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  • Take Soil & Liquid Measurements with a Dyacon Stainless Steel Thermistor Probe

    Soil temperature is critical when it comes to planting seeds or seedlings, as it largely determines seed germination and root growth. The Dyacon stainless steel thermistor probe (TSSP-1) is a robust, waterproof package, making it highly versatile in tracking temperature data of a variety of mediums, whether soil, ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • AMS Compacted Soil Sampling Kit

    Save time and energy in soil conditions where soil probes & slide hammers just won’t get the job done! The AMS Compacted Soil Sampler works great for obtaining “composite” soil samples in hard compacted and frozen soils. The 1-1/16” x 21” Flighted Auger with carbide bit may be connected to any ½” chuck drill. The entire unit assembles/disassembles in ...

  • Japan nuclear plant probes leak from new tank

    Workers at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant are investigating why highly radioactive water leaked from a new storage tank, amid concerns that the problem could further hamper cleanup efforts. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant suffered multiple meltdowns after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 knocked out power. It is currently using a fragile makeshift cooling system that creates large ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • PetroSense Announces the Integration of their Digital Hydrocarbon Probe (DHP) with Commercial Dataloggers Using the SDI-12 Protocol

    PetroSense (FCI Environmental, Inc.), the leader in Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) monitoring systems and the creator of the revolutionary Fiber Optic Chemical Sensor (FOCS), announced today the integration of the PetroSense Digital Hydrocarbon Probe (DHP) with commercial dataloggers that support Serial Data Interface at 1200 Baud (SDI-12). With this new integration capability, it just became ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Delta-T launches new digital SDI-12 version of the PR2 Profile Probe

    Delta-T Devices has launched a new digital version of their well-established analogue PR2 Profile Probe.  Named the PR2 SDI-12, it shares the many strengths of the analogue version (which remains in production), but with the addition of SDI-12 compatibility - allowing integration into new and existing SDI-12 systems. As with the analogue version, the new version comes in two lengths ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Common soil bacteria could clean up nuclear contamination

    Researchers are studying some common soil bacteria that “inhale” toxic metals and “exhale” them in a non-toxic form. The bacteria might one day be used to clean up toxic chemicals left over from nuclear weapons production decades ago. Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University and their colleagues were able to glimpse how the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium ...


  • ASTM D7698 - 11a Standard Test Method for In-Place Estimation of Density and Water Content of Soil and Aggregate by Correlation with Complex Impedance Method

    The test method is a procedure for estimating in-place values of density and water content of soils and soil-aggregates based on electrical measurements. The test method may be used for quality control and acceptance testing of compacted soil and soil aggregate mixtures as used in ...


    By ASTM International

  • Proposed new ASTM vadose zone standard to aid in vapor intrusion evaluations

    A proposed new practice being developed by ASTM Subcommittee D18.21 on Ground Water and Vadose Zone Investigations will cover techniques for actively collecting soil gas samples from the vadose zone beneath buildings. WK18835, Practice for Active Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Vapor Intrusion Evaluations, is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Envirologger chosen for PetroSense oil and fuel detection

    The PetroSense range of sensors from FCI Environmental is now supported by Envirologger. The probes can detect minute traces of hydrocarbons in soil or water and the data is transmitted instantaneously to a central server and relayed to the client on a web site, by email, SMS, file transfer protocol or via site manager software. Applications include process water, wastewater, oil field ...


    By Envirologger Limited

  • Envirologger chosen for PetroSense oil and fuel detection

    The PetroSense range of sensors is now supported by Envirologger, an advanced battery powered datalogger with extensive communications capability, including automatic data transfer to web sites. The probes can detect minute traces of hydrocarbons in soil or water and the data is transmitted instantaneously to a central server and relayed to the client on a web site, by email, SMS, file transfer ...


    By Envirologger Limited

  • Automatic Laser-Induced Fluorescence System

    VentEko is one of the first European companies that have acquired a unique automatic laser-induced fluorescence system (LIF) for oil product detection in polluted soil. Presently there are only about ten such equipments in the world. Operating principle LIF operation principle is based on soil laser irradiation through a special probing device inserted into the soil. The intensity ...


    By VentEko Ltd.

  • HPR-40 MIMS System Assists in Denitrification Studies

    Denitrification is the process carried out by bacteria that converts nitrites and nitrates to nitrogen, nitric oxide and nitrous oxide gases. Two of these gases have been linked with ozone layer depletion and global warming. Denitrification is an anaerobic process and occurs in environments where oxygen levels are depleted, such as within soils and groundwater. The Hiden HPR-40 membrane inlet ...


    By Hiden Analytical

  • 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

  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Forte Energy employs the Pylon AB-5R for cost effective Radon detection

    Forte Energy (Perth) is exploring for uranium in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania with the aid of the Pylon AB-5R. It takes two days of travelling to get to the isolated project area. The principle techniques are airborne and ground gamma radiometric surveys, with trenching and drilling of suitable anomalies. In some places a thin sand cover is present along the trend of a mineralised zone ...

  • DDM & TA’AZ Join Forces to Create TA’AZ Environmental

    DDM Geotechnical Services are based in the UAE, serving the Middle East markets. DDM’s Joint Venture with TA’AZ, will trade as TA’AZ Environmental, offering the Iraq market the complete array of onshore and offshore soil investigation and GeoSolutions services, plus MicroROV inspection and sand & sludge cleaning services. CPT ...


    By DDM Geotechnical Services

  • Sutron Corporation Unveils Real-Time Tracking and Alerting Tool for Cicada Emergence: East Coast Residents Can Watch Results and Prepare for Onslaught

    Sutron Corporation, a global leader in environmental monitoring, has put its sophisticated monitoring systems into action to provide real-time tracking and alerting of the local ground temperature and the best data on the pending emergence of the Magicicada septendecim or Brood II. This particular Brood resurfaces every 17 years, and it is predicted ...


    By Sutron Corporation

  • NEW AER-800 Anaerobic and Aerobic Testing & NEW BPA-800 Anaerobic Only Testing

    The New 800 Series using patented and proven flow cell technology that we have provided to our clients since 1990, with significant improvements and advancements in engineering. This New AER-800 Series eliminates the need for a separate interface box and is both powered and interfaced through a single USB connection allowing for less wires and by eliminating the interface box you have more room ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Land Surveying for Volatile Organics Detection with PID

    Environmental Consultants and contractors have the responsibility of monitoring the remediation of industrial waste sites and closed military bases. With Government pressure to develop brownfield sites, the environmental consultant must identify contamination and ensure clean-up is effective. A simple method is to use PIDs to rule out the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in ...


    By Shawcity Limited

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