Looking Further Afield: Is Smart Digital Farming the Future of Agriculture? The days of farmers visually inspecting and manually harvesting their crops in large-scale industries are ending. It is now far more efficient and profitable to use machines to assist
The Chromatic Aberration Effect: How it Affects Hyperspectral Imaging Hyperspectral imaging technology is an integral part of mining in Australia. Images taken at high resolutions can reveal astonishing amounts of data without needing physical samples. The catch is, the quality
Clear as Mud: 5 Common Methods for Contaminated Soil Testing You can often tell how land has been used decades after based on the composition of its soil. Depending on what the land needs to be used for, the absence
The Benefits of Hyperspectral Data Imaging for Mine Mapping Hyperspectral data imaging is revolutionising mine mapping, and will only continue to improve in the future. The benefits far outweigh the costs, especially when compared to traditional on-foot greenfield exploration. If
Nipping it in the Bud: Non-Destructive Detection & Monitoring of Mould on Cannabis with Hyperspectral Imaging
Nipping It In The Bud: Non-Destructive Detection & Monitoring Of Mould On Cannabis With Hyperspectral Imaging The Australian legal cannabis industry is valued at over USD 50M and is slated to increase by 30% each year until 2030. But like
Why is Mining in Australia so Popular? Historically, mining has always been one of the backbones of Australia’s economy. But as other founding industries have become less relevant over time, mining continues to thrive. Despite Australia seemingly embracing a technology
What Does Asbestos Look Like? Asbestos Warning Signs For anyone renovating or demolishing older homes, the fear of materials containing asbestos is a real one. You might be wondering whether it is safe for work to proceed, and whether there
Mesothelioma Caused By Asbestos: A Complete Guide Asbestos was used as a cheap, multi-purpose material throughout most of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, what people didn’t realise was that the handy mineral lurking in many of their households was actually deadly
Greenfield Vs Brownfield Exploration Mining is one of Australia’s most important industries, but have you found yourself wondering how new mine sites are found? There are two broad strategies for locating new prospective mining sites: greenfield vs brownfield exploration. Read
No More Mr Fluffy: How to Identify Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation While Mr Fluffy sounds like the name of a lovable pet, or a kid’s teddy bear, the truth isn’t something to be happy about. Read on to find out
Hyperspectral Imaging In The Food Industry While quality control is a major consideration for every production business, it is a particular concern in the food industry. Here, even slight changes in colour and chemical make-up can have a major impact
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): Everything You Need to Know about the New Player on the Field
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an elemental analytical technique that can identify carbon in steel. While LIBS is not new to analysis labs, its growing presence in fieldwork is drawing attention. If inaccurate or inefficient carbon identification is hampering your business, LIBS might just be the solution.
The strength and durability of steel is largely determined by its carbon content. Therefore, it is essential that manufacturers can measure carbon accurately and quickly. Here are the five most commonly used methods for carbon analysis in steel.
It’s Time for your Seeds to be More Photo-Genetic: How Advanced Image Processing Assists Seed Germination Testing
By understanding how to prevent seeds from failing to germinate, and by making the germination process more efficient, the seed industry can have higher and more frequent yields. Learn how advanced image processing is improving the effectiveness of seed germination testing.
Not Out of the Woods yet: A Reflection on Last Year’s Timber Shortage and the Importance of Quality Screening
You may remember that for much of last year, Australia was experiencing a serious timber shortage. Wood prices skyrocketed because there wasn’t enough of it – leading some to call for the Federal Government to extend their home-building assistance program. While the crisis has subsided for now, there are some vital lessons to be learnt if you want to have the best chance of remaining profitable if a similar crisis happens again.
Asbestos is a mineral formed by a natural process, and is made up of tiny, microscopic fibres. These flexible fibres are resistant to electricity, heat and corrosion, making them a useful mineral used in construction. In this article, we will look at the dangers of asbestos and how you can safely protect yourself when working with it.
As growing global economic uncertainty rises, the price of Gold has surged to its highest price in decades at over US $2000 per ounce. Rising by approx. 17% in the last 12 months, Gold is seen as a stable and valuable investment amidst stock market volatility, global currency fluctuations, and the looming threat of inflation. With this recent Gold rush, it is more important than ever to ensure you’re getting the best value for your products.
Portable Analytical Solutions Pty Ltd (PAS) has just been awarded a $98,500 Federal Government Grant to develop a real-time and accurate asbestos testing solution.
don’t come up a cropper – seed quality testing promises a bumper harvest Crop health and yield are highly influenced by seed quality. Low-quality seeds lead to weak seedlings and slow germination. Agricultural seed testing can prevent challenges like cold
Taking It To The Limit: An Essential Guide To XRF Detection Limits The most important characteristic of an analytical procedure is the limit of detection, particularly in the analyses of toxic substances in the environment. The detection limit of X-Ray