Products & Services: Lab, Sampling

Jan. 1, 2011

Laboratory services

WesTech Engineering operates a full service laboratory. Testing is performed on customer supplied samples, generating information that can be used to determine the most effective technology to achieve any given separation objective. Sizing of the proposed equipment at full scale can also be determined based upon these results. The company's lab has experience generating data for varied samples, from industrial process water to municipal drinking water, and wastewater.

WesTech Engineering Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
Tel: 801-265-1000
Circle No. 247 on Reader Service Card


The new LaMotte Smart3 Colorimeter features a waterproof housing, a library of over 75 pre-programmed tests and USB communications. The expanded backlit display is now loaded with seven languages. The instrument design features a removable clear cell that protects the optical system from the elements and is IP67 compliant. Users can select from a scrolling menu of pre-programmed test factors or set up their own user-defined groupings for routine analyses.

LaMotte Co.
Chestertown, MD
Tel: 800-344-3100
Circle No. 248 on Reader Service Card

Chlorine residual analyzer

The Regal Model CRA 5000 chlorine residual analyzer is designed to continuously measure the level(s) of free and/or total chlorine in the disinfection process of water and wastewater. It may be used exclusively to monitor chlorine residual levels or it may be integrated with the Regal Model 7009/7010 Smartvalve™ for compound loop (feedback) chlorination and/or feed forward dechlorination.

Chlorinators Incorporated
Stuart, FL
Tel: 772-288-4854
Circle No. 249 on Reader Service Card


CCB-TOX is an on-line continuous contamination bio-monitor that detects chemical and organic toxins and provides real-time alerts. It uses non-pathogenic luminescent bacteria as living sensors. The monitor continuously draws samples and when luminescent levels, which indicate toxin levels, drastically decrease relative to the successive on-line automatic tests, an alarm is triggered. CCB-TOX minimizes false alarms, is easy to use; no calibration is needed and the monthly Reagent Refill Cartridge is easily replaced.

Whitewater Security
Circle No. 252 on Reader Service Card

pH/ORP platform

The S8000 pH/ORP Platform from Sensorex combines a flat surface, self-cleaning pH/ORP (REDOX) sensor along with modular mounting hardware and optional electronics. The fully configurable system is designed to reduce the cost of pH/ORP measurement in water/wastewater treatment applications. It allows users to purchase only the components they need initially, but allows them to expand measurement capability to meet changing plant requirements over time. It can even cut the number of spare sensors needed, reducing re-order processing labor and sensor expense.

Garden Grove, CA
Tel: 714-895-4344
Circle No. 251 on Reader Service Card

Colorimetric online analyzer

The new CA-6 Colorimetric Online Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices performs colorimetric or Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) based laboratory analyses accurately and reliably. Its online sequential sampling analyzer weighs less than 40 lbs. and can be wall mounted or simply set on a bench. Simply connect the sample, waste and reagent lines to the analyzer and provide power, and the CA-6 will begin its preprogrammed analysis sequence. The analyzer is available with up to four channels each from a separate sample point. A user-friendly menu structure and touchscreen allows access to information or customized analyses.

Electro-Chemical Devices
Irvine, CA
Tel: 800-729-1333
Circle No. 250 on Reader Service Card

BOD probe

YSI offers the new optical, luminescent based ProOBOD® optical dissolved oxygen probe for the measurement of BODs. The OBOD easily connects to the ProODO handheld instrument making an ideal laboratory BOD system. With rugged, keyed, MS-8 (military spec) connectors, rubber over molded housing, and a quiet self-stirring design, the device provides an optical alternative to the classic BOD probe design. Optical technology allows users to eliminate membrane changes and improve accuracy. There is also no need to worry about some common interfering gases or sensor maintenance.

