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  • Salmonella treatment option is validated with automated arsenic analyzer

    TraceDetect’s automated arsenic analyzer, SafeGuard, quickly validated a salmonella treatment option that allowed City of Alamosa (CO) water operators to return the drinking water supply system to acceptable levels.The City of Alamosa faced a salmonella outbreak in the water supply earlier this year. The most viable option for quickly fixing the problem was to superchlorinate the water. Although ...


  • Arsenic in Rice Prompts FDA Investigation

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring rice and rice products for traces of inorganic arsenic, a chemical that can cause serious long-term health effects under certain circumstances. The agency has already analyzed about 200 rice and rice product samples and plans to analyze an additional 1,000 samples. Common rice products include cereals, rice beverages, and rice cakes, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Range of Portable Arsenic Test Kits

    The new DigiPAsS and VisuPAsS systems from Palintest Ltd offer accurate, laboratory-standard testing in a portable field kit format. Both options use the well-established Gutzeit method to detect Arsenic levels in drinking water, up to and well beyond the WHO recommended maximum of 10 mg/l. The method used first converts all Arsenic in a sample to ...

  • Arsenic removal by NF in Mekong delta of Vietnam

    Currently, Woongjin Chemical's R&D department is participating in a study with Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology in the removal of arsenic in the Mekong delta region of Vietnam. The project, which begain in April 2008 and will last until March 2010, is funded entirely by Woongjin Chemical worth around $60,000 US dollars. Nanofiltration was chosen because the rejection rate for ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • USGS Finds Elevated Levels of Arsenic, Radon, Methane in Some Private Wells in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

    Tests of 75 private drinking water wells in Lycoming County, in north-central Pennsylvania, found water from most of the sampled wells contained concentrations of radon that exceeded a proposed, nonbinding health standard for drinking water. Smaller percentages of the wells contained concentrations of arsenic or methane that exceed existing drinking water standards. The US Geological ...

  • 946 Portable VA Analyzer – Heavy metal analysis goes mobile

    Metrohm is pleased to introduce the 946 Portable VA Analyzer, a compact, portable, all-in-one solution for heavy metal analysis of surface waters. Measurements with the 946 Portable VA Analyzer are sensitive enough to detect trace level concentrations of total arsenic, mercury, and copper well below the guideline values of the world health organization. For lack of ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Olympus Introduces the Xpert for Consumer/RoHS, a Compact & Transportable XRF Analyzer for Regulatory Compliance Programs

    Olympus is pleased to announce the release of a compact and transportable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer optimized for Consumer Product and RoHS regulatory compliance programs. It has a well-lit, viewable sample chamber, touch button operation, integrated camera, and a selectable analysis spot size. Action levels for Consumer Products and/or RoHS regulations are preprogrammed for Pass/Fail ...


    By Olympus

  • Olympus Introduces the Xpert for Consumer/RoHS, a Compact & Transportable XRF Analyzer for Regulatory Compliance Programs

    Olympus is pleased to announce the release of a compact and transportable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer optimized for Consumer Product and RoHS regulatory compliance programs. It has a well-lit, viewable sample chamber, touch button operation, integrated camera, and a selectable analysis spot size. Action levels for Consumer Products and/or RoHS regulations are preprogrammed for Pass/Fail ...


  • EPA Statement on Colorado data from Gold King Mine Release

    To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, water quality samples were collected at numerous intervals beginning on Aug. 5, 2015. Samples were taken prior to the plume’s arrival to establish a baseline for water quality comparisons. Each surface water sample was analyzed for 24 metals, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Analysis now shows ...

  • Pollution on top of the world

    Nearly one-fifth of the earth’s surface is comprised of mountains that play a role in the storage and distribution of fresh water, with one-tenth of the world’s population relying on that mountain snowpack as their sole source of fresh water. Understanding the amount of pollutants in soil and snow is critical to maintaining the quality of alpine water sources, and is the subject of a ...

  • USGS Releases Results of Gem County Groundwater Quality Study

    The entire population of southwestern Idaho’s Gem County depends on aquifers for its drinking water. The water in those aquifers is of generally good quality according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today. The study was prompted by concerns that rapidly growing population and changes in land use, including potential ...

  • XRF Analysis - a method of screening products for lead content

    Concerned toy manufacturers can be reassured with Oxford Instruments’ complete solution for safe toys and consumer goods Almost daily, we wake to the news that another toy has been recalled from the market due to the presence of lead in the paint applied to the toy. The recalls are primarily being carried out by the major toy manufacturers, but it seems that the problem exists throughout the ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Ambient Pollution Monitoring Stations For Smelter Plants

    Environnement S.A is pleased to announce a new order from NALCO India (National Aluminium Company Ltd) for the supply of 3 complete AQMS stations including analyzers such as AF22M (for SO2 monitoring) / AC32M (for NO, NO2, NOx) / CO12M (for CO and CO2 monitoring)  / MP101M particulate monitors (for PM10 / PM2.5)  for air pollution monitoring of a Smelter Plant located in Angul ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • New Drinking Water Methods Approved

    EPA approved 17 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples: EPA Method 150.3, Determination of pH in Drinking Water Standard Methods 7500-Ra E and 7500-Ra E-07 for Radium 226 and 228 Standard Method 7110 D-17 for Gross Alpha and Gross Beta ASTM D2972-15B and C for Arsenic ASTM 3559-15D for Lead ASTM D3645-15B for ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • Lead and Other Toxins Found in Children’s Jewelry at Walmart and Other Retailers

    New research, conducted by the Michigan-based nonprofit Ecology Center, has discovered high levels of toxic substances in many pieces of children’s costume jewelry that are sold in Walmart and other retailers. The products contained unsafe levels of lead, as well as other dangerous metals such as arsenic, chromium and nickel.   Researchers at the Ecology Center tested 99 unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Toxic emissions, they’re in the water

    After decades of hammering on corporations to reduce their toxic air emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now focusing on another source of nasty pollution, corporate water emissions. Although the Clean Water Act has technically been in place for well over three decades, the EPA has been lax in enforcing regulations, often due to thinly-stretched resources.Coal-fired power ...


  • EPA releases final report on air toxics near life skills of Trumbull County and the academy of arts and sciences, recommends additional monitoring (OH)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that a report on the school air toxics monitoring data from Life Skills of Trumbull County and the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Warren, Ohio, has been posted on the Agency’s website. Results of the air quality samples collected over a three-month period showed that levels of manganese, arsenic, lead, benzene, benzo(a)pyrene ...

  • EPA releases final report on air toxics monitoring near Whitwell Elementary School

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the report on air toxics monitoring at four schools in the Tri-State area, including Whitwell Elementary in Ironton, Ohio, has been posted on the agency’s website. The other monitored schools include Charles Russell Elementary, Crabbe School and Hatcher School in Ashland, Kentucky. Based on the monitoring results, EPA found no ...

  • Lead in Toys & Consumer Products: Innov-X Systems Announces Release of Reference Materials for XRF Calibration

    Innov-X Systems is pleased to announce the development of reference materials specifically for the analysis of lead in toys and other consumer products. Critical for responsible toy and imports testing, these materials allow Innov-X to pre-calibrate their portable XRF units to offer immediate, quantitative results of ppm levels of lead in coatings. Previous to this development, it was not ...


    By Olympus

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