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  • Design of a Large Calibration Chamber

    The design and operation of a conceptually simple, low-cost chamber for calibration of cone penetrometers and other in situ devices is described. The chamber weighs over 5500 kg and houses a 4400-kg soil sample that is 1.5 m in diameter and height. Operations in the chamber are automated using a self-equilibrating hydraulic insertion frame, a soil pluviation system for sand placement, a vacuum ...


    By ASTM International

  • Factors affecting the performance of a single-chamber microbial fuel cell-type biological oxygen demand sensor

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are devices that exploit microorganisms as biocatalysts to degrade organic matter or sludge present in wastewater (WW), and thereby generate electricity. We developed a simple, low-cost single-chamber microbial fuel cell (SCMFC)-type biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) sensor using carbon felt (anode) and activated sludge, and demonstrated its feasibility in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chevy volt battery durability testing

    Accelerated Lifetime Tests   Hybrid power technology development is ramping up globally in today’s ultra competitive automotive industry – and these technologies of the future demand vibration test solutions that can efficiently perform accelerated lifetime tests even on large and fully operational assemblies. General Motors’ 3000 sq.m battery test ...

  • Robots reduce test setup by 90%

    Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc.’s newly established acoustic test laboratory has world-class acoustic features and equipment. Brüel & Kjær contributed with a turnkey PULSE solution including the supply of a microphone positioning robot with computer control for the automatic determination of sound power. Setting up for a test used to take 45 minutes but, as a result ...

  • Advances in flashpoint testing: economic impact

    Flashpoint testing is one of the oldest methods of the ASTM D02 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, which was formed in 1904. The most prevalent standards are ASTM D56 (Tag Method), D92 (Cleveland Method), and D93 (Pensky-Martens Method). These classical techniques, commonly referred to as open-cup and closedcup methods, share a common principle: A test flame is lowered into the ...

  • Emission Performance Results for a Liquid Waste Incinerator upgraded to meet the HWC MACT Standards

    Abstract Eastman Chemical Company operates three hazardous waste incinerators at its facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, one liquid waste incinerator and two rotary kilns. The air pollution control systems for these incinerators are being upgraded to meet the MACT standard for existing hazardous waste incinerators. The upgraded air pollution control systems include a vertical, rapid-quench ...


  • Emissions Performance Results for a Liquid Waste Incinerator Upgraded to Meet the HWC MACT Standards

    ABSTRACT Eastman Chemical Company operates three hazardous waste incinerators at its facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, oneliquid waste incinerator and two rotary kilns. The air pollution control systems for these incinerators are beingupgraded to meet the MACT standard for existing hazardous waste incinerators. The upgraded air pollution controlsystems include a vertical, ...


  • Tanzanian grass (hay) report on shredding and briquetting tests case study

    Date: 02.04.2011 Place: ASKET, Biomass Division in Gniewkowie Tested material: grass from Tanzania, rice husks, grass moisture content 12% 14% Technology: briquetting set BIOMASSER® SOLO-SET: shredder RK 7,5 kW, screen 15 mm, standard blades briquetting press BIOMASSER® SOLO type BS06 ...


    By ASKET

  • Testing the barrier performance of metallized polymer films - Case Study

    General Vacuum in Lancashire, now part of the Bobst Group have been designing and building large industrial vacuum roll coaters for use in optical, electrical and general packaging applications since 1996. Aluminium metallized polymer films can be used in packaging applications where there are a number of requirements including barrier protection (WVTR, OTR etc.).  This type of packaging has ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • Is your Plant as tight as you think? Leak Detector for extremely toxic Gases, a Field Test Report

    Leak detection of commodity gases in chemical plants is a day-to-day practice. The sensor technology available for this application is field proven and reliable. No question about it, existing sensors will do the job. However, in plants manufacturing or handling extremely toxic substances, the picture is different. For example, take phosgene. The existing sensor technology for leak detection ...

  • Innovative horizontal reactor - case study

    AVA was recently able to present a newly developed horizontal reactor for laboratory operation. After comprehensive tests at the technology centre, a special machine type was developed for the purpose of drying powdery raw materials for filter elements. The high-tech filter elements are manufactured as end-products for usage in diverse industrial applications. The challenge in the development ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Reduction of TTHM and endocrine disrupting compounds in municipal wastewater

    The US Geological Service and Environmental Protection Agency have been monitoring the increasing levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in freshwater streams, aquifers, and off-shore coastal waters for the past decade, with the primary identified chemicals being residuals from pharmaceuticals, and petroleum-based fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides (Pyrines and Pyroids). This ...


  • Case study - ETO sterilizer abatement

    OVERVIEW Product sterilization companies are generally required to utilize a pollution control device for treatment of exhaust gases from their aeration room and sterilization chambers.  In the United States, they need to be in compliance with NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) regulations that dictate a 99% destruction efficiency of EtO (Ethylene ...

  • Konica Minolta - pulse noise source identification

    The Company Konica Minolta is a Japanese holding group and was formed by the integration of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd. The group’s product portfolio includes business products and services and industrial products and services. Konica Minolta conducts its operations worldwide. Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. provides equipment for offices and production ...

  • Oil Water Separator - Klargester has a specialist team who provide technical assistance in selecting the appropriate Separator for your application

    Klargester Separators - EN858 compliant, with full Environment Agency Approval (PPG3) To specify a nominal size Klargester Bypass Separator, the following information is needed:- The calculated flow rate (NS) or the drainage area served. Our designs are based on the assumption that any interconnecting pipework fitted elsewhere on site does not impede flow into or out of the separator ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Developing equipment specific lockout/tagout procedures – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturing organizations to provide equipment-specific lockout / tagout procedures at their largest Research and Develop facility in North America. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate the worker risks during maintenance and repair operations associated with laboratory ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Case study - RTOs leave nothing to HAP-penstance

    PROBLEM The United States EPA promulgated a ruling in 40 CFR, imposing strict new standards to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The agency's rule was intended to reduce emissions of a number of air toxins and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), including methylene chloride, ...

  • Stability and accuracy of CIRAS-2 Water Vapor (reference humidity): control option 1

    Summary Rapid large-scale fluctuations of carbon dioxide and water vapor, although unnatural and artificial in the plant world, are desirable attributes for gas exchange systems from a sampling efficiency standpoint. As PP Systems’ benchmark IRGA system for gas exchange and photosynthesis research, CIRAS-2 was designed for and expected to have exceptional response times to ...


    By PP Systems

  • Detecting Mercury in Water

    Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish. [2] With the presence of running water in our ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

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