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Falling Oil Price Forces Operators to Find Cost Savings in Water Management

by Biolargo, Inc.  (Nov. 20, 2015)

When oil prices were 80 to 100 dollars per barrel, water management costs were high, but they were tolerable when money was flowing profitably. However, as today’s falling price nears 40 dollars, water related costs are still high and only exacerbate widespread industry losses. The 150 US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal ...

Partech Case Study: Effluent Water Quality Monitoring at an Open Case Coal Site

by Partech (Electronics) Ltd.  (Nov. 16, 2015)

Merthyr Tydfil in Wales is home to the massive Ffos-y-fran land reclamation scheme by Millar Argent, where over 10 million tonnes of coal will be extracted in the next fifteen years! So what’s the point of the land reclamation scheme? The purpose is to restore the land to its former principle use and Partech are helping with the discharge ...

Constructed Wetlands for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and its Reuse in Irrigation

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 8, 2015)

Introduction This project focuses on South Europe, the region important for tourism and agricultural production, both activities with high water demand. Mentioned region is already experiencing problems with water scarcity and the situation is expected to worsen according to the international prognosis (Angelakis et al, 1999). Climate change could ...

View From The Top - How Corporate Boards can Engage on Sustainability Performance

by Ceres  (Oct. 1, 2015)

Today’s corporations, faced with the extraordinary challenges of global climate change, water scarcity and workplace inequality, are at a crossroads. They can take proactive steps to adapt to pressing environmental and social issues – the two core categories of “sustainability” – or they can risk being left behind. ...

Determining the viability of a waste-to-energy plant in Africa

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Nov. 9, 2015)

Nick Mannie, Aurecon’s waste expert, was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the African Waste Week conference in early September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Mannie discussed the development and execution of robust feasibility plans to determine the  ...

Simple guides will help businesses save money and energy

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 4, 2015)

Zero Waste Scotland has launched two new, easy-to-use guides to help businesses to improve their bottom line figures, just by following some simple energy-saving tips. The Resource Efficient Scotland Myth Busters and ...

Why a CO2 monitor may be needed? Where carbon dioxide leaks occur

by PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc  (Oct. 27, 2015)

Do you work with carbon dioxide (or CO2) in your industry? If so, then you may need a carbon dioxide monitor to check for gas leaks that could pose a hazard to your workplace safety. Learn common scenarios where carbon dioxide can leak and see how a CO2 detector can minimize your risk.  Industries Where CO2 Monitors ...

Manager to Manager -- Managing Water Loss

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Feb. 1, 2006)

This article discusses a program that uses acoustic leakage monitoring linked to an automatic meter reading (AMR) system for information retrieval. The program was designed to link technologies to alleviate nonrevenue water (NRW). The article presents a case study of the system located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb of Connellsville. Aging ...

Manager to Manager -- Best Management Practices for Managing Water Quality in the Distribution System

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Mar. 1, 2001)

This column discusses best management practices for managing water quality in the distribution system, specifically focusing on maintaining a minimum disinfectant residual, minimizing system detention time, flushing, storage tank and standpipe maintenance, corrosion control, and maintaining old ...

Maintenance Management of Water-Utility Systems

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Nov. 1, 1975)

The trade-off between preventive maintenance and break-down maintenance is important to an operating water utility. General principles can be used, but unless details of costs and system requirements are known, these principles are not truly applicable. The work-scheduling or planning process and budget preparation processes are one in the same. ...

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