An enzyme in the bacterium that causes potato scab could help create new, environmentally benign biocatalysts with the potential to cut use of the highly corrosive chemical nitric acid.
The latest sensor design of Michell Instruments’ S8000 Remote chilled mirror hygrometer combines high-accuracy temperature control with new materials to improve reliability and avoid condensation.
Ziltek and CSIRO have announced the commercialisation of a handheld device for the rapid in-field analysis of petroleum contamination in soil. The RemScan device uses an infrared signal to directly measure petroleum hydrocarbons in soil.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a powerful new technique for manipulating the building-block molecules of organic chemistry. The technique enables chemists to add functional molecules to previously hard-to-reach positions on existing compounds, making it easier for them to generate new drugs and other organic chemicals.
The speed of hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis reactions has been found to increase in the presence of water. Researchers found that the presence of even the most minute amounts of water - on the order of those in an outer-space vacuum - can accelerate the diffusion of hydrogen atoms on iron oxide by 16 orders of magnitude at room temperature.
Spectro has released a range of analytically significant technology platforms in the field of oil and lubricant analysis. The company’s lab, field-portable and handheld analytical tools are based on emission, infrared, FTIR and X-ray technologies, among others.
Petrospec’s Turbine Diesel Portable Process Analyzer (TD PPA) provides a global analysis of diesel and jet fuel blends in 3 min using only 10 mL of sample and no sample preparation.
PAC’s PetroSpec QuickSpec analyser delivers simple, fast and accurate analysis of gasoline-grade ethanol in the field.
The Teledyne Leeman Labs mercury analysers automate the determination of mercury, freeing time for other laboratory tasks. With capabilities to analyse mercury at levels of 1 ppt and less, analysis times of one minute per sample and a specially designed early warning system to protect against contamination by samples with high mercury levels, the analysers are suitable for any lab wanting accuracy, speed and reliability in mercury analysis.
The Thomas Cain range of automated sampling handling systems fully automates the sample preparation for EPA and other laboratory methods that use hot water baths or heated blocks.
The PAC-Antek Sulfur Express sulfur detector uses the ASTM D7620 - 10 standard test method for the determination of total sulfur in liquid hydrocarbon-based fuels by continuous injection, air oxidation and ultraviolet fluorescence detection (doesn’t require compressed gases).
The Velp Scientifica NDA 701 Dumas nitrogen analyser uses advanced technology to optimise productivity in the food and feed industries.
The PowerPrep SPE system replaces older techniques such as liquid-liquid extraction or LLE and automates existing manual SPE techniques. The PowerPrep SPE automated One Step Extraction and Concentration System is built by design to simplify, improve and increase productivity by automating the manual steps in a sample preparation process.
Syrris has launched its Asia range of modular flow chemistry systems. The high-performance, flexible and easy-to-use system is scalable and modular, making it suitable for any flow chemistry requirements.
Sources of allergens in finished food products can be from raw materials, cross contamination from other products made on the same equipment, or transferred from elsewhere in the manufacturing plant. The ability to test at all levels, both raw and finished goods as well as the plant environment, is an important tool in prevention of contaminated product.