Green landscape manufacturer EcoBorder announced the EcoBorder Curb, which combines the strength of stone with the flexibility of rubber. Made in the USA from recycled tires, the EcoBorder Curb retains the desired look of custom stone and concrete borders, but eliminates the drawbacks. Unlike concrete and stone, EcoBorder Curb is not as prone to crack or break due to the core component in recycled tires, which accommodates the contraction and expansion in extreme weather fluctuations. EcoBorder Curb’s innovative design features flexibility, DIY user friendly installation, and easy reconfiguration to accommodate growing plants and landscape changes.
The Witte Company
Process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co. has unveiled remote monitoring and control on its line of vibrating fluid bed dryers, coolers, dewaterers, pellet classifiers, conveyors, and other equipment. Controlled remotely with a dedicated PLC HMI, the remote desktop capability allows process engineers to start and stop batch and continuous operations, adjust their parameters, and check process conditions such as air temperature, airstream velocity, and retention time in real time while away from the processing line. This is ideal for water/wastewater, food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, and other processors with multiple facilities worldwide and/or those operating in controlled environments.
GEA 2H BIOdek® Vertical Flow Fill
The foils for the BIOdek® fills are extruded directly from the molten mass, free from stress and with uniform finish. The unique welding process developed to assemble the PP foils into blocks provides an environmentally friendly solution, eliminating the need for harmful solvents. The foils are manufactured in a range of flute sizes such that once the blocks are assembled, different specific surface areas are available to provide efficient treatment for BOD and ammonia reduction while preventing any fouling from the suspended solids in the influent. GEA Heat Exchanges (Bochum, Germany), is exhibiting its 2H products for the municipal and industrial markets at the WEFTEC® 2013 conference, Oct. 7-9 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
For information, contact GEA Heat Exchangers Inc., 2H Water Technologies, 14151 Interdrive West, Houston, TX 77032, phone 281-227-7900, www.gea.com.
Electro-Chemical Devices, Inc.
Seawater Dechlorination Analyzer
The Model DCA-23 Seawater Dechlorination Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a low maintenance measurement solution that requires no chemicals to monitor seawater chlorine levels accurately in a wide range of industrial process and municipal water treatment applications.
Seawater has multiple process industry uses, including heat exchange systems at LNG terminals, oil/gas refineries, electric power plants and SWAC systems (salt water air conditioning) in commercial buildings. The DCA-23 is a single-purpose analyzer that monitors chlorine in seawater from 0.0 to 2.00 ppm. It features an economical, low-maintenance design that requires no chemicals.
The analyzer measures the pH, temperature, and Total Residual Oxidant (TRO) of seawater and converts them into an equivalent ppm chlorine value, which is displayed to conform with existing conventions. It features a minimum detection limit (MDL) of 0.014 ppm and a limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.044 ppm, making the DCA-23 Analyzer suitable for monitoring in environments with the most stringent dechlorination regulations.
The DCA-23 features three sensors, pH, TRO and temperature. The pH sensor measures from 0-14 pH, the TRO sensor measures from ±1500 mV and the temperature sensor measures from 0-100°C. The DCA-23 with its tri-parameter monitoring, is the ideal seawater chlorine analyzer for a wide range of applications.
Supercritical Fluid Technologies Inc.
SFT-10 High Pressure Carbon Dioxide Pump
Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. introduces the completely self-contained SFT-10 Liquid Carbon Dioxide Pump, and advanced Peltier (thermoelectric) technology that can achieve high pressure without the need for an external cooling bath.
The pump can deliver carbon dioxide at pressures up to 10,000 psi (69 MPa) at flow rates from 0.01 to 24.0 ml/min. These characteristics make the SFT-10 an ideal pump for use in supercritical fluid extraction, and a variety of other high pressure applications, including supercritical fluid reaction chemistry and chromatography.
The SFT-10 utilizes reliable, dual sapphire syringe pump technology to achieve high pressures rapidly. The Peltier chiller has superior cooling capability. It maintains the temperature at the pump heads low enough to ensure the carbon dioxide remains liquid.
The standard operating mode is “constant pressure” where the pump will maintain a pressure set point. An optional constant flow mode, from 0.01 to 24.0 ml/min., is available.
The SFT-10 may be acquired as a stand alone CO2 pump or used as part of Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ SFT-110 / SFT-110XW Supercritical Fluid Extractors.
Until now those wanting outdoor air quality information have been limited to using diffusion tubes which are variable in accuracy and unable to give real-time data or optical reference analysers, which lack portability and are hugely expensive. The S500 ENV meets the need for accurate real-time air quality information in a portable lightweight package that is easily affordable for short term studies, hot-spot monitoring, and taking intermittent measurements.
