Health & Safety Articles

  • Oil Analysis for Hydraulic Systems

    Hydraulic systems are used in industrial, mobile and aviation applications to transmit power to operate equipment. They are incredibly efficient, compact, and lightweight relative to a mechanical equivalent. Hydraulic fluids transmit force in the system, and as such are carefully chosen by the system maker.  Chemical stability, high flash and fire points, viscosity, and oxidation resistance ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Paint/Pigment Dye Industry

    Innovation in Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Sustainable Water Reuse Strategies Applied to the Paint/Pigment Dye Industry Introduction The paint/pigment industry is a large consumer of process and wash water to be used in various water based paint pigment products. The water usage for this industry is estimated at 75-85 million gallons per day, with ...

  • EFSA Publishes Safety Assessment of Selenium Nanoparticles for use in Active Food Contact Materials

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavorings, and Processing Aids evaluated food contact material (FCM) Substance No. 1070, which incorporates selenium nanoparticles into the adhesive middle layer of multilayer laminates with an outside polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer and an inner polyolefin (food contact) layer.  The results of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Water drones hunt down, combat toxic algae

    As air drones already exist, a new development has evolved in drone technology, a water-based drone to ensure fast and efficient algae control and treatment. Combating algae is known as a complicated process which requires accurate measurements. A European consortium would like to present the DRONIC project, which will change algae treatment into a new technology that can simplify and ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Rodelta boosts capacity PWN! - Case Study

    PWN Pure Water and Nature (a water supply company in North Holland) supplies tap water to thousands of customers. With the number tap water connections increasing to 750,000, it became apparent that the existing 8 Rodelta NSM 7310 pumps, although still working well, would need to be upgraded for capacity. THE CHALLENGE PWN Pure Water and Nature (a water supply company in ...

  • Large elements for CHP on a trip through Helsingør`s streets

    A 27 meter long condenser was the largest of the many steel and glass fiber elements that were transported from the state port to the construction site on the outskirts of the city. The renewal of Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk really put its mark on Helsingør's streets yesterday ...


    By GCER

  • BUMP TESTING AMMONIA (NH3) SENSORS

    Bump testing a gas sensor involves flowing a concentration of gas that is slightly higher than the Low alarm setpoint of the gas detector for a short period of time (1-2 minutes or less). The purpose of a bump test is to confirm that the sensor responds to the presence of gas, the low alarm will activate and the gas detector overall ...

  • 4 Benefits of using a centralized solution for water management

    Water and wastewater management are closely tied with energy use, environmental impact and employee safety, as each of these impacts—and is impacted by—water management processes in your organization. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Seven reasons to choose the X-MET8000 Expert Geo for mining

    Mining companies are looking for ways to make their operations more efficient and reduce costs without compromising on product quality. Product Manager Christelle Petiot looks at how the X-MET8000 Expert Geo from Hitachi High-Tech can help them. ...

  • BioCycle World - February

    Economic, Climate Impacts Of Wasted Produce Researchers at Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden collected primary data on fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) waste through direct measurements in three large retail stores in Sweden (55,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. in floor area) to conduct an analysis from the perspectives of wasted mass, economic cost and climate impact. A method of measuring ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • CASE STUDY - Surfactant Enchanced HVDPE Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil, Bedrock and Groundwater

    Anionic: Have one or more negatively (-) charged groupings; commonly used in laundry detergent Cationic: Have one or more positively (+) charged groupings, typically poor detergents but well suited for use as germicides, fabric softeners and emulsifiers. Amphoteric: Contain both anionic and cationic groupings; prefer neutral pH and found in products such as hair shampoo, skin cleaners and carpet ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • CASE STUDY - Ivey-Sol® 103 Successfully Treats Free-Phase Impacted Shale Via On-Site Washing

    CASE SUMMARY Undisclosed Site, Ontario, 2008 Environmental investigation of a grass-covered area uncovered free phase petroleum (F3-F4 fraction heavy oils) in fractured, weathered shale. A pilot project was undertaken by Terratechnik Ltd. to excavate the shale and treat it by washing with a non-ionic surfactant, Ivey-Sol® 103. Ivey-Sol® Benefits • Operates below the ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Smart cities risk reputation with poor air quality data

    The team at AQMesh continue to receive many enquiries from smart city initiatives and are concerned that integrators risk undermining entire projects by distributing meaningless or misleading air quality information. “Many of the people I speak to are used to dealing with sensors that are easy to ‘plug and play’ and expect to be able to do the same with air quality sensors. This ...


    By AQMesh

  • Are you recycling polystyrene the right way? Don’t risk the heavy fines

    While there’s a European-wide drive to recycle more polystyrene, some forms of it contain a flame retardant that is hazardous to human health and the environment. The idea of the circular economy is a compelling one, and it’s driving recycling policies worldwide across industries. There is more focus than ever is on the complete lifecycle of products, including packaging, vehicles and ...

  • Odor Control at Biodiesel Plant - Case study

    Customized ozone solution from Primozone proves to be the key to removing odor created by biodiesel plant in Lithuania. Mestilla is an environmentally friendly producer of biodiesel. The biodiesel is produced from vegetable (canola) oil and during the process of pressing the oil a distinctive smell of hydrogen sulfide is formed. This distinctive smell is a nuisance to the neighborhood as the ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • 7 Must Have Survival Items for the End of the World Preparation

    Are you prepared for the end of the world? If you are not, it is entirely understandable. Many people fear the thought of the end of the world. They might enjoy watching TV series such as Star Trek and others that play around with the idea but don’t fully comprehend their plan if it were to happen. Economic Collapse Preparation All in all, it is now evident that an economic ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Harmony Offers Needs Assessments For Medical Facilities Nationwide

    Medical facilities and nursing homes face unique challenges when it comes to managing their waste and recycling.  Medical facilities produce a variety of waste types, often in large volumes.  The physical size of buildings and intricate floor plans add to the complexity of efficient mitigation of this waste.  Managers need efficient ways to deal with the excess waste that is ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Axetris LGD F200-NH3 successfully integrated and tested at Harper Adams University - Case study

    Researchers at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, United Kingdom, built and tested a multi-channel ammonia monitoring system by integrating the Axetris LGD F200 with the goal of developing a system which would provide substantially higher measurement performance, while being cost-efficient and robust for real-world use. Extensive tests were conducted over the span of multiple years, and the LGD ...


    By Axetris Ag

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