YSI Environmental
Yellow Springs, OH
Tel: 800-897-4151
Circle No. 253 on Reader Service Card

Wastewater samplers

The AS series of wastewater samplers from QCEC offers indoor/outdoor placements in climates from -20 degrees F to 122 degrees F with no requirement for a separate enclosure. The heavy duty UV protected, molded cabinet has a "dual insulation" package including over 2" of rigid PIR insulation and an additional thermal reflective wrapping offering one of the highest R-factors in the industry. The sampler comes in the economic CVE-07 sampling version providing pulse or time actuated samples in composite containers up to 20 liters, and the patented "self calibrating" version that is fully programmable, and repeatable to +- 4ml per sample.

Des Moines, IA
Tel: 515-266-2268
Circle No. 254 on Reader Service Card

Laboratory reporting

Labtronics has released Nexxis RM (Report Manager), a new reporting tool that centralizes the reporting for all lab informatics systems into one central location. The report manager is a new type of lab informatics product that that produces files, print jobs and real time dashboards to make all of the lab's information available from a single source. It is able to use and integrate information from instruments, LIMS and any other lab informatics system. It does this by centralizing information into standard formats and by having direct connections to other systems. It organizes data and then provides an advanced reporting process to turn the data into information.

Labtronics Inc.
Guelph, Ontario
Circle No. 256 on Reader Service Card

Chromatography catalog

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released an iPad-compatible version of its latest Thermo Scientific Chromatography Columns and Consumables catalog. This online catalog for the iPad provides an interactive version of the printed catalog that includes innovative searching and linking features. With a robust applications search tool, access to method development guides, application notebooks and other technical information, the online catalog (including the new iPad version) provides a resource to guide users through any challenge on any instrument. This includes HPLC, GC and SPE products. With 540 pages of proven chromatography tools, including many and unique additions, the catalog offers products and techniques to meet all needs, from sample preparation to separation and analysis.

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Circle No. 255 on Reader Service Card

Nitrate analyzer

The Hach NITRATAX™ sc UV Nitrate analyzer offers in-situ continuous nitrate analysis using advanced ultraviolet (UV) absorption technology. By continuously measuring the UV light absorbed by nitrates, the instrument eliminates the need for reagents, sample conditioning and frequent calibrations. With few moving parts, the analyzer is simple to operate and maintain. The analyzers can be used to ensure consistent water quality, keep discharge waters clean, comply with regulatory requirements, and safeguard the environment. For wastewater applications, users can monitor influent, effluent, and aeration basin water to optimize processes and reduce energy and chemical usage.

Hach Co.
Loveland, CO.
Tel: 800-227-4224
Circle No. 257 on Reader Service Card

Water quality instrument

The Ultrameter II from Myron L. Co. has been redesigned to include an LSI/Hardness Calculator, free chlorine measurements and Bluetooth® data transfer, as well as measuring conductivity, resistivity, TDS, pH, ORP, and temperature. The user can accept inferred LSI values or input known values for pH, hardness or alkalinity to allow the calculator to determine the LSI value precisely. The user can also select from grains and ppm hardness units within the calculator. ORP readings can be displayed as mV or ppm free chlorine. This new feature allows the instrument to measure a dynamic range of sanitizer concentrations wider than that of a colorimetric test kit.

Myron L Co.
Carlsbad, CA Tel: 760-438-2021 Web:
Circle No. 258 on Reader Service Card

Refrigerated sampling station

The Liquistation CSF48 Refrigerated sampling station from Endress+Hauser is suitable for water treatment, compliance monitoring and increased process reliability. The system uses Memosens technology with true "hot plug-and-play" sensor recognition. It guarantees safe sampling compliant with all international standards and law.

