What is Nitrogen Dioxide? - ION Science
VOCs
4th June 2020

What is Nitrogen Dioxide?

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are a group of gases made up of oxygen and nitrogen molecules produced from combustion processes. One of the most common nitrogen oxides is nitrogen dioxide (NO2)…
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What is Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)? - ION Science
Air Quality Monitoring
6th April 2020

What is Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is used to describe an illness diagnosed by a collection of acute symptoms while in a particular environment. What are the indicators? Building occupants may complain…
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10 Things to Know About Benzene - ION Science
Benzene detection
3rd April 2020

10 Things to Know About Benzene

According to the ATSDR, the industries and occupations that are likely to be exposed to high levels of benzene include rubber tire manufacturing, coke workers, oil refinery personnel, storage, transport and…
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Detecting Ethanol & Isopropyl Alcohol in Cosmetic Applications - ION Science
Laboratory
26th March 2020

Detecting Ethanol & Isopropyl Alcohol in Laboratories

What is Ethanol? Ethanol, also called alcohol, is a clear, colorless liquid that is used as a principle ingredient in alcoholic beverages, such as beer and wine. Ethanol is a…
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What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)? - ION Science
VOCs
12th March 2020

What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) include a wide range of both natural and synthetic substances that evaporate easily and release molecules into the atmosphere. VOCs are chemical compounds where one of…
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Benzene: What are the Origins and Health Effects?
Benzene detection
7th February 2020

Benzene: What are the Origins and Health Effects?

Benzene is a colorless, highly flammable liquid with a sweet odor. It is used throughout various industries to create other chemicals, such as styrene and cumene, and is used in…
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Hazardous Materials & Gases in Industrial Processes - ION Science
Emission monitoring
24th January 2020

Hazardous Materials & Gases in Industrial Processes

According to the EPA, hazardous materials and gases are defined as those that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment. Hazardous materials and gases can be found throughout…
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Detecting Toluene for Workplace Safety - ION Science
Air Quality Monitoring
27th August 2019

Detecting Toluene for Workplace Safety

Toluene is a clear, colorless liquid with a distinctive odor. The major use of toluene is as a mixture added to gasoline to improve octane ratings. The substance is also…
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Detecting Methyl Bromide - ION Science
Farming
20th August 2019

Detecting Methyl Bromide

Methyl bromide is used as a fumigant and pesticide and is highly toxic. Exposure to methyl bromide may occur during fumigation activities, studies indicate that the lungs may be severely…
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Toxic Gas Monitoring in the Semiconductor Industry - ION Science
Semiconductor Industry
26th July 2019

Toxic Gas Monitoring in the Semiconductor Industry

Reliable and accurate gas detection and monitoring systems are an essential element in the semiconductor industry, as they ensure the plant’s safety system. Managing gas hazards effectively and efficiently, toxic…
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VOC Detection in the Construction Industry - ION Science
ConstructionTiger
4th June 2019

VOC Detection in the Construction Industry

In the construction industry, various building materials can become a source of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.  From insulation to wood panels, numerous construction building materials emit toxic compounds. Pollutants…
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VOC Detection for Efficient and Safer Aviation Application - ION Science
Aviation Industry
15th May 2019

VOC Detection for Efficient and Safer Aviation Applications

The detection of toxic and combustible gases, such as helium, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide, in aviation applications is vital for safety and economic conditions. A large percentage of…
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Gas Detection
9th May 2019

The Role of Gas Detection in the Food & Beverage Industry

Various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other gases, including carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide, may be present in significant levels throughout many stages of food and beverage preparation.  Residues of…
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MVI mercury vapour indicator
25th April 2019

Mercury Vapor Detection in the Automotive Industry

According to studies, automobiles are one of the nation’s largest sources of toxic mercury vapor and emissions. Properly contained and controlled, mercury can be used safely. However, high levels of…
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PSC 2019 - ION Science
Exhibitions
16th April 2019

Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC) 2019 Trade Show

ION Science will be in Banff, CA on April 30-May 2 at the Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC) 2019. We will be located in Booth #8 with H2 Solutions. Come connect…
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Fixed vs. Portable Gas Detection - ION Science
Gas Detection
5th April 2019

Fixed vs. Portable Gas Detection

Workplace air quality hinges on two requirements: the proper assessment of existing or potential atmospheric conditions, and the implementation of procedures to eliminate and maintain safe workplace conditions. Ultimately, the…
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The Effects of Humidity on Indoor Air Quality - ION Science
Air Quality Monitoring
28th March 2019

The Effects of Humidity on Indoor Air Quality

Relative humidity refers to the percentage of water vapor in the air at a given temperature, compared with water vapor that the air is capable of holding at that temperature. …
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Gas Detection
22nd March 2019

ITC Tank Fire Lesson: VOC Detection is Essential

Due to an ITC eight-tank fire that burned for three days, elevated levels of benzene encompass Deer Park, Texas and surrounding areas. An ITC employee that was monitoring the area…
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Benzene-Specific Monitors for Ultimate Worksite Safety - ION Science
Titan Fixed Benzene Specific Detector
14th March 2019

Benzene-Specific Monitors for Ultimate Worksite Safety

In many industries, workers are often faced with hazardous atmospheric conditions, including the exposure to benzene. Because this colorless chemical compound can be quick-moving, it’s imperative to utilize benzene-specific detectors…
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The Role of PID Sensors in First Response - ION Science
Site investigationPID Sensor
8th February 2019

The Role of PID Sensors in First Response

When a hazardous materials response team, or first response team, arrives at the scene of an accident, there are many unknowns regarding its condition and first responders need to approach…
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