continuous air sampling Articles

  • How Does a Gas Analyser Work?

    Whatever you want to detect, you need to identify a property of the object that is easy-enough to measure. When it comes to monitoring and analysis of gaseous species (atoms or more commonly molecules), it turns out that it often is possible to utilize the optical properties of the gas. You need a light source, a light detector, and a characteristic behaviour of the gaseous species in question ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Is the Rotameter Ready for Retirement in Air Sampling/Monitoring Applications?

    The variable area rotameter has been the primary tool utilized for determination of flowrates passing through the air circuitry pathway of air sampling or air monitoring systems for many years. In air sampling applications a pollutant is captured on a collection medium (filter paper, charcoal cartridge, etc.) and taken to a laboratory for determination of the quantity of pollutant on the ...

  • Evaluating Guidelines for Air Sampling Methods Utilizing Chromatographic Analysis

    The following evaluation guidelines were developed to provide chemists of the Methods Development Team with a uniform and practical means for evaluating sampling and analytical methods that utilize chromatographic techniques. The guidelines define sampling and analytical parameters, specify required laboratory tests, statistical calculations, and criteria for acceptance, and provide a detailed ...

  • Smart Air Sampling Instruments Have The Ability To Improve The Accuracy Of Air Monitoring Data Comparisons Among Nuclear Industry Facilities

    Introduction Valid inter-comparisons of operating performance parameters among all members of the nuclear industry are essential for the implementation of continuous improvement and for obtaining credibility among regulators and the general public. It is imperative that the comparison of performances among different industry facilities be as accurate as possible and normalized to ...

  • Field Method Comparison between Passive Air Samplers and Continuous Monitors for VOCs and NO2 in El Paso, Texas

    This study evaluates the performance of Model 3300 Ogawa Passive Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Samplers and 3M 3520 Organic Vapor Monitors (OVMs) by comparing integrated passive sampling concentrations to averaged hourly NO2 and volatile organic compound (VOC) measurements at two sites in El Paso, TX. Sampling periods were three time intervals (3-day weekend, 4-day weekday, and 7-day weekly) for three ...


    By Ogawa & Company, USA, Inc.

  • Setting the standards for headspace sampling by PID

    The responsiveness of PIDs to virtually all VOCs has seen them become the accepted tool for initial site entry assessment, ensuring optimal detection of unknown and often toxic or hazardous chemicals found at hazardous waste sites and chemical emergencies. The speed and accuracy of modern PID equipment means that many worker and community safety concerns during initial and ongoing operations can ...


    By Ion Science

  • Discrete or Continuous Flow Analysis – which is better?

    A wide variety of factors affect the choice of analytical instrument. These include target workload (samples/hour), variety of chemistries, methods required, bench space, staff availability etc. In the following article Lalicia Potter, Technical Sales & Support Director at SEAL Analytical, examines one of the common decisions facing laboratory managers. As the manufacturer of an ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • Continuous Mercury Monitoring Benefits Cement Plants

    Antti Heikkilä from Gasmet Technologies highlights the challenges faced by mercury monitoring in cement kilns, and explains how a new continuous mercury monitoring system addresses these issues and provides process operators with an opportunity to improve environmental performance and demonstrate compliance with forthcoming legislation. Background The production of cement ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • In-situ continuous emissions monitoring & regulatory compliance

    As environmental scrutiny has risen and regulation has tightened in recent years, the importance of having accurate information on the environmental performance of your power plant has increased. After all, if you want to manage something, you need to be able to measure it. The analogy is obvious; you wouldn't start a diet without first investing in a set of scales. So it is with Continuous ...

