TOC testing Articles

  • TOC System Suitability Test for Sterile Water

    The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) specifies that total organic carbon (TOC) content be used for management of organic impurity values permitted in bulk purified water, water for injection, in addition to sterile purified water and sterile water for injection. According to USP, TOC analyzers to be used for sterile water must satisfy the TOC system suitability test using test water ...

  • Organics Monitoring (TOC)

    Total organic carbon (TOC) testing is the traditional method for determining organic matter in water. However there is a far more practical, affordable and often more useful way to measure organic matter. UV absorbance testing (UVA) is rapidly becoming the preferred method of measuring organics even when the levels of organics being measured are very small. Organic Matter Organic ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Protoc TOC succes at Manchester Airport

    The case study outlines the installation of Protoc TOC analysers at Manchester International Airport used for continuous surface water quality monitoring and control. The Protoc TOC instrument manufactured in the UK by Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd was rigorously tested and was selected for a number of installations at critical drainage locations which have proved the reliability of the ...

  • Application notes: TOC analysis in a chemical laboratory

    What You Need to Know Analytical laboratories in the chemical industry are routinely tasked with monitoring organics in water across a wide range of applications. For example, organic carbon analysis is being used to: Monitor plant storm water and wastewater Test for condensate system or boiler integrity Enhance cooling and make-up water quality ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • PeCOD vs Other Organic Pollution Testing Methods

    Find out How MANTECH’s PeCOD measures up with other systems in organic pollution testing methods! In James Pickup, Rijkswaterstaat Internship Thesis, read how our PeCOD analyzer performs beside the Total Organic Carbon (TOC) method. Also learn how the PeCOD exhibits a strong correlation to the traditional chemical oxygen demand (CODCr) method, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5) method and ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Calibration stability of the sievers 900 series TOC analyzers

    Objective One of the advantages of the membrane conductivity measurement system employed in the Sievers 900 Series TOC Analyzers, compared to other TOC analyzers, is the excellent stability of the calibration. To illustrate this, a series of tests were conducted on three 900 Series analyzers over the course of a 14-month period and the results are  summarized in this report . The 900 ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • New gas calibration method eases TOC analysis

    LAR Process Analysers AG of Berlin,  Germany expanded the range of feaiures of its measuring device QuickTOC, which facilitates the monitoring of ultra pure and cooling water, boiler feed and condensate measurement, and industrial wastewaters. For many years, the Berlin company lias been developing, high quality measuring devices and processes for the TOC analysis of condensates and boiler ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Successful degradation of a cobalt organic complex and TOC by advanced oxidation processes

    A chemical manufacturing plant needed to remove cobalt from biologically treated wastewater. The current cobalt concentration is higher than 1000 ppb and needs to be reduced to below 5 ppb. Cobalt speciation analysis results have shown that much of the cobalt is present as organically bound complexes. These complexes are known to be difficult to remove by adsorption, precipitation ...


    By ESCO International (EI)

  • Disinfection By-Products (DBP) Compliance through Pre-treatment for TOC Removal

    Over the last few years, utilities have adjusted their existing processes to reduce the formation of DBPs in order to comply with the Stage 1 DBP Rule. With Stage 2 looming in the near future, many utilities have nothing left to optimize in order to minimize DBP peaking in the distribution systems. A non-chemical treatment process was developed in response to the need to remove greater amounts ...


    By Orica Australia Pty Ltd

  • New TOC sensor wins Gold IBO award for portable instrument design

    In 2006, the USEPA singled out the distribution system as the most vulnerable component of a utility’s drinking water system. In response, many waterworks are taking a closer look at how they may protect the public’s drinking water. One option is to place online water quality panels throughout the distribution system to detect a change in the baseline water quality. The cost of implementing a ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Case study - Cost-saving solutions using Sievers InnovOx TOC analyzers - optimizing organic loading

    Cost Concern  A company’s inability to recognize real-time organic loading changes in their wastewater treatment plant could result in excessive charges from the local water utility. Company Challenge A production facility located in the U.S. Midwest currently controls the organic loading in their wastewater’s chemical treatment ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Research Institute uses GE InnovOx TOC analyzer to evaluate hydraulic fracturing and oil exploration produced water

    Background The Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI) at Texas A&M University-College Station regularly conducts laboratory research studies on various oil and gas produced wastewaters with varying sample matrices. The GPRI tests samples at different shale and oil producing formations using a mobile laboratory, which houses a pilot-scale treatment system for identifying the ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • A triple play for CETCO oilfield services - treating hydrostatic test water

    CETCO Oilfield Services was selected to treat and discharge approximately 150,000 barrels of hydrostatic test water in Houston, Texas. The water was treated and discharged into a nearby stream under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the State of Texas. The permit also required that there be no discharge of floating solids or visible foam, no discharge of ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • City of Houston Total Organic Carbon - Case Study

    ABSTRACT The City of Houston, Texas has been aware of the implications that current and pending regulatory standards would have on the operation of their four surface water treatment facilities. In particular, the City has closely monitored changes in regulations related to enhanced coagulation, total organic carbon (TOC) removal, and disinfection by-products (DBP) reduction. The ...


    By TOC Systems, Inc.

  • Aerobic granulation in a mechanical stirred SBR: treatment of low organic loads

    Aerobic granular sludge was produced in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) characterized by a height to diameter ratio of 2.5 and the use of mechanical stirring. Compact and regular aerobic granules of up to 1.75 mm of average diameter were formed in the reactor with an organic loading rate of 1.75 kg COD/(m3 d). Settling properties of the obtained aggregates were: sludge volumetric index of 30–40 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control of disinfection by products formation potential by enhanced coagulation

    Abstract Jar-test experiments were conducted to study enhanced coagulation effectiveness in removal of disinfection by products (DBPs) from Zayandehrud River at Isfahan Province-the center part of Iran- in 2004. In this study, the removal of suspended and colloidal particles and natural organic matter (NOM) at various coagulant doses and coagulation pHs was assessed through raw and treated ...

  • Suitability of Membrane Bioreactor for treatment of recalcitrant textile dye wastewater utilising white-rot fungi

    A Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) – utilising a mixed microbial community dominated by fungi – was explored for treatment of a synthetic textile dye wastewater containing dye, starch (main contributor to Total Organic Carbon, TOC) and other nutrients. Preliminary batch tests confirmed the superior decolouration capacity of a pure fungus culture due to simultaneous biosorption and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - GE and Severn Trent Services work together to gain UKAS accreditation for drinking water and waste waters

    Background Severn Trent Services (STS) is a leading provider of analytical services with a network of five laboratories and two service centers across the UK and Ireland. For over 20 years, STS has provided various analytical, sampling and monitoring services to meet customers’ requirements in areas such as potable water, waste water, groundwater, legionella, contaminated land, ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Water quality testing: solutions from catchment to waste

    Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.1Clean water is an essential part of daily life, from catchment all the way through to wastewater treatment, therefore analysis throughout the whole cycle ...

  • Comparison of dechlorination rates and water quality impacts for sodium bisulfite, sodium thiosulfate and ascorbic acid

    The impact of water quality parameters such as organic and inorganic matter as well as chlorine species (free chlorine and monochloramine) on the rate of dechlorination by sodium bisulfite (SBS), sodium thiosulfate (STS) and ascorbic acid (AA) were studied. Reaction rate constants determined for the various dechlorination reactions showed that SBS and AA achieved dechlorination at a faster rate ...


    By IWA Publishing

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