Material Testing Articles

  • Choosing the Right Geocell

    Not all geocells are created equal. While most manufacturers can provide similar-looking written specifications, you need assurances that the material delivered for your project is of the high quality that you expect. Important factors in the success of your geocell project include: Quality The geocell material is proven, strong, and will last ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Optimus® Fired Up for Rocket Noise Testing Project - Case Study

    Airborne Engineering Limited (AEL) specialises in measurement, testing and research; particularly of advanced rocket propulsion systems. One of AEL’s principle services is carrying out static tests of rocket engines for other aerospace companies. AEL is based at Westcott Venture Park, formerly the Rocket Propulsion Establishment, and operates two test bunkers, purpose built in 1949 for ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Creep not a factor for Geocell load support

    An accurate understanding of creep resistance is essential to proper material selection when using polymers, and in the case of geocells, this science is being misapplied.  The definition of creep deformation is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stress.  Creep is something that creates fear and uncertainty with all ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Nanoscale Fe/Ag particles activated persulfate: optimization using response surface methodology

    This work studied the bimetallic nanoparticles Fe-Ag (nZVI-Ag) activated persulfate (PS) in aqueous solution using response surface methodology. The Box–Behnken design (BBD) was employed to optimize three parameters (nZVI-Ag dose, reaction temperature, and PS concentration) using 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) as the target pollutant. The synthesis of nZVI-Ag particles was carried out through a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Used Furnaces & Ovens

    Industrial ovens and furnaces are both heated chambers used to process raw materials at higher temperatures than what can be obtained in open-air systems. There is a range of heat treatments possible with both industrial furnaces and ovens, and the main purpose of any heat treatment is to change the mechanical of physical properties of a material. Some examples of materials that benefit from heat ...


    By Thermcraft Inc

  • Simplifying the Screening Workflow for Extractables Testing: Infographic

    The safety of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and foodstuffs may be compromised by chemical compounds in the various types of packaging and food contact materials (FCMs) that are in direct contact with the consumer product. Due to continuously increasing global regulations, the characterization of extractables and ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Turbulence in continuous flow surface aeration systems

    Turbulence characteristics in an optimal continuous surface aeration system were investigated in this study. The experimental system consists of a rectangular tank, where flow is driven by equally spaced aerators placed on the liquid surface. The mass-transfer coefficient and turbulent parameters at the tank's inlet and outlet were measured to enable analysis of their interdependent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • What became of the radio amateurs’ weather station in Ravensburg?

    In November 2015, the chairman of the German Radio Amateurs Club’s (DARC) local association in Ravensburg, Germany introduced himself and explained how we helped to realize one of their dreams by sponsoring a professional WS601-UMB weather sensor. In the following article he shows us how the station has ...

  • Thermal Analysis of Medical Materials

    Thermal analysis offers an accurate and cost-effective way to test materials that will be used for medical purposes. In a new live presentation, METTLER TOLEDO experts will review the benefits of various thermal analysis methods commonly used to test the properties, characteristics, and safety of potentially lifesaving new materials. METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to present ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication

    Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • How High-Pressure DSC Can Accelerate Reactions and Shorten Analysis Time

    Increased pressure influences all physical changes and chemical reactions in which a change in volume occurs. In a complimentary webinar from METTLER TOLEDO, learn how high-pressure differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) allows faster materials testing for timely product development and responsive quality management. METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to present a new webinar, “High ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Optical encoders and LiDAR scanning

    Overview Modern technology is taken for granted; a driver only needs to type a destination into a SATNAV system and step-by-step instructions, journey distance and duration, driving conditions and hazards, as well as alternative routes, instantly appear. In order to work, highly accurate and up-to-date maps are required of an entire country's road ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Watch your Language! Geosynthetics vs Traditional Materials

    During GeoAmericas 2016, Dr. Neil Dixon’s sustainability keynote touched upon many topics for the future of geosynthetics. While sustainability drove most of the lecture, a few of his ideas simply approached how the field positioned itself in the marketplace. He suggested, for example, moving the field away from isolating language like “versus traditional materials.” ...


    By Nilex

  • Fabrication of polysiloxane-modified polyurethane sponge as low-cost organics/water separation and selective absorption material

    Through sol-gel and dip-coating processes, commercial polyurethane sponge modified by polysiloxane was fabricated under low temperature (60 °C) and atmosphere. The contact angle of the obtained polysiloxane/polyurethane sponge is 145 ± 5°. Hence, the polysiloxane/polyurethane sponge could float on water and selectively absorb organics from the surface of the water, indicating simultaneous ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood prevention dams for arid regions at a micro-scale sub-catchment, case study: Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

    Unexpected flash flooding is one of the periodic hydrological problems affecting the city of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. The region has high potential for floods as it suffers high rainfall intensity in a short time and also has high urbanization rates and topographic complexity. Constructing flood prevention dams is one option to solve this problem. A cost-effective design requires a detailed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Effect of bank curvatures on hyporheic water exchange at meter scale

    The micro-topography feature of a riverine system is a controlling attribute to induce the change of patterns and magnitudes of hyporheic water exchange. The study aims to determine how hyporheic water exchange is affected by the bank curvatures of test points at meter scale. A one-dimensional heat steady-state transport model was applied to determine patterns and magnitudes of vertical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • R&D testing the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials - Case Study

    The Hemicellulose research group have chosen the Systech Illinois 8001 oxygen permeation analyser to test the barrier properties of polysaccharide films. The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres of Excellence, Academy Professors, ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

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