The company ABLE Instruments & Controls, Ltd. opens a new manufacturer approved Jerome calibration and repair facility in the UK.
Arizona Instrument LLC has announced that its partner ABLE Instruments & Controls, Ltd., has been authorised to provide calibration and repair services for the analyser of Hydrogen Sulphide Jerome J605 at their facility in the United Kingdom. Jerome J605 customers in Europe can now expect greatly reduced turnaround times for calibrations and repairs, simplified shipping and customs procedures.
As you probably know, we have organized an International Conference about Odours and VOCs Management in Valladolid, Spain, some months ago.
We say "international" cause around 13 countries attended that event, but unfortunately this event was not bilingual (such as the one we did in Chile), but just in Spanish. We apologize for that, and we hope next one is bilingual again.
Saying that, we are very happy to share with you the abstracts of the presentations, and guess what? they are in English! the full article are only available in Spanish for the moment.
A new miniaturized electronic nose (60x60 mm) connected to a smartphone through Bluetooth connection that was presented in this conference has an electronic design similar to other prototypes, but with a smaller size and consumption. The control of the system is based on a microcontroller PIC18F46K80. It includes four miniaturized MOX sensors and an integrated sensor of ambient temperature and humidity with suitable conditioning circuits.
Communications with the smartphone are made using a Low Power Bluetooth Transmitter. An Android application has also been developed to connect to the device and to monitor the measurements. Data processing is performed remotely on a server by sending a request to it and subsequently receiving the output value of a classifier based on neural networks or fuzzy logic calculated on the server.
Jesús Lozano*, Patricia Arroyo, José Ignacio Suárez, José Luis Herrero, José Pedro Santos, Manuel Aleixandre
For the industrial sector, in many occasions it is the directed sources that are the main route of emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. In these cases, the technical recommendations for minimizing the impact of industrial emissions on the environment indicate the chanelling of these emissions for dispersion at some height as a first step towards establishing possible corrective measures.
The emission of these pollutants at a higher altitude, or with a higher gas exit velocity at the focus, minimizes the impact on the environment. Using this principle as a basis, additional propulsion systems have been designed for directed sources. This propulsion is achieved by installing a turbine on the upper exterior of the chimney. In this study, the Calpuff atmospheric dispersion model was used for the evaluation of the improvement in the environmental quality obtained in the surroundings of a chemical industry installation, from the installation of three Eolage (Delamet) propulsion systems, on three chimneys.
Antonio Amo Peña *, Juan Manuel Juárez Galán, Rubén Cerdá Ortiz