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What is the ‘norm’ for NORM analysis?

Posted by Jasper Hattink on 19-Jun-2018 16:21:09

Exposure to radiation is a potential from many different sources; x-rays are one example of ionising radiation, with transmissions from the TV and radio an example of lower-frequency non-ionising radiation.

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Topics: Chemical Analysis, Nuclear, Nuclear Decommissioning

Fire Accelerant Analysis: Tracing an Incident to its Source

Posted by Paul Walker on 07-Apr-2017 12:32:41

Paul Walker, senior development specialist, Specialist Chemistry, Energy & Waste Services, ESG, explains the science behind fire accelerant analysis, and explores the crucial role it plays in helping fire scene investigators studying incidents for insurance claims.

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Topics: Specialist Chemistry, Forensics, Chemical Analysis, Fire Accelerant Analysis

Characterising Unknowns: Behind the Scenes of Chemical Investigation

Posted by Paul Walker on 24-Mar-2017 14:20:43

It’s amazing what can be found on the UK’s railways and when there are issues, they are not always easy to identify. Paul Walker, senior development specialist, takes us behind the scenes of the specialist chemistry laboratory, to discover the secret behind the characterisation of unknown materials.

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Topics: Specialist Chemistry, Rail, Chemical Analysis, Identifying Unknowns

What Do 3G Pitches Really Contain?

Posted by Paul Walker on 18-Jan-2017 16:46:11

Did you catch BBC’s The One Show last night? If you tuned in you will have seen Paul Walker, senior development specialist, Energy & Waste Services, SOCOTEC, discussing the health concerns surrounding the popular 3G sports pitches. Here, Paul explains what he found when he tested the black rubber crumb in our chemical analysis laboratory.

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Topics: Specialist Chemistry, Chemical Analysis

The Importance of Specialist Chemical Analysis

Posted by Becky Batham on 30-Mar-2016 11:40:50

SOCOTEC provides a range of specialist chemistry services and tests, including ICP analysis, BTEX testing, air quality analysis and metal testing. SOCOTEC’s Becky Batham, explains the importance of chemical analysis to both the environment and public safety.

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Topics: Specialist Chemistry, Air Quality, Energy & Waste Services, Air Testing, Chemical Analysis, ICP Analysis, BTEX Testing, Metal Testing

At The Cutting Edge of Specialist Chemical Analysis

Posted by Paul Walker on 08-Mar-2016 16:15:35

SOCOTEC provides a range of chemical analysis services and tests, including ICP analysis, BTEX testing, air quality analysis, FTIR analysis and metal testing. In this blog, Paul Walker, technical specialist, Infrastructure & Energy Services, describes one of the more unusual cases to come through the laboratory doors.

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Topics: Specialist Chemistry, Chemical Analysis, Identifying Unknowns, Sword

When Marshmallow Isn’t Marshmallow

Posted by Fiona Coope on 18-Nov-2015 13:42:00
Illegal drugs continue to be a significant issue across the UK, but it’s not only new psychoactive substances coming onto the market, new methods of cutting existing drugs are appearing too. With this in mind and in order to protect the public, the authorities need the knowledge of toxicology experts and state-of-the-art lab testing facilities so they can identify materials as quickly as possible after they are discovered.
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Topics: Forensics, Toxicology, Chemical Analysis, Drugs of Abuse

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