Total Carbon (TC) Monitoring Articles

  • PeCOD correlates COD results in pulp and paper industry

    PeCOD Directly Correlates to Standard Method 5220 A chemical supply company in the pulp and paper industry in the UK has demonstrated the successful correlation between the PeCOD COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) Analyzer and Standard Method 5220. The standard method uses dichromate, mercury, silver, and sulfuric acid. These reagents are toxic to humans and highly hazardous to the environment. ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • UK chemical company selects Sievers* InnovOx TOC Analyser to ensure regulatory compliance and wastewater treatment plant performance - Case Study

    SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions designs and manufactures Sievers Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analysers that enable near real-time reporting of organic carbon levels. Offering a variety of laboratory, on-line and portable analysers that cover a dynamic analytical range, these analysers provide stable and accurate data for treatment ...

  • Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analysis

    What is Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analysis? Total Organic Carbon (TOC) is the amount of carbon that is found in an organic compound. It has become an important indication of approximate levels of organic contamination and can therefore be used as a suggestion of water quality. In many cases, Total Organic Carbon analysis is used as an on-going monitor of change or lack of change in ...

  • TOC and TN Measurements of Seawater

    For pollution control of the ocean and in the research of the ocean environment, the measurement of total organic carbon (TOC) is regarded as an important index of organic contaminants contained in seawater. At the same time, the measurement of total nitrogen (TN), which is known to cause eutrophication, is also attracting attention for environmental pollution control and in ecological ...

  • TOC Analysis of Fertilizer Using the Lotix LSS Boat Module

    Abstract This study evaluates the Lotix Solid Sampler (LSS) Boat Module’s ability to analyze fertilizer for the presence of Total Organic Carbon (TOC). Accuracy and system precision, reported as percent Relative Standard Deviation (%RSD) of triplicate calibration standards, was used to evaluate the instrument’s performance. The LSS Boat Module is capable of analyzing ...


    By Teledyne Tekmar

  • PeCOD vs Other Organic Pollution Testing Methods

    Find out How MANTECH’s PeCOD measures up with other systems in organic pollution testing methods! In James Pickup, Rijkswaterstaat Internship Thesis, read how our PeCOD analyzer performs beside the Total Organic Carbon (TOC) method. Also learn how the PeCOD exhibits a strong correlation to the traditional chemical oxygen demand (CODCr) method, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5) method and ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Study of the effect of pipe materials and mixing phenomenon on trihalomethanes formation and diffusion in a laboratory-scale water distribution network

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the factors that affect the formation and diffusion of disinfection by-products, especially trihalomethanes (THM), in a laboratory-scale water distribution network constructed with three different pipe materials. Sampling locations were chosen on the basis of residence time, pipe material and mixing zone. Water samples were collected and analyzed for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Introducing a New ASTM Method for the Determination of Total Nitrogen, and TKN by Calculation, in Water Samples

    The USEPA Clean Water Act (CWA) requires national approval for all methods used for CWA compliance. There are approved methods for the determination of inorganic nitrogen (NO3-N, NO2-N, and NH3-N), and for organic nitrogen (TKN – NH3-N)2. There are no EPA approved methods for the determination of total nitrogen although it is a required parameter in many USEPA permits, including monitoring ...

  • TOC analyzer for airports

    During winter, de-icing processes at airports necessitate storm water and de-icing water management. Especially due to adhesive (sticky) substances, strongly fluctuating concentrations and a lot of chemicals, the monitoring systems itself must be tailor-made to fight this water analysis challenge. LAR 's ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • TOC Analysis for Standard Methods 5310B: High-Temperature Combustion Method

    Introduction Total Organic Carbon (TOC) is a rapid method that analyzes for organic carbon and expresses the result as the amount of carbon found. It is a non-specific method unable to distinguish between various organic species and only indicates that organic carbon compounds are present. Organic carbon analyzers operate by the determination of the amount of total carbon present in a ...

