Measuring the pH of Isotonic Buffer Saline

In hospitals, intravenous (IV) solutions, such as saline or prescription drugs are commonly administered to patients for various therapies. IVs are used to deliver medications, replace fluids, balance electrolytes, and many other treatments. Since the solutions are introduced directly into the blood stream, the more similar in ionic strength the solutions are to the blood,…

Measuring Turbidity During Sugar Processing

Many foods we eat contain a variety of sweeteners, from natural sweeteners such as honey and molasses to refined sugars like granulated table sugar. In the 1970s, the development of high fructose corn syrup shifted food manufacturers away from using refined sugar in their products. High fructose corn syrup was an attractive alternative due to…

Measuring pH During Wool Scouring

Spinning wool into yarn to be woven into cloth predates 10,000 BC. Exportation of wool products began as early as 55 BC in Great Britain. Today, the wool industry circumnavigates the globe; the durable and water resistant properties of wool make it a very popular textile fibre. The wool refinement process begins with sheep (or another wooly…

Measuring pH in Mead

Mead is an ancient alcoholic beverage made from honey; this honey-wine is possibly the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world. Mead is even mentioned in mythology; is said that the Norse god Odin gained his strength by drinking mead from a goat’s utter as an infant.  Further, the term ‘honeymoon’ comes from giving a newlywed…

pH of Mascara

For many years, cosmetics have been used to enhance features, achieve certain styles, and help individuals stand out. As early as 4000B.C. the Egyptians used kohl, a ground mineral, to darken their lashes, brows, and eyelids. Today, mascara is used to enhance eyelashes, and is now marketed for specific features such as water resistance, longevity,…

3 Reasons to Monitor DO in Brewing Process

Dissolved oxygen is a known, but not widely monitored parameter of the brewing industry. However, as of 2016, the parameter has been gaining interest from the craft brewers of Australia. Oxygen can assist in brewing efficiency, while simultaneously expose brews to adverse effects. Here at Hanna we have seen firsthand how our customers have used…