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Particulate Monitoring Applications

  • Particulates PM10 PM2.5 TSP monitoring

    Sampling dust and particulate matter is important as dust and particulate matter can affect the health of human populations, as well as the natural environment. Dust and particulate matter can cause respiratory problems when breathed in by humans. Dust and particulates above 10 micrometer (PM10) are filtered and generally do not enter the lungs.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd based in Knoxfield, AUSTRALIA.

  • Opacity monitoring for continuous emissions

    The history of air pollution regulation dates back as far as the 13th century when in 1273, Edward I (Longshanks) of England prohibited the burning of sea coal in London. The smoke produced by its combustion was considered detrimental to human health. By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, regulations were being passed that sought to control air pollution predominantly for smoke and odour control. Traditionally, regulators were concerned with the visual impact of the discharge from a stack or chimney. Therefore, emission limits were expressed in terms of colour or opacity. Modern methods for opacity measurement still use the darkness of the stack gases to measure the amount of smoke or dust emitted within the exhaust gases.

    By DynOptic Systems Ltd based in Brackley, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Aerosol and particle technology for process control industry

    In order to ensure that an industrial process can be controlled or even improved and optimized continually an analysis of the current situation in real time is necessary. Process data like temperature, pressure but also particle concentration and size distribution of a material flow can supply valuable information and be used for the regulation or the improvement of a process.

    By Palas GmbH based in Karlsruhe, GERMANY.

  • Environmental monitoring solution for fertilizer plants

    Measurement of particulates, SO2, NOX, ammonia, fluorides and greenhouse gas emissions from the fertilizer industry requires careful selection of instruments. Ecotech offers a complete monitoring solution tailored to this industry.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd based in Knoxfield, AUSTRALIA.

  • Environmental monitoring solution for mineral processing

    Measurement of particulates, SO2, NOX, CO, hydrocarbons and greenhouse gas emissions from the mineral process industries requires careful selection of instrumentation. Ecotech offers a complete monitoring solution tailored to this industry.

    By Ecotech Pty Ltd based in Knoxfield, AUSTRALIA.

  • Emission monitoring for cement plants

    Kurz Thermal Insertion Mass Flow Meter systems provide proven accuracy and reliability in the most difficult of EPA Title IV applications with the ability to survive for long periods of time without maintenance.

    By Kurz Instruments, Inc. based in Monterey, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Sediment and Nutrient Loads

    SedEvent is an event-driven, automatic grab sampling system that provides a simple and practical method of accurately determining suspended sediment and nutrient loads. While suspended sediment concentration (SSC) cannot be directly measured accurately or reliably, turbidity has been shown to be an excellent surrogate for SSC. Turbidity is caused by suspended particulate matter such as clay, silt, algae, organic and inorganic chemicals and acids like fertilizers, and microscopic organisms like harmful bacteria. These contents give water its cloudy or turbid appearance, and turbidity in natural waters is recognized as an important indicator of natural health. Measuring suspended sediment concentrations used to be labor-intensive, costly, inaccurate and impractical. SedEvent not only makes it possible and practical, it makes it simple.

    By FTS based in Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

  • Aerosol and particle technology for environment industries

    Fine dust is generated by industrial exhaust gases but in particular due to traffic. Environmental pollution is therefore caused particularly by exhaust gases of diesel-engined vehicles (diesel soot) but on the other hand also by abrasion of street, tyres and brakes and its resuspensions.

    By Palas GmbH based in Karlsruhe, GERMANY.

  • Particulate monitoring for continuous emissions

    With the advent of specific process emission limits being defined, continuous particulate monitoring has become a regulatory requirement for many industries. smoke stack #1Particulate monitoring requires the measurement of the mass concentration of particulate matter in stack emissions to atmosphere. There is no known method of continuously measuring particulate concentration by direct measurement and therefore, all continuous particulate measurement methods are inferential. Each method involves the measurement of a parameter related to particulate concentration and then requires a calibration to be determined to convert the measured value into one of particulate mass concentration.

