Risks in a lab

Hazards in the Lab

How to Recognize and Avoid Them Working in a laboratory involves risks and dangers through a variety of hazardous substances or situations. The types of danger can be divided into four classes: chemical hazards, electrical hazards, biological hazards and physical hazards. To be prepared for the dangers and be able to prevent them, you must first…

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Spectrophotemtry Applications and Fundamentals

Fundamentals of Spectrophotometry

Optical spectroscopy in the ultraviolet and visible (UV/VIS) light spectrum is one of the most common techniques for the physical characterization of fluids in a laboratory environment. Based on the absorption of light by a sample, it is widely used across a broad range of fields and applications in research, production and quality control.   UV/VIS…

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Overview: Chemical Hazard Symbols

Chemicals hazard symbols are not only found in the lab, they can also be found on some home products. Therefore it is necessary to know the meaning of each symbol. Some chemical hazard symbols are self-explanatory, some are not. The following overview covers common European hazard symbols and explains the dangers that they warn of.

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Titration Is A Widely Used Quantitative Analytical Technique

Understanding Titration

Titration is used for quantitative analysis in a wide range of laboratory settings. Reliable results are dependent on selecting the correct titration technique for your application, and performing the chosen method in a correct, reproducible manner. This guide aims to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of titration, and the difference between analytical techniques.…

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Essential Laboratory Measurement Techniques Guide

Essential Laboratory Measurement Techniques Guide

The “Essential Measurement Techniques” Guide supports lab operators to recognize and avoid potential error sources and ultimately increase laboratory efficiency. Experience shows that modern, well-developed balances and analytical instruments do the most to promote ease of use, operational safety and accurate results. However, even with state-of-the-art solutions, practical know-how is still required for users to…

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