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  • Green Grass and Bioremediation Success

    Have you ever looked at your neighbor’s lawn and wondered how they grow such green grass? You quickly hop on the internet and search for tips and tricks to a greener lawn only to find there’s no simple solution, there’s work involved. The principle of having to take care of your lawn in order to produce results is reflected across most areas of work. People working in ...

  • Protea’s FTIR Analyser Undergoes Laboratory Validation Testing

    As part of our participation in a Support for Impact Project (SIP) as part of EMPIR, Protea’s FTIR analyser has undergone laboratory validation testing. Protea’s atmosFIR biogas analyser was validated against multiple siloxane standards developed by NPL. Mixtures of linear and cyclic siloxane compounds were analysed in a typical biogas ...


    By Protea Limited

  • Neptune - LIMS for all water testing laboratories

    Neptune - LIMS -The Modern Solution for all Water Testing Laboratories Laboratories that support water treatment plants have long discovered the benefits of Laboratory Information Management Systems - LIMS. Today many laboratories are looking to replace their earlier systems with ones that are easier to support, more friendly to use and that can be connected easily with other plant computer ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • ASTM F2059 - 06(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Using The Swirling Flask

    A standard test is necessary to establish a baseline performance parameter so that dispersants can be compared, a given dispersant can be compared for effectiveness on different oils, and at different oil weathering stages, and batches of dispersant or oils can be checked for effectiveness changes with time or other factors. ...


    By ASTM International

  • A UK first for WRc’s Waste Testing Laboratory

    WRc’s laboratories have received the first Third Party Accreditation from UKAS on its waste testing capabilities. This national third party accreditation will be used by WRc to demonstrate the performance of staff and laboratories, giving clients enhanced confidence in the quality of the results from their waste and treatment technology investigations. Peter Mills who is the Commercial ...


    By WRc plc

  • ASTM D7300 - 11 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Strength Properties of Frozen Soil at a Constant Rate of Strain

    Understanding the mechanical properties of frozen soils is of primary importance to frozen ground engineering. Data from strain rate controlled compression tests are necessary for the design of most foundation elements embedded in, or bearing on frozen ground. They make it possible to ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E1157 - 87(2011) Standard Specification for Sampling and Testing of Reusable Laboratory Glassware

    This specification covers sampling and testing of laboratory glassware items for use until they are no longer considered functional for the intended purpose, and does not include disposable (single use) items. Four types of reusable laboratory glassware are covered, namely: blown and pressed glassware, nongraduated; blown and ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E438 - 92(2011) Standard Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus

    This specification covers the glasses commonly used to manufacture laboratory glass apparatus. Three types of glasses are included: Type I, Class A which is a low-expansion borosilicate glass, Type I, Class B which is an alumino-borosilicate glass, and Type II which is a soda-lime glass. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following properties of ...


    By ASTM International

  • ABC Digestate Standard Testing And Certification Program

    The American Biogas Council launches its digestate standard initiative this fall. Benefits and “how-tos” of program participation are focus of ABC’s Workshop at BioCycle REFOR16. What is digestate, how do you describe it to regulators or market it to customers? That’s the critical digestate knowledge gap addressed by the American Biogas Council‘s (ABC) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ASTM E2014 - 11 Standard Guide on Metallographic Laboratory Safety

    1. Scope 1.1 This guide covers the outline of the basic safety guidelines to be used in a metallographic laboratory. Safe working habits are discussed for various tasks performed in a metallographic laboratory. 1.2 The sections appear in the following order This guide does not purport to address all of the safety ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E2817 - 11 standard test method for test fueling masonry heaters

    This test method is used for determining emission factors and emission rates for cordwood or other densified, binder free biomass fuel burning masonry heaters. The emission factor is useful for determining emission performance during product development. The emission factor is useful for the air quality regulatory community for determining compliance with emission performance limits. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Combustible Dust Tragedies Could be Prevented through Laboratory Testing

    Just over nine years ago, an explosion and fire killed seven workers and injured 37 at an acoustics manufacturing plant in Corbin, Kentucky. Due to the catastrophic nature of this incident, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) conducted an investigation to determine the root and contributing causes to be able to make recommendations to prevent similar occurrences. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • SGS Australia opens new Sydney Laboratory for Environmental Testing

    Today, SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, celebrated the opening of its new Sydney laboratory dedicated to environmental testing of air, water and soil. This state of the art facility in Australia is the latest addition to the SGS Environmental Services business international network of 30 environmental laboratories in Asia, North America, Europe ...

  • EMSL Analytical’s St. Louis Laboratory Receives A2LA Accreditation for Food Testing

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of testing services nationwide, announced today that their St. Louis, MO food testing laboratory has received an accreditation, certified to the ISO 17025:2005 / AOAC standard, from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The news has already spread quickly within the food industry, who previously had limited choices for accredited ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL’s Ohio Microbiology and Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditations

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our Cincinnati laboratory has been awarded accreditations through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Cincinnati, Ohio laboratory is now AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP accredited in addition to being NVLAP accredited for asbestos PLM analysis. Through the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), EMSL Analytical is now ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Waters Introduces eDATA 2.0 Proficiency Testing Portal for Environmental Laboratories

    Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced that ERA®, A Waters® Business, introduced the new  ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Standardization squared

    If you were walking around Q-Lab’s headquarters or any of our global locations, it wouldn’t take long to hear someone — sales professionals, product engineers, help desk technicians, marketing application specialists, upper management, etc. — mention ASTM. This is because standards are essential to what we do. Q-Lab is a global leader in weathering and corrosion test ...


    By ASTM International

  • Excellent perspectives for the laboratory

    The DR 3800 sc VIS spectrophotometer delivers previously undreamed of levels of operator convenience and flexibility, and brings process data into the laboratory for the first time ever. HACH LANGE has set new standards in made-to-measure technology and future-oriented photometer development. With the new LINK2SC® software, the DR 3800 sc can rapidly compare process and laboratory measured ...


  • EC`s research centre opens new CO2 emissions testing laboratory

    European Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potočnik, has opened a new facility for testing fuel consumption and emissions of trucks and buses. The new installation, 'VELA 7' at the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Northern Italy), realistically simulates wind drag, tyre/road friction and full drive cycles for real-life articulated lorries of up to 40 tonnes or ...

  • Microbiology and Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory Expands Phoenix, AZ Operations

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a nationwide leader and local provider of indoor air quality, environmental, food and materials testing has recently moved to a new facility located 3356 West Catalina Dr., Phoenix, AZ. Leading environmental and indoor air quality professionals throughout the south-west turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for high quality ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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