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Dr Paul Whitehead

Paul graduated from Oxford University and obtained a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Paul’s career has been exclusively in applied R&D, and has been equally divided between running the analytical R&D department at Johnson Matthey, specialising in precious metal analysis, and running the R&D laboratory at ELGA LabWater focusing on the development of small water purification systems and their applications.

15 Dec 2017
Water Purity
Prions in Purified Water?
Dr Paul Whitehead

Is There a Risk of Prions Persisting in Purified Water?

I have been asked if there is a risk of prions persisting in pure water.

ELGA Veolia
8 Dec 2017
Life in The Lab
The Analytical Chemistry of Wine!
Dr Paul Whitehead

The Use of Analytical Chemistry In Winemaking

Wine (from Latin vinum) is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes. Grapes ferment without the addition of acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients as yeast consumes some of the sugar in the grapes and turns it to ethanol and carbon dioxide.

ELGA Veolia
28 Nov 2017
The Solution Behind Great Science
What is the BEST type of water?
Dr Paul Whitehead

I thought that blog readers should be among the first to be aware of a new type of water recently mentioned in the New Scientist – Sexy Water. This was spotted at the Perth Garden Festival. It is a brand name for water that is “hydrogen-rich, micro-clustered and electrolysed reduced”.

ELGA Veolia
10 Nov 2016
Water Purity
Effects of drinking water on water purification units
Dr Paul Whitehead
Dr P. Whitehead looks into the effects of drinking water on water purification units. Can where you live and drinking standards impact unit performance?
ELGA Veolia
26 Oct 2016
Water Purity
What you are allowed to drink depends on where you live!
Dr Paul Whitehead
Dr Paul Whitehead delves into the global drinking water standards to investigate how they can have significant impacts on your water purification system.
ELGA Veolia
29 Sep 2016
Water in Everyday Life
The best water for coffee?
Dr Paul Whitehead
Ever stopped to think how water can impact on the flavour of a coffee? Check out Dr Paul Whitehead's blog on the best water for coffee and discover how!
The best water for coffee?
13 Sep 2016
The Solution Behind Great Science
Minimizing contamination during sample preparation for trace analysis
Dr Paul Whitehead
How can you go about minimizing contamination during sample preparation, as it is one of the biggest source of errors in trace analysis? Read this blog.
ELGA Veolia
23 Mar 2016
Life in The Lab
Extractables and leachables: an ultrapure water requirement
Dr Paul Whitehead
Guest blogger Dr Paul Whitehead investigates the testing of extractables and leachables and why ultrapure water is required to ensure ultimate quality.
Extractables and leachables