    By DynOptic Systems Ltd based in Brackley, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Electrostatic Precipitator

    An electrostatic precipitator (ESP), or electrostatic air cleaner is a particulate collection device that removes particles from a flowing gas (such as air) using the force of an induced electrostatic charge. Electrostatic precipitators are highly efficient filtration devices that minimally impede the flow of gases through the device, and can easily remove fine particulate matter such as dust and smoke from the air stream.[1] In contrast to wet scrubbers which apply energy directly to the flowing fluid medium, an ESP applies energy only to the particulate matter being collected and therefore is very efficient in its consumption of energy (in the form of electricity).

    By MEVADHASHMA based in Coimbatore, INDIA.

  • SONARtrac - Dredging - Hopper Vessels

    Soil density, hardness, lithology, and sediment particle size distribution can create slurry of variable makeup and density. At a constant pump speed, the slurry will have a variable flow velocity, which is undesirable and potentially dangerous. If the velocity is too low, there is a risk of sand outs in the pipeline. If the velocity is too high, the pump will wear and be inefficient. Traditional velocity flow meters with wetted parts are prone to wear, causing measurement inaccuracies, and require frequent, costly replacements. In addition, the presence of entrained gases may disturb the readings of traditional flowmeters and cause slurry density measurements to be inaccurate.

    By CiDRA Corporate Services Inc based in Wallingford, CONNECTICUT (USA).

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    High quality gas sensor solutions for building and IAQ

    Precise measurement of air quality. The carbon dioxide content of room air gives a measure of the air quality, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the people occupying the building. Air quality can be adversely affected by increased levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates, or bacteria. Increased ventilation reduces the level of all of these unwanted contaminants. Measuring the CO2 concentration provides an economical way of ensuring that there is sufficient air circulation and prevents over-ventilation which can add unnecessary heating or cooling costs.

    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    PTR-TOFMS systems for automotive real-time vehicle exhaust analysis

    Monitoring exhaust gas from combustion engines, emitting a large number of different compounds and with rapidly changing concentrations due to variations in operating conditions, necessitates an instrument that measures in real-time and with high sensitivity – an IONICON PTR-TOFMS.

    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H. based in Innsbruck, AUSTRIA.

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    Air pollution control solution for the particulate matter

    Regulations around the globe are becoming more and more stringent for particulate emissions. Macrotek offers some of the most efficient wet and dry technologies to meet the latest EPA, EU, and MOE standards. Often, particulate collection is combined with acid gas removal. Our most advanced wet-dry system meets and exceeds the most stringent regulations for both hazardous gases and particulate.

    By Macrotek Inc. based in Markham, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    AutoChem - Formulations and Product Development

    The particle size distribution is one of the most critical parameters in drug product quality. Real time understanding and control of particles ensures Quality by Design (QbD) in solid and liquid dosage formulation. FBRM and PVM Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) provide in-process real time measurements of particle dimension, particle shape, and particle count. FBRM and PVM are used to promote faster formulation development, improve process confidence, and control batch-to-batch consistency.

    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc based in Greifensee, SWITZERLAND.

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    Ambient air quality monitoring solutions for PM2.5/PM10 particulate monitoring

    OPSIS provides real-time, flexible monitoring of particulate matter in the ambient air. Particulate matter monitoring with OPSIS, is a cost-effective solution, is ideally suited for use in modern monitoring stations. It can be remote controlled and includes automatic calibration, features that frees time. The SM200 meets the new regulation for automatic monitoring of PM10 and PM2.5. It also meets the new regulation for particulate matter sampling on filter membranes for further analysis of cadmium, nickel, PAH and other substances.

    By Opsis AB based in Furulund, SWEDEN.

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    Noise monitoring solutions for material testing

    With today`s growing focus on noise control issues and the emergence of sound quality as an important aspect of product design, acoustic material testing is becoming increasingly relevant to engineers, designers and manufacturers from a broad range of industries. Acoustic material testing is the process by which the acoustic characteristics of materials are determined in terms of absorption, reflection, impedance, and admittance, including transmission loss.

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    Gas monitoring instruments and systems for titanium dioxide

    Titanium dioxide is the most important white pigment used in the polymer industry. It is widely used, because it efficiently scatters visible light, thereby imparting whiteness, brightness, and opacity when incorporated into a plastic product.

    By Gasmet Technologies Oy based in Helsinki, FINLAND.

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