Soil Analyses News

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • China Soil Gravel Mining Industry Analysis and 2018 Forecasts

    China soil gravel mining industry, 2014 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the soil gravel mining industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, ...


  • Renovating Old Buildings Could Expose People to Histoplasma capsulatum

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) about a histoplasmosis outbreak associated with the renovation of an old building.  The article describes workers from a demolition company in Quebec who developed respiratory symptoms after exposure to dust containing bat or bird ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Maxxam makes its mark at RemTech 2013

    The 12th annual Remediation Technologies Symposium (RemTech) took place in Banff, Alberta earlier this month and Maxxam’s presence made a mark, thanks in part to a high-calibre scientific presentation and the official roll-out of our Emergency Response Service. In addition, Maxxam sponsored the Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta (EAFA) fundraising reception and hosted an elegant ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • SEAL Analytical Acquisition of Thomas Cain

    SEAL Analytical, the leading global supplier of automated colorimetric analyser instrumentation has announced the acquisition of Thomas Cain, a manufacturer of automated chemical addition, sample preparation and digestion systems for the analysis of mercury and metals in environmental laboratories. Thomas Cain designs, manufactures and distributes the DEENA range of graphite block digestion ...

  • Dangerous Dioxins Found in Widely Used Herbicide 2,4-D

    2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, referred to as 2,4-D, is a common chlorophenoxy herbicide that is frequently used around the world as a plant growth regulator. In a recent investigation of 2,4-D in Australia, elevated levels of dangerous dioxins were detected in a generic version of 2,4-D. Dioxins are a group of chemically-related compounds that are found throughout the environment ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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