The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry is comprised of companies engaged in researching, developing, manufacturing, and distribution of drugs, medicines and biologicals for human or veterinary use. Products include pharmaceutical preparations, diagnostic substances, medicines and botanicals, biological products, medical devices, cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries. These industries also include research and development, biosafety and analytical testing labs for private university and government use.
The sewage treatment facilities industry provides wastewater services (including municipal sewage treatment and leachate treatment) to residential, commercial, municipal and industrial sectors of the economy. This industry requires products and solutions for soil vapor extraction/groundwater remediation; industrial and municipal wastewater treatment; chemical, biological and mechanical odor control; and fluid handling and filtration.
The food manufacturing industry contains companies involved in processing raw food materials, packaging, and distributing them. This includes fresh, prepared foods as well as packaged foods. CECO delivers proven products and systems for a wide range of emission control, filtration and fluid handling challenges including volatile organic compound (VOC) abatement; mist elimination; acid gas scrubbing; dry particulate filtration; industrial dust; fume, mist and air handling systems; fluid handling; filtration; and...
Plants within the semiconductor and circuit manufacturing industry deals manufacture semiconductors, computers, printed circuit boards, and other very small electronic components, including transistors, capacitors, inductors, resistors, diodes, insulators and conductors. Semiconductor manufacturing process emissions and pollution control challenges include VOC abatement; acid gas scrubbing; fluid handling; filtration; and laboratory fume hood exhaust.
Machine condition monitoring using oil analysis is widely practiced by virtually every segment of modern industry that maintains large, expensive, oil-lubricated machines. In many cases, especially in smaller plants or enterprises, samples are sent to commercial oil analysis laboratories that can help monitor machinery health.
A safe laboratory environment requires an
effective method for clearing toxic material from fume hoods. Since all handling of toxic
materials is completed in these hoods, it is
critical to have a procedure to evaluate their
operation to assure adequate protection for
laboratory workers. The InfraRan Specific
Vapor Analyzer, factory calibrated for SF6, is an ideal instrument for measuring fume hood
efficiency in accordance with ASHRAE and
other standards. Manufacturers identify the flow
dynamics (factors that...
In machine shops, where the production is centered on the use of machine tools, one of the most common problems is the restoration intervention aimed at limiting the presence of oil or emulsion fogs. As a matter of fact, since machine tools work at very quick production rhythms, they widely use lubricating fluids such as oil or oil emulsions and water.
NMR reaction monitoring is an excellent technique for determining reaction kinetics as well as reaction end points. The measurements are quantitative with only minimal calibration. The signal has a linear response to concentration and it is generally not sensitive to the matrix. The measurement is of the complete sample and is non-destructive. The Spinsolve high-resolution benchtop NMR spectrometer can be installed directly in the fume hood of a chemistry lab to monitor the progress of chemical reactions...
Tri-Stack laboratory fume hood exhaust systems systems at the University of Notre Dame’s South Bend, Indiana Galvin Laboratory Complex prevent re-entrainment of laboratory workstation fume hood exhaust into the building’s ventilation air intakes. Studies to determine the fans’ influence on noise levels around the building were performed prior to installation. UND’s facilities managers did not want the mechanical sound of any exhaust fan to be heard within the building, or in the pedestrian...
Scientists at the new LIED Transplant Center at Nebraska Health Systems, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, conduct advanced biomedical research. One of the main considerations with regard to the Center’s Tri-Stack exhaust systems was proper ventilation of 32 laboratory workstation fume hoods. Since prevention of exhaust re-entrainment was critical, wind tunnel tests were performed using models to determine affects of wind on the facility and surrounding buildings, as well as the...
At the Viral Immunology Center at Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, Georgia, Tri-Stack® laboratory fume hood ventilation systems solve a number of dynamic issues at Biosafety Level 4 laboratories, where sophisticated viral studies are conducted. These types of laboratories could use agents such as tuberculosis and anthrax, as well as disease-causing microorganisms (bacteria) that can be contractible by aerosol means. The 2000 sq.ft. Level 4 laboratory required a dedicated air supply and exhaust system...
The Center for Environmental Science and Technology Management (CESTM) for the State of New York, an ultra-modern 70,000 sq.ft. building housing 25 laboratory workstations, has three 17,000 CFM Tri-Stack® laboratory fume hood exhaust systems to prevent exhaust re-entrainment and eliminate odor in the neighborhood.