Articles by David Miller

Articles by David Miller

Socorex Dispensers
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Socorex dispensers Calibrex Organo and Solutae in new sizes

Socorex have added four new sizes to their range of Calibrex 525/530 bottle top dispensers, which after the withdrawal of the fixed volume dispensers, are a welcomed addition to the range. Calibrex Organo and Solutae models - both with and without flow control stopcock, adding flexibility to safety. No tool needed to assemble or to remove for cleaning. Fitting most reagent bottles, Socorex ...
Hach DR900
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Hach DR900 lost data programes

Do you have a Hach DR900? Have you lost the ability to view and access it's stored programs? There is a potential for the Hach DR 900 to lose the ability to view and access its stored programmes. This is a result of the internal data log overwriting the stored programme file. This will most likely occur on instruments that have performed in excess of 1,700 tests.  In addition, th...
Parafilm
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Parafilm: Frequently asked questions

Parafilm is a semi-transparent sealing film that is used widely in labs and beyond since it was invented in the USA in 1936. It is composed of a proprietary combination of waxes and polyolefins and has the incredible ability to stretch to over 200% of its original length. It can cling to and seal vessels of almost any shape and material and this makes it incredibly versatile. Parafilm is moist...
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Whats the definition of water content?

Water is essential to life; it plays a critical role in the physical and chemical functions of our bodies, the food we eat, and the materials that surround us. In many industries and industrial processes it is important to measure the water content of substances in order to assess quality. This allows us to adjust manufacturing processes and ensure that products and foodstuffs meet the c...

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What tests can I run on the Hach HT200s High temperature thermostat

The Hach Ht200s High temperature thermostat can be used for a range of Hach Lange LCK cuvette tests to increase the speed of the digestion.  The Ht200s can be used for COD - chemical oxygen demand and a range of nutrient tests listed below: OVERVIEW OF THE TESTS...

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Mettler seven excellence - new firmware

Mettler toledo have just announced new firmware for the Mettler Seven Excellence series of electrochemistry meters.   The v2.2 is the newest firmware release for the Mettler high-end benchtop multi-parameter instruments. The new firmware features a number of important improvements to SevenExce...

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Testing for Nitrates in water what are the options?

Nitrate is a naturally occurring substance in the environment and is commonly found in most water sources, it is usually only a cause for concern in areas where water supplies can be affected by farm runs offs and agriculture, its use as a fertiliser can cause increased levels in water supplies The UK safe limit for nitrates in Drinking water is 50mg/l as described in the current advice on Nit...

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Techne's new Flexi-block accessory allows safe heating of any sample vessel

Techne® Dri-Block® heaters have been providing a safe, dry precision temperature source in the laboratory for 50 years. The 2014 range introduced 6 new block heater models with several new features and a modern new look.   [caption id="attachment_6455" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Techne flexiblock with tubes in a DB200-3[/caption] The new Flexi-block accessory is ideal fo...
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Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis?

Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis? Its not just pH [caption id="attachment_6437" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Vials[/caption] Answer: Alkalinity is a measure of the acid-neutralizing or buffering capacity of a solution. The properties of water are is easily influenced by alkalinity, making it an important and widely used test. If any changes are mad...
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Hach Dr2800 water testing spectrophotometer now obsolete.

With the launch of the new Hach DR1900 portable spectrophotometer Hach have discontinued their popular Dr2800 spectrophotometer. [caption id="attachment_2899" align="aligncenter" width="300"] DR2800 portable spectrophotometer[/caption] We have created this blog to answer a few of our customers common questions about this change and the way forward for customers upgrading or servicing thei...
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How can I detect Nitrite in meat

How can I detect Nitrite in meat In Europe many meat products like ham and smoked pork chop are cured. Curing is a process to preserve meat and sausages by addition of common salt. The meat develops a typical curing taste and becomes red in color. This process is important to avoid a grey coloration and a growth of microorganisms. However the reaction of nitrite with amino acids, can cause t...
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Stuart's new heating blocks ensure safe, effective heating for round bottom flasks

Stuart Equipment has introduced a new range of heating blocks designed as accessories for the company's Undergrad range of hotplates and hotplate stirrers.   [caption id="attachment_6135" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Stuart drysyn heating blocks[/caption] Developed along with Drysyn, a leading supplier of heating blocks, the new Stuart products enable customers to effectively ...
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