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  • 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. ...

  • MTI On-Line Heavy Metal Monitor Leads To Significantly Reduced Costs for Secondary Pb Smelter

    Environmental and Diagnostic Specialists, Lab21, announces the installation of an MTI Diagnostics OVA5000 on-line heavy metal monitor at a large secondary Lead smelter in the UK. The instrument is installed in the state of the art effluent treatment plant in order to further improve on the company’s ISO 14001 accredited environmental policy. The OVA5000 is a unique online monitor for ...

  • MTI Diagnostics online heavy metal monitor undergoes scrutiny of US EPA

    Environmental and diagnostic specialists, MTI diagnostics, (Fareham, UK) have completed a stringent evaluation of its MTI OVA 5000 system at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vineland Chemical Company Superfund site in Cumberland County, New Jersey for monitoring arsenic in the effluent from the waste water treatment plant. The EPA is responsible for the cleanup of the site while the ...

  • Long term reductions in airborne heavy metals

    Since many heavy metals, including lead and iron, can be harmful to human health at high concentrations, their atmospheric levels are monitored. The UK Heavy Metals Monitoring Network has been monitoring ambient metals for 25 years, and during that time there has been a steady reduction in the levels of most metals in the air - with a few important exceptions. Airborne metals are produced by the ...

  • Modern Water signs exclusive distribution agreement for China

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Beijing Green Science and Technology (Beijing Green) which will cover mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Beijing Green has been one of Modern Water’s key distribution partners for almost ten ...

  • 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 ...

  • MTI opens Asian Environmental Market

    Heavy metal monitoring specialists MTI diagnostics (UK), has added to its growing network of accredited distributors by agreeing contractual terms with four specialist distributors in South East Asia. Traditionally MTI’s biggest market place, this recruitment further strengthens the company’s presence in this strategically important region. Representing Malaysia and Brunei, IPSH (Industrial, ...

  • Join us at Sustainability 2020 online conference!

    The cement industry is actively seeking to increase the use of alternative fuels for cement production. Both to decrease energy dependence on conventional fossil fuels and to mitigate negative environmental impact. One of these alternatives is waste-to-energy. The downside is that waste incineration in cement kilns releases toxic emissions into the air containing mercury, lead, cadmium, thallium ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • US EPA to conduct air monitoring in Kansas

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will place air monitors in Treece, Kan., in September to test for lead and other metals. This action is a direct response to citizen concerns about air quality shared during a recent tour and listening session held at Treece City Hall. The monitors will be used to sample for lead and other heavy metals. The samples from each monitor will be evaluated ...

  • Monitoring heavy metal contamination in the German Wadden Sea

    Human activities, including industrial development along coastal areas, risk polluting the marine environment with heavy metals which can harm human health and aquatic life. A recent study has found elevated levels of metal pollution in the Jade area of the German Wadden Sea, but concludes that metal contamination of the sediments would not be expected to have harmful effects on the marine ...

  • Modern Water Buys Cogent Environmental

    Modern Water (UK), the owner of leading water technologies focused on addressing the scarcity of fresh water, the treatment of wastewater, and monitoring of water quality, announces the purchase on 2nd February 2011 of the entire share capital of the private company Cogent Environmental Limited (“Cogent Environmental”) from the private equity investor, Sultan Scientific Limited ...

  • No-Boo!-to Test Strips

    Nobuto Blood Filter Strips are the bloodiest product in Sterlitech’s catalog; get some in time for Halloween sample testing! Made from high-purity cellulose fibers, these strips are structured for uniform sampling. Each strip holds approximately 0.1 mL of blood or 0.04 mL of serum. Once blood is applied and the strip has dried, researchers can analyze, store, or mail the samples without ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Novel sample pretreatment unit for heavy metal analysis

    AppliTek launches a unique solution for accurately determining the total metal content in water bodies. The novel pretreatment system, designed as an add-on unit for AppliTek’s VPA Series of Voltammetric Process Analyzers, allows to safely and conveniently process incoming samples with concentrated acids and oxidizing agents. Accuracy, precision and stability of results are very critical ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • 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 ...

  • Reduced heavy metals and nitrogen in mosses reflect falling air pollution across Europe

    Deposition of heavy metals and nitrogen is falling across Europe, a new study suggests. The researchers used the levels of these pollutants in mosses as indicators of how deposition has changed from 1990 to 2010. These reductions are likely to be the result of effective air pollution policies, they say. Heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium, can be toxic to both humans and wildlife, and ...

  • Supporting wastewater monitoring: a new certified reference material for heavy metals in wastewater

    JRC-IRMM has released ERM-CA713, a new wastewater certified reference material, developed in support of the Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC). ERM-CA713 was specifically produced to include the four metals cited in the Priority Substances list (Cd, Hg, Ni and Pb) at concentration levels which are targeted to comply with the environmental quality standards (EQSs) referred in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Banana peel can purify water, say scientists

    Banana peels can be used to purify drinking water contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as copper and lead, according to a study. Researchers from the Bioscience Institute at Botucatu, Brazil, said that the skins can outperform even conventional purifiers such as aluminium oxide, cellulose and silica. These have potentially toxic side effects and are expensive. The team's method follows ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA Announces Awards to College Students in National Water Quality Challenge

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced seven undergraduate and graduate student winners for phase 1 of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) Campus Challenge, recognizing exemplary research in the area of water quality and ecosystems. Announced in February, the NARS Campus Challenge encourages students to develop proposals for research projects that find innovative ...

  • PILS-IC-VA: semi-continuous determination of anions, cations & heavy metals in aerosols

    Metrohm presents PILS-IC-VA, a new instrumental approach coupling a Particle-Into-Liquid-Sampler (PILS) to a dual-channel ion chromatograph (IC) for measuring aerosol anions and cations and a voltammetric measuring stand (VA) to determine the heavy metals. PILS-IC-VA is a powerful tool to capture the short-term impacts of air pollution as it allows the near real-time determination of the aerosol ...


    By Metrohm AG

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