- Dr. Nausheen Sadiq presented on the analysis of iodine isotopes in kelp samples on February 13th at the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry in Pau, France.
View her presentation here.
- Dr. Stephen Springer presented on the determination of elemental mercury in soils on February 13th at the Battelle Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments in New Orleans.
View his poster presentation here.
- Elizabeth Madonick presented on the benefits of semi-quantitative ICP-MS analysis on March 6th at the Managing Stormwater in Washington Conference in Tacoma.
View her presentation here.
Our scientists and technical specialists strive to develop new methods and provide educational opportunities to meet the needs of our current and future clients! Contact us to learn more about any of our services.
Everyone knows that too much of a good thing can be bad. But what happens when even a little of a good thing can be harmful? Consumer reports tested different fruit juices for cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic. The results were startling. Click here for a detailed description of the juices tested and potential health risks.
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BAL’s methods are predominantly based on ICP-MS technology so it should surprise no one that the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is one of the highlights of our year. This year’s conference takes place February 3-8 in Pau, France, and Dr. Nausheen Sadiq will be presenting exciting new research on iodine isotopic ratio analysis in kelp samples. BAL’s Dr. Hakan Gürleyük and CEO Michelle Briscoe will also be attending this year’s conference. Please contact us if you will be attending and you’d like to connect, or if you would like more information about this new method!
Battelle’s Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments will be held February 11-14 in New Orleans and BAL’s Dr. Stephen Springer and Jamie Fox will be attending. Stephen will be presenting a poster on an exciting new method that he developed for the determination of elemental mercury in soils. Please contact us if you will be attending or if you would like more information about this new method!
BAL’s Business Development Director, Russ Gerads, will be attending the International Conference on Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development in Carlsbad, CA from February 17-20. Schedule a meeting with Russ to learn more about our novel technologies for not just advancing biopharmaceutical development but achieving greater yield and reducing risk in your current operations through chemistry.
Standard regulatory practices limit the total concentration of toxic metals, such as mercury, when discharged from industrial sources, ignoring the importance of speciation and bioavailability. This can result in dischargers spending more on wastewater treatment than might be necessary for adequate environmental protection. In a new article by author Robin Reash, data from Brooks Applied Labs is used to support the conclusion that by utilizing analyses for bioavailable forms of mercury, such as acid-labile mercury and methylmercury, the regulatory limits imposed are likely overly conservative. The article, published in August 2018 in the SETAC journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is available on-line here.
At the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) in New Orleans last month, two of our BAL scientists presented in the session “Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis of Environmental Samples”. Annie Carter’s presentation focused on the determination of elemental mercury in soils by selective volatilization, while Brian Smith’s presentation described a method comparison for the analysis of bioaccessible lead and arsenic in soils. Contact us today to learn more about either of these recently developed methods!