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New Spectrometer at SVL

SVL is proud to announce our latest laboratory equipment acquisition: the Agilent Model 5110 ICP-OES Spectrometer. The Agilent 5110 ICP-OES Instrument features unique Dichroic Spectral Combiner (DSC) technology that enables synchronous radial and axial measurements....

Pets of SVL

After a long day of sample analysis coming home to these smiling faces is what keeps us going; whether they greet us with slobbery kisses, batting paws, or a couple bubbles having a pet is an enriching part of many people's lives.  Even those of us without a...

Congratulations Chris and Melba!

At the end of March we said goodbye to two women who have been with SVL for a combined total of 70 years: Chris Meyer and Melba Bencich. Congratulations on your RETIREMENT! Chris Meyer (left) started at SVL in 1978. She has headed up the Client Services department for...

% Un-ionized Ammonia Calculator

function calculate() { var var1 = document.ammonia.temp.value * 1.0; var varNH3 = document.ammonia.nh3.value.trim(); var varLT = varNH3.substring(0,1); if (varLT == "<") { varNH3 = varNH3.substring(1,varNH3.length); } else { varLT=""; } var1 = 2730.0...

Calcium Hardness as CaCO3

function calculate(){ document.chardness.result.value = Math.ceil((document.chardness.ca.value * 2.497)*100)/100; } To use the Calcium Hardness (as CaCO3) calculator, simply enter your concentration of Ca2+ in the box below and then click on the "Calculate Now"...

Total Hardness as CaCO3

To use the Total Hardness (as CaCO3) calculator, simply enter your concentrations of Ca2+ and Mg2+ in the boxes below and then click on the "Calculate Now" button. function calculate(){ document.thardness.result.value = Math.ceil(((document.thardness.ca.value * 2.497)...

Langelier Index Calculator

To use the Langelier Index calculator, simply enter values for pH, Temperature (in °C), TDS (mg/L), Ca, and Alkalinity (as CaCO3) in the boxes below and then click on the “Calculate Now” button. SIcalcite corresponds to the traditional Langelier Index value.