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Lovibond® Scuba II Update

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Swimming Pools

Just in time for the swimming season, the popular Lovibond® Scuba II has been updated. This accurate little electronic water testing device is backed by Lovibond® German engineering, a brand renowned for professional pool and spa water testing. Recently, Lovibond® updated some features: Bromine has been added to the parameters the Scuba II measures, which …

Measuring the Brix of Diet or Sugar-Free Drinks

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

Beverage manufacturers around the world are focusing new product development on sugar reduction programmes because the sugar content in soft drinks is such a grave health risk. The prevalence of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, continues to escalate. South Africa now has the highest rate of obesity in sub-Saharan Africa, with 7 …

Environmentally Friendly Chemicals for Water Testing

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Ongoing development has resulted in constant improvements to trusted Lovibond® chemical reagents for water testing. 5 Environmentally-friendly Improvements made by Lovibond® Tintometer®: 1. Replacement of hazardous substances Hazardous substances are replaced by harmless and functionally identical substitutes wherever possible. 2. Minimum levels of hazardous substances Where hazardous substances are absolutely necessary for chemical reactions, the …

8 Different Ways to Test Water Quality Professionally

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is the best way to test water quality for your purpose? This article discusses and compares commonly used scientific water quality testing kits that can be used to quantify the quality of various water parameters. 1. Biological Indicators Biological monitoring metrics is the simplest and least expensive method. It involves monitoring the presence and abundance …

On the spot: ATP sanitation in beverage applications

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Many beverage, winery and brewery facilities have experienced the terrible loss of a batch or consumer trust in their product, due to quality problems. Out of necessity, several users found ATP sanitation an ideal method for monitoring HACCP points in real time and thus avoiding future costly mistakes. Read about their unique experiences. Case 1: …

Environmentally friendly way to increase plant / product shelf life

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Indoor air quality within confined rooms can be a breeding ground for micro-organisms, make workers sick and reduce the shelf life of water and food. Unfortunately, most ventilation and heating systems create an attractive environment for undesirable micro-organisms to breed. Viruses and other germs circulate and spread around the room in a short time. The …

EWT does Field Research on Key Rivers in the Eastern Cape

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is the state of key rivers in the Amathole Freshwater Species Conservation Project? Has the river water quality improved, stayed the same, or gotten worse since the inception of the project? Scientific analysis can help to provide answers. Nkosinathi Nama, the Amathole Freshwater Species Project Coordinator for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)’s Source to …

Do you use the Most Beneficial amount of water treatment chemicals?

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Could you be under / over dosing chemicals you add to boiler water / cooler water in an industrial water treatment system? Symptoms of incorrect chemical dosage: Poor water quality Excessive rust, corrosion, scale or biofilming of equipment Reduced heat exchange and energy loss Current trend – addition of a fluorescent tracer: Accurately measuring the …

Accurate Colour Measurements: Top Tips from the Lovibond® Tintometer Technical department

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

It is very important to prepare the colour testing instrument and the article for measurement correctly in order to attain accurate colour measurements. When measuring Transmittance products: Always: Check the cleanliness of the instrument and the sample chamber Follow the measurement method Ensure the correct operation parameters are chosen Use the correct path length cell …

12 of the Best Water Saving Steps for Business

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Even without a drought, South Africa is classified as a water scarce country. Climate changes, El Nino, a growing population and economic growth all contribute to changing water conditions … SAVING WATER MAKES GREAT BUSINESS CENTS WHY? Planning models show that future demand for water could outstrip supply, if individuals and businesses do not try …

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