Radiation Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • Innova`s race against time; the sonic mystery

    What began as a puzzling mystery in the semi-arid scrub-land of Colorado, ended as a race against time for the acoustic specialists of INNOVA (formerly ATCO Noise Management). The Olathe Compression Station, operated by Kinder Morgan’s TransColorado Gas Transmission, is located on a plateau in isolated, canyon-cut Colorado countryside, three km from the nearest ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • The Key To Controlling Airborne Contamination In Food Processing

    In the food and beverage industry, contamination is always a high priority concern. Small mistakes in handling, preparation, and even in the cleaning of the environment where food comes into contact with surfaces can cause disastrous results that can potentially affect hundreds of thousands of people. Often overlooked is the threat from another source of food contact: air. ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Natural radionuclides in waste water discharged from coal-fired power plants in Serbia

    Investigation of the natural radioactivity levels in water around power plants, as well as in plants, coal, ash, slag and soil, and to assess the associated radiation hazard is becoming an emerging and interesting topic. This paper is focused on the results of the radioactivity analysis in waste water samples from five coal-fired power plants in Serbia (Nikola Tesla A, Nikola Tesla B, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A High-Performance Base-Metal Approach for the Oxidative Esterification of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

    Exploring high-performance base-metal approaches for the sustainable production of chemicals from biomass is presently attracting immense interest and is truly important to promote their industrialized application. Herein, CoOx-N/C and α-MnO2 were combined as a base-metal catalyst that can achieve high yields of furan-2,5-dimethylcarboxylate (FDMC, 95.6 %) for ...


    By SusChem

  • How to treat radioactive NORM sludge with VacuDry

    NORM doesn’t sound like a big thing. But Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material might let the alarm bells ring. Everyone has heard of “radioactive material” and that sounds dangerous. However, most of this material is trapped deep in the ground beneath our feet. From there it reaches the surface, for example via the water cycle. Another possible pathway for NORM to reach the ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Measurement Science and Technology Paper - Potential for improved radiation thermometry measurement uncertainty through implementing a primary scale in an industrial laboratory

    A primary temperature scale requires realising a unit in terms of its definition. For high temperature radiation thermometry in terms of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 this means extrapolating from the signal measured at the freezing temperature of gold, silver or copper using Planck's radiation law. The difficulty in doing this means that primary scales above 1000 °C require ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Case study - Dansk Dekommisionering

    Cost effective and environmentally correct handling of radioactive wastewater Client: Dansk Dekommissionering, formerly known as Forskningscenter Risø. The Institution Dansk Dekommissionering was established in September 2003 with the purpose of taking over the responsibility for the nuclear facilities at the Risoe Research Centre. ...


    By Envotherm A/S

  • Case Study - Groundwater: 600 meter Deep Survey

    Thika, Kenya Survey date: February 13, 2006 Location: Thika, Kenya Instrument: SuperSting R8/IP with Switch Box 84 and AGI resistivity imaging cable and electrode stakes with spring Electrode geometry:  combined dipole-dipole, schlumberger and pole-dipole array (20 m spacing for 646 m exploration depth) Software:  ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Sizing and Selecting the Proper Metering Pump: Part 1 of 2

    A typical agriculture or process application can consume large amounts of chemicals during daily operations. While the volumes may be large, though, they must also be very precise, with exact amounts delivered according to strict injection schedules. The pressures—from very high to very low—that the chemicals are injected at must also be governed precisely. This demand for ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • Optimisation of radiolysis of Reactive Red 120 dye in aqueous solution using ionising 60Co gamma radiation by response surface methodology

    In recent years, employing radiation technology is gaining great interest in degradation of industrial effluents. In this work the possibility of using gamma irradiation to degrade Reactive Red 120 (C.I.292775) was explored. The effects of pH, dose of gamma irradiation and concentration of dye were examined and their interaction were also established based on their response. For the analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aerial Radiation Detection

    In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bomb; cyber; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before. With the advent of Drone technology now available to private citizens, technology previously only held by the military, the opportunity has come to marry Drone Technology with aerial sensors. ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Discharge sensitivity to snowmelt parameterization: a case study for Upper Beas basin in Himachal Pradesh, India

    Snow- and glacier melt are important contributors to river discharge in high-elevated areas of the Himalayan region. Thus, it is important that the key processes controlling snow and glacier accumulation and melting, are well represented in hydrological models. In this study, the sensitivity of modelled discharge to different snowmelt parameterizations was evaluated. A distributed hydrological ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Guide to Noise Measurement Terminology

    There are 100s of different acoustic parameters that can be used during your noise measurements. Each parameter can tell you something different the noise you’re monitoring. How do you remember what all this noise measurement terminology means and what it does? We’ve already covered ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • By the Numbers

    In a sense, metrology makes the world go around. It can quantify how long it takes the Earth to rotate, and the science of weights and measurements underpins everything from telling time to ensuring the fairness of international trade agreements. Metrologists must be extremely precise in their measurements, according to Alan Steele, Canada’s chief metrologist and the general manager of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Degradation of ethylparaben under simulated sunlight using photo-Fenton

    Ethylparaben (EPB) has been classified by different research groups as a potential endocrine-disrupting chemical, implying that it can potentially interfere with the normal balance of the endocrine system of living beings, which with its presence in different effluents, including drinking water, generates the need to seek methods that allow its removal from different water bodies. Advanced ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater Contamination Plume Remediation - Case Study

    19 CMT Multilevel Systems Successfully Installed in Challenging  A facility in Pontypool, Wales, UK was once the location of a plastic forming plant. Over time, chemicals produced through the plastic forming processes were lost into the groundwater beneath the facility, creating a large contaminant plume. Years later it was determined that the plume is ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Industrial and agroindustrial wastes: an echotechnological approach to the production of supported photocatalysts

    Agroindustrial wastes (rice husk, exhausted bark acacia, and tobacco dust) and foundry sands from the iron foundry industry were employed as a support source for photocatalysts. TiCl4 was used as the titanium precursor in the preparation of the supported photocatalysts. The solids were characterized by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), diffuse ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Algae control in lake

    Company: Kelab Sahabat Tamam Aman Lake Description:  Installation of four LG Sonic® XXL plus devices in the lake (dimensions: 250 x 100 meters) in December 2012 Project objective: Lake Tamam Aman is contaminated by algae and the inflow of liquid waste from the surrounding buildings. Thanks to the blooming of blue-green algae, the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Department of energy and decommissioning and decontamination (D&D) sites

    Customers Include: Department of Energy National Labs: Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Security Technologies, Oakridge, Sandia, Savannah River Service/Product Companies: Energy Solutions, Safety & Ecology Corp. (SEC), Environmental Dimensions Inc., RADeco Applications Include: ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

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