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  • Brackish water treatment for reuse using vacuum membrane distillation process

    The availability of fresh water is vital for all human activities and in particular for improving living conditions, health and overall well-being. Pressure on scarce fresh water resources can be reduced by treating and reusing brackish water by advanced membrane treatment technologies. In this study, brackish water originating from effluent discharge of a local coal mine, seawater, groundwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What is the difference between Rotary Vane and Diaphragm vacuum pumps?

    Most laboratories will have a vacuum pump. They are widely used across labs of all disciplines for a range of tasks from basic filtrations or evacuating a desiccator right up to use with large equipment such as vacuum ovens or rotary evaporators. The two most common types are rotary vane or diaphragm pumps – but ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Empirical Theory of Vacuum-Assisted Steam Stripping of Organic Pollutants from Contaminated Soils

    A theoretical model was developed for the removal of organic chemicals from soil via vacuum-assisted steam stripping. The model considers a homogeneous, isotropic soil described by a single steam permeability coefficient. (The author realizes that this is an idealization of most field situations.) It is assumed that the entire soil mass has been steam heated to 100°C (or slightly above), so the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Vaccu.Lan for Green

    You're building a 'green' science building, and some of your laboratories require vacuum support. How do you provide vacuum for those labs? You can't use an oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps in the labs. The oil mist would contaminate the laboratory air, and the noise pollution makes the working environment unpleasant. The pump oil would quickly be contaminated by biological and chemical ...

  • Stabilization of Liquefiable Samples During Transport

    This technical note presents a new method to transport liquefiable soils from the investigation site to the laboratory. The development of this method resulted from research on liquefiable soils from the Imperial Valley, CA. This method is based upon the application of a slight vacuum on the pore water of the soil. The vacuum decreases the pore pressure, and therefore increases the effective ...


    By ASTM International

  • Fabrication of Silty Sand Specimens for Large- and Small-Scale Tests

    In the course of research concerning the relation of cone penetration results and liquefaction resistance, it was necessary to develop a reliable method for preparation of silty sand specimens for laboratory triaxial testing (3.6 by 7.1 cm in diameter) and for a large-scale calibration chamber (1.5 by 1.5 m in diameter). The objective was to simulate the in situ soil fabric and to allow for ...


    By ASTM International

  • Water matrix effect on UV photodegradation of perfluorooctanoic acid

    The widespread detection of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the water environment has been a concern for the last several years, while effluents from wastewater treatment facilities are the major sources of these compounds. Even advanced oxidation technologies (AOTs) are not useful for mineralization of the compounds due to their very high stability. Photochemical techniques using particularly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Remediation of mercury contaminated industrial site for future expansion - case study

    70,000 tons of mercury contaminated soil and building rubble have to be cleaned in an industrial facility in the south of France until 2013. For the realization of this remediation work, an econ industries VacuDry® 12,000 has been in operation since early 2011. After the treatment the mercury free soils can be re-used on-site as building material. A similar but smaller econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • How can I make my lab greener? 5 tips to reduce your lab’s carbon footprint

    Many laboratories want to make their operation more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. The 5 steps below are a good starting point for simple changes to get closer to being a green lab We’ve been reading the great tips and ideas on mygreenlab.org to reduce the carbon footprint of your lab. Why not try these simple changes to ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Case study - EPH in soil with diesel and home heating oils

    Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer is a popular tool when excavating soils contaminated by fuel oils from underground storage tanks (USTs). These studies show the accuracy testing samples for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons, EPH C11- C22 aromatic hydrocarbons. Samples are extracted in solvent using test kits and measured on the UVF analyzer’s EPH optics, calibrated to Sitelab’s PAH ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Simplify Hospital Maintenance Tasks with Vapor Steam Cleaners

    Healthcare facilities such as hospitals and medical centers experience large numbers of sick, injured and infected people seeking treatment and a hygienic place to recover from their ailments. Hospitals are therefore more vulnerable to harboring germs and bacteria than other locations. To prevent infections from spreading out of proportion and to ensure hygienic, disinfected environments that ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Detection and measurement of toxic gases from destructive testing of batteries

    Problem Statement New formulations of organic-compound-based batteries for vehicle use must be tested for release of potentially harmful and toxic gases if crushed in accidents. Potential gases include hydrocarbons, fluorocarbons, and hydrogen fluoride, released within seconds of an incident. Actual time-resolved and quantitative data are required from destructive testing to ascertain ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Priority pollutant behaviour in on-site treatment systems for industrial wastewaters

    The majority of wastewaters deriving from the chemical industry consist of aqueous discharges produced during the physico-chemical processing of synthetic mixtures involving operations such as filtration, centrifugation, extraction and/or distillation. The wastewater streams, referred to as ‘process waters’ can include mother liquors, washing waters from the purification of products, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating Efficacy of Technology For Chemical Free Bacteria & Legionella Control in Circulating Water Systems

    Abstract This paper describes an alternative, patented, non-chemical cooling water treatment system that has proven to be effective in controlling/eradicating bacteria and Legionella. The VRTX system is a side-stream treatment system and includes a mechanical VRTX unit and a ...


  • Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Untitled Document Maintenance professionals are often the first responders to mold complaints in their facilities. building occupants can be exposed to fungal (mold) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 600V Floor Steam Cleaners Generate 4,850-Watt Steam

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a company established in the floor steam cleaners market, has revealed upcoming availability of a new line of antimicrobial equipment. The recently released KleenJet® Ultra 8460-360 CVP vacuum-equipped machines are being sold with Daimer®’s own ATIS® germ-elimination advancement. ATIS® supports ionic-disinfecting that is recognized for its ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Analysis of TNT and RDX in groundwater

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: TNT and RDX LIMIT OF DETECTION: TNT 1 ppb (mg/L), RDX: 5 ppb (mg/L) BACKGROUND: This application describes a field screening method for determining TNT and RDX concentrations in water. The method uses solid phase extraction to remove and preconcentrate the analytes from water. In the method, a 2 ...


  • Solar Detoxification

    Introduction: In this process, vacuum extraction is used to remove contaminants from soils. After condensation, contaminants are mixed with a semiconductor catalyst such (e.g., titanium dioxide), and fed through a reactor which is illuminated by sunlight. Ultraviolet light activates the catalyst, which results in the formation of reactive chemicals known as 'radicals'. These radicals are ...

  • On-site industrial wastewater treatment

    Priority pollutant behaviour in on-site treatment systems for industrial wastewaters The majority of wastewaters deriving from the chemical industry consist of aqueous discharges produced during the physico-chemical processing of synthetic mixtures involving operations such as filtration, centrifugation, extraction and/or distillation. The wastewater streams, referred to as ...


    By IWA Publishing

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