The S500 ENV comes equipped with a lithium battery capable of 8 hours continuous operation before charging is required, and can log over 8,100 measurements – more than enough for a full day in the field. Customers can choose from a range of interchangeable sensor heads including nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ozone, hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, and VOCs. A simple to use software package lets them download and manipulate data on their PC. And by adding the water and dust proof enclosure, the S500 ENV can be left in situ for a number of days, allowing for trend data to be captured.
Fluid Components International
FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor
Process or analytical instrumentation engineers looking for a flow verification solution for their process analyzer sampling systems, the Model FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) meets the requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 compliant service.
FCI’s SIL 2 compliance rating for the FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor has been documented in a failure analysis report with FMEDA techniques by the accredited certification body exida. The FS10A has been classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of 0.
The product ensures continuous reliability and requires virtually no maintenance, featuring a precision flow sensor element with no moving parts to foul, clog, or maintain. Unlike alternative technologies, such as magnetic floats, capillary bypass, or rotameters, the FS10A has no cavities, orifices, or dead-legs that can trap fluids and lead to contaminated samples, which preserves sample integrity and provides faster system sampling times.
The monitor is ideal for use with nearly all types of process and emissions sampling systems, including gas chromatographs (GCs), mass spectrometers, optical spectrometers, photometers, and others.
The FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor outputs include a 1A relay settable for NO or NC operation and with user-settable for failsafe, hysteresis and/or time delay, and a 4-20mA analog output for trending. In addition to SIL 2 compliance, agency approvals for the FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor include FM, FMc, ATEX and IECEx for hazardous location installations.
Spill Preparedness Control Center
Andax Industries LLC has a new patent on its color-coded Spill Preparedness Control Center (SPCC). The color-coded labeling system of the SPCC ensures the correct Spill Pac will be used every time. This system consists of four Spill Pacs with unique color-coded labeling with matching color-coded equipment labels. Potential leak sources can be identified by placing color-coded labels on equipment before a spill or leak occurs. In the event of a spill, just grab the matching color-coded Pac for the equipment label to have the exact sorbents and pads needed to contain and clean up the spill or leak. The SPCC System includes four vacuum-packed Spill Pacs: The orange Combo Pac, yellow Chemical & Hazmat Pac, blue Oil & Oil-Based Pac and the pink Battery Pac. Each Pac will contain or clean up to a 10 gallon spill.
World Water Works, Inc.
DEMON Nitrogen Removal Treatment System
World Water Works’ DEMON treatment system for removal of nitrogen from wastewater provides reliable performance and numerous benefits over traditional nitrification-denitrification systems, making it ideal for municipal and industrial clients that have wastewater streams with high ammonia concentrations.
A DEMON system can play an important role in wastewater treatment energy self-sufficiency, reducing costs, and optimizing any wastewater facility’s footprint. Other major benefits include reductions in ammonia load to the main treatment process, reduced sludge handling volumes, and less greenhouse gas production. More than thirty systems are currently operational using the patented DEMON technology, which was based on extensive academic, lab, field pilot, and full-scale experience.
The DEMON system features ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB), which convert half the ammonia to nitrite. A second anaerobic biological process uses Anammox bacteria to convert the combination of nitrite and remaining ammonia directly into nitrogen gas. This system reduces energy requirements by 60 percent, eliminates the need for all chemicals, and produces 90 percent less sludge. The system also features a low carbon footprint – the anaerobic process actually consumes carbon dioxide. The true key to the process success is the patented control strategy and patent pending biomass separation device that enriches the specialized slowly growing biomass. This enhances process robustness and treatment capacity.
World Water Works, Inc.
www RESOURCE DAF
World Water Works, Inc. announces the availability of its new www/RESOURCE DAF, a next generation dissolved air flotation (DAF) system that handles flows from 5,000 to 8,000 gallons per minute (gpm) and is ideal for industries ranging from food processing, to desalination pretreatment, to textiles, to petroleum, and beyond. Pilot treatment plants are available and thorough bench testing and pilot treatability studies are conducted to guarantee results.
With a high total dissolved solids (TDS) and saltwater tolerance, www/RESOURCE DAF provides the flexibility to outperform traditional DAFs and ensure longevity. Heavy duty durable polypropylene construction allows operation over a wide temperature range and pH range of 2-13, so the system offers tremendous treatment flexibility. The system’s design guarantees low operational and maintenance costs. Consistent and reliable performance ensures compliance with government regulations.
The www/RESOURCE DAF system uses DAG (Dissolved Air Generator) technology, which allows the removal of fine insoluble materials by generating 5-12 micron bubbles, the finest in the industry. The DAG system achieves saturation efficiencies that approach 100 percent at low energy consumption. This performance has been documented through upgrades of existing systems that show the new DAG technology improves performance while reducing energy costs by more than 50 percent.
Boemar Products, Inc.
