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2011-12-19 13:18:54

The main problem associated with measuring the effects of fire on materials lies in the temperature of the flames, which reaches over 1000 ºC and can obscure the actual temperature of the material. In addition, there is the problem of the high concentration of gasses (CO2, H2O and others), which makes it difficult to obtain clear images of the sample being subjected to fire. In order to solve this problem, the UC3M scientists who developed this method used a measurement that utilizes the...

2011-07-13 08:11:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a leading developer of MEMS, laser and FTIR spectroscopy sensors, announced today that Jeff Sherman has joined the company as its new Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Jeff will lead all sales activities at Block, as the company aggressively pursues the introduction of its Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) based handheld and portable spectrometers for detection and identification of chemical threats. Petros Kotidis, CEO of...

2011-04-21 14:43:59

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered how fat, oil and grease (FOG) can create hardened deposits in sewer lines: it turns into soap! The hardened deposits, which can look like stalactites, contribute to sewer overflows. "We found that FOG deposits in sewage collection systems are created by chemical reactions that turn the fatty acids from FOG into, basically, a huge lump of soap," says Dr. Joel Ducoste, a professor of civil, construction and environmental...

2011-04-04 09:18:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a leading developer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based spectrometers, announced today that Michael L. Bickford, of Vero Beach, Florida, has made a major equity investment and has become a Director. Daniel J. Cavicchio, Jr., Executive Chairman, said: "I am very pleased that Michael has decided to join our company. Block is now positioned to expand its commercial markets and is prepared for rapid growth, which fits with...


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