The Marvel of Total Sulfur Analyzer

A sulfur analysis is essential in petrochemical industries and industrial processes involving compounds of sulfur. Total sulfur analyzer plays the critical role of measuring the content of sulfur in substances such as natural gas, and other compounds.


Features of a sulfur analyzer

A total sulfur analyzer is able to detect a wide range of sulfur compounds in different samples without interference from other compounds eliciting similar behavior with sulfur. The central feature of a sulfur analyzer is the oxidization furnace that supports conversion of sulfur compounds present in the sample to Sulfur (IV) Oxide, water and Sulfur (II) Oxide. The spectrophotometer present in some analyzers serves to determine the overall concentration of sulfur (II) oxide. A stack of packed columns located immediately before the entry vents separate the mixture into manageable individual components that are eventually fed into a photometric detector. The photometric detector acts as a measuring chamber for traces of sulfur.


Benefits of using total sulfur analyzer

In any gas analysis, accuracy and precision are of paramount importance. Total sulfur analyzers, therefore, eliminate hazardous effects and fatalities brought about when sulfur gets in wrong places. Besides, the analyzer eliminates the analysis errors that can give rise to the hazards by maintaining the highest degree of accuracy possible compared to other sulfur determination methods. Another thing that makes total sulfur analyzer advantageous is that lead acetate based detection system in some analyzers provide an interference-free output of high accuracy.


Choosing an appropriate total sulfur analyzer

A great total sulfur analyzer should be able to measure utmost five times the indicated range. The analyzer should have the capability to resist unwanted interferences from other compounds that mimic sulfur compounds and ensure the highest degree of accuracy at the same time. The power consumption should be put into consideration as well. An average total sulfur analyzer should use less power and extended running life of at least 60 days if it is using a rechargeable battery. Mains powered total sulfur analyzer need to consume fewer power units. The best analyzers have the output range of between 0-5ppm and 0-100ppm. The calibration checks should be only required every 3 to 6 months.


Sulfur poisoning is a menace in a lot of industrial processes that deal with sulfur compounds to produce other useful substances. This tends to cost companies a lot of money. The total sulfur analyzer has proved to be a really useful tool in mitigating the effects of sulfur poisoning by measuring determining its amount in ingredient compounds.

Water filters for healthy water

Water is one of our most abundant natural resources. Water filters are used to provide us with good quality water. However not all filters are created equal. So what we are in need of is a good quality water that meets our health requirements.

So what is good quality water for human consumption, you ask?

Good quality water is water that has been stripped of all it’s harmful contaminants such as chlorine, lead, VOC,(volatile organic chemicals) THM,(trihalomethanes) cryptosporidium, giardia, MTBE,(Methyl-t-butyl ether) and flouride.

According to the World Health Orgainization, we must be careful not to remove natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium in the process. The WHO states, “drinking water should contain minimum levels of certain essential minerals.” This statement was made after they completed a multi-year study that indicated that a minimal amount of natural minerals were necessary to avoid any mineral deficencies.

So the first step to finding the right water filter for your needs is to find out about the water you are dealing with. Water from different parts of the country can have different amounts of bacteria, pesticides, clorine and flouride. Check out the EPA reports about the public water in your area.

Aquasana is a great water filter to be used for kitchen, bath and drinking. I recommend this filter because it removes chlorine lead, VOC, THM, cryptosporidium, giardia, MTBE and leaves behind natural minerals that our bodies need. The only downside is that it only removes about 40% of the flouride.

If you would like to take the filtration process a step further, then I would recommend a reverse osmosis filter. This is a great filter for making drinking water because it removes almost everything, including the flouride.

The down side is that it also removes the natural minerals that our bodies need. Some brands counter this with mineral cartridges that put minerals back into the water after it has been filtered.

Another option would be to take a good vitamin and mineral supplement.

I would also recommend reverse osmosis for hydroponically growing organic fruits and vegetables. Good clean water stripped of everything including minerals will give you ultimate control over what nutrition your plants recieve.

Some of the larger reverse osmosis systems can even be used for filtration of large amounts of seawater for public consumption.

Ionized water continues to take the process a step further by ionizing the particles in the water to give it a higher PH. Alkaline water has many health benefits. Depending on your water source your water may need to be sent through reverse osmosis before being remineralized and ionized. I would recommend this process for making your own healthy drinking water.

Welcome to Natural Hair Care Resources

‘Natural’ and ‘organic’ is suddenly become very fashionable. The reason for this tends to be consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the health advantages of going natural rather than going with man-made products. The aim of this article is to highlight the problems associated with chemical based shampoos and the advantages of natural hair care for both the hair and your general well-being.

Side effects of chemicals in shampoos

The first thing to mention is that many chemicals contained in shampoos can strip the natural oils from the hair. This can cause hair to become damaged by impurities, looking lifeless and becoming dry and brittle which leads to split ends and breakage.

Secondly, some chemicals included in shampoos do leave hair looking fabulous but can also actually cause irritation to the scalp. This can lead to itching, dryness and flaking which appears as dandruff. In some cases on sensitive scalps, it can even cause an allergic reaction such as welts forming and hair loss.

It is important to remember that the skin is porous, so anything applied to it, even if it was intended for the hair, will penetrate the skin and be absorbed into the body. Most chemicals are recognised as toxins by the body and are not naturally absorbed into the body.

Pure ingredients of natural shampoos

Natural shampoos on the other hand contain pure ingredients and therefore are less harsh on the hair and scalp. There are a variety of ingredients which may be included in organic shampoos which have beneficial properties. Aloe vera helps to strengthen the hair and reduces hair lose caused by damage. Hemp is added to natural shampoo to reduce hair loss whilst conditioning the hair. Coconut oil also strengths and conditions the hair whilst giving a pleasant aroma. Soy protein is used to hydrate the hair whilst honey locks the moisture in to give it a glossy shine.

Rock salt is sometimes added to a natural shampoo as it has natural cleansing properties whilst tea tree oil helps to unclog blocked hair follicles – both of which reduce dullness. Vitamin E in organic shampoos has antioxidant properties which protect the hair from damage caused by free radicals whilst vitamin B5 can even help reduce grey hairs from occurring. Chamomile is often used in natural shampoos to soothe the scalp and prevent flaking in the form of dandruff. Finally various citrus and floral extracts are used to give the hair a gorgeous fresh fragrance.

So next time your looking to buy a shampoo, have a good look at the label to check that the ingredients are natural or organic. It’ll not only benefit your hair but also your scalp overall health and well-being.