Soil Analyses News

  • IC-ICP/MS – collected standards and applications presented in white paper

    Online hyphenation of ion chromatography (IC) to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) is a powerful instrumental tool to handle some of the most challenging analytical tasks. A new Metrohm white paper presents collected applications covering a wide range of analytes as well as current ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Study tracks ´memory´ of soil moisture

    Original story at MIT News The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, that tiny amount plays a crucial role in ...

  • HDXRF approved for elemental analysis of soil and solid waste by new method – ASTM D8064-16

    Newly published ASTM D8064-16 standard test method has been approved for the quantification of heavy metal elements in soil and solid waste by monochromatic Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry using multiple monochromatic excitation beams – also known as High-Definition X-ray Fluorescence (HDXRF). With a growing global demand for soil remediation and treatment, this ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Bio Huma Netics Opens New Lab Facility

    Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN)—the maker of Huma Gro, Huma Gro Turf, and Probiotic Solutions products—held a dedication ceremony to open its new Alpha Synectics Laboratory facility during its 2016 World Conference on October 26. This major expansion of BHN’s laboratory capabilities enables BHN to move in-house in terms of product development & improvement, quality control & ...

  • Soil Gas Analyzer CH4 CO2 NH3 H2O

    LGR’s new CH4/CO2/H2O/NH3 Analyzer reports measurements of ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide, water vapor simultaneously in a package that is compact, crushproof and travels anywhere. Small enough to be carried on-board aircraft (TSA approved size) and requiring less than 70 W, the analyzer offers new opportunities to quickly, reliably and accurately measure trace gas emissions anywhere. As ...


    By ETG Risorse e Tecnologia

  • Using microwaves to clean polluted soil could lead to energy savings

    Researchers have experimented with microwave heating as a way of cleaning soils polluted with fuels, such as diesel and petrol. Soil type and moisture levels, as well as the strength of microwaves used, had a strong bearing on the overall effectiveness of the cleaning. The research shows that, at certain depths and in certain types of soil, microwaves can be a cost-effective way of cleaning ...

  • Gas sensors `see` through soil to analyze microbial interactions

    Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release ...


    By Rice University

  • Environmental analysis – online monitoring of chromate in wastewater

    Metrohm Process Analytics is pleased to present a solution for the online monitoring of chromate (hexavalent chromium) in industrial wastewater streams. This turn-key solution uses titration with subsequent photometric detection and is based on the ICON Analyzer, a dedicated online photometer ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • GREET Model Expanded to Better Address Biofuel Life-Cycle Analysis Research Questions

    The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. Argonne National Laboratory recently released a new version of GREET, funded in part by the U.S. Department of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Maxxam opens location on Montreal’s South Shore

    Maxxam Montreal has opened a new location on the South Shore in Longueuil, Quebec to help our customers save time by avoiding the Champlain Bridge to access our Montreal Lab. With our mobile laboratory parked in Longueuil, we are providing quick and convenient sample drop-off and testing services. Our new location accepts samples for our main laboratory from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday and we ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Detailed soil information for Africa now available

    Zoom in on an African village, and see whether the soil is clayey or sandy, or how much nutrients or organic carbon it contains. This is now possible since ISRIC and partners have launched detailed freely accessible soil property maps for Africa. The maps, that can be explored in Google Earth, contain predictions of more than 20 soil properties at six standard depths at 250 meter ...

  • Wilks expanding Video FAQs for InfraCal Analyzers

    While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a video can be invaluable for helping customers out with frequently asked questions. Wilks is expanding a series of 2-3 minute “how to” videos. Below is a sampling of some that have been completed. Did you know Wilks now has an ASTM compliant instrument for measuring percent biodiesel blend in diesel fuel? ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Dry soils exacerbated 2006 heatwave in Northern France

    Dry soils and a lack of cloud cover help explain a major heatwave in France, concludes new research. The study indicates that the two drivers were separate, unlinked events that came together at the same time to worsen the 2006 heatwave. Its findings could allow heatwaves to be predicted more accurately to protect public health. Understanding and predicting heatwaves is increasingly important for ...

  • Geovariances helped NUVIA process to try Kartotrak

    After several technical exchanges between NUVIA Process and Geovariances about the use of geostatistics for radiologically contaminated soil characterization, a guided evaluation was conducted to try Kartotrak on a real dataset. The first objective was to ensure that the resulting data was compatible with NUVIA Process georeferenced equipments before running Kartotrak workflow. Indeed, NUVIA ...


    By Geovariances

  • Get in the Palintest Know!

    Whether it’s a question that’s been nagging away at you for years or something more topical, the Know portal from Palintest has been developed to provide the answers. We have quite a history, a knowledge base accumulated over more than 50 years of developing water test kits to answer all those critical questions about water and environmental testing. Amongst our archive we ...

  • InfoMaster V4.5 Generation V4.5, with new and improved analysis and reporting applications.

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today (April 8,2014) introduced InfoMaster Generation V4.5, with new and improved analysis and reporting applications. Certified by NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP V6.0, the new version ...


    By Innovyze

  • National soil collection may unlock mysteries

    The government has been collecting dirt - lots of it. Clumps came from the Texas Panhandle, a shady grove in West Virginia, a picked-over corn field in Kansas and thousands of other places in the lower 48 states. A small army of researchers and university students lugging pick axes and shovels scattered across the country for three years to scoop samples into plastic bags from nearly 5,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Agilent Technologies and University of Arizona to Host Environmental Analysis Techniques Workshop

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will co-host a two-day workshop focused on environmental analysis techniques with the University of Arizona, March 18-19 in Tucson, Ariz. "We are pleased to collaborate with the University of Arizona and bring together some of the world's leading scientists in the field of environmental analysis," said Joe Weitzel, director of global field ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Soil Particle Size Distribution

    Particle size distribution, also known as gradation, refers to the proportions by dry mass of a soil distributed over specified particle-size ranges. Gradation is used to classify soils for engineering and agricultural purposes, since particle size influences how fast or slow water or other fluid moves through a soil. Two proposed new ASTM standards provide test methods for determining particle ...


    By ASTM International

  • Xylem to showcase its market solutions and analytics brands at Pittcon 2014

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues will showcase their portfolio of strong industry brands and comprehensive analytical solutions at Pittcon 2014. Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science and attracts more than 18,000 attendees from ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

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