Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce that we will be participating in Arablab 2013. Arablab takes place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, March 10 through the 13th. We will be exhibiting samples of our laboratory, environmental, food and industrial meters, including pH meters, Conductivity Meters, Titrators and more. Our booth number is 148.
Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the show date.
Lab safety is an important topic in any laboratory; from a high school chemistry lab up to professional pharmaceutical labs. Safety standards need to be monitored, from fire and electrical safety to product and material safety.
Hanna Instruments understand this and believes that education is an important aspect of laboratory safety. With that in mind, we thought our readers might find a recent article in Lab Manager Magazine useful.
We are pleased to announce our latest product, the HI 84500. The HI 84500 is the latest in Hanna’s 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.
A recent article on Reuters highlights the potential for future investment opportunities based on the growth of the water market. A short excerpt:
“The global business, including drinking and waste water, is thought to be worth about $450 billion a year and is growing at up to 6 percent annually, according to Citigroup.
The assets of funds focused on water and specialist water funds nearly doubled from just over $12 billion in 2010 to nearly $24 billion in 2011, according to data from Lipper, a Thomson Reuters service. That could reach $50 billion by 2015, industry analysts believe.”
A recent article posted in Scientific America provides some interesting statistics regarding the growing global water crisis and outlines some of the options available to counteract it. From infrastructure upgrades to locating the best locations for new power plants, the article mentions measures that are being taken to address concerns over growing water scarcity.
According to the article “In the United States, there will be a need for 165 percent more water by 2025 above 2000 levels”
The article also states that “Between 2005 and 2030, the number of people living in areas where water demand will exceed available supplies could rise 40 percent, from 2.8 billion to 3.9 billion”
To read the full story, click here to head over to Scientific America.
Introducing the new HI 775 Checker®HC Alkalinity for fresh water. Designed to measure alkalinity levels in fresh water, the HI 775 is the newest addition to Hanna Instruments Checker line of handheld colorimeters. This lightweight, portable meter is a fast, accurate and affordable alternative to chemical test kits.
The HI 775 is great for water quality tests, educational use, freshwater aquariums and environmental field applications.
The HI 775 joins several other new portable Checker meters including:
HI 700 – For Ammonia (Low Range for Fresh Water)
HI 705 – For Silica (Low Range)
HI 707 – Nitrite (Low Range)
HI 708 – Nitrite (High Range)
HI 715 – For Ammonia (Medium Range)
HI 716 – For Bromine
HI 733 – For Ammonia (High Range)
Hi 749 – For Chromium VI ( Low Range)
Hi 758 – For Marine Calcium
Hi 761 – For Total Chlorine (Ultra Low Range)
HI 771 – For Chlorine (Ultra High Range)
For more information on the new HI 775, click here.
For a full listing of available Checkers, click here.
We are pleased to announce our newest product, the HI 771 Checker® HC Chlorine Ultra-High Range. Designed to measure very high ranges of chlorine, the HI 771 is the newest addition to the Checker line of handheld colorimeters. This lightweight, portable meter is a fast, accurate and affordable alternative to chemical test kits.
- Small palm-sized design
- Accurate from ±3 ppm ± 5% of reading
- Dedicated to measuring single parameter
- Uses a single AAA battery
- Auto Power Off after 10 minutes in inactivity
- Built-in timer for timed reaction readings
The HI 771 can be used for chlorine measurement in water quality testing, food processing, sanitation, education and more.
For more information on the new HI 771, click here.
Research into water is growing faster than the average 4% annual growth rate for all research disciplines, claims a new report presented by Elsevier and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) during the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm. The report, “The Water and Food Nexus: Trends and Development of the Research Landscape” analysed the major trends in water and food-related article output at international, national and institutional levels. Elsevier and SIWI worked closely together on creating the report, which is based on the analysis of Scopus citation data by Elsevier’s SciVal Analytics team.
The growing discrepancy between supply and demand for water is becoming more challenging each year. Developments in water research have the potential to help solve this issue. The report examined the dynamics of global water research between 2007 and 2011, focusing on two strands of research; water resources research, referring to natural and social science studies on water use, and food and water research focusing on the study of water consumption and recycling to produce food. The latter strand is an important theme in this year’s World Water Week thematic focus: Water and Food Security.
Key findings from the report include:
Exploding research landscape
There has been a dramatic growth of water research, with both strands of research growing above the 4% average for all research disciplines. Water resources research is growing at a rate of 9.2% per year, while research into food and water is growing by 4.7% each year. Research is also becoming more collaborative and interdisciplinary, with a dramatic rise in publications from the fields of computer science and mathematics in water resource research; while research from fields within the social sciences have become the fastest growing fields in the food and water research strand.
United States leads research output, but for how long?
Research output is the highest in the United States in both water resources and food and water research, but Continue reading →
Hanna Instruments has made two editorial contributions to this month’s Lab Manager Magazine’s Product Resource Guide. The first, entitled “Top 6 Questions to Ask When Buying a pH Meter”, is a quick resource for anyone interested in buying a pH meter. The second entitled “Top 6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Titrator”, is a quick guide for anyone looking to purchase a titrator.
Here are a few sample questions from each:
“Top 6 Questions to Ask When Buying a pH Meter”
1.) What type of connector does the meter use?
a. Is it a BNC or DIN?
b. Is it proprietary or can other manufacturer’s probes be used with it?
2.) What is the replacement cost for a pH electrode? Continue reading →
Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce its newest product, the HI 761 Checker®HC Chlorine Ultra-Low Range. Designed to measure super low range chlorine levels, the HI 761 is the newest addition to the Checker HC line of handheld colorimeters.
This lightweight, portable meter is a fast, accurate and affordable alternative to chemical test kits. The HI 761 Checker Handheld Colorimeter is great for water quality tests, water purification tests, educational use and environmental field applications.
For more information on the new HI 761, click here.