Since its introduction in 2003 by Anastassiades and Lehotay et al, the QuEChERS method 1 (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, safe) has proven to be effective and convenient for analysis of multiple pesticides in agricultural products. Increasing concern over the health effects of residual pesticides on fruits and vegetables has led to increased testing of these products to determine the levels of pesticides on produce when it goes to market. The QuEChERS method has allowed analysts to process a greater number of samples in a shorter time period than with previous methods.
As scientists and science enthusiasts, we often have a love/hate relationship with technology. On one hand it enables us to do things better, faster, or more nimbly. On the other hand it sometimes creates controversies, complications and difficult questions. The advent of revolutionary ideas like AI and cloud computing in the lab space is no different. Join us for a discussion among experts in the field, including leading AI technology serial entrepreneur Jean Fallacara, as they explore outcomes of forward-thinking tech in labs today.
The amount of acetonitrile found in the laboratory air was cut in half around the HPLC system on which the VapLock Closed Solvent Waste System was installed. In laboratories with multiple HPLC or LCMS systems, the reduction of indoor air pollution could be dramatically reduced ensuring the health and safety of laboratory employees.
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When selecting a balance, consider the type of balance for your application, including readability and capacity; look at additional features that could offer efficiencies; and then determine how your choice fits into your budget.
A fluidized sand bath consists of a loosely packed mass of fine solid particles (aluminium oxide ) through which an upward flow of air is passed. In the fluidized state, the aluminium oxide particles become mobile, and the bath displays many of the properties of a liquid. However, since the bath is composed of tiny, inert aluminium oxide particles, any concerns related to freezing, boiling and evaporation are eliminated.
The Erlenmeyer flask, named after its inventor German organic chemist Emil Erlenmeyer, is also known as a conical flask or titration flask. It is used for a wide variety of applications but basically for heating and mixing solutions. Erlenmeyer flasks are crafted of many different materials including borosilicate glass, polycarbonate (PC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate co-polyester plastic (PETG), perfluoroalkoxy (PFA), and more.
There are multiple types of syringes that can be used in the laboratory. Each syringe has a different purpose based on what is being performed in the lab as well as different care and cleaning techniques.
An infrared thermometer measures temperature without contact through a point-and-click activity, which then measures temperature from black-body radiation or infrared energy produced by the material being targeted for temperature measurement.
With lab setup, design layout of how your space will function is crucial for an optimized lab. These references listed provide a wealth of detailed information. Whether you are building a new laboratory space or updating an old one, these references will help with developing good laboratory layouts that are safe and are compliant with regulations.
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