Metal Monitoring Articles

  • Ferrous Wear Metal Measurement Made Easy with the FerroCheck

    Historically, one of the most cost-effective indicators of machinery health has been the analysis of ferrous debris in oil. Such analysis utilizes the ferromagnetic properties of generated debris to perform the analysis. Since nearly all wear debris contains ferrous material (in particular iron), an abnormal increase in the amount of debris can be directly correlated to abnormal machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Mini PipeDiver first: Milwaukee region uses electromagnetic technology on metallic force main inspection

    Milwaukee is a water hub, and not just because of its location along the shores of Lake Michigan, which holds 4.3 percent of the world’s supply of fresh drinking water. The City also boasts of global leadership in water technology, having won a U.S. Water Prize for innovative watershed-based approaches toward water sustainability. The City takes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case Study - Monitoring Natural Attenuation - Catalonia, Spain

    Researchers at Universitat de Barcelona and University of Waterloo made use of EnviroInsite's advanced data visualization capabilities to contour hot-spots of TCE contamination and carbon isotopes. The results from multi-level sampling devices were then shown on a x-section to illustrate the loss of PCE in the direction of flow and variability of PCE and TCE isotopes vertically across the ...


    By EI LLC

  • Case study - Sheet metal fabrication & surface wipe analysis

    A manufacturing company uses cutting oils to produce sheet metal to assemble elevators. The metal must be cleaned after production. Wipe samples were collected by the client and sent to Sitelab to monitor and adjust a new cleaning system ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Removal of trivalent metal ions from aqueous solution via cross-flow ultrafiltration system using zeolite membranes

    This study aimed to assess the performance of three zeolite membranes in the removal of trivalent metal ions from aqueous solution using a cross-flow mode of operation. Three types of zeolite membrane, MCM-41, MCM-48 and FAU, were prepared on a low-cost, circular ceramic support by hydrothermal treatment. The three zeolite membranes were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), field ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Heavy Metal(s) in Every Day Electronics

    “Heavy metal” isn’t associated only with rock music. In sustainability, it refers to real metals like cadmium, mercury and lead. And we can all agree that while a little heavy metal ringing in our earphones is OK, we really don’t want to find heavy metals in our water or soil. However, they’re in the electronics we use every ...


    By Arrow Electronics

  • Improved sensitivity to heavy metals in the bioluminescence assay using alternative salt solutions

    Introduction The marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri is widely used for the toxicity assessment of environmental samples. The toxicity is measured in a medium containing 2% NaCl. When the bacteria are exposed to toxic compounds, the light production is inhibited. Toxicity values are obtained after 15 and 30 minutes exposure and expressed as EC50 values, the effective concentration causing 50% loss ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Heat treatment of steels and other metals case study

    Application Moisture is measured in the blanketing gases that are used in the treatment of steel. Problem Inert blanketing gases are required during the heat treatment of steels to prevent oxidation of the metal product. At heat-treating temperatures, moisture and oxygen will readily react with the metal to form an undesirable metal-oxide coating on the ...

  • Supporting best in class performance case study

    Challenge: A precious metals refiner retained Antea Group to evaluate and improve their EHS programs with the end goal of achieving best in class EHS performance among the industry as a way to differentiate itself and create additional business opportunity.   As their current New Jersey industrial facility with deteriorating infrastructure was recognized as a significant ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Measurement of Trace metals in Ambient air case study

    Trace metals are found at low concentration in the ambient environment and are associated with adverse health effects. The gold standard metal measurement is Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES); however, sample preparation is laborious and expensive. The Xact 625 metals monitor uses non-destructive X-ray fluorescence technology. A built-in sample collection system ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • Intraurban variability of Ambient PM Arsenic and other air toxics metals case study

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) and Washington University participated in a project to collect and analyze air toxics metals data. It was funded through a Community Air Toxics Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The study grew out of the southside St. Louis Community Air Project (CAP) which identified six hazardous air pollutants of concern including ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • Monitoring the holy ground of FC Basel - Case Study

    The grass on athletic grounds, particularly in large stadiums, is not only an important concern for sports but also one of the largest cost drivers. Therefore, the monitoring and care of the grounds takes on special significance. PlantCare has installed a soil moisture monitoring system as part of the redesign of the entire playing field at St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel. The system measures ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Monitoring Metal Contamination in Water

    Metal contamination in drinking and source water has proven to have economic and health impacts on the human race. Regulatory agencies understand the importance of remediating metal contamination in our water supply to ensure safe consumption of drinking water. In order to properly remediate our water supplies, one must first determine cause of contamination and the source of the problem. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of nanocrystalline metal oxide gas sensors for air quality monitoring

    Increasing concern regarding health effects caused by air pollution, together with the limited spatial resolution achievable with conventional monitoring stations, have driven efforts to develop inexpensive metal oxide gas sensors for air quality measurements. The sensing mechanism is dependent on physicochemical reactions between adsorbed gas molecules and oxygen species on the oxide surface, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Johnson Matthey - Case Study

    Johnson Matthey is a specialty chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals and specialty chemicals. Johnson Matthey uses a number of different Intelex systems for its various business management endeavours. Challenge Wanted to become TS 16949 certified in a timely manner . Wanted to work with a solutions-focused company to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Oil and metal recovery from mill scale and grinding swarf for the metal industry - case study

    A combination of rising prices for resources and the improvement in technology make treatment of mill scale and grinding swarf an extremely environmentally friendly and economical solution. The first VacuDry® plant for the recovery of oil solvents and metals from sludges began operating in autumn 2012. Our client is a medium-sized company operating in the field of waste recycling and ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • New Xtreme® metal detector from Eriez® raises industry bar in terms of superior sensitivity, ease of use and reliability

    Eriez Europe, UK manufacturer based in Caerphilly, South Wales, introduces the new Xtreme® Metal Detector, which surpasses previous units and competitive models alike with enhanced features, improved sensitivity and intuitive operation. The ultra-sleek Xtreme Metal Detector combines simplicity and sophistication with its easy-to-navigate control with extra-large colour interface. ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Zebrafish as a model system to study toxicology

    Monitoring and assessing the effects of contaminants in the aquatic eco‐environment is critical in protecting human health and the environment. The zebrafish has been widely used as a prominent model organism in different fields because of its small size, low cost, diverse adaptability, short breeding cycle, high fecundity, and transparent embryos. Recent studies have demonstrated that ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • UE: risk of shortage for 8 rare earth metals

    In a report published on November 4th, the European Joint Research Centre (JRC) has warned of the "risk of shortage" in 2020-2030 of eight strategic metals used in low carbon energy technologies identified in the European SET Plan adopted in 2008. This report continues the work done in a previous study of the JRC from 2011. It is also based on the scenarios presented in 2011 in the roadmap of ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Metal finishing - Chemetal Corporation - case study

    Application Chemetal Corporation of Easthampton, Massachusetts chemically treats the surface of 4 x 8 foot copper and brass sheets to create interesting patterns and color schemes. The decorative sheets are then sold as laminates for counter tops, furniture making, wall treatments and architectural accents. Each sheet pattern and color scheme requires a different proprietary chemical ...


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