Monitoring & Testing Articles

  • How to Deal with Arsenic in Drinking Water

    Thanks to recent developments in technology, daily drinking water undergoes a rigorous treatment process for water to be consumable. This is because most ground and natural river waters have a chemical in them called arsenic. Arsenic is a metallic chemical element that is found commonly among rocks and sulfur in the Earth’s crust. Arsenic is known for getting into your drinking water from ...

  • Dutch Utility Inspects Rising Main With Acoustic Tool And Reduces Risk On Critical Asset

    It’s a major event when you’ve been asked to perform a first in terms of a pipeline inspection. For starters, you must feel confident in the inspection technology you recommend. Second, you hope that all your planning for deployment and unexpected contingencies has been anticipated. And finally, with so many eyes focused on the outcome, you hope the first inspection of its kind goes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • How Arsenic Biological Filtration Systems Can Improve Your Life

    Water is the foundation of human existence. It’s used for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and most importantly, drinking. Unfortunately, water is often dirty and contaminated, especially when it’s pulled from groundwater sources and wells. Since many cities have been shown to have low-grade drinking water, concern has increased about water quality. Many people are wondering if their water ...

  • Pure Technologies And Wrc Unite For Leak And Gas Pocket Survey On Critical Main For Irish Water And Cork County Council

    “The project was an excellent example of working in concert through every aspect of the planning stage, with everyone invested in a successful outcome…” The first time new parties come together to work on a pipeline inspection project, they face a lot of pressure to perform. The team must instill trust and understand each other to ensure the project goes off without a ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Contaminated soils and sludge treatment plant - Case Study

    Client: Ecosistem Group, Lamezia Terme (CZ) – Italy Challenge: to transform waste into product! The Client possesses a large plant for the treatment of products contaminated with hazardous substances and materials, recycling of recovered materials and disposal of non-recyclable waste, which is considered highly ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • 4 Steps to Improved Performance Verification

    The performance of any measuring device will change over time and must be regularly verified. A new checklist explains how to set up a performance verification plan for weighing equipment that is GMP-compliant and cost-efficient. Download the ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Process-generated contaminants

    Overview: There is not currently a formal and universally recognised definition of a process-generated substance. Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such ...

  • PeCOD® Case Study #13 Airport De-Icing

    De-icing of aircrafts and airfield pavement is important to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo operators. These operations can have negative environmental impacts, due to the presence of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, which contribute to high levels of BOD in surface water.  Regulations are in place to ensure that waste from de-icing operations are properly collected and ...


    By MANTECH

  • Combined effects of nutrient enrichment and inorganic sedimentation on benthic biota in an experimental stream system

    Sedimentation and nutrient loading are among the most prevalent threats to fluvial ecosystem integrity. This study employed artificial streams (mesocosms) to simulate individual and combined impacts of nutrient enrichment and deposited fine sediment on benthic biota. Ninety-six circular mesocosms were used in a 21-day crossed experiment that measured the impact of three substrate compositions ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adsorption behavior of phosphate on anion-functionalized nanoporous polymer

    An anion-functionalized nanoporous polymer was successfully prepared by quaternary ammonization and anion-exchange treatment method. The polymer was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, N2 adsorption/desorption isotherms and thermogravimetric analysis. Batch experiments were conducted to investigate the adsorption behavior of phosphate on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rerating Pipeline Pumps

    Pipeline operators transport billions of gallons of oil every year, and they are constantly looking at ways of improving efficiency and reducing costs. Depending on changing network demands, this might require managing an increase or decrease in flow rate in the pipeline, a change in pressure, or a pump upgrade to more efficient technology. Throughout the life of a pipeline, the process ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • PeCOD® Analyzer 15-minute chemical oxygen demand (C0D) analysis

    The revolutionary PeCOD® Analyzer technology provides Chemical Oxygen Demand results in under 15 minutes in a Simple-Safe-Effective manner. With our mercury and dichromate free chemistry installed in over 20 countries, the PeCOD® Analyzer has delivered successful test monitoring of COD in a variety of environments with our approved and published MOECC method  Through our proprietary ...


    By MANTECH

  • How to generate an accurate load profile for CHP

    If you fail to accurately work out your site's energy demands, you'll give rise to a cogeneration system that underwhelms when served up to your customer. That's why load profiling is the key ingredient in successfully specifying your cogeneration project and ensuring that you meet your clients' expectations. Generating an accurate ...


    By ENER-G

  • ISO 50001: the route to successful energy and carbon management

    ISO 50001 isn't one of those certificates that you work hard to gain and then quietly forget; it's the backbone of successful day-to-day energy and carbon management. The international energy management standard draws on global best practice from more than 50 countries. Evidence shows that ISO50001 accredited organisations ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Relief for Allergy Sufferers: AQM Stations from Plair Visualize Pollen

    The prevalence of pollen allergy is vast, attaining 25-30% of the population worldwide, and this number continues to grow. Symptoms include rhino-conjunctivitis, asthma and eczema. Plair’s Rapid-E system powered with artificial intelligence provides real-time pollen measurements together with other particle present in the air to ...

  • Energetic use of scrap tires has been restricted: cement manufacturers have to switch to other substitute fuels

    The use of substitute fuels (SF) had previously been regulated in § 8 (3) of the laws of life-cycle management (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz-KrWG) and facilitated above all industrial companies with a high energy requirement to use SF such as scrap tires in the production of their products. But the so-called heating value regulation was now abolished on 1 June 2017. This means, among other ...

  • Organic matter capture by a high-rate inoculum-chemostat and MBBR system

    The main objective of this study was to develop an innovative process to maximize the bio-transformation of colloidal and soluble biodegradable matter (CSB) into particulate matter (XB) for energy recovery via methane production. Two configurations were studied: (1) high-rate moving bed bioreactor (HR-MBBR) and (2) inoculum-chemostat (IC) system consisting of a very HR-MBBR inoculating a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • S.sensing Matrix System, Kurita’s difference in equipment!

    Kurita launched a new modular analyzer system, especially designed for cooling water applications. This integrated system with its range of different controllers and analyzers allows to fit S.sensing MX to practically any application and need. At the same time it is only installed what is really needed at the customer site. The selection of analyzers are based on the real needs: There are ...


    By Kurita

  • Science for Environment Policy

    Potentially  toxic   elements   in   European   soils mapped by researchers. A new study has mapped levels of chemical elements found in Europe a aoricultTal soils. In most places, unusually high concentrations are linked t geology, such as high levels of arsenic in the Massif Central in France. Huma.. activity is to blame in some small areas, for ...

  • CHP Sizing: why Goldilocks style guesswork isn`t enough

    In storyworld, Goldilocks would stroll into the plant room and state "this CHP's too big", "this CHP's too small", "ahh ... this CHP is just right" – happy ever after. The end. But in the real word, the tricky issue of CHP sizing isn't quite so straightforward. This can be a tough lesson for some ...


    By ENER-G

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