Radiation Monitoring Articles

  • The Basics of Evapotranspiration

    Evapotranspiration (ET) represents the loss of water from the Earth’s surface from the combination of direct evaporation and plant transpiration. ET is usually expressed as a rate such as inches per day. Knowledge of ET is important for irrigation scheduling but it is also an important factor for other land use applications such as septic tank drain fields, watershed level budgeting, and ...

  • Ground Temperature Monitoring - HAARP Research Station - Case Study

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a research program designed to study the properties and behavior of the ionosphere. The program, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, operates the HAARP Research Station, a world-class facility 180 miles ENE of Anchorage and ...


    By BeadedStream

  • AMETEK Land - Gasworld US - Temperature Measurement, Asset Protection in Hydrogen Generation

    Thomas Fortinberry, Business Development Manager – Industrial Gas at AMETEK Land, discusses fixed thermal imaging for steam methane reformers and how improved access to data on process temperatures can optimize and extend operations. Worldwide demand for hydrogen is rising and expected to continue to grow at 5% annually. Hydrogen is increasingly sought for petroleum refineries, chemical ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Weather measurement during FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 / FIFA World Cup 2014 - Brazil - Case Study

    The compact weather station WS301-UMB is part of a mobile station for measurement and monitoring of climate measurements during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. All soccer stadiums that took part on the FIFA Confederations Cup were already equipped with this stations. The weather stations measure temperature, rel. humidity, air pressure and global ...

  • Mexico - HydroMet Calibration Vehicle with WS501 weather station on board - IGS Hydro - Case Study

    The Office of Meteorology and Hydrology in Mexico equipped a vehicle with measurement technology for verification of their Hydro-Met stations. We are proud that they decided to choose our smart WS501 compact weather station (All-in-one) for measurement of the meteorlogical parameters. With the integration of the smart weather sensor WS501-UMB the calibration vehicle can provide accurate data ...

  • Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) handheld analysers are both compact, easy-to-use and fast. Materials can be identified at the pull of a trigger. It’s that simple. Often, cost is a key factor in the decision making process, especially when it comes to thinking about overheads long-term. When both products are comparably priced and have a similar ...

  • AMETEK Land `Glass International` - Land Thermal Imager for Accurate Furnace Temperature Reading

    Mark Bennett, Glass Industry Lead at AMETEK Land, looks at how  ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • AMETEK Land `Aluminium Times` - Progressing Aluminium Radiation Thermometry

    Eleanor Chalkley, Design Physicist for AMETEK Land, works at the frontiers in aluminium radiation thermometry, aiming to produce reliable, accurate measurements in all conditions at all points in the aluminium manufacturing process. The most sensitive variable in the processing of aluminium is temperature. The difficulty in producing this measurement has led to many technological advances in the ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Air Sampling During NPP Accident

    There has been considerable interest recently generated regarding emergency air sampling protocols as a result of the Fukushima accident in Japan. A major concern involving air sampling requirements is the accurate determination of gaseous-radioactive iodine species emitted from the NPP to the environment as a result of an accident. During normal NPP operation gaseous radioactive iodine ...


    By F&J Specialty Products, Inc.

  • Assessment of uncertainty in discrete fracture network modeling using probabilistic distribution method

    There have been widespread concerns about solute transport problems in fractured media, e.g. the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geological fractured rocks. Numerical simulation of particle tracking is gradually being employed to address these issues. Traditional predictions of radioactive waste transport using discrete fracture network (DFN) models often consider one particular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Six months treatment cut 95% of priority PAH pollutants from coke oven effluent

    Six months treatment cut 95% of priority PAH pollutants from coke oven effluent. Citadel Biocat+TM provided the bioremediation in situ of 150,000 cubic meters of contaminated soil at a decommissioned coke oven effluent lagoon. Several decades of steel production had created a residue of significant amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s), along with soluble components such as ...

  • Extracellular polymeric substance production in high rate algal oxidation ponds

    Integrated algal pond systems (IAPSs) combine anaerobic and aerobic bioprocesses to affect sewage treatment. The present work describes the isolation and partial characterisation of soluble extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) associated with microalgal bacterial flocs (MaB-flocs) generated in high rate algal oxidation ponds (HRAOPs) of an IAPS treating domestic sewage. Productivity and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Surveying for 600-Meter-Deep Groundwater in Kenya - Case Study

    The importance of groundwater can’t be overstated. It’s crucial for life across the globe, and, in the developing world, access to groundwater is at a premium. However, with resistivity imaging groundwater exploration techniques, even when you’re in one of the driest locations on Earth, deep groundwater is possible to locate. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • MB Crusher Buckets Processing Humboldt Bay Concrete Waste

    Back in mid-2016, David Gilson was searching the web for a solution for the Humboldt Bay Decommissioning Project that his company, Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I) is involved in. The company predicted that the Humboldt Bay Decommissioning Project would end up with large piles of concrete at its radioactive facility, as a result of working with a reactor caisson. Gilson, the ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Measuring hydrogen off-gas in nuclear reactor - Case Study

    Nuclear reactor coolant removal monitored by hydrogen measurements provided by Systech's 542 programmable gas analyzers NNC Limited is using Systech's 542 programmable gas analyzers to monitor hydrogen off-gas in test rig for Dounreay Fast Breeder Reactor decommissioning. Decommissioning nuclear reactors is not only a matter ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Radioactivity and hydrochemical properties of certain thermal Turkish spa waters

    The study aims to determine the radioactivity levels of thermal waters which have been used seasonally or permanently in spas for therapeutic intentions. Samples were collected from spas in different regions of Turkey. Some radionuclides (40K, 232Th, 226Ra, 137Cs), gross alpha (GA) and gross beta (GB) activities, and physical and some chemical parameters were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • World Oil: Method proves itself for field monitoring of asphaltene treatment programs

    Asphaltene deposition is a serious concern for operators, particularly in deepwater subsea systems, due to the immense capital costs of these developments; expense and challenges in performing remediation operations; and the potential for staggering amounts of lost or deferred production. Consequently, it is imperative that asphaltene concerns are evaluated thoroughly for new deepwater ...


    By Baker Hughes, a GE company

  • Guide To Coolant In Oil Test Methods

    Liquid cooled engines and rotating equipment use glycol based coolants because of their excellent heat transfer abilities. However, glycol based coolants are not desirable at all in lubrication oil itself – Coolant ingression to the lubricant is a particularly nasty contaminant for the variety of damage it can cause. Glycol coolants break down in the high temperature engine environment, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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