Endress+Hauser Inc.
Greenwood, IN
Tel: 888-363-7377
Circle No. 260 on Reader Service Card

Nutrient analyzers

ASA Analytics' ChemScan® mini family of nutrient analyzer monitor specific nutrients and other parameters in the water and wastewater treatment process. These new single parameter process analyzers are suited for use in harsh environments. An example is the ChemScan mini oP for ortho Phosphorous analysis, which features low maintenance, large ID flow paths, simple field adjustable calibration and sample blank analysis to eliminate background interference. Continuous data provides the information needed to improve plant efficiency and reduce chemical use. Additional single parameter ChemScan mini analyzers will be released in the near future.

ASA Analytics
Waukesha, WI
Tel: 262-717-9500
Circle No. 259 on Reader Service Card

Submersible fluorometer

Turner Designs now offers a corrosion-resistant plastic housing for its C-7 Submersible Fluorometer. The plastic housing is ideal for long term deployments or environments that may degrade or corrode stainless steel sensors. The plastic C-7 is available with either standard connectors or, for greater corrosion resistance, titanium connectors. It is available in all the same optical configurations - Chlorophyll, rhodamine WT dye, fluorescein dye, phycocyanin, phycoerythrin, CDOM, optical brighteners, crude oil, refined fuels, and even turbidity.

Turner Designs
Tel: 877-316-8049
Circle No. 261 on Reader Service Card

Turbidity standards

EPA approval was recently awarded for the new line of primary turbidity standards manufactured by HF scientific. The stable and easy to use ProCal standards will replace the Primetime standards currently used in the company's products. In addition, the ProCal standards are being certified for use in other manufacturer's instrumentation.

HF scientific
Tel: 239-337-2116
Circle No. 266 on Reader Service Card

On-line TOC analyzers

OI Analytical's 9210 On-line TOC Analyzers support continuous on-line monitoring of organic contaminants in water streams for regulatory compliance and optimization of water treatment processes. Applications include finished drinking water monitoring by Standard Method 5310C / EPA 415.3, and surface or groundwater monitoring. The analyzers are designed in NEMA 4X / IP56 water-tight, dust-tight housings for operation in process environments. Results for each sample are shown on the touch-screen display and can be output to a SCADA system, PC via Ethernet connection, relay/alarm closure, or as a 4-20 mA analog signal.

OI Analytical
College Station, TX
Tel: 979-690-1711
Circle No. 262 on Reader Service Card

TOC analyzer

GE Analytical Instruments has released the new Sievers InnovOx On-Line Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer for measuring TOC in wastewater, industrial process, and environmental samples for a wide range of industries. The InnovOx (short for "Innovative Oxidation" technology) uses Supercritical Water Oxidation (SWCO), which combines high temperature and pressure to convert an aqueous sample matrix into supercritical water, a phase in which the water is neither liquid nor gas, and where SCWO can occur. This results in highly efficient oxidation, enhanced TOC measurement accuracy and precision, and the elimination of problematic sample contamination after analysis. The system measures from 0.5 to 50,000 ppm TOC.

GE Analytical Instruments
Tel: 720-622-0179
Circle No. 264 on Reader Service Card

Primary chlorine standard

Orbeco-Hellige offers a self-contained kit that allows preparation of a 1.5 mg/L chlorine standard without the use of additional pipettes or other glassware. The EZ Mix Primary Chlorine Standard Kit is ideal for use in the lab, plant or out in the field. The kit can be used to comply with the new regulations specified in US EPA Method 334.0.

Tel: 800-922-5242
Circle No. 265 on Reader Service Card

ORP, pH monitoring

The Burkert transmitter Type 8202 is a compact and modular device specially designed for measuring the pH or ORP value of fluids. The transmitter houses a replaceable and standard 120 mm pH or ORP probe screwed in a sensor holder with an integrated Pt1000 temperature sensor. Due to its modular and standard design, customers are now allowed to use any standard pH electrode from the numerous suppliers available. The compact transmitter has integrated PT1000 temperature sensors incorporated for required temperature compensation; the electronics of the Type 8202 can transmit both temperature and the desired analytical value simultaneously.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Tel: 949-223-3100
Circle No. 263 on Reader Service Card

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