Sigma-Aldrich and EMD Millipore have joined forces to create MilliporeSigma, the U.S. life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. With 19,000 employees and 72 manufacturing sites worldwide, MilliporeSigma’s portfolio spans more than 300,000 products serving the scientific, environmental, oil and gas, and food and beverage industries.
MilliporeSigma's water offerings are focused on providing fast, reliable and accurate testing capabilities through spectrophotometric analysis, including both bench top and handheld instruments as well as prepackaged chemistry to speed up analysis.
The analysis of water for volatile organic compounds is important due to their toxicity. The current methods for this determination lack of sensitivity, selectivity or capability for automation. This paper presents the new ISO 17943 Standard using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and GC/MS. The sample preparation by SPME enables limits of detection and easy automation of the whole method. GC/MS provides the required sensitivity and selectivity. This ISO Standard was validated by an interlaboratory trial, which results confirm the outstanding performance for this method.
In this paper the importance of reagent water quality for toxic element environmental analyses is discussed, and the suitability of fresh ultrapure water produced using MilliporeSigma water purification systems for ICP-OES and ICP-MS trace element analyses in environmental laboratories is demonstrated.
Currently the US EPA has not promulgated a single method for the analysis of Total Nitrogen (TN). Most states that have TN regulations require permitee's to measure TN as the composite of TKN, Nitrate and Nitrite. This approach is costly, time consuming, and susceptible to variability based on the methods used for the individual analytes. We are excited to announce the introduction of a Total Nitrogen Test Method consisting of a single spectrophotometric test kit. The method has been evaluated in a multilab study and this webinar will present the results of that study as well as an overview of the savings made possible by utilizing this new method for testing Total Nitrogen.
The Spectroquant Prove instruments are designed for wastewater, drinking water, as well as many industrial specific water testing applications.
Take a tour of the Spectroquant Prove touch screen controls to learn how much data is made available to you as the operator.
Is matrix interference a concern in your testing? The Spectroquant Prove has a pre-programmed and simple to use matrix check function to give you the confidence that your results are accurate.
The Spectroquant Prove instruments are all pre-programmed to operate in many different languages. Language selection is very simple.
The Spectroquant Prove instruments are pre-programmed with a photocheck function to facilitate trouble shooting and instrument verification that can be done without purchasing expensive filter sets or sending the instrument to the factory.
AQA and QC checks are a vital part of maintaining lab certification. See how the Spectroquant Prove instruments make this process as simple as possible.
See how the Live ID bar code can be used with cell test kits and reagent test kits to speed up your regular testing needs, while also eliminating the possibility of selecting the wrong test.
MilliporeSigma has developed a large number of specialty test for industries such as breweries, olive oil, and sugar producers. The special applications are preprogrammed into the machine and DO NOT need to be purchased separately.
Learn how the Spectroquant Prove allows you to evaluate your data on the instrument itself or export it for further analysis.
Would you like to maintain chain of custody records down to who is performing the tests? The Spectroquant Prove instrument make that possible.
This video offers a complete introduction to the Spectroquant Prove instruments. Approximately 10 minutes long.
We understand that spills happen in a lab. Learn how the Spectroquant Prove instrument has made spill cleanup trivial issue.
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Phosphorus is an essential element for organisms and plants. In natural, uncontaminated waters, it occurs as organically bound phosphate, condensed phosphates or as orthophosphate — often referred to by its chemical formula PO4-P. The small quantity of phosphorus present in natural waters does not promote the growth of plants. However, a rise in the concentration of phosphorus results in the proliferation of algae, which leads to the eutrophication of the water body.
The quality of drinking water is regulated by a variety of guidelines, such as the EU Council Directive 98/831,2 and WHO guideline. The key principles used to define these limits consider both health hazards and sensory and technical reasons. Iron, for example, does not exhibit a risk for health in concentrations usually found in drinking water.
Water in petrochemical feedstocks can cause problems for processors. Freezing of pipe lines and valves and poisoning of expensive catalysts are just a few examples.
