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How Mass Flow Controller Can Support The Pharmaceutical Industry

Bronkhorst recently had a customer who needed support with the exact dosing of pharmaceutical excipients. This customer was planning a continuous Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Batch process manufacturing Traditionally, most human pharmaceuticals are manufactured in a step by step batch process with extensive tests between steps to ensure consistent quality and efficacy of the finished medicine. The manufacture of pharmaceuticals is a highly-regulated process with Government agencies inspecting and approving both the process and the facilities where medicines are manufactured. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed for the first time in its history a manufacturer to switch

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Humidification of Fuel Cells

Inside the engine of your car, gasoline reacts directly with oxygen from the air to cause combustion which enables your car to drive. This is the conventional way. Chemical energy is converted into useful mechanical energy. An alternative for this is combustion in an indirect way: a more clean and promising manner using a fuel cell. Oxygen and fuel, such as hydrogen, are fed to each side of the fuel cell, to electromagnetically react inside the cell forming water. As a result, electrons flow through an external circuit powering an electric motor. The chemical energy from the fuel is converted

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Ultrasonic Flow Meters: Top 3 Applications

A few years ago, Bronkhorst expanded its portfolio of liquid flow meters and controllers with a range of ultrasonic flow meters. This Blog looks at the Bronkhorst ES-FLOW Ultrasonic Flow Meter which is used for measuring and dosing small quantities of fluids Nowadays, the ES-FLOW flow meter is used in many different industries. Our main customer markets are the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, analytics, and chemical markets. In this blog, Erwin Eekelder, Product Manager, and Jethro Molenaar, Area Sales Manager share the top 3 applications for an Ultrasonic Flow Meter. Key Features of an Ultrasonic Flow Meter We developed our ultrasonic

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Flow Controllers for Bioreactors

Why is reliability an important mass flow controller parameter for Bioreactors? In bioreactors delicate processes take place to multiply biological materials. These processes contain valuable substances, sometimes even beyond a price tag, as these can be an important step in a new vaccine or treatment. Our commitment to our customers in the biotech industry is to make bioreactors work with reliable and reproducible mass flow controllers. For this blog we interviewed Dion Oudejans and Vincent Hengeveld, Product Managers at Bronkhorst about reliable flow controllers. Reliability refers to the quality of being able to be trusted to do what somebody wants

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Groundwater Remediation Systems

Groundwater Remediation Water remediation is the process of cleaning, sanitizing, and restoring materials where the water damage has occurred. Water damage that is not treated can become hazardous. Mold growth, bacteria, and viruses can occur. Groundwater is water that sits below the ground and saturates the pore space in the subsurface. Around 40% of the world’s drinking water is drawn from groundwater in boreholes and dug wells. This groundwater provides farmers with the water needed to irrigate their crops. Companies use it to manufacture their products. Groundwater contamination can occur from spills during industrial operations, leaking from landfills, and applications

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Lift Station Measurement With The PiloTREK

Lift Stations A wastewater lift station can be a very essential part of wastewater treatment. A lift station is essentially a pumping station that moves wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. A big benefit of using a lift station is the amount of money saved from not having to dig for sewer pipes Our partners at Nivelco had a customer in West Texas that needed continuous measurement of the level in their 30 ft deep wells containing stormwater and trash (during heavy rains, especially in the winter months, large volumes of trash wind up in the lift

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How To Improve Your Gas Chromatography Analysis

What is Gas Chromatography? Gas Chromatography is a commonly used type of Chromatography in analytical chemistry. This is a very effective practice when you need to separate substances of analytical interest. Gas Chromatography uses chromatographic techniques when applying a gas as the mobile phase and a solid or liquid as stationary phases. The principle of Gas Chromatography involves a controlled carrier gas stream that passes through an injector, column, and detector. Then a sample gas is injected for a short period of time, creating a gas sample plug. This is then separated into different gas components across the column. They

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Catalytic treatment of volatile organic compounds

Jean-Francois Lamonier, a lecturer/researcher at the University of Lille, is an expert in the the catalytic treatment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  He leads the ‘Remediation and Catalytic Materials’ (REMCAT) research team in the Laboratory of Catalysis and Solid State Chemistry (UCCS), which specializes in the catalytic removal of atmospheric pollutants emitted by both fixed and mobile  sources (such as factories and vehicles, respectively). In this blog post, he tells us about his research and explains how his team uses measuring instruments and flow controllers. Focus areas for the REMCAT research team REMCAT (Remediation and Catalytic Materials) research team of

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Controlled CO2 supply for algae cultivation

[siteorigin_widget class=”TTrust_Spacer”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Our guest blogger is Dr Jornt Spit. He’s a researcher at the Radius research group at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Belgium, and has a background in biochemistry and biotechnology. The Radius researchers are working on renewable biomass, involving the cultivation of algae and insects that are then processed into valuable raw materials for a bio-based economy. As part of their research activities, they use Bronkhorst mass flow controllers to enable precision flow of carbon dioxide. CO2: a valuable alternative carbon source In recent years, carbon dioxide (CO2) has been steadily attracting attention as

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