The Model 202 has been certified by the EPA as a Federal Equivalent Method (FEM): EQOA-0410-190
SEAL Analytical theme is totally automatic
For many analysts, WWEM 2018 will be the first opportunity to see SEAL Analytical’s latest autoanalyzer, the AA500, a fully automated, high throughput, segmented flow analyzer. The AA500 has a compact, all-in-one housing, and provides up to 6 channels for simultaneous analysis of multiple parameters with ultra-low detection limits and excellent repeatability. With fully automatic control of start-up, reagents, heating, digestion, distillation, air injection, analysis and shutdown, the AA500 frees laboratory...
EPA Proposes new reporting requirements for Mercury
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a proposed rule regarding mercury (both as an element and as part of a compound) where it is manufactured, imported, or intentionally used in either a product or in the manufacturing process. The rule – which was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2017 – has a number of general and specific requirements for which companies and individuals who manufacture, import or use mercury must report on. The Toxic Substances Control Act...
Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials against Spores of Clostridium difficile
On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobials against spores of Clostridium difficile (C. diff). EPA Microbiology Laboratory Branch (MLB) SOP MB-28: Procedure for the Production and Storage of Spores of Clostridium difficile for Use in the Efficacy Evaluation of Antimicrobial Agents; and EPA MLB SOP MB-31: Procedure for the OECD Quantitative...
New Drinking Water Methods Approved
EPA approved 17 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples: EPA Method 150.3, Determination of pH in Drinking Water Standard Methods 7500-Ra E and 7500-Ra E-07 for Radium 226 and 228 Standard Method 7110 D-17 for Gross Alpha and Gross Beta ASTM D2972-15B and C for Arsenic ASTM 3559-15D for Lead ASTM D3645-15B for Beryllium ASTM 3895-15 A and B for Selenium ASTM 6508-15 for Nitrate, Nitrite and Orthophosphate ASTM D7283-17 for Gross Alpha and Gross Beta TECTA Method for Total...
EPA Releases Final Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials against Public Health Biofilms
On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobial pesticides against two biofilm bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus): EPA Microbiology Laboratory Branch (MLB) SOP MB-19: Growing a Biofilm using the CDC Biofilm Reactor; and EPA MLB SOP MB-20: Single Tube Method for Determining the Efficacy of Disinfectants...