building moisture meter Articles

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • AquFlow (formerly Hydroflo) metering pump helps make fireproofing system a success

    Problem: Part of developing innovative technology is making its application as easy for the user as possible. So when W.R.Grace&Co.-Conn. went to market with an accelerator for its Monokote family of fireproofing products, a key priority was making the system user-friendly. The accelerator can save users money because it makes the product more efficient to apply and increases ...


    By Aquflow

  • Case Study: Museum Square - 5670 Wilshire Blvd.

    On October 13th, 2002, a large water supply line ruptured on the 6th floor of this 22-story office building. Water inundated five floors, soaking carpet, wallboard and ceiling materials. The building owner contacted Ellis immediately. Using moisture meters, Ellis first identified the extent of water damage. We then retained a contractor to strip away wet materials, dry interior wall spaces, ...

  • Bioventing

    Introduction Bioventing is a promising new technology that stimulates the natural in situ biodegradation of any aerobically degradable compounds in soil by providing oxygen to existing soil microorganisms. In contrast to soil vapor vacuum extraction, bioventing uses low air flow rates to provide only enough oxygen to sustain microbial activity. Oxygen is most commonly supplied through direct air ...

  • The Key To Controlling Airborne Contamination In Food Processing

    In the food and beverage industry, contamination is always a high priority concern. Small mistakes in handling, preparation, and even in the cleaning of the environment where food comes into contact with surfaces can cause disastrous results that can potentially affect hundreds of thousands of people. Often overlooked is the threat from another source of food contact: air. ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Dry mortar produced according to the state of the art - Case Study

    Oradea – a town in Northwestern Romania, near the Hungarian border, is the birthplace of Adeplast, a Romanian group of companies. In 1996, Marcel Bărbuţ, became the majority shareholder of the company established in 1994 under the name Multistar Prod S.R.L. and transformed it into a Romanian-Austrian company. The link to Austria is obvious with Marcel Bărbuţ, ...

  • Batch blenders make modern mortars in China

    With no internal moving parts, blenders minimize abrasive wear and simplify cleaning at two SureBlock plants. In 1997, US-based SureBlock entered a joint venture with China's Tianjin People's Building Material Products Factory to make concrete masonry units (CMUs). Commonly known as concrete blocks, CMUs come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. They are mainly used to erect structural walls, ...

  • Measuring and interpreting gas flow from landfill boreholes case study

    Current landfill gas measurement practice for measuring the gas composition is well understood, and there are standard procedures and instruments available to analyse the gas. It is also current recognised practice to measure the gas 'flow' from boreholes to monitor the production of gas in a landfill site. If care is taken to make the measurement in the same way each time, changes in the ...

  • Advantages of Corrosion Resistant Lighting in Offshore Helidecks

    Advantages of Corrosion Resistant Lighting in Offshore Helidecks Corrosion resistant lighting must be installed in offshore helidecks due to the extreme nature of the hazardous location. The use of such luminaries can extend the lifespan of the location’s lighting system and provide safety for aircraft pilots and workers on the site. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • In Situ Solidification/Stabilization

    Introduction Solidification/stabilization (S/S) reduces the mobility of hazardous substances and contaminants in the environment through both physical and chemical means. Unlike other remedial technologies, S/S seeks to trap or immobilize contaminants within their 'host' medium (i.e., the soil, sand, and/or building materials that contain them), instead of removing them through chemical or ...

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Funding Innovative Uses For Scrap Tires

    Many States are cleaning up their stockpiles of scrap tires, but more roll in every day. According to the industry, each person in the United States generates one used tire annually. A number of states like North Carolina and Illinois are providing grants to stimulate markets for products made from scrap tire rubber, while states like Texas and New York are developing new civil engineering ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • OSU Researchers Deploy Stevens Equipment in Study of Green Infrastructure Treatment for Groundwater Runoff

    Stormwater runoff pollution is a serious issue that faces almost every urban and suburban environment. In older city infrastructure, runoff from roofs, parking lots, and streets flows directly into the sewer system and must be handled by the municipal wastewater treatment facility, increasing the amount of work the system must undertake. For the past 30 years, the infrastructure for stormwater ...

  • Mixed MSW composting is steady as she goes

    Two new facilities came on line in 2006, while one ceased operation and a second is shifting to a new technology. Annual survey identifies a total of 14 plants. Part I STEADY-STATE may be the best phrase to describe the status of facilities composting mixed municipal solid waste in the United States. In fact, steady-state may be the best phrase to describe solid waste composting in general since ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Gas Safety in the Laboratory

    Modern laboratories use a number of gases as part of their daily operations. This blog details two of the most common methods of laboratory gas supply, and their associated safety risks and benefits. A number of gases are used in laboratories to support various applications such as Chromatography (GC and LC-MS) Spectroscopy, ELSD and Sample Preparation, to name just a few. Helium, hydrogen and ...

  • Centro Rottami, Italy - Case Study

    Aluminum recycling is particularly important for the Italian economy, which has historically been lacking in raw materials. In fact, as much as 90% of the aluminum produced in the country comes from recycling, and is identical to the product obtained from the original ore. Thus, in line with current practice elsewhere in the world, it is no coincidence that Italy has installed a great number ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

    Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on. As forest fires devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, last month, a different sort of fire may have started beneath the ground. Peat, a carbon-rich soil created from partially decomposed, waterlogged vegetation accumulated over several millennia and the stuff ...


    By Ensia

  • Start up of Indonesian Cinnamon Plant employs screen classifying cutter, rotary mixer

    Starting up a new process plant can be a tricky business for any company, but when it is the first plant the company has ever built and the location is halfway around the world from equipment suppliers, the project can be daunting. So it was with ForesTrade, Inc., when it set about building Indonesia's first state-of-the-art organic cinnamon-processing plant and an associated essential oils plant ...

  • Biocycle world

    RECYCLING COALITION CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON PLA BOTTLESA coalition of recycling organizations challenged NatureWorks' plans to push use of its biobased plastic, polylactic acid (PLA) in bottles. It called on the company to agree to a moratorium on any further expansion until the bioresin's recyclability has been demonstrated. A subsidiary of Cargill, NatureWorks has commercialized the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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