Environmental

Solutions for Environmental Monitoring

It’s No Secret…

It’s no secret the world’s natural resources are limited. We understand the immense threat pollution poses to the environment and the safety of all living organisms. That’s why we task ourselves with providing you with accurate, dependable analytical instrumentation needed to accurately analyze a wide range of chemical elements in the environment using USEPA-approved methods.


An Entire Portfolio Dedicated to Environmental Applications

Nutrient pollution derives from human activities that result in excessive nitrogen and phosphorous in the environment, and monitoring these pollutants is a daunting task due to the variability of samples. OI Analytical’s FS 3700 Automated Chemistry Analyzer assists in nutrient monitoring by performing high-throughput continuous flow analysis of one or two key nutrients at a time in water samples, and soil or plant extracts.

Our Aurora 1030 TOC Analyzer performs total organic carbon (TOC) analysis using heated persulfate wet oxidation, or high-temperature catalytic combustion techniques and can measure total bound nitrogen when used with the optional TNb analysis module.


Nutrient Pollution and Water Quality

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), nutrient pollution is one of America’s most prevalent, costly, and challenging environmental problems. Nutrient pollution derives from human activities that result in excessive nitrogen and phosphorous in the environment. Monitoring these pollutants is a daunting task due to the variability of samples.  

Instruments for Challenging Analytical Applications

   

Gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instruments analyze raw and finished drinking water for contaminants such as VOCs, TTHMs, pesticides, fuel, and fuel additives.

Pesticide Analysis

Pesticides are helpful when carefully monitored and not overused. Gas chromatography (GC) detectors like OI Analytical's XSD™ Halogen Specific Detector and 5383 Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD) are designed for superior selectivity of specific compounds needed to accurately analyze pesticides and monitor the effects of their use.   

Cyanide Measurement in Leaching Solutions

Accurately measuring cyanide available for leaching precious metal ores containing copper and metallic sulfides is problematic. Copper complexes with cyanide, reducing the cyanide available for leaching. The OI Analytical CNSolution 9310 Online Cyanide Analyzer is designed to measure available cyanide in precious metal leaching solutions by U.S. EPA Method OIA-16773, a method developed by chemists at OI Analytical in conjunction with the University of Nevada-Reno Mackay School of Mines, and ASTM D 6888-094.