soil gas analysis News

  • New edition of soil analysis `bible` released

    “It’s been almost 20 years since an earlier ‘Soil Chemical Methods’ book was published in the Australian Soil and Land Survey Handbook series,” said lead author, former Principal Scientist with the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (QDERM) Dr George Rayment. The new book, written by George Rayment and David Lyons (also from QDERM) and ...

  • Sophisticated soil analysis for improved land use

    Soil variation occurs across multiple geographic scales ranging from vast climatic regions of the Earth to a 50 acre farm field to the molecular world of soil nano-particles in a pinch of soil. For example, in a forest or an agricultural field, soil properties vary from the summit of a hill down to the base. Within a single soil aggregate that may be less than a quarter inch in diameter, there ...

  • Gas analysis workshop focuses on FTIR versatility

    Gasmet Technologies, the manufacturer of FTIR gas analyzers, organised a meeting in Lisbon, immediately prior to the CEM 2016 conference and exhibition in May, to provide delegates with an insight into the wide variety of applications for which FTIR technology is employed. The measurement of greenhouse gases (GHGs) was a particular focus for the event, with presentations from a number ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Even soil feels the heat

    Twenty years of field studies reveal that as the Earth has gotten warmer, plants and microbes in the soil have given off more carbon dioxide. So-called soil respiration has increased about one-tenth of 1 percent per year since 1989, according to an analysis of past studies in this week's issue of Nature. The scientists also calculated the total amount of carbon dioxide flowing from soils, which ...

  • Environment Agency Updates Soil Test Policy

    Ashtead Technology Rentals reports a rapid rise in rentals of their portable contaminated land assessment instruments following a recent amendment to UK Environment Agency policy. The qualification requirements for chemical test data on contaminated soils now acknowledges that portable measuring instruments can both improve the quality of contaminated land assessment and reduce costs. Ashtead ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • ASTM D7758 - 11 Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Source Identification, Spatial Variability Assessment, Monitoring, and Vapor Intrusion Evaluations

    Passive soil gas samplers are a minimally invasive, easy-to-use technique in the field for identifying VOCs and SVOCs in the vadose zone. Similar to active soil gas and other field screening techniques, the simplicity and low cost of passive samplers enables them to be applied in large numbers, facilitating detailed mapping of contamination across a site, for the purpose ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 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

  • 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 analysis of energy and environmental performance of biofuels

    New research identifies important influences on the energy and environmental performance of biofuels made from agricultural crops. Type of land use change, type of biofuel crop and the by-products from the conversion process all influence performance. The benefits of introducing biofuels in the transport sector or as feedstock in the chemical industry are widely debated. Research has produced ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Research on Soil Chamber Pressure Published in Journal of Geophysical Research

    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - LI-COR Senior Application Scientist Liukang Xu, Ph.D., led a group of LI-COR scientists and engineers in a research effort to examine pressure effects on chamber-based soil CO2 flux measurements. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), an American Geophysical Union publication. Findings of the research show that ...


    By LI-COR

  • On-site analysis of cannabis potency using Infrared spectroscopy

    Cannabis is increasingly being recognised for its therapeutic value. This has led to a reduction in its regulation, and even its legalisation, by many different governments. As cannabis production becomes legalised and regulated it is important that manufacturers can assess the chemical content and potency of their plants. The value of cannabis in the control of pain, spasm and a range of ...


    By Specac Limited

  • When it comes to forest soil, wildfires pack one-two punch

    For decades, scientists and resource managers have known that wildfires affect forest soils, evidenced, in part, by the erosion that often occurs after a fire kills vegetation and disrupts soil structure. But, the lack of detailed knowledge of forest soils before they are burned by wildfire has hampered efforts to understand fire’s effects on soil fertility and forest ecology. New research ...

  • LI-COR Offers New Tool for Mapping Soil CO2 Concentrations and Fluxes

    Real-time mapping of soil CO2 concentrations and fluxes are recorded by an integrated CO2 mapping tool with GPS unit introduced by LI-COR Biosciences. The ...


    By LI-COR

  • Oil and Gas Wastewater Storage and Leaks

    A recent Associated Press analysis found that in oil- and gas-producing states, “more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014 in incidents involving ruptured pipes, overflowing storage tanks, and even deliberate dumping.” Wastewater spills ...

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Global Marine Energy Market Analysis to 2020 - Capacity, Generation, Regulation and Market Share Analysis now available at ReportsandReports

    Dallas, TX: ReportsandReports announce Japanese Global Marine Energy Market Analysis to 2020 - Capacity, Generation, Regulation and Market Share Analysis Market Research Report in its Store. Browse complete Report at ...


  • New landfill gas detector from Photovac

    Photovac, Inc., the manufacturer of premium instruments for volatile organic compound analysis in air, soil, and groundwater, is pleased to introduce the MicroFID flame ionization detector for landfill gas detection.The measurement of methane and non-methane components in landfill gas is essential for compliance with air quality operating permit requirements, and the MicroFID detector from ...


  • Hiden Membrane Inlet Dissolved Gas and Vapour Monitor

    The Hiden Analytical HPR-40 Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer series now feature an extended range of submersible insertion probes and flow-through semi-permeable membrane interfaces, specifically engineered for measurement of dissolved gases and vapours in aqueous solution in diverse environments and applications. The systems provide real-time analysis of biological and physical processes within ...


    By Hiden Analytical

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