Clean your test sieves to maintain accurate results

A standard process in analytical laboratories is sieve analysis, the practice of accessing the particle size distribution of a granular material. The trouble is, sieves prove quite the challenge to clean thoroughly enough to get all the contaminants out of the mesh. Every last grain stuck in the sieve must be removed to gain accurate analysis.

A solution has been found in the use of ultrasonic baths.   Ultrasonic cleaning works by immersing the object in a tank of liquid then sending high frequency sound waves throughout the tank. These high-frequency sound waves result in an action called ‘cavitation’ produced from high and low pressure areas forming microscopic bubbles which violently implode as the next sound wave passes through creating a scrubbing brush action within the fluid.

Ultrasonic Bath For Test Sieves

Ultrasonic Bath For Test Sieves S 50 R

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Posted on July 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm by Emma Atkin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The >>Labster<< seating system by Bimos

There are high demands placed on a good laboratory chair – they need to be specially hygienic, comfortable and flexible for use in all areas of work. It needs to take up a minimum amount of space and yet still offer the maximum ergonomics and comfort. Bimos have answered these calls in the form of the Labster chair.

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The Labster 2 chair

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Posted on June 26, 2015 at 10:04 am by Emma Atkin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)?

Ask the expert: What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)?

Answer: Both COD and BOD test methods aim to give an indication of the amount of pollution in a water sample. COD is the amount of oxygen required to chemically breakdown the pollutants whereas BOD is the amount of oxygen required to do this biologically through micro-organisms. There is a strong correlation between COD and BOD, however COD analysis is a much faster and more accurate method.

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The Bimos NEON workplace chair

Developed by Bimos together with Phoenix Design and Fraunhofer Institute IAO the Neon chair system is a modern and contemporary solution to suit seating requirements in any workplace. It’s vibrant and fresh design stands out for all the right reasons being both attractive and functional. The flexible Neon system allows customization down to the small details – you decide.

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Bimos Neon 2

 

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Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:00 am by Emma Atkin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Using COD Results to Your Advantage

SME food and beverage processors often do not have their own reliable data to properly characterize the composition of their wastewater effluent.  Without this information companies cannot identify opportunities to reduce the volume and contamination strength of their effluent.  The Bloom Centre for Sustainability recently compared PeCOD to traditional COD methods at several processing sites.

SME food and beverage processor

SME Food and Beverage Processor

To access the report comparing these methods please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

 


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Posted on June 12, 2015 at 10:00 am by Emma Atkin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New Food Oil Monitor by Ebro – FOM 320

Replacing the Ebro FOM 310, the new and improved Ebro FOM 320 allows you to monitor your oil by safe and fast analysis on site. This gives you accurate measurements on your oil quality influencing the texture, taste and appearance of a finished food product whilst avoiding the significant health issues arising from over use of oil.  Oil analysis also minimises your usage by making sure you change your frying oil just at the right time.

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Posted on June 8, 2015 at 10:00 am by Emma Atkin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A COD Analysis Tool for Operations Staff

PeCOD simplifies COD analysis to a single push of a button and eliminates the use of dichromate and mercury, enabling municipal wastewater plant operations staff to conduct COD testing around the clock, with results in just 15 minutes.  There is no need to wait for hours or overnight for COD information.

PeCOD L100

PeCOD L100

Contact us to learn more about rapid COD analysis for municipal wastewater plants and correlation charts between PeCOD and dichromate based COD approaches.

 


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A guide to using Infrared Thermometers

Infrared thermometers measure the temperature from the thermal radiation being emitted by an object. They are used to serve a wide variety of temperature monitoring functions such as callibrating oven temperatures or checking mechanical equipment for hotspots.  In order to gain an accurate reading there are some key factors to consider – watch the video below to find out more.

For more information on the large range of infrared thermometers available from Camlab in the UK and the rest of the world please contact here or fill in the form below.


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Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Moving to 24/7 COD Monitoring

Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Moving to 24/7 COD Monitoring

PeCOD on line or At line COD analysis

PeCOD on line or At line COD analysis

The University of Guelph, based in Ontario Canada conducted a detailed study to demonstrate that PeCOD could accurately correlate to CODCr and rapidly measure organic matter for the City of Guelph Waste Water Treatment Plant.

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What is TDS?

Answer: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of the combined content of all the inorganic and organic substances such as mobile charged ions, minerals, salts or dissolved metals in a volume of liquid. Normally TDS is used in water testing, where TDS is defined as anything present that is not pure water (H2O) molecule or suspended solids.

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