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Premier Event: Cape Cod Science Cafe Sneak Peek

Here's a Sneak Peek of the Scheduled Presentations at the upcoming Cape Cod Science CafePOSTPONED TO Tuesday March 1, 2011at the Hyannis Golf Club 6:30pm-9pm.

Introduction to the International Year of Chemistry? Presentation by Dr. Morton Hoffman, Councilor, NESACS and IYC Chair, presented by Jennifer Maclachlan:
IYC Presentation Excerpt:

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) are partners for the International Year of Chemistry. The mission of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) is to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs and generating enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry by engaging school age children grades K-12. IYC celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mme. Curie's Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies (the precursor to IUPAC). 

A Scientific P…

What is a Science Cafe?

Cape Cod Science Cafe-An International Year of Chemistry Kick-Off Event - Activities - IYC 2011

Cape Cod Science Cafe-An International Year of Chemistry Kick-Off Event Activity by Jennifer Maclachlan   |   added on Jan 07, 2011   |   United States

What is a Science Cafe?
The mission of a science cafe is to create a social and educational forum where chemists and the general public can meet in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink and offer an educational presentation that engages the public and teaches them about critical issues involving the chemistry, science and technology that impact the local community.

Sponsor(s): NESACS, The Town of Barnstable, The Cape Cod Commission, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and PID Analyzers, LLC
Come to the Cape Cod Science Cafe-An Official International Year of Chemistry Kick-Off Event.

Socialize with neighbors, ACS members, local Twitter folks and learn from a Chemist's perspective how to Protect the Cape Cod Water S…

Cape Cod Science Cafe :: Cape Cod Today :: Cape Cod News and Information

Cape Cod Science Cafe :: Cape Cod Today :: Cape Cod News and Information
Cape Cod Twitter Community: Here is your opportunity to Tweet-up from the Cape Cod Science Cafe. 


PRESENTED AT PITTCON 2008 in New Orleans, LA
John N. Driscoll, Walter Johnson, Pol Perov, Patricia Hogan, Nicholas Hennigan, Brian Muccioli, John Hamm, George Heufelder, and Keith Mroczka
Denitrification of wastewater on Cape Cod is an important process because of the nitrogen problems in this area. As a result, there are a number of denitrification systems in use and are being tested at Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod. The continuous measurement of nitrogen compounds in wastewater is important in determining the long-term effectiveness of control techniques. It is difficult to judge the long-term performance of any system with only grab samples (weekly/biweekly). The continuous systems will send a signal wirelessly to a PC in a nearby trailer that is connected to the internet. The data will be available to Suffolk University, the Town of Barnstable, and the vendor of the wastewater system. The advantage of the wireless system is that built-in diagnostics (calibration, pump, et…

Fast GC Analysis with PID & FUV Detectors for Industrial Hygiene Monitoring at Low ppb Levels

Fast GC Analysis with PID and FUV Detectors for Industrial Hygiene Monitoring at Low ppb Levels by John N. Driscoll, D. Walsh of PID Analyzers and Phil Smith of USDOL OSHA, has been accepted for podium presentation during the 2011 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce), May 14-May 19 in Portland, OR. 

Topic:Air Sampling Instrument Performance    Presentation #:PO 111-1
This  podium presentation is scheduled in the session titled Field Detection, Sampling and Analysis: Real Time Detection Systems, scheduled for Tuesday May 17, 2011 10:30 AM - 10-50 AM.

Objective: Fast Analysis of Gases and Solvents- Industrial Hygienists are typically pushed to provide rapid solutions involving a variety of complex mixtures that threaten workers health.
Methods: Portable Gas chromatography with a photoionization detector (PID),one of the most sensitive detectors for organic compounds, and a Far UV detector (nearly universal detector with ppb detection capability). The detectio…