Showing articles tagged: nitrogen
What if you could turn your tap water into wine?
For decades laboratories have relied on deliveries of nitrogen cylinders to obtain nitrogen gas for their analytical instruments. However, there are a growing number of laboratory managers who are turning their attention to cost, workflow efficiency, safety and energy consumption in the lab with regard to their gas supply.
In a recent article published in BioTechniques, titled: Democratizing Mass Spectrometry, author Jeffery Perkel indicates that; mass spectrometry is often seen as a complicated and highly technical technique that requires years of experience to master.
The helium shortage and subsequent price increase has been a hot topic for discussion for many years now, so much so it has triggered the use of alternative gases in research applications.
Cork taint is very important for wine manufacturers as it can affect all wines, irrespective of price and quality. Cork stoppers are usually responsible for taint, although studies have found that other factors, such as wooden barrels, storage conditions and transport of corks and wine, can also cause these undesirable characteristics.