Environmental Lab Equipment Articles

  • AQMesh shown to achieve highest correlation coefficients in new ACS paper

    A new paper published by the American Chemical Society (ACS Sensors) reviews the use of amperometric electrochemical gas sensors for monitoring inorganic gases that affect urban air quality. Written by John Saffell and Ronan Baron of Alphasense, the paper gives a full explanation of how the sensors work, how they have developed and a review of ...


    By AQMesh

  • How to identify issues in water quality

    Water quality can mean different things to different people and therefore depends on what standard of quality one is looking for, for example, water may be fine for fish to live in but lack the quality required for human consumption. To measure the quality of water accurately, tests are carried out to identify several key indicators. These characteristics are then compared ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Oil and grease in waste water

    Determination of oil and grease in waste water according to Standard Methods AWWA 5520 This Application Note describes the extraction and determination of oil and grease from waste water samples following Standard Methods 5520 part D (Soxhlet Extraction Method). “Oil and grease” is defined as any material recovered as a substance soluble in the solvent. Therefore, compounds ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Automated Titration Analysis Enhances Productivity - White Paper

    Multi-Parameter Analysis and Enhanced Productivity by the Consolidation of Inorganic Wet Chemistry Methods Summary Multi-tasking and time allocations are key components to running an efficient laboratory and decreasing the cost per analysis for pH, conductivity, alkalinity, chloride, fluoride and ammonia.  The cost of analysis has risen over the years while ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Beyond Laboratory Research on White Rust and Passivation

    EVAPCO initiated an in-depth study to investigate the formation and control of white rust. This study, which began over three years ago, led to the development of industry-leading research equipment specifically designed to evaluate white rust formation on evaporative heat transfer surfaces. A small-scale closed circuit cooler was designed and built to replicate the dynamic conditions ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Waters 2017 Food Testing Application Notes Booklet

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in the global food supply

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and environmental regulations, ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • 2017 NEMC LIMS Session Presentations

    The presentations in the LIMS Session at NEMC this year may be downloaded off the following link under LIMS in the Modern Laboratory. More about Khemia Software Khemia Software is a premier provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the environmental, water/wastewater, food & ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • Use of non-linear mixed-effects modelling and regression analysis to predict the number of somatic coliphages by plaque enumeration after 3 hours of incubation

    The present study aimed to establish the kinetics of the appearance of coliphage plaques using the double agar layer titration technique to evaluate the feasibility of using traditional coliphage plaque forming unit (PFU) enumeration as a rapid quantification method. Repeated measurements of the appearance of plaques of coliphages titrated according to ISO 10705-2 at different times were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of reagents used during detection and quantification of Ascaris suum in environmental samples on egg viability

    Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are a major health concern globally. Infection is mostly through contact with contaminated water, food or soil. Therefore to break the cycle of viable transmission STH eggs must be quantitatively detected in the environment. The effect of different reagents on the viability of Ascaris suum eggs during laboratory detection and quantification was assessed and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Testing modified atmosphere packaging of gluten free bakery products - Case Study

    Gluten free bakery packaging tested using Systech Illinois gas analysis equipment Ultrapharm’s quality control laboratory use the Gaspace Advance, oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace analyser to monitor their modified atmosphere packs at regular intervals. Ultrapharm Ltd started their gluten free bakery business in 1993, manufacturing a small product line to coeliac’s in the UK. ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • 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.

  • Removal of phosphorus using suspended reactive filters (SRFs) – efficiency and potential applications

    The removal of phosphorus (P) from agricultural runoff is essential to reduce the threat of eutrophication in bodies of water. In this study, an alternative method of applying P reactive materials (RMs) in the form of suspended reactive filters (SRFs) is presented. The SRF method enables P which has already entered a body of water to be caught. In this study, an autoclaved aerated concrete ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Matrix interference reduction for the analysis of carbohydrate in wastewater using H-point standard addition method

    Soluble microbial products, consisting of protein, carbohydrate and humics, are generally considered as the main membrane foulants during the performance of membrane bioreactors. Nitrate and nitrite have been proved to affect the determination of carbohydrate when anthrone-sulfuric acid photometric method is used. In this study, three chemical analytical methods based on photometric assay, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

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