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  • New (2007) Uranium Analyser

    Since the Chernobyl disaster, the awareness of the health hazard of Uranium is reflected in the call for close monitoring of contamination of land and water as well as urine checks of people in high contamination risk areas, atomic energy work places and close by habitations. Global Warming and toxins’ contamination of much of our planet have been increasingly present in the news and ...

  • Soil experts recreate soils from Mars

    Soil experts from Cranfield University have developed a replica soil for Mars in a project for the European Space Agency (ESA) to help maximise the performance of the next robotic rovers to be sent to the planet. The ‘soil surrogate’ is one of a number of soil types characterized by the current NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), Spirit and Opportunity, which were sent to Mars in ...


    By Cranfield University

  • What`s in your soil?

    The latest in modern soil mineralogical methods is now available from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) in their new monograph Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 5. Mineralogical Methods (2008). The new edition reflects improvements in old techniques and presents new techniques and instrumentation with more quantitative analysis, giving students and scientists established methods for ...


  • Rental partnership announced for portable metal analysers

    Ashtead Technology has been appointed as the exclusive rental partner for the world's top selling range of portable XRF analysers from Niton UK. The agreement will cover UK and Republic of Ireland markets. XRF analysers provide fast, non-destructive, qualitative and quantitative assessment of metals and alloys in a variety of materials. Applications include quality control in manufacturing, metal ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Fleet of analysers designed to meet every need

    Instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology has added the portable Olympus DELTA DS2000 XRF Handheld Metals Analyser to its fleet of rental equipment.  Marketing Manager Stewart Curtis says “This means that customers now have access to a range of XRF analysers for just about any application.” XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) analysers enable the chemical, non-destructive analysis of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • The Hiden HPR-40 Dissolved Species Analyser

    Untitled Document Hiden Analytical introduce the new HPR-40 mass spectrometer bench-top gas analyser for precise monitoring of dissolved and absorbed gases and vapours in diverse fluid and semi-fluid ...


    By Hiden Analytical

  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • New trace chemical analyser for onsite analysis

    Quantitech (Milton Keynes) has announced the launch of the FROG-4000™, a rugged, portable instrument capable of analysing trace levels of individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, soil and water. “With this technology, operators will be able to conduct fast on-site analysis in a range of environmental, health and safety applications,” says Quantitech’s Dr Andrew ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Fleet of XRF analysers designed to meet every need

    Instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology has added the portable Olympus DELTA DS2000 XRF Handheld Metals Analyser to its fleet of rental equipment. Marketing Manager Stewart Curtis says “This means that customers now have access to a range of XRF analysers for just about any application.” XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) analysers enable the chemical, non-destructive analysis of metals ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Characterising the biodiversity and functioning of European soils

    World Soil Day (Dec 5, 2014) concludes a week-long series of events in Dijon bringing together international scientists. The results of the European EcoFINDERS project, coordinated by INRA, were revealed for the occasion. This project helped create standardised methods of measuring soil biodiversity, and as a result, vital data on the health of Europe’s soils were gathered. The analyses ...

  • New portable FTIR Gas Analyser detects almost any gas

    Gasmet Technologies Oy (Finland) has announced the launch of the DX4040 – a portable FTIR gas analyser that enables the field measurement of literally thousands of gases. The DX4040 is the second generation of the world’s first truly portable FTIR analyser which brought laboratory grade gas analysis into the field, and thereby brought the benefits of multiparameter FTIR gas analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • New portable FTIR Gas Analyser detects almost any gas

    Gasmet Technologies Oy (Finland) has announced the launch of the DX4040 – a portable FTIR gas analyser that enables the field measurement of literally thousands of gases. The DX4040 is the second generation of the world’s first truly portable FTIR analyser which brought laboratory grade gas analysis into the field, and thereby brought the benefits of multiparameter FTIR gas analysis ...


    By DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH

  • New TOC-TN Analysers Offer Wider Measurement Ranges

    A new range of TOC-TN analysers, the IL 500 series, from HACH LANGE extends both the measurement range and performance levels available from this section of the laboratory. In launching the new range, HACH LANGE’s EU Lab Automation Sales Manager, Ralf Grebe says “These analysers have been developed with five main objectives. Firstly, superb accuracy - error ...


  • 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 ...

  • NEIKER is studying the impact of climate change on the soil ecosystem

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia has had a Microbial Observatory in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Nature Reserve (Huesca Pyrenees) since 2011. Its purpose is to evaluate the impact of climate change on the ecosystems of the soil by monitoring its microbial properties over time. The research areas are located at altitudes of between 1,500 and ...

  • Dry soils exacerbated 2006 heatwave in Northern France

    Dry soils and a lack of cloud cover help explain a major heatwave in France, concludes new research. The study indicates that the two drivers were separate, unlinked events that came together at the same time to worsen the 2006 heatwave. Its findings could allow heatwaves to be predicted more accurately to protect public health. Understanding and predicting heatwaves is increasingly important for ...

  • Developments to Sample Handling Conditions for Soil Analysis

    Severn Trent Services are continuously reviewing process changes to benefit our customers and as a result of this we are pleased to announce that we will be improving the service offered to our customer base. As part of the service enhancement we will be keeping our customers informed with regards to the adequacy of sampling, sample preservation from the date of sampling and delivery time ...


  • Detailed soil information for Africa now available

    Zoom in on an African village, and see whether the soil is clayey or sandy, or how much nutrients or organic carbon it contains. This is now possible since ISRIC and partners have launched detailed freely accessible soil property maps for Africa. The maps, that can be explored in Google Earth, contain predictions of more than 20 soil properties at six standard depths at 250 meter ...

  • Scientists discover carbon buried deep in ancient soils

    The unearthing of significant carbon stores in deep soils by scientists from the UK and Australia has substantial implications for climate change activities globally. Professor Mark Tibbett of Cranfield University and Professor Richard Harper of Murdoch University in Australia found carbon stocks buried deep in soils were two to five times more than would commonly be ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Geostatistics regains interest in the characterization of chemical soil pollutions

    To evaluate the pollution impact, such characterization is usually based on various data that should be interpreted and analyzed with an estimation of related uncertainties. Geostatistics has been suitably applied in this framework for about fifteen years. Several Ph.D. theses have been dedicated to the subject, both for chemical and radiological pollution (see for instance ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

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