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2019

  • 01/10/2019

    New 2060 Process Analyzer – customized online-monitoring of industrial processes and waste water streams

    Metrohm Process Analytics presents the 2060 Process Analyzer, an integrated solution for 24/7 online-monitoring of critical chemical parameters in industrial processes and wastewater streams. The new system is entirely modular by design enabling custom configurations for monitoring single or multiple process streams.
  • 20/09/2019

    SPELEC – new range of instruments combines spectroscopy and electrochemistry for simplified research

    Spectroelectrochemistry is the combination of electrochemistry and spectroscopy and studies spectral changes as a function of applied potential or current. When combining both techniques, the limited structural information available from the electrochemical response is complemented by optical monitoring. Launching SPELEC, Metrohm DropSens is proud to present the first fully integrated range of instruments for spectroelectrochemical research.
  • 10/09/2019

    Know your ions – overcoming the limits of HPLC with ion chromatography

    What’s the difference between High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Ion Chromatography (IC)? What are the capabilities and limitations of each technique? Knowing these differences can actually make a huge difference. As a proven, robust and highly versatile technique, IC can help HPLC users extend their analytical capabilities tremendously. Our free white paper compares the two methods systematically focusing on the strengths of ion chromatography.
  • 20/08/2019

    Metrohm ion chromatography systems integrated in Agilent OpenLab CDS

    By controlling Metrohm ion chromatographs, Agilent’s new chromatography data system (CDS) OpenLab has become yet more powerful. The major benefit for the analysis is that users can now perform all their chromatographic applications on one and the same universal software platform.
  • 16/08/2019

    How online chemical analysis can help maximize efficiency of chlor-alkali production

    Chlorine and caustic soda are produced together in large quantities primarily through the chlor-alkali process, mainly via the membrane cell electrolysis method. This white paper describes the key focal points of membrane electrolysis and shows how real-time monitoring of critical chemical parameters can help improve robustness and increase efficiency of the chlor-alkali production process.
  • 07/08/2019

    Thermometric titration – fast and highly accurate determination of metal organic compounds

    Due to their highly reactive nature, metal organic compounds require sophisticated sample preparation. Butyl lithium, a rather instable compound, which readily reacts with water and oxygen, is an example. For quality control and further usage it is therefore important to determine their exact content. With thermometric titration, Metrohm offers a method that is fast, robust, and very reliable for measuring metal organic compounds.
  • 30/07/2019

    Quality control of NPK fertilizers – Rapid and reliable analysis by thermometric titration

    Metrohm is pleased to present several titrimetric applications for the fast and straightforward of macronutrients such as sulfate, ammonium, potassium, and phosphate in NPK fertilizers. The reaction endpoint is determined using a thermometric sensor. Unlike competing methods such as gravimetric analysis or flame photometry, thermometric titration usually requires no sample preparation at all, and it is also faster, more robust, and easier to use.
  • 29/07/2019

    Water in lithium ion battery materials – Reliable and precise determination by Karl Fischer titration

    Lithium ion batteries are energizing the current mega trend towards electrical mobility. One of the key requirements of lithium ion batteries is that they must be free of water, because water reacts with the conducting salt of the electrolyte. A proven and reliable method to measure the water content in the electrolyte matrix of lithium ion batteries directly is coulometric Karl Fischer titration.
  • 29/07/2019

    Ammonium – fast and robust determination according to current ISO, EPA, and ASTM standards using direct measurement

    Determination of ammonium is one of the most crucial applications for sectors such as water and waste water analysis, fertilizers, and others. Metrohm Application Bulletin AB-133 describes the determination of Ammonium by ion measurement according to ISO 6778, EPA 359.2, EPA 305.3, and ASTM D1426. Tips & Tricks on how on how to deal with possible interferences, sample preparation, and handling of the ammonia ion selective electrode are also covered.
  • 07/05/2019

    New polymer brochure

    Metrohm is pleased to present «Polymer and plastics analysis» – a new brochure focusing on quality control in the polymer industry. The brochure includes the latest norms, standards, and applications and can be downloaded for free.
  • 01/05/2019

    Metrohm Process Analytics – the process industry’s preferred partner for wet chemistry online analysis

