Water Quality A Key Factor In PV Manufacturing

Water Quality a Key Factor in PV Manufacturing

  • August 7, 2015

With supply exceeding demand, producing the silicon panels for photovoltaic (PV) power generation has been an intensely competitive business for several years. There are however reports that a turnaround is underway. Solar industry observers like Greentech Media (GTM) state that with capacity growing only slowly, manufacturers are beginning to see signs of better margins ahead.

Monitoring Shows Air Quality Is Improving

Monitoring Shows Air Quality is Improving

  • July 29, 2015

For most of us, the air we breathe is cleaner now than it was a decade ago. That’s good news, but it does depend on where you live. The American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2015 “State of the Air” report says, “Nearly 138.5 million people—almost 44 percent of the nation—live where pollution levels are too often dangerous to breathe.” The situation is especially bad in the western USA, with many urban areas in California suffering high levels of air pollution.

Hydrogen From Sunlight

Hydrogen From Sunlight

  • July 15, 2015

Gas producer, Air Products (AP), recently unveiled a solar-powered hydrogen fueling station. Their SmartFuel® technology uses electrolysis to make hydrogen from water, so providing fuel cell vehicles with power that’s truly ‘green.’

Beauty Lasers: A Hot Market In Need Of Cooling

Beauty Lasers: A Hot Market in Need of Cooling

  • June 18, 2015

Every year more and more people voluntarily expose themselves to intense laser light. Lasers surround us at work and home, but they can be dangerous, so why would so many choose to do this? Two reasons: vanity and cost. Laser treatments, usually delivered in a clinic or spa setting, are an effective way of rejuvenating aging or damaged skin. They’re also cheaper than the more invasive alternatives. As a result, the market for these lasers is growing rapidly.

Application Spotlight: Automatic Spray Systems

Application Spotlight: Automatic Spray Systems

  • June 11, 2015

Mosquito Misting Systems

Summer is here, and with the long days and rising temperatures come the mosquitos. The top months for mosquito presence are June, July and August and no one is safe from mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus. It’s time to protect your home and yourself, but how do you get rid of them?

Change of Epoxy Notification

  • June 1, 2015

To All Affected Customers:

Affected Products: All ChemTec Flow Monitors, Flow Meters and Excess Flow Valves

Effective Date: July 1, 2015

ChemTec will be making a change in the epoxy material which will affect a visual change in the appearance of some products (most noticeably in the LPH Series of flow monitors, see pictures). Please see the accompanying documentation for epoxy specifications. Most products the epoxy change will not be noticeable.

Matching the Material to the Application

  • May 27, 2015

Your company’s reputation depends on how your products perform in-service, and their performance depends on choosing the right material for each component. Use PVC when the application demands stainless steel and you risk failure. Conversely, use stainless when it’s not necessary and you may price your product out of the market.

Application Spotlight: Ozone & Medical

  • May 14, 2015

Now that the hole in the ozone layer is starting to heal, (according to a UNEP press release,) this intriguing molecule has dropped out of the headlines. It’s a pity because ozone’s ability to protect us goes beyond blocking solar ultraviolet radiation.

Ozone (O3) is the three-atom form of oxygen. Whereas the two-atom form is found in the air we breathe, ozone_moleculethe third atom creates a molecule that reacts with almost everything it touches. That makes it a powerful disinfectant, able to destroy bacteria and other toxins. It also means it’s unstable, quickly breaking down to breathable O2. As a result, there’s no ozone distribution industry as there is for other gases. Instead it must be generated at the place where it’s needed.

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