Ultra Traces Analyses Aquitaine (UT2A), a technological center located in Pau, France, specializes in the determination of trace elements and their chemical forms at the trace and ultra-trace level in samples from different origins. It also provides analytical services for the physicochemical characterization of nanoparticles.
Much of the work in the feed industry focuses around the mixture of ingredients - many of which are powders. Each powder has different physical properties, such as particle size, that pose unique challenges. A compromise needs to be found between plant productivity, cost, the homogeneity of the mix with feed, environmental and worker safety.