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  • L’avancée des matières premières biogènes

    Particularités de la préparation des plantes
  • Détection des mycotoxines dans les noix

    Pré-broyage et broyage fin
  • Analyse des contaminants dans les échantillons biologiques

    Le broyage cryogénique facilite la préparation des échantillons d’origine animale
  • Molienda ultrarrápida y ultrafina

    El nuevo molino ultracentrífugo ZM 200 de RETSCH es un molino de rotor no sólo extremadamente rápido y cuidadoso con el material molido, sino también de uso universal gracias a su amplia gama de accesorios.
  • Die neue Power Generation

    Planeten-Kugelmühlen haben seit jeher einen festen Platz in der täglichen Laborpraxis zur Feinzerkleinerung unterschiedlichster Materialien. Neben dem Mischen und Zerkleinern hat sich in den letzten Jahren auch im mechanischen Legieren z.B. thermoelektrischer oder hochkoerzitiver Materialien ein weiteres Anwendungsgebiet ergeben.
  • Kolloidvermahlungen zur Erzeugung von Nanopartikeln

    Nanoteilchen, d.h. Partikel mit einem Durchmesser von weniger als 100 Nanometer, werden seit vielen Jahren von Wissenschaftlern erforscht. Zum einen lassen sie sich im „Bottom-up“ Verfahren aus Atomen oder Molekülen synthetisieren. Im “Top-Down“ Verfahren hingegen werden größere Partikel, z.B. mit Hilfe von Labormühlen, zerkleinert. Kleine Partikel weisen durch das extrem vergrößerte Verhältnis von Oberfläche zu Volumen erhöhte Oberflächenladungen auf, so dass die Partikel elektrostatisch zueinander gezogen werden. Daher können Nanopartikel nur durch Nassvermahlung (Kolloidvermahlung) erzeugt werden.
  • Komplexe Proben homogenisieren

    Messermühlen zur professionellen Probenvorbereitung im Labor

    Nahrungsmittel treten in sehr unterschiedlichen Formen und Konsistenzen auf und sind i. d. R. inhomogen. Für die Analytik werden jedoch homogene und repräsentative Proben benötigt, um aussagekräftige Ergebnisse zu erzielen. Im Rahmen der Probenvorbereitung müssen die oft sehr komplexen Proben also homogenisiert und auf eine hinreichende Partikelgröße zerkleinert werden. Dabei können die Materialien sehr stark in Bezug auf Härte und Feuchte variieren. Um den vielschichtigen Anforderungen der Probenvorbereitung von Lebensmitteln gerecht zu werden, bietet sich der Einsatz von Messermühlen an.
  • Neue Messermühle setzt Standards

    Die Messermühle GRINDOMIX GM 300 eignet sich für die schonende Zerkleinerung und Homogenisierung von Lebensmitteln. Sie kann Probenvolumina von bis zu 4,5 l schnell und reproduzierbar verarbeiten. Mit vier scharfen, robusten Klingen und einem leistungsstarken Motor mit bis zu 3 kW Spitzenleistung ist sie ideal ausgerüstet zur Homogenisierung von Substanzen mit hohem Wasser-, Öl- oder Fettanteil ebenso wie zur Zerkleinerung trockener, weicher, mittelharter und faseriger Produkte.
  • Perfekte Homogenisierung von Lebensmittelproben

    Nahrungsmittel treten in sehr unterschiedlichen Formen und Konsistenzen auf und sind in der Regel inhomogen. Für die Analytik werden jedoch homogene und repräsentative Proben benötigt, um aussagekräftige Ergebnisse zu erzielen. Für diese Aufgabe sind die Messermühlen Grindomix GM 200 und GM 300 von RETSCH die idealen Instrumente.
  • Probenvorbereitung von Böden

    Bestimmung von anorganischen Inhaltsstoffen in Bodenproben

    In Industrienationen mit hoher Besiedlungsdichte und einem begrenzten Angebot an Industrie- und Gewerbegebieten unterliegt die Nutzung von Gebäuden und Flächen einem dauerhaften Wandel. Daher sind Bodenuntersuchungen für Investoren, Behörden und Privatpersonen unumgänglich. Umweltanalytische Untersuchungen bilden die Basis, um Gefährdungen aufzuzeigen und damit Menschen und eingesetztes Kapital zu schützen. Bei SGS Institut Fresenius in Herten werden bis zu 400 Bodenproben am Tag aufgearbeitet und analysiert. Hierbei wird sehr genau darauf geachtet, dass geltende Normen und Verordnungen eingehalten werden. In Deutschland gilt die BbodSchV, wobei die Analytik auch auf die Vorschriften anderer Länder angepasst wird.
  • Probenvorbereitung von Futtermitteln für die NIR Analytik

