heavy metals analyser News

  • 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 (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 ...

  • 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

  • Chromium pollution publication marks 10 years of NPL`s Heavy Metals Network

    Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have detailed the changing levels of chromium pollution across the UK Heavy Metals Monitoring Network, which celebrates 10 years of NPL operation this month. Chromium, a toxic metal, is being increasingly recognised as an important environmental pollutant, and its emission from industrial facilities is controlled by European legislation. ...

  • Portability key to success of oil in water analyser

    Quantitech first launched the InfraCal 2, a portable oil in water analyser, in 2013 and the company’s Dr Andrew Hobson says: “There has been a heavy demand for this instrument in the oil sector because of the new functionality that now comes as standard. The InfraCal 2 can now be operated from an internal battery and also provides lower detection limits. However, the original InfraCal ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Oxford Instruments continues to develop the fastest metal alloy sorters available

    Oxford Instruments introduces a new model to its range of ultra-fast metal alloy sorters. mPulse, the first ever handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) metals analyser on the market is now available as two options. mPulse and mPulse+ enable users to identify a wide variety of metal alloys at the press of the trigger and measure light and heavy elements up to 10 times faster than any ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Oxford Instruments announces the new handheld XRF analyser X-MET7500 for professional materials analysis of light elements

    Oxford Instruments is proud to launch a new member of its handheld XRF analyser X-MET7000 series, the X-MET7500. The X-MET7500 delivers fast and accurate analysis of the widest variety of materials, including trace elements and light elements (from magnesium) analysis, without the need for helium purge or vacuum pump.  It is the ideal screening tool: Metal industries: Positive Material ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Flame and Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometers Facilitate Accurate, Optimized Analyses of Trace Elements in Rice Products

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has published a new application note illustrating the superior analytical capabilities of the Thermo Scientific iCE 3000 Series range of atomic absorption (AA) spectrometers for monitoring multiple trace metals in rice products. This powerful range of AA instruments allows quick and easy optimization for precise flame and furnace ...


    By Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Oxford Instruments announces the new X-MET7000 handheld XRF analyser for professional materials analysis and screening

    Oxford Instruments is proud to launch a new faster, lighter and smaller handheld XRF analyser - the X MET7000.  With one pull of the trigger, the X MET7000 delivers faster than ever results for materials analysis, verification and screening. This new look and feel now has a totally new fast user interface, new reporting power and simply unbeatable battery life for all day materials analysis. ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Fingerprinting emissions from waste incinerators

    The use of MWIs to dispose of materials such as plastic, glass and food waste is increasing in the UK due to EU restrictions on the use of landfill. The European Industrial Emissions Directive, which aims to protect the environment and human health, imposes strict limits on emissions of heavy metals and other pollutants from MWIs. However, the impact of MWI emissions on ambient air pollution is ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mapping human health risk in urban environments

    A new study demonstrates how mapping software can be used to analyse data on heavy metal soil pollution in an urban environment. The researchers incorporated land use information to gain realistic estimates of potential risks to human health that could help inform land use planning. Human activities, including industrial manufacturing and road travel, contaminate the soil with heavy metals such ...

  • Modern water cogent hosts Korean delegation fact finding mission to the UK

    The new Cogent (UK) offices in Cambridge were visited by a party of 12 Korean visitors recently, representing The Ministry of the Environment, National Institute of Environmental research, Youngsan River Basin Authority, Daegu Provincial Environmental Office, Korean Environmental Corporation, Inchon City River Department, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and Sangji University. The purpose of the ...

  • FTIR provides monitoring flexibility for Catalyst Environmental

    ENVIRONMENTAL instrumentation specialists Quantitech, recently supplied emissions monitoring company Catalyst Environmental, with a range of instruments that has enabled the company to provide a market-leading range of services across a particularly broad spectrum of applications. In the case study described below, the advantages of multiparameter gas analysers from Quantitech are exemplified as ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New Analytical Service from Eurofins to Meet Brownfield Challenge

    Leading analytical services company Eurofins has launched a new rapid multi-parameter soil and groundwater analysis service, specifically developed to meet the needs of European legislation. The TerrAttesT® service provides cost-effective access to advanced laboratory analysis with a standard five day turnaround for results. However, urgent test data can be provided in just three days if ...


    By Eurofins Scientific

  • ASTM C1571 - 03(2012) Standard Guide for Characterization of Radioactive and/or Hazardous Wastes for Thermal Treatment

    This guide identifies methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of a variety of hazardous and/or radioactive wastes including heavy metal contaminated wastes. These wastes can be in the physical form of sludges (wet or dry), spent waste water filter aids, waste water filter cakes, incinerator ashes (wet or dry), incinerator ...


    By ASTM International

  • Polluted urban soil damages lime trees

    The impact of polluted urban soil on trees is highlighted in a recent study from Latvia. The researchers found that high salt levels from de-icing chemicals and nutrient imbalance in soil damaged lime trees growing in the city of Riga. Trees planted in cities are an important part of the urban landscape, providing a range of benefits, from enhancing biodiversity to promoting a feeling of ...

  • The Gasmet story - from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • EU call for regulation of wood ash fertilisers

    Wood ash may not be an ideal fertiliser for the forest after all, according to new research, which found high natural levels of toxic trace elements in wood ash. In addition, the study showed that adding wood ash could affect the forest soils in such a way that toxic elements are more rapidly released into the receiving waters. Wood ash is a by-product of wood burning which is classed as a form ...

  • Climate change could worsen effects of pollution on plants

    Emissions from large point sources of pollution, such as heavy industry, have a detrimental effect on the plants growing in the local area. A new study suggests that predicted increases in global temperatures as a result of climate change may worsen the harmful effects of aerial pollution on plant diversity in susceptible areas. Researchers from Finland examined the effects of local, severe ...

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