building water Articles

  • Why Is Public Concern Muted With Legionnaires’ Disease?

    Every year in the U.S., there are an estimated 25,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease and 4,000 deaths. ASHRAE Journal recently interviewed William F. McCoy, Ph.D., MemberASHRAE, on issues relating to Legionnaires’ disease. McCoy is a member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 3.6,Water Treatment, and the committee upgrading the ASHRAE Guideline 12, Minimizing the Risk of ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • IWA WDCE 2019 - Colombo (LK) - Case Study

    The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2019 takes place from 1st to 5th December 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This event brings together a global audience of practitioners, utility managers, government officials, NGO representatives, technology providers, consultants and media. With an expected number of participants of over 2000, the IWA WDCE2019 will focus on aspects such as ...


    By Match+

  • Case Study: Museum Square - 5670 Wilshire Blvd.

    On October 13th, 2002, a large water supply line ruptured on the 6th floor of this 22-story office building. Water inundated five floors, soaking carpet, wallboard and ceiling materials. The building owner contacted Ellis immediately. Using moisture meters, Ellis first identified the extent of water damage. We then retained a contractor to strip away wet materials, dry interior wall spaces, ...

  • Case study - US school saves almost $50,000 eliminating water softeners

    In Texas, Even though properly maintained, a conventional salt based water softener at Fort Bend ISD (Independent School District) had proven to be ineffective at preventing scale. This resulted in scaling throughout the system particularly in the kitchen / cafeteria area. The main Hobart dishwashing equipment had to be opened up and descaled every week taking up staff time and consuming ...

  • Administration of water resources in Beijing: problems and countermeasures

    It is well recognized that climatic variability and human activities are resulting in severe water scarcity in China, especially in the mega city Beijing; one important issue is how to manage water resources in order to tackle this situation. This paper assesses the implementation of the Strictest Administration of Water Resources in Beijing, which was issued by the State Council of China in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effectiveness of water saving devices and educational programs in urban buildings

    In this study different water saving measures (structural and non-structural) were implemented in different urban buildings. A monitoring program of water consumption was carried out to verify and compare the effectiveness of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and educational programs in different types of buildings (two residential houses, two Middle Schools and two Sport Centres) located in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Public Health - Preventing Legionellosis

    Since it was reconginsed 30 years ago, legionellosis has affected millons of people. William F McCoy, author of a new book from IWA Publishing, looks at the steps needed to mount an effective reponse to the disease. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1976 American Legion convention of military veterans held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is remembered primarily not for the ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    For Presentation at the AWT 2011 Convention and Exposition  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. Standard 188P is a “Practices” standard – not a “Design” or ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Water: the natural choice - better comfort, lower cost

    Hydronic systems deliver safe, more responsive indoor comfort, especially with multiple zones. They provide the most efficient method of dehumidifying in humid climates. Chilled water does the job. There are several ways to move BTUs around a building. Choosing water delivers superior comfort without the use and expense of man-made refrigerants. Water is the greenest, safest way to heat and ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Legionellosis -- Why the Problem Continues

    This year marks the 30 th anniversary of the 1976 American Legion convention of military veterans held in Philadelphia. A mysterious disease outbreak occurred that killed 34 people and debilitated nearly another 200. The media named it Legionnaires’ Disease. In early 1977, the cause of the outbreak had been proven to be a previously unknown waterborne pathogenic bacterium ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Water valuation Building the business case

    Water is life. Without water there would not be life on Earth. We all depend on water – people, business and ecosystems. At the same time, people and business also impact water. We use it without realizing its real value and often take the resource itself and the services it provides for granted. Water availability is increasingly limited. Globally, water resources are constant, but if ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Water Management Plans to Prevent Legionellosis

    ABSTRACT Legionellosis is an environmental-source disease caused by Legionella bacteria. Many such diseases are prevented using a scientifically-based risk management process called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP; pronounced “Hassip”). Water Management Plans based on HACCP have been proven effective for preventing legionellosis. Perspective is given for how ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Sarez lake, Rogun basin, Aral sea

    This article analyses numerous Internet articles that discuss the use of cross-border rivers in Central Asia, including risks involving the appearance of lakes and the building of artificial water reservoirs in mountainous areas. It also evaluates options to prevent the collapse of natural dams, which created natural lakes on mountain streams, and possible ways of using the water of natural lakes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study Malaysia - independent drinking water solution

    Client Ministry Of Rural and Regional Development Location Rural area in State of Pahang Darul Makmur Introduction Under the Malaysian Transformation Programme, the Ministry undertake to supply clean treated water to remote villages for orang asli (aborigines) for 25 villages. The programme consists of several steps beginning with ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Evidence Shows Need to Address Pathogenic Bacteria in U.S. Drinking Water Systems

    Legionnaires’ disease is on the rise. Unfortunately, efforts to prevent Legionnaires’ disease to date have focused on building water systems rather than the municipal water supply. Building water systems are too far downstream to correct the problem, and, as a result, these efforts have been ineffective in curbing the incidence of legionellosis. It is unrealistic to place on building ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Analyzing the potential of community water systems: the case of AguaClara

    Successful maintenance of water provision has as much to do with the ongoing governance of these systems as the technology that goes into building them. This governance generally occurs at the community level. Most water systems are small and located in areas where there is generally not the profitability necessary to entice private investment. Understanding how community management can improve ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of Calgary Water Resources Building, Calgary, Alberta - Case study

    Project Name: City of Calgary Water Resources Building Product: Grasspave2 permeable fire lane Application: Fire Lane Access City: Calgary State/Province: Alberta Install Date: August 2007 Install ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Preventing Legionellosis - Published version

    Legionellosis is the condition of being infected by Legionella bacteria. Recent news has increased awareness about how important it is to prevent the hazard that causes legionellosis from harming people in health-care facilities. In October 2005, a $600 million class action lawsuit was filed onbehalf of legionellosis victims at the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged, along-term ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Several residential properties, Germany - a safe clean solution to unsightly “scale” in retirement homes - Case Study

    The elderly, just like the very young, require extra care and attention. Facilities providing such care benefit from the Sialex, chemical –free, solution to the unsightly build up of “Scale” on water bearing pipes and equipment attached to these pipes. During 2011 Sialex-Ring based solutions have been installed in several facilities, all located within the Hessen region. Sialex ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Market Analysis and Development Trend of China Concrete Pumping Truck Industry

    At present, advanced concrete pumping equipment has been widely used in various construction units. Many construction parties use advanced concrete pumping to improve concrete transportation efficiency. With the acceleration of urbanization, the use of advanced concrete pumping in ...

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