    In der Haltung von Nutztieren hat die Qualität der Futtermittel einen bedeutenden Einfluss auf die Produktivität. Darüber hinaus bringt Tiernahrung die am stärksten schwankenden Kosten, die mit der Haltung von Nutztieren verbunden sind, mit sich. Deshalb ist eine zuverlässige Analyse von Futtermitteln und Futterinhaltsstoffen der beste Weg, ein ausgewogenes Fütterungsprogramm zu gewährleisten und gleichzeitig die Wirtschaftlichkeit des Betriebs zu optimieren.
    Die Nah-Infrarot-Spektroskopie ist die wichtigste Analysenmethoden bei Futtermitteln zur Bestimmung von Daten wie Proteingehalt, Feuchte, Fett und Asche. Der Vorteil gegenüber klassischen Methoden wie z.B. Kjeldahl ist, dass mehrere Parameter gleichzeitig bestimmt werden können. Außerdem ist die NIR-Spektroskopie ein schnelles Verfahren, das kein Verbrauchsmaterial und keine Reagenzien benötigt. Deshalb wird sie immer dort eingesetzt, wo ein hoher Probendurchsatz und eine große Flexibilität erforderlich sind. Die Identifizierung und Qualifizierung der Rohstoffe sowie die quantitative Analyse von Fertigprodukten können innerhalb weniger Sekunden durchgeführt werden, um höchste Produktqualität und -sicherheit zu gewährleisten.
    Eine viel diskutierte Frage im Zusammenhang mit der NIR-Spektroskopie ist die Notwendigkeit der Probenvorbereitung. Der Anwender steht häufig vor dem Problem zu entscheiden, wann eine Probenvorbereitung erforderlich ist und wann nicht.
  • Zerkleinern von Proben in einem Düngemittellabor

    Für die genaue und reproduzierbare Analyse von Düngernährstoff, Spurennährstoffen und Spurenmineralien ist das vorherige Zerkleinern der Probe unverzichtbar. Das Düngerlabor der Division of Regulatory Services der University of Kentucky verwendet zum Homogenisieren der Proben die Ultra-Zentrifugalmühle ZM 200 von Retsch.
  • Air Jet Sieving of Bulk Materials

    Particle size analysis and particle size distribution are important criteria for the quality  control of bulk materials. In a running production process, the results of a quality check must be available quickly to allow for immediate adjustment of the production parameters. Depending on the expected particle size and sample volume, different sieving methods and sieving machines are suitable for analysis. The method used for particle size analysis is primarily determined by the fineness of the material to be sieved. For dry sieving of samples with particle sizes below 40 microns, air jet sieving is the method of choice.
  • Are cereal bars really healthy?

    Food manufacturers often promote their products as „light“ or, such as in the case of cereal bars, „healthy“. If that is actually true, can only be verified by analyzing the nutritional values, a procedure which forms an important part of food quality control. The values of fat, saturated fatty acids, sugar and salt which are printed on the packaging represent an average of the content of each substance and relate to 100 ml respectively 100 g of the product. The cereal bars consist of a heterogeneous mixture of ingredients (nuts, raisins, oat flakes etc.), therefore the thorough homogenization of the sample is required to obtain meaningful analysis results.
  • CryoMill - Cryogenic grinding was never more convenient or efficient

    Some sample materials have properties which make size reduction at ambient temperature impossible. If, for example, very elastic materials need to be ground or volatile components have to be preserved for further analysis, it is essential to carry out cryogenic grinding. The use of liquid nitrogen helps to embrittle the sample, thus improving its breaking properties, and preventing volatile substances from escaping due to the frictional heat produced by the grinding process.
  • Cutting Mill SM 300 - Refinement of a well-proven grinding principle

    Cutting mills are used in many different areas of sample preparation for subsequent analyses. Typical applications include the size reduction of secondary fuels, the processing of biomass for renewable energy research, the control of products in the context of RoHS and WEEE regulations or the recovery of precious metals – the variety of sample materials is huge.
  • Detection of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food and feed

