WETLAB Western Environmenal Testing Laboratory
Serving Nevada, California, Idaho and Wyoming
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17
JUL
2016

Bruce Metals

Bruce Metals, Inc. has been a WETLAB client since mid-2012.  BMI is an interesting client because of their project and the way that we process their samples.  Many clients have fairly standard tests, especially those that are dictated by the state in permits.  Bruce Metals is...
28
JUN
2016

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: BROADBENT & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Broadbent – a full-service environmental, civil engineering, and water resources consulting firm – is experiencing fantastic growth in their air quality, cultural resource management, and water/wastewater service areas thanks in part to the support and resources of their testing...
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...
12
APR
2016

Water Runoff Testing

After a heavy rainfall, water runs off of non-absorbent surfaces like roads, driveways, and parking lots. While the rain pours off the pavement, it carries away all of the pollutants with it, including oil, gasoline, and sediment. These pollutants flow with the water into natural...
10
MAR
2016

Life of a Sample: Part 3, Distillation and Digestion

Our ongoing series Life of a Sample explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB.  If you missed part one and two, check them out here! The next step for a sample at WETLAB is distillation and digestion, which takes two days.  Lab technicians start with organizing samples by...
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...
08
DEC
2015

Revised Total Coliform Rule

The EPA revised the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) in 2013, but these changes need to be implemented soon. By April 1, 2016, all compliant public water systems will have to implement the revised TCR requirements. At WETLAB, we take a great interest in the new regulatory measures that...
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...
16
APR
2013

Improving Water Quality – What You Can Do

In this blog, we spend much of our time talking about water quality testing news, science and politics that we find interesting; but with this month’s blog, we decided to do something a little different.
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