Wirsam Scientific now has a presence in Limpopo with an application chemist doing sales and training on all analytical instrumentation.
To share the good news with the mines operating on the chrome/platinum belt, Wirsam held a launch of the office in Burgersfort at Bonamanzi B&B inviting all smelters and mining laboratory personnel.
The road show was opened with a general presentation followed by live demos on equipment including XRF (bench top and h...Read More
From the 22 to the 26th of May XRF users from around South Africa and neighboring African countries gathered at the Wirsam Scientific head office in Johannesburg for an introductory course in Practical XRF Analysis.
The course was well attended and delegates had the opportunity to expand their XRF knowledge in a theoretical and practical manner. Delegates were encouraged to bring their samples for testing, a large portion of the practical was dedicated to...Read More
Scientists of the Glenn Research Center at NASA in Ohio have just acquired a TESCAN MAIA3, a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with the Triglav™ ultra-high resolution (UHR) SEM column. The researchers will use the TESCAN MAIA3 microscope to analyze porous nanoscale structures of aerogels in clear detail. Aerogels are a class of lightweight materials typically made from silica and alumina with a sponge-like structure with pores of 10 to 50 n...Read More
For those of you who missed the AFSEM™ webinar on March 15, we have the recorded webinar online as a video.
Wirsam Scientific attended and sponsored the 4th International Symposium on Process Mineralogy on the 20-22 of March 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.
We had a demonstration on the SciAps portable XRF and LIBZ equipment every day with their global business director Andrew Somers, as well as Ion Holton that represented CAMECA and provided information and guidance on the microprobes offered by CAMECA.
Other products that were represented include TESCAN scan...Read More
The measurement of hydrocarbons in water is a routine task in basically every chemical complex that somehow discharges water into a municipal sewage system or into any type of surface water body. The routine analysis, in general, should be easy to carry out and cost-effective in terms of initial and running costs. If it comes to environmentally relevant parameters such as oil-in-water concentrations in discharge water, governmental bodies play another impo...Read More
The new Olympus R1 Cell Counter is used in cell culturing and in the research field. By placing a droplet of cell sample on a special slide and inserting the slide into the machine, the Cell Counter model R1 can obtain not only a cell count but also other measurements such as cell size and the proportion of live and dead cells.
Various types of cells, including iPS and other stem cells, are grown in continuous cultures and harvested for use in a variety o...Read More
The floor-standing centrifuges Sigma 8KS and Sigma 8KBS (blood bank variant) have a new look. A new, flat lid with a handy stainless-steel handle and an enlarged observation window for external speed checks clearly enhance the functionality and design of the centrifuge. In order to ensure an even higher level of comfort in terms of the operation of the centrifuge, the control unit has been shifted to the left, along with a cover holder located on the right...Read More
Austin, TX— January 17, 2017. Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. today announced a new empirical method for the elemental analysis of oxide minerals in dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate).
Dolomite is typically used as an aggregate in concrete and asphalt for building roads. During mining and processing operations, dolomite composition must be monitored and controlled to ensure proper quality and desired characteristics for various...Read More
Wirsam Scientific and Precision Equipment attended the 54th annual MSSA (Microscopy Society of South Africa) conference from the 5th to the 8th of December 2016. The conference was hosted by the NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.
The purpose of the MSSA is to bring the microscopy community together, with time to relax while meeting up with friends and finding out what the trends are on the l...Read More
A Coal Seminar was held in Witbank and was hosted by CKIC and Wirsam Scientific on the Wednesday 28th September 2016.
There were many topics covered during the seminar and all the presenters Danny Zhou and Justin Chen from CKIC did an outstanding job of sharing their expertise with the delegates. They discussed the latest developments in coal quality control.
The group of delegates were enthusiastic and the seminar was positive and productive...Read More
Speed, Accuracy and Standardization for Cell Culture.
An effective cell culture process lays the foundation for success in many application areas throughout life science and the pharmaceutical industry, from stem cell and cancer research to regenerative medicine. In order to ensure quality and reproducibility, the ability to clearly observe and document cells as they grow,proliferate and differentiate ex-vivo is central to fo...Read More