FTS designs complete, turn-key systems for a variety of environmental monitoring applications. Our systems are based upon the Axiom datalogger—a key technology that deliver rugged reliability in any environment, simplicity of operation, low maintenance costs, and extremely accurate data.
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Every year, 35 million hectares —or about 1% of the world’s forests— are lost to wildfire. Recently in North America the area burnt by wildfires has increased sharply, while regions like Southeast Asia and South America have seen a rise in the number of land-clearing fires and other escaped wildfires in equatorial forests.
The extraordinary costs of fire suppression activities are matched only by the damages to property and ecosystems these fire wreak—in South America, this loss is estimated at $1.6 billion...
based in Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).
The process control of a CO2 capture plant needs good and reliable detection of gas phase NH3. Measuring NH3 is a challenge due to the corrosive environment and high concentrations of NH3. Several places in the process needs to be monitored and to transport the sample is difficult. A large dynamic range is needed as the NH3 concentration can vary between 15% volume and a few mg/m3.
coastal and hydraulic engineering studies, environmental planning and technical risk analysis for SLR scenarios and adaptation strategies. Coastal impacts of sea level rise are non linear and complex. Simple flood maps don't necessarily answer the important questions that need to be addressed for long term planning and design of ecology based adaptation solutions.
Microbes and bio-contaminants are pollutants such as bacteria, germs, and virus. All are small in size and usually microscopic, yet they have an amazing ability to do damage to all living organisms including plants and humans. When dealing with medical-grade and food products it is important to maintain the highest levels of sanitation possible. Many everyday illnesses are caused by viruses like the common cold or the flu. AgriAir purifiers will destroy 99.99% of airborne and surface bio-contamination helping to...
The exhaust gas from combustion engines is a complex mixture of gases and particulate matter. The composition of the gas may change rapidly. Multicomponent analysis of exhaust gases can be performed with a Gasmet™ FTIR Gas Analyzer with a response time (T90) of one second. The winning combination is the result using of a small volume gas sample cell, a powerful sample pump and a fast detector with liquid nitrogen cooling. The analyzer, sampling system and computer can be assembled on a cart for use in a...
To measure air quality in the ambient air is a challenge. The monitoring site needs to be representative and not dependant on changes in local traffic. A large number of gaseous components need to be measured with high accuracy and high availability.
Measurement of greenhouse gases released from soil and water surface forms an important part of climate change study. Microbial activity in the soil or for instance the melting of permafrost releases greenhouse gases such as Methane and nitrous oxide N2O into the atmosphere. Measurement of the concentration for these gases inside an open-bottom soil chamber placed on the soil over time tells the emission rate (flux) per chamber footprint area.
The presence of humidity in a blanketing gas for sensitive instruments can cause corrosion problems, rapid changes incalibration and loss of sensitivity. The presence of oil contamination in compressors can cause similar problems.
Oxygen (O2) is a colorless odorless gas, essential to all life on Earth but damaging in high concentrations. An O2 analyzer should thus be employed for safety management and air pollution prevention purposes. LasIR MP110 is perfect for continuous emission monitoring of O2. It is based on TDLAS technology and can be calibrated as an O2 analyzer, providing accurate and reliable measurements. It quickly responds to changes in compound concentration, thus providing continuous emission monitoring for the specified gas.
Pollutant emissions from industrial smoke stacks are a major national concern due to both health concerns and climate change. As a consequence, there are at least tens of gas analyzer manufacturers in the U.S. alone that compete in that market and have done so for years. What CIC Photonics brings to that competitive field is its expertise derived from its Combustion Efficiency Solution and its high performance IRGAS Systems. The IRGAS-CEM provides real-time and simultaneous measurements of the multitude of...
Fresh water is increasingly expensive and the pressure grows on the available water supplies as the world population grows and the climate changes. Alternatives for the water balance in factories are eagerly sought after. Besides the higher costs for fresh water, the costs for discharging water go up as well. Reusing wastewater kills two birds with one stone: it reduces fresh water intake and the discharge of wastewater.
Climate change makes for more extreme weather. The main reasons for this are wind and precipitation.That is why an increasing number of meteorological and hydrological monitoring networks are coming together. Global coverage with hydro-meteorological measuring technology is varied. Very old and very modern (new) measuring networks are used for climate monitoring worldwide. And there are still large gaps, for example on the oceans.
With its expertise in calculating and managing emissions data, CERC offers a range of services to assess greenhouse gas emissions, from determining the carbon footprint of a single industrial process, to compiling a greenhouse gas inventory for a whole geographical area.
CERC uses methods and emission factors laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Emissions from transport, industrial, heating and agricultural activities are calculated and stored using the EMIT software package.
Over the past few decades, soil monitoring has become increasingly important. Environmental factors such as climate change, dwindling water resources, and threatened habitats are driving the need to monitor the environment and implement better policies to protect it. Many natural processes in the environment are driven by or in some ways related to soil hydrological processes. Monitoring soil moisture conditions provides important information for the protection of, and in the understanding of local and regional...
The Tekran 2537 has been used in numerous published studies to measure the deposition or evasion of mercury from natural or contaminated surfaces (i.e. flux measurements). It is anticipated that many mercury flux measurements will be needed in the future to assess the impact of climate change on mercury cycling in the environment. There are two basic ways to do mercury flux measurements. First, the dynamic flux chamber method utilizes a custom enclosure, with controlled air flow, to measure the inlet and outlet...
INFERNOFUEL COMBUSTION ENHANCER IS A GREEN ECO sustainable enhancer to combust more efficiently for all carbon fuel diesel, petrol and bunker fuel. Infernofuel reduces fuel consumption, reduces ghg, and mitigate climate change. Infernofuel is a substitute for MTBE in all gasoline or petrol.
Wind erosion is a dominant geomorphological process in arid landscapes. Its effects contribute to the loss of soil resources and the emission of mineral dust, with major impacts on regional climate, biogeochemical cycles and human health. As an aside, ’desertification’ may sound like a course to end a sumptuous meal. But with just one ’s’, it refers to fertile land becoming dry desert. Many factors contribute to the problem, such as soil erosion, climate change and groundwater mismanagement...