chemical vapor detection Articles

  • In situ Remediation of 1,4-Dioxane using Electrical Resistance Heating

    An increasing number of states are establishing enforceable 1,4-dioxane cleanup goals due to recent improvements in analytical detection methods and existing carcinogenic risk information for 1,4-dioxane. Historically, 1,4-dioxane was used as a stabilizer for chlorinated solvents, primarily 1,1,1-trichloroethane. In addition, 1,4-dioxane has been used in a broad range of products including but ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (mtbe) vapour from contaminated air streams using different bacterial cultures in biotrickling filters.

    Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) was firstly introduced in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the end of 2001 as gasoline octane enhancer. Ordinary, reformulated gasoline contains 11-15% (v/v) of MTBE. Because of its low production cost and excellent blending characteristics, its production has been grown exponentially in the world, reaching a value of over 33 million tons per year (Fortin and ...


    By University of Tehran

  • How Accurate is Your Monitor?

    When you consider the many regulations and guidelines that health and safety officers and first responders are faced with, it is amazing they maintain the ability to detect such a wide variety of hazardous pollutants and toxic agents.  There is no lack of regulations governing how to monitor chemical compounds, and the list grows longer all the time.  New standards for portable gas ...

  • Jamaica Queens, New York - Full-Scale Remediation using ERH - Case Study

    This project involved a guaranteed source area remediation of tetrachloroethene (PCE) at an operating school bus maintenance facility located in Queens, New York. Engineer: Mr. Greg Beyke Project Superintendent: Mr. Paul Bianco Lithology: Clean sand in both the vadose and saturated zones. Hydrology: Groundwater depth at 12 ft below grade surface (bgs). Treatment Area, Depth Interval ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Understanding Pump Cavitation

    Cavitation is a major problem in the chemical industry because it affects a basic tool, the centrifugal pump. A sudden increase in the velocity of the pumped liquid reduces the inlet pressure, sometimes below the vapor pressure.The result is formation of gas and bubbles. Detecting the signs of cavitation, and correctly identifying and understanding the type of cavitation present, can help an ...

  • Method 301 Evaluation of Candidate conditional methods case study

    A new metal emissions measurement and validation system has recently been developed that has the potential to significantly improve our understanding of metal emissions from a wide range of source categories. This system consists of: A continuous emission monitoring system (Xact-CEMS) An instrumental analyzer procedure (Xact-IAP) A sampling and analysis measurement method ...

  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can have damaging affects on both the central nervous system and renal system of humans. Exposure to mercury can cause serious developmental delays in children, and high level exposure is life threatening. When exposed to air, mercury vaporizes, readily becoming a dangerous aerosol that can be absorbed into the lungs and spread throughout the body. This is ...


  • Mercury spill control procedures - industrial hygiene news

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Low level moisture measurement in Natural gas using a Lunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (tdlas) based laser case study

    Introduction The measurement of water vapor in natural gas has long been of industrial importance, and has been addressed by a variety of analytical techniques over the years. Chief among these techniques has been the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) based analyzers. The QCM technology is still the workhorse for production and pipeline applications, and the technique is considered by most ...

  • Nanotechnology – what is it? are there hazards?

    This is the first of a series articles on the emerging field of Nanotechnology. What is it? In short – small! Very small! Very, very small! Nanotechnology comes from the prefix Nano which, in English, means 1/billionth, just as micro means 1/millionth. So Nanotechnology involves 2 things: 1) extremely small man-made materials – some even as small as 1 atom thick, ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Cleaning & maintenance management

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature and exposed, it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Remediation of TCE NAPL in active Alleyway Arlington, Texas - Case Study

    Goals to achieve separate analyte-specific clean-up goals in clay soils and groundwater respectively Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) completed a Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation (GFPR) of tetrachioroethene (PCE), trichioroethene (TCE), cis-l,2-dichloroethene (cis 1,2-DCE), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA), 1,1-dichloroethene (1,1-DCE), ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Newark, CA - Guaranteed PCE and TCE remediation - Case Study

    Guaranteed PCE and TCE Remediation at Hazardous Waste Facility Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) completed a Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation (GFPR) of tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichioroethene (TCE), cis-l,2-dichloroethene (cis 1,2-DCE), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA), 1,1-dichloroethene (1,1-DCE), 1,1-dichloroethane (1,1-DCA), methylene chloride, ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Application of LEDs in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are prone to explosive risks due to the presence of volatile, flammable compounds inside the building. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted the dangers of such hazardous environments through a federal safety investigation of a Canastota wastewater plant. In 2014, a worker died from third-degree burns after a devastating ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The determination of total mercury in whole blood using thermal decomposition and amalgamation coupled with atomic absorption

    Mercury has long been recognized as a serious global pollutant that has a significant impact upon our ecosystem. Unlike most other pollutants, it is highly mobile, nonbiodegradable, and bio-accumulative and as a result has to be closely monitored to ensure its harmful effects on local populations are minimized. Approximately 50 tons of mercury particulates are emitted into the atmosphere every ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Do People in Properties near Landfills need to be Concerned about Health & Safety Issues Related to Odors?

    Many residential communities and businesses have been built over the years close to landfills as towns and cities have grown. For people working or living near a landfill, one telltale sign of a landfill’s presence is often unpleasant odors. Landfill gases are formed when buried waste decomposes due to microorganisms or volatizes as the waste changes from a liquid or solid to a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Case study - World`s largest remediation site

    Overview Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport, the world's busiest airport in 1997, became the world's largest remediation site once it was closed. When the airport was decommissioned in 1999 in favor of the new Chek Lap Kok Airport, the government planned to rapidly clean up the site for commercial and residential development. After many years of soil penetration by various ...

  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury"s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once ...


  • Data Requirements for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Site soil conditions frequently limit the selection of a treatment process. Process-limiting characteristics such as pH or moisture content may sometimes be adjusted. In other cases, a treatment technology may be eliminated based upon the soil classification (e.g., particle-size distribution) or other soil characteristics. Soils are inherently variable in their physical and chemical ...

  • Applications of Pipe Penetrating Radar for Advanced Pipe Condition Assessments: the Clark Regional Wastewater District (WA) Case Study

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids outside ...


    By SewerVUE

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