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Palintest Partners Up with Durham Wildlife Trust for Environmental Monitoring Project

Posted: Monday 20th May 2013

Palintest Ltd, the leader in water analysis, is delighted to support the Durham Wildlife Trust’s Living Waterways Project with its portable water chemistry analysis equipment. The project is an Environment Agency initiative that aims to find sustainable solutions to the problems caused by urban diffuse pollution in our local rivers.

A major part of the project requires the analysis of water chemistry at a number of project sites. To facilitate this, Palintest Ltd has loaned a Macro 900 WQS to the Wildlife Trust, enabling project staff to carry out easy, accurate and reliable testing of key parameters such as Dissolved Oxygen and pH level. The company has also supplied a set of additional visual test kits for the project.

Living Waterways Project Officer, Michael Rogers, states that the data gathered in the field “is invaluable, as it provides a base from which all our work will be monitored in the future, to see and show the real difference we are making!”

The study aims to help improve the ecological status of urban water bodies across the North East. This is done through wildlife habitat creation coupled with efforts to raise community awareness and interest in local streams and waterways. Reliable, accurate and easy-to-use on-site testing is crucial to the education process and on-going environmental upkeep.




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