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Whether you want to check the carbon content of waste water or keep an eye on the salt content of your process water, when it comes to water analysis, HACH LANGE is the perfect choice. We have years of experience in water analysis and offer a broad range of services.Our company history dates back to Berlin 1933, when Dr. Bruno Lange set up a company in his own name employing six people. Inventions such as the photometer and later on cuvette tests have revolutionised the field of analysis, making it possible to conduct extensive analyses without the need for in-depth knowledge of chemistry.HACH LANGE was born in 2004 when Dr. Bruno Lange joined forces with HACH, an American company specialising in electro and photochemistry. The expertise of these two companies is now combined, benefitting you, our customers!That's not all, our company is continuing to grow and already has 22 subsidiaries around the world, including branches across Europe, China and the USA.

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Miss Sarah Blayds
Laser House,

Ground Floor,Suite B
Waterfront Quay, Salford Quays
M50 3XW
uk.hach.com

Reagent disposal - choosing the greenest option

As one of the world's largest manufacturers of instruments and reagents for water analysis, HACH LANGE has a duty to create the most environmentally friendly system possible for the management of chemical waste resulting from the use of its products.

Dismissing less sustainable options, the company has invested heavily in a state of the art environment centre that handles waste reagents, bottles, cuvettes and packaging from all over Europe.

HACH LANGE's waste management policy is based on the three Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. For this reason, the justifications for the investment in the Environment Centre were environmental.

Outside of HACH LANGE, most laboratory waste is transferred to treatment facilities that handle a wide variety of hazardous materials. As such, it is not possible for such facilities to operate as efficiently as the HACH LANGE plant because of the diversity of chemicals in the waste.

Some companies relinquish their responsibility for waste treatment by sending waste reagents to incinerators. HACH LANGE does not support this action for environmental reasons.

Incineration generates greenhouse gas emissions and other toxic gases such as dioxins. These emissions are generated by burning materials that could have been recycled. Importantly, incineration does not miraculously remove the toxic heavy metal component of the waste; it simply converts it into liquid or solid toxic waste. A further problem with incineration is that, as a quick and easy solution, it serves as a deterrent to reuse and recycling which are by far the preferred environmental options.

HACH LANGE regularly runs free workshops on water analysis, and waste management forms part of these courses. However, the company's experts are available to provide help and advice on how to dispose of waste reagents and can be contacted via www.hach-lange.co.uk

For further information please email HACH LANGE LTD

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