portable metal analyzer Articles

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

  • Comparing Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) To Laboratory Analysis Of Heavy Metals In Soil

    ABSTRACT Field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) continues to gain acceptance as a complement to traditional laboratory testing of metal contaminated soil. The quality of data produced by field XRF varies with site conditions, soil composition, and sample preparation. Quality assurance protocols for the field method usually require that a number of field samples be split and sent to a ...

  • Analyzing Lubricant and Machinery Condition Using Q5800 Portable Oil Analysis Lab - Case study

    Overview The United States Marine Corps (USMCJ maintains a fleet of thousands of mechanized vehicles consisting of heavy equipment ranging from bulldozers to transport vehicles and armored vehicles. A decade ago, they participated in an oil analysis program as a means to determine lubricant and machinery condition with emphasis on reducing operating costs and improved equipment readiness. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Ferrous Wear Metal Measurement Made Easy with the FerroCheck

    Historically, one of the most cost-effective indicators of machinery health has been the analysis of ferrous debris in oil. Such analysis utilizes the ferromagnetic properties of generated debris to perform the analysis. Since nearly all wear debris contains ferrous material (in particular iron), an abnormal increase in the amount of debris can be directly correlated to abnormal machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Heavy Metal Compliance per RoHS Directive - Case Study

    Background Compliance with RoHS (or the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) is an important issue in manufacturing today. RoHS has been constantly evolving since its original adoption in the EU as RoHS 2002/95/EC in 2003. Its full name is “Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.” As the ...


  • Detecting Arsenic in Soil using Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence

    Abstract Rapid, accurate on site determination of arsenic and heavy metal levels in soil is a powerful tool in efforts to rebuild and revitalize abandoned and under-utilized industrial properties. The EPA is actively spearheading initiatives to encourage assessment, clean-up and re-use of these industrial properties. In the case of heavy metals (often the eight RCRA metals Pb, As, Cd, ...

  • Arsenic in Soil and CCA Treated Wood by Field Portable XRF

    Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) has been the most widely used wood preservative for decks, playgrounds and exterior housing structures. However, in recent years, issues surrounding the use of CCA preservative chemical have escalated, ...

  • Portable oil analysis solutions empower ship maintainers to act fast in preventing failure - Case study

    Marine operators have known why oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program for quite some time, and they practice it with combinations of onboard test kits and shoreside analysis laboratories commonly provided by the lubricant supplier. Slow steaming, long component lead times, constant switchovers from HFO to lowsulfur fuel, and high and low BN lubricants means having an ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Determination of TOC in stack through the innovative FID analyser easy to carry - Case Study

    PROBLEM: The industrial chimney's emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are becoming issues of global importance and to have an accurate knowledge about how to test VOC turns into a strategic issue. VOC emissions are quantified and monitored according to standard EN 12619, using FID analyzer which uses hydrogen and other reference gases in ...

  • Lower costs, fewer delays - a highway expansion project applies XRF technology to obtain cost-effective remediation.

    X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is a non-destructive, analytical method used primarily to detect the metal composition in soil/solids samples. Portable XRF instruments can provide rapid, accurate analysis of heavy metal levels in soil on new construction or redevelopment sites. In response to the growing need for field analysis of metals, many of these units have been adapted for use in the ...

  • Rapid On-Site Analysis of Fats, Oil and Grease (Fog) - Case study

    FOG and SSO's It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries such as metal processors, meat ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Why buy a Colorimeter

    Cyanide in your Juice? Mercury in your chicken soup? Your well water seems a little brown? Your wine causes you to pucker? There is a way to test for unknowns in solutions, waters and fluids. A colorimeter used to interpret the absorbance and/or transmittance of light entering a fluid, may be the way. ...


    By Geotechnical Services, Inc

  • Boiler Dissolved Oxygen Control

    DISSOLVED OXYGEN CHEMISTRY Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is a measure of the amount of oxygen, usually thought of as a gas, that is dissolved in a liquid such as water. Oxygen is essential to life and is also the most common element found taking part in corrosion reactions. DO can be thought of as the fuel needed for the corrosion process to proceed. It is the corrosion reactions that necessitate ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • Measuring IR Light and Near-IR Light

    Infrared (IR) light emits a broad range of non-visible wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum. Applications for infrared, including near-infrared, are defined by the respective IR bands during output. For example, LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) equipment uses 1,000 nm and 1,550 nm IR bands while surveying an area. In the military sector, 850 nm, 1,060 nm and 1,500 nm (and up) are used ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - Oil analysis - House Calls - Help reduce offshore equipment failures

    A new approach It is hard to think of another environment where an equipment failure could have a greater negative impact on employee safety and lost production than an offshore oil and gas production platform. Yet offshore platforms are among the world’s most difficult locations to operate and maintain equipment. In most cases, skilled people and supplies can only reach the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Designing and Implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring Programs

    Perimeter or fenceline ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring programs have become increasingly valuable at hazardous waste, landfill, dredging, ports, and MGP remediation sites. Air quality monitoring programs protect public health and reduce owner liability ...


    By AECOM

  • Microtox and Deltatox bioassay technology – early warning systems for monitoring and evaluating drinking water quality placed on DHS approved products list for homeland security

    Microtox Bioassay technology was recently awarded the Designation and Certification as an ‘Approved Product for Homeland Security’ under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY ACT), by the Department of Homeland Security, DHS. Accordingly, Microtox has been placed on the “Approved Products List for Homeland Security.” The EPA ...


  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Case study - Paint mixing

    Overview A company involved in the automotive aftermarket had a paint batch mixing and filling operation that used primers and fillers. They were faced with installing air pollution control equipment to handle the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in their processes. An independent consultant had determined that total exhaust volume from the facility was ...

  • Standard Chlorine of Delaware Remediation

    By designing a 70-foot deep barrier wall, Black & Veatch was able to cut off contaminant source areas from a creek near New Castle, Delaware. The groundwater treatment system that Black & Veatch designed prevents site contamination from reaching the underlying drinking water aquifer. The Standard Chlorine of Delaware Site is a 65 acre area including an abandoned chlorobenzene ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

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