ESSLAB Guest Blog Series: Dr L.U. Ent

The first instalment of ESSLAB's Guest Blogger series, an interview with Dr L. U. Ent - Chromatographer Extraordinaire.

Read the full article to find out everything there is to know about eluent; it's properties, uses, and how to store it to get the best analytical results.

Niamh Lundy
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Ensure Safe Delivery of Hazardous CRMs

Dangerous Goods

Due to the wide variety of analyte and matrix combinations available, many CRMs fall into at least one hazard group, classing them as 'Dangerous Goods' meaning they must be handled, packed and shipped in specific ways.

Niamh Lundy
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How do you rate your analytical chemistry data - good, bad, or just a number on a spreadsheet?

Chemist
A recent thought-provoking blog in the LCGC Journal* reviewed current practice in accredited laboratories highlighting concerns that many current analytical methods have not kept pace with recent developments in technologies.
Niamh Lundy
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Environmental Cyanide Analysis Methods - Engineered to Assure Water Quality and Consumer Safety

Cyanide is a complex chemical that exists in various states throughout nature, encompassing a wide range of substances containing carbon-nitrogen bonds. 

It has been made infamous by crime novels and war movies as a rapid and deadly poison. 

Niamh Lundy
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Inorganic Ventures lead the way in pH CRMs supporting USP 791

Accredited organisations acknowledge the need to demonstrate credibility of analytical data by using reference materials that have been certified and have traceability to Internationally recognised standards such as International System of Units (SI), or bodies such as the National Institute for Science & Technology (NIST). 
Terry Jenkins
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PFAS Determination to Ensure Food Safety (FDA Method C-010.02)

PFAS, the ‘forever chemicals’, are a group of over 9,000 different chemicals, some of which are already banned or highly restricted.

Their widespread use has resulted in adverse effects on the environment and human health. 

Terry Jenkins
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ICP Standards: Guide to Washout Considerations

When trying to remove washout issues with ICP standards, it is vital to ensure that all parts of the sample introduction system are clean. Some elements are more challenging to remove through standard cleaning processes and may require that parts are soaked in cleaning solution or even replaced more frequently. One specific part that can be easy to overlook is PVC Peristaltic Pump Tubing.

Terry Jenkins
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Recent developments in the use of Certified Reference Materials for baby food safety analysis

The most common heavy metals found in baby food are inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, which are in the World Health Organisation's top 10 chemicals of concern for infants and children.

Terry Jenkins
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Releasing Agents from Inorganic Ventures

Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) is a high throughput, easy-to-use, and inexpensive technology primarily used to analyse compounds in solution by applying wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.
Terry Jenkins
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What are pH Buffers?

Inorganic Ventures pH Buffers

PH buffers are solutions which prevent large variations in pH levels. Every pH level produced has a specified buffer capacity and buffer range. The capacity of the buffer refers to the amount of acid or base which can be added before the pH alters substantially.

Terry Jenkins
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6 Reasons to Stop Preparing Your Own Analytical Standards in the Lab

Custom stamdards

Tired of the limitations associated with purchasing standard reference materials through stock catalogs?

Custom single and multi-element certified reference materials (CRMs) from Inorganic Ventures represent an easier, cost-effective and faster way to secure the right analytical standard reference material for your specific use.

Terry Jenkins
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ICP Instrument Calibration Standards

Spectroscopic applications typically require excellent accuracy and precision to ensure the ongoing validity of results. Today’s analytical ICP instruments are extremely well designed and can produce quality data for over a decade if the instrument is well maintained.

Terry Jenkins
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