real-time process monitoring Articles

  • Real-time process dynamics monitoring in Anammox reactors

    Process dynamics in Anammox systems were evaluated through continuous monitoring of pH, oxidation reduction potential (ORP) and conductivity in two separate newly started-up sequencing batch reactors, one seeded with an enriched Anammox sludge and the other seeded with mixed activated sludge. The pH and ORP profiles exhibited characteristic patterns depending on the process dynamics during early ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Real-Time Membrane Fouling Monitoring

    The Port Hueneme Water Agency (PHWA) has been operating a municipal drinking water treatment plant designed to be a Brackish Water Reclamation Demonstration Facility. The facility consists of 3 separate side-by-side full scale systems or trains, each representing a major membrane separation process: nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO) and electro dialysis reversal (EDR). Both the NF and RO ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • Real Time Measurments of Acetylene in Ethylene Manufacturing Process

    Keywords Tunable Diode Laser, Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy, Analyzer, Acetylene, Ethylene, Acetylene Converter Abstract The analyzer, based on near infrared Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), was developed for the measurement of acetylene in process streams. Measurements of acetylene were made as under laboratory conditions and in ...

  • Real-Time Control Optimizes Extended Aeration Processes

    The population of Hillsborough County, Florida has doubled since the Valrico advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWTP) was built in 1990 to treat the sewage of several small communities west of the City of Tampa. When it began operation, the Valrico AWTP capacity was only 4 MGD; small when compared to Tampa's 96 MGD Howard F. Curren AWTP located not far to the east. But Valrico serves as a very ...

  • Real-time monitoring for reduced chemical maintenance

    We are pleased to be featured in this month’s American Laundry News digital edition, together with our customer Walter E. Nelson, a janitorial, paper and chemical distributor in the Northwest that provides a wide range of laundry products and equipment. Jerry Roberts, of Walter E. Nelson, explains how he has experienced a significative ...

  • BLOOM – Real-Time Monitoring Brief - Case Study

    PeCOD® is a patented technology that can determine COD by measuring photocurrent charges originating from oxidation of the organic contaminants present in a water sample. Three PeCOD® analyzer units were implemented at three different facilities, representative of key food and beverage sub-sectors–a winery, a bakery and a brewery–to undertake “real-time” ...


    By MANTECH

  • Aerzen Offers Plant Monitoring in Real Time

    Delta Real Time MonitoringFollowing extensive field tests, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik can now offer its permanent machine monitoring system “Delta Real Time Monitoring” for the entire delivery programme. With this real time system, which provides a very high level of security, Aerzen is able to satisfy requests from plant operators for high-quality process sequences. If the vibrations ...

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Europe Limited

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Sludge Blanket Level Detection – making new process opportunities possible

    Much Pulsar's Self-Cleaning Viper Sludge Sensor of the demonstrating the effective maintenance-free solution. discussion around the way we deal with sewage sludge – the way it is moved around the process, the bellmouth valves and decant processes, the downstream treatment of the liquors, important issues around TOTEX and discharge Compliance, plus more recently the ...

  • Study on the value of real-time reporting

    A recent independent study conducted by the Aberdeen Group indicates that businesses using real-time performance reporting (like the reporting functionality included in the Intelex EQH&S Management Systems) realize greater success in relation to equipment effectiveness, production yield, and profit margins.According to Matthew Littlefield, a senior researcher at Aberdeen Group, “best-in-class ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Real time odour monitoring: odour abatement monitoring using electronic noses.

    The equipment implemented to reduce odour emissions is designed with effectiveness in mind. However, some operating conditions may reduce that effectiveness without an industrial site being able to detect this quickly. Processes that most of the time have low odour emissions may become, under certain weather conditions, a major nuisance source. An electronic nose system can detect odour before ...


    By Odotech Inc.

  • 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

  • Develop a `real-time` air emissions monitoring strategy for your facility

    To improve air quality, states and localities are requiring more intense 24/7 monitoring of listed air pollutants from hydrocarbon processing facilities. Affected facilities must develop reliable and accurate environmental data management systems for reporting purposes. In this case history, the BP Texas City site (a refinery and chemicals plant) successfully implemented a real-time environmental ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • Real-time monitoring and forecasting of odor after dewatering in wastewater treatment

    A real-time odor monitoring system was developed to evaluate and predict odors levels of dewatered solids generated by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s (DCWASA) advanced 370 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Washington, DC. Each year, DCWASA generates over 400,000 wet tons of biosolids and recycles these biosolids by applying them to over 20,000 acres of agricultural ...

  • Implementation of a process internal control to monitor the performance of real-time PCR assays for the detection of Vibrio cholerae in water

    The process control utilised in this study was an Escherichia coli (E. coli-GFP) strain carrying a chromosomally integrated copy of the green fluorescent protein (gfp) gene of the jelly fish Aequorea victoria. Application of the process control involved spiking samples with the E. coli-GFP containing cells and detecting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Operational Intelligence: The ability to monitor resources and operations in real-time

    The terms “knowledge management” and “learning organizations” were but a few of the mantras often heard in the business world during the mid to late 1990’s. And, of course, there is the old adage of “Knowledge is Power”.During this period and even today, various companies and organizations are actively engaged in identifying what they term as their core critical skills and knowledge. One ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Radio Solution brings real-time monitoring benefits for water supplier

    Introduction of wireless data collection and analysis improves leak detection and water supply efficiency Companies whose business is the delivery of water to consumers, do not only have a responsibility to provide high quality drinking water to both domestic and industrial users, but also to ensure that it is done so economically and reliably. The WLV association ...

  • Real Time TOC Analysis in Steam and Condensate

    Executive Summary Steam in petro/chemical plants could be contaminated with hydrocarbons (TOC = Total Organic Carbons) from various sources. In any case this is a sign for defects in the process, whether it they occur in the heat exchanger, the blow down vessel, the condensate recovery or other parts of the system. Conventional solutions to monitor such contaminations use TOC- ...


    By JCT Analysentechnik GmbH

  • Real-time TOC tightens effluent control at Greencore

    A food manufacturing facility in Selby has installed a new continuous TOC (Total Organic Carbon) monitor, ‘the BioTector’ which has dramatically improved the site’s capability to refine and improve the plant’s wastewater treatment process. As a result the plant is better able to quickly respond to changes in the influent. Greencore Foods is a leading player in the food ...


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