Case Studies

Battelle's multidisciplinary approach is what sets us apart from our competition. Our case studies are examples of the types of solutions we have created to meet our client's most difficult challenges.
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  • Identifying the Source of an Environmental Oil Release

    When traces of oil are found in water, sediments, or biological tissues, how can you identify the sources? Agencies and oil companies need rapid, accurate and objective data in order to determine where hydrocarbons are coming from and distinguish between an accidental release and natural sources.
    Photo: Abstract Image of an Oil rig
  • Rapid Screening for Agrochemical Residues

    Battelle developed a new testing methodology to rapidly screen water samples for a number of emerging contaminants and current-use pesticides. We then studied different treatment strategies to determine the most effective way to remediate and dispose of compromised water.
    Photo: Image of a Scientist in a Lab
  • Improving the Accuracy of Air Monitoring for Formaldehyde

    Exposure to formaldehyde in ambient air poses one of the greatest risks for cancer among the air toxins. The current methods for measure carbonyls has limitations. Battelle investigated the method with the goal of updating guidance on how best to implement this critical air monitoring technique.
    Photo: Scientist in a lab
  • Battelle, Greif Work With Donna Karan to Preserve Haitian Art

    In the aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Donna Karan, founder of the international fashion brand Donna Karan, visited Battelle and Greif in Columbus to observe the completion of work done by Battelle scientists who were able to expand color palette options for Haitian artisans of steel drums by offering better coatings and integrating a larger variety of pigments into their artistic process.
    Photo: Image of a painting
  • Validating New Sources with 5-Batch Studies

    An agrochemical manufacturer was considering a new Chinese source for their compound. They contacted Battelle for a 5-batch study, which included a request to complete the development and validation of four draft methods for the analysis of the 15 known impurities in the original compound.
    Photo: Researcher conducting Experiments
  • Agricultural Health Study

    The primary purpose of the Agricultural Health Study is to assess the health effects of occupational exposures, particularly to pesticides, on farmers and their families. The study also examines other environmental, occupational, dietary, medical, lifestyle and genetic factors in relation to health in this population.
    Photo: A farmer spraying fertilizer
  • Battelle, Stereotaxis Develop Remote Controlled Heart Catheterization

    Medical equipment maker Stereotaxis collaborated with a team of Battelle medical device designers and engineers to analyze and improve how surgeons interact with heart catheters and related therapies. Battelle developed the Stereotaxis Vdrive, a technology that allows the complete heart catheterization process to be conducted remotely with a joystick control.
    Photo: Blood Pressure Reading
  • Avoiding Cross Contamination

    Processing samples form an integral part of the registration pathway for pesticides, but have you ever stopped to consider how laboratories go about this vital step? Imagine trying to skin a melon that has already been frozen for transport without contaminating the flesh inside the melon with any pesticide residues that may be on the skin. Learn how Battelle handled this challenge.
    Photo: Image of a Melon
  • Replacing a Co-Solvent with Water

    An international herbicide company needed to replace an undesirable co-solvent in one of its major combination products. Unfortunately, without it, one of the active ingredients would lose solubility. Our solution allowed our client to dispense with the undesirable co-solvent and reintroduce their product in a safer, more sustainable formulation.
    Photo: Image of Scientist performing Solvent studies in a lab
  • Renewable Resource Monitoring & Mapping Program in Saudi Arabia

    As part of its mission to establish a sustainable energy mix for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) conducted the Renewable Resource Monitoring and Mapping (RRMM) Program. Battelle supported the RRMM Program and established a field monitoring network for solar resources, airborne dust and meteorological conditions, and building the capacity of host government staff to sustainably operate the network and share the data publicly.
    Photo: Personnel Inspecting Solar Panels