    «Pushing the limits together» – that’s the claim of Metrohm Process Analytics, the brand of the global Metrohm Group’s subsidiary catering specifically to the process industry. Customized online analyzers from Metrohm Process Analytics allow customers to monitor key quality parameters in multiple process streams in order to increase product yield, reduce costs, and comply with safety and environmental regulations.
  • 16/04/2019

    Eco Titrator – new titration platform provides extraordinary value for money

    Tougher regulations apply to ever more industries. Small manufacturers in particular are struggling with compliance. Metrohm supports these businesses with a new, highly affordable titration platform that helps them take their quality control to the next level.
  • 05/04/2019

    Straightforward analysis of quality parameters in e-cigarettes

    Accuracy and speed are two important arguments when it comes to determination of quality parameters in e-liquids for e-cigarettes. Metrohm has published three new Applications Notes (AN) describing the determination of nicotine, glycerin, and water in these liquid mixtures. All three methods are time-saving and reliable solutions. The Application Notes are available for download for free.
  • 03/04/2019

    Total sodium in foodstuffs – new video explains the better determination method

    A commonly used method for quantifying sodium in foodstuffs is to determine chloride and subsequently deduce the sodium concentration from the 1:1 stoichiometry of sodium chloride. This method involves errors because sodium is not only present with chloride as the counterion. A direct thermometric titration method for sodium solves this problem. In a new Metrohm Application Video, Lucia Meier, product specialist titration at Metrohm International Headquarters, presents this method.
  • 02/04/2019

    The 2060 MARGA – a re-invented way of air quality monitoring

    Ambient air quality is critical for our health and the environment. According to the World Health Organization 91% of the world population lives in places where the WHO air quality guideline levels are not met. To monitor the air quality, Metrohm Process Analytics has re-invented the well-known Monitor for AeRosols and Gases in ambient Air (MARGA) as the 2060 MARGA.
  • 12/03/2019

    Titration – fully automated determination of chloride in dairy products

    Metrohm has published three new application notes (ANs) describing the fully automated determination of chloride in milk, milk powder, cheese, and salted butter as per AOAC, ISO, and IDF. Automation provides for higher sample throughput and better reproducibility, thus increasing efficiency and reliability of results.
  • 01/03/2019

    Knowing the real corrosion potential of fuel ethanol – measuring pHe according to ASTM D6423

    Excessive acidity in alcohol based fuels accelerates engine corrosion. Total Acid Number (TAN) accounts for all titratable acids regardless of their strength and is therefore not suitable to accurately predict the corrosion potential. pHe, on the other hand measures the strength of the acids present in the sample. Therefore, pHe is the better parameter for manufacturers to monitor the corrosion potential, maintain the quality of their product, and maximize profits.
  • 01/03/2019

    Fully automated water conductivity testing safeguards compliance with USP<645>

    USP<645> describes conductivity as key parameter for measuring the purity of ultrapure water and water for injection. Compliance with USP<645> is key for manufacturers from the pharmaceutical industry. However, following the three stage test procedure defined by the standard can be a challenge, particularly if the testing is performed manually. A dedicated Metrohm system provides a fully automated solution to this challenge reducing the risk of error while increasing productivity.
  • 05/02/2019

    Joining forces – Metrohm and B&W Tek to take Raman spectroscopy to the next level

    The acquisition of B&W Tek LLC by Swiss Metrohm AG in July 2018 creates one of the largest solution providers for applied Raman spectroscopy. Two technology leaders in the field of Raman spectroscopy join forces, and customers all over the world will benefit: That is the key message that Metrohm and B&W Tek are addressing to the market. In addition to the well-established distribution network of B&W Tek, selected Metrohm subsidiaries have started supplying the full range of the B&W Tek product line.
  • 29/01/2019

    A unique choice of sampling attachments makes Mira Flex the most versatile handheld Raman system in the market

    Smart Attachments set the Mira Flex handheld material identification system apart from the competition. We design advanced tips that facilitate acquisitions and track sampling. Diverse attachments for Mira systems enable straightforward sampling of substances of virtually any kind; be they powders, liquids, or solids.
  • 08/01/2019

    OMNIS – an integrated approach to increase productivity and efficiency in the modern laboratory

    OMNIS is the high-end titration system from Metrohm. It provides users with the possibility to consolidate their wet chemical analysis on a universal platform. With this comes the flexibility to expand and customize this platform as their business grows. Automation possibilities hitherto simply not available help taking productivity to the next level.

