Environmental Test Kits Articles

  • Development and Application of Oxygen Demand Testing using Industrial Effluent - Case Study

    Abstract The purpose of this study is to develop capacity and protocols for oxygen demand testing that can be used for instruction and research within the BioScience Technology program. For application purposes we chose the PeCOD® Analyzer which offers a unique nanotechnology-based approach to Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) analysis. Background ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of portable silver test methods for ceramic filter factories

    Locally manufactured ceramic water filters are one effective household drinking water treatment technology. During manufacturing, silver nanoparticles or silver nitrate are applied to prevent microbiological growth within the filter and increase bacterial removal efficacy. Currently, there is no recommendation for manufacturers to test silver concentrations of application solutions or filtered ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • pH measurement: Six technical tips

    The pH value is one of the most important and therefore also one of the most frequently measured quantities in analytical chemistry. Sometimes, a simple pH test strip is sufficient for making a rapid check; precise pH meters are, however, required whenever accurate measuring results are needed. Such a pH meter is available in nearly every laboratory and is generally ready for use at a moment's ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Things You Should Know about Your Reusable Water Bottle

    Reusable water bottles are everywhere; on office desks, in gym bags, and in kids’ backpacks. And while it’s inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and incredibly convenient to stop by any tap or fountain for a quick refill, there are a few things to remember about these reusable bottles. Actually, there are a few things to remember about microorganisms: many of them love warmth, ...

  • A sensitive presence/absence test kit for detection of coliforms in drinking water

    Coliforms are the most widely accepted bacterial indicator of fecal pollution in water. Several commercially available portable kits make it possible to carry out on-site water quality testing, but are usually costly and often require technical expertise to operate. In developing countries like India, presence/absence test kits like the H2S test kits are commonly used for routine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arsenic concentration in drinking water of Bihar: health issues and socio-economic problems

    More than 10 million people residing in 13 districts of the state of Bihar are facing the acute problem of arsenic contamination in drinking water. The objective of this paper is to quantify arsenic in drinking water, and to understand the associated health problems, health costs and socio-economic issues in the region. In the study, a field test kit was used to test the arsenic concentration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • When Consumables Kits are Greater Than the Sum of their Parts

    ProteinWorks and GlycoWorks kits address more than sample prep challenges One of the most challenging parts of an LC-MS workflow happens before analytical chemists even turn to their instrument: Sample preparation. Get it right, and the analytical run performs as expected. Get it wrong, and the assay has any number of problems, from poor sensitivity to poor reproducibility. The ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Can I expand my Checkit Test kit to measure other parameters?

    Q: I already have a Checkit Test kit and now I want to expand it to measure another parameter – what’s the best way to do this? A: The Lovibond Checkit Test kits can easily be expanded to cover new parameters with a Testpak Testpak add-on packs let you test a new parameter without purchasing a whole new kit – ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • DelAgua Kit Case Study - Comet-ME Testing in South Mount Hebron Region

    Comet-ME is an Israeli-Palestinian NGO providing sustainable off-grid energy and water services to rural Palestinian communities in the South Mount Hebron region of the occupied Palestinian territories. The local Palestinian communities are not connected to the water grid and people ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • The Importance of Water Testing After Natural Disasters

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, particularly earthquakes, infrastructure could be damaged and a safe source of drinking water is often not available. This may be due to damaged pipes or water supplies becoming contaminated. Our colleagues at Oxfamstate; “In the initial phases of an emergency it should be assumed that all water sources are contaminated ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • The Water Conditions in Ethiopia, Part Two

    While in Ethiopia in August to learn more about what they do about drinking water, I visited the Debre Damo Monastery. About 1,600 years old, it is situated on a flat-topped outcropping of solid rock. The only way in or out is by climbing a sheer cliff using a 15 meter rope made from woven rawhide. The top supports a community of about 150 monks. Certainly the most extreme location I found people ...


  • DelAgua Kit Case Study, Daisy Adams in The Gambia

         DELAGUA KIT CASE STUDY, DAISY ADAMS IN THE GAMBIA Daisy Adams undertook a study with Water for Africa in ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Q&A with Dr Ashi Tudugalle

    Ashanthie Tudugalle (Ashi) is the newest member of the DelAgua team and is the company’s Technical Services Executive. Ashi recently completed a PhD at the University of Surrey in Microbiology & Immunology where she spent the last 6 years conducting research into microbial diseases. Ashi has vast experience ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • OEM Wear Strip solution - Case Study

    The Client Challenge Wear strips were needed for a sliding filter belt. In this particular application, a vacuum is applied from the underside of the assembly, through the filter belt and also through the slide wear strip, pulling the filtered material through the filter belt as it conveys down the wear strips. Multiple wear strips are joined to each other, end on end, to reach lengths of ...


    By Diversified Plastics, Inc.

  • Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of free chlorine residual testing methods

    Chlorine is the most widely used disinfectant worldwide, partially because residual protection is maintained after treatment. This residual is measured using colorimetric test kits varying in accuracy, precision, training required, and cost. Seven commercially available colorimeters, color wheel and test tube comparator kits, pool test kits, and test strips were evaluated for use in low-resource ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Prominent Packaged Foods Company’s Wastewater Quat Problem Resolved By ChemTreat’s QuatKill Test Kit & QK1000 Solution case study

    Problem A leading food processing company had a problem. Their need to meet safety and cleanliness levels meant an increase in the use of biocides to satisfy these more restrictive standards. However, their ability to effectively eliminate bacteria came with a reduction in needed bacterial action in their effluent wastewater system. Non-neutralized quats in the wastewater at the ...


    By ChemTreat, Inc.

  • Three Reasons Why It’s Time to Invest in Your Own Air Purity Test Kit

    The costs of hiring someone to test your breathing air lines on site can quickly add up, have you ever considered doing your own tests? The use of breathing masks and compressed breathing air is a vital component of maintaining safety standards on site. The air produced protects workers in spray booths, car body shops and other applications where isocyanate paint mixtures are ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Is Radon & Radiation from Granite Countertops a Concern?

    Over the past several years there have been numerous media reports about possible health concerns regarding granite countertops emitting radiation and radon gas into people’s homes and businesses.  Granite’s durability and decorative appearance have made it a popular building material in many homes and buildings. Almost any type of rock could contain naturally occurring ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Aqua magazine features quotes from ITS Vice President

    Testing water seems like it should be quick and easy. You just dip a strip anywhere in the pool water and read, right? Wrong. If you’re giving your customers the best service you can, you know it’s not that simple. In fact, there are a number of critical factors to keep in mind as you test pool water, so with the help of a few industry experts, AQUA has compiled a list of 10 water ...

  • Arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe ...

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