Going through the motions of water sample testing for regulatory reporting requirements is only half the battle. It is also important that water operators use appropriately qualified reference materials and procedures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of their results. Here are some insights into reference-material evaluation that can generate the highest confidence in water testing results.
It’s common to see “BPA Free” labels on water bottles and other containers, a response to consumers who have grown increasingly wary of the contaminant. However, testing for BPAs that may have found their way into drinking water sources has traditionally been cumbersome and expensive, so municipalities could be exposing their customers to unsafe levels. The good news is that newer advancements are making it easier to use existing technologies to monitor for the pollutant.
Proficiency Testing (PT) is the name used by the International Standards Organization for a procedure also known as “inter-laboratory study” or “external quality assessment” or “ring test”. Proficiency testing, in simple terms, comprises a sample sent to a group of laboratories for measurement. The labs know what might be in the sample, but they don’t know exactly what is there or the concentration. Their results are compared with the known or true value and the lab is assigned a “Z” score to show how closely their result came to the target.
Traditionally when it comes to analysis, there have been two ways to measure pH. The first is the inexpensive method of using test strips, which requires little time or training. The second requires the use of a pH electrode or probe and because it requires more training, time, and equipment, is far more expensive. However, a hybrid application is now available that brings together the ease of use of test strips with technology to ensure preciseness.
The primary reason for laboratory testing at a water or wastewater plant is to determine if the facilities are meeting regulatory limits. Both proper operation and accurate testing are of utmost importance to ensure compliance. However, regulators and operators must consider limitations of the test methodology, as they may affect analysis results. The last thing any plant manager wants is unwarranted problems as a result of faulty analysis.
Many treatment facilities test for chemical oxygen demand on a regular basis. Some laboratory test methods can be time consuming and expose technicians to toxic chemicals. In addition, interference from components in the samples may affect the test results. MilliporeSigma is a global leader in the life science industry and has produced test kits to measure numerous analytes. Water Online spoke with MilliporeSigma about advances in measuring chemical oxygen demand
MilliporeSigma is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative designed to benefit the Environmental Testing community by providing product discounts up to 65% off normal list price. The Environmental Testing Partnership Program (ETPP) is a comprehensive offering designed to offer customers access to the thousands of products geared toward environmental testing at significant discounts, for a limited time.
Today’s environmental laboratories are audited and accredited companies where quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) reign. Advanced technology is needed to measure parameters for regulatory compliance down to parts per billion. In a world of regulatory mandates, can test strips still be used for water analysis?
Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused. Clean water is an essential part of daily life, from catchment all the way through to wastewater treatment, therefore analysis throughout the whole cycle is crucial. Whether in lakes, pipes, or bottles, we can accompany you with our range of instruments, test kits and applications for your water and wastewater needs.
Many industries use laboratory analyses to help with process control and regulatory compliance. However, process operators often need real-time results to make adjustments. Mobile testing methods are critical for troubleshooting problems and optimizing performance.
Aside from having to deal with weather, mud, and the occasional slippery rock, there are key issues related to sample quality that can make testing water specimens from the field a bigger challenge than lab testing. That is why, when it comes to confidence and accuracy in onsite testing for nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, pH, and more, there’s nothing like using the right tools to do the job on the spot. Here is a quick checklist of trials, tribulations, and potential solutions for streamside sampling.
Utilities using ozone for disinfection must meet strict regulatory requirements for bromate. MilliporeSigma has been in the business of improving analytical equipment to make life in the lab more efficient and cost-effective for many years. Water Online spoke with MilliporeSigma about a new method for measuring bromate in drinking water.
Total nitrogen (TN) has become a compound of concern because of its impact on eutrophication on water sources. And as more states begin to set limits for TN, accurate testing becomes paramount. Unfortunately, multiple labs and variable test procedures can lead to disparities in final results. Many of today’s test methods are also time consuming, expensive, and even unsafe for lab technicians to use.