2018

  • 13/12/2018

    Science, mountains, and cheese – the winners of the Metrohm Young Chemist Award in Switzerland

    The competition for the Metrohm Young Chemist Award came to a close lately with the three winners visiting Metrohm International Headquarters in Switzerland. From there, Sophia Oukala (France), Antonella Giarra (Italy), and Bibekananda De (India) went on a guided tour all over Switzerland. On the program were destinations such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Mt. Saentis – and lots of Swiss cheese.
  • 13/12/2018

    Wastewater analysis in treatment plants – critical parameters and how to measure them

    Operators of wastewater treatment plants depend on reliable methods to monitor plant performance. Metrohm is pleased to present a collection of standardized methods (ISO, DIN, EPA) for critical parameters ranging from chemical oxygen demand (COD), to alkalinity, oxyhalides, and heavy metals.
  • 11/12/2018

    Data integrity – important aspects to heed when choosing laboratory software

    Data integrity in the context of laboratory analytics is a must, particularly in regulated environments. However, how is data integrity exactly defined, and what are the software features required to achieve it? A new Metrohm white paper answers these questions based on examples from modern Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Software.
  • 04/12/2018

    Metrohm contributes to global monograph modernization initiative

    Metrohm is proud to continue its productive collaboration with USP (the United States Pharmacopeia) on a global initiative to modernize monographs that have traditionally featured wet chemistry methods. The goal of this modernization initiative is to replace the methods in these monographs with selective and sensitive methodologies that reflect recent innovations and technology updates. Method innovations coupled with new instrumentation will make laboratory workflows more efficient and cost-effective.
  • 28/11/2018

    Ionic impurities in drug products – USP proposes new ion chromatography method

    One of the main goals of the USP monograph modernization initiative is to replace non-specific methods with highly selective and sensitive instrumental analysis methods. Based on a joint project with Metrohm, the USP proposes a new ion chromatography method for chloride and sulfate detection in drug substances, potassium carbonate, and potassium bicarbonate.
  • 23/11/2018

    USP monograph modernization: Chemical medicines assay by potentiometric titration

    USP and Metrohm jointly developed a potentiometric titration method for potassium bicarbonate and potassium carbonate assay. The new method uses autotitration combined with suitable equivalence point detection fulfilling all USP method validation requirements as per USP General Chapter <1225>.
  • 16/11/2018

    No rocket science – maximizing the benefits of Ion Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (IC-MS)

    IC-MS is a proven method for the highly sensitive and selective analysis of anions, oxoanions, herbicides, and pesticides. Metrohm enhances the benefits of this method by integrating inline sample preparation for more convenience, higher throughput, and better reproducibility of results. A technical poster gives an overview of the many possible applications.
  • 30/10/2018

    Eco Dosimat – new, universal tool boosts productivity in the laboratory

    A great deal of time is spent in laboratories every day on repetitive routine task such as preparing standard solutions, controlling syntheses and/or performing manual titrations. With the new Eco Dosimat, much of this time can be saved, as these tasks are performed faster, easier, and much more reliably.
  • 25/10/2018

    Three young chemists win the global competition for the Metrohm Young Chemist Award

    The Metrohm jubilee year 2018 culminates with a highlight: The three winners of the global competition for the Metrohm Young Chemist Award have been nominated and invited to visit Metrohm International Headquarters in Switzerland.

  • 11/09/2018

    USP recommends new ion chromatography method for zinc oxide assay

    The USP has updated General Chapter <591> (zinc determination) and replaced manual titration with ion chromatography as the preferred method for zinc oxide determination. This method increases reliability and is easier to use.

2015

  • 03/06/2015

    New Combustion Ion Chromatography applications

    Metrohm has published 19 new application notes on combustion ion chromatography for chemical and petrochemical, fuel, pharmaceutical, RoHS, environmental, and polymer analysis.