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January 2017

Bruker Handheld XRF Spectrometry

Geotech now offers Bruker XRF Spectrometers for rent nationally and for purchase in select states. Geotech has been selected to be the exclusive representative for Bruker’s handheld XRF products in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is a non-destructive technique for elemental composition analysis that is used the world over in industry and research as critical due diligence, positive materials identification, valuation, and regulatory compliance tools.

The interaction of X-ray photons from a separate excitation source (the instrument's X-ray tubes) with atoms of the elements of interest found in the sample. When these excitation photons interact with the atoms in the sample, the photons cause the ejection of inner shell electrons. Outer shell electrons then fall into these vacancies. These transitions result in the emission of X-rays that are characteristic of the element.

interaction of X-rays with electrons of an atom

Industries and applications that use handheld XRFs are very diverse; some examples include:

  • Food Safety & Agriculture
  • Soil Contamination Analysis
  • Metal Analysis
  • Scrap Sorting
  • Positive Material Identification
  • Mining Exploration
  • Drill Core Analysis
  • Environmental Screening
  • Research

Tracer Soil Reading

Bruker portable XRF spectrometers allow you to take the battery operated analyzer to the sample rather than bringing the sample into the lab. This is especially useful when the test specimen is large and heavy, or needs to be analyzed in-situ. Bruker handheld XRF spectrometers offer several advanced benefits:

  • Unparalleled accuracy
  • Easy to use, even for a novice operator
  • Lightweight and ergonomic for comfortable all-day use
  • Fast, simultaneous multi-element analysis



Bruker manufactures two different families of handheld XRF analyzers which give you a broad range of options to meet all of your analysis needs.

Bruker S1 TITAN

BRUKER S1 TITAN XRF Spectrometers
The Bruker S1 TITAN line of spectrometers is the ideal instrument for industrial applications from screening to high-precision elemental analysis. The Bruker S1 TITAN spectrometers are rugged, shock resistant, weather resistant, and easy to use.

Bruker Tracer 5i XRF

BRUKER TRACER 5i XRF Spectrometers
Bruker Tracer XRF spectrometers are the global standard in handheld XRF research and academic applications. The Tracer is a totally customizable instrument with user-adjustable analysis parameters, robust analytical software, expert applications support, and the ability to create custom calibrations. Tracer instruments can be found in classrooms and in the field worldwide in applications such as geochemistry, metallurgy, art conservation, and archeological science.

Contact our XRF team to learn how XRF
can help solve your elemental
identification needs.


Leptron News

UAS Flight Training Course

Register today for Leptron’s UAS Flight Training & Pilot Certificate Course on these dates:
February 13 – 17
March 13 – 17
April 10 – 14

Leptron's interactive training experience builds UAS aviation confidence with specific content and professional UAV flight instruction. Leptron's professional pilot instructors have more than 50 years of combined aviation experience.

To register or get more information,
contact Leptron at 800-722-2800
or email training@leptron.com

Geotech December 2016 Photo Competition Winner

Geotech December 2016 Photo Competition Winner

Joshua M. Lee, an Environmental Engineer with GeoEngineers, Inc., took this picture while sampling water from a wetland seep. "Seep sampling with my little buddy (Arnold Palmer Lee) at the former Colville Post and Poles property in Colville, WA. Project is for the Washington Department of Ecology". Josh is using a Geotech Geopump™ Peristaltic Pump and a YSI Pro Series water quality meter.

Past Photo Competition Winners
November 2016
Geotech November 2016 Photo Competition Winner

October 2016
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September 2016
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August 2016
Geotech August 2016 Photo Competition Winner

July 2016
Geotech July 2016 Photo Competition Winner

June 2016
Geotech June 2016 Photo Competition Winner

May 2016
Geotech May 2016 Photo Competition Winner

April 2016
Geotech April 2016 Photo Competition Winner

Enter the Geotech
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Win valuable prizes and have some fun taking
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Geotech brand equipment!
Take as many pictures as you like!
A $100 gift card will be awarded each month!
Winning photos will be published in
Geotech's monthly electronic newsletter
and on the web site.

What constitutes a winning photograph? We'll award points if your photo...

