high-pressure drain cleaning Articles

  • Biological drain line maintenance case study

    The Problem In one of their stores a major Supermarket group was experiencing frequent drain blockages due to accumulations of fat, oil and grease (FOG). Cleveland Biotech Ltd were asked to carry out trials using the Amnite L100 ‘GreaseBeta’ Fat Digester System to see if the problem could be overcome. The Supermarket was already hand-dosing powdered bacterial products in ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • M-Coating – drain & sewer spraylining the economical solution to manhole shaft renovation

    M-Coating – Procedure for renovating a manhole shaft using ERGELIT Kombina KS M-Coating is a new, innovative renovation technique for both round and rectangular drainage shafts from 500mm to 1200mm. It is based on over 15 years of the Hermes company’s experience. Using this centrifuge spray technique, walls of shafts up to 10 metres deep can be coated to a realistic thickness. ...


    By HERMES Technologie Ltd.

  • Heat Pump Used to Drain Contaminated Sludge in a Steel Factory

    Summary In 1987, new regulations required that factories dispose of their contaminated water and waste themselves. Making galvanised steel wire, the Stelfil factory produces sludge contaminated with lead and zinc. Stelfil spent thousands of dollars to bury this waste and evaluated three systems to remove most of the water: a gas dryer, an induction heated screw conveyor and a heat pump system. ...


  • iSTREEM®: An approach for broad‐scale in‐stream exposure assessment of “down‐the‐drain” chemicals

    The iSTREEM® model (“in‐stream exposure model”), a web‐based model made freely available to the public by the American Cleaning Institute, provides a means to estimate concentrations of “down‐the‐drain” chemicals in effluent, receiving waters, and drinking water intakes across national and regional scales under mean annual and low flow conditions. We provide an overview of the evolution and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Lanes cleans Cascade

    It is not just drains that benefit from Lanes’ cleaning skills. Earlier this year, the team was asked to help spring clean the Grand Cascade, a spectacular water feature at The Alnwick Garden, one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK. The Grand Cascade is the largest water feature of its kind in the country, with 7260 gallons of water per minute tumbling down a series of 21 ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Two models for tank cleaning

    Fluid treatment specialist Algae- X International, Fort Myers, Fla., has expanded its Mobile Tank Cleaning (MTC) series with two new models. The MTC 500-AFR is an adjustable flow rate system for use with a wide range of tank sizes and fluid types such as diesel, biodiesel and hydraulic fluid. The MTC 1000-LX is the next generation of Algae-X’s MTC 1000 unit, now with stainlesssteel plumbing and ...


    By AXI International

  • Cleaning & maintenance management

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature and exposed, it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Clean goes green

    Her daughter's eyes were pink and puffy. The child's nose was scratchy and runny. Nancy Figueroa of Jamaica Plain did everything she could to make her daughter well: She bought one medicine after another; did more wash than a 24-hour laundromat; gave to charity her daughter's stuffed animals that might be carrying dust, including the little monkey that young Katherine clung to for comfort. Still ...

  • Acid Mine Drain (AMD) treatment to achieve very low residual heavy metal concentrations

    Abstract Mount Emmons mine wastewater treatment plant currently treats on average around 450,000 gallons per day of acid mine drain (AMD) water collected into several collection ponds. The plant uses standard lime hydroxide precipitation process at pH 10.7 to precipitate heavy metals and remove AMD contaminants with the subsequent flocculation - dissolved air flotation (DAF) and sand ...

  • Model 8 oil grabber® removes small amounts of oil from plant drain water

    Problem: Worldwide, Reichhold Chemical Corp. produces some 5600 products. At St. Helens, Ore., they produce three -urea, ammonium nitrate and ammonia. Plant drain water is discharged into the Columbia River, and although oily residues are minuscule because of a concerted program to keep oil off the floors, some is present - drippage from ammonia compressors, vehicles and machine maintenance ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • How do you clean a stormwater management pond?

    How do you clean a stormwater management pond (SMWP) without draining the pond first? A clean-out of the SWMP is required once every 5-15 years to remove accumulