Chromatographic assays

Analysis of Gallic acid in Feed samples

One of our customers asked us to analyse on a regular basis the content of gallic acid in feed samples for them. The application is relatively uncommon, complex and the number of samples small which made it difficult to outsource. Large contract laboratories are usually more focussed on the "bigger" applications, such as vitamins or pesticides.

KAIN excepts the assignment and after developing and validating a reliable method analysis samples on a regular basis. Quality is secured by analysing: a 5-point calibration curve, sample duplicates, repetitive standards, blanks, blank chemicals (procedural blank), quality control samples and recovery samples. The attached test report shows the anonymized QC results from the latest set of samples. Read more »

Development of an analytical method for bio-chemicals

A producer of biobased chemicals needs an analytical method to analyse medium chain fatty acids and small chain alcohols in biomass. KAIN is asked to develop a suitable analytical method. The results are needed to control and monitor the production process.
The research question is difficult as other contractors failed to develop a suitable method. Nevertheless KAIN excepts the challenge and starts in December 2015 with the development phase. To be continued......

Mobile labs for Saudi Arabia

On request of the industrial security division of a company in Saudi Arabia a project proposal was made for the development of a mobile lab which will be used to determine the identity of a selected list of 162 chemicals. The mobile lab(s) will be used to test the nature and composition of bulk chemicals throughout Saudi Arabia.

The list of chemicals merely consisted of relatively harmless chemicals, but also contained a number of dangerous substances, such as explosives or ingredients for explosives. The presumed aim of the client is to check that bulk chemicals are properly labelled and do not contain forbidden substances instead. Read more »

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