When a key customer of a G&S client needed to create product demand and drive Web traffic to an online storefront for new premium blankets — which were made from fibers derived from corn — G&S devised a PR strategy playing up the angle of an American grown and made product to coincide with the customer’s “Americana” principles. Using three-dimensional press kits delivered in white gift boxes and tying in the “Counting on Corn!” theme throughout the campaign, G&S secured coverage in more than 100 national media outlets in the first month. Media highlights include USA Today, Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and the customer reported more than 10,000 Web visitors to the order site.
City Marina Park, Barrie, Ontario - Case study
Project Name: City Marina Park Product: Grasspave2 porous access road Application: Access Road – to manhole cover City: Barrie State/Province: Ontario Install Date: May 2007 Install Size: 120 m2 (1,931 sq ft) Address: Trinity Bellwoods Park, Barrie, Ontario Client: City of Barrie Designer: NA Contractor: Clearway Construction Directions: Downtown Barrie off of Lakeshore Drive. Location: New creek construction along the waterfront. Photography: Sarika Ramnarine for May and Bruno Herlin for...
Glass tank thermal surveys using transportable NIR-B thermal imaging solution
AMETEK Land offers furnace surveys and furnace optimisation using a transportable version of the highly respected fixed Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass thermal imaging solution. In 2017, AMETEK Land and glass producer Encirc won the Innovative Solution category at the Glass Focus Awards for real-time, in-furnace thermal imaging using NIR-B Glass to optimise furnace operations. We use the NIR-B transportable thermal imaging solution to meet the needs of customers who are wanting to monitor and record the...
Erosion control at a former nuclear testing site
A reclaimed 175-acre section within the larger Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County, Colorado, west of Denver, was home to a nuclear testing facility for 40 years. The area’s combination of rolling topography, high winds and incidents of heavy rain and snow increase the likelihood of soil erosion. Given the site’s past use, it’s important to keep soils on-site to minimize risks of contamination. Nilex GeoRidge in a drainage area of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge....
Micropollutant removal from black water and grey water sludge in a UASB-GAC reactor
The effect of granular activated carbon (GAC) addition on the removal of diclofenac, ibuprofen, metoprolol, galaxolide and triclosan in a up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor was studied. Prior to the reactor studies, batch experiments indicated that addition of activated carbon to UASB sludge can decrease micropollutant concentrations in both liquid phase and sludge. In continuous experiments, two UASB reactors were operated for 260 days at an HRT of 20 days, using a mixture of source separated black...
Modification of UASB reactor by using CFD simulations for enhanced treatment of municipal sewage
Up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) has been in use since last few decades for the treatment of organic wastewaters. However, the performance of UASB reactor is quite low for treatment of low strength wastewaters (LSWs) due to less biogas production leading to poor mixing. In the present research work, a modification was done in the design of UASB to improve mixing of reactor liquid which is important to enhance the reactor performance. The modified UASB (MUASB) reactor was designed by providing a slanted...