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Dallas water utilities - Case Study

by Integrity Municipal Systems  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Integrity Municipal Systems Restores Eight Lime Slakers for the Bachman Water Treatment Plant in Dallas, TX: Almost $1M Saved Compared to New Systems Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) provides approximately one billion gallons per day of clean drinking water to more than 1.2 million residents from three processing facilities. Reliability is vital to ...

The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you

by Ensia  (Jan. 13, 2015)

What’s the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries? A.  malnutrition and undernutrition B.  tuberculosis, malaria & HIV/AIDS C.  pollution If you guessed “C,” you got it. Exposures to polluted soil, water and air (both household and ambient) killed 8.4 million people in these countries in ...

Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

by ASTM International  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked on dozens of engineering projects since getting your degrees in civil engineering. What are some of the most ...

Efficient multi-objective optimization methods for computationally intensive urban water resources models

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 16, 2015)

Multi-objective optimization methods require many thousands of objective function evaluations. For urban water resource problems such evaluations can be computationally very expensive. The question as to which optimization method is the best choice for a given function evaluations budget in urban water resource problems remains unexplored. The ...

Custom functionality and integrative approaches for hydrological modelling tools for water resources planning and management

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 16, 2015)

This paper outlines the application and usefulness of a software platform that enables hydrologists to develop custom functionality in a new hydrological modelling tool, eWater Source, designed for water resources planning and management. The flexible architecture of the software allows incorporation of third-party components as plug-ins to add ...

The open real-time control (RTC)-Tools software framework for modeling RTC in water resources sytems

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 16, 2015)

Real-time control-Tools is a novel software framework for modeling real-time control and decision support in water resources systems. It integrates different control paradigms ranging from simple feedback control strategies with triggers, operating rules and controllers to advanced optimization-based approaches such as model predictive control ...

Energy from wastewater How breweries can tap undiscovered energy resources

by EnviroChemie GmbH Technology for Water  (Jan. 16, 2015)

The fact that beer is a nourishing energy supplier was known to beer-brewing monks as early as the Middle Ages. After all, it also had to act as food during the hard times of Lent. However, the fact that this beverage, which is popular throughout the world, could become an energy supplier for the brewery and the environment in the course of the ...

Landscape-based integrated water resources management in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 2, 2014)

This study examines the potential for integrated water resource management in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan. Water shortage and rainfall are calculated with data obtained from water observation station in districts, meteorology and irrigated agricultural fields. The scope of water shortage is visualised by means of geographical ...

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water 2012

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 20, 2015)

The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water report is produced every two years by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water. It provides a global update on the policy frameworks, institutional arrangements, human resource base, and international and national finance streams in support of sanitation ...

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water 2014

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 20, 2015)

The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water report is produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water. It provides a global update on the policy frameworks, institutional arrangements, human resource base, and international and national finance streams in support of sanitation and drinking ...

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