    Genetic engineering opens up new possibilities in areas such as medical research, development of alternative fuels or global food supply. It is used to modify the characteristics of plants in order to increase the crop yield, improve defense against predators, pesticides or draught, but also increase concentrations of essential vitamins. However, with regards to food the use of genetic engineering is a fairly controversial issue. Moreover, food and feed stuff are subject to rigorous quality control processes to prevent humans and animals from potential harm.
  • Efficient Grinding at –196 °C

    RETSCH’s New CryoMill for Safe and Reproducible Grinding with Liquid Nitrogen
  • From cacao tree to chocolate bar

    The way from the cacao tree to the chocolate bar is a long one. Due to the many processing stages – harvest, fermentation, drying, cleaning, roasting, pre-crushing and finally grinding the cocoa nibs to liquor from which cocoa powder and cocoa butter are pressed – there may be significant variations in the quality. The quality control process not only includes testing the innocuousness of the product (e. g. fungi, heavy metal contamination) or the ingredients (fat, carbohydrate content), it also involves size reduction to an adequate particle size for a sensory test of the cocoa liquor. That is important because the human palate perceives particles as small as 30 microns as unpleasant.
  • How to minimize standard deviations by correct sample preparation

    Modern analytical methods increase precision and push detection limits to make even the smallest traces of sample components detectable. Despite this development sample preparation, which is carried out prior to the actual analysis, is frequently neglected. Errors caused by lacking accuracy in sample preparation have a much bigger impact than errors made during analysis. Just like an iceberg which is mostly hidden under water, only a small part of the sum of errors is perceived whereas the major part of potential errors is not taken into account (fig. 1). One of the reasons may be the fact that sampling and sample preparation have always been done in a traditional way which has become a routine over the years and is no longer considered as having a critical influence on the subsequent analyses.
  • Milling of Samples in a Fertilizer Laboratory

    The fertilizer laboratory of the Division of Regulatory Services at the University of Kentucky uses the Retsch ZM 200 ultra centrifugal mill for milling fertilizer samples.
  • Perfect Homogenization with the GRINDOMIX GM 300

    The diversity of foodstuffs with their often very different product properties represents a real challenge for food testing laboratories. Before the actual analysis, the sample materials – which can vary strongly with regards to hardness and moisture – need to be homogenized and reduced to a sufficiently small particle size. RETSCH’s GRINDOMIX knife mills are the ideal tools to meet the complex requirements of sample preparation of food. The model GM 200 has proven itself for the homogenization of smaller sample volumes of up to 700 ml. For larger volumes RETSCH now offers the new GRINDOMIX GM 300 with a grinding chamber volume of 5,000 ml.
  • Pesticide analsis of soil - not without sample preparation

    The use of pesticides in agriculture makes it possible to plant extensive mono cultures and often leads to substantial yield increases of food and feed crops. Demand and application have grown steadily over the years, leading to increased contamination of the soil due to the toxic nature of pesticides. Soils save the toxins and their decomposition products so that wildlife is also affected by them. Among the undesired side effects are damages to useful plants and insects like bees. The wind carries pesticides to uncontaminated areas such as fields used for organic farming. Rain also transports the chemicals away from their original area of application to waters and groundwater. Although in most cases the limit values for particular pesticides and their decomposition products are not exceeded, the cumulative effect on humans and animals has not been thoroughly investigated so far. The possible accumulation of pesticides in the food chain could be a source of health hazards; therefore strict quality control of soils is indispensable.
  • Powerful Cutting Mill

    The SM 300 excels especially in the tough jobs where other cutting mills fail. It has a freely selectable speed range from 700 to 3,000 rpm with high torque. The mill is convenient to operate and easy to clean. Reliable and extremely efficient sample preparation in the laboratory is now guaranteed with the SM 300.
  • Preparation of Soil, Sewage Sludge and Sediment Samples in a Wastewater Treatment Laboratory

    The preparation of a mixture of organic and inorganic samples holds some difficulties: whereas sand, clay and stones can usually be ground to homogeneous samples with suitable laboratory mills, the high energy input can cause samples with organic components such as fat or starch to cake. Carsten Bunn, a laboratory technician at the waste water treatment laboratory BRW, has to deal with this problem every day. He treats samples which are taken from the sand traps of the wastewater treatment plants and consist of exactly that mixture. The sediments of household and industry waste water not only contain sand, clay or leaves but anything that people nowadays dispose of through the sewer system: cellulose, hair and especially food residues.
  • Quick and reproducible grinding of feedstuff

