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Greater environmental protection from monitoring lower levels of contaminants

Next generation calibration gas mixtures are essential to enable new air quality analysis technologies. Stephen Harrison reports.



X-ray inspection detects non-metallic contaminants

A globally recognised, blue chip baby food manufacturer has installed multiple X-ray systems for product safety and quality control.



Reactivity of environmental contaminants

Scientists can now pinpoint, at the millisecond level, what happens as harmful environmental contaminants such as arsenic begin to react with soil and water under various conditions.



Microbial contaminants: are they dead or deadly?

Throughout the world, outbreaks of foodborne illnesses cause severe disability and claim lives. The culprit: pathogenic microorganisms. One of the most dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes bacterium, is at the root of listeriosis, a severe infection that can sometimes turn deadly.Pathogens have been an especially serious problem for the dairy industry, since contaminated cheese and milk have been the cause of many of the listeriosis outbreaks over the years.



Clean chamber cuts out contaminants

Users of CO2 incubators are greatly concerned by contamination. In fact, it is better to use an instrument which is designed to inhibit contamination than one that sterilises a susceptible chamber after contamination has occurred.



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