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  • 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.

  • New methodology for poolside compliance testing

    A new method using a water proof meter with built in photo cell and reagent delivery device (test strips) was presented at the 5th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference in Colorado Springs October 17th. Ivars Jaunakais, President of Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), presented a new method for pool water testing last week during the annual World Aquatic Health Conference. The ...

  • The complete home water quality test kit

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc., innovators of test strip technology, unveils the redesigned Complete Home Water Quality Test Kit, the first water quality test kit that lives up to its name. The Complete Home Water Quality Test Kit ...

  • Rat Meat Sold as Lamb in China

    According to the New York Times, 63 people have been arrested in China after selling rat, fox, mink and other meat as lamb. The meat had been doused in gelatin, red pigment and nitrates and had not undergone inspection prior to sales. The arrests were part of the Chinese Ministry of Public Security’s nationwide operation that began in January to crackdown on food ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New eXact Micro 7+ Photometer

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), manufacturer of accurate colorimetric water test kits, introduces its latest handheld patented colorimeter: the eXact Micro 7+. Ideal for residential, commercial, and municipal water testing, the Micro 7+ reads 9 parameters directly: Alkalinity; Bromine; Calcium Hardness; Free Chlorine; Total Chlorine; Copper; Ozone; Permanganate; pH and Transmission. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bringing life back to dead zones

    Dead zones — those regions that can be found in the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and even the Gulf of Mexico — are a serious problem for U.S. waterways. These hypoxic zones, the result of excess nitrogen and phosphorus run off, can lead to algae blooms that can stifle aquatic life. Regulators are doing their part to reduce these dead zones by mandating the decrease of nutrient runoff ...

  • `To Your Health` - Distillery sludge used to treat radioactive sites

    It's not the usual association that comes to mind - drinking your favourite brew and nuclear wastes - but a new study shows how distillery sludge can help solve one of our most pressing environmental problems. According to a new study, contaminated sites can be treated with sludge from the treatment of distillery wastewater in bioreactors. The study demonstrates an efficient method for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Spectroquant new package size

    Optimize your cost per test Merck has introduced new pack sizes for Spectroquant® water analysis test kits. As the world’s leading provider of testing solutions for drinking and wastewater testing, we constantly strive to optimize our products for your testing needs – especially in terms of user-friendliness and usability. The latest example of these efforts involves pack ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • Spectrophotometers Spectroquant® Pharo – Benefit from new features in the latest software version

    Merck’s Spectroquant® Pharo 100 and 300 spectrophotometers combine the benefits of system photometers with the versatility of spectrophotometers and open up the possibilities for water and food analysis. The latest software version v 2.03 provides new methods for the Pharo instruments and can be easily downloaded from ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • Free Webinar: Optimizing Soil Health by Managing Nutrients

    With today's challenges, it's becoming increasingly important to practice land stewardship, protect water quality, and ensure food security.  Maintaining soil health is crucial for increased crop productivity, preventing nutrient runoff, and decreasing costs of crop inputs.  One of the first steps in managing soil health is knowing current nutrient levels ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • New technology makes segmented flow analyzer compact and easy-to-use

    Building on its reputation for innovation, SEAL Analytical has launched the 'AA1' – a fully automated analyser employing new technology based on segmented flow analysis for rapid, accurate, precise analysis of parameters such as Ammonia, Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorous and Chloride. Typical applications include water, wastewater, soil, plant, fertilizer, food ...

  • 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 could pose risk to aquatic ecosystems

    Silver nanoparticles are toxic to common bacteria at concentrations found in many aquatic environments across the globe, new research has found. Bacteria often form a key part of ecosystems and these impacts may be felt by the entire system, the researchers warn. Silver nanoparticles are between one and a hundred nanometres (nm) in size and are now used for their antimicrobial action in a wide ...

  • Sherwood makes the best chloride analyser even better

    Sherwood Scientific announces a significant update of the much admired Model 926 Chloride Analyser. Featuring a redesigned PCB, sealed face-plate and a new backlit LCD display, this latest version retains the excellent accuracy and reliability which have made Sherwood’s Model 926 the instrument of choice in ...


    By Sherwood Scientific Ltd

  • Ocean research drives growth for SEAL Analytical

    Business is booming in the UK for SEAL Analytical, the manufacturer of the AA3HR and QuAAtro automated segmented flow laboratory analyzers. Explaining the recent upturn in business, EMEA Sales Manager Haydon Warner says: “Automated testing of large numbers of samples at very low levels of analysis has been the main driver. Our team of application chemists and engineers are constantly ...

  • Estuary research project highlights advantages of continuous monitoring

    Researchers from the south coast of England have established a small network of monitoring instruments in Christchurch Harbour and associated rivers to study the effects of weather events on water quality, and to better understand the magnitude and spatial/temporal variation of macronutrient fluxes - nitrogen (N), carbon (C) and phosphorus (P). The project, which is financed by a Natural ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Water quality is top priority at Brighton aquarium

    The SEA LIFE Centre next to the pier in Brighton is the world’s oldest operating aquarium. Originally designed by Eugenius Birch in 1872, the popular attraction has recently benefited from substantial renovation and now offers a range of new attractions including a Jellyfish Discovery & a Behind the Scenes tour. With hundreds of highly valuable marine creatures to protect, water quality ...


  • On-site water treatment service from Tangent Environmental Technologies cuts costs

    After more than two decades in the global oil patch, Stuart Snydmiller thinks the future for his start-up firm is in water, not petroleum. Or at least waste water.Tangent Environmental Technologies, owned with brother Jason and others, has taken existing technologies and put them together into a package that offers huge savings for drilling firms and any industrial operation that needs to ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Female fish swap sex in polluted, low-oxygen water

    Hypoxia – low levels of dissolved oxygen – can cause genetically female fish to develop into males, new research has found. Hypoxia in aquatic environments is often the result of eutrophication, which is caused by pollution from human activities. The findings suggest that hypoxia could cause fish populations to collapse, with consequences for entire ecosystems. There are more ...

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