Air & Climate Articles

  • American Water Works Association NJ meeting takes place in Atlantic City

    As the fourth Nor'easter of March blew into New Jersey, hundreds of professionals in the water industry made their way to Atlantic City for the 83rd Annual Conference of the NJ chapter of the AWWA. Speakers and poster authors were set to discuss topics such as PFAS, new and advanced water technologies, updated regulations, and case studies. But due to the inclimate weather, a couple of sessions ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • CPI Installs RTO at Tire Manufacturer

    Catalytic Products International (CPI) recently completed the installation of a new TRITON Series Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) at the Northeast USA location of a global automotive tire manufacturer for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds ...

  • The Boulder Atmospheric Observatory

    Abstract The Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) is a unique research facility for studying the planetary boundary layer and for testing and calibrating atmospheric sensors. The facility includes a 300 m tower instrumented with fast- and slow-response sensors, a variety of remote sensing systems, and a real-time processing and display capability that greatly reduces analysis time for ...

  • Assessing the impact of volcanic eruptions on climate extremes using CMIP5 models

    This study analyzes extreme temperature and precipitation responses over the global land to five explosive tropical volcanic eruptions that occurred since the 1880s, using CMIP5 multi-model simulations. Changes in annual extreme indices during post-eruption years are examined using a composite analysis. First, a robust global decrease in extreme temperature is found, which is stronger than the ...

  • In-Situ Calibration - Methods & Pitfalls of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Introduction Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of ¬ ow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. These standards mandate that precision instrumentation needs to be checked (validated) or recalibrated as often as once a ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Mugen-Honda Motorsports - Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Perhaps no other recent project best demonstrates our design capability more than this high performance engine test facility we developed and built from the ground up to support the highest level of motorsport.  We produced a short video about this industrial engine facility project, which highlights: Our vehicle facility design/build philosophy Our customer working ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • DACS ventilation system creates a constant flow of temperate air, Hooks Drove, England

    Jamie Curston from Hooks Drove, Cambridgeshire, England, manages a 500,000+ bird farm equipped with a complete climate solution from DACS. The eight houses were commissioned in October 2014 and have been running flawlessly ever since. –The DACS ventilation system creates a constant flow of temperate air throughout the shed which keeps the litter dry - which in turn gives us excellent ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Shipping sector braces for emissions storm

    Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping? Tighter emissions regulations are set to cause a revolution in the shipping fuel market over the next few years, with plans now in place for carbon emissions cuts and tougher regulations on sulphur emissions increasingly likely to come into force in 2020. A compromise agreement reached by ...


    By Petroleum Economist Ltd

  • The Re-habilitation of 43 Year Old Waste Lagoons

    In 1967 the City of Concordia, MO built a segmented lagoon system to handle the small town's waste requirements. The main industry in Concordia is a Tyson renderings plant, and the lagoon system was designed to also handle that plant's final waste and water polishing requirements. The lagoon system was a relatively standard design, consisting of an 18.7 acre primary lagoon, a 5.6 acre secondary, ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Wallem and AO Schiffahrt uses FluidScan for Shipboard Condition Monitoring - Case study

    With depressed freight rates and overcapacity of shipping on lucrative trade routes, most shipping companies across the world are now practicing "slow steaming" operations. Operating the main "two-stroke" engines at 40-60% of their nominal output results in dramatically lower fuel costs but at high risk of cylinder cold corrosion if lubrication is not carefully managed. Adding to the complexity ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Why monitor dust in the workplace?

    Almost any place of employment can present a potential threat to health and safety from airborne particulates and aerosols. It is important to note, however, that dust hazards are not necessarily visible to the human eye and that the finest particles can represent the greatest threat because of their ability to travel deepest into the lungs. Effective monitoring is therefore key to the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • What is TPO and Why is it Performed?

    Temperature programmed oxidation (TPO) is an analytical technique capable of establishing the oxidation of an element or compound through thermal excitation, with various applications in the field of catalysis. The performance of TPO requires a furnace or microreactor capable of increasing temperatures of a catalyst in precise increments up to extreme conditions, for example in brackets of ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • The Applications of an Industrial Drying Oven

    Industrial drying ovens are designed to simultaneously heat a material while withdrawing moisture from its surface, a process with many commercial, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications. These are primarily used for batch processes – though varying product or research requirements need vastly different mechanisms and components. However, there is a basic three-stage operating process ...


    By Nexgen Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

  • Emerging contaminants are a featured topic at the 2018 AWWA NY Meeting

    New York’s Water Event, The New York Section of the American Water Works Association annual conference ran April 10 –  April 12, 2018. Held at the City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, this year’s event is the 104th meeting and included a solid technical program where information on emerging contaminants such as  ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Ultrapure Water for Determination of Toxic Elements in Environmental Analyses

    Abstract In this paper the importance of reagent water quality for toxic element environmental analyses is discussed, and the suitability of fresh ultrapure water produced using Merck water purification systems for ICP-OES and ICP-MS trace element analyses in environmental laboratories is demonstrated. Key words or phrases Trace elements, metals, toxic ...

  • UCT Silane Cited in Clinical Microbiology

    Fungal bloodstream infections have been noted as a significant problem in many countries including the United States, with an attributable mortality rate of up to 40%. An early diagnosis to direct appropriate therapy has been shown to be critical to reduce mortality rates. Conventional phenotypic methods for fungal detection take several days, which is often too late to impact outcomes. The ...


    By United Chemical Technologies

  • Ice Melt Management - Wilkins Aerodrome - Case Study

    The Wilkins Aerodrome is perhaps Australia’s most unusual aerodrome, located approximately 70 km southeast of Casey Station in Antarctic Australian territory. The Australian single runway has served as the Antarctic terminal for intercontinental air service since 2007 and it operates between the months of October and March. Problem The aerodrome’s location was ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Ground Temperature Monitoring - HAARP Research Station - Case Study

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a research program designed to study the properties and behavior of the ionosphere. The program, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, operates the HAARP Research Station, a world-class facility 180 miles ENE of Anchorage and ...


    By BeadedStream

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