Tomorrow marks the end of American Water Works Association “Drinking Water Week 2013”. If you haven’t already done so, visit their website for information on drinking water week. The site contains some good information on water quality and drinking water as well as downloadable educational materials, contests and more.
A recent article in WaterWorld describes how nitrates found in groundwater may take decades to get filtered out. USGS researchers discovered that groundwater nitrate levels were above expected levels, despite the reduction of nitrogen-based fertilizer in the areas tested.
“In this study, USGS scientists closely examined surface and ground waters at seven study sites from across the nation to determine the portion of stream nitrate derived from groundwater… The slow release of groundwater nitrate to streams may also affect the water quality of large rivers. For example, increases in nitrate concentrations during low and moderate flows in large rivers in the Mississippi River Basin have been observed to be greater than or comparable to increases in nitrate concentrations during high flows.”
Nitrate is a naturally occurring form of nitrogen found in soil. It is also often found in fertilizer, since most crop plants require high levels of nitrates to produce high yields. Issues can arise when water runoff carries excess nitrates from agricultural and urban sources Continue reading →
Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming Labotec Suisse 2013 tradeshow for laboratory equipment & technology. The show is in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 15 & 16. Admission is free and the show features the latest in laboratory equipment and also offers 10 free workshops covering industry trends and topics..
If you plan on attending, stop by Booth D20 to meet with representatives from our new Swiss sales office and see our latest products.
Scientific American recently published an interesting article on misused scientific terms. Informative and entertaining, this is a good read for anyone in the sciences field or working with scientists.
Hanna Instruments USA is excited to announce the kick-off of “Measure Your World“, a first of its kind social media contest featuring Hanna’s versatile and easy to use handheld waterproof testers.
To enter the contest, Hanna customers and social media fans simply need to “Like” or “Follow” the Hanna Instruments USA Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest pages in order to be entered in a drawing to win a free iPad mini.
The contest will run from January 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013. The drawing will be held on October 1st 2013. To win, you must be a resident of the United States of America. There is no purchase necessary to participate.
We’re pleased to announce that we have opened a new sales office and distribution center in Sursee, Switzerland.
The new Swiss office will be managed by Claudia Kucera and will offer sales and support of Hanna’s entire line of high quality scientific products designed for Lab, Environmental, Food and Industry applications and will provide Hanna with a strong presence in Switzerland.
You can read the entire press release here or visit our Swiss website here.
We’re getting ramped up for the upcoming ArabLab Show in Dubai, March 10th through the 13th. This is Hanna Instruments second year exhibiting at Arablab. We’re excited to spend some time with our Middle Eastern and African customers and partners.
Our booth # is 148 this year. Stop by and visit us to see the latest Hanna products, including our HI 902, HI 903 and introducing our new HI 9829 Kits. We will have Hanna representatives on hand to demo products, answer questions and more.
We are pleased to announce our latest product, the HI 84500. The HI 84500 is the latest in our line of Mini Automatic Titrators. It is a simple, fast and affordable mini automatic titrator designed for testing free or total sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels in wine.
This titrator features a highly accurate piston dosing system, improving accuracy over the previous model. The HI 84500 can also be used as an mV/ORP meter for direct measurements. It replaces the HI 84100.
For more information on the new HI 84500, click here.