As there is a great concern about the environmental impact of pouring toxic chemicals into the water supply, DRAIN-FX delivers an effective green alternative within the drain cleaning product category. DRAIN-FX is a hydro-mechanical drain cleaning device that uses simple tap water and clever engineering to create a powerful pressure washer, which breaks down clogs and flushes them away.
The DRAIN-FX by Boemar Products, Inc. was designed by a licensed plumber to fit taps with removable aerators and will inevitably surpass any other drain cleaning product currently available. DRAIN-FX comes with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price.
Water-Cone Flow Meter
McCrometer’s Wafer Cone’s new direct mount configuration minimizes installation labor while ensuring accuracy. Direct mounting the transmitter eliminates impulse lines, which not only lowers installation costs but also reduces potential leak points by more than 50 percent. Simple plug-and-play mounting ensures the meter is installed correctly the first time and eliminates a potential source of flow measurement errors.
The Wafer-Cone Flow Meter is ideal for gas or liquid service in line sizes from 1 to 6 inches. The meter’s flangeless design makes installation fast and easy, while the interchangeable cone offers flexibility to accommodate changing flow conditions without the need for recalibration. When flow conditions change over time, the cone can be removed and replaced with a cone at a different beta ratio eliminating the need to buy a new meter.
Space-saving and field-proven, the Wafer-Cone Flow Meter can be installed virtually anywhere in a piping system or be easily retrofit into an existing piping layout. No moving parts, virtually no maintenance, and an economical price make it ideal for applications including: natural gas wellheads, CO2 and water injection, gas lift, compressor anti-surge, fuel gas, separator discharge, biogas reactors, cooling systems, plant HVAC, process gas lines, and more.
The product’s design features a centrally-located cone inside a tube, which interacts with the fluid flow and reshapes the velocity profile to create a lower pressure region immediately downstream. The pressure difference exhibited between the static line pressure and the low pressure created downstream of the cone can be measured via two pressure sensing taps. One tap is placed slightly upstream of the cone and the other is located downstream of the cone. The pressure difference can then be incorporated into a derivation of the Bernoulli equation to determine the fluid flow rate.
Flexible Composite Pipe Coupling
Victaulic’s Style 171 flexible composite pipe coupling is an engineered composite coupling for use where corrosive conditions exist. Ideal for reverse osmosis (RO) skids in vertical and horizontal installations, the Style 171 enables quick and simple installation and provides substantial gains in productivity.
Featuring Victaulic installation-ready technology, the Style 171 eases and speeds installation. The Style 171 does not require disassembly prior to installation; the coupling is simply pushed onto the pipe end as a fully assembled unit and tightened using standard hand tools. The coupling’s design reduces labor hours to complete system installation, eliminates loose components that could be dropped or lost, and reduces installation clearance requirements.
The Style 171 creates a flexible pipe joint, accommodating expansion, contraction, and deflection in the piping system. The injection molded engineered composite housing offers corrosion and UV resistance, and is lighter in weight than ductile iron and stainless steel couplings.
The Style 171 coupling can be used to join standard roll- or cut-grooved PVC and cut-grooved HDPE pipe, and can also be used on stainless steel and FRP. The Style 171 is available in 1½ to 4-inch (40 to 100 millimeter) sizes, and can withstand pressures of up to 150 psi (1,034 kPa), depending on pipe material and wall thickness.
ALLU Stabilization System
The ALLU Stabilization System is a quick, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solution that increases the strength and dynamic stiffness of soft soil in order to improve its engineering characteristics and to remediate contaminated soil.
Mass stabilization is a fast and cost-effective method for hardening soft ground by adding binder into the soil. Different types of clay, peat, slurry and other soft ground materials can be transformed into a solid layer by using the mass stabilization method, which can also be used for processing and encapsulating contaminated materials. ALLU Stabilization System consists of three devices: pressure feeder, power mixing unit and control system.
ALLU Group offers a complete line of technologically advanced screening, crushing, windrow turning, soil stabilizing and compacting equipment and attachments for the asphalt, compost, environmental, recycling, green waste, demolition, and pipeline industries.
Bionomic Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of proven air pollution abatement, product, and heat recovery technologies, has announced the first major breakthrough NOx control chemistry for a wide range of scrubber system operations and applications.
Unlike typical NOx sulfide/caustic control chemistry, low toxicity BIONOxSOLVER will not liberate flammable and dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas at pH use conditions and its special proprietary formulation of powerful nitrogen dioxide reducing agents can achieve over 33% greater removal efficiency with a simple addition to caustic.
Typical applications include removal of nitrogen dioxide emissions from catalyst calcining and preparation, precious metals dissolving, acid dipping and pickling of metals, silicon wafer and circuit board etching, nitrite and nitrate chemical production, medicinal production, nitric acid storage and purging, and nitrogen dioxide removal.