Filtered Beer & Wine can have Higher Arsenic and Lead Levels

Filter Beer in Glasses

There have been many research publications in recent years detailing the heavy metal levels in alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine, but few of these investigate how the processing of these beverages may influence the levels of toxic metals. The results of a new study by Redan et. al. published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (February 2019) show a clear correlation between the filtration of beer and…

Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

BAL Road Warriors

On June 12th and 13th, BAL’s Russ Gerads and Ben Wozniak will be attending the North American Metals Council (NAMC) meeting in Calgary, Alberta in support of the Selenium Working Group. Our involvement in this focused workgroup is a testament to BAL’s expertise and experience in metals chemistry and the value it provides to industry. Also, earlier this month, Jamie…

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Helena and Patrick - 5 Year Anniversary

Last month, BAL celebrated the 5-year work anniversary for two employees: Helena Vu and Patrick Nye. As a veteran of the industry with more than 20-years of experience, Helena’s technical knowledge, efficiency, and commitment to the highest quality data are indispensable! After many years as an ICP-MS chemist, she was promoted to lead our Metals Speciation Group in 2017. With her big smile, exemplary work…

Educating the Next Generation of Metals Chemists

UW Bothell, School of STEM

Dr. Hakan Gürleyük, Brooks Applied Labs’ Technical Director and Sr. Scientist, was recently a Chemistry Seminar Series guest lecturer at the University of Washington – Bothell’s School of STEM. On March 13th Hakan led a class of approximately 45 undergraduate chemistry students as they learned about “Speciation Analysis Using ICP-MS”. Visit our website if you would also like to learn more about trace metals speciation, or to receive…

Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

Dept of Defense Logo

BAL’s Jamie Fox will be speaking at this year’s DoD Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop, which will take place May 13 – 16 in Orlando. Jamie will present “An Overview of Sequential Extraction Methods to assess Bioavailability and Mobility of Metals in Sediments.” This workshop is organized by the DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup and is for all interested members of the environmental community involved with DoD sites or…