[18 Jul 2018 | ]
Food quality – it starts in the soil

Safe, high-quality food is something that many of us take for granted. Occasionally though, a scandal occurs that shocks the world. Whether it is plastic in chocolate, melamine in milk powder, lead in noodles or lead in water, the consequences can be devastating for the people and businesses involved.
Consequences can be health-related for consumers but also affect the profitability and reputation of the brands of the companies involved. Governments around the world have responded to these liabilities with increased oversight and regulations – for example, the Food Safety Modernization Act …

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Contaminant detection and analysis, Epsilon, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[18 Jul 2018 | ]
Food quality – it starts in the soil

Safe, high-quality food is something that many of us take for granted. Occasionally though, a scandal occurs that shocks the world. Whether it is plastic in chocolate, melamine in milk powder, lead in noodles or lead in water, the consequences can be devastating for the people and businesses involved.
Consequences can be health-related for consumers but also affect the profitability and reputation of the brands of the companies involved. Governments around the world have responded to these liabilities with increased oversight and regulations – for example, the Food Safety Modernization Act …

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Corporate, Dynamic Light Scattering, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[17 Jul 2018 | ]
Zetasizer WT wins award for the ‘Most innovative use of an existing technology’ in the UK water industry

Severn Trent and Malvern Panalytical share award for the development of an online Zetasizer for fully automated coagulation control
Great news for the fans of zeta potential in water treatment! Zetasizer WT, the first commercial on-line zeta potential analyzer has been awarded a first place by the UK water industry in the category of “Most innovative use of existing technology”. The project titled “Online Zetasizer for fully automated coagulation control” is a collaboration between Severn Trent Water and Malvern Panalytical to enable a fully automatic control of coagulant dosing in a …

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Gel permeation chromatography, Molecular weight, OMNISEC, Size Exclusion Chromatography, Tech Talk »

[12 Jul 2018 | ]
Why do I need a standard if I have a GPC/SEC system with a light scattering detector?

To many people, obtaining molecular weight information from GPC/SEC analysis involves a lengthy calibration process.  A series of standards of known molecular weight are analyzed and a calibration curve based on the standards’ retention volume is generated.  This can be a tedious procedure, and the result is only relative molecular weight data.
The inclusion of a light scattering detector in a GPC/SEC system eliminates the need to run a series of standards to generate a calibration curve, as the sample’s molecular weight is measured directly by the light scattering detector.  This …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[11 Jul 2018 | ]
All you wanted to know about the Morphologi 4 and Morphologi 4-ID

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Morphologi 4 and Morphologi 4-ID launch webinar on 14th February, and to everyone who has watched the recording. If you missed it, you can watch it now.
Time did not allow us to answer all of the many and varied questions that came in during the webinar, and during my travels rolling out the new system, I’ve received lots of additional questions.  Therefore, I have taken the opportunity to answer many of these here.  If you have any further questions that aren’t answered …

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