Preparing a Soil Sample for Nutrient Analysis

Not sure how to prepare a sample for pH and EC/TDS testing? Follow these steps, or watch the video below! Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A container cleaned with distilled or DI water A measuring cup A fresh sample of your soil Distilled or DI water A magnetic stirrer OR a stirring utensil Step 2:…

Monitoring Bentonite in Wine

As a winemaker working in a world where many consumers base their purchases off of looks alone, the right colour and clarity of your product can make or break your brand. Several steps are required to transform grapes off the vine to the crystal clear wines found on the shelves of Australia. Before shipping to…

Monitoring Water Filtration at a Brewery

Although consumers focus on the flavour and alcohol content in beers, brewers know that the vast majority of their product is water. Water is what makes many of the well-known beers of the world so unique. For example, the Pilsen region of the Czech Republic is known for producing the pilsner, a pale golden lager…

Measurement of Conductivity in Yogurt

The regular consumption of dairy products provides numerous health benefits, such as strengthening bone health, encouraging proper digestion, and reducing the risk of certain infections. Yoghurt is one of the most popular types of dairy products consumed worldwide. Depending on the desired fat content of the finished product, yoghurt is produced with milk, cream, or…

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) in Caustic Wastewater

Testing the wastewater at any manufacturing site is paramount in ensuring the water released into the waste stream meets the required standards. If the quality of effluent water does not meet predetermined standards, hefty fines can be issued by local, state, or federal regulatory agencies. In food manufacturing, large amounts of organic waste are produced.…