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STEM Journey: Spacelab to Zero G

1.Introduction a.The first “STEM Journey” was held at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, MA on Saturday March 29, 2014, as a stand-alone event, to demonstrate to students from K-12 that the fields of science, technology, engineering and math can be both fun and interesting. This was a follow-up event to the award-winning National Chemistry Week event that was hosted by the Boy Scouts in collaboration with the American Chemical Society Northeastern Local Section and the Environmental Chemistry Division. b. The organizing committee for this event included professional affiliations: Eben Franks, Event Chair, Dr. Jack Driscoll (Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society NESACS/Cape Cod Science Cafe and PID Analyzers), Nancy Gifford (Board Member, Cape & Islands Boy Scouts of America) , Kristina Ieardi (Cape Cod Community College), Jennifer Maclachlan (ENVR/NESACS/Cape Cod  Science CafĂ© and PID Analyzers), Michael Riley (Cape & Islands Boy Scouts of America) , Denni…

Real time air monitoring system for personnel protection at a TCA cleanup site

Real time air monitoring system for personnel protection at a trichloroethane cleanup site


1,1,1 Trichloroethanehas been used as a solvent in industry, in home cleaning products and as a fumigant. We are involved in the development of a real time monitoring system for the cleanup of a closed chemical plant that had manufactured 1,1,1 trichloroethane (TCA). More precisely, we were concerned with minimizing the exposure of personnel and neighbors during this cleanup.

Continuous Analyzer Requirements

The analyzer is capable of measuring TCA down to low ppm levels, should require a minimum of maintenance, be able to run for a minimum of 50 hours/week on batteries, produce a 4-20 mA output, and be in a weather proof enclosure. The PID Analyzers Model 112 meets all those requirements. The ionization potential of TCA is 10.70 eV. As a result, we would need an 11.7 eV lamp for this application. The lifetime of the 11.7 lamp is 600-800 hours of continuous operation. If the lamp is on for 8 hours …

SCHB offers networking opportunities and benefits for small chemical businesses

Presented at the Fall ACS National Meeting in San Francisco 2014
Title:SCHB offers networking opportunities and benefits for small chemical businesses

Abstract Body: In our thirty-fourth year, our mission remains the same: to aid in the formation, development and growth of small chemical businesses. We do this by continuously providing relevant programming and social events at ACS national and regional meetings for attendees who currently own and operate their own small chemical businesses as well as for those who are considering it. In 2012, SCHB began entrepreneurial programming with the Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPACS), Northeastern (NESACS), and Georgia Local Sections. In 2013, with the assistance of an ACS IPG, SCHB arranged programming at other scientific society meetings, including AAAS, APS, and CLEO. In 2014, in collaboration with PROF, we hosted networking lunches for our speakers, member, and other interested persons. In 2015, SCHB will sponsor several symposia at Pacifiche…

#AIHce 2014: The @pidgirl Experience

I arrived to San Antonio late night on Sunday evening June 1, 2014, after midnight. First thing in the morning, I headed to the FEDEX office in the hotel, to pick up my banner stand and portable analyzers to show at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo AIHce expo and proceeded straight to booth setup. Within no time I had it looking like this:


During booth setup, I found an American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety friend, Russ Pfifer of WC Environmental. It's great to see other folks who are involved with both the American Chemical Society and the American Industrial Hygiene Association like we are.
My first day at the expo was awesome. I forgot how much I enjoy booth duty and connecting face-to-face with clients and prospective customers. The last time we exhibited at an industry trade show was in 2011 at bothPittcon and AIHce.You'll see us, HNU PID Analyzers, exhibiting at these two trade shows in 2015 after the positive experience we had…

I'm attending Social Media Success Summit~The largest online social media conference

I'm looking forward to enhancing my social media skill set by attending this online conference! Share with friends and colleagues interested in discovering how to use social media to attract and engage quality customers, and quickly grow your business. #SMSS14