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9 08, 2017

pH Monitoring for Sugar Processing and Refinement

By |Food & Beverage, pH|

Sugar processing takes a surprising chemical journey. Initial extraction from crop plants such as sugar cane and sugar beets takes out sugars along with other dissolved compounds and fine particles. The juicing process is intended to remove pulp, but small particles will inevitably pass through the pulp screens. These non-sugar components are removed as the [...]

27 07, 2017

Monitoring Rumen pH for Dairy Farm Management

By |Food & Beverage, pH|

Dairy and feedlot management can be more of an art form than a science due to a lack of quantitative feedback in real time. One way of obtaining additional information about ruminant health is through the measurement of its stomach contents. When making alterations to animal management to improve dairy and beef production, pH measurements [...]

12 07, 2017

Conductivity Monitoring for Reverse Osmosis

By |Conductivity|

When running reverse osmosis (RO), operational efficiency is the primary factor of concern. The difference between the rate of water production and applied energy determines the cost of the water produced. Determining when to take the system off-line to conduct routine cleaning and maintenance in order to increase production rates and extend the membrane lifetime [...]

29 06, 2017

Disinfection Methods for Bottled Beverage Production

By |Food & Beverage|

Bottled beverages, whether it’s drinking water or soft drinks, always start with clean, pure water. Because of variability in the taste of municipal drinking water, bottling plants treat water on-site to ensure quality of the final product. All water is disinfected prior to contact with plant equipment, and the equipment itself is disinfected. The water [...]

13 06, 2017

Improving the Electroplating Process using pH Control

By |Electroplating, pH, Wastewater|

Electroplating has many uses ranging from the purely cosmetic to the application of protective coatings. The process, which uses electric current to drive ions towards receptive metal surfaces, is sensitive to multiple key parameters and careful control is crucial to achieving desired plating effects. Several components, including the concentration of ions in the plating bath, [...]

25 05, 2017

Water Innovation Challenge Project

By |Company News, Food & Beverage|

Sensorex is happy to announce the partnership on an exciting project with Pima County’s Southwest Water Campus team to demonstrate potable reuse throughout Arizona. The Pima County Southwest team won the $250,000 New Arizona Prize: Water Innovation Challenge to achieve its plan, which involves brewing beer using reclaimed water. To do this they have constructed [...]

11 05, 2017

Soil Control for Healthy Crops

By |Food & Beverage, pH|

Soil content and quality is a key factor of crop health. Physically, soil material and density affects water infiltration and retention. Chemically, soil pH affects nutrient availability and uptake. Biologically, enzyme content and bacterial content relate to the ability of soil to recycle nutrients and resist disturbance. While some soil characteristics are permanent qualities of [...]

25 04, 2017

How pH Monitoring Can Improve Print and Color Quality of Water-Based Ink

By |pH, Products|

Water based inks for printing have gained traction as an environmentally friendly alternative printing ink. Instead of emitting volatilized chemical solvents, water evaporates from ink leaving behind pigments. Use of water-based inks has been limited due to compatibility with substrate materials, but they are successfully used in a number of applications including printing on paper, [...]

4 04, 2017

Monitoring ORP Plays a Role in Pest Control for Specialty Crop Systems

By |Food & Beverage, ORP, Water Measurement Tips & Tricks|

Sensorex ORP sensors have been adopted by a group of researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz to develop a solution that eliminates the need for toxic chemicals during strawberry production. Over the last decade, Sensorex ORP sensors have monitored oxidation reduction potential, a key soil parameter, in a series of field and [...]

9 03, 2017

Choosing an Industrial pH Sensor

By |pH, Products, Water Measurement Tips & Tricks|

How do you know which industrial pH sensor is the perfect choice for your application? The different number of industrial combination pH sensors out there can be overwhelming. Before making an industrial pH sensor purchase, it is crucial to have a better understanding of your application and the conditions the sensor will be enduring while [...]