domestic hot water Articles

  • Top Tips for Using Rainwater Domestically & Commercially

    Did you know that rainwater can be used (instead of mains water) for a huge number of activities and tasks domestically and commercially (inside and outside). As an alternative water source, rainwater recycling can help reduce typical household water usage by up to 70%, with hot water applications by as much as 85%. ...


    By Gutter Mate Ltd

  • Water Risks on the Rise for Three Global Energy Production Hot Spots

    Energy runs on water. In fact, among industries, the global energy sector is the world’s largest water user. Almost all forms of energy production and power generation depend upon water for their operations. This tension causes stress in both the energy and water worlds. Three-quarters of energy respondents to a ...

  • Chemical disinfection of Legionella in hot water systems biofilm: a pilot-scale 1 study

    Legionella bacteria encounter optimum growing conditions in hot water systems and cooling towers. A pilot-scale 1 unit was built in order to study the biofilm disinfection. It consisted of two identical loops, one used as a control and the other as a ‘Test Loop’. A combination of a bio-detergent and a biocide (hydrogen peroxide + peracetic acid) was applied in the Test Loop three times under the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why Commercial Carpet Cleaning Equipment is better than a Low-End Domestic Machine?

    Every carpet cleaning business requires access to special machines for cleaning carpets in commercial areas as well as homes. When you are purchasing a carpet cleaning equipment, you usually look for value for money deals. You generally look for a carpet cleaning equipment that does not cost too much and yet offers a range of features that help you clean carpets faster and more efficiently. In ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?

    Original story at MIT News At MIT, experts address the challenges of supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population. The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher ...

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

    Using water to heat or cool your building is the safest alternative, as hydronic systems can be installed and serviced by any licensed professional contractor. Because other refrigerants are toxic, they must be installed by specially trained technicians. You'll see those same technicians on expensive service calls installing factory replacement parts because components are not interchangeable ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • When going green saves money, water, the soil, and plant life

    In the current economy, finding solutions to cut water consumption while reducing the expense of fertilizer has caught the interest of the agricultural industry, lawn care professionals, homeowners and gardeners across the country. Even though the rising cost of water garners little attention in the news, water prices have doubled and tripled in many parts of the nation. In the end, that steady ...


  • Recovery of Precious Metal Catalysts - A New Process Using Supercritical Water Oxidation

    Up to now, the recovery of precious metals used as catalysts in chemical processes has involved the use of incineration. Now, however, a British-Swedish joint venture has developed a process which uses supercritical water oxidation instead, which provides many economic and environmental advantages. Precious metals are used extensively in catalysts in a wide range of industrial chemical processes. ...

  • Bacteria-free water - without the use of toxic chemicals - Case Study

    Aarhus University Hospital fought against Legionella bacteria – and won Legionella bacteria thrives in all hot-water supplies and Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov felt the problem firsthand. With the ECA generator from Danish Clean Water A/S they managed to significantly reduce the bacteria and thereby minimizing risks concerning Legionella. Virtually all hospitals, ...


    By Danish Clean Water A/S

  • Transfer of phthalates from c-polyvinyl chloride and cross-linked polyethylene pipe (PEX-b) into drinking water

    Several different materials have been used for production of domestic water pipes throughout history. In recent years, the use of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe has increased dramatically, yet the potential for leaching of phthalates, which are endocrine disrupting compounds associated with adverse reproductive effects in humans, has not been examined. In this study, the potential of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Amble - Fire Back Boiler case study

    Customer: Mr. B. Melville Location: Amble, Northumberland Heating System: Baxi fire back boiler with cylinder Installed: 09/07 Problems: System very old and inefficient slow to heat and recover particularly domestic hot water Solution. Install Vortex. ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Hotel Melia Las Dunas Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba – case study

    OVERVIEW The Hotel Melia Las Dunas has 925 rooms and suites. Fresh water arrives at the Hotel in a DN 200 steel pipe (8”). Water consumption daily average is 936 m3 (almost 250,000 US Gallons per day) with peak rates up to 190 m3/h (833 gpm). WATER SYSTEM CHALLENGES The domestic hot water for the site is produced by two sets of three boilers ...

  • Gatineau Hospital, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

    Commercial Boiler Application Thermal Energy installed FLU-ACE system to recover 5.5 mmBTU/h of waste heat from the flue gases emanating from three Volcano water tube boilers. The single 16 ft. high FLU-ACE tower replaced three independent boiler steel stacks. The installation is unique in several ways, including the very high temperature of the flue gases (up to 650 °F) processed by the ...

  • Seniors can save money on energy bills with Scalewatcher

    Since 2001 energy rates for consumers across America have doubled.  These increases are impacting everyone’s wallet, with those on fixed income, such as seniors, suffering the most.  Everyone is looking for ways to save money on their energy bills but for seniors it is even more essential.  One way for seniors to achieve energy savings is to reduce limescale in a hot water ...

  • Thorpe - Condensing Combi-Boiler case study case study

    Customer: Mrs M Adams Location: Thorpe Willoughby, Selby Heating System: Worcester Greenstar Condensing Combination Gas Boiler Installed: 03/08 Property: 4 Bedroom Bungalow with Granny Flat. Problem This customer had an older system that needed ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Cadmium regarded as the most serious contaminant of the modern age

    Abstract Cadmium is today regarded as the most serious contaminant of the modern age. It is absorbed by many plants and seacreatures and, because of its toxicity, presents a major problem for foodstuffs. Contamination through fertilisers becomes an increasing problem. Unlike lead, cadmium contamination cannot be removed from plants by washing them; it is distributed throughout the organism. It ...


    By Valahia University

  • Xylem pumps chosen for the biggest shopping mall in the Nordic region - Case Study

    When the time came to select the pumps for the Mall of Scandinavia, high operational reliability and superior efficiency were two of the key parameters. Around 200 Xylem in-line pumps are now helping to handle the supply of heating, cooling and domestic hot water to all areas of the giant installation. Located in Stockholm, Solna, the Mall of Scandinavia is the biggest shopping centre in ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • Coating of Automotive Components: Trico Pty Ltd

     Trico Pty Ltd has implemented two major cleaner production initiatives at its production facility. The replacement of electrostatic spray guns with plastic electrostatic rotary bells in its coating operations has significantly reduced reject rates and resulted in annual savings of $59,000 per annum. The replacement of a conventional hot caustic paint stripping process with a sand furnace ...


  • Heywoords - non condensing boiler case study

    Customer: John Hart Location: Heywards Heath, West Sussex Heating System: Open Vented Oil Fired Non Condensing Installed: 10/07 Property: 17TH Century house which had been added to over the years. Problem: A small 17th century cottage that had rooms ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • The Advantages of Using Electric Pressure Washers Over Other Models

    Electric pressure washers are the best cleaning machines for commercial and even residential cleaning tasks. In fact, many professionals and cleaning contractors prefer the use of electric machines when it comes to maintaining homes and offices. Electric pressure washers have many user-friendly features and are convenient to use for both residential and commercial cleaning jobs. They are ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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