Friday, 11 March 2016

Chemical Analysis - What is it?

Analysing chemicals is the art of chemistry - chemists study the chemistry of things: what something is made of, the behaviour and identifying certain chemicals.
Chemical AnalysisChemical analysis is a process that's made up of two main types of analysis: qualitative and quantitative.
During qualitative analysis, each chemical assessment is usually performed on one substance at a time, the substance being referred to as the analyte.
The first thing to work out is understanding the properties of the substance, figuring out what makes the substance unique regarding what differentiates that substance to the rest.
Properties that are looked at could be the solvency, whether or not the substance reflects light or it absorbs light and so forth.
Post completion of a qualitative analysis, a quantitative analysis can then be performed, which is initially the process of calculating the quantity of chemicals in a mixed substance.
Analytical chemistry is utilised for a variety of fields and professions. Of course, doctors and those in the medical field use chemical analysis directly.
Pharmaceutical companies will rely on results produced by chemical analysis.
Chemical analysis is an important factor when dealing with chemicals ensuring they are safe to use.
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Chemical Analysis in the UK

Looking for the right chemical analysis within the UK? Anything from Water, Workplace, Asbestos, Soil Analysis,sludge sampling, AFF foam testing, oil, breathing air,  marine chemicals and many more Bespoke Analysis solutions. 

Case Chemicals will be able to do the right Chemical Analysis for you!

Established in 1993 case chemicals has offered an extensive range of analytical and consultancy services at the highest standard expected by our ISO accreditation.  Case Chemicals can provide anything from the sampling equipment and collection service to site attendance, bespoke testing to providing full electronic reports explaining every detail required.
What Chemical Analysis we Provide
Here's just a small list of what we can provide analysis services on.
Water Process Water, Drinking water, Recreational water (Swimming pools), Surface/ground water, effluent discharge, chilled water, legionella, salinity, oil in water and many more! 
Asbestos - Bulk sampling, management surveys/refurbishment & demolition surveys.
Workplace Analysis - personal monitoring (e.g. dust, solvents, hydrogen etc), Dust analysis, LEV testing, Oil mist monitoring. 
Soil Analysis - Desktop Studies & Bore Hole Sampling
Oil Analysis - Engine, gear, hydraulic, compressor, transformer and turbine oil analysis and testing.
Confined Space Entry Certification -  Confined Space/Gas Free, Hot work, Entry to port testing.
Breathing Air Analysis - FTIR Technologies, tests Air to a safe & satisfactory quality to the national sandards including BS EN12021 DEF STAN 68-284.
Bespoke Analysis - We can provide tailor made analysis service to suit your specific requirements.
We offer the Full Package when it comes to Chemical Analysis in the UK
Our team of experienced technicians/chemists are always available to personally carry out your air testing requirements, which incorporates the latest testing technologies including dewpoint readers, O2 analysers and obscuration particle counters.
If you would like to find out more about the Chemical Analysis we do visit this page on Chemical Analysis.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Swimming pool care: algae

There is the possibility that your pool will acquire algae after a period of time.
The algae that pool owners need to watch out for is cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae.
The plant-cross-bacteria can blow into a pool and multiply at an advanced rate: a pool could be perfectly clear one day and the next, have a murky tint that resembles that of a pond.
Algae can be killed with chlorine, however, on some occasions the algae growth can be so severe that it is growing quicker than the chlorine is able to eradicate it.
There are algicides available, those falling into three different types: those with copper based compounds, quaternary ammonium compounds and polymeric quaternary ammonium compounds - the last two are often shortened to Quats and PolyQuats.
An extremely effective killer of algae is copper and will often be held in a complex of other chemicals so it can then be released to kill the algae.
After you have killed the algae, be sure to filter out the pool using clarifiers.
For more information about our swimming pool chemicals, please visit our website!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015


The chemical industry is made up of the companies that produce chemicals for industrial use.

