BIOLAB wishes a merry Christmas and sends season’s greetings!
Capacity boost for pH stat titrations
We deploy four new titrator stands (Tritroline® 7000 from SI Analytics) for the determination of acid neutralization capacity (ANC) using the pH stat method (LAGA standard EW 98 P).
This addition enables us to cope with the increasing need for ANC analysis.
Accreditation cycle completed
A new certificate, valid until July 13, 2020, was issued by the German Accreditation Body.
In addition to the existing test procedures, the following new procedures have been included:
- Metals with ICP-MS
- Sampling and analysis of process/cooling water according to 42nd BlmSchV (Germany’s Emission Control Directive)
2018 company run: “We did it!”
BIOLAB ran – On August 22, 2018, our “Lab Runner” team participated in the 10th Braunschweig Company Run.
Braving tropical temperatures, 15 colleagues – together with 5,000 participants from 250 companies – set off on the 5 kilometre long route.
Although the preparation phase was fairly short, all 15 of our highly motivated runners crossed the finish line and now look forward to next year’s run.
ICP laboratory upgraded
We have enhanced our equipment base for metal analysis.
Two new ICP-MS (Agilent ICP-MS 7800 and Thermo Scientific XSeries 2) with upstream preparation and dilution equipment complement our existing analytical capabilities.
These new instruments support measurements down to the nanogram range, with faster processing and a higher sample throughput.
We passed the round robin test for asbestos!
The REM (scanning electron microscopy, SEM) department has successfully participated in the two international round robin tests, AIMS Rd 64 (asbestos – qualitative in material samples) and LACS Rd 3 (asbestos – quantitative in material samples).
Drinking water hygiene experience workshop
The Regional Energy Agency e. V. (REA) informed some 50 participants on March 13, 2018 at Solvis GmbH in a "drinking water hygiene experience workshop."
Prof. Dr. Stefan Grube from the School of Supply Engineering at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences gave an introduction to drinking water hygiene. Martin Müller von der Haegen, BIOLAB Umweltanalysen GmbH, provided information on the sampling and analysis of drinking water.
Our SEM laboratory has been upgraded
In order to be able to respond flexibly to customer requests and deadlines in the future, we have added another scanning electron microscope (SEM) to our arsenal.
In addition to our proven FEI Quanta 400 and PHILIPS XL 30, a PHILIPS XL 40 has been put into operation as the third SEM at the turn of the year!