Process Monitoring Articles

  • Process-generated contaminants

    Overview: There is not currently a formal and universally recognised definition of a process-generated substance. Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such ...

  • Systech`s gas analysers used in custom built glove boxes - Case Study

    For precise monitoring of oxygen and other gases in glove box systems, Pyramid Engineering use the EC900 oxygen analyser and 542 binary gas analyser. Since 1990, Pyramid Engineering Services have been developing their range of glove boxes. They provide a perfectly controlled environment for handling and assembly applications in many industries. Originally designed to complement Pyramid’s ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Confirming Natural Attenuation Processes at a Coastal Site - Case Study

    Past waste disposal practices at a California coastal site resulted in a groundwater plume containing CVOCs (mainly chlorinated ethenes [CEs] and 1,1-dichloroethane) migrating offshore towards a marine harbor. CVOCs are present in the sediment porewater adjacent to the shoreline, but concentrations decreased significantly between 2000 and 2015, and NA in the marine sediments was suspected. To ...


    By SIREM

  • Improvement of phosphorus removal by calcium addition in the iron electrocoagulation process

    Small-scale wastewater treatment plants (SWTPs) are widely used as decentralized wastewater treatment systems in sparsely populated areas of Japan. Iron electrolysis, an electrocoagulation technology, is installed in these SWTPs for phosphorus removal. Phosphorus can be removed via the formation of an insoluble compound containing phosphate and iron, such as FePO4; however, it was necessary to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How long does it take to get an algae monitoring system running?

    When I buy a new piece of technical equipment for my home, I want to be able to open it up and get it running, at least the basics, in about 5 or 10 minutes. Any more than that, and I think that I’ve bought an old version of a product. Nowadays technology isn’t just better, it should also be easier to use. When you buy industrial or research equipment, the setup process is usually ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • University Environmental Health & Safety Departments: Handling Compressed Nitrogen and Cryogenics

    An explosion at a university research lab in Hawaii last year highlights the dangers of working with compressed gas and the need for safety equipment on campus. Learn the dangers of working with compressed gas, how an oxygen deficiency monitor can help, and campus safety best practices.  Compressed Gas on Campus: Uses and Dangers Compressed gases including ...

  • 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.

  • A GIS-based Modified DRASTIC (ANP) method for assessment of groundwater vulnerability: a case study of Nagpur city, India

    Quality of groundwater is as important as quantity. For effective planning and management of groundwater resources, groundwater vulnerability assessment is most significant. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the groundwater vulnerable zones of Nagpur city, using Modified DRASTIC methods within a Geographical Information System (GIS) environment. DRASTIC method has been ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Production Line Efficiency with Specialty Products

    Everyone should aim to have higher product line efficiency regardless of their trade. Competing with automation and ensuring you make the most per hour is vital for the stability and growth of business. It’s reasoning like this that specialty products are made the help speed up production. YBDCO has the ideal products that can help you with faster production, ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces

    Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces Light brightness requirements for common and industrial spaces differ greatly. To achieve consistent, bright environments, the fixture’s luminous flux (or lumen [lm], which is the SI unit of luminous flux) must be taken into consideration. By definition, the term “luminous flux” (lx) refers to ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • IIoT Sensors and Industry Use Cases

    The term “Internet of Things”, or IoT, has been making waves in the industrial, commercial, manufacturing and consumer markets over the past years since the concept was formerly introduced in 2012 by the The Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things (IoT-GSI). Coined as a term for computing devices that can perceive the world without relying on humans for data input, the ...

  • 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

  • Photo-degradation ibuprofen by UV/H2O2 process: response surface analysis and degradation mechanism

    The removal of ibuprofen (IBP) in aqueous solution using UV/H2O2 process was evaluated. The response surface methodology (RSM) and Box–Behnken design were employed to investigate the effects of process parameters on IBP removal, including the initial IBP concentration, H2O2 dosage, UV light intensity, and initial pH value of solution. The RSM model developed herein ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Econo-Pak`s Compact Case Packer Uses the Latest Adhesive Technology

    One of many OEMs to opt for the innovative ProBlue Liberty hot melt application system from Nordson recently is Econo-Pak GmbH. With headquarters at Flonheim in the German state of Rheinland-Palatinate, the specialist for various types of end-of-line packaging machines recently exhibited a version of its new generation of case packers in combination with an especially powerful model of the ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Two different purification systems at Istanbul-Tuzla and Adana-Kozan, their characterizations

    In most developed countries, wastewater treatment plants are presently utilizing efficient purification technology meeting the sufficiency requirements of quality and quantity. However, in developing countries, the number of wastewater treatment plants is limited. As a result, the establishment of a connection between the wastewater collection system and wastewater purification plants is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process approach in drought management: case study of Gorganrood basin, Iran

    The current research attempts to address three main issues. First, due to the fact that it is difficult to employ a unique drought policy for the whole basin with different land uses, what is the most pragmatic approach to handle this issue? The second issue concerns development of a framework to consider both short-term and long-term strategies. Finally, the last issue is attributed to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Oil analysis - House Calls - Help reduce offshore equipment failures

    A new approach It is hard to think of another environment where an equipment failure could have a greater negative impact on employee safety and lost production than an offshore oil and gas production platform. Yet offshore platforms are among the world’s most difficult locations to operate and maintain equipment. In most cases, skilled people and supplies can only reach the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Application of batch tests to assess antibiotic loads in anaerobic processes

    The presence of antibiotics in drinking water and wastewater has not been widely studied because the sanitary engineering sector mainly focuses on the removal of organic matter and nutrients. There is a lack of environmental regulations for pollutants like antibiotics. Batch tests analyse biodegradability to measure the anaerobic degradation potential of the substrate, or they can be used as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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