc Electrode Elemental Spectroscopy and its ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Cavitation Reactors

    By combining the developments in acoustics, hydrodynamics and chemical kinetics, a new promising device is entering the market: the cavitation reactors, used for processing of suspensions, emulsions and for intensification of chemical processes in solutions. These devices are can be used either separately (in laboratory test-benches) or in industrial mixing processes. In today’s market, two ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Xylem facilities, pumps ready for DOE compliance

    Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements 3+ years early Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy, more than three years in advance of the 2020 compliance date. In addition, ...

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Case study - SP Fire Laboratory, Sweden

    Fire laboratory at SP Borås uses EnviBat’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology (WESP) since 2007. Extremely low emissions and high availability are key advantages. Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ...


    By Envibat AB

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