organics detection Articles

  • New organic contaminants detected in the Arctic

    Investigations have shown an increase of brominated flame retardants in environmental samples which causes concern, and these contaminants are now also detected in the Arctic. Brominated flame retardants are mentioned as a new and potential environmental problem and has been of some characterised as 'Tomorrow's ...

  • TOC Analysis for Standard Methods 5310B: High-Temperature Combustion Method

    Introduction Total Organic Carbon (TOC) is a rapid method that analyzes for organic carbon and expresses the result as the amount of carbon found. It is a non-specific method unable to distinguish between various organic species and only indicates that organic carbon compounds are present. Organic carbon analyzers operate by the determination of the amount of total carbon present in a ...

  • Detection of volatile organic compounds in waste water

    A standard Hiden HPR-40 has been used for the detection of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in water. This forms an important monitoring procedure for any installation that uses or produces such compounds and performs testing to help ensure that they do not impact on the environment. Such testing often forms mandatory government legislation for businesses. The data show the detection limits and ...


    By Hiden Analytical

  • Detection of Low Levels of Organic Species in Seawater

    In this particular experiment, the sensitivity of a Hiden Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (QMS) to dimethylsulphide was measured Dimethylsulphide (DMS) - chemical formula CH3SCH3- is a naturally produced trace substance, evolved from certain marine micro organisms, such as plankton. Detection of fluctuations in the DMS concentration in seawater therefore gives important information about the ...


    By Hiden Analytical

  • FAST-ACT Chemical hazard containment and neutralization system - Technical Report

    ABSTRACT FAST-ACT is a proprietary formulation of non-toxic high-performance specialty materials effective at neutralizing a wide range of toxic chemicals with the added capability to destroy chemical warfare agents. The FAST-ACT formulation is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and significantly reduces both liquid and vapor hazards. Since the dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Catalysis of CuSO4 for total organic carbon detection based on supercritical water oxidation

    The catalytic effects of CuSO4 in total organic carbon (TOC) detecting processes based on supercritical water oxidation have been investigated. Using benzoic acid as a model pollutant, the presence of a CuSO4 catalyst can significantly decrease the reaction temperature and H2O2 multiple during the TOC detection processes. A better TOC conversion efficiency was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of headspace–gas chromatography–flame ionization detection procedure to determine volatile fatty acids in zoo organic waste leachates

    In order to determine volatile fatty acids (short chain monocarboxylic acids with 2 to 6 carbon atoms in a molecule) in leachates formed in organic waste piles a procedure based on static headspace (HS) coupled with gas chromatography (GC) have been proposed and optimized. The conditions of HS extraction and sample introduction into a gas chromatograph as well as of chromatographic separation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Detection of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in surface water, soil, and groundwater in a chemical industrial park in Eastern China

    China is suffering from serious water and soil pollution, especially in the North China Plain. This work investigated semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in surface water, groundwater and soil within a chemical industrial park in Eastern China, for which the volatile organic compound (VOC) results have been previously reported. A total of 20 samples were collected from the field, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fast detection of hazardous organic gases in the ambient air using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems

    In this study, an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) is proposed for the concentration estimation of volatile organic gases before the sensor response time by using the transient sensor response. A neural network (NN) structure with tapped time delays and Mamdani's fuzzy inference system (FIS) are also used for comparison. The estimation results of ANFIS are better than those of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Review of recent advances in detection of organic markers in fine particulate matter and their use for source

    ABSTRACTFine particulate matter is believed to be more toxic than coarse particles and to exacerbate health problems such asrespiratory and cardiopulmonary diseases. Specific organic compounds within atmospheric fine particulate material can be used to differentiate specific inputs from various emissions and thus is helpful in identifying the major urban air pollution sources that contribute ...

  • In-Vessel Composting of Residential Organics

    In 1994, the Regional Municipality of Peel began work on a system for residential organic residuals collection and composting. Although Peel had been promoting backyard composting, greater diversion rates were sought. The public was surveyed to determine what level of cooperation could be expected for source separation and setting out of food, soiled paper products, yard trimmings, etc. “We knew ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Organics in boiler water condensate

    With the wide use of high efficiency boilers and current high-pressure boilers in industry today limiting condensate analysis to the more traditional parameters can result in very expensive repairs. Condensate return should be the highest quality least expensive water that most systems can generate. Boiler operators do not want to lose this or have it contaminated. Condensate return analysis has ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Organics Monitoring: A Practical Guide

    Preventing product loss, lowering waste treatment costs, and reducing system maintenance and energy consumption through organics monitoring in the chemical, refining, food, and wastewater treatment industries. Summary Process water and steam condensate contamination includes organic, inorganic, and biological components. Sources of organic contamination include process ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Organic sum parameters for river monitoring

    The purpose of river monitoring is to have an early warning system for chemical accidents with the consequence of water pollution through hazardous chemical substances. The real objective goes even further because the early warning system is intended for protecting the sensible drinking water resources. River monitoring stations have been established along rivers around the world. Today there is ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Screening of organic contaminants in urban snow

    Snowmelt is known to cause peak concentrations of pollutants, which may adversely affect receiving water quality. High concentrations of metals and suspended solids in snow have been reported, whereas studies on organic pollutants are rare. This study aims at investigating the occurrence of anthropogenic organic compounds in urban snow in Gothenburg (Sweden). The most frequently detected organic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Organic particulate filtration

    Overview A food products company that mixes various types of waxes and other components to make the base for chewing gums was faced with the issue of cleaning up a slightly odorous, visible emission being exhausted from two of their process lines. The components of the emission were hot particles of chewing gum and some volatile organic compounds (VOC's). The particles would quickly clog ...

  • Japanese Organics Recycling Association Formed

    Another backyard composting adage states that compost should have the feel of a wrung-out sponge — damp but not dripping wet. Actually, a wrung-out sponge may be on the dry side for composting, but the analogy does provide a great image for understanding the reasons for balancing moisture. Like a compost pile (or windrow or material in a vessel), a sponge is a solid mass containing an enormous ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hyphenated techniques as modern detection systems in ion chromatography

    Ion chromatography (IC) with conductivity detection has been successfully used to analyze low-molecular organic compounds such as amines and organic acids, as well as anionic and cationic substances. However, due to current toxicity concerns and the consequently lowered maximum contaminant levels (MCL), analyses in complex matrices require improved sensitivity and selectivity. The coupling of IC ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • GC/MS-SIM-An option for lower detection limits

    Select Ion Monitoring mode (GC/MS-SIM) is a technique used to perform low level GC/MS measurements of organic compounds. GC/MS-SIM can reduce reporting limits 10-100 fold and can minimize the effects of matrix interferences.                                                   ...

  • Chemical sensing with nanowires using electrical and optical detection

    Chemical nanosensors based on inorganic nanowires hold promise for the extremely sensitive, direct detection of pollutants, toxins and biomolecules on platforms small enough to be integrated on optoelectronic chips or even deployed in living organisms. This paper discusses two approaches to nanowire-based chemical and biological detection. First we review the development of electrically-driven ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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