  • only shows Geotech equipment in use by real workers at real sites,
  • close-ups of the Geotech equipment,
  • equipment being used safely in observance of the health and safety procedures required
  • has companion photos showing as much of the site and surrounding area as possible (with site owner's permission, of course),
  • is well composed: nice framing, interesting background… extra points if the viewer can tell what type of project you were working on,
  • has an unusual twist or story: equipment being used overseas, of an interesting project, or for humanitarian purposes… wildlife or Mother Nature butting/intruding… the perfect shot at sunset, etc.
  • Digital photos only, in jpg or tiff formats, 2 MB or larger if possible.

Entering the competition is easy, go here to review the rules and guidelines and download the entry form. Every entry must be accompanied by a completed Geotech Photo Competition Entry Form.

Used Equipment Deals

Featured Product

Grundfos Redi-Flo VFD

Grundfos Redi-Flo Variable
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White version with case and power cord.
Designed to operate and protect the
Redi-Flo2® and the Redi-Flo4™
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Featured Product

Geotech Geopump 2

Geotech Geopump 2

Full peristaltic pump kit

Geopump™ 2 AC/DC, hard-sided case,
modular battery and charger,
Easy-Load 2 pump head.

Check our web site for great deals on
used equipment.

Look for Geotech at the events listed below.

presented by

January 9-12, 2017

Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments

The Sediments Conference series is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with remediating, restoring and ​managing the environmental and economic vitality of waterways. Maintaining the viability of these aquatic systems requires complex actions that affect a diverse group of stakeholders and raise a wide range of environmental, economic, political and social issues.

Battelle has presented this premier international technical conference since 2001. Look for us at Booth 304.

For more information

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Colorado Mining Association

February 19-22, 2017

2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo
CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Annual Meeting & Exhibit and the 119th CMA National Western Mining Conference, to be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

As the SME Annual Meeting addresses worldwide opportunities and challenges, the Colorado Mining Association’s 119th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition will highlight the role that Denver and Colorado companies play in supporting mining throughout the state, the nation, and the world. Look for Geotech in the Exhibition area, we will be in Booth 1428.

For more information

AUVSI Rocky Mountain

March 7-8, 2017

Rocky Mountain
Unmanned Symposium

Once again, the Rocky Mountain chapter of AUVSI, in partnership with UAS Colorado is hosting the best unmanned systems event in the Rocky Mountain region. The Rocky Mountain Unmanned Symposium will be held March 7th and 8th, in Denver Colorado, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

Join us to hear the state of the industry from experts in all areas of unmanned systems: air, land, and water.

For more information

RemTEC Remediation Technology Summit

March 7-8, 2017

2017 RemTEC Summit

We hope you choose to participate in the 2017 RemTEC Summit where site owners, regulators and environmental professionals come to find the best information and insights on the latest products and services, research trends, technical advances, field applications and government policies.

The RemTEC Summit draws leaders and key stakeholders from academia, government, regulatory community as well as site owners, private consulting agencies and various other environmental professionals.

For more information

Geotech Catalog

Request your
Geotech Catalog now.

Call 1-800-833-7958

The Geotech Catalog is now 336 pages and features more than 115 NEW PRODUCTS, fully illustrated, with specification charts and tables included.

There is a large resource section featuring the conversion tables, formulas and other reference information that environmental professionals need and use.

The catalog is divided into 12 environmental product categories:













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Orange, California 92867
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12165 Metro Parkway, Unit 25B
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
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Fax: 239-476-8893

3125 Pine Tree Road, Suite 3D
Lansing, Michigan 48911
Phone: 1-800-275-5325
Local: 517-394-8328
Fax: 517-394-8386

2517 Noblin Road, Suite 103
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
Phone: 1-800-293-5325
Local: 919-876-1535
Fax: 919-878-1269

1600 North Interstate 35e, Suite 114
Carrollton, Texas 75006-381
Phone: 1-800-276-5325
Local: 972-245-6575
Fax: 972-245-8889

25 Tigan Street, Suite 20
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: 1-800-558-5325
Local: 802-651-3050
Fax: 802-651-3051

8910 122nd Avenue N.E.
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Phone: 1-800-314-5325
Local: 425-658-7300
Fax: 425-968-8639

C/Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia Local 19
08100 Mollet del Vallés (Barcelona) Spain
Tel: 93 5445937
Fax: 93 5700535
E-mail: ventas@geotechenv.com


No. 12 Yumin Road, Yuanchenxin Bldg. E2, Suite 2406
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100029
Phone: 010-8225-1190
Local: 86-10-8225-1190
Fax: 86-10-8225-1957
E-mail: beijing@geotechenv.com


To contact Geotech:
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