Solutions for Environmental Monitoring

Nutrient Pollution & 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.

OI Analytical’s FS 3700 Automated Chemistry Analyzer assists in this task 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.

No-Pest Analysis 

No one has time for a pest. That’s why the USEPA recognizes four classes of chemical pesticides used to eliminate the presence of living organisms that 1) occur where they are not wanted, or 2) cause damage to crops, humans or other animals. Pesticides are useful until they are not carefully monitored and become a pest to the environment themselves. Gas chromatography (GC) detectors like OI Analytical’s XSD™ Halogen Specific Detector and 5383 Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD) are built for superior selectivity of specific compounds needed to accurately analyze pesticides and monitor the effects of their use.

Analysis for Environmental Applications

It’s no secret the world’s natural resources are limited. We understand the immense threat chemical elements pose to the environment and safety of all living organisms if not used according to proper protocol. That’s why we task ourselves with providing environmentalists with superior analytical instrumentation needed to accurately analyze a wide range of chemical elements in the environment using USEPA-approved methods.

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