OHS Monitoring Articles

  • Shining a Light on the Food and Beverage Industry

    As published in this months edition of Process & Control, Diane White discusses how UV systems can provide a practical, power saving alternative to pasteurisation in food and beverage production Waterborne micro-organisms are responsible for adverse effects on flavour, colour, odour and shelf life of products and, of course, potential health risks to consumers. A number of emerging ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Importance of Measuring UV Transmittance for UV Disinfection

    UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254nm wavelegnth. UV light at this wavelegnth actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as crytosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm. Real Tech has several products that are commonly used to ensure the correct operation and performance of UV disinfection ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Confined Space Plan

    Create a Plan for a Confined Space Do you need to create a plan for your confined space plan? Confined spaces have limited space in that someone can enter, and are not designed to be occupied in the long-term. Your workplace may involve working somewhere that has dangerous substances, or serious hazards like exposed wires or unguarded ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Light Plants and Scene Lighting for Natural Disasters

    According to the Red Cross, the recent onslaught of persistent flooding in Louisiana has surpassed the devastating floods that came with Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Without warning, the state received a whopping 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall in one week (based on a report from CNN). Over 40,000 homes were affected by the flood, resulting $30 million in damages. Scientists speculate that ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • What is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)?

    What is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)? Our products are known for monitoring many different gases, but if you look closely at the description of some of them, you will see that it mentions the acronym VOC. For those that don’t know what VOC means, it stands for volatile organic compound, and there are thousands of different ones produced and used in our daily lives. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • An Overview of STI Group’s Services for the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

    At chemical plants it is crucial for operations to be run at optimal efficiency in order to continually satisfy the needs of chemical customers and to allow the facility to remain productive and profitable. Chemical plant facilities and equipment must be fabricated with the highest degree of quality, durability, and reliability. Likewise, maintenance of the facility must be conducted by highly ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Spatio-temporal variation of groundwater contamination using IEA-UEF in urban areas of Jilin City, North-eastern China

    Groundwater monitoring wells located in urban areas of Jilin City were sampled from 1980 to 2009 for eight groundwater quality parameters: pH, SO42−, Cl−, NO3−-N, NO2− -N, NH4+-N, F−, and total hardness (TH). The data were analysed by a universal exponential formula based on an immune evolutionary ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wafer Thin UV System Lights The Way

    The long awaited ‘Wafer’ design was unveiled in October at Piscina & Wellness in Barcelona, and it comes as no surprise that this revolutionary new range has already had an enormous impact within the wet leisure industry. The inclusion of chemical-free UV disinfection is now becoming standard practise for many aquatic facilities worldwide.  UV systems protect against chlorine ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2014

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission (EC) and European Union (EU) Member States in the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 emission (1) target of 130 g ...

  • A tiered, integrated biological and chemical monitoring framework for contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in aquatic ecosystems

    The chemical‐specific risk‐based paradigm that informs monitoring and assessment of environmental contaminants does not apply well to the many thousands of new chemicals that are being introduced into ambient receiving waters. We propose a tiered framework that incorporates bioanalytical screening tools and diagnostic non‐targeted chemical analysis to more effectively monitor for contaminants ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Improved sensitivity to heavy metals in the bioluminescence assay using alternative salt solutions

    Introduction The marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri is widely used for the toxicity assessment of environmental samples. The toxicity is measured in a medium containing 2% NaCl. When the bacteria are exposed to toxic compounds, the light production is inhibited. Toxicity values are obtained after 15 and 30 minutes exposure and expressed as EC50 values, the effective concentration causing 50% loss ...

  • Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of 4-nitrophenol by visible light responsive TiO2-polyaniline nanocomposites

    Different compositions of TiO2-polyaniline composites were prepared via chemical oxidative polymerisation of aniline over TiO2 nanoparticles followed by hydrothermal treatment. The prepared composites were characterised by various physicochemical techniques. From UV-VIS digital replay system (DRS) analysis, the shifts of the absorption maximum towards the visible region are indicated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seawater Biotoxicity monitoring to protect the coastal waters of Italy

    The recorded death of fish in the river that flows out of the industrial zone of Scarlino has created the need of the installation of a biological alarm system. The decision was made to work with an automatic system, iTOXcontrol created by microLAN-The Netherlands represented in Italy by Ecotox Lds, which uses marine bacteria. The system compares the values of the light emission from these ...

  • Nuclear–powered unmanned aerial vehicles for science, industry and telecommunications

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) suffer from limitations on flight persistence and on electrical power for avionics and payload systems. Both limitations may be effectively lifted by the use of an on–board nuclear engine, which will open up the horizon for further UAV applications in science and industry. Nuclear–powered UAVs were studied in the USA by Sandia and Northrop Grumman. While the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A pump-less discrete opto-fluidic chemical spectrophotometry system (DOCSS) for online in situ monitoring of dissolved contaminants in aqueous media

    This paper presents the fabrication of a discrete chemical analyzer system for online monitoring of dissolved ions in water using UV-VIS absorption spectrophotometry. The device is composed of three main components: fluidic, optical, and control. The test cell was designed to also function as a non-invasive volume sensor, and the volume sensing principle was based on light scattering by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • China Environment Monitoring Meter & Instrument Market Analysis

    This report presents a clear picture about the overall development of environment monitoring meter & instrument market in China and the trend in recent years based on detailed data analysis. This report includes the analysis on the environment monitoring meter & instrument market size and market share in China, the study on major hot areas in this market, introduction of key data and the ...


  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission in the monitoring of the CO2 performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 'specific emission' (1) target of 130 g CO2/km by 2015 whilst the regulation for light commercial ...

  • conlux GmbH - Case Study

    Customer: conlux GmbH Sector: LED lighting technology & photovoltaics Country: Austria Year of Cooperation: 2012 Website: www.conlux.com Technology Supplier: Microtronics Engineering GmbH The Customer conlux specialises in LED lighting technology and photovoltaics and offers its public and private customers custom-made lighting solutions of the ...

  • Compactor monitor resort hotel case study

    Large resort hotel with highly variable levels of business due to seasonality. Garbage compactor was on a regular service schedule, twice per week. Compactor often was not full when picked up by hauler. Seasonal variations meant large variation in waste volumes generated. Engineering staff had no accurate method to measure compactor fill level. The ...

  • Radiation dosage case study

    The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Team Dose Reconstruction Project assists the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by reconstructing the radiation doses received by workers at various Department of Energy and Atomic Weapons Employer facilities. This work involves personal interviews with claimants, retrieval and validation of individual monitoring data, ...

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