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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 ...

  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Metam Potassium

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • AQUOX® Free Flowing Grade potassium permanganate receives Kiwa certification

    Carus Corporation’s AQUOX® Free Flowing Grade potassium permanganate is now Kiwa certified for use in drinking water. The Kiwa certificate declares that both the Carus product and production facility meet Kiwa’s internationally recognized hygienic requirements and quality standards. The procedure for obtaining an independent Kiwa certificate involved an extensive ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • ASTM D3561 - 11 standard test method for lithium, potassium, and sodium ions in brackish water, seawater, and brines by atomic absorption spectrophotometry

    Identification of a brackish water, seawater, or brine is determined by comparison of the concentrations of their dissolved constituents. The results are used to evaluate the water as a possible pollutant, or as a commercial source of a valuable constituent such as lithium. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of soluble lithium, potassium, and sodium ions ...


    By ASTM International

  • New soil testing kit for third world countries

    Researchers at the University of Maryland and Columbia University have developed a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries. On-the-spot soil testing could have major impact in improving crop yields due to poor soils. The kit contains battery-operated instruments and safe materials for agricultural extension agents to handle in the field. They can test for the ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • SGS soil testing lab in Voronezh has been accredited

    The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation accredited the new agrochemical laboratory at SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, for technical competence and independence. The accreditation scope includes soils and crops (wheat, rye, barley, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet, pea, sunflower and rape). The accreditation certificate ...


    By SGS

  • ASTM C169 - 92(2011) standard test methods for chemical analysis of soda-lime and borosilicate glass

    These test methods can be used to ensure that the chemical composition of the glass meets the compositional specification required for the finished glass product. These test methods do not preclude the use of other methods that yield results within permissible variations. In any case, the analyst should verify the procedure and technique employed by means of a National Institute of Standards and ...


    By ASTM International

  • HI 901 Titrator for wine analysis

    Woonsocket, RI (February 1, 2010) Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce exciting enhancements to our HI 901Titrator for wine analysis. The HI 901 can measure a number of critical parameters in wine such as pH, Free Sulphur Dioxide, Total Sulphur Dioxide, Total Acidity, Reducing Sugars, Nitrogen and more! The enhancements include:• Color LCD Screen• Direct Ion Selective Electrode readings – In ...


  • International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water features

    Field tests for the detection of lead in soil are not frequently accepted, since the tests are rather cumbersome or not reliable for screening determinations. Recently, we developed the LEADQuick field test kit for the detection of lead in water with 3 #22;g/L sensitivity. T his test is further modified to detect lead in soil with a sensitivity 0.03 #22;g. We developed an extraction protocol ...

  • New eXact® Micro 7+ photometer

    New eXact® Micro 7+ photometer Accurate, fast and easy water field testingIndustrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), manufacturer of accurate colorimetric water test kits, introduces its latest handheld photometer: the eXact® Micro 7+. Using a patented method, its ideal for residential, commercial, and municipal water testing, the Micro 7+ reads these parameters directly: Total Alkalinity; Bromine; ...

  • 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 ...

  • New eXact Micro 7+ Photometer

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), manufacturer of accurate colorimetric water test kits, introduces its latest handheld patented colorimeter: the eXact Micro 7+. Ideal for residential, commercial, and municipal water testing, the Micro 7+ reads 9 parameters directly: Alkalinity; Bromine; Calcium Hardness; Free Chlorine; Total Chlorine; Copper; Ozone; Permanganate; pH and Transmission. ...

  • Carus offers Kiwa certified drinking water solutions

    Carus Corporation’s CARUSOL liquid permanganate is now Kiwa certified for use in drinking water applications. Carus Corporation serves utilities around the world, offering proven solutions for protecting and improving water quality. Carus’ AQUOX Free Flowing Grade potassium permanganate also received Kiwa recertification in late 2015. The Kiwa certificate declares that both Carus ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Economic hardship in Greece has increased wood burning to keep warm in winter

    Air quality in the Greek city of Thessaloniki has worsened during the recent economic crisis, as residents burn more wood and other types of biomass to keep warm. A recent study has found a 30% increase in the concentration of fine particle (PM2.5) emissions associated with wood smoke from residential heating in 2012 and 2013, with implications for the health of local residents. ...

  • COD analyzer for laboratories

    LAR's QuickCODlab is a chemical-free working COD analyzer for the determination of the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in water. Due to an innovative injection and oxidation technique, unfiltered water samples incl. particulates will be injected ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • COD Analysis for Laboratories

    LAR's QuickCODlab is a COD analyzer for the determination of the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in laboratory applications. Water samples will be injected via a precision syringe or via autosampler. Both injection systems are equipped with special syringes so that unfiltered water samples incl. ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Carus Corporation products certified

    Carus Corporation’s production facility in LaSalle, IL, was recently audited by NSF International. This independent organization is certified by a number of federal agencies including OSHA and ANSI (American National Standards Institute), to inspect facilities and test products that are used to treat drinking water in the U.S. For products to be NSF Certified, a formula must be submitted to NSF ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Metal sulfides could help clean up nuclear waste

    A number of materials and methods are available to dispose of harmful nuclear waste, but scientists continue to search for improved storage options. New research has identified materials, known as layered metal sulfides, that could help clean up liquid nuclear waste. These materials have unique properties, making them stable and useful over a wide range of conditions with considerable ...

  • Golden opportunity for CTG’s Sensor Systems at Oceans 2007

    At Oceans 2007 Vancouver (29 September to 4 October 2007 Vancouver Exhibition and Conference Center, Vancouver, BC), CTG will exhibit novel sensor systems that have been developed alongside the UK and US government agencies and departments for use in detecting water contamination. With the continued threat of terrorism, CTG has been testing the highly advanced Fast Repetition Rate Fluorescence ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • University finds metal sulfide solution for nuclear waste

    Nuclear power has advantages, but, if this method of making power is to be viable long term, discovering new solutions to radioactive waste disposal and other problems are critical. Otherwise nuclear power is unlikely to become mainstream. A team of Northwestern University chemists is the first to focus on metal sulfide materials as a possible source for nuclear waste remediation methods. Their ...


    By Northwestern University

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