laboratory heavy metals analyser News

  • 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 launches X-MET8000 Expert Geo - a new high-performance handheld XRF analyser for fast on-site environmental screening

    Oxford Instruments has added the X-MET8000 Expert Geo to its successful range of X-MET8000 handheld XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analysers for rapid, on-site environmental soil and sediment testing. X-MET8000 Expert Geo offers fast screening for heavy metals, dramatically reducing the need for laboratory analyses and their associated cost. Easy to use and ...


    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 ...

  • 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

  • Performance, Accuracy of ED-XRF Spectrometry for the Onsite Elemental Analysis of Soil and Sewage Sludge Is Detailed in New Application Brief

    The performance and accuracy of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometry performing elemental analysis in the field on soil and sewage sludge samples are detailed in a new application brief — available to download at http://goo.gl/W6xEnY. Evaluating how to ...

  • Toxins from Iron King Mine have Dewey-Humboldt Residents Concerned

    Environmental testing solutions for abandoned mines include testing for hazardous waste, toxins, particulates and groundwater contamination.  All of these analyses are available from LA Testing. Los Alamitos, CA, May 19th, 2010. The Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter encompass over 300 acres on the outskirts of the Central Arizona town of Dewey-Humboldt.  Although it has been decades ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • DOE selects projects to advance nanomanufacturing

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 20 project proposals for funding following its Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency 2008 Research Call. The projects promise to make revolutionary improvements in a broad range of energy production, storage, and consumption applications that will reduce energy and carbon intensity in industrial processes. Nanotechnology, the understanding and ...

  • Innovation drives flue gas treatment

    Sharing a common goal, experts in emissions monitoring and emissions abatement have formed a working partnership to develop innovative new materials for treating pollutants in flue gas emissions. A business strategy with a heavy focus on innovation has enabled Lhoist, a family owned Belgian company, to become one of the world’s leading providers of Flue Gas ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • SPECTRO launches next generation SPECTRO xSORT Handheld EDXRF Spectrometer Offers Breakthrough Speed, Accuracy, and Ease of Use

    SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and XRF spectrometry, has introduced the next-generation SPECTRO xSORT handheld energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer. The new instrument comes in a smaller, lightweight package that offers better analytical performance, and incorporates many exclusive new features. The new xSORT ...

  • Tracking down the menace in Mexico City smog

    A new report by scientists who are part of the international MILAGRO Campaign indicates that some of the most harmful air pollution in Mexico City may not come from motor vehicles but instead originates with industrial sources – and that the culprit may be garbage incineration. The MILAGRO Campaign (Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations) monitored air quality in the Mexico ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Conflicting reports highlight scientific data gaps in Sri Lanka’s chronic kidney disease.

    A WHO study that blames arsenic for rising levels of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka is in conflict with another study that points to poor quality drinking water, report Dilrukshi Handunnetti and Smriti Daniel. The clashing claims on the causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the absence of scientific ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • It’s show time!

    With several new attractions, WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, will be bigger and busier than ever before. The five previous WWEM events, which stretch back to 2005, have included conferences addressing testing and monitoring themes within the Process and Laboratory sectors, in addition to an international exhibition and scores ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Pollution early-warning system

    Current alarm at the massive oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico emphasises the problem of marine pollution and how difficult it is to evaluate. The North Sea has been the test-bed for the highly advanced pollution early-warning system MERMAID during the last 20 years; this development is now aiding marine authorities around the world to keep seas clean. MERMAID (Marine Environmental ...


  • Next-generation analysis systems for controlling water quality

    Knowing whether the water in our reservoirs is contaminated by a specific bacterium or if the river passing through our town contains an excessive amount of heavy metals is vital when confronting environmental or public health problems. To this end it is necessary to have a network of analysis systems which measures the chemical and biological parameters of these water sources. Current devices ...

  • 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 ...

  • Adventus Outlines In Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR) Advantages

    Remediation biotechnology firm explains key differences between ISCR and Emulsified Oil technologies Freeport, Ill. (May 23, 2006) – Adventus Americas, Inc., an international remediation biotechnology firm, recently outlined topical decision-making criteria for remediation engineers and environmental professionals. “Few, if any, of us are experts in the myriad fields of science associated ...


  • PetroAlgae’s Protein Achieves Successful Test Results for Human Consumption

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCPK: PALG), a global provider of licensed technology that ...


  • PetroAlgae's Protein Achieves Successful Test Results For Human Consumption

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCPK: PALG), a global provider of licensed technology that produces micro-crops for renewable protein, feed, and fuel products announced today the completion of the first phases ...


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