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  • Beachrings2 Comparison to Beach Access Wheelchair (Beach Wheelchair)

    Beachrings2 Benefits: All-Terrain – sand, shallow snow, soft soils, mud, gravel, Portable, Flexible to conform to land and man-made contours, Reusable, long-lasting, UV protection added, Easy to install, clean and maintain, Inexpensive, Multiple uses – wheelchairs, pedestrians, strollers, vehicles, canes and walkers, Cool surface for pedestrians, Rolls up for storage – compact ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Piedroba Dewaters Slurry, Returns Clean Water to Holmes Beach Canals

    This project was a successful application of a total cleaning system (TCS), where the particular type of solids of the sediments permitted the dredger to avoid the costly construction of a dredged material maintenance area (DMMA), or the transportation and tipping fees for a municipal landfill. The surface waters were cleaned in tandem, and contributed to a higher quality benthic environment in ...

  • Balancing Environmental Concerns with Beach Attractiveness

    Maintaining beaches that are free of human debris often creates a challenge, because synthetic debris often mixes with natural organic deposits from the ocean, like seaweed. For many beach owners and locations, removing seaweed and other debris at the tide line using mechanical beach cleaners is no problem, and actually, preferred. This creates a pristine beach for visitors to enjoy. In addition ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Self-Propelled beach cleaners or Tractor towed beach cleaners?

    Are self-propelled beach cleaners better or worse than tractor-towed beach cleaners? Here are a few of the top considerations: 1. With self-propelled machines, you get less beach cleaner for more money. Across the boards, self-propelled machines cost much more than tractor and beach cleaner machine combinations. Additionally, their actual beach cleaning ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Red Tide Cleanup with Beach Cleaners

    While the term, "Red Tide" may elicit an image of blood in the water, the coloration is due to an overabundance of microscopic algae, Karenia brevis. Besides discoloring the water, it releases a toxin that paralyzes fish, prevents them from being able to breath, and kills them. These dead fish then wash up on shore. Additionally, by consuming too much oxygen from the water, many forms of sea life ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Opinion: Blue Flags - Are the UK`s Beaches Flagging?

    The economic downturn is having a marked effect on the way the average UK citizen spends his or her vacation time. The numbers of overseas holidays increased steadily from about 7 million in the mid-1970s to a peak of 46 million in 2006. Numbers began to fall in 2008 and the latest national statistics show a drop of about 10 million trips by 2010.' A recent survey2 suggests that three-quarters of ...


  • Top 5 Beach Cleaner Cost & Maintenance Questions You Should be Asking

    A primary consideration for most beach cleaner purchasers is how much the machine will cost—not only in the initial purchase, but also overtime. A beach cleaner's ability to function optimally with minimal maintenance hours and costs is key to getting the job done for less. In order to help you know the right questions to ask. we've laid out the top five beach cleaner cost and maintenance ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Recovery of sillimanite from beach sand of Chhatrapur, Orissa, India and its thermal treatment for refractory application

    Beach sands of Chhatrapur, Orissa, India comprise about 18% of heavy minerals, mixed with light minerals like quartz and feldspar. Sillimanite, which has refractory applications, accounts for 8% of these heavy minerals. Sillimanite was separated from garnet, monazite, zircon, rutile, ilmenite, magnetite, hematite and pseudo-rutile by combination of spiral, Wet High-Intensity Magnetic Separation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coming Clean with the Environment

    Long Island is a long, slender island located directly east of Manhattan in the southern tip of New York State. In the 20th century, the north shore of Long Island earned the nickname of “Gold Coast” and attracted large private estates of the likes of the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Whitneys, Charles Pratt, J. P. Morgan, F. W. Woolworth, and others. The western end of the island includes ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • A method for Cleaning foreshores case study

    Introduction During a recent incident in the UK, it was important that the ecological disturbance in respect to natural vegetation and wildlife should be disturbed as little as possible. For this reason, no equipment of any description was allowed to be used. More than 20, 000 litres of oil was estimated to have made landfall on this foreshore. We decided that it would ...

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Tri Parish Times OSE II oil spill clean up

    OSE II can prevent illness suffered from the use of dispersants. OSE II has been demonstrated over 11 times on the BP spill and successfully tested by BY for their Deep Water Horizon Spill. OSE II has proven to remediate not only the oil by the toxic dispersants BP used on the spill to sink the oil. OSE II has proven in front of news camera's to be capable of removing BP spilled oil from sandy ...

  • Case Study - San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Trucks Program

    Principal Client Services Program development and implementation Meetings and QA/QC activities Development and implementation of program-related documentation Noise Analyses Community and customer outreach assistance Assistance with budget tracking and funding activities Troubleshooting the process, documentation and all program aspects ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • OSE II economic comparison to dispersants and mechanical Clean ups

    INTRODUCTION   Oil Spill Eater II is the name of a non-toxic product which provides the means for moving oil spill response out of its 19th Century methodology into the realm of advanced technological 21st Century breakthroughs for addressing and remediating 100% of any spill in any environment. In comparison, current response methods employed by three major oil companies - BP, Exxon ...

  • BeachTech and the biggest party in Barcelona

    Every year BeachTech beach cleaning machines remove the waste from the beach of Barcelona, after 70,000 people celebrated the „San Juan's Day“ one of the biggest festivals of the city. For the annual Midsummer Night party in Barcelona on "San Juan's Day", the beaches of the metropolis become huge party areas for one ...

  • From the PWR Blog: Ewwww...Don't Touch That! But, You Can Dump It Right Here.

    Our most recent blog article can be read here: Ok, so I saw some friends' pictures that recently went to Gulf Shores Beach. The beach in the pictures looked great, though one friend mentioned it was hard to get a good beach picture without all the rubber gloved clean-up crews ending up in the background. But, there are some frustrated people living in communities around the Gulf, because ...


  • If Only a Spill Site Could be as Pristine After a 2.7 Million Litre Oil Spill, as it had been Before.

    Well actually, it can and it has. In May of 1994 a Brazilian land oil pipeline ruptured and dumped 2.7 millionlitres of oil into the environment. Within hours the oil had found its way into the Atlantic Ocean and sooncontaminated an exotic local beach, threatening the natural ecosystem and destroying the local bathing and recreational facilities. The area was declared an environmental disaster of ...


    By Peat Sorb 2011 Inc.

  • River Survey Bude Cornwall UK case study

    STS were invited by the UK Environment Agency to conduct a survey of a small river running onto one of the bathing beaches at Bude Cornwall. The area is renowned for its clean beaches and is very popular with both families and surfers alike. There were therefore two driving factors behind ensuring that the water discharging to the beach was clean. Firstly that it met the required ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • VOC Remediation Using HRC at Navy Base

    Site Summary Site investigations at a Naval Base in Long Beach, California revealed high contaminant levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a dry cleaning operation. In well MW-14-S4, the contamination levels of DCE, TCE and PCE reached 4,100 μg/L, 4,000μg/L, and 6,500 μg/L, respectively. The land use in this vicinity was primarily industrial and operations ceased by ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Groundwater reclassification for five corners area

    Ralph Penney, president of Penney Engineering, sent a letter in April to Tisbury town officials and property owners around the Five Corners intersection in Vineyard Haven asking for their support for a change in the way the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) classifies the area's groundwater. Mr. Penney plans to petition the DEP for a change in the area's designation from ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc

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