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  • Automated Oil Particle Analysis Helps Prevent Gearbox Failures

    The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Electronic Chain of Custody (COC) in Environmental Data Management using the LSPECS upgrade for ESdat

    Summary As electronic information can be easily altered, a chain of custody ensures that the data presented is "as originally acquired" and has not been tampered with during the copying process or during analysis. When using ESdat Environmental Data Management System, all data is tracked and backed up electronically; there is no scope for transcription errors or loss of paper based ...

  • New laser-based dust emission monitoring system

    Abstract A new generation of continuous particulate matter concentration monitoring instruments is presented, covering a measuring range of 0 to 1000 mg/m3. The laser-based scattered light instrument gives an improved stability as well as excellent resolution in the low range. This enables high concentration measurement as well as especially low emission monitoring down to 0.01 mg/m3 with a ...


    By SIGRIST - PHOTOMETER AG

  • Project profile - Newmont mining low sheep Well-Carlin, Nevada TS power plant-Battle Mtn., Nevada

    Background In 2005, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was contacted to assist with design and implementation for two separate treatment systems related to the Newmont Mining site located in Carlin, Nevada, and an additional site in Battle Mountain. Site personnel and RTW Inc. evaluated arsenic treatment options, and eventually selected adsorption for these sites. At the Carlin, Nevada ...

  • Computerised Ink Paste Mixing: Hubert Textiles Pty Ltd

    Hubert Textiles Pty Ltd operates a textile dyeing and printing business. Significant cost savings and environmental benefits have resulted from the installation of a computerised paste mixing system. A payback of approximately 2.5 years was achieved through reduced raw material and waste costs and efficiency improvements. Background Hubert Textiles Pty Ltd (Hubert Textiles), ...


  • Newcastle College achieves results with ELE materials testing equipment

    ELE International has supplied the School of Technology at Newcastle College with a complete suite of construction materials testing equipment and environmental instrumentation for use in its new on-site laboratory. The technology is enabling the college to give students invaluable first hand experience of materials testing procedures. The School of Technology teaches Higher National Diplomas in ...


    By ELE International

  • Project profile - Brandywine Elementary School New Palestine, Indiana AD26 arsenic, iron, manganese removal system

    Background In July 2009, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was contacted by Ladd Engineering, Inc. to provide a proposal for the Brandywine Elementary School in the Southern Hancock School District. Shortly thereafter, AdEdge was selected to provide a potable water treatment system to the school to reduce elevated levels of arsenic, iron, and manganese that exceeded drinking water ...

  • Project profile - USEPA arsenic demonstration project Springfield, Ohio – Chateau estates arsenic and iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2004 by the U.S. EPA and the host site as part of the Round 2 Arsenic Demonstration Program to implement full scale arsenic treatment for the Chateau Estates Mobil Home Community in Springfield, Ohio. The public water system has approximately 230 connections with an average daily flow of 45,000 gallons per day. AdEdge was ...

  • Project profile -Rimrock EPA Demonstration Project, Arsenic - Rimrock, Arizona

    Background In mid 2003, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected to implement three full scale arsenic treatment Demonstration Projects with USEPA using its granular ferric oxide (GFO) technology. At the Rimrock location, implementation began in September, 2003 including engineering submittals and permitting by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Upon completing ...

  • Project profile - Lincoln Akerman School Hampton Falls, New Hampshire AD26 arsenic/iron treatment system

    Background AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2006 by the Hampton Falls School District to design and fabricate a full-scale AD26 arsenic and iron treatment system for the Lincoln Akerman School (LAS) in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. LAS has about 260 students in grades ranging from K through 8 and the system has an average daily flow of 2,000 gallons. The treatment system ...

  • Project profile - arsenic treatment project Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico

    Background In August, 2004, following successful field piloting, AdEdge Technologies, Inc. (AdEdge) was selected by the Pueblo of Isleta, located south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide a turnkey project for furnishing an arsenic treatment system, installation, startup, and commissioning to bring the casino water system into compliance with the new maximum contaminant level (MCL) for ...

  • EISC success at United States Enrichment Corporation

    Client: United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky EISC’s Analytical Review and Reporting Suite (R & R Suite) lab data automation solution was provided to United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky. The R & R Software Systems automated the laboratory analytical process for Metals, General Chemistry, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, ...


    By EISC

  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • The World’s Largest Gas to Liquids Facility Runs on Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS

    Established by Shell and Qatar Petroleum in 2006, Pearl GTL is the largest gas to liquids facility on the planet. Gas to liquids (GTL) is the conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and other products, including gasoil, naphtha, kerosene, normal-paraffin and lubricants. Pearl GTL has a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day of these products and 120,000 barrels per day of liquefied petroleum gas, ...

  • 3 Reasons for Biopharmaceutical Labs to add Mass Detection to Routine Analyses

    As regulators focus in on the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of biotherapeutics, what can biopharmaceutical labs in late development or QC do to increase confidence in their bioseparations assays – other than to run additional orthogonal assays? Many labs are finding the answer in mass detection, specifically with the ACQUITY ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Designing and Implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring Programs

    Perimeter or fenceline ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring programs have become increasingly valuable at hazardous waste, landfill, dredging, ports, and MGP remediation sites. Air quality monitoring programs protect public health and reduce owner liability ...


    By AECOM

  • Integrating GIS and Hydraulic Modelling in Urban and Rural Applications

    Overview In the UK, numerical Hydraulic Modelling of the urban environment, water networks and rivers plays a vital role in providing the UK Water Industry with solutions for protecting the environment, meeting UK Government and European Regulations, meeting OPEX and CAPEX business targets, and improving the efficiency of Water Companies in managing their assets. Similarly, the UK water ...


    By Innovyze

  • Integrated local water supply plan

    Client: City of Wichita, Kan. Completion Date: June 2001  Services Provided Water supply planning Evaluation of alternatives Cost estimating Economic comparison Environmental studies (NEPA) Program management Hydrogeologic engineering Water quality monitoring ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Extending the life of wash solutions

    Simple things we learn early in life might well apply to a basic need of the parts washing market: To look good - wash well before you "dress." Washing metal parts is a necessity prior to painting or plating: If the wash is not properly prepared and foreign substances are not removed from the metal in the wash phase, the finish - the "dress" - may not hold properly, and it may not wear well. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


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