The HI 96811 Portable Refractometer for Wine Analysis

Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce the release of our new Knowledge Base video which discusses the use of the HI96811 refractometer to determine the sugar content in grapes.  The sugar content in aqueous solution is measured in units of °Brix.  As a result, °Brix is used in the production of wine to determine fruit maturity, potential alcohol yield, and sugar content.

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The Wine Process: Harvest Season and How You Should be Preparing

As August comes to a close, many wineries have already started preparing for harvest/crush season.  Harvest season in the wine industry is considered to be the busiest time of the year. It is the time where winemakers start to pick the grapes and prepare them for the crushing process before beginning pressing and fermentation.  Although this may sound easy there are a few more steps to this process.  As harvest season becomes closer, Hanna takes a look at the equipment winemakers use, in order to make each process a little bit easier.

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Holy Toledo, is our Water Quality in Trouble?

Recently, in the news, Toledo has been a topic of discussion for many water quality professionals.  Toledo’s water resources have been affected by Lake Erie’s recent toxic contamination.  This contamination has affected over 400,000 residents and has many other US citizens wondering, “could this happen in my area?”

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From Toilet to Tap Water

A recent article found on Science Daily discusses the current drought situation in Wichita, TX.  Due to the effects of a 3 year drought Wichita is struggling to find water resources that they can tap into to effectively cover the Wichita population.  However, the town is looking into a rather controversial solution turning toilet water to tap water.

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Nine Steps to Save Waterways and Fisheries

Water conservation is a frequently discussed topic in terms of government, agriculture and water management.  As the global population increases, it is becoming more important to manage water resources .  An article found on the Science Daily discusses nine ways to save waterways and fisheries discovered by researchers.

“Humans have put key freshwater ecosystems at risk because of land development and the loss of the vegetation along rivers and streams, says John Richardson, a professor in the Dept. of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia, one of 15 freshwater biologists who created the framework to help protect fish and ecosystems into the future.”

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Free Glass Bodied pH Electrodes at Pittcon*

Hanna Instruments is excited to announce that we will be giving away 1000 glass bodied pH electrodes, at Pittcon 2014 March 3rd-6th in Chicago, IL.  Come by and visit us at booth #4424 and get your free special edition Hanna Instruments pH electrode.

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New Titration Autosampler

Hanna Instruments is excited to announce that we will be releasing the NEW Autosampler, HI 921, at Pittcon 2014 March 3rd-6th in Chicago, IL.  Come by and visit us at booth #4424 and get your first look at the HI 921.

The HI 921 Autosampler is an extension of Hanna’s titration family.  It is designed for use with the HI 902 potentiometric titrator.  The HI 902 is a research grade potentiometric titrator, designed to measure pH, NaCl, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium, and much more.

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“Water Falls”

An article found on the Water World website promotes a new film by NASA entitled “Water Falls.”  This video will showcase the journey and effect that water has on society.

“Titled “Water Falls,” the video highlights water’s role on Earth as a precious resource that impacts climate, weather, agriculture, urban sustainability, and the natural world. The film also tells the story of the ambitious Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) space-based research initiative, which will use revolutionary technology and a network of U.S. and international satellites to provide a global picture of rain and falling snow.”

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