Indoor air quality monitored

Indoor air quality monitored

Unique material grabs more oil Abanaki Corp, division, Chagrin USA, Skimmer Falls, has developed material Ohio, a new for oil skimmers, cl...

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Unique material grabs more oil Abanaki

Corp,

division,

Chagrin

USA,

Skimmer

Falls,

has developed

material

Ohio,

a new

for oil skimmers,

claims removes oil

Oil

from

three

water

which it

times

than

belt

more

traditional

fibre

along

complete

its

because

the

proximity

LPO

other

surface.

Polymer belts

Instead

belt

differs

meant

because

of its

layer.

of being

smooth,

its surface

has hundreds

protruding

from it, which increases

the effective

of fibres

surface of area of the

Edwin

rather than cups per hour.

gasoline

the is

and other

light fuels to form a thick layer by combining

surface

surface tension.

retains

company

planned

technology

president

Abanaki, to

to

and

said

the

apply

this

spill

cleanup

would

and

a range

a thin

be

of new products

in the near future.

Abanaki,

of the new belt

that it enables

close

formed

Hobson, of

releasing

per hour of fresh gasoline

benefit

but

in

tension

only

founder

gallons

major

are

belts their low viscosity

applications

to

a thin layer length,

the fibres. The result is

they

belt. This means that it can remove

According

fibres

surface

oil between

traditional

The

with

a thick layer of light fuel oils. On

belts.

from

individual

Indoor air quality monitored

area

with

The oil coats each

/Abanaki

Carp,

division,

17387

Chagrin Tel:

Oil

Skimmer

Munn

Road,

Falls, OH 44023, +l

Fax:

440

fl

USA.

543

440

7400;

543

7404;

Bristol

Industrial

Associates

and

Research

Ltd (BIRAL),

introducing

UK,

are

two systems, which can

be used to monitor

the quality of

indoor air. The

E-mail: [email protected]

The CombucheckTM digital, five

hand held

optional

enable

8700

measures

Q-Stat

carbon

concentrations

dioxide

model

Oxygen

(CO,)

(NO),

and temperature.

( 0,),

Nitrogen

Oxide

Dioxide

(NO,)

and Sulphur Dioxide

high

probe,

CO,

leads

to

with

filter,

irritation

variety

of

According

to

effectiveness

in the workplace.

All models dispersive measure

in decreased

use a unique non-

infrared CO,,

technology

which, according

the company, improves

indoor

to

measuring and

sampling

products

or

duct

TSI product

outputs

that

Contact:

linked

to

existing systems. According designed

for

to the company it is conference

rooms,

office spaces,

and hospitals.

levels

near Both

to BIRAL’s

range.

BIRAL,

Portishead,

auditoria, classrooms, laboratories

gas

are additions

version and has analogue be

in

it is ideal for

appliances.

mounted

can

company,

flue gas concentrations

is

a wall

environments. the

air quality,

combustion

as

steel

addition to being used to monitor

accuracy of the reading. The Q-Stat available

Each

maki ng it easy to use in a

to

the overall

(SO,). stainless

a liquid/particulate

headaches, fatigue, nausea and throat cuhninating

of

CO,,

Nitrogen

model has a flexible

of

that

a variety

gases including

Studies have shown that exposure to levels

with

sensors

gas

it to measure

combustible

is a single

monitor,

PO

Box

Bristol;

2,

BS20

7JB, UK. Tel: +44 1275 847787; Fax: +44 1275 847303; E-mail: [email protected]

Assessing cleanroom filters A particle analysis scanning electron

X-ray

microscope

electron

(SEM)

determination from jointly

of

cleanroom

the

contamination filters

developed

Scientific Instruments, UK and Oxford

for

has been

by

Hitachi

Wokingham,

Instruments,

UK.

analyser,

a back-scattered

detector, a motorised

Hopasem

has sophisticated

mounted

Samples

Filtration+Separation

are

on a purpose built holder

electron

series

In addition to determining integrity

full elemental

using a signal.

A

analysis is carried out

on each particle and a maximum of

be

the

the

of filters, it can be used to

for

analysis.

are detected

energy

can

particle

and particles

of an S-3000

hour

test the purity of deionised

back-scattered

Consisting

per

software enabling a fully automatic

(Hitachi-Oxford

SEM, with a fully integrated

control

particles

processed.

and an automated beam control, the

The new system is called Hopasem Particle Analyser).

500

stage

semiconductor

Information

water

industry.

is clearly displayed on a

particle. A comprehensive

reporting

system is also provided.

Finally, if

required,

results

into Excel.rM

Contact:

Hitachi

Instruments,

Road,

Hogwood Lane Industrial

Estate,

Finchampstead,

batch details,

RG40 4QQz UK.

and

elemental

information

for

information and

the

shape selected

ScientiLfic

7 Ivanhoe

monitor, with separate windows for particle

can be exported

Wokingham,

Tel: +44 118 932 9835; Fax: +44 1 I8 932 8779.

March

2000

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