building drainage technology Articles

  • A review of the adaptation and mitigation of global climate change using sustainable drainage in cities

    Sustainable drainage (SUDS) is well known for its equal emphasis on water quality, water quantity, amenity and biodiversity. What is now beginning to be realised is that this approach can also help mitigate the impacts of global climate change (GCC) and provide assistance to city dwellers in adapting to the changes which have already occurred. By using case studies from around the world, this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Combination of bespoke and standard ACO surface water drainage systems

    A series of unique, high performance channel drainage systems designed and manufactured by ACO Technic, the bespoke product development division of water management specialist ACO Technologies, has been installed across Heathrow's award winning Terminal Five. As well as helping to overcome some significant challenges posed by the site's design, the systems have played a key role in creating some ...


    By ACO Group

  • Wolselely`s Sustainable Building Centre: Showcasing the now

    This European and North American building products wholesaler employs more than 80,000 people in 5,000 distribution centres, including 1,800 branches across the UK. One of the newest additions to the network is in Leamington Spa and is designed to showcase sustainable building technology. Business insight The  ...


    By Article 13

  • Urban pluvial flooding in Jakarta: applying state-of-the-art technology in a data scarce environment

    Available data relating to major pluvial flooding events in Jakarta, Indonesia were used to investigate the suitability of two different levels of sophistication in urban modelling tools for modelling these events. InfoWorks CS v9.0 was employed to build 1D and 1D/2D models of a 541 ha area of inner city Ciliwung River catchment which has a history of being particularly badly affected by flooding ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Used To Alleviate Acid Runoff Problem from Mine Tailings - Case Study

    Construction on 1-99 in Pennsylvania unearths pyretic rock; Geotube units used to contain minerals that could contaminate groundwater. Many states are faced with the problem of dealing with tailings and residues from mining, road building, and other sources that pose a threat to groundwater. Residues can come from both old inventories of stockpiled material, as well as those materials ...

  • Sustainable wastewater separation treatment systems coupled with nutrient and water reducing greywater reuse technologies

    Nationally and internationally, pressure is increasing to introduce nutrient reducing, water conserving and recycling measures for sustainable residential and small community water/wastewater systems. Reports of inadequate water quality and quantity are being reported daily. Over the past thirty years the federal government and State of Alaska have invested over 4 billion dollars installing piped ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • Enlightenment from ancient Chinese urban and rural stormwater management practices

    Hundreds of years ago, the ancient Chinese implemented several outstanding projects to cope with the changing climate and violent floods. Some of these projects are still in use today. These projects evolved from the experience and knowledge accumulated through the long coexistence of people with nature. The concepts behind these ancient stormwater management practices, such as low-impact ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Transportation and market feasibility analysis for innovative coal combustion by-products: WoodBrik in Greenbrier County, West Virginia

    This paper outlines a transportation and market feasibility study performed in support of Western Greenbrier Co-Generation, LLC's participation in the first Department of Energy Clean Coal Initiative. Western Greenbrier Co-Generation, LLC is a unique company formed by three local city councils to support the development of clean coal technologies in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The study ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Advanced

    This rainwater system does double duty, providing pressurized irrigation water while simultaneously aiding the efficiency of the building’s rooftop cooling system. Project: AdvancED Location: Alpharetta, GA Application: Landscape Irrigation and Evaporative Cooling System(s): 30,000 Gallon Underground Tank w/ H2 ...

  • Solar Panel Support Posts Latchways Fall Protection

    With the ever increasing requirement for renewable energy, the use of a building’s roof as a generator of power and subsequent revenue stream has become more viable and principally linked with the installation of solar panels. Latchways success in the fall protection market has been based on innovative fixing and load control technology which is utilised in the Latchways Solar Panel ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • Sustainable mining

    It's imperative that natural resource industries adopt a proactive (even aggressive) approach to the disposal and management of their wastes. Operators must challenge themselves to raise the bar in terms of environmental performance not only to meet the expectations of regulators today (and investors and the general public), but in the future, when requirements will no doubt be even more ...

  • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) – Boston and suburbs - Case Study

    The MWRA is a state government agency that provides wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users. It also monitors outflows in Cape Cod Bay and Boston Harbor using a range of advanced technologies. As an industrial user of electricity, agency officials are looking to reduce economic volatility from electricity costs and to improve energy ...

  • Goodbye Grease! Aqua Mundus Helps Catering & Commercial Kitchens Manage Fat, Oil & Grease Wastewater

    While fat, oil and grease can cause major blockages to piping and sewers, Aqua Mundus is helping thousands of commercial and catering kitchens implement a solid grease management infrastructure and flush away these nasty problems for good.  While pouring fat, oil and grease (FOG) down a commercial sink may seem like a good idea, their solid properties can cause dangerous build-up and even ...


    By Aqua Mundus Ltd

  • Green Roofs are Growing

    Standards from ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability guide work on vegetative green roofs. Walking south along Michigan Ave. from the Chicago River, a first-time visitor might take in the green vistas of Millenium Park sprawling eastward toward the great lake with no hint that the park itself is a green roof. It covers ...


    By ASTM International

  • Protocols for Evaluating the Effects of Land-use Patterns and Runoff Management on Urban Streams

    ABSTRACTThe design of urban runoff management facilities generally includes peak shaving for flood control, and best management practices (BMPs) for removing pollutants from the runoff. A number of scientists have concluded that the combination of these two control practices, which were developed independently of one another, is not sufficient to protect aquatic ecosystems. But these conclusions ...

  • Ultrasonic level measurement: a Modern Classic!

    Radar technology has long had the reputation of being the best method of level measurement available - but does this also apply to the wastewater market? Based on its physical characteristics, radar technology certainly offers great flexibility and high performance. However, from an objective standpoint, non-contact level measurement using ultrasound is often the first choice and also the right ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Cayuga County, New York Pioneers Community Digester Program

    New project of Soil And Water Conservation District will help control odors and improve water quality while generating biogas with an innovative system. A bioenergy vision that started several years ago is finally being built at the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District headquarters in Auburn, New York. Jim Hotaling, Executive Director, has long envisioned a community digester ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Super Size My Stormwater Treatment System, Please!

    Many municipalities have vast areas of developed impervious acreage from which stormwater drains without any form of treatment. These drainage systems were designed decades ago, predating regulatory requirement for nonpoint source pollution control. Every year pollutants from these sites discharge high levels of sediment, nutrients, trash, and heavy metals into local waters, impairing usage, ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina

    “The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer. “We know this is caused by the increasing amount of infrastructure for the conversion of the Parana Delta wetlands into soy plantations. There is evidence that as a result, communities are no longer protected during the regular floods that occur in the Delta.” He is eager to find solutions ...


    By Wetlands International

  • UnderDuct contributes to LEED design at library (FRP)

    Application Spotlight Location: Eastern Avenue Library, Davenport, IA UnderDuct Details: Over 1500-linear feet of UnderDuct from 36" diameter down to 8" diameter Project Details (from Davenport Library Press Release): A successful public and private collaboration raised $8.2-million toward construction of Eastern Avenue Branch ...


    By Monoxivent

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