Posts Tagged ‘carbon dioxide’

Arsine Gas Detection and Monitoring

Arsine, also known as arsenic hydride or AsH3, is a colorless, flammable, super toxic gas with a mild garlic odor at higher doses; and is odorless at lower levels. This super toxic gas is formed when arsenic comes in contact with an acid. Arsine vapor is heavier than air, making it more likely to settle…

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Areas Requiring Continuous Carbon Dioxide Monitoring

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an invisible gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the human respiratory system; humans breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2. Small levels of this gas are harmless, however, larger amounts create a toxic atmosphere for nearby personnel. In indoor spaces with limited ventilation, the dropping of oxygen levels can cause…

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Detecting and Monitoring Hazardous Gases in Landfills

Landfill gases are produced when bacteria break down organic waste, producing objectionable odors and toxic gases that move through soil and collect in nearby buildings. The gases produced include ammonia, sulfides, methane, carbon dioxide, and other various gases.  The number of gases present in the environment depends on the type of waste decomposing in the…

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How Often Should Methane Emissions Be Monitored?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the largest contributor to global warming, however, methane (CH4) emissions and its impact on the environment should not be overlooked. Although methane does not remain in the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide, it’s much more potent in the short term. Studies indicate methane is 28 times more effective in retaining…

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Toxic Gas Monitoring in Agriculture

Three brothers trapped in a manure pit, fixing a manure pump before they passed out from fumes, on their livestock farm have died. Rescue teams found the men unconscious and unable to move in the pit Tuesday, August 10th in the afternoon. Authorities identified the victims as Gary, Todd and Brad Wuebker. All three were…

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Gas Detection for Wastewater Applications

There are several important factors to consider when choosing the right gas detection technology for water and wastewater treatment plants. The ideal detector will be simple to operate and maintain and provide reliable and accurate results. Wastewater treatment generates flammable and toxic gases including methane and hydrogen sulfide. Oxygen enrichment and ozone are also hazards…

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Portable Gas Detection Solutions in Food and Beverage

The food and beverage industry handles different gases for a variety of applications such as carbonization and refrigeration. These gases are undetectable to the human eye and are often odorless, causing exposure and inhalation to result in serious health problems. Monitoring these gases is vital to not only guarantee food quality and hygiene but also…

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Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels - Otis Instruments

Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an invisible gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the human respiratory system; humans breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2. Small levels of this gas are harmless, however larger amounts create a toxic atmosphere for nearby personnel. In indoor spaces with limited ventilation, the dropping of oxygen levels can cause…

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