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  • Latest Advancement for On-Site Analysis of Heavy Metals

    The PDV6000plus is the latest generation of portable instruments which provide excellent accuracy and convenience when performing on-site heavy metal analysis in water or soil. Building upon the reputation of the PDV6000, which is globally accepted as the benchmark system, the PDV6000plus boasts a range of software and hardware improvements. It further improves data quality by lowering ...

  • 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

  • Protozoa detect water toxins

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) biologist Scott Gallager has grand plans for his revolutionary Swimming Behavioural Spectrophotometer (SBS), which employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources. The SBS has been selected as a 2010 ‘Better World\' technology by the Association of University Technology Managers. This success story was actually a concept which the US ...


  • Oxford Instruments launches a new hand-held XRF analyzer for measuring heavy metals in soil

    Oxford Instruments announces the launch of a new, robust X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyser –the X MET5000, for accurate and reliable identification of pollutants in soil. The X-MET5000 represents the 4th generation of Oxford Instruments’ hand-held analyzers. Engineered for high performance and reliability, this brand new analyzer combines Oxford Instruments’ patented PentaFET® detector ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Newly published ASTM F963-16 allows use of HDXRF testing of heavy metals in toys

    The ASTM F15.22 Toy Safety Committee has just published revisions to its U.S. Toy Safety Standard, F963-16, covering the safety of all toys sold in the United States. Integral among the new changes is a provision allowing for the use of High-Definition X-Ray Fluorescence, or HDXRF, to measure the presence of toxic heavy metals in toys. Compared to traditional wet chemistry testing, HDXRF is much ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Study Shows Laundered Shop Towels May Expose Millions of U.S. Manufacturing Workers to an Unexpected Source of Heavy Metals

    Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today announced the publication of a study that finds elevated levels of heavy metals in tested laundered shop towels. The study, ...


    By Gradient Corporation

  • Breakthrough Technology: ANDalyze Introduces Real-time Water Testing for Heavy Metals Powered by DNA

    ANDalyze offers a new sensor/fluorimeter platform solution for simplifying the on-site testing and analysis of water for heavy metal contamination. This new product requires no special knowledge of chemistry, greatly reducing operational testing time and cost for the water industry. Champaign, IL: ANDalyze has developed an innovative heavy metals sensor platform technology for water testing ...


    By ANDalyze

  • New Gas Detection System for Ethylene

    Statox 501 Ethylen As pre- product for Polyethylene, ethanol, ethylen oxide, ethylene dichloride and many other final or intermediate products, ethylene (C2H4) is one of the most important products in petrochemical industries. It is a colourless gas with a sweetish smell. It is asphyxiant but not toxic. More important is that it is explosive in concentrations from 3,1 % (LEL) to 32 % ...

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • European successes in reducing toxic metal pollutants

    Strategies in Europe to protect human health and the environment from the harmful effects of heavy metals have been successful in reducing atmospheric emissions of cadmium, lead and mercury, according to a recent study. The study suggests further reductions are possible. Heavy metals are toxic to human health and can damage the environment. For example, if large amounts of lead build up in the ...

  • TITECH solutions for quality fractions in organics, metals and wire recovery at EcoCity 2009

    The recovery of high quality end fractions from a range of waste streams is showcased by TITECH at this year’s EcoCity exhibition.  TITECH, widely recognised as the industry leader in sensor-based sorting solutions, is unveiling new configurations of its systems that have been designed to provide effective solutions to common problems encountered in a number of market applications. These ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Restricted substances in imported US packaging

    Nineteen US states have legislation that outlaws substances like cadmium, lead, mercury, and hexavalent chromium above certain concentration limits in packaging. But still a substantial amount of packaging contains restricted substances above the allowed levels. In 2007, Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse released the first comprehensive report on heavy metals in packaging, based on XRF ...


  • Latest advances in molybdenum monitoring

    Environmental Diagnostics specialists MTI (UK) have added to their recent advances by announcing a new application for Molybdenum detection for their portable (PDV6000plus) and online (OVA5000) heavy metal monitors. A key enzymatic component and also found in tooth enamel to prevent decay, exposure to high levels of molybdenum interferes with the body’s capability to uptake copper, resulting ...

  • Innovative sorting of Aluminium and Zorba

    REDWAVE XRF new sorting possibillities for the aluminium recycling industry Introduction There are no limits set to the recycling of metals, they can be reused without limitation and to one hundred percent. Of course, metals have to be separated from non-metal impurities and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be able to use them as secondary ...

  • Columbia Analytical Services Implements New USP Guidelines

    Columbia Analytical Services is pleased to announce its implementation of heavy metals testing that follows new recommendations released by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Columbia Analytical’s Pharmaceutical Division, a registered analytical laboratory providing current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) compliant testing, abides by newly released instrumental methods guidelines for ...


  • Don’t forget about conflict minerals

    When thinking of consumer products safety compliance, lead in paint and substrates is usually top of mind. However, heavy metals exposure is not the only risk managed with elemental analysis. Another major consideration is the Conflict Minerals section of the Dodd Frank Act. First, you must identify if any 3TG (Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum, or Gold) elements are present in your products. If so, you ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • A versatile XRF spectrometer for demanding applications

    The versatility and performance of the SPECTRO XEPOS Energy Dispersive X-ray spectrometer have made it the most powerful instrument in its class. This compact bench-top unit rapidly determines elements from Sodium to Uranium in samples as diverse as waste oils, minerals and contaminated land, yet with the lowest detection limits of any bench-top XRF. For many applications it easily competes with ...

  • Olympus Introduces the DELTA Element, a Handheld XRF Analyzer for Cost-Effective Alloy Identification and Elemental Analysis

    Olympus is pleased to announce the release of its newest and most affordable handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer that is optimized for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification (PMI), alloy QA/QC, and precious metals analysis. Powerful, yet simple, the DELTA Element was designed for budget-conscience customers who desire the accuracy, speed, precision, simplicity and ruggedness ...


    By Olympus

  • HDXRF approved for elemental analysis of soil and solid waste by new method – ASTM D8064-16

    Newly published ASTM D8064-16 standard test method has been approved for the quantification of heavy metal elements in soil and solid waste by monochromatic Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry using multiple monochromatic excitation beams – also known as High-Definition X-ray Fluorescence (HDXRF). With a growing global demand for soil remediation and treatment, this ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Oxford Instruments’ rugged, new XRF analyzer X-MET5000 launced in Middle East

    Specialist distributors from across the middle gathered at the Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai for Oxford Instruments’ highly successful launch meeting to announce their next generation, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer, the X-MET5000 – the first truly rugged hand-held analyzer for harsh multi-element analysis. Engineered for high performance and reliability, this tough, brand new portable XRF analyzer ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

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