optical monitoring system Articles

  • Monitoring ecosystem optical properties with the UniSpec-SC

    Understanding patterns of ecosystem properties is important if we are to effectively monitor ecosystem change due to a variety of reasons (e.g. global changes, human management). Remote sensing provides a great tool for monitoring the earth's surface at different temporal and spatial scales. Patterns of vegetation and biodiversity dynamics are important ecosystem properties, with strong links to ...


    By PP Systems

  • Optical Assessment of Dissolved Organic Carbon

    Natural organic matter is present in all sources of drinking water. When chlorine is used for drinking-water treatment, a portion of the natural organic matter reacts to form halogenated compounds, referred to as disinfection by-products (DBPs), some of which are regulated by the USEPA due to their health effects. The implementation of stricter drinking-water quality regulations for DBPs has ...

  • Rockfall precursor detection based on rock fracturing monitoring by means of optical fibre sensors

    The monitoring of the acoustic emissions (AEs) due to rock fracturing allows the detection of the rockfall precursor signals, leading to a strong improvement of the real time assessment of the induced risk. A network of piezoelectric sensors (PZTs) provides reliable AE data, as testified by a series of applications in non–destructive testing, but PZTs are strongly affected by lightings and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Remote Automated Optical Field Sampling System based on the UniSpec-DC equipped with a Wireless System

    For remote locations, a reliable and repeatable field sampling method is needed for monitoring ecosystem processes for various scientific reasons (e.g. ground truthing, link vegetation indices to ecophysiological variables) (Claudio et al., in press; Fuentes et al., in press, Cheng et al., in press). To ensure that the data are collected continuously, and to collect the data during severe weather ...


    By PP Systems

  • Optical couplers: key hardware for high quality FTIR spectroscopy

    Description Optical couplers are used to take the light coming from the source of a FTIR and route it through the sampling accessory and into the FTIR detector. This is an essential process in the effective use of the FTIR spectrometer. Therefore, optical couplers play an essential role in the proper use and maintenance of a FTIR system. Recognizing the importance of optical couplers ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • New laser-based dust emission monitoring system

    Abstract A new generation of continuous particulate matter concentration monitoring instruments is presented, covering a measuring range of 0 to 1000 mg/m3. The laser-based scattered light instrument gives an improved stability as well as excellent resolution in the low range. This enables high concentration measurement as well as especially low emission monitoring down to 0.01 mg/m3 with a ...


    By Sigrist-Photometer AG

  • Searching for storm water inflows in foul sewers using fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing

    A major drawback of separate sewer systems is the occurrence of illicit connections: unintended sewer cross-connections that connect foul water outlets from residential or industrial premises to the storm water system and/or storm water outlets to the foul sewer system. The amount of unwanted storm water in foul sewer systems can be significant, resulting in a number of detrimental effects on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of detection limits of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing for detection of illicit connections

    Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) with fiber-optic cables is a powerful tool to detect illicit connections in storm sewer systems. High-frequency temperature measurements along the in-sewer cable create a detailed representation of temperature anomalies due to illicit discharges. The detection limits of the monitoring equipment itself are well-known, but there is little information available ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ping-Ping, What’s That Sound? Acoustic Fiber Optic Technology Helps Identify Problematic Water Mains

    With the deteriorating state of many aging water mains found in cities across North America, urbanites are frequently witnessing unexpected plumes of water erupt as man-made geysers in their own metropolitan backyards. While natural geysers are awe inspiring, urban geysers are much less so, due to their destruction to property, roads and the environment. Because an uninterrupted water flow is the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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 Oil in Cooling Water

    The Situation A municipal power plant in the southern United States operates more than 10 stationary power plant engines capable of producing 52 megawatts of electric power. The plant is part of a larger statewide power grid system. Within the grid, the municipality brokers the purchase or sale of power hourly, based on the needs of municipality and the market rate for power on the grid ...

  • Monitoring of soil fertility

    Background In agriculture and forestry soil fertility is a decisive factor for the economic use of fields and forests. Various factors, considered as a whole are the indicators which characterize the soil fertility. Important parameters are e.g.: Intensity of precipitation, air temperature, air humidity, soil humidity, suction power and soil temperature in various depths. ...

  • Staying Safe with Environmental Monitoring

    Geotechnical Instrumentation involves administering the earth and environment and it is hence that designers have made different frameworks to make the occupation simpler. These frameworks grab thousands upon much information that it orders and illuminates so they can concoct evidence. The places where it is necessary are the pollution chance appraisal, trends in time and space; anticipatory ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • Continous Emission Monitoring (CEMs)

    Presented in Track B1: CEMs at EUEC 2011,January 31 Phoenix, Arizona   B1.1  | Particulate CEM for wet FGD plant William Averdieck |  Managing ...

  • Simultaneous determination of PM fractions, particle number and particle size distribution in high time resolution applying one and the same optical measurement technique

    Abstract The Fidas fine dust monitoring systems comprise an optical aerosol spectrometer, which is characterized by very good instrument characteristics, and utilize a sophisticated approach to convert the measured information on particle number and particle size into mass concentrations. As monitoring of PM requires reliable and quality-controlled performance of the measuring systems, ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Innovative emissions monitoring uptake soars

    Firms in the UK’s waste and power sectors are proactively seeking Best Available Techniques for emissions monitoring, according to Enviro Technology. Over recent months there has been a surge in demand for sophisticated equipment, such as monitors of total gaseous mercury. The air quality and emissions monitoring specialist believes that a combination of factors, such as the recast ...

  • In-situ quality monitoring station in Lower Saxony

    Background 'Duemmer' is a shallow lake in the south-west of Lower Saxony; through the lake flows the river 'Hunte'. The catchment area spans 426 km2. With a surface of 12.4 km2 and an average depth of 1.1 m there is a water volume of approx. 14 million m3. Large parts of the lakeside are a nature reserve and the lake is a popular local recreation area. The lake suffers from strong nutrient ...

  • Monitoring the performance of moisture purifiers for process gases

    Problem Statement Moisture purifiers are a big aid in keeping moisture levels under control inside a process chamber. They are provided by manufacturers with certain life expectancies, which vary depending on the moisture content of the gas being purified. As a result, it is difficult to determine which gases have a high moisture content and which moisture purifier is becoming ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Reliable silica monitoring supports power station efficiency

    West Burton B CCGT is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station near Nottingham in the UK. It has three open-cycle gas turbines capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes. In common with all combustion based power stations, the CCGT has a requirement to monitor silica levels in the Plant’s water and steam processes. Sean Todd, the Plant’s Control ...

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