Blog Posts - Chemical Analysis

Protein Analysis, Kjedahl Method

The Kjeldahl method was developed in 1883 by a brewer called Johann Kjeldahl. A food is digested with a strong acid so that it releases nitrogen which can be determined by a suitable titration technique. The amount of protein present is then calcu...
by datachem on May 11, 2011

NASA discovers asteroid delivered assortment of meteorites

An international team of scientists studying remnants of an asteroid that crashed into the Nubian Desert in October 2008 discovered it contained at least 10 different types of meteorites. Some of them contained chemicals that form the building blocks...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 20, 2010

Chemists help archaeologists to probe biblical history

Fabled as a site of biblical battles and spectacular palaces, Tel Megiddo today is a dusty mound overlooking Israel's Jezreel valley. It is also host to one of the hottest debates in archaeology — a controversy over the historical truth of the Bibl...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 1, 2010

Mineral and Coal Laboratory Technician

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by Job Centre Online on Nov 22, 2010

Portable x-ray lab tool analyzes chemical composition of ancient writing tablets

Unfortunately, when ancient kings sent letters to each other, their post offices didn't record the sender' return address. It takes quite a bit of super-sleuthing by today's archaeologists to determine the geographical origin of this correspondence -...
by The Archaeology News Network on Aug 6, 2010

PhD studentship in Soil Biogeochemistry NERC PhD Studentship

PhD studentship in Soil Biogeochemistry NERC PhD Studentship – Molecular and Stable Probing of the Organic N Cycle in Soil University of Bristol – School of ChemistryUniversity of... Go to or open link below:...

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