Laboratory Instruments Articles

  • Types of UV Light for Different Applications

    Types of UV Light for Different Applications Ultraviolet (UV) radiation was discovered in 1801 when the German physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter observed that invisible rays just beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum darkened silver chloride-soaked paper more quickly than violet light itself. He called them "oxidizing rays" to emphasize chemical reactivity and to ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Production Line Efficiency with Specialty Products

    Everyone should aim to have higher product line efficiency regardless of their trade. Competing with automation and ensuring you make the most per hour is vital for the stability and growth of business. It’s reasoning like this that specialty products are made the help speed up production. YBDCO has the ideal products that can help you with faster production, ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems

    Ultraviolet (UV) light can be applied to support numerous applications in a broad range of industries. In commercial paint spray booths and label manufacturing plants, UV lamps are used to streamline paint jobs and the printing of logos. Outside of such practices, the light source may also be utilized to eradicate harmful, disease-causing bacteria. Systems that rely on the light’s ability ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Kollidon® 30 as a suitable encapsulant for nano spray drying processes in water and organic solvent

    In order to improve the dissolution property of poorly water-soluble drugs, solid dispersion methods have been used and described in the recent years such as fusion, solvent evaporation or spray drying. Kollidon® 30 is a polyvinylpyrrolidone polymer soluble in water and many organic solvents. It is used as excipient in the pharmaceutical industry for the microencapsulation of drugs. It is ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Glass and UV-Passing Acrylic Lens in UV Light Applications

    Glass and UV-passing acrylic lenses play an important role in ultraviolet (UV) lighting. Both are applied to control the transmission of specific wavelengths from the fixture to the target area. When used for windows, the panels offer protection from harmful UV bands. Below highlights the advantages of the materials and their applications in UV light mitigation. Glass and UV ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • 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

  • Ultra-Pure Proof with Mass Detection

    Before joining the newly formed Reach Separations in February 2012, I spent five years at AstraZeneca in analysis and purification (latterly as group lead in reversed phase and chiral purification). This experience gives me a good perspective of both the needs of “big pharma” and, more recently, the needs of a specialist separation solution provider. My ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – An Emerging Challenge

    Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of chemicals that were used for decades in numerous industrial applications (e.g., fire-fighting and metal plating foams, aviation hydraulic fluid) and consumer goods (e.g., stain repellent for clothes, furniture and carpets, and non-stick coatings). Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), both ...


    By SIREM

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Odour Control at Pesticide Facilities: Eliminating volatile compounds

    Chemical formulation plants are susceptible to emissions of unpleasant and malodorous volatile compounds, a fact which makes the implementation of efficient odour control measures essential. North-western Spain is home to one of the country's oldest industrial sites for the manufacture of phytosanitary products, with some facilities located relatively close to populated areas. Recently, the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Antifreeze Windshield Washing Liquid

    In cold season nonfreezing liquid for windshield washer along with gasoline are virtually the only consumable materials for a car. It seems impossible to not use this product, because it allows the driver to maintain visibility of the traffic situation and helps reduce the number of car accidents. Antifreeze is used in all cars regardless of their brand and ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Antifreeze Liquid Production: Start Your Own Business

    In some areas the cold period can last for up to eight months. Sub-zero temperatures are recorded even in October. This fact makes a small antifreeze production business quite promising. Why do we need non-freezing liquids? One important area of antifreeze liquid us is cleaning of car windscreens (windscreen cleaners). Another is cooling of the ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Choosing Antifreeze: Helpful Tips

    When the first autumn cold comes, many drivers face the problem of frozen water in their washer tanks. It is not a disaster, but this situation can be nasty enough, especially if one is in a hurry. Some drivers are luckier: by virtue of their vehicle design, the fluid can thaw relatively quickly, others are not that lucky, though. The second case is typical for vehicles with washer tanks located ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Measuring Oil Chemistry: Nitration, Oxidation, and Sulfation

    An in-service lubricant encounters air, heat, pressure, corrosive agents, and other factors that cause chemical changes in the oil. A change in oil chemistry can affect the ability of the lubricant to do its job (for example if crucial additives have been depleted). Over time, these chemical reactions can result in build-up of ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Influence of hydraulic retention time on the psychrophilic hydrolysis/acidogenesis of proteins

    The influence of the hydraulic retention time (HRT) on the anaerobic hydrolysis of complex substrates has been studied under psychrophilic conditions. For this purpose, a continuous stirred tank reactor was operated at 15 °C and neutral pH and gelatin was considered as a model protein. Three HRTs have been tested: 12, 21 and 36 h. Gelatin hydrolysis was greatly dependent on HRT, increasing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solution Driven Organics Recycler

    Ag Choice hauls, depackages and produces animal feed and compost. Founders Jay and Jill Fischer embrace new opportunities, and then figure out how to maximize efficiencies and profitability. BioCycle first visited Ag Choice in 2007, two years after Jay and Jill Fischer started their organics collection and composting enterprise in Andover, New Jersey. At the time, composting was an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Anaerobic digestion of sludge differing in inorganic solids content: performance comparison and the effect of inorganic suspended solids content on degradation

    High inorganic suspended solids (ISS) content of sludge in many areas (especially with combined sewage systems) results in low VS/TS (volatile solids, VS; total solids, TS) levels and raises concerns about its effect on anaerobic digestion. The performances of sludge anaerobic digestion with different feeding VS/TS levels as well as the effect of ISS content on the anaerobic degradation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microflow LC offers better sensitivity due to reduced matrix effects!

    What is matrix effect? In my last post, What is Microflow,  I talked about two main parameters,  better sampling efficiency and reduced matrix effect, for microflow LC/MS offering higher sensitivity than its conventional counterpart. Let’s take a close look at the matrix effect. It is a result of ...


    By Waters Corporation

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