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.