Chemical Monitoring Articles

  • Detection of allergens in processed foods: the next analytical challenge

    Those of us involved in the food allergen analytical community are constantly striving to improve allergen detection methods. One of the areas of focus in recent years has been to investigate how we can enhance the detection of allergens present in processed foods. The majority of the food and drink we consume has been processed or modified in some way, this processing brings about many benefits ...


    By Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH

  • Chemical cleaning guide - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin provides guidelines to owners and operators on when to chemically clean boilers and steam generating equipment. Background Though current standard water treatment practices may be followed, the internal surfaces of boiler waterside components (including supply tubes, headers and drums) can accumulate deposits over a period ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Greywater characterization and handling practices among urban households in Ghana: the case of three communities in Kumasi Metropolis

    Greywater management in Ghana receives little or no attention although untreated greywater is associated with environmental and public health risks. This paper assesses greywater characteristics and handling practices among urban households in three selected communities in Kumasi, the second largest city of Ghana. The study involved in-depth surveys (interviews and observations) with 90 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What chemicals are used in my sterilizer or high-level disinfectant equipment?

    Do you know the chemicals used in low-temperature sterilizers or high-level disinfectant equipment that you use every day? Here is a quick, high-level guide with some of the most common brands and chemicals used in them. Low-Temperature Sterilizer Brands, Chemicals and Concentrations ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Improved Wastewater Treatment & Paper Mill Performance With New COD Monitoring Technology

    The Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden during March 28-30, 2017. An abstract presentation authored by partners from VTT, Kemira, FPInnovations and MANTECH was presented during the conference. The PeCOD® Analyzer has the ability to enable pulp and paper mills to improve effluent treatment process and to optimize chemical programs, leading to proper ...


    By MANTECH

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Ultra-Pure Proof with Mass Detection

    Before joining the newly formed Reach Separations in February 2012, I spent five years at AstraZeneca in analysis and purification (latterly as group lead in reversed phase and chiral purification). This experience gives me a good perspective of both the needs of “big pharma” and, more recently, the needs of a specialist separation solution provider. My ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Reclaimed municipal wastewater for forage production

    This study aims to evaluate the possibility of using reclaimed municipal wastewater for agricultural purpose. We assessed the validity of municipal wastewater treatment, analyzing its chemical characteristics before and after the biological stabilization by pond treatment (WSP). The reclaimed municipal treated wastewater (TWW) was used to irrigate Cenchrus ciliaris. Experiments were carried ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Millennials - our next generation of membrane experts

    Raul Gonzalez is a Technical Support Specialist at Avista Technologies in San Marcos, CA. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Civil Engineering, Raul participated in the Orange County Water District internship program focused on regulatory and water production. In ...


    By Avista Technologies

  • Real-time monitoring for reduced chemical maintenance

    We are pleased to be featured in this month’s American Laundry News digital edition, together with our customer Walter E. Nelson, a janitorial, paper and chemical distributor in the Northwest that provides a wide range of laundry products and equipment. Jerry Roberts, of Walter E. Nelson, explains how he has experienced a significative ...

  • Keeping Healthcare/SPD Workers Safe from Exposure: 2 Very Different Options

    Continuous Monitoring vs. Badges Badges are designed to provide the Time Weighted Average (TWA) data for the total exposure period. They contain an absorption medium that reacts with or absorbs and holds the target chemical from the air to be analyzed later, which indicates the exposure after the fact. Badges, sample tubes, and wet chemical methods were the predominant technologies for monitoring ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • A study of the reaction of ferrate with pentachlorophenol – kinetics and degradation products

    Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is a persistent pollutant which has been widely used as a pesticide and a wood preservative. As PCP is toxic and is present in significant quantities in the environment, there is considerable interest in elimination of PCP from waters. One of the promising methods is the application of ferrate. Ferrate is an oxidant and coagulant. It can be applied as a multi-purpose ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How can you measure Peracetic Acid separately from Hydrogen peroxide, Isn’t there hydrogen peroxide in PAA?

    We receive questions of this sort frequently and the questioner is partly right. Peracetic acid (PAA) is formed in an equilibrium mixture with hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, so in a mixture of PAA, hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, PAA is being continually formed by the reaction of hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid, and peracetic acid is continually breaking down to reform hydrogen peroxide ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Skid Systems - Case Study

    A Chemical Metering Pump is seldom used by itself. It is usually a part (ok, the part) of a chemical injection system into a process. Such a system requires various accessories, valves and controls to dispense the exact amount of chemical demanded by the application which may itself vary. Let us say if you are using chemical pump to achieve pH balance for the water. You need to measure the pH of ...


    By Aquflow

  • Water Distribution System Security Monitoring

    A water security instrument essentially needs to be able to detect potential contaminants in drinking water. Since a significant number of potential chemical contaminants are organic in nature, a water security monitoring instrument that can detect organic matter in water is perfect for this application. Real Tech has developed an instrument specifically designed for water security ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • 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.

  • Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

    Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air quality which ...

  • Work when others sleep – service on the runway

    When asking our quality manager Hartmut Schneider, which kind of projects are the most spectacular ones in his opinion, he’d answer: airport projects. In the following he reports on the general challenges during runway sensor acceptance tests… On large international airports, it can take several years until an installation and acceptance of embedded road sensors such as the ...

  • Work when others sleep – service on the runway

    When asking our quality manager Hartmut Schneider, which kind of projects are the most spectacular ones in his opinion, he’d answer: airport projects. In the following he reports on the general challenges during runway sensor acceptance tests… On large international airports, it can take several years until an installation and acceptance of embedded road sensors such as the ...

  • Chemical and biochemical characterization and in vivo safety evaluation of pharmaceuticals in drinking water

    The water constituents that are currently subject to legal control are only a small fraction of the vast number of chemical substances and microorganisms that may occur in both the environment and in water resources. The main objective of this work is to study the health impact resulting from exposure to a mixture of pharmaceuticals that have been detected in tap water at low doses. Analysis ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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