explosive detection Articles

  • PULSE makes explosive readings

    About Kockums AB The Danes haven’t always been on the best of terms with their neighbours in Sweden! The late1600s were troubled times in the Baltic. Having conquered the provinces of Skåne, Blekinge and Halland from Denmark, the then Swedish King Karl XI realised that he needed a naval base in the south of Sweden to defend these new acquisitions. Therefore, Karlskrona was ...

  • Remediation of Explosives in Soil - Case Study

    Client: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Site: Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (“AAP”), Ohio Task: In-situ Rapid Chemical Degradation of Munitions Constituents in Soil by MuniRem® Date: October 2009 Situation The test site is an inactive and ...


    By Planteco, Inc

  • Landfill gas explosive for global warming

    In response to EPA’s 1991 landfill rules that pushed the industry to larger facilities, landfill operator’s today pile and compact trash on the ground into giant mounds in the shape of a four sided pyramid. As originally contemplated, these mounds of trash were encased in liners to keep the wastes dry so contaminants would not be mobilized to leak into groundwater, along with ...


  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Treatment of Explosives-Contaminated Groundwater by In Situ Cometabolic Reduction

    Untitled Document ABSTRACT: Earth Tech Inc. has completed the first field-scale demonstration of in situ explosives-contaminated groundwater treatment by cometabolic ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Biochar‐mediated reductive transformation of nitro herbicides and explosives

    Biochar, a subset of black carbon produced via pyrolysis of biomass, has received much attention in recent years due to its potential to address many important issues, from energy and climate to agriculture and environmental quality. Biochar is known to influence the fate and transport of organic contaminants, although its role has been generally assumed to be as an adsorbent. In this study, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Understanding the Benefits of Fixed Gas Detection

    "Fixed gas detection is an essential method of ensuring maximum protection for personnel and plant. There are a variety of technologies available for a multitude of applications. Understanding fixed gas detection is the first step in providing safety." What is fixed gas detection? Fixed gas detection is installed with the aim of providing continuous, area and personnel protection. ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Oil & Gas Leakage Detection Contractors

    RADS (Remote Aerial Detection Systems) teamed with market leading vendors to supply state-of-the-art Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and security equipment. RADS is a US-based top-tier Technology Integrator that serves international commercial and government customers across the world. Unlike the large US defense contractors, RADS is independent and can operate with agility ...


  • Neutralization of Picric acid-based bulk explosives case study

    Engagement Details  Client: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Site: ATF Approved Facility, Minnesota Task: Neutralization of reclaimed and stockpiled explosive D (picric acid-based explosives)  Date: November 2009 Situation The ...


    By Planteco, Inc

  • Pt. 1 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    This is part one in a 4 part series to be posted over the next 4 weeks. "Pointers for Construction Safety & Health compliance" Rob Sant Technical Products Manager, Certified Air Safety, Vancouver Washington Threats to our workers health and safety are numerous; an often overlooked hazard is the quality of the air they breathe. Whether simple nuisance odors like ...


  • Detecting Hydrogen Gas and Fires: Seeing the Unseen

    Hydrogen usage is growing. The general public sees and reads about hydrogen as an alternative fuel for cars. However, the big use for hydrogen is found in hydrocarbon processing and other important manufacturing processes. Hydrogen is the first element on the periodic table and is an essential element in the manufacturing of many of our everyday products. We must have respect for its explosive ...

  • Proactive Leak Detection of Oil & Gas Assets Can Improve Worker Safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Danger and Detection of Hydrogen Sulphide Gas in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

    A rig worker smells rotten eggs near the well head, rubs his itchy eyes as he investigates the frosty pipe connections. After a few moments, he believes all is fine as he no longer smells the tell-tale hydrogen sulphide odour. In this scenario, we can only hope the worker recognises the danger and quickly leaves the site. Oil fields, especially mature ones, can produce hydrogen sulphide gas ...

  • Detecting Gases: What You Can`t Smell Can Hurt You

    Walking through a drill-site area, a worker smells rotten eggs and stops tor a minute or two to assess where a gas leak might exist. Rubbing his itchv eves as he investigates further, he notices that he no longer smells the tell¬tale hydrogen sulphide odour. He does not realize that the gas has deadened his olfactory senses and unless he leaves the area within seconds, he could lose ...

  • Fixed multi-parameter gas detection system can ensure industrial facilities are safe from hazardous or toxic gases

    Industrial workplaces are likely to come across one or more hazardous or toxic gases. Combustible gases such as methane are highly dangerous because they can cause large and fatal explosions when ignited. Other problem areas when working in industry are carbon monoxide (which poisons the cardiovascular system), oxygen deficiency, and elevated levels of other gases and pollutants, depending and ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Analysis of TNT, RDX, and CL-20 by APCI LC/MS/MS

    IntroductionThe detection and characterization of explosives has gained the interest of various analytical laboratories and researchgroups around the world.For the forensic community, trace analysis of explosive residues after arson and terrorism is of critical interest.Biologists and environmentalists monitor biotransformation of these high energy compounds when evaluating ...


  • Sabotage vulnerability of nuclear power plants

    There have been many recent studies of nuclear security focusing on terrorist assault, but this paper discusses methods equal in catastrophic potential: sabotage by individuals with a detailed knowledge of security procedures, plant layout and the functional nature of the critical components of a nuclear power plant. The paper looks only at sabotage without explosives or using very small amounts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring flammable gas in boiler houses

    The most common fuels in use for space and water heating are Oil, Natural Gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). By far the most popular, clean and cost effective solutions are utilising Natural Gas or LPG. The traditional safety measure derived from the time of oil fired boiler houses is the use of a fusible link placed above the each boiler. The fusible link is intended to melt if it becomes ...

  • Improving Safety by Conforming to Industry Standards and Certifications

    Abstract Globally, safety standards play a key role in designing and executing gas and flameame detection projects. How can these standards, which might seem cumbersome at times, help users make informed decisions? What information can be used to assist in conforming to standards and maximizing safety? This paper will analyze standards from an end-user view, will consider ...

  • Biotransformation of trinitrotoluene (TNT) by Pseudomonas spp. isolated from a TNT‐contaminated environment

    The compound 2,4,6‐trinitrotoluene (TNT) is a secondary explosive widely used for both military and civil purposes all over the world. As a result, residual TNT has been detected as an environmental pollutant both in soil and groundwater. We have isolated several microbial strains from soil contaminated with TNT by enrichment culture techniques using TNT as carbon, nitrogen and energy source. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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