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      In Honor of World Water Day!

      March 22, 2021 at 12:38 PM / by Deanna Bissonnette posted in water

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      Happy World Water Day!! I know I love water, so as some take the time to cherish their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, why not take World Water Day to cherish and appreciate our freshwater?! I challenge you to use significantly less water on March 22, than you use on a regular basis. Some examples include: turning off the water while you brush your teeth or wash your face; taking a two minute shower; making sure the washing machine is full before doing a partial load; collecting the water in the sink to soak other dishes while washing dishes; and so much more!

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      Pesticide Contamination – Is That Water Safe to Drink?

      March 21, 2021 at 1:45 PM / by Maura Rury posted in contamination, pesticide, extraction, safe water, Smartprep, SPE-DEX 5000

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      Have you ever spent the day walking through the woods, paused to take in the natural sights, smells and sounds of a babbling brook or flowing waterfall and thought….“I wonder how many pesticides are in that water?”

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      Extraction of 1,4-Dioxane from Drinking Water

      March 11, 2021 at 2:30 PM / by Biotage posted in SPE solid phase extraction, epa method 522, UCMR, 1,4 Dioxane

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      1,4-dioxane – sometimes referred to as just dioxane – has gotten a lot of press since the U.S. EPA added it to the third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3). It is a relatively common solvent in analytical laboratories; however, it also finds use as a stabilizer for manufacturing items such as shampoo, cosmetics and food additives.

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