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  • Check for lead in drinking water pipes and fittings using Oxford Instruments’ X-MET8000 XRF analysers

    Where lead contamination of drinking water is suspected, the Oxford Instruments X-MET8000 series of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers can be used to quickly check which components are causing the contamination. Prevention of leaching of lead into drinking water Lead can enter drinking water if the components in water installations (e.g. lead pipes, leaded-brass fixtures, ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Screening for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water

    Harmful bacteria in water are of concern, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics. A new Portuguese study reports on levels of a group of bacteria, staphylococci, in three different types of water in the treatment cycle and analyses their resistance to antibiotics. 'Coagulase-negative staphylococci' (CNS) are common and usually harmless. However, some CNS can cause skin infections when ...

  • Laboratory analyses of contaminated groundwater

    The Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna located in New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for the establishment of an Indefinite-Delivery Requirements contract to provide the necessary labor and materials to perform laboratory analyses on samples of contaminated/non-contaminated groundwater, drinking water, hazardous wastes, PCBs, bulk samples and air monitoring cassettes for asbestos. Due to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • USGS finds pesticides in Oregon drinking water

    A 2000-2005 US Geological Survey (USGS) study found a variety of pesticides in water samples from the lower Clackamas River mainstem and tributaries, along with trace-level detections of pesticides in treated drinking-water samples collected from a drinking-water treatment plant that uses the river as a raw-water source, according to a recently released USGS report. All of the detections in ...


  • Fertilisers linked to contaminated drinking water in Evros, Greece

    In a new study, samples of drinking water from the north-east of Greece have been found to exceed European limits for nitrates, sulphates and phosphates - chemicals that are linked to health problems such as reproductive disorders and cancer. The research has produced a map of the Evros area showing the location of 64 water sampling sites and found that pollution levels are highest in areas with ...

  • Irish EPA issues report on drinking water quality

    On January 24th the EPA released Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland: A Report for the Years 2006 – 2007. The report was based on the results of over 220,000 individual analyses of drinking water samples. This was the first report since the EPA was given new powers under the EC Drinking Water Regulations. These provide a greater level of consumer protection by requiring public ...

  • EPCOR Water USA receives prestigious award for safe drinking water

    EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR), has received the “Director’s Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water for the company’s Anthem Water Treatment Facility in Anthem, Arizona. “Each ...

  • Quality of harvested rainwater unsufficient for drinking

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...


  • White light turbidity meter provides rapid analysis of drinking water quality

    Camlab, one of the UK's leading scientific equipment suppliers, has launched a new, easy-to-operate turbidity meter that uses a white light source and a 90 degree infrared detection technique to meet the specifications for EPA turbidity measurement (EPA Standard 180.1) which is a standard procedure for analysing the quality of UK drinking water. The portable Camlab Water TB200 white light ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate

    Palestinian and German scientists have recommended to the authorities in the Gaza Strip that they take immediate measures to combat excessive nitrate levels in the drinking water. 90 per cent of their water samples were found to contain nitrate concentrations that were between two and eight times higher than the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), say the researchers from ...

  • Continuous toxicity monitoring in drinking water and groundwater is highly is recommended

    The monitoring of water for unknown pollutants is of great importance, especially when surface water, drinking water or groundwater are used. Since a variety of substances are harmful for human being reliable online monitoring is recommended. LAR's online toxicity ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • EPA to work with drinking water systems to monitor unregulated contaminants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring program, which collects data for contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water, but that do not have health-based standards set under the Safe ...

  • Modern Water’s Range of Trace Metal Monitors Invaluable to Municipalities around the World in Protecting Drinking Water

    The need for municipalities around the world to protect communities against harmful trace metal contaminants in their drinking water supplies has never been greater, especially following the recent tragic drinking water events in North America, Asia and Europe. Modern Water, a leader in water quality monitoring, believes it has the answer to protecting global drinking water supplies and has spent ...

  • EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health

    As a first step following the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water, new rules adopted by the Commission today provide flexibility to Member States as to how drinking water quality is monitored in around 100 000 water supply zones in Europe. This will allow for more focused, risk-based monitoring, while ensuring full protection of public health. ...

  • EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health

    As a first step following the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water, new rules adopted by the Commission today provide flexibility to Member States as to how drinking water quality is monitored in around 100 000 water supply zones in Europe. This will allow for more focused, risk-based monitoring, while ensuring full protection of public health. ...


    By European Commission

  • Cogent to launch new online trace metals analyser at WWEM

    Instrumentation specialist Cogent Environmental has chosen the WWEM 2010 event to launch a new advanced trace metals analyser that has been designed to provide highly accurate continuous monitoring in a low cost package that is ideal for both industrial and remote locations. The new OVA7000 reduces monitoring costs and offers high levels of flexibility because it can be configured to meet ...

  • New TOC-TN Analysers Offer Wider Measurement Ranges

    A new range of TOC-TN analysers, the IL 500 series, from HACH LANGE extends both the measurement range and performance levels available from this section of the laboratory. In launching the new range, HACH LANGE’s EU Lab Automation Sales Manager, Ralf Grebe says “These analysers have been developed with five main objectives. Firstly, superb accuracy - error ...


  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission selects Bentley’s WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS to better support master planning and operational analyses while increasing efficiency

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), one of the largest water and wastewater utilities in the United States, has selected Bentley’s WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS software. WaterGEMS enhances water distribution ...


    By Bentley Systems Incorporated

  • Space technology for water treatment

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recognised the success of ASA Analytics for commercialising technology originally developed for the space program. The automated spectrometry technology, developed in 1991, evolved into a line of automatic process analysers with water quality and treatment applications. ASA Analytics is featured in the 2010 edition of Spinoff, an annual ...


  • Gaining trust in water projects

    Despite the fact that Australia is experiencing a water crisis, public opposition to alternative solutions such as recycling of grey or storm water remains high. A Water Research article analyses how public opposition in Toowoomba managed to defeat a proposal in an area where dam levels were only at 20% capacity. ocated approximately 100km west of Brisbane, Toowoomba is home to approximately ...

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