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    Rapid Determination of Pesticides in Spinach

    Highly pigmented foods, such as spinach, require cleanup prior to analysis for pesticide residues. A dual-layer SPE tube containing graphitized carbon and aminopropyl on silica (NH2) is often used because; Carbon removes pigments and sterols and NH2 removes fatty acids, polar pigments, organic acids, and sugars. Removing these matrix materials reduces interferences that can lead to ion suppression in LC-MS, inlet contamination in GC-MS, and column contamination for both techniques. Our Supel Sphere Carbon/NH2 SPE tube uses spherical materials for both the carbon and NH2 layers, providing fast, more consistent flows compared to tubes containing granular material. This allows gravity elution (instead of vacuum elution) to be applied to Supel Sphere tubes, resulting in more contact time between extracts and sorbents.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Reproducible Recoveries of Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

    A group of 30 compounds was selected, representing pesticides, acaricides, insecticides, and fungicides. These samples were analyzed using Supel™ QuE QuEChERS and an Ascentis® Express RP-Amide HPLC Column.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Improved Recovery of the Fungicide Carbendazim

    Fungicide carbendazim can some times be used to combat mold on citrus fruits including oranges. Recently, low residue levels of the fungicide were reported to be present in the bulk orange juice import shipments to the USA. Because this compound can persist through processing steps and may be found in the final consumer product, many government agencies have established maximum residue limits (MRLs) to ensure the safety of their population. Presented here is a single method, involving fast and effective QuEChERS cleanup, suitable for various orange juice matrices. The choice of PSA/C18 sorbents reduced interferences, resulting in greater recoveries and less ion-suppression. Because the QuEChERS method is fast, it only adds a few minutes to the sample preparation procedure. Sample processing using QuEChERS with PSA/C18 allows analysts to accurately process various matrices in a single workflow, with very little additional sample preparation time.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Ozone Water Treatment for Aquaculture

    Three reasons why ozone in aquaculture improves water quality and increase aquaculture productivity. As recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) operate by reusing the fish tank water it is essential to control the water quality. Many studies show that treating RAS systems with ozone increases productivity as fish health and survival is increased.

    By Primozone Production AB based in Löddeköpinge, SWEDEN.

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    Improved Resolution of Mycotoxins from Cereal

    Mycotoxins are a diverse group comprised of hundreds of secondary metabolic products of various fungal species. Several show marked toxicity in humans. Contamination of the food supply with mycotoxins is increasingly prevalent, and can occur during growth, harvest, transportation, processing or storage. Techniques to reduce mycotoxin concentration after contamination are expensive, unreliable and sometimes reversible. Therefore, the removal of contaminated products from the food chain is a primary means of eliminating human exposure. The sensitive and accurate detection of very low levels of these compounds is critical to efforts to identify contaminated products. LC-MS/MS is a popular analytical technique for this purpose. This application explores using Ascentis® Express RP-Amide and Ascentis Express F5 HPLC columns to perform this analysis.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Odor control for composting

    Control Composting Odors, Naturally: Municipal sludge is often composted in indoor facilities or composting sheds. These areas create significant odor control challenges. Ecosorb products, either evaporated or atomized in concentrate form with nozzles or humidifying fans, control industrial odors even in very large composting facilities.

    By OMI Industries (OMI) based in Long Grove, ILLINOIS (USA).

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    Water monitoring technology for agriculture & irrigation

    OTT Hydromet sensors can provide key information on trend identification and regulatory compliance for water quality and quantity parameters around agriculture and irrigation activities.

    By The OTT Hydromet Group based in Kempten, GERMANY.

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    Improved Reproducibility and Reduced Sample Preparation Time for the HPLC Analysis of Aflatoxins in Raw Peanut Paste

    The US FDA and international regulatory agencies have set contamination levels for aflatoxins in animal feedstuffs. Since Aspergillus may infect commodities pre-harvest, during storage or during processing, monitoring for aflatoxins in associated agricultural commodities at all stages of production is requisite. Field screening methods exist that are adequate to estimate contamination levels for aflatoxins. When additional confirmation or quantification is desired, chromatographic laboratory analysis is often necessary. Preparation of matrix samples prior to chromatographic analysis typically requires extraction and purification. Commonly, immunoaffinity columns (IAC), which employ a multi-step bind and elute mechanism to concentrate and purify aflatoxins, are used to purify matrix samples for subsequent analysis. Solid phase extraction (SPE), an alternate method which may use interference removal, can also be employed.

    By Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany based in Darmstadt, GERMANY.

