Analysis of soils and bottom sediments for mercury content is one of the most common analyses in the monitoring of environmental pollution. Background mercury concentrations in these objects are 10–100 μg/kg and in the polluted areas they exceed 10,000 μg/kg.
Over the past few decades, soil monitoring has become increasingly important. Environmental factors such as climate change, dwindling water resources, and threatened habitats are driving the need to monitor the environment and implement better policies to protect it. Many natural processes in the environment are driven by or in some ways related to soil hydrological processes. Monitoring soil moisture conditions provides important information for the protection of, and in the understanding of local and regional...
The measurement of oxygen and water vapor permeation is often critical in medical and pharmaceutical applications; to prevent contamination, to extend the shelf life and potency of drugs and to ensure powders do not clog. Systech`s permeation analyzers and corresponding software conform to 21CFR Part 11.
Sitelab's UVF-3100D is used by an environmental consultant to test contaminated soils at a former gasoline station. The UVF produces very accurate results, matching well to GRO and VPH test methods performed by certified laboratories.
Manufacturers of bandages and permeable membranes must comply with tests to determine the extent of permeability of the finished product. Quality can be improved and wastage reduced if the moisture can be measured quickly and reliably.
Dissolved Species Analysis
Dissolved species analysis employing Hiden's high sensitivity membrane sampling technology for analysis of respiratory gases, hydrocarbons and sulphides is applied to a wide range of application areas including:
Ecolological studies in sea water
Bio fuel production from algae
Pollution monitoring in river, estuary and reservoir waters
Soil core analyses