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Fast analysis for busy laboratories

Fast analysis for busy laboratories

“Chromatography is a slow analytical technique…..” “If it doesn’t use gradient elution it won’t be fast enough……” “I can’t wait that long for results…..” These are all statements that have been synonymous with ion chromatography for a long time, but are they really true? There have been a let of...
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Consolidated Beer Analysis

Consolidated beer analysis

For a long time in analytical laboratories, the goal has been automation. Automation removes the human factor from sample preparation and analysis, whether it is 4 am, 11.55 am or 5 pm, sample are handled the same way. The disadvantage of automation has, historically, been each analysis requiring a sample...
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Keeping milk fresh, it is a fine line to tread!

Keeping milk fresh, it is a fine line to tread!

Lactoperoxidase process Slowing the lactoperoxidase process is a key way of prolonging the shelf life of milk. Unfortunately, the simple way of doing this, adding thiocyanate to milk, can have a negative effect on the thyroid, especially for infants. Along with iodine and perchlorate, thiocyanate levels in milk have a...
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Robust IC around the world

Robust IC around the world

Looking to make sure you are getting a reliable system for your lab? Don’t just take our word for it. Here are the real life users opinions. Watch what IC Analyst Lledo Altava from Spain and others around the world have to say.  Lledo Altava, IC Analyst at Iproma in...
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Strawberries, an interesting indicator for the function of your desalination plant

Strawberries, an interesting indicator for the function of your desalination plant

Seawater naturally contains safe, low ppb, levels of boron. When desalinating, boron can be concentrated to ppm levels. This concentration, while harmless for human ingestion, it highly toxic for a wide range of fruit and vegetables. Ion exclusion provides a simple solution for low-level analysis of boron, as borate, in...
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Purifying our water makes it healthier…..Right?

Purifying our water makes it healthier…..Right?

The most common water purification techniques are very efficient in removing biological and heavy metal contamination. The drawback, excessive chlorination can produce high levels of highly carcinogenic chlorinated hydrocarbons.  Similarly, ozonification can lead to high levels of bromate. These highly carcinogenic oxyhalides are defined as disinfection by-products. Disinfection by-products, at...
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Total Nitrogen and Phosphorus by ASTM D8001

Nitrogen and Phosphorus The analysis of nutrients in soil and water is very important to farming and environmental health. A lack of nitrogen or phosphorus in soils will inhibit crop growth. An excess can lead to unwanted organic growth in waterways due to runoff waters. ASTM D8001 Historically, total nitrogen...
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Ion Chromatography Applications

Ion Chromatography Applications

Ion Chromatography Applications on metrohm.com.au The Metrohm Application Finder: Struggling to find the correct application note? Metrohm’s website includes a powerful and fast Application Finder. With its five filter categories — standard, analyte, matrix, industry and method as well as a full text search, it enables you to narrow down...
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Can’t do it? Want to do it faster? Ask us how.

Do it faster - with our help! Finding time to develop new methods and applications is hard. MEP Instruments specialists can develop analysis solutions specifically for your lab or process. In the past two years alone, MEP have developed over 60 customer specific applications in our local laboratory facilities. Applications...
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Taking the preparation out of solid sample analysis by ion chromatography

Simplified process for the analysis of solid samples In 2015 a shipment of coal to China was rejected on the dock due to fluoride levels above the limit set by the Chinese government. The high cost of re-loading and finding a new export destination, not to mention the cost to...
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Enhancing the leaching process for gold extraction

Gold extraction: Enhancing the leaching process Thiosulphate leaching is a sensitive process that requires both dependent and independent optimization of each of the chemical components of the leach reaction in order to maximize gold recovery and minimize reagent losses. Through the use of ion exchange separation and UV/Vis detection, the...
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77° North – A week at the Polish Polar Station

Research into the environment takes place all over the globe. Having the ability to perform immediate analysis in remote locations can make or break a research project. Robust IC systems have allowed researchers to continue their analysis in some spectacular locations, from the Southern Ocean to the edge of the...
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