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    Hydroponics

    `A technique of growing plants in nutrient solution”. Hydroponics literally means water-working or water-activation. It is a cultivation technique for growing plants in highly oxygenated, nutrient enriched water, rather than soil. The nutrient solution and its management are the cornerstone for a successful hydroponics system. The function of a hydroponics nutrient solution is to supply the plant roots with water, oxygen and essential mineral elements in soluble form. In soil, biological decomposition breaks down organic matter into basic nutrients that plants feed on. Water dissolves these nutrients which allows uptake by the roots. For a plant to receive a well balanced diet, everything in the soil must be in perfect balance.

    By Myron L Company based in Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Solutions for agriculture industry

    Sodium Hypochlorite. Chlorine. SO2. Citric Acid. Lime. Phosphoric Acid. Sulfuric Acid. Copper Sulfate.

    By Carus Corporation based in Peru, ILLINOIS (USA).

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    Determination of hesperidin and naringin in juices

    Introduction

    The method is intended for determination of hesperidin and naringin using capillary electrophoresis technique in order to reveal adulteration of juices. These components are tested in citrus juices, concentrated juices, nectars, juice-containing beverages, and fruit sauces that are produced primarily from oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, and limes.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of the carbendazim content in orange and other citrus juice produce

    Introduction

    Fungicide Carbendazim (Mercazole, Carbendazole) is widely used in agriculture to exterminate black mold (spot) on orange trees and treat fungus diseases of other fruit-bearing plants. According to the data of the World Health Organization, Carbendazim is toxic for liver, impacts reproductive system, and is considered to be a potentially cancerogenic compound. In most of the developed countries, the residual content of this fungicide is subject to national and international regulations. Researchers of LUMEX INSTRUMENTS, Ltd. have developed an analytical procedure for determination of the Carbendazim content in orange and other citrus juice produce using a capillary electrophoresis system CAPEL-105М.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Industrial air pollution control for the forest products

    Wood is one of the world`s oldest and most important raw materials. Apart from applications in the furniture and building industry and related sectors, CTP systems are used for air purification in the production of  lumber products such as  plywood panels, fibre boards (particle boards, MDF, OSB) and compressed wooden parts.

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    Determination of amino acids

    The method enables fast quantitative determination in feeds, mixed fodders, and raw materials of the following amino acids: arginine, lysine, tyro sine, phenylalanine, histidine, leucine and iso -leucine (total), methionine, valine, proline, alanine, glycine, cystine, tryptophan, aspartic and glutamic acids.

    Since during the sample decomposition asparagine and glutamine are hydrolyzed to aspartic and glutamic acids, respectively, the content of these two acids represents the total content of both the acids and the amides.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of amino acids in fodders and raw materials using high performance capillary electrophoresys method

    The method enables fast quantitative determination in feeds, mixed fodders, and raw materials of the following amino acids: arginine, lysine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, histidine, leucine and iso-leucine (total), methionine, valine, proline, alanine, glycine, cystine, tryptophan, aspartic and glutamic acids. Since during the sample decomposition asparagine and glutamine are hydrolyzed to aspartic and glutamic acids, respectively, the content of these two acids represents the total content of both the acids and the amides. 

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of fructose, glucose, and saccharose in beverages, fruit and vegetable products, honey, and bioactive food additives

    Introduction

    The technical directives and regulatory requirements specify the total content and relative contents of fructose, glucose and saccharose in juices, nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages (incl. wines and winemaking materials), fruit and vegetable products, honey, and bioactive food additives. 

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Aeration and mixing technologies for aquaculture

    Maintain healthier ponds, increase stocking densities, and generate higher yield with optimum oxygen transfer. Maintaining the proper level of oxygen dispersion in your systems is critical to the success of your operation – and the life of your fish. Poor dissolved oxygen levels, fluctuating water temperatures, and stratification all can negatively affect fish health and pond production.

    By Aeration Industries International (AII) based in Chaska, MINNESOTA (USA).

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    Determination of anions in feedstuffs, compound feeds, and feed raw materials

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of water-soluble chloride, nitrate, phosphate, and total sulfate in all types of feedstuffs, compound feeds, fodders, premixes, fodder additives, and feed raw materials (of plant, animal, and mineral origin) by capillary electrophoresis.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of caffeine and theobromine in tea, coffee, cocoa, and dietary supplements

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of caffeine and theobromine in tea and tea products, coffee and coffee products, cocoa and cocoa products, and dietary supplements.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Determination of proteinogenous amino acids in feedstuffs, compound feeds, and feed raw materials

    Introduction

    The method is used for the determination of the mass fraction of total amino acids: arginine, lysine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, histidine, leucine and iso-leucine (as a sum), methionine, valine, proline, alanine, glycine, cystine, tryptophan, aspartic, and glutamic acids in feedstuffs, compound feeds, fodders, premixes, and all types of feed raw materials by capillary electrophoresis.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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