  • Continuous monitoring of moisture present inside a process chamber

    Problem Statement Moisture inside a process chamber is a big silent killer during wafer production. When production yield goes down, it is hard to pinpoint the source of the problem. Most of the time wafers need to be sent to labs for analysis, while production is stopped. If the problem is related to a high level of moisture inside the reactor, there are several factors that can cause ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Teledyne Scientific Instruments - Direct Sampling MS and MS/MS for Real Time Air Monitoring

    Presented at the 44th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, May 12-16, 1996 Portland, OR. Published in the Proceedings of the 44th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry May 12-16, 1996 Portland, OR, in press. DIRECT SAMPLING MS AND MS/MS FOR REAL TIME AIR MONITORING C. Remigi, P.T. Palmer, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, SF State University, SF, CA ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Detection of chlorpyrifos in air using low volume polyurethane foam (PUF) sampling with immunoassay

    MATRIX: Air samples ANALYTE: Chlorpyrifos RANGE OF DETECTION: 0.088 to 1.200 mg/m3 MATERIALS: Chlorpyrifos RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade). Equipment: 40 mL glass vials with Teflon lined caps, 13 x 100 mm glass test tubes, 5 mL and 20 mL serological pipets, micropipet ...


  • The 10 Key Factors in Selecting a Stack Sampling Firm

    Summary: This document is a summary of the key factors that you should take into consideration when hiring a stack testing firm.This has been prepared in conjunction with the ASTM criteria for standard practice of testing companies.The ASTM criteria has been supplemented, based on 125 years of direct testing experience, which is the combined years of experience of the individuals that contributed ...

  • X-Ray Fluorescence-Based Multi-Metal Continuous Emission Monitor

    ABSTRACT: Army demilitarization incinerators will need to comply with the Hazardous Waste Combustor National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants that will regulate metals and metal compounds listed under the Clean Air Act Amendments. A large problem for these incinerator operations is limited knowledge of the type and quantity of emitted metals, so that compliance may be determined ...

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Continuous Emission Monitoring of Odor Control Systems

    ABSTRACT This paper discusses the use of the Sycamore Continuous Emissions Monitor (CEM) for monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide Gas concentrations within odor control systems. The CEM is configurable as a single, two or three point system and can measure from 5 ppb to 2 PPM, 0.1 – 20 PPM, and 0 – 200 PPM and is designed for monitoring of scrubbers, carbon adsorbers, biofilters and biotrickling ...

  • Casella intrinsically safe TUFF personal air sampling pump and dBadge sound level meter are a hit down under with Australian department of defence

    Following a competitive tender process, the Australian Department of Defence has taken delivery of 180 TUFF personal air sampling pumps and 180 CEL-350 dBadge personal noise dosimeters from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), leading global specialist in industrial hygiene and occupational health monitoring equipment. Ronald Azar, ...


    By Casella

  • Fast, simultaneous and continuous monitoring of NOx and NH3 in DeNOx applications

    In DeNOx systems using urea injection with ammonia (NH3) as a reducing agent, the flow rate and control of NH3 must be continuously adjusted and controlled to prevent excess NH3 emissions (slip), to reduce environmental impact and cost of reagents. To optimize this process, it is essential to use an emissions analysis system for simultaneous and continuous monitoring of NOx and NH3. For preparing ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Conductivity Measurement in high purity water samples below 10 microsiems/cm

    High Purity Water Resistivity/ Conductivity Measurement Ultra-Pure Water without any chemical impurities will still have a conductivity because of the presence of H* and OH" ions due to the self-ionization of water. Ultra-pure water has a conductivity of 0.055 HSiemens'cm or a resistivity of 18.18 mQ-cm at 25 °C. In order to know the conductivity or resistivity of ultra-pure water it is ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Your

    As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With over two decades of proven success, catalytic oxidation is a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.During the past 25 years, industry has made progress in ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Instrument air case study

    Application Moisture is measured in instrument air to ensure that the air is properly dried. Problem Instrument air is used through-out a facility to protect delicate electronics, instruments, and to operate key process actuators. Many instruments also use instrument air to operate various pneumatic operators they might possess. Too frequently, there is ...

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