The Problem Check test package analyzes water for 20 of the most common nuisance contaminants. Developed to uncover aesthetic problems, especially with iron, this test includes total, dissolved and iron bacteria. Additional contaminants tested include manganese, hardness, sulfate, tannins and potassium as well as other contaminants essential to determining treatment options.
Small Business Innovation Research Grant to fund development
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted of a solicitation for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant related to development of a rapid, simple and implementable poolside test method to gather separate measures for organic and inorganic combined chlorine in pool water to improve swimming pool water and associated air quality. The submission deadline for grant applications is Sept. 5.
The required annual reports can educate communities on water quality
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) urges homeowners concerned about their local public water system's water quality to utilize their municipality’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The U.S.
Propylene glycol test strips allow users to visually measure propylene glycol levels. The strips verify fluids are in working order to prevent damage to cooling systems. They check for levels in water from 20% to 60%. Dip the strip for two seconds and match it to the color chart to determine the levels.
The X-MET8000 Series of X-ray fluorescence analyzers can check which components are causing suspected lead contamination in drinking water. The analyzers are fitted with large-area silicon drift detectors and X-ray tubes to quickly deliver measurements. They are durable for outside use and have a heat sink to withstand high temperatures.
This test strip is designed to test drinking water from both municipal and well water sources. Each strip tests free chlorine from 0 to 10 ppm; total chlorine from 0 to 10 ppm; hardness from 0 to 400 ppm or 0 to 23 gpg; pH from 4 to 10; nitrite from 0 to 10 ppm; and nitrate from 0 to 50 ppm. There are 25 test strips in each flip-top vial with an integrated desiccant liner.
Upcoming data details hazardous substances that can lead to health problems
The Ecology Center will be releasing data on toxic chemicals in gardening products Monday, June 20. The study includes data on the water that sits inside garden hoses for hours in the sun, which could allow toxic chemicals to leach in. This update to a 2013 study is part of ongoing research of hazardous substances in common consumer items.
This colorimetric field test for chlorine and chloramine uses a small handheld colorimeter to accurately resolve down to 0.01 ppm of chlorine while preventing a false positive from manganese and excess chloramine. The test is reliable and easy to use.
Upgrades to the eXact iDip smart device application allow users to determine Langlier Saturation Index and magnesium hardness without performing written calculations. The device seamlessly interprets data collected by the user, calculates the desired values, and displays the values on the device and in the application. Because the photometer communicates wirelessly with the application, any updates to the software are automatically applied without the need to upgrade the existing hardware.
Louisville Water Company initiates testing program in Kentucky
The EPA’s guidance documentation “3 Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities: Training, Testing, Telling” recommends schools routinely test their facility’s drinking water, with a focus on lead levels in drinking water fountains. In launching the 3 Ts campaign, EPA’s provides school officials and childcare facility operators with tools to understand and address lead in drinking water in their local communities.