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While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated -- it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the... (View Full Article)
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A quick and easy field analysis method for determining oil and grease concentration levels is important for offshore oil platforms, soil remediation sites and industrial wastewater measurement of... (View Full Article)
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It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG). With significant growth in the commercial food sector on top of other high FOG producing... (View Full Article)
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InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide on-site ppm measurements to help ensure upstream or downstream wastewater complies with discharge permits to avoid potentially costly fines. They are in operation... (View Full Article)
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The InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer is a portable mid infrared spectrometer that gives spectral, quantitative or qualitative information on a wide variety of materials wherever they occur - at the... (View Full Article)
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According to a study1 done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically... (View Full Article)
(Spectroscopy)
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Infrared (IR) analysis is the most widely used measurement technology for measuring biodiesel in diesel. Both EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 methods use infrared as the analytical method and more... (View Full Article)
(Gas Sensing)
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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... (View Full Article)
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Carbon is a universal absorber of radiation over the entire visible and infrared wavelength regions. This is unique as most other materials only absorb in specific regions of the spectrum. This is the... (View Full Article)
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Wastewater professionals who are enforcing industrial effluent standards for fats, oil and grease (FOG) either must perform numerous gravimetric tests or spend a considerable amount of money with a... (View Full Article)
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Certain water samples, such as those containing detergent, may form an emulsion when oil in water extraction into a solvent is done. In order to ensure an accurate measurement, the emulsion must be... (View Full Article)
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Water is a very strong absorber in the mid infrared (IR) region where oil is measured. We see the effect of infrared absorbance when a cold bucket of water is left in the sun is quite warm by... (View Full Article)
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There are many areas in production that can benefit from a rapid onsite measurement: determining which side is which on multilayer films to be laminated, checking rolls of film in the warehouse,... (View Full Article)
(Spectroscopy)
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Monitoring the degradation of the antioxidant in transformer insulating oil can result in substantial savings by extending the service life of the oil and by slowing down the transformer aging... (View Full Article)
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The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well. Whether the water is going to be taken off site for disposal or reused for... (View Full Article)
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For applications involving gas regulators, space shuttle components, weaponry parts or oxygen sensors, it is critical that metal parts must be free of hydrocarbon contamination before use. Prior to... (View Full Article)
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Large manufacturing facilities often get truck or railcar loads of different liquid materials. With an InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, samples can be analyzed at remote locations without having to... (View Full Article)
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There are many areas in flexible film production that canbenefit from a rapid onsite measurement that the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer offers. Examples include determining which side is which on... (View Full Article)
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One use for D2O or heavy water is as a moderator in pressurized heavy water nuclear reactors. Water is used to transfer the heat energy from the D2O to the steam turbine. The measurement of D2O in... (View Full Article)
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Since January 2006, nutritional labels are required to include the trans-fatty acid content. As a result, the vegetable oil industry is developing new processing procedures to minimize the formation... (View Full Article)
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Alcohol measurements tend to be either time consuming (gas chromatography) or inaccurate (ebulliometer). Infrared offers a quick and accurate method of analysis. Mid infrared (Mid-IR) offers distinct... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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A new White Paper has been published by Wilks Enterprise which presents the advantages and cost savings for on-site analysis with a portable mid-infrared based analyzer, such as the InfraCal Ethanol... (View Full Article)
(Spectroscopy)
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Comparison data was done by independent laboratories for the Wilks InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer, the InfraCal Ethanol Blend Analyzer and the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer. These rugged, portable,... (View Full Article)
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What is the effect of biodiesel feedstocks on measurement accuracy?... (View Full Article)
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Linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acids are one of the most common precursors for the surfactant industry. They are typically neutralized and added to liquid dish formulations or converted to a powder for... (View Full Article)
(Spectroscopy)
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Resolution is often used as a yardstick of instrument performance in Infrared Spectroscopy.This is especially true when the measurements are energy limited as they are in the mid-infrared. For... (View Full Article)
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According to a study done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory1 the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically... (View Full Article)
(Environmental and Water Quality Instruments)
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Two challenges facing the biofuels industry involve compliance with blend quality standards and wastewater regulations. According to a study done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief... (View Full Article)
(Environmental Sensors)
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Oil wells produce large amounts of drill cuttings during the drilling process. For off-shore oil drillers, the allowable concentration level of oil in the drill cuttings that may be dumped back into... (View Full Article)
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The Clean Water Act has now been governing water pollution for over 30 years. Initially the focus was on traditional "point source" polluters such as municipal sewage treatment plants and industrial... (View Full Article)
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The biofuels industry is growing rapidly and so is the need for analysis to ensure quality product. The parameters for quality biodiesel require different types of instruments and measurement systems,... (View Full Article)
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The current ASTM Method D 975 allows up to 5% biodiesel in diesel without the requirement for biodiesel content labeling. For some diesel fuel applications, the presence of even a little biodiesel is... (View Full Article)
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Measuring soot in diesel engine oil has become more important as soot levels get higher due to exhaust gas recirculation. As soot is a key indicator for the oil condition, diesel engine maintenance... (View Full Article)
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Measuring soot in diesel engine oil has become more important as soot levels get higher due to exhaust gas recirculation. As soot is one of the key indicators for the condition of the oil, diesel... (View Full Article)
(Environmental and Water Quality Instruments)
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Large amounts of drill cuttings are produced in offshore oil drilling. Whether the cuttings are to be disposed via land application or overboard, limits on the hydrocarbon levels must be met, making... (View Full Article)