When and why do traces of elements need to be measured?
Elements are measured for a wide variety of reasons. Environmental analyses are one example: high concentrations of heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic are dangerous to humans and the environment, so it’s important to monitor soil, plant and water quality. This is done using TEA techniques. In addition to such hazardous elements, even ‘ordinary’ elements such as carbon, hydrogen and sulphur need to be measured sometimes, as altered concentrations can be a sign of ongoing climate change.
I like that I can make a small contribution to a clean and safe world by enabling more data to be collected on pollution levels,
in combination with analysis devices manufactured by others.
More and more, I’m seeing pharmaceutical companies use these analysis techniques to analyse and safeguard the purity of their end products. But like I said earlier, there are many more potential applications, nearly all of which require precise and reproducible flow meters and controllers. That’s why we’re often asked to give recommendations and to help optimise the equipment used to measure trace elements. We look at the accuracy, reproducibility and speed of the analysis device and convert those needs into a suitable flow solution. Our extensive product range
means we can offer solutions tailored to the specific requirements of any analysis device.