TERRA TEK ADDS SOLIDS SAMPLING
TO TOC ANALYSER
Terra Tek, one of the largest providers of
in-situ and laboratory geotechnical and chemical
testing services in the UK site investigation
sector, has recently added the LSS
Boat solids sampling module to its Lotix TOC
analyser at its Birmingham Laboratory.
The Lotix TOC analyser
from Teledyne Leeman Labs was introduced into
Terra Tek's well-equipped UKAS/Mcerts accredited
chemistry testing laboratory in 2016 to provide
the capability for accurate and reliable measurement
of carbon down to the ppb level. The 30-position,
conveyor style autosampler ensures rapid sample
throughput for this busy lab which carries out
analysis of contaminated land, leachates, waters
and building materials (concrete, lime and cement).
David Bowen, Chemistry Supervisor at Terra Tek's
Birmingham Laboratory, said: "We have been
delighted with the performance of the Lotix analyser,
and as we handle such a wide variety of samples
including soils, sludges and sediments, it made
sense to add the solids sampling accessory. Now
we can measure the carbon content directly from
these diverse matrices. The unit was installed
with switching valves to allow us to easily switch
between solid and liquid samples."
(N, S & Cl)
Combustion analysis is an extremely important
analytical technique and we have just produced
two new brochures which highlight the use of this
technique for elemental analysis of Total Nitrogen,
Sulphur and Chlorine and for TOC analysis.
The TSHR 6000 Series and 7000 Series of combustion
elemental analysers from THSR International are
used extensively in industrial, petrochemical
and environmental applications. Capable of analysing
Nitrogen and Sulphur in a wide range of solid,
viscous, liquid, gas and LPG samples these versatile
analysers meet the requirements of many internationally
recognised test methods.
Download the new Combustion Analyser brochure
Teledyne Tekmar TOC combustion analysers are
ideally suited for waste water, drinking and surface
water, ground water, sea water, and other hard
to oxidize matrices, with modules available for
solids analysis and TN detection. For high purity
water analysis in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology
industries, a UV/Persulphate analyser is also
Download the new TOC overview brochure
LAT sponsors 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal
Queen Mary University
of London, UK
3-4 April 2017
Lambda Advanced Technology (LAT) is a sponsor
of the 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal
Carbonisation, which will focus on Possibilities
and Limits for Feedstocks, Processes and Applications.
The symposium will take place at Queen Mary University
of London, UK, from 3-4 April 2017.
The Symposium will bring together scientists,
engineers and technologists from across academia
and industry to learn about and debate the latest
advances in hydrothermal carbon. LAT will be on
hand to provide details on the Berghof BR range
of high pressure reactors. With quality and safety
an integral part of the design concept, these
reactors are constructed from high-quality materials
and feature optional durable PTFE linings for
corrosion protection. Modular configuration options
meet a wide range of requirements.
The BR high pressure reactors can achieve a maximum
pressure of 200 bar up to 300 °C in either
SS316 TL or Hastelloy (150 bar for the BR-4000).
230 °C can be achieved using a SS316 Tl PTFE
lining. Reaction volumes from 25mL to 4.7L are
available. All systems feature an easy handling
closure mechanism and multiple configurations.
The symposium programme is aimed at promoting
collaborations and stimulating discussions. It
will include a set of keynote lectures focused
on different applications of hydrothermal carbon
materials ranging from bioenergy to agriculture,
and advanced materials for energy applications
New additions to the ICP and TOC
We are delighted to announce the
availability of the Prodigy
Plus high dispersion ICP.
The Prodigy Plus brings together the latest
in solid-state detector technology and Leeman Labs'
advanced high dispersion Echelle spectrometer to provide
the most powerful ICP available today.
Find out more here
The introduction of the LSS
Boat module for the LOTIX TOC analyser even further
extends the capabilities of the versatile Lotix TOC
Lotix can accurately measure carbon content in aqueous
matrices down to the ppb level, however the addition
of the LSS Boat module allows measurement of carbon
content in a variety of solid matrices, including
soils, sludges, sediments, particulate-laden liquids
and hard-to-oxidize samples.
We'd like to thank everyone who visited
us on our stand at the recent Lab Innovations Show in
We met with a wide variety of visitors who were interested
in many of the instruments that we were showing. There
was particular interest in the Prodigy
ICP spectrometer with its Axial, Radial, and
Dual-View configurations and advanced CMOS Array Detector,
as well as the Speedwave
Entry cost effective microwave digestion system.
The exhibition was very well attended in general and
we were delighted to meet with more people than ever
before on our stand. After the show we completed the
draw for the iPad Air 2 and we'd like to congratulate
Steve Langman at Terra Tek who was the lucky
We've already booked to attend Lab Innovations in 2016
where we hope to welcome even more visitors!
LAT is delighted
to be able to supply the novel TLDAµV® (transmitted
light drop analyser) microvolume spectrophotometer from
Drop Technology Ltd
is an innovative, simple-to-use microvolume UV-visible
microdrop spectrophotometer that is new to the market.
With sample volumes as small as 1.0 µl, it can be
used for a wide range of applications, from nucleic acids
and protein quantification to any general UV-visible measurements.
More Details Here
PTFE components for reduced running costs
Berghof's expertise in PTFE manufacture means that the Digestec
pressure digestors and speedwave microwave digestors feature
vessels made from inert Isostatic moulded PTFE that can withstand
the pressure without the use of other exotic microwave transparent
materials . Isostatic PTFE digestion vessels have at least
3 years service life and frequently up to 5-7 years.
They are also very robust and easy to use and have very few
parts, usually consisting of the vessel, sealing lid and closing
cap. This combination dramatically reduces the running cost
of the units since the running costs in other systems arise
from the need to replace vessel parts that can be attacked
by acid vapours such as metallic parts, plastics, or delicate/tiny
parts that can be easily broken, such as quartz vessels.
Free Acid Digestion Method Guide for solid sample preparation
Safe and effective digestion of solid samples is an important
stage in sample preparation for analysis by techniques such
as ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AAS or polarography. A free, 11 page guide
to acid digestion, pressure digestion and microwave digestion
methods is available from Lambda Advanced Technology.
This informative guide has been prepared by specialists at Berghof
Products + Instruments GmbH, a company with more than 30 years
experience in the manufacture of digestion equipment and covers
key areas such as:
Berghof also specialise in the manufacture of PTFE components,
which are key to the performance of these digestion systems
- Open and closed digestion
- Pressure digestion in 'Tölg Bombs'
- Pressure digestion with microwave heating
- Accurate temperature measurement
- Accurate pressure measurement