consumer water nitrate test News

  • Nitrate Reductase

    A proposed new ASTM International test method will present a means to perform nitrate analysis of water without the use of hazardous chemicals. WK27289, Test Methods for Nitrite-Nitrate in Water by Nitrate Reductase, is being developed by Subcommittee D19.05 on Inorganic Constituents in Water, part of ASTM International Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater Worsens in California Farm Areas

    A new study claims that nitrate pollution in drinking water supplies near California’s Central Valley farming communities has worsened in recent decades and will continue to spread, reports the LA Times. UC Davis scientists analyzed groundwater data from the southern San Joaquin and Salinas valleys and concluded that even if all farming operations stopped immediately, nitrates would stay in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Funding for safe drinking water left unused

     The recent revelation that nearly half a billion dollars in federal funding for safe water has gone unspent by the State of California offers one more strong incentive for residents to install Final Barrier protection in their own homes, the Water Quality Association states. "While we rely on public agencies for initial treatment, the best way to ensure safe drinking water is by ...

  • Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies

    Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California's public water supply and groundwater. One of the surprises in the study of 11,000 public supply wells ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

    In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water. Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Blueprint to Safeguard Europe`s Water Resources – questions and answers

    What is the Blueprint? What is its goal? The Blueprint is a new EU strategy on the use of water resources. It sets the agenda for EU action for the years to come. The objective is to make water use sustainable in the EU. This means ensuring good quality water for human needs, economic activities and the environment. Water demand and supply need to be balanced, in line with the ...

  • The new eXact Micro 7+ Aquarium and Pond Kit

    A healthy environment for aquarium and pond fish is essential to good health. The health and longevity of fish is directly related to the quality of their water. Now more than ever, aquarists, retailers, breeders and wholesalers have become more aware of the importance of regular water quality testing. Announcing the new eXact Micro 7+ Aquarium and Pond Water Test Kit from ITS, the perfect ...

  • SEAL launches new range of digestion blocks

    SEAL Analytical will use WWEM 2016 to launch a new range of digestion blocks that it expects to “sell like hot cakes.” The new ‘SmartBlock II’ range and their sample vials are all manufactured by SEAL under the Thomas Cain brand. “This is important,” says SEAL President Stuart Smith. “By manufacturing the consumables we can guarantee their quality. The ...

  • The eXact Micro 7+ photometer wins award

    The eXact Micro 7+ photometer named Top 50 Products of 2009 by Pool & Spa News Magazine The readers of the leading consumer and business trade magazine, Pool & Spa News, selected the eXact® Micro 7+ photometer as one of “The Top 50 Products of 2009.” The annual reader’s choice award recognized the eXact Micro 7+ for its accurate and reliable on-site water ...

  • Silver nanoparticles in sewage sludge harmful to soil microorganisms

    Recent research has found that silver nanoparticles in sewage sludge, which is used on agricultural land as a fertiliser, can be toxic to soil microorganisms. The researchers calculated that a maximum of 30mg of silver nanoparticles per kilogram of sludge can be applied to land before harm occurs, based on typical application rates in Germany of five tons per hectare of farmland every three ...

  • Peterborough students celebrate British Science Week with a day at Flag Fen

    The Museums and Schools project is funded by DfE through an Arts Council England programme that has partnered 10 regional museums with national museums with the aim to develop high quality visits and learning opportunities for ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • WWEM 2012 to focus on the quality of monitoring - Process Conference (7th November)

    WWEM 2012, the 5th in a series of highly successful environmental monitoring events, will return to the Telford International Centre on 7th and 8th November 2012 to provide visitors with the latest information on regulations, standards, methods and technologies employed in laboratory, field and process monitoring applications. Organised in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the Water ...

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection

    The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years. The development of new UV technologies over this period is a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology. The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants treating in excess of one ...


    By Aquionics Inc

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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