portable heavy metals analyzer News

  • Newly published ASTM F963-16 allows use of HDXRF testing of heavy metals in toys

    The ASTM F15.22 Toy Safety Committee has just published revisions to its U.S. Toy Safety Standard, F963-16, covering the safety of all toys sold in the United States. Integral among the new changes is a provision allowing for the use of High-Definition X-Ray Fluorescence, or HDXRF, to measure the presence of toxic heavy metals in toys. Compared to traditional wet chemistry testing, HDXRF is much ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • New Portable SPECTROSCOUT XRF Analyzer Enables Laboratory-Quality Analysis in Remote Locations

    SPECTRO Analytical Instruments announces the introduction of its new SPECTROSCOUT Portable Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) analyzer that enables rapid, laboratory-class elemental analysis of environmental and geological samples even in remote locations. The determination of elemental compositions onsite from far-flung mining and geological field ...

  • Oxford Instruments’ rugged, new XRF analyzer X-MET5000 launced in Middle East

    Specialist distributors from across the middle gathered at the Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai for Oxford Instruments’ highly successful launch meeting to announce their next generation, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer, the X-MET5000 – the first truly rugged hand-held analyzer for harsh multi-element analysis. Engineered for high performance and reliability, this tough, brand new portable XRF analyzer ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • A step toward lighter batteries - Research shows metal catalysts play important role in improving the efficiency of lithium-oxygen batteries

    Lightweight batteries that can deliver lots of energy are crucial for a variety of applications — for example, improving the range of electric cars. For that reason, even modest increases in a battery’s energy-density rating — a measure of the amount of energy that can be delivered for a given weight — are important advances. Now a team of researchers at MIT has made significant progress on a ...

  • 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 ...

  • IR analysis helps industries comply with regulations for wastewater

    For over 30 years, the Clean Water Act has been governing water pollution. Initially the focus was on traditional “point source” polluters such as municipal sewage treatment plants and industrial facilities. The focus is now on the “non-point sources” such as Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) which are a major contributor to non-point source pollution. This is due to the increase in the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • XRF Analysis - a method of screening products for lead content

    Concerned toy manufacturers can be reassured with Oxford Instruments’ complete solution for safe toys and consumer goods Almost daily, we wake to the news that another toy has been recalled from the market due to the presence of lead in the paint applied to the toy. The recalls are primarily being carried out by the major toy manufacturers, but it seems that the problem exists throughout the ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • NITON Opens Office in Shanghai, China

    NITON China Inc. will address rapid business growth in the Peoples Republic of China Billerica, MA – NITON® LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Participates in Muddy River Restoration Project

    BILLERICA, MA (June 18, 2008) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is participating in the massive remediation of the Muddy River, in cooperation with Simmons College, by supplying instruments that are used to screen for levels of sulfur in river sediment. Muddy River is part of Boston’s “Emerald Necklace,” designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s as a ...

  • TSCA Reform Is Here

    On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and expands the authority and requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the regulation of “chemical substances,” notably including heavy metals considered to be harmful to ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • 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 ...

  • Global Rechargeable Batteries Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Rechargeable Batteries Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092504/Global-Rechargeable-Batteries-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Battery This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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

  • U.S. Department of Energy projects win 36 R&D 100 awards for 2012

    U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 36 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.  The coveted awards – now in their 50th year – are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials or software that were developed throughout the world ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • World Water-Tech North America Summit Approaching

    The second annual World Water-Tech North America Summit, the fifth event in the World Water-Tech series, gathers the key stakeholders from every part of the water value chain. Hosted by Rethink Events and WaterTAP Ontario, the event provides a dynamic meeting place for the growing international water-tech community. World Water-Tech North America will feature ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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