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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria In America's Water System
Antibiotic resistant bacteria live inside drinking water distribution systems blamed for rising healthcare costs.
Washing Clothes Releases Microplastic Particles
Research suggests that over 700,000 microfibres could be released in waste water with every run of a domestic washing machine.
Atmosphere Acidity Minimised to Preindustrial Levels
Sheet ice study shows acidic pollution of the atmosphere has now almost returned to preindustrial levels.
Detecting Hazardous Substances in Water
Scientists develop device for the rapid analysis for hazardous substance content in liquids.
Water Dynamics Affect Coral Reefs
Understanding what aids or degrades these ecosystems can help focus conservation efforts on reefs that are most likely to survive global warming.
Environmental Impact of GM Crops
Following the adoption of GM crops, insecticide usage decreases but herbicide use increases, study shows.
Impact of Emerging Contaminants in Our Water Supply
Emerging contaminants, any synthetic or naturally occurring chemical not commonly monitored in the environment, in our water supply are becoming of increasing concern due to their potential ecological and/or human health effects.
Study Finds Mercury Contamination Across Western N. America
BRI research results found widespread mercury contamination at various levels across Western North America.
Device Improves Measurement of Water Pollution
Researchers have developed a device that makes it easier to measure contaminant levels in water.
Changing Ocean Chemistry Due To Human Activity
More anthropogenic carbon in the northeast Pacific means weaker shells for many marine species.
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Lab Innovations Adds Major Names to Exhibitor Line-Up
Lab Innovations 2016 announce big name exhibitors that are signed up to their event in November.
Monsanto, Second Genome Collaborate
Collaboration aims to use microbiome technology platform to accelerate protein discovery.
LabVantage, Lonza Partner
Partnership will offer the most advanced environmental monitoring capabilities in the industry.
Funding for Advanced Water Testing Tech
MBio Diagnostics announces funding from the National Science Foundation to advance water toxin testing technology.
Metrohm USA Receives the Electrochemical Society Leadership Circle Award
Metrohm USA is proud to announce that it has received the Leadership Circle Award from The Electrochemical Society (ECS) recognizing ten consecutive years of membership.
Helsinki Chemicals Forum Examines the Relationship of Chemicals to the Circular Economy
Forum addresses economic development and sustainability with a particular emphasis on the opportunities and challenges the circular economy poses for chemicals regulation.
Lab Innovations Gears Up for 2016
Lab Innovations 2016 returns to the NEC, Birmingham, for its fifth edition. The show, which has established itself as the UK’s only event dedicated to laboratory professionals, will take place on 2 & 3 November 2016.
Helsinki Chemicals Forum Zeros in on The Circular Economy
Chemicals Management and Sustainable Chemistry Highlighted During Upcoming Conference in May
Xylem Analytics Enters Agreement with Lab Synergy
Company has announced agreement with Lab Synergy for expansion of customer solutions available through direct channels in North America.
Expansion of Xylem Analytics Customer Solutions
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Diagnosing Coral disease with Metabolomic Markers
NYUAD

Application of untargeted metabolomics for the identification of disease markers in corals
Mobility of Aeroallergens in Home: Effect of Location of Air Sampling and Implication for Evaluation of Patient Exposure
1Inspirotec Inc, Chicago, IL, Kenilworth Medical Allergy & Immunology, Kenilworth, IL

The Inspirotec sampler permitted the easy testing of multiple locations within a household. Air sampling simultaneously at 12 locations by other technologies would have been technically challenging. These were run by an untrained operator.
Lutjanus jocu (Dog snapper) as a bio-indicator of emerging contaminants and changes in environmental condition.
1 Department of Environmental Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras , San Juan, PR 2 Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Our research assesses the use of Lutjanus jocu as a bioindicator of changes in environmental condition and water contaminated with toxic substances in estuarine ecosystems.
Determination of C2-C12 Aldehydes in Water by SPME Arrow On-Fiber Derivatization and GC/MS
1 BGB Analytik AG, Lettenstrasse 97, 8134 Adliswil, Switzerland; 2 CTC Analytics AG, Industriestrasse 20, 4222 Zwingen, Switzerland

A method applying SPME Arrow extraction and on-fiber derivatization for the quantitation of C2-C12 aldehydes in water by GC/MS is described.
Minimizing Carry-over for High Throughput Analysis
1FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Life Sciences Gründenstrasse 40 CH-4132 Muttenz; 2CTC Analytics AG Industriestrasse 20 CH-4222 Zwingen; Switzerland

Minimal carry-over is a prerequisite for high throughput analysis. However, minimized carry-over and cycle time are competing and a careful optimization is mandatory. In this study the influence of wash conditions on carry-over of various compounds was investigated. A strategy to minimize carry-over was developed. The influences of different wash tasks were investigated. Finally the contribution of different system components such as injector valve or column was studied.
A Comparison of ITEX Dynamic Headspace–GC/MS to other Enrichment Techniques for Analysis of Flavoring Compounds
1Aspen Research Corporation, Maple Grove, MN; 2CTC Analytics, Zwingen, Switzerland

