water measurement instrumentation Articles

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices (Part 2)

    Understanding Dynamic Particle Equilibrium in Closed Loop Systems Dynamic Equilibrium Condition (DEC) is defined as a steady state condition where the normal wear rate in a machine results in no net gain or loss of particles. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Using Electromagnetic induction to characterize soils - Case Study

    Electrical conductivity measurements have been used for years to determine salinity and moisture in soils. Probes were inserted directly into the soil to determine how well the soil conducted an applied current. This process was slow and labor-intensive and was usually reserved for scientific studies. A more recent technique for measuring conductivity is electromagnetic induction (EM), a ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Salinity and miniDOT

    The miniDOT and other optical dissolved oxygen sensors measure oxygen within a special plastic material that has the property of changing its fluorescence in response to the amount of oxygen present. Oxygen arrives within this material by diffusion from the surrounding environment, which is usually water.  The miniDOT determines oxygen concentration in water dissolved oxygen  by ...

  • 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

  • Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment Whitepaper - Analytical and Measuring Instruments

    The recovery of natural gas and oil from untraditional wells is necessary for the economic stability of the United States. Shale gas deposits are deep below the earth’s surface and recovery of gas is expensive and requires millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals, known as "fracking solution". Most fracking solution stays underground or returns to the surface mixed with formation ...

  • Understanding Oil-in-Water Instrument Specifications

    The measurement capabilities of oil-in-water analysis methods are described by several analytical figures-of-merit. Examples are: Range (Linear and Dynamic) Limit of Detection (LOD) Limit of Quantification (LOQ) Precision (Repeatability and Reproducibility) Sensitivity Accuracy Response Time Some or all of these are often specified by customers in the bid packages issued when selecting a ...

  • Water Level Measurements-Part 1

    Confused about which instrumentation to use in your water level monitoring system? In-Situ offers two categories of pressure sensors for water level measurements: absolute or non-vented sensors, and gauged or vented sensors. They look the same and both measure pressure and water level, but they have drastically different applications, outputs and accuracy. The absolute (or non-vented) water level ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Optical measurement of oxygen concentration in water

    The optimisation of oxygen transfer is a key element of control and regulation strategies in municipal and industrial sewage treatment plants. In 2003, HACH LANGE became the first instrument manufacturer to launch the LDO (Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen) method for determining dissolved oxygen in water. The LDO technology is based on pulsed blue light, which brings benefits such as high precision, ...


  • The soldier salesman: field instrumentation

    “The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined for defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War These words may apply to warfare, and though they were written over two thousand years ago by a Chinese general, they could not be more accurate than when applied to today’s sales ...


    By HM Digital, Inc.

  • New Process Gas Analyzer for the Measurement of Water Vapor

    KEYWORDS TDLAS, WMS, Laser Spectroscopy, Water Vapor Measurement, Gas Analyzer ABSTRACT A new analyzer for the measurement of water vapor concentration based on Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) was developed. The water-vapor line at 1854-nm was selected for the measurement, and the performance of the system was evaluated on different ...

  • Instrumentation and Operational Considerations for On-Line pH Measurement in Samples Below 10µS/cm Conductivity

    Ordinarily pH measurements are made in water with 1,000 to 10,000 µS/cm conductivity. The conductivity comes from dissolved solids which are typically salts but also acid or base. These dissolved substances are in the solution in ion form which makes such solutions conducting. With conductivities of 1,000 µS/ cm or more, an ample supply of mobile ions provides pH electrodes with a ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • Barrier Quality of Pharmaceutical Blister Packaging measured using Systech Illinois WVTR and OTR instruments

    Since 1967 Tekni-Plex, Inc, has provided solutions for innovative packaging and tubing products.  For their clients in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, the company has specialized in the development and manufacture of blister films offering superior barrier against ingress and egress of moisture and oxygen. In 2011 Tekni-Plex set up a Global Technology Center in Holland, Ohio, ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Ultrapure water – The standard for resistivity measurements of Ultrapure water - Case Study

    Abstract For years, resistivity/conductivity2 instrumentation has been used as a reliable indicator of ionic water quality, especially for ultrapure water (UPW). Traditionally, the instrumentation is procured, installed, powered up, and perhaps connected to a PLC, strip chart recorder, or a LAN. After that, the instrument and sensor receive no attention until a problem arises. Today, ...


    By SnowPure Water Technologies

  • Tekran instruments—monitoring around the world

    Tekran provides trace-level mercury analytical and monitoring technology for a variety of applications including laboratory-based sample analysis, continuous point-source emissions and ambient air monitoring. This article focuses on and highlights the results of an application of Tekran’s Ambient Air Mercury Speciation System. In contrast to most other heavy metals, mercury (Hg) and mercury ...

  • What is the acceptance angle of the LISST instruments?

    The acceptance angle of the LISST-100X / LISST-STX transmission measurement differs between instruments: IN AIR, the LISST-100X type C has an acceptance angle of 0.0177 degrees while a type B has an acceptance angle of 0.0353 degrees. The discontinued LISST-FLOC had an acceptance angle of 0.0058 degrees. The IN WATER values goes as 1/n, where n is the refractive index of seawater ...


    By Sequoia Scientific, Inc.

  • Grain size distribution and sediment flux structure in a river profile, measured with a LISST-SL instrument

    Abstract New data on sediment transport in a river are reported using a LISST-SL laser diffraction instrument that simultaneously measures velocity, optical transmission, depth, temperature, and sediment particle size distribution (PSD) isokinetically. Suspended sediment concentration (SSC)is obtained from the sum of PSD. Optical transmission is seen to be nearly constant in the top ...


    By Sequoia Scientific, Inc.

  • Partech Water Instruments Case Study: China’s Success with Partech’s Clever Sensors!

    Ronghuai Water Group uses Partech water instruments in 20 of their water plants across China! Currently, the Watertechw2 pH8000 and TurbiTechw2 LA sensors are used in the plants. The ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Dairy Crest – Dairy Effluent Treatment Case Study and Partech Water Instruments

    In order to comply with environmental regulations, the food and beverage industry relies heavily on constant monitoring and control of wastewater and effluent, before discharge from the plant. Additionally, if process plants fail to be vigilant when it comes to monitoring all areas of waste treatment, the results can be unsuccessful. Partech’s water instruments are ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • ppb Dissolved oxygen measurement

    Dissolved oxygen (D.O.) measurement is one indicator of water quality because oxygen is a common element contributing to corrosion reactions. This corrosion reaction provides the need for low level D.O. control since dissolved oxygen is responsible for costly replacement of piping and equipment by corrosive attack on metah. what is Dissolved Oxygen? Dissolved axygan (D.O.f is the ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • Performance-Based Measurement Systems

    Many of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) methods used to monitor air, water and soil for environmental contaminants prescribe step-by-step details on how the chemical analysis must be conducted and prohibit any deviations or variations. The EPA has recognized that monitoring equipment and technology have improved tremendously over the last few years; that environmental media do not ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

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