non-destructive monitoring Articles

  • Fibre optic sensors as a non–destructive tool for structural monitoring

    Structural monitoring is a diagnostic tool for detection of defects/damages and for scheduling maintenance operations. It is essential to determine the safety of the structures by Non–Destructive Testing (NDT) for evaluation of strength/integrity. This assessment is required for the repair, rehabilitation and life extension of the structure. Fibre Optic Sensors (FOS) are attractive sensing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of on-line and field dual TD GC – MS for automatic VOC monitoring on petrochemical sites

    Ambient air is polluted by many semi-Volatile and Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs and VOCs) coming from anthropogenic and natural sources. VOCs from PAMS, TO14 and TO15 lists can be measured in many ranges of concentration, from pg/m3 up to mg/m3 depending on the location of the measurements. Due to the large number of molecules, the complete separation of all compounds is difficult to perform ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Non-destructive analysis of concrete for corrosion studies using nuclear technique

    Chloride-induced reinforcement corrosion is the principal cause of deterioration of concrete structures in the Arabian Gulf and the world over. Preventive measures against corrosion require maintaining the chloride and sulphate concentration in concrete below the threshold limits specified by the standards. This requires monitoring the chloride and sulphate concentration in concrete, and a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Digital Change Detection Using Remotely Sensed Data for Monitoring Green Space Destruction in Tabriz

    Being very dynamic, natural and artificial land features are changing somewhat rapidly in over lifetime. It is important that such changes be inventoried accurately so that the physical and human processes at work can be more fully understood. Change detection is a technique used in remote sensing to determine the changes in a particular object of study between two or more time ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Non-Ionising Radiation

    Pressures on the environment may occur through chemical, physical and biological agents. The subject of this study is physical agents, where physical fields are examined. Physical fields are part of the natural environment. Depending upon their properties and the surrounding conditions, physical fields are transmitted through the spaces in which we live, potentially affecting human health and ...

  • No Such Thing As Non-Recyclable

    From utilizing recyclable materials to finding productive uses for waste, sustainability efforts have come a long way in the manufacturing industry in recent years. However, some materials still prove to be very difficult to recycle. When a major Packaging Manufacturer found themselves with an abundance of waste material and no clear solution, they called on Northstar Recycling for help. ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Case study - Destruction of inert process emissions

    Many chemical companies use batch reactors to make their products.  These reactors typically have vents which are opened and closed during emptying, filling, mixing, heating or cooling and other steps of the production process.  The gases coming from these vents must be controlled under most government regulations.  Generally speaking, the emissions produced are inert (little or no ...

  • In Situ Rheological Monitoring of Viscous Non-Newtonian Fluids using a Helical Ribbon Agitator

    Mechanically degraded food fluids were modelled as Power law fluids in a pilot scale (42 l) helical ribbon agitation vessel. Effective rheological representative flow curves determined from speed/torque data proved comparable to off-line laboratory rheometer measured data. Modelling effective viscosity as a Power law function gave effective consistency coefficient Keff which correlated strongly ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Making wet waste destruction a sustainable reality

    Irish environmental company SCFI was supported by the European Union’s Eco-Innovation initiative in a project to build a portable unit to demonstrate its innovative AquaCritox wet waste treatment technology. This White Paper describes the science behind hydrothermal oxidation (HTO) as a waste treatment methodology and its potential across a range of industrial applications, which is now, ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Automating CFD for non-experts

    ABSTRACT The focus of the paper is on demonstrating how it is possible to automate complex CFD simulations using scripting language around and within the structure of the CFD command files. To illustrate this, the concept of an atmospheric pollution case is used and, more specifically, that of a water treatment plant. The code that is used is CFX-5 with PERL as a scripting ‘language’.The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Estimation and monitoring non-point source pollutant loads: an object-oriented hydro-information approach

    Numerous hydrologic/water quality models of run-off and soil erosion have been coupled to Geographical Information System (GIS) to determine Non-Point Source (NPS) pollutants from watersheds. Hydrology and water-resource engineering rely on observations of environmental conditions and the accuracy of environmental data. This paper focuses on estimation and monitoring of NPS pollutant loads based ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In-situ stress measurement in concrete - a component for the geolocation of the destruction with earthquakes

    So the in-situ stress sensors in the concrete could measure the load changes and stress changes with a building damage after eniem earthquake immediately on-line. The alert with GPS item data is spread world-wide over the Internet. The combination also for everyone accessible maps of the world can facilitate the management after disasters substantially. So fast data are available over destroyed ...


    By IBJ Technology

  • Clearing the Air: Palm Oil, Peat Destruction, and Air Pollution

    Landscape fires in Southeast Asia take a heavy toll on human health and the economy. Increasing demand for deforestation-free palm oil can help reduce the damage. Each year in Southeast Asia, landscape fires burn out of control, spreading a debilitating haze across the region. This air pollution causes severe damage to human health, claiming over a ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Oil on Water Monitoring

    Northern Ireland Water operate a number of potable water plants around Lough Erne and the River Derg, these waterways are extremely popular with tourists and are used for pleasure crafts of various sizes, from jetskis to fully fitted 6 berth cruisers. These watercraft create an ongoing risk of floating oil from poorly maintained engines, as the watercraft have access to within 10 metres of the ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • Combating Corrosion - Committee G01 Standards Fight Nature’s Destructive Tendencies

    The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical committee has been successful in conflict of a different sort. It’s a commonplace but epic struggle between the natural and civilized worlds — the fight against metal corrosion. For the past half-century, the weapon of choice of ASTM Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Groundwater governance: explaining regulatory non-compliance

    This paper explores the non-compliance of water users through a case study of groundwater resources in the Gulf Islands (British Columbia (BC)) and the San Juan Islands (Washington). The research challenges two assumptions: that local regulations can easily incorporate scientific research, which in turn leads to sound on-the-ground management; that sound on-the-ground management translates into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new no-purge, non-displacement groundwater sampler

    What Is It? The HydraSleeve sampler is designed to collect representative water samples from monitoring wells without purging. The disposable sampler collects a discreet sample from only the 'fresh formation' water in the screened interval of the well. It is fast, inexpensive, simple to use, generates no purge water and collects a sample suitable for all analytical parameters. Why It Works The ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Confronting allegations of air quality non-compliance

    A facility with an air quality permit must comply with all the conditions of that permit and demonstrate its compliance on an on-going basis. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently the facility and corporate staff strives to assure continuous compliance, unexpected compliance challenges can occur. For example, new equipment fails the emissions guarantees provided by equipment vendors; new staff ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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