Enrichment techniques are commonly used for the analysis of flavoring compounds in different matrices with GC/MS. Analysis of flavoring compounds is done by purge & trap, SPME or headspace, depending on requirements for sensitivity. The In-Tube Ex¬traction (ITEX) Dynamic Headspace uses a micro trap filled with an adsorbent material to efficiently extract the compounds. Here we evaluate if the ITEX can be used to effectively analyze for these compounds and reduce the analyst’s time involved.
High Performance Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Coupled with a High Resolution Multi-Reflecting TOFMS for Confident Non-Target Analyte Identification
LECO Corporation, Restek Corporation

The use of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography to help increase chromatographic resolution is a major step in tackling the problem of confident peak identification in a complex sample matrix. Combining the separation power of two-dimensional gas chromatography, with resolving power greater than 25,000, and sub ppm mass accuracies of a high resolution multi-reflecting TOFMS is the ideal solution to confident compound identification within a complex sample matrix.
Development of a Paper-Based Fluidic Device for Phosphorus Detection
Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)

This poster displays the successful beginning stages of an innovative way to detect phosphorus in standing bodies of water by minimizing the quantity of chemicals used, reducing the cost of analysis instrumentation, allowing the potential for real-time monitoring, and producing consistent and reliable results.
Non-Target Analysis of Electronic Waste Samples from China
LECO Corporation, Environment Canada, New York State Department of Health

GC×GC-HRT is a powerful tool for the comprehensive analysis and
chemical characterization of analytes in complex matrices. The combination of high resolution front-end separation with high
resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry made possible the
identification of compounds previously unknown in these samples.
Study Of The Active Bacterial Community In Two Membrane Bioreactors
1 Research Institute of Water and Environmental Ingeneering (IIAMA), Polytechnic University of Valencia 2 I+D+i Department , Urbaser S.A.

In this work, bacterial communities from two MBR systems treating leachates were evaluated using the 16S rRNA metagenomics approach, with and without a viability dye (Propidium Monoazide, PMA).
Application Notes
Monitoring Microfiltration Processes for Water Treatment
Malvern Instruments Limited

Quantifying nanoparticle concentration and size to optimize filtration processes.
Rapid Point of use DNAble® Assay for Salmonella enterica using the Douglas Scientific® AmpliFire®
Douglas Scientific

With greater portability than real-time PCR instrumentation, the AmpliFire produces rapid and accurate results in the field or in the lab without cumbersome equipment or reagents. In a recent study, the AmpliFire® accurately detected the presence of Salmonella enterica using both purified genomic DNA and a crude sample preparation method, making it a powerful tool for point of use applications.
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in cooling water
Metrohm AG

This application note outlines the determination of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium in cooling water using cation chromatography with direct conductivity detection.
Optimization of Instrument Settings and Measurement Parameters for Kinetic Fluorometric and Luminometric Assays
Thermo Fisher Scientific

When fluorometric and luminometric assays are performed in microplate format, a high number of samples can be analyzed at a time. The speed of the reaction kinetics of the assay determines the requirements for the detection instrument and measurement parameters for achieving the best possible performance of the assay.
Turbidometric Growth Curve Measurements and Liquid Evaporation Studies with a Microplate Photometer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The turbidity of a liquid sample is traditionally measured either with a nephelometer or a photometer. The measure of turbidity (also called optical density, OD) refers to the scattering of light from the particles of the measured sample. When measuring turbidity of a bacterial culture, the amount of scattered light is directly proportional to the number of bacterial cells in the sample.
Validated Luminometric DLR™ Reporter Gene Assay with Thermo Scientific Varioskan® Flash
Thermo Fisher Scientific

One of the most common luminometric assays is Dual Luciferase® Reporter Assay from Promega corp. This application note shows how this assay is performed with Varioskan Flash multitechnology microplate reader. The note includes the performance of the normal DLR assay and results from some tests showing important aspects of the basic behaviour and performance of the DLR™ chemistry. This paper describes the overall efficiency of the Varioskan Flash in the measurement of DLR assay.
Analysis of Inorganic Cations in Drinking and Waste Water by Cation Exchange Chromatography with Conductivity Detection
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Inorganic cations are significant indicators of the quality of drinking waters and their suitability for human consumption. They have important physiological effects and they alter the palatability of water.
Ultra Low Detection Limits for Inorganic Anions and Cations in Power Station Boiler Water Analysis
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Boilers used in power stations hold ultra pure water, the purity of that water needs to be determined by highly sensitive techniques. Ion Chromatography is a technique which offers high sensitivity.
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