hand-held water sampling News

  • Hand-held FTIR analyzers — a new capability for at-site measurements of rock and minerals — use of FTIR for elucidating rock and mineral composition

    A2 Technologies' Exoscan hand-held FTIR (Figure 1) is increasingly being used by researchers involved in the geosciences for analysis of rocks, minerals, and soil for a broad variety of applications. The reason for this acceptance is that the Exoscan system, equipped with diffuse reflectance sampling interface, can be used equally effectively in the laboratory or field locales to provide ...


  • U.S. EPA, Santa Rosa, regional water board, Russian Riverkeeper sample Colgan Creek for World Water Monitoring Day

    SAN FRANCISCO – As part of World Water Monitoring Day on October 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the city of Santa Rosa, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Russian Riverkeeper, sampled five areas along Colgan Creek -- a creek with a history of serious pollution from urban runoff. Colgan Creek is a typical urban creek that flows about seven miles ...

  • BacTech Begins Tailing Sampling at Telamayu, Bolivia

    BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CNSX: BAC)(WKN: A1H4TY) announces that it has obtained approval from Corporacion Minera de Bolivia, the state-owned mining company for Bolivia ("COMIBOL") and has begun sampling tailings from the Telamayu mill site in Bolivia. At this stage there is no agreement in place between BacTech and COMIBOL but if the sampling results ...


  • Xylem Value of Water Index: China reveals strongly held belief that urgent action is required to address local water issues

    The Xylem Value of Water Index: China reveals that 96 percent of the urban Chinese public believe that the water challenges in China are serious. Top-of-mind issues of concern include pollution, industrial discharge, and overconsumption. Further, 99 percent of survey respondents believe that it is important for urgent action to be taken to address these challenges. The research also shows that ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA, Santa Rosa, regional water board, Russian Riverkeeper sample Colgan Creek for World Water Monitoring Day Monitoring data used to raise awareness and protect water quality of Colgan Creek

    (10/09/07) SAN FRANCISCO – As part of World Water Monitoring Day on October 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the city of Santa Rosa, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Russian Riverkeeper, sampled five areas along Colgan Creek -- a creek with a history of serious pollution from urban runoff. Colgan Creek is a typical urban creek that flows about ...

  • Detecting diseases in the palm of your hand

    Portable laboratories the size of your palm, capable of analysing food for diseases such as salmonella, no longer belong in the realms of science fiction. A team of European researchers are on the fast track to producing just such a lab. OptoLabCard, a project funded by the EU to the tune of over EUR 3 million, offers to not only protect the health and well-being of millions of Europeans but also ...

  • EPA to sample air in homes near MLC moraine, Ohio, facilities; meeting Feb. 17, 6.pm.

    In March, Motors Liquidation Co., under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supervision, will begin collecting indoor air samples from about 60 homes and buildings in Moraine, Ohio’s, Riverview Plat neighborhood. The neighborhood is southwest of the former GM manufacturing complex, now known as MLC Moraine. A meeting to discuss the investigation will be held 6 to 8 p.m, Feb. 17, at the ...

  • Water analysis simplified

    Hach Company has unveiled its DR 3900 spectrophotometer featuring Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which requires less training and increases confidence in the test results. The DR 3900 further simplifies water analysis by walking users through testing procedures to ensure consistently accurate results regardless of the user’s knowledge. Lance Reisman, president ...


  • Chevron used secret lab to hide dirty soil samples from ecuador court, say company documents

    In an ever more stunning expose of Chevron's fraud before the Ecuador court, a U.S. federal judge has ordered the disclosure of documents that demonstrate Chevron used a secret lab in the United States to hide the existence of dirty soil samples taken from the company's contaminated former well sites in the Amazon. The documents also show that Chevron's scientific experts in the Ecuador trial -- ...

  • Military canteen water quality

    Results of a study of canteen water quality within two military units (infantry and armoured corps of the Israel Defense Forces) have been published in the Journal of Water and Health. The authors concluded that, in order to diminish the illness risk among combat soldiers, sanitary field conditions must be improved. The records of the IDF medical corps reveal an average annual number of 45,000 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Creating solutions to a water crisis

    The first thing you see is shelf after shelf of plain glass bottles all containing different colored liquids. Some of the liquids are clear, and others whitish, yellowish, brownish, greenish, or almost black. The colors change daily, as does the consistency, and whatever is growing inside. All of the liquids are exactly the same thing - water. To be specific, they are examples of the 1 percent of ...

  • A better way to shed water

    MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants. Written by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office.You can read the original story in MIT News ...

  • EPA Grants to Help New York City Communities Address Local Environmental Challenges; Includes Air Sampling Around JFK Airport

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $84,000 to three New York City organizations working to address environmental contamination in their communities. The grants were awarded under the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. “EPA’s environmental ...

  • Cost-effective way to analyse water

    New technology from GE will make it easier for the pharmaceutical industry to monitor and analyse water samples. The GE CheckPoint Pharma On-Line/Portable Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Sensor is typically mounted and used online for continuous monitoring. Measuring the levels of TOC in the water is an important step for pharmaceutical companies to control processes that are critical to their ...


  • Online TOC Analysis for Pure Water

    Wherever pure water is produced or used, strict monitoring requirement has to be met. The preferred and partly prescribed by law method for the assessment of organic pollution in pure water ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Supercritical water oxidation of sewage sludge

    ABSTRACT Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) is an innovative and effective destruction method for organic wastewater and sludge. Several tests of the destruction of sewage sludge by SCWO have been done at two state of the art pilot plants. These units have capacities of 250 kg/h and 1100 kg/h, respectively. The test results show that the technology easily destroys the organic ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • 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 ...


  • Oil-in-Water applications, yes we can!

    Let us introduce the QuickTOC, a proven oil-in-water analyser. Factories, refineries and the like that use oils for production or that process oils need a reliable, continuous monitoring system to prevent any leakages into the waste water. This enables them to take prompt action, preventing the loss of valuable goods and breakthroughs, as well as protecting WWTPs' biomasses. There are many ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

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