  • Measurement of TOC in Perfluorochemical (PFOS) Solution

    PFOS is an extremely stable compound with strong carbon - fluorine bonds, and reports of its accumulation in wildlife and the environment have attracted international attention and concern, leading to the designation of PFOS as a persistent organic pollutant (POP).The persistent nature of PFOS prevents oxidative decomposition using wet chemical oxidation TOC analyzers; however, the Shimadzu ...

  • Protect your Cooling Cycle

    TOC analyser QuickTOCultra meets the requirements for any cooling water challenge Thermal energy transfer is one of the most important processes within industry. Therefore, monitoring the cooling system is essential for efficient production. For this purpose, several parameters were defined and regulated such the ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Unexpected toxicity to aquatic organisms of some aqueous bisphenol A samples treated by advanced oxidation processes

    In this study, photocatalytic and catalytic wet-air oxidation (CWAO) processes were used to examine removal efficiency of bisphenol A from aqueous samples over several titanate nanotube-based catalysts. Unexpected toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) samples treated by means of the CWAO process to some tested species was determined. In addition, the CWAO effluent was recycled five- or 10-fold in order ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How do typhoons and dust storms affect rainwater harvesting systems?

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of typhoons and dust storms on harvested rainwater quality. Rainwater samples were collected from the rainwater harvesting systems in northern Taiwan between September 2010 and April 2013. There were five typhoons and one dust storm that hit Taiwan during this period. Harvested rainwater was analyzed, including pH, electrical conductivity, turbidity, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analyzing Total Organic Carbon in Sea Water

    Abstract The analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in seawater can be both challenging and expensive. The concentration of organic carbon in seawater is of considerable interest. The effect this matrix can have on TOC analyzers can lead to rapid consumable turnover, costly maintenance and repairs. Laboratories are continually looking to increase sample throughput, decrease overall cost of ...


    By Teledyne Tekmar

  • The Pitfalls of Process TOC analysis and how to avoid them case study

    Since the introduction of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzers by Dow, Union Carbide and Automated Environmental Systems in thel960,s,l-5\ they have proven to be an invaluable tool in the environmental and process monitoring fields. While technologies have advanced since then, certain performance characteristics required for true process control have been notably absent. The purpose of this paper ...


    By TOC Systems, Inc.

  • Is pH a red herring when it comes to ocean acidification?

    New research points to saturation state, not pH, as the most pressing metric to track when it comes to shellfish survival. In 2007, the owners of Whiskey Creek oyster hatchery on the Oregon coast lost almost all of their larvae — and had no idea why. The only clue was that the larval die-offs often occurred during intense upwelling events, when ...


    By Ensia

  • Comparative study on electrochemical 4-chlorophenol degradation in different diaphragm systems with combined reduction and oxidation properties

    Two diaphragm electrolysis systems, two-electrode (anode–cathode) and three-electrode (cathode–anode–cathode), were compared for the electrochemical degradation of 4-chlorophenol. The performance of these systems was improved by feeding with hydrogen gas and then with air, in aid of the combined processes of reduction and oxidation. The 4-chlorophenol degradation, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measuring total organic carbon in wastewater

    The continuous TOC analysis of industrial waste water is known to be problematic especially, when the TOC analyser is used as a spill monitor for heavily polluted waste water containing a high-load of particles. Thus, most operators require analysers that enable accurate TOC (total organic carbon) measurements. But do they really get those? Common analysers suffer from clogging and blockages due ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Degradation and changes in toxicity and biodegradability of tetracycline during ozone/ultraviolet-based advanced oxidation

    Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) composed of O3, H2O2 and ultraviolet (UV) were applied to degrade tetracycline (TC). Degradation efficiency was evaluated in terms of changes in absorbance (ABS) and total organic carbon (TOC). The change in biotoxicity was monitored with Escherichia coli and Vibrio fischeri. The improvement in ...


    By IWA Publishing

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