Laboratory Instruments Articles

  • 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

  • Prepare Your Sprayer for Storage Now to Avoid Costly Problems in Spring

    Growers — extra care for your sprayer now can save time and money later. So says Erdal Ozkan, an engineer and spray technology expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Ozkan, who is an agricultural engineering professor who also has appointments with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 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

  • Fast analysis of semi-volatile organic compounds using PTV-GC–TOF MS

    The evaluation of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in environmental matrices poses many challenges for the analyst, not least the vast number that may be encountered in any given analysis. In addition, analyte reactivity and the potential for multiple analytes to co-elute makes achieving the required method detection limits (LODs or MDLs) quickly and cost-effectively a formidable task ...


    By SepSolve Analytical

  • Prokaryote community dynamics in anaerobic co-digestion of swine manure, rice straw and industrial clay residuals

    The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of the addition of rice straw and clay residuals on the prokaryote methane-producing community structure in a semi-continuously stirred tank reactor fed with swine manure. Molecular techniques, including terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism and a comparative nucleotide sequence analyses of the prokaryotic 16S rRNA genes, were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How LEDs Will Change Water Purification

    Ultraviolet (UV) light has been naturally purifying water for centuries. With clear skies, our sun can inactivate water-based pathogens in six hours minimum. Cloudy skies or unclear water causes imperfect conditions. These conditions allow for bacteria to grow and make natural water sources unsafe to use. Fortunately, we have developed several types of water disinfection, ranging from chemicals ...


    By AquiSense Technologies

  • Tandem Quad Mass Spectrometry: The Foundation of Product Safety, Efficacy, and Decision-making

    There is a rightfully high expectation from consumers that the amounts of compounds and ingredients that producers report in their goods are accurate down to trace levels. Whether personally or professionally, we all rely on this analytical information coming from laboratories that enables critical decisions to be made. Analytical chemists have been performing quantitative studies for ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Satellite analysis to identify changes and drivers of CyanoHABs dynamics in Lake Taihu

    A long-term satellite-based analysis was performed to assess the impact of environmental factors on cyanobacterial harmful blooms (CyanoHABs) dynamics in a typical shallow lake, Lake Taihu. A sub-pixel approach (algae pixel-growing algorithm) was used with 13 years of MOderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data to evaluate changes in bloom extension, initiation date, duration, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand ...


    By Ensia

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand challenges. The white block, rock solid and surprisingly lightweight, was a new alternative to cement, the glue that holds ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Matrix LIMS configured and implemented within 3 months case study

    Laboratory staff at Glatfelter have established an extremely close, ongoing working relationship with Autoscribe. This has allowed the design and implementation in just 3 months of a configured Matrix Gemini LIMS for the company's corporate analytical services group. Organisation Established since 1864, global paper supplier Glatfelter has expanded its product range from high-quality ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • MATRIX provides paperless LIMS at Castrol case study

    Background Castrol, part of BP, is a global leader in the development and manufacture of oils and lubricants used in automobiles, motor cycles, trucks, lorries, buses and agricultural machinery, the marine industry, industrial equipment and more. The Lubricant Technology Centre at Pangbourne, Berks, UK features laboratories capable of investigating all aspects of the technical life cycle, ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • 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

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