heavy metal detection News

  • SWIG launches 2016 ‘Early Career Researcher Prize’ scientific poster competition

    The SWIG Early Career Researcher Prize is intended to raise awareness of technology development and novel applications related to water measurements and thereby promote innovation in sensor research and commercial application. SWIG invites students and employees in the field of water sensor research to design a poster summarising their work. This is an opportunity for researchers within the ...

  • 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 ...

  • European Commission takes Slovenia to Court for pollution problems from waste disposal

    The European Commission is taking Slovenia to Court for its failure to comply with the requirements of EU waste legislation. The Commission's concerns relate to two illegal landfills containing hazardous waste, one near the centre of Celje, and another in nearby Bukovzlak. Landfills operating in breach of EU waste legislation can be a serious threat to human health and the environment. Slovenia ...

  • Nebraska contractor chosen to continue cleanup of lead-contaminated residential soil in Madison County, Mo.

    he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected ASW Associates, Inc., of Lincoln, Neb., to remove and dispose of lead-contaminated residential soil in Madison County, Mo. The company has extensive experience working on lead sites in Region 7, most recently on the Omaha Lead Site, the country's largest residential lead site. This fixed-rate contract was competed as a small business set-aside ...

  • Handheld XRF Available for Environmental Testing

    Eastern Applied Research, Inc is pleased to announce the addition of handheld x-ray fluorescence technology to the various lines of ED-XRF analyzers offered. Oxford Instruments has selected Eastern Applied to act as a distributor of its portable XRF analyzers throughout the North East of theUnited States. With over twenty years of experience in sales and service of x-ray fluorescence ...

  • WWEM 2014 – better, bigger, busier

    Running over 2 days in early November, WWEM 2014 was an outstanding success, with sustained growth in every event since the first WWEM in 2005. “In comparison with the last WWEM in 2012, visitor numbers were up by 15% and even though the size of the exhibition was increased by 12% we were still unable to accommodate several potential exhibitors,” reports organiser Marcus Pattison. ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Boston receives US$503,500 EPA brownfields grant

    The City of Boston has been awarded three EPA Brownfield’s cleanup grants totaling $503,500. Brownfields grants aid communities in the process of revitalizing former industrial and commercial sites, transforming them into green-space and turning them back into community assets. Through a competitive national selection process, EPA awards Brownfields grants to help pay for the assessment, ...

  • New (2007) Uranium Analyser

    Since the Chernobyl disaster, the awareness of the health hazard of Uranium is reflected in the call for close monitoring of contamination of land and water as well as urine checks of people in high contamination risk areas, atomic energy work places and close by habitations. Global Warming and toxins’ contamination of much of our planet have been increasingly present in the news and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, “Evaluation of Potential Exposure to Metals in Laundered Shop Towels,” builds upon an earlier analysis published in 2003 and concludes that, even after commercial ...


    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, Inc.

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