The Role of Ultra-Trace Selenium Speciation Analyses and Ecological Risk Assessments

ecotoxicity-environment-seleniumEcotoxicity models for selenium have historically used total selenium concentrations to determine the risk to the ecosystem. However, more and more regulatory agencies are gaining an understanding of how the molecular form of selenium can impact the environment. Different molecular forms of selenium (species) will bioaccumulate (increase in tissue concentration) at different rates in lower trophic organisms, affecting the food chain at the basest level. Certain organic selenium species, such as selenomethionine, can bioaccumulate at a rate much faster than inorganic selenium species, such as selenite and selenate. To…

BAL Presents at Battelle Sediments Conference

New-Orleans-LAOur Technical Sales Manager, Jamie Fox, presented at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, presented by Battelle. The title of Jamie’s talk was “Overview of Sequential Extraction Methods to Assess Bioavailability and Mobility of Metals in Sediments.” A copy of the presentation can be found here. The conference took place from January 9-12, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with remediating, restoring and managing…

BAL is On the Road Again

AME-LogoBrooks Applied Labs’ Technical Services Specialist, Elizabeth Madonick, will be exploring Vancouver, BC for AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup on January 24-25. The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia hosts this annual event supporting 800 mineral exploration and mining companies and 2,400 international supporting service companies. With over 5,000 participants expected to attend, this year’s conference will bring together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, government representatives, suppliers, and First Nation partners to share ideas that will help shape the future of mineral exploration and development.

BAL Welcomes another New Face to the Family


On December 2nd, BAL’s Speciation Group Leader, Jacki Aitken, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Silas Porter Aitken was born at 10:30 am, weighing in at just over 9 pounds! Reports are he is a calm and happy baby who already knows how to pose for a photo. Congratulations to Jacki and her husband, Keven, on the new addition to their family from all of us at Brooks Applied Labs!

Happy Holidays from Brooks Applied Labs!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Happy-Holidays-from-BALAs 2016 winds down, we are filled with gratitude for our clients, and not just for the obvious reasons. You help us learn about your industries and projects, give us opportunities to use our creativity to solve problems, advocate for us as experts and for good science, and interact with us in a positive way that embraces our shared humanity. We count ourselves fortunate to work on a lot of really cool…