From veggie burgers that taste, smell, cook and look like real beef to transforming water into wine, the way we “grow” and make food and drink is changing—and analytical chemistry techniques are playing a major role. “The future of food is synthetic,” Alec Lee, co-founder of Ava Winery, said in a recent interview with the […]
Analytical Testing in Action: Watch and Learn How Different Techniques Are Used
Analytical testing techniques are used by a variety of different industries to uncover contamination or quality issues, as well as reveal a sample material’s composition to further the development of their products. Below we’ve compiled a handful of analytical testing videos that show analytical testing techniques in action, so you can learn more about the […]
Analytical Testing News Roundup: Mosquitos, Bronze Age Cooking Mistakes & Detecting Natural Gas Leaks
Scientists, researchers and companies all over the world use analytical testing techniques every day to make interesting, groundbreaking discoveries. Here we round up some recent interesting and cool bits of news and research featuring analytical testing methods such as FTIR analysis and gas chromatography in action. 1. Gas Chromatography Reveals 3,000-Year-Old Cooking Mistake Archaeologists in […]
Can GC/MS Analysis Detect Natural Gas Leaks in a Home?
Can GC/MS analysis detect a natural gas leak in my home?
This is a question we’ve had submitted by a few folks who have come across our website and analytical testing services.
The answer? Technically yes, but practically no.
GC/MS analysis (gas chromatography mass spectrometry) has a wide variety of applications—from tracking organic pollutants in the environment to criminal forensics to food, beverage and perfume analysis. And while a mobile system could likely detect the presence of natural gas in a home, you probably don’t have access to such a tool.
Analytical Testing News Roundup: Beef-Like Burgers without the Cow & Air Purifying Houseplants
Read about how analytical testing methods are being used in the hunt for life on Mars and to uncover what makes a burger smell like a burger.
How Analytical Testing Can Uncover Adulterated Foods
Food adulteration, or food fraud, has emerged as a hot news topic in recent years, but it’s certainly not something new. According to History.com, humans have been altering food since prehistoric times to increase longevity and improve taste. But overtime adulterating food, which often involves adding fillers or additives, has transformed into something that could […]
Analytical Testing News Roundup: Turning Water into Wine & Craft Beer for Aquatic Conservation
Read about how analytical testing methods are being used uncover things like turning tap water into wine.
Analytical Testing News Roundup: Stinky Laundry, Fake Cheese & Ancient Fires
Analytical testing techniques are used by scientists and researchers all over the world to make interesting and groundbreaking discoveries. Here we roundup some of the most interesting and cool bits of news and research featuring analytical testing methods in action: 1. What Makes Dirty Laundry Stinky? Scientists Use New Analytical Technique to Find Out Have […]
Why Materials Testing Needs to Be Part of Your Quality Control Process
Product quality is of the utmost importance to every manufacturing company. Quality products equal satisfied customers, a smooth manufacturing process and a healthy company bottom line. It all starts with good design, quality ingredients or materials, and using proper procedures to put it all together. However, before that product can hit the shelves, rigorous quality […]
5 Uses of GC/MS Analysis Being Used to Identify Product Quality Issues
GC/MS Applications: Manufacturing Product quality is of paramount importance for all manufacturers. And GC/MS analysis from a materials testing lab can be an incredibly useful tool to ensure that quality. GC/MS analysis, or gas chromatography mass spectrometry, is a materials analysis technique that’s used to identify the precise composition of a sample and to quantify […]