Case Chemicals

Chemicals have been produced and used all through history, the birth of the heavy chemical industry, essentially the production of chemicals in large quantities for a variety of uses, concurred with the start of the industrial revolution in general.
Case Chemicals provide a variety of chemicals including hotel, industrial, marine, swimming pool and transport chemicals. We also provide chemical analysis and breathing air analysis to ensure your environment is safe.
Our hotel and leisure chemicals have uses for:
  • The kitchen
  • Housekeeping
  • Janitorial/hygiene
Our industrial chemicals can be used for purposes such as:
  • Descalers
  • Degreasers
  • Decarboniser/paint strippers
  • Janitorial/hygiene
Our marine chemicals are compatible to use for cleaning:
  • The deck
  • Engine Room
  • Water & sewage (as a treatment)
  • Rooms (housecleaning purposes)
  • General (janitorial/hygiene)
Our swimming pool chemicals range include:
  • Swimming pool sanitiser chemicals
  • Pool balancing chemicals
  • Swimming pool clarifiers
  • Pool algaecide
  • Specialty produces and cleaning range (further details on the website)
To view our transport chemicals and our other services we can provide you, please visit the website.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Pool Chemicals - the myths

There have always been great debates over how to chemically treat a swimming pool. Pool chemicals are a necessity in order to keep the pool water healthy and clean, although some studies have shown that the use of chlorine may increase your risk of getting cancer. These, after all, are chemicals - and we should know as much as we can about what we are adding to our pool water. Having complete knowledge of the chemicals will ensure we are treating our water the best and safest way possible.
  1. Myth: Saltwater swimming pools don't require chlorine.
Fact: Because of the fears cause by chlorine warnings, salt water pools began to grow in popularity. However, saltwater pools are not a replacement for the traditional chlorine pool because chlorine is still necessary. Salt can not sanitize a pool on its own, and by using a saltwater chlorinator, salt is broken down and turned into nothing other than chlorine.
  1. Myth: Pool Chlorine is unsafe.
Fact: Since 1908, chlorine has been used in our drinking water supply. Pool Chlorine is safe, as long as it is not exposed to and reacts with organic compounds. Despite the World Health Organizations findings, chlorine is safe for swimming pool use as long as quantities are measured and amount of organic compounds found in the water are kept at safe levels.
  1. Myth: It is not necessary to take a shower prior to swimming.
Fact: Urine, sweat, body oils, and cosmetics all contain organic compounds. Therefore, to minimize the amount of exposure of organic compounds in the water, it is best practice to take a shower prior to going into a swimming pool.
  1. Myth: A clear pool is a healthy pool.
Fact: Seeing is not always believing. No matter how clean and clear a pool may appear, there can be unhealthy levels of micro-organisms in the water. Just because you can't see micro-organisms, doesn't mean you cant smell or feel them.
  1. Myth: Since a pool is disinfected, it is ok to swallow pool water.
Fact: Even though our drinking water contains levels or chlorine safe for consumption, it is not advised to drink pool water. Our drinking water comes direct from a faucet, and exposure to the elements is minimal. Pool water, on the other hand, is completely exposed to the elements and it is best to minimize the rise and avoid consuming pool water.
  1. Myth: Chlorine causes redness in eyes.
Fact: Chlorine does not cause redness or itchiness of eyes. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Redness or itchiness is caused by high pH or chloramine levels, and is a sign that there is too little chlorine in the pool.
  1. Myth: Swimming diapers do not contaminate the pool water.
Fact: Swim diapers are not 100% leak proof. With that being said, a baby will contaminate the swimming pool if left in the water long enough.
  1. Myth: There is a pool chemical that can reveal urine in the water.
Fact: Despite what you may see in the movies, such a chemical does not exist and it is nothing more than an urban legend. However, as we know, urinating in a pool is wrong and should never occur as there can be health complications to yourself and anyone else who may be exposed to the contaminated water.
  1. Myth: Chlorine can turn you hair green.
Fact: Chlorine in the pool does not turn your hair green, but the copper in the water can. Copper is added to pool water to control the amount of algae growth. Preventive measures include wearing a swimming cap, or simply shampooing your hair once you exit the pool.
  1. Myth: Strong chemical odors means a clean and healthy pool.
Fact: Pool Chlorine should not have a strong odor. If it does, it means it has mixed with high levels of contaminants. A well sanitized pool should have minimal odor. If a strong odor is present, it is an indication that something is wrong and the pool should be tested.

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