Environmental

Global businesses must navigate a complex and constantly changing set of requirements from U.S. and China EPAs to EU directives related to air and water pollution and radiation. To ensure strict compliance and reporting with minimal impact on operational efficiency and profitability, we provide a range of analytical technologies designed around the unique requirements of your industry. Our air, water, soil, and radiation technologies provide reliable, accurate, and precise results that can make compliance simpler and help minimize regulatory risks.

Upcoming webinar

       

June 9, 2015 at 11:00 am EST/4:00 pm CET

 

Bromine Speciation in Ozonated Drinking Water Using Ion Chromatography and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

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This webinar will focus on the quantification of bromide and bromated at sub-ppb levels using ion chromatography in combination with inductively coupled plasma followed by detection with mass spectrometry. Advantages of this method include significantly reduced risk of contamination, stable and quantitative bromated recovery, and high salt tolerance.

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June 30, 2015 at 11 am EST/4:100 CET

 

Rapid Speciation and Determination of Vanadium Compounds in Water Samples

 

 

Ion-pairing reversed-phase can be applied to ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) to allow rapid separation of inorganic species. Sector-field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SF-ICP-MS) can achieve low detection limits for vanadium in environmental samples. By coupling ion-pairing reversed-phase UHPLC to the ICP-SF-MS, a method was developed that allowed for the rapid separation and quantification of the environmentally-relevant species of vanadium, vanadyl and vanadate in water samples, with analytical detection limits approaching 50 ppt.

This web seminar explores the mechanism of retention through a systematic variation of the components of the eluent and the chromatographic conditions. The method was then applied to an environmental lake water sample as a proof of concept.


Featured application note

 

Low-Level Measurement of Oil and Grease in Water Using Solvent-Free Infrared Analysis Method ASTM D7575

Water quality testing is of great importance to address environmental and health concerns. A critical component being analyzed is hydrocarbons resulting from oil and grease contamination.

 

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Customer Testimonial

    

Bay Area Municipality

Learn how the Thermo Scientific Dionex Autotrace 280 system simplifies sample preparation for environmental testing 

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Case Study

Faster and better analysis of complex samples in a geochemical laboratory

 

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) offers a wide range of services, including determination of anion concentrations in water as well as leachable concentrations in rock and soil samples. They were consistently presented with complex samples containing high levels of Cl and SO4 in addition to very low concentrations of NO3 and PO4 .

 

Read how the Thermo Scientific™ Gallery™ Plus discrete analyzer offered the solution by enabling them to automate their analyses and provide better and faster environmental monitoring.

  

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New applications compendium


This compendium provides access to a wide-range of Environmental testing application notes and methods developed using LC, GC and IC and MS techniques. The compendium is easily searchable by compound class or matrix. Browse within the over 300-page interactive compendium for pesticides, PPCPs, polyhalogenated compounds, marine toxins, and contaminants of emerging concern.

 

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Featured Application Note

Enzymatic Analysis of Urea in Swimming Pool Water

 

It is important to control the level of urea since it is a potential source of hazardous ammonia chloramines and a possible nutrient for bacteria and algae, all of which pose a health risk. Typically measured by the Koroleff method, which is based on persulfate digestion, urea can also be measured using a simpler enzymatic method.  

 

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Featured article

   


Going mobile—portable equipment for water testing in the field
As water systems face increasing pressure to improve quality while reducing costs, having a full complement of mobile testing gear could very well be the best way to achieve both. While laboratory work is critical in the field of water and wastewater (WW) treatment, a good deal of data measurement occurs away from the confines of research facilities.

Water analysis and air quality

   

Water analysis
Enhancing the quality of our global water resources with easy-to-use laboratory and portable water testing solutions.

Air quality monitoring
Better health protection through improved air quality with emissions systems, gas analyzers, and portable monitors.

Soil testing

   

Environmental soil testing
Identify the scope and boundaries of contaminated sites with fast, powerful, and accurate hand-held soil analyzers.

Informatics: resources for water and environmental testing laboratories 

Do you have the defensible data you need to meet the compliance requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act?