Have you ever heard of zebrafish? If you’re not part of the scientific research community, maybe not. Believe it or not, zebrafish and humans share similar genetic and biological structures, making them a model organism. It’s important for researchers to ensure that zebrafish are being kept in nearly identical conditions across multiple habitats. Oxygen levels, contaminants, pH levels, and salinity can all impact fish health.
To comply with EPA regulations, businesses are often required to monitor wastewater effluent or stormwater runoff. Potential polluters monitor pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and other parameters to ensure that the water they release into the environment is in line with EPA standards. Learn more in this guest blog by WaterLogic International.
As a result of the risks posed by ballast water, many shipping companies have begun to monitor their ballast water tanks. Many governments have also implemented ballast water regulations. Ballast water monitoring is becoming essential for meeting regulatory requirements and protecting the environment. Every shipping company should have a ballast water management plan in place.
Making the perfect batch of wine is a matter of producing the best combination of taste, smell, and color. Did you know that wine pH impacts all of these? We explain the impact of pH on the winemaking process and how to measure wine pH levels for best results.
Aquaponics has emerged as an increasingly popular food production method. A basic aquaponics setup combines fish farming with hydroponic agricultural farming. Hydroponic agriculture refers to growing plants without soil, instead using nutrient enriched water. By combining hydroponics with fish farming, food producers can increase their output, create a sustainable farming system, and maximize space usage. [...]
Sugar processing takes a surprising chemical journey. Initial extraction from crop plants such as sugar cane and sugar beets takes out sugars along with other dissolved compounds and fine particles. The juicing process is intended to remove pulp, but small particles will inevitably pass through the pulp screens. These non-sugar components are removed as the [...]
Dairy and feedlot management can be more of an art form than a science due to a lack of quantitative feedback in real time. One way of obtaining additional information about ruminant health is through the measurement of its stomach contents. When making alterations to animal management to improve dairy and beef production, pH measurements [...]
When running reverse osmosis (RO), operational efficiency is paramount. The comparison between the rate of water production and applied energy determines the cost of the water produced. Taking the system offline to conduct routine cleaning and maintenance can increase production rates and efficiency or extend membrane lifetime. However, spending extra effort to monitor membrane integrity [...]
Bottled beverages, whether it’s drinking water or soft drinks, always start with clean, pure water. Because of variability in the taste of municipal drinking water, bottling plants treat water on-site to ensure quality of the final product. All water is disinfected prior to contact with plant equipment, and the equipment itself is disinfected. The water [...]
Electroplating is a common metal finishing process with several industrial applications, ranging from the purely cosmetic to the application of protective coatings. The process, which uses electric current to drive ions towards receptive metal surfaces, is sensitive to multiple key parameters and careful control is crucial to achieving desired plating effects. Several components, including the [...]