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HEAVY METAL ANALYSIS
In recent years, there has been an increasing global public health concern associated with environmental contamination by toxic heavy metals. Human exposure has risen dramatically as a result of their use in several industrial, agricultural and technological applications. Environmental pollution is very prominent in areas where mining, foundries, smelters and other metal-based industrial operations are located. Toxic heavy metals and metalloids, such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead and thallium, are toxic to humans even at very low concentrations. Metals are known to bioaccumulate in the food chain, particularly in fish and other aquatic life.
The impact on human health of toxic heavy metals cannot be understated. Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity can be incredibly wide-ranging, affecting virtually all organ systems, in addition to a range of cold and flu-like symptoms.
The long-term effects of toxic metal exposure include permanent brain damage, disability or death.
To comply with their legal and ethical responsibilities to protect the population and the environment, companies must carefully monitor their effluent discharges to ensure that contamination remains within safe levels. Unfortunately, with the expense and time delays of laboratory analysis, speedy results and prompt responses remain a huge challenge to industry. Trace2o® has developed the patented Metalyser® range of products to meet the urgent need for an affordable, portable solution for low-level heavy metal screening in the field.
When analysing in the field, professional water quality engineers demand analysers that are robust enough to handle the most extreme environments, compact enough to carry with one hand, and yet powerful enough to deliver laboratory-quality results on site. Trace2o® presents the HydroCheck range of electrochemical analysers. Each offers a fully waterproof housing and industrial-quality sensors, with capabilities for pH, EC and DO electrodes, as well as an extensive range of ISEs and optical sensors.
With the HydroTest range of water testing kits, Trace2o® offers a selection of powerful solutions for both field and laboratory water quality analysis. The HydroTest range includes powerful, multi-parameter photometers, as well as compact spectrophotometers suitable for both field and laboratory applications, including in mobile laboratories. Smaller, lightweight singleparameter photometers offer a lower-cost solution to water quality monitoring for key parameters. The range includes a compact IR turbidity meter, and a highly accurate COD system incorporating our powerful thermoreactor, which is fully compatible with other HydroTest instruments.
Whether deep in the bush in Africa, or in the midst of the urban jungle of global cities, clean water is the most fundamental of human needs. Poverty, war and natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis have shown us that even in the 21st century, contaminated water can affect any one of us.
Governments, charities and NGOs must be fully prepared for the challenges of water quality analysis, both in the case of routine monitoring, and in rapid response disaster relief. It is vital to test for the full scope of water quality indicators, including physical, chemical, and biological parameters. The AquaSafe® range of water safety laboratories offers a selection of comprehensive kits, for field analysis of the full spectrum of water quality parameters. Microbiological testing is accomplished using the membrane filtration technique, with our efficient low power incubators, offering a full range of incubation temperatures and durations, complete with innovative PetriLok® technology for easier handling of petri dishes. Physico-chemical testing is incorporated, with our range of HydroTest, HydroCheck and HydroLite instruments, ensuring that the full range of environmental indicators can be verified for optimum water safety. Every AquaSafe® kit includes 250 sets of reagents and consumables for all testable parameters, ensuring that the full kit is ready for use straight out of the box.