WETLAB Western Environmenal Testing Laboratory
Serving Nevada, California, Idaho and Wyoming
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Elko (775) 340-3173
Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
31
JUL
2017

Lessons From the Lab: Reporting Limits

In our blog posts Lessons From the Lab we answer frequently asked questions from clients.  Find all installments of Lessons From the Lab here.  What is a Reporting Limit? A Reporting Limit (RL) is defined as the smallest concentration of a chemical that can be reported by a...
08
FEB
2017

Lithium Brine Testing- Part 2

Lithium Brine Testing- Methods for Analysis In part one of this two part series, we provided an overview of WETLAB’s industry leading practices for Lithium Brine Testing. In part two, we will explore the strengths and limitations associated with each of the four testing methods,...
30
OCT
2016

Lithium Brine Testing Part 1

Matt Weikel, Inorganic Laboratory Manager, presented at a training hosted by Nevada Water Resources Association (NWRA) regarding WETLAB’s industry leading lithium brine testing methods. In this two part series, we will provide an overview of this presentation, and explore various...
28
JUN
2016

WETLAB Develops Best Practices for Lithium Brine Analysis

WETLAB is an analytical facility, so our area of expertise lies in our ability to achieve accurate results with relatively low reporting limits for difficult matrices such as brine solutions. In the past year, WETLAB has seen an increase in the submission of brine solutions for...
27
JAN
2016

Life of a Sample: Part 2, Sample Preparation

Our ongoing series Life of a Sample explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB.  If you missed part one, check it out here! The next step for a sample at WETLAB is sample preparation.  This process takes one day, and involves several different processes and people.  During...
22
DEC
2015

Science Education with WETLAB

At WETLAB, we are often approached by members of the community who are interested in having one of talented scientists come talk to students about chemistry.  We try to oblige as much as we can, and this year, we were able to do two completely different presentations for...
19
AUG
2015

Would You Drink Effluent Water?

Effluent water could soon become part of your normal drinking water in Northern Nevada.  According to KTVN, reclaimed water is around 30% cheaper than potable water, but the problem is that waste water is not drinkable yet. Yet is the key word here, because regulations that...
20
MAR
2013

Sierra Snowpack Water Storage looking low

Earlier this winter, we took a look at a promising beginning to the winter’s snowpack and corresponding water storage after big December storms. Our January WETLAB blog reported end-of-December totals of 112 percent water content in the Sierra Snowpack that feeds the Truckee...
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