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  • Soil Gas Analyzer CH4 CO2 NH3 H2O

    LGR’s new CH4/CO2/H2O/NH3 Analyzer reports measurements of ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide, water vapor simultaneously in a package that is compact, crushproof and travels anywhere. Small enough to be carried on-board aircraft (TSA approved size) and requiring less than 70 W, the analyzer offers new opportunities to quickly, reliably and accurately measure trace gas emissions anywhere. As ...


    By ETG Risorse e Tecnologia

  • Gas sensors `see` through soil to analyze microbial interactions

    Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release ...


    By Rice University

  • Impact of floods on soils

    A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water’s effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation is an important soil attribute that is related to the physical-chemical state of the soil, and is one of the essential processes that determine soil quality. During the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Los Gatos Research Now Offers Ten Ultraportable Analyzers for Soil Trace Gas Flux Measurements

    Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, today announced that it has expanded the lower speed (up to 1 Hz) trace gas analyzer line to include as many as nine different Ultraportable trace gas analyzers with various combinations available in ten different products. This year's R&D 100 Award winning analyzer for NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) joins a series of 1 Hz ...

  • Oxford Instruments launches a new hand-held XRF analyzer for measuring heavy metals in soil

    Oxford Instruments announces the launch of a new, robust X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyser –the X MET5000, for accurate and reliable identification of pollutants in soil. The X-MET5000 represents the 4th generation of Oxford Instruments’ hand-held analyzers. Engineered for high performance and reliability, this brand new analyzer combines Oxford Instruments’ patented PentaFET® detector ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • New Video features Portable Infrared Analyzers for On-Site Measurement of Oil in Water/Soil

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce a new video featuring the measurement of oil and grease in water/soil with easy-to-use portable infrared analyzers.  This 3-minute video demonstrates how on-site measurements with the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers can save time and money, as they allow oil and grease levels in wastewater to be determined in under 15 minutes.  These measurements help ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Factory Calibrated Infrared Analyzers Provide On-Site Oil in Water or Soil Measurements in 10-15 Minutes

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce the availability of factory-calibrated portable infrared analyzers for determining the concentration level of oil in water or soil.  The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide easy, on-site measurements in 10-15 minutes and eliminate the need to wait for off-site results.  The InfraCal Analyzers are ideal for use by non-technical personnel on oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • New soil map for African farmers

    Responding to sub-Saharan Africa's soil health crisis, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) announced this week an ambitious new effort to produce the first-ever, detailed digital soil map for all 42 countries of the region. This project combines the latest soil science and technology with remote satellite imagery and on-the-ground efforts to analyze thousands of soil samples ...

  • Portable FTIR for Geoscience Analysis of Soil and Rock in the Field

    Danbury CT. A2 Technologies now offers a family of portable hand held FTIR systems that are optimized for geoscience applications including the compositional analysis of rocks, minerals and soils. A2’s Exoscan and FlexScan FTIR systems are battery powered, hand-held FTIR spectrometers that are proven for field applications. For years, FTIR spectroscopy has been applied to this area of study ...


  • New reference material for hexavalent chromium in contaminated soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new standard—a certified reference material—to aid in the detection and measurement of the potent carcinogen hexavalent chromium in soil. Developed in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the new reference material will provide a crucial ...

  • Free Webinar: Optimizing Soil Health by Managing Nutrients

    With today's challenges, it's becoming increasingly important to practice land stewardship, protect water quality, and ensure food security.  Maintaining soil health is crucial for increased crop productivity, preventing nutrient runoff, and decreasing costs of crop inputs.  One of the first steps in managing soil health is knowing current nutrient levels ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • A globally integrated Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS)

    Fifty-six scientists from 16 countries met at ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya to launch the African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) and conduct its first workshop. AfSIS is a pioneering tool that will address some of the pressing issues facing sub-Saharan Africa, such as food security, environmental degradation, and climate change by producing a web-based freely accessible digital soil map and an ...


  • New video on Greenhouse Gas soil monitoring

    In response to the demand for a better understanding of climate change, Gasmet Technologies and researchers from the University of Helsinki have created a video to demonstrate the speed and simplicity with which Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measurements can be taken in the field. Following the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Asbestos in Soil - new ASTM International standard

    A new ASTM International standard is focused exclusively on testing soil for asbestos. D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. According to Alan Segrave, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Flow Solution® IV+ Automated Chemistry Analyzer

    The new Flow Solution® IV+ Automated Chemistry Analyzer performs continuous flow ion analysis on aqueous samples, soil, plant extracts and digests, and other matrices. The FS IV+ runs both SFA and FIA methods, providing the flexibility to automate a wide range of wet chemistry procedures. System modules are available to perform automatic dilutions and on-line sample preparation techniques, ...

  • EPA Mobile Lab Screens Austin Residents’ Soil

    Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used a mobile lab facility to screen soil samples from Austin residences recently. Participants were able to bring soil from their garden or yard and have it assessed for heavy metals. Scientists from EPA’s lab facility in Houston worked with representatives from Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service and the city of ...

  • 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

  • Wilks expanding Video FAQs for InfraCal Analyzers

    While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a video can be invaluable for helping customers out with frequently asked questions. Wilks is expanding a series of 2-3 minute “how to” videos. Below is a sampling of some that have been completed. Did you know Wilks now has an ASTM compliant instrument for measuring percent biodiesel blend in diesel fuel? ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site TPH-in-Soil Measurements in less than 10-15 Minutes

    On-site analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration levels in soil, using S-316 instead of Freon for the extraction process as recently approved by the ASTM, is easily handled using the Infracal TOG/TPH Analyzer, Model CVH, manufactured by Wilks Enterprise, Inc. The Infracal TOG/TPH Analyzer is a portable infrared (IR) analyzer that quickly determines TPH levels in less than ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Sitelab measures TPH in soil for US EPA verification report

    In 2001, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a performance study called 'Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil' by evaluating Sitelab and six other manufacturers through the superfund innovative technology evaluation (SITE) program. The project was directed by the Office of Research and Development's national exposure research laboratory in Las ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

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