Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring Articles

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • New Boliden Rönnskär Zinc Furnace - Case Study

    Rönnskär plant NEW BOLIDEN is the third largest copper metals supplier in Europe and handles all process stages from mining via smelting until recycling for copper, zinc and other valuable metals. The Rönnskär plant located in Skelleftehamn in northern Sweden houses one of the largest copper smelters of its kind in the world. Beside copper zinc, clinker, lead and precious ...

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Safety

    Know the Gases, Know the Dangers and Protect Yourself Do you know the differences between carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2)? If you don’t then there are no guarantees your safety measures will be adequate. These two different gases are often mixed up with people becoming confused over which they need to protect against, when and how. ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • Nitrogen and Nitrous Oxide – the differences you need to know

    We’ve previously posted blogs about the confusion between carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) as these gases are regularly mixed up. However, ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Carbon monoxide v carbon dioxide – do you know the difference?

    In March 2015, we posted a blog about the American Red Cross getting confused between carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) in a household initiative. A year later, we’d like to say that people have stopped getting their gases mixed up, but unfortunately this is not the case. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Confused about Carbon Monoxide and Ventilation?

    How does it affect you, the Building Owner and HVAC Contractor? There has been a lot of press regarding Carbon Monoxide Detectors (CO) and Smoke Detectors in the news over the past year. In most cases, this is justified and certainly the attention and awareness is important. As a contractor though, how does this affect you and the HVAC market place? It’s important to understand the ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Ethylene oxide – useful but dangerous?

    We’re proud of the fact that Analox Sensor Technology can help you monitor a wide range of gases, from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, to oxygen and helium. One of the more unusual gases we offer monitoring solutions for is ethylene oxide, or C2H4O as it is often known. Many people do not know what ethylene oxide is, and we have seen a lot of Google searches where people ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • What is added value?

    We’ve probably all heard people referring to their “value added” service or product. Some of us have probably said it to our customers but what exactly does it mean? The UK supermarket Kwik Save launched a budget brand in the 1990s called “No Frills”. I believe they were the first to do this on a large scale and it was a great success. It was founded on the idea of ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Real Time Measurments of Acetylene in Ethylene Manufacturing Process

    Keywords Tunable Diode Laser, Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy, Analyzer, Acetylene, Ethylene, Acetylene Converter Abstract The analyzer, based on near infrared Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), was developed for the measurement of acetylene in process streams. Measurements of acetylene were made as under laboratory conditions and in ...

  • Reliability analysis of XEBEC`s fast-cycle, rotary-valve PSA systems case study

    Objectives Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) systems provide a well-established and reliable process for purifying hydrogen, methane and other gases from mixed gas streams. XEBEC Technologies (XEBEC) has made significant advancements in PSA technology, including the introduction of rotary valves and a much faster PSA process. For the past decade, XEBEC has been developing and selling its ...


    By Xebec Adsorption Inc.

  • Role of road side plantation in mitigating vehicular emission: a case study of district Swat, Pakistan

    The objective of this study was to know the effectiveness of different tree species used for road side plantation in mitigating air pollution. The road was divided into four zones, i.e., peaches, poplar, eucalyptus, pine rich and treeless zone. The ambient air was monitored periodically over a period of one year with three month intervals. The data was statistically analysed with analysis of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • High Resolution FTIR Analysis of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Gas

    FTIR is being used for analysis of gases in various industries, such as the gas manufacturing industry where it is used for production management, and for gas monitoring in such fields as chemical manufacturing and semiconductor manufacturing, etc. When conducting gas analysis by FTIR, the resolution and gas cell path length must be selected depending on the concentration and peak shape ...

  • Confused about Carbon Monoxide and Ventilation?

    There has been a lot of press regarding Carbon Monoxide Detectors (CO) and Smoke Detectors in the news over the past year. In most cases, this is justified and certainly the attention and awareness is important. As a contractor though, how does this affect you and the HVAC market place? It’s important to understand the difference between private residential monitoring for personal safety ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • LonWorks delivers savings on sunset Blvd case study

    The Building The Sunset Millennium building is in the heart of the renowned, billboard saturated, Sunset Blvd nucleus of trendy restaurants and exclusive nightclubs. The lower levels of the building house a 4 story underground parking garage that can hold up to 1000 vehicles. The garage sees traffic 24 hours a day, 7 day a week. Issue When the building was ...

  • Selection of best biodiesel blend for IC engines: an integrated approach with FAHP–TOPSIS and FAHP–VIKOR

    The aim of this study is to select the best blend using multi–criteria decision–making (MCDM) technique. The six alternative fuel blends diesel, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100 are prepared by varying the amount of diesel in biodiesel. Brake thermal efficiency (BTE), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), smoke, hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study of vehicular emissions with reference to Pakistan's National Environmental Quality Standards: case study of District Swat, North of Pakistan

    This study was conducted during 2011–2012 with the objective to assess the ambient air quality in the surroundings of a newly constructed road in relation to Pakistan's Environmental Quality Standard (Pak–NEQS). The area was monitored twice, before and during the construction, to determine levels of sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, and PM10 (particulate matter). A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide and Indoor Air Quality

    Chances are that unless you are hot or cold – or if you smell something funny – you probably never think about indoor air quality. However, scientists know that gases in the air that you cannot see or smell can still affect your health. Carbon Monoxide The most dangerous gas most of us will ever face is carbon monoxide (CO). Not normally occurring in nature, this ...


    By Air Concern Limited (ACL)

  • The Greening of Carbon Fibre

    Carbon fiber is a material that has, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use every day by making them stronger, lighter and more durable.  Experts estimate that the specialty material is twice as stiff as steel and five times stronger, per unit of weight.   It is made from organic polymers which consist of long strings of molecules held together by carbon atoms.  The ...

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