    Grain, compound feeds or feed pellets occur in a variety of forms; compound feeds are usually inhomogeneous. Feedstuff is analyzed, for example, to determine the nutritional value, to detect hazardous substances or genetically modified ingredients. To ensure meaningful and reliable analysis results, representative and homogeneous samples are required. Therefore, sample preparation involves homogenization and size reduction of the material to a defined particle size. RETSCH laboratory mills are perfectly suited for this process.
  • Renewable energies on the rise

    Sample preparation of vegetable-based raw materials with laboratory mills

    Thanks to the increasing usage of biomass as a source of energy, the analysis of these materials in the context of R&D and quality control gains importance, too. Due to the complex properties of plant materials, adequate sample preparation can be rather a challenge.
  • Renewable energy

    Wood residues from forestry work and wood processing are usually processed to wood chips. These can be used in different ways, depending on the type of wood, bark and residual moisture, for example as raw material for chipboards or as substrate for the cultivation of mushrooms. The major part, however, is used for energy generation. The quality of the wood chips can vary significantly, depending on their origin and condition. Trade and industry are interested in the percentage of dry matter and in the calorific value of the chips as the price calculation depends on the water contents of the product. With the analysis result representing an important economic factor, the representative and reproducible sample preparation gains importance, too.
  • Representative Analysis Results Require Adequate Sample Preparation

    A faultless and comparable analysis is closely linked to an accurate sample handling. Only a sample representative of the initial material can provide meaningful analysis results. Rotating dividers and rotary tube dividers are an important means to ensure the representativeness of a sample and thus the reproducibility of the analysis. Correct sample handling consequently minimizes the probability of a production stop due to incorrect analysis results. Thus correct sample handling is the key to effective quality control.
  • Representative results require adequate sample preparation

    The following situation is typical for many production plants: After a routine quality check, the production process is stopped or an already produced batch is suspended, because the analysis results were not within the relevant critical values. But does the tested product really deviate from the specifications? The quality control managers are convinced of this because modern analysis instruments provide results with very low tolerances. The sample in question was tested several times and the result was confirmed. The question is why the product does not match the specifications although the production parameters have not been changed in any way.
    The possibility that the tested product is indeed deficient cannot be excluded. However, it is often not the product itself which causes irregular analysis results but a lack of understanding of the steps which come before the analysis.
  • Sample Division of Large Volumes

    Representative sampling of large sample volumes is an integral part of the physical and chemical analysis of bulk goods and has a decisive influence on the quality of the results. Extraction of a sample from the bulk is not always carried out in a way to ensure representativeness. This is a widespread flaw in the quality control process with a negative impact on the subsequent analysis results. Therefore, more attention should be paid to the correct sampling procedure. Sample division is often considered as a labor-intensive process which not always leads to representative results. RETSCH provides some convenient solutions which help to improve working conditions and thereby the quality of the sampling process.
  • Sample Preparation and Analysis of Arsenic in Rice

    Considerable care must be taken when analyzing a sample like rice in order to achieve an accurate result. The major source of error when analyzing a bulk material comes not from the analytical measurement itself, but from the sample handling, i.e., sampling, sample division, grinding, digestion, etc.
  • Sample preparation of feeds and forage for NIR analysis

    The feed quality has a decisive influence on the productivity of livestock farming. However,  high-quality forage considerably adds to the costs of stock breeding. Consequently, economic considerations focus on the quality and quantity of the components used in the production process. This includes reliable analyses of feedstuff and ingredients from receipt of goods to final inspection as the best way to ensure a balanced feeding of the animals while keeping cost and profit orientation in focus.
    Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) is the most important analytical method for the determination of protein content, moisture, fat and ash in feeds and forage. The advantage over classical methods such as Kjeldahl is the simultaneous determination
    of several parameters. Moreover, NIR spectroscopy is a quick method, which requires neither consumables nor reagents.
  • Size reduction within the context of sample preparation

    In general “size reduction” is taken to mean the disintegration of solid substances by mechanical forces without altering their state.
  • Using the CryoMill for samples with volatile substances

    For the size reduction of many materials it is more suitable to use a cryogenic mill than a laboratory mill which operates at room temperature. The sample is embrittled by liquid nitrogen which improves its breaking behavior when submitted to impact, pressure and friction; moreover, volatile components of the sample are preserved. The RETSCH CryoMill is not only the most modern and safest cryogenic mill in the market, it also provides excellent grinding results.

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