Brooks Rand was founded in 1982 by Richard J. Brooks, a successful businessman and a proven chemical engineer with 44 patents. Prior to starting Brooks Rand, Mr. Brooks was co-founder of Chemathon, which under his leadership became a renowned, worldwide manufacturer of industrial equipment. Mr. Brooks devoted over fifty years of his life to the preservation of the environment both personally and professionally. Mr. Brooks was a lifelong Seattle resident, a resourceful intellectual and knowledgeable scientist.
For the last twenty years, Brooks Rand has been at the forefront of Environmental R&D. In the early years, Brooks Rand focused its research efforts on developing technologies for used-oil recycling and more environmentally friendly paper-making processes. In the late 80's Brooks Rand began developing advanced technologies for mercury analysis. In 1989, Brooks Rand began offering these technologies to clients and customers, including the world's first commercially available mercury analyzer based on atomic fluorescence, and associated analytical services. Brooks Rand quickly established an international reputation as the technology leader in mercury analytical products and services.
In the last 10 years, Brooks Rand has developed new technologies on this front including new processes and instrumentation for measuring mercury in coal-fired power plant flue gas and for rapid-response field screening of mercury contamination. Brooks Rand also extended its R&D efforts in the environmental analytical realm beyond mercury to develop improved procedures for arsenic and selenium analysis and speciation.
Today, Brooks Rand continues to develop new and innovative technologies for measuring trace metals in the environment with a constant focus on improving one or more of the following:
Lower detection limits
More precise and accurate measurements
Measurement of various metallic compounds and valence states of metals, or "speciation"
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