nh3 measurement Applications in Africa

  • Measurement solution for NH3 emissions from livestock enclosures

    Ammonia (NH3) is formed from the breakdown of urea in slurry and manure, and hence this is the main source of NH3 emission in the UK. High levels of NH3 emissions can cause a large amount of environmental damage to vegetation. As well as the outward environmental impact, high NH3 concentrations in and around livestock enclosures have a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of the animals.

    By Protea Limited Distributor in Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement solution for high NH3 monitoring from wastewater

    Protea was asked to supply a high level ammonia (NH3) measurement system for a waste water treatment plant. The reflux drums at the inlet to two ammonia stripping towers needed to be measured continuously. Protea designed a solution based around our Solus TDLAS analyser platform and a high level dilution system. The Solus analyser was configured for NH3 measurements in the range 0-500ppm. A dilution system incorporating special dilution probe and 19` control panel was installed before the analyser. This gave a dilution level of 600:1, enabling the NH3 analyser to measure in the range 0-30% Volume.

    By Protea Limited Distributor in Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

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    Process monitoring solutions for NH3 truck engine monitoring

    A new EC regulation states that  diesel engines need to have active cleaning with urea injection in order to reduce NOx emissions. In order to control the urea dosage, a reliable measurement system is required. OPSIS LD500 laser diode gas analyser for monitoring ammonia (NH3), has been tested and approved by German TÜV, in accordance with the EURO VI standard.

    By Opsis AB Distributor in Cheraga, ALGERIA.

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    Gas monitoring instruments and systems for process NOx measurement

    Nitric acid HNO3 is an important intermediate reagent for production of several important end products, such as fertilizers, explosives, dyestuffs/pigments, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, photographic materials, plastics, and synthetic fibers. At nitric acid manufacturing plants, the Gasmet™ FTIR Gas Analyzer can be used to measure several gaseous components from the process stream for purposes of process control. A single system can be used to measure the high levels of nitrogen monoxide NO and nitrogen dioxide NO2, as well as water vapor H2O, nitrous oxide N2O, carbon monoxide CO, carbon dioxide CO2 and ammonia NH3. The fixed installation products for these purposes are the Gasmet™ CEM II measurement system, and the Gasmet™ FCX Gas Analyzers, both of which utilize the FTIR measurement technique for simultaneous multicomponent analysis of the sample gas.

    By Gasmet Technologies Oy Distributor in Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Measurement solution for soil chamber gas flux

    Closed chamber gas flux measurements can be made with Protea FTIR analysers to allow researchers in the field of atmospheric gas analysis from agricultural and livestock to measure evolved gases such as N2O, CO2, CO, NH3, and CH4. Nitrous oxide (N2O) and Methane (CH4) emissions from soil, plant and livestock are especially important gases to measure, given their high potential as greenhouse gases (GHGs). NH3, whilst not a greenhouse gas on the scale of N2O, CH4 and CO2, is a major emission from agricultural, such as after the spreading of liquid manure, and steps are required to measure and reduce the NH3 emissions and the effects they have on the ecosystem.

    By Protea Limited Distributor in Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA.

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    Monitoring solutions for the De-NOx plants

    In recent years the number of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) plants for De-NOx have increased significantly. Continuous analysis of NOx prior to the de-NOx plant is often required to measure the concentration generated by the combustion process. This may be required to provide feed-forward to the Ammonia/Urea injection system and also to allow the effectiveness of the reduction process to be assessed. Continuous analysis of NOx post-reduction is required to allow the effectiveness of the reduction process to be assessed. It may also be beneficial to monitor NH3 slippage at this stage by calculating from the pre and post NOx levels if excess Ammonia/Urea is being applied.

    By Codel International Ltd Distributor in Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA.

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    Continuous emissions monitoring for CO2 capture

    The process control of a CO2 capture plant needs good and reliable detection of gas phase NH3 and CO2. 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.

    By Opsis AB Distributor in Cheraga, ALGERIA.

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