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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Ion Chromatography Instrument to Improve Reliability, Efficiency, and Functional Adaptability for Labs

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

To support a wider range of ion chromatography analysis with one instrument, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., today launched the Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ Inuvion™ Ion Chromatography (IC) system, helping to make ion analysis simpler and more intuitive for labs of all sizes.

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  • To support a wider range of ion chromatography analysis with one instrument, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., today launched the Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ Inuvion™ Ion Chromatography (IC) system, helping to make ion analysis simpler and more intuitive for labs of all sizes.
  • The new analytical instrument is designed to be easily reconfigurable, providing those who require determination of ionic and small polar compounds with a one stop shop for consistent, reliable ion analysis.
  • The Dionex Inuvion system helps meet labs’ needs to operate more efficiently with easily configurable workflows and a small footprint.
  • For more information about the Dionex Inuvion IC system, including technical specifications and applications, please visit www.thermofisher.com/inuvion .

Itron Unveils New Brand Identity, Ushering in New Era of Grid Edge Intelligence

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The new brand identity reflects Itron’s commitment to creating new efficiencies, connecting communities, encouraging sustainability and increasing resourcefulness.

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  • The new brand identity reflects Itron’s commitment to creating new efficiencies, connecting communities, encouraging sustainability and increasing resourcefulness.
  • This new brand identity serves as a strategic move for Itron as the company expands its offerings, signaling to the market the company’s evolution and growth in several key focus areas:
    Electricity: Enabling improved visibility and control at the grid edge.
  • “Our new brand identity reflects and projects our edge intelligence offerings and a new era for Itron.”
    For more details on Itron’s new brand identity, see the Itron Press Kit , which features brand guidelines, logo files and updated fact sheet and watch the brand history video .
  • Also visit Itron at DISTRIBUTECH International, Feb. 27-29, 2024, in booth #2200 where the new brand will be on full display.

Des Moines Water Works Adopts Oracle NetSuite for Government

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Des Moines Water Works, a primary source of water supply in the city's metro and surrounding areas, has implemented Oracle NetSuite for Government to help ensure all of its customers obtain access to clean, high-quality water. With NetSuite for Government, Des Moines Water Works has been able to empower its staff to spend more time on higher-value initiatives that better serve the local community by customizing its reporting processes, streamlining workflows, and automating manual workloads.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Des Moines Water Works , a primary source of water supply in the city's metro and surrounding areas, has implemented Oracle NetSuite for Government to help ensure all of its customers obtain access to clean, high-quality water.
  • Des Moines Water Works provides drinking water to approximately 600,000 customers in the Des Moines metro area and several other cities and entities in central Iowa.
  • After careful evaluation, Des Moines Water Works selected NetSuite for Government as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite .
  • "Reliable water services, like those provided by Des Moines Water Works, are essential to our everyday lives," said Steve Seoane, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Local Government.

First PFAS "Forever Chemicals" Consumer-Initiated Blood Test with Physician Consult Launches on questhealth.com

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Monday, February 12, 2024

"Our PFAS blood test is based on the latest science and aligns with several facets of new CDC guidance as well as recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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  • "Our PFAS blood test is based on the latest science and aligns with several facets of new CDC guidance as well as recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
  • Not everyone needs a PFAS test, but people at high risk of elevated exposure may benefit from greater access to the insights provided by this novel test."
  • It is the first PFAS blood test available as a consumer-initiated test with physician consult to report a sum of PFAS chemicals based on level of health risks identified by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
  • The Quest test aligns with several recommendations from NASEM on PFAS testing, including:
    Quantifying levels of several specific PFAS chemicals identified for potential health risks.

NJIT Researchers Unveil Method to Detect 'Forever Chemicals' in Under 3 Minutes

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Now, in a study featured in Elsevier’s Journal of Hazardous Materials, New Jersey Institute of Technology chemists have demonstrated a new lab-based method to detect traces of PFAS from food packaging material, water and soil samples in just three minutes or less.

Key Points: 
  • Now, in a study featured in Elsevier’s Journal of Hazardous Materials, New Jersey Institute of Technology chemists have demonstrated a new lab-based method to detect traces of PFAS from food packaging material, water and soil samples in just three minutes or less.
  • “For more complex matrices like soil, we’ve applied a related method called desalting paper spray mass spectrometry (DPS-MS) that washes away salts which normally suppress the ion signal of PFAS.
  • Together, they greatly improve our ability to detect these compounds.”
    “Our limit of detection for PFAS is roughly 1ppt.
  • “Our method may also advance the study of airborne PFAS in a similar way to what we’ve demonstrated in this study, which would further help us address this widespread environmental issue.”

Inaugural World Lidar Day to Launch Feb. 12 at Geo Week Conference in Denver

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Friday, February 9, 2024

DENVER, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The first World Lidar Day, which will celebrate lidar and its expanding applications each year on Feb. 12, will be held this Monday. Its debut will coincide with Geo Week, one of the world's largest geospatial conferences, which starts Sunday in Denver, Colo.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The first World Lidar Day, which will celebrate lidar and its expanding applications each year on Feb. 12, will be held this Monday.
  • Its debut will coincide with Geo Week , one of the world's largest geospatial conferences, which starts Sunday in Denver, Colo.
    World Lidar Day was founded by a group of public agency and private industry representatives working collaboratively to raise awareness about the value of lidar.
  • Lidar data are collected via air, land, and sea vessels, and the capability is available on some smartphones.
  • The founding members' intention with World Lidar Day is to promote awareness of the technology and to develop an annual platform for learning and collaboration.

Inaugural World Lidar Day to Launch Feb. 12 at Geo Week Conference in Denver

Retrieved on: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

DENVER, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The first World Lidar Day, which will celebrate lidar and its expanding applications each year on Feb. 12, will be held this Monday. Its debut will coincide with Geo Week, one of the world's largest geospatial conferences, which starts Sunday in Denver, Colo.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The first World Lidar Day, which will celebrate lidar and its expanding applications each year on Feb. 12, will be held this Monday.
  • Its debut will coincide with Geo Week , one of the world's largest geospatial conferences, which starts Sunday in Denver, Colo.
    World Lidar Day was founded by a group of public agency and private industry representatives working collaboratively to raise awareness about the value of lidar.
  • Lidar data are collected via air, land, and sea vessels, and the capability is available on some smartphones.
  • The founding members' intention with World Lidar Day is to promote awareness of the technology and to develop an annual platform for learning and collaboration.

Energy Toolbase Completes Commissioning on Ventura Energy's 3.7-Megawatt Hour Energy Storage Portfolio to Provide Emergency Water Backup for Ventura County

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy's five-site, 3.7-megawatt-hour (MWh) energy storage portfolio at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County. The systems of standalone energy storage are comprised of Tesla Powerpacks and Megapacks controlled by Acumen EMS™ software and enable the end-users to have a reliable water source in the case of an emergency. A majority of Ventura County is served by wells, and some residents and farmers are left without a water supply when the area experiences a power outage. This portfolio of systems, spanning from Santa Paula to Thousand Oaks, will now provide backup power to water pumps at their locations.

Key Points: 
  • VENTURA COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy's five-site, 3.7-megawatt-hour (MWh) energy storage portfolio at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County.
  • A majority of Ventura County is served by wells, and some residents and farmers are left without a water supply when the area experiences a power outage.
  • This portfolio of systems, spanning from Santa Paula to Thousand Oaks, will now provide backup power to water pumps at their locations.
  • "This collaboration will unlock additional value for Energy Toolbase and Ventura Energy to help them fund this project to bolster grid resilience and lower carbon emissions for Ventura County."

Solid year and fourth quarter for Telenor

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Telenor ended last year strongly with solid top-line growth and strong cash flow both in the fourth quarter and for the full year.

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  • Telenor ended last year strongly with solid top-line growth and strong cash flow both in the fourth quarter and for the full year.
  • Service revenues for the fourth quarter were NOK 16.1 billion, up 4.9 per cent compared with the same period last year.
  • "The fourth quarter was yet another strong quarter for Telenor," continues Brekke.
  • In the fourth quarter alone, Telenor stopped around 300 million attempts at digital crime against Norwegian customers, which is an increase of around 30 percent compared to the previous quarter.

Scroll and Absorption Chillers Market to Reach $5.9 Billion, Globally, by 2032 at 3.3% CAGR: Allied Market Research

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Scroll And Absorption Chillers Market By Product Type (Air Cooled, Water Cooled), By Power Range (Less Than 50 KW, 50-200 KW, More Than 200 KW), By End User Industry (Chemicals And Petrochemicals, Food And Beverages, Medical, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, 2023-2032 ". According to the report, The global scroll and absorption chillers market was valued at $3,978.1 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $5,976.3 million by 2032, registering a CAGR of 3.3% from 2023 to 2032.

Key Points: 
  • Air-cooled scroll and absorption chillers offer several benefits over water-cooled scroll and absorption chillers.
  • Air-cooled scroll and absorption chillers are more reliable than water-cooled scroll and absorption chillers as they have fewer components and are less susceptible to water-related problems such as leaks or scale buildup.
  • Large-capacity scroll and absorption chillers can be used in industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, and chemical manufacturing.
  • Region-wise, Asia-Pacific held the highest market share in terms of revenue in 2020, accounting to nearly half of the scroll and absorption chillers packaging market revenue.