process analysis Articles

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Case study - Monitoring the oxygen content in bio-methane-to-grid supply

    Since 1984, Orbital has provided advanced technology solutions for the natural gas industry. Orbital’s customers, including the National Grid and the UK's gas distribution networks, rely on its crucial engineering support and specialised knowledge. Its value-added services and innovative products reduce the time it takes to identify, design and begin cost-effective delivery of new ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Qila Energy: Ensuring quality and consistency in biogas across multiple AD plants - Case Study

    Overview Qila Energy is a British engineering company who build Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants throughout the British Isles.  Their revolutionary two-stage process drastically reduces the time required to produce high quality biogas from varied feedstocks.  Qila Energy is an industry leader of the UK’s farm-based AD industry producing high quality biogas that can be ...


    By Geotech

  • CEA LASE laboratory uses Kartotrak to map radionuclides difficult to measure

    Problematics The autoradiography technique consists in depositing sensitive screens collecting the radiation on facility floors, ceilings or walls during different exposure times ...


    By Geovariances

  • Analyzer underpins growth of container inspection company

    After a career as a customs officer in the Netherlands, Wim van Tienen was well aware of the toxic gas hazards presented by some freight containers, so in 2009 he started a company, Van Tienen Milieuadvies B.V., offering gas analysis and safety advice. The company grew quickly and now employs 23 staff. Wim attributes a large part of this success to the advanced FTIR gas detection and analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Monitoring Gas Emissions from Volcanoes to Predict Volcanic Activity

    To understand and predict the behaviour of volcanoes an increasing number of scientists are combining geological monitoring and geochemical models. By measuring and monitoring the prevalence of gases like CO2, scientists hope to be able to better predict the likelihood of volcanic eruptions. In 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, releasing 250 million ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. Material quality issues Whilst material quality is a primary factor in any evaluation of an MRF’s performance, this can be influenced by a range of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • New ways for Metal Recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • Exergy analysis of process heaters

    A thermodynamic analysis is proposed to investigate the entropy generation in process heaters. It is found that the major portion of the exergy losses occur in the stack. It is also found that the excess air decreases the first law efficiency while the second law efficiency remains nearly constant. Although the first law efficiency is found to be of the order of 70-90%, the second law efficiency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuel Process Analysis case study

    We are a global leader AMETEK, Inc. is a leading diversified manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. We have over 11,000 colleagues at more than 80 plants across the United States and in 14 countries around the world. Supporting those operations are more than 80 domestic and international direct sales and service locations in over 30 countries worldwide. ...

  • Energy analysis of manufacturing process of a motorcycle

    Energy analysis of a production unit helps to quantify the energy consumed at different stages, thus providing estimates of energy and material wastage, if any. From the general principles of energy analysis involving mass conversion efficiencies and the energy inputs at various stages of the production process of a motorcycle producing industry, namely Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison and analysis of the expansion process in a CO2 transcritical cycle

    The isentropic and isenthalpic expansion processes in a CO2 transcritical cycle were analysed thermodynamically. It was found that the effective refrigeration capacity of the cycle with the isentropic expansion process is higher than the cycle with the isenthalpic expansion process. The increment is slightly larger than the expansion work recovered because of the transcritical nature of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of a complex produced in the Fenton oxidation process

    The absorbances of different concentrations of Fe2+, Fe3+ and H2O2 were investigated by UV-visible spectrophotometry without separating the substances. The law of complex formation was studied by considering changes in the UV-vis spectra of mixtures of these three substances. The results show that upon eliminating the influence of the substrate, an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk analysis of information systems by event process chains

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has an important impact on critical infrastructure operation. However, the current use of risk analysis techniques has reached its limits when analysing these systems at least in practical terms. The application of extended event process chains (EPC) bypasses some of the difficulties, as they model business processes within an information system ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative analysis of the thin-film desalination plant process

    Thin-film installations with different heating surface orientations are widely used in seawater technology. Despite the presence of various thermal schemes and the construction of evaporating devices for installations of this type, comparisons of their power output are not available. We have carried out a comparison of the thermal schemes of MSF and thin-film installations in order to determine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

    INTRODUCTION Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in chemical industry. It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible, such as the specialty chemical or pharmaceutical processes. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is ...

  • An overview of exergy analysis for chemical process industries

    Among all the industrial sectors, the chemical industry is one of the energy intensive industry with 33% share in industrial energy use. Increasing cost of raw materials, infrastructure cost and energy cost increases burden on the profit margin of the chemical sector. Chemical industries are looking for improved process design and efficient equipments where energy consumption can be reduced. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Internationalisation process: analysis of a cooperation network in the Vinho Verde sector for the US market

    Internationalisation as a strategic element in the current context of globalisation is increasingly a determinant of business success. Based on the literature in the area of internationalisation and networks, through a case study - a cooperation network involving small and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) - this article intends to highlight the relationship between the various partnerships ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sensitivity analysis on parameters and processes affecting vapor intrusion risk

    A one‐dimensional numerical model was developed and used to identify the key processes controlling vapor intrusion risks by means of a sensitivity analysis. The model simulates the fate of a dissolved volatile organic compound present below the ventilated crawl space of a house. In contrast to the vast majority of previous studies, this model accounts for vertical variation of soil water ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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