Products

James Hutton Limited markets and sells a number of specialist products on behalf of the James Hutton Institute. These include digital data leasing, land cover/land capability and soil maps, software for decision support tools and a spray drying kit. James Hutton Limited is interested in talking to companies interested in co-developing products in any of our areas of expertise.

MicroResp

MicroResp

MicroResp™ is a novel microplate system used to measure respiration of soil, sediment or water samples using spectrophotometry.  It was developed to reduce time, cost, waste and space in the laboratory as well as provide flexibility and ease of use for the researcher.  

MicroResp™ overcomes the disadvantages of both sole carbon source growth tests and the limitation of space and time encountered using conventional respiration methods.   It measures evolved CO2 from carbon substrate utilisation reflecting activity in the first 4-6 hours as opposed to response to growth. 

Applications include soil health; water ecology and toxicity; Community Level Physiological Profiles (CLPP); Pollution Induced Community Tolerance (PICT); toxicity testing; pesticide degradation profiles and bioremediation evaluation.

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Spray Drying Kit

Spray Drying Kit

Spray drying is a method capable of producing truly random powder samples for x-ray powder diffraction (XRPD). Equipment has been developed at The James Hutton Institute which allows spray drying to be used as a routine method of sample preparation for minerals, rocks, soil, sediments or similar materials. Essentially, samples are prepared as an aqueous slurry and sprayed into a heated chamber. In the chamber the spherical spray droplets dry, forming spherical granules, which are collected on a sheet of sample paper. This equipment is now available through James Hutton Ltd.

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Maps and Digital Data

Maps and Digital Data

James Hutton Limited can supply a range of soil maps, climate maps, and maps of forestry and agricultural suitability for Scotland.

We can also lease access to comprehensive databases of information including data on soils, climate, hydrology, land cover and land capability.

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Soils analysis

Soils analysis

The Hutton Soils analysis, provided through James Hutton Limited, service offers high quality soil analysis in our accredited laboratories to help you manage your soil effectively. Whether you are a farmer, gardener or groundsman the condition of your soil is critical to successful cultivation.

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Digital Data Products for Lease

Digital Data Products for Lease

We can lease access to comprehensive databases of information including data on soils, climate, hydrology, land cover and land capability.

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