In 2017 alone there have been 12 separate news reports of Americans in cities around the United States complaining about the smell and taste of their drinking water due to the compounds MIB and Geosmin.
As of February 2017, 29 states in the US (plus the District of Columbia; DC) have legislation, either in place or in progress, permitting the use of medical marijuana. Another 16 states have decriminalized possession, and 8 states (plus DC) have legalized marijuana for recreational use. With such changes in legislation, it is no surprise that North America’s cannabis sales increased by 30% between 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, they are projected to post an impressive 25% compound annual growth over the next 5 years, or by 2021. Tom Adams, editor-in-chief for ArcView Market Research said, “The only consumer industry categories I’ve seen reach $5 billion in annual spending and then post anything like 25% compound annual growth in the next five years are cable television (19%) in the 1990s and the broadband internet (29%) in the 2000s.”1
Strong interest at the state level for legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana use has created a marijuana production industry in the US that is growing rapidly. In fact, half of the states have already legalized marijuana for one or both of these uses. The number of states allowing use of marijuana could also continue to grow after the fall election cycle, adding more impetus to the growth of the marijuana industry.
A GERSTEL research team has developed a method for thermal gravimetric analysis of polymers that simulates traditional mass spectrometry methods.
Recent chemical plant accidents resulted in strict government rules on design and operation. Analytical chemists are key to protecting plants and workers.
Identifying aldehydes and ketones in products can prevent adverse health effects. GERSTEL automated DNPH desorption and analysis delivers results faster.
Identifying drug analytes in urine can be a laborious, time-consuming process. New automated technique gets test results in just one day.
A study on wine quality uses GERSTEL extraction and separation to discover key aroma compounds.
Dried blood spot sampling is a valuable alternative to storing liquid blood. A GERSTEL team created an automated way to simplify blood spot analysis.
Liquid-liquid extractions have usually been performed manually. But now your autosampler can do your extractions for you before sample injection.