One of two articles published in the December issue of Borehole Water Journal, the magazine of the South African Borehole Water Association. Craig Jones from Midlands Pumps in South Africa is the BoreSaver partner of Geoquip Water Solutions Ltd. Craig outlines case studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of BoreSaver in treating iron oxide, manganese oxide, iron related bacterial and calcium carbonate problems.
- Geoquip Water Solutions
- A Case Study: Overcoming Iron Bacteria Problems in South Africa
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A novel approach for providing potable water in rural Sodwana Bay, northern Kwazulu-Natal, South ...
Many people living in the Sodwana area of South Africa do not have access to potable water. Groundwater is the best source of fresh water for the rural community. Potable water in the Zululand coastal plain, Sodwana, South Africa can be enhanced by: (i) providing detailed information on the aquifer system using geophysics; (ii) providing information on groundwater quality and its efficient use; (iii) providing low-cost/low technology local drillers with light-weight, manoeuvrable rigs with trained teams for...
Pathogenic features of heterotrophic plate count bacteria from drinking-water boreholes
Evidence suggests that heterotrophic plate count (HPC) bacteria may be hazardous to humans with weakened health. We investigated the pathogenic potential of HPC bacteria from untreated borehole water, consumed by humans, for: their haemolytic properties, the production of extracellular enzymes such as DNase, proteinase, lipase, lecithinase, hyaluronidase and chondroitinase, the effect simulated gastric fluid has on their survival, as well as the bacteria's antibiotic-susceptible profile. HuTu-80 cells acted as...
Electrotelluric Geophysical Exploration
Noted petroleum geologist Jack Elam writes about the abilities of Geophysic's patented electrotelluric tool known as the Petro-Sonde. It's ability to give the client the depth, thickness and contents of a pay zone without the need for boreholes first. By far the most advanced surveying tool on the market today the Petro-Sonde has been used in thousands of surveys all across the globe. It is simply unbeatable in it's cost effectiveness versus the information given by it's use.
Case study -Norfolk County Council tackle groundwater contamination with low-flow
Geotech low flow groundwater analysis equipment has enabled quick and easy access to samples at 2m intervals down a 28m screen in deep boreholes. Elizabeth Guilford of Norfolk County Council hired the low flow kit from Geotech and used it on a Norfolk CC landfill where leachate contamination of groundwater was suspected. Samples taken at 2m intervals close to elevation of the suspected contamination and at 5m intervals at greater depth in the borehole determined the distribution of contaminants and identified...