process analysis Articles

  • Application note issue #5 - Cement Analysis August 2017

    Cement analysis using FP program (Fundamental Parameters) Cement is a blend of several minerals. It is critical to control the elemental composition and properties such as strength, setting, time and color. ED-XRF is being used to analyze the raw components, raw meal, clinker, and the final cement product (Na, Mg, Al, ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Innovation and efficiency at the forefront of long-standing partnership

    Wiltshire-based Malaby Biogas operates one of the few independent anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, specialising in the diversion of food waste from landfill. Its Bore Hill Farm Biodigester provides a combined waste disposal and energy generation solution in one safe, clean and highly-efficient process and the facility has gained a wide-ranging ...


    By Geotech

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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-based decision analysis in radioactive waste management processes: methodology with examples

    This paper starts with a formal definition of risk and couples risk and uncertainty analysis in a decision analysis process. This risk-based decision analysis process is illustrated with two examples where significant decisions needed to be made relative to radioactive waste management processes. The first example illustrates a schedule risk assessment where the risks associated with achieving a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of energy and exergy use for process heating in the industrial sector of Malaysia

    In this paper, the useful concept of energy and exergy utilisation is defined, analysed and applied to the industrial sector of Malaysia (i.e. food, textiles, woods, papers, chemicals, non-metallic, base-metal, fabricated metal and miscellaneous) for heating processes by taking into account the energy and exergy flows for the period from 1988 to 1998. The energy and exergy efficiencies are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis of construction material manufacturing processes and assessment of their improvement potentials

    This study presents the application of exergy analysis in assessing how effectively resources are utilised in construction material manufacturing. The role of exergy is discussed from several key perspectives such as quality, energy conservation and process improvement potentials. Both primary and secondary processes (recycling) of nine major non–renewable construction materials (steel, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Linking Uncertainty Analysis with Trading Ratio Determination from TMDL Allocation Process

    ABSTRACTTMDL allocation is central to the overall TMDL process because it creates a technically feasible and reasonably fair division of the allowable load among sources. An innovative approach for TMDL allocation and implementation is the watershed-based pollutant trading. Given the inherent scientific uncertainty for the tradeoffs between point and nonpoint sources, setting of trading ratios ...

  • Role of the behavioural analysis in the product repair and replacement process: the preliminaries

    Current product representation schema in any solid modelling system consists of product's geometrical (structural) and topological information only. Unless the functional, behavioural and causal information related to the product, is either explicitly described or derived from knowledge of the structure and topology, the overall behaviours of the product (more importantly, its faulty behaviour ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A multi-objective mathematical programming framework for a sustainability analysis of wastewater treatment processes

    Industrial processes are gradually becoming more efficient as new designs consider the effect on costs and environmental impacts and costs. However, decisions on operating costs might not always be in hand with lower environmental impacts. Therefore, innovative approaches are needed to better understand and recognise the economic and environmental effects of industrial processes. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sensitivity analysis in a simulated auto thermal Natural Gas reforming process

    Auto Thermal natural gas Reforming (ATR) is one of the mostly used conventional hydrogen generation technologies by the highly developed countries. ATR reactors do not need any direct or indirect heat exchanger, and that is why they are more compact and so preferable than the other reformers. In this study, a process including reformers, carbon dioxide sequestration and a cryogenic separation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2015 Chinese resources of waste & waste materials recycling and processing industry Analysis

    China resources of waste and waste materials recycling and processing industry, 2015 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the resources of waste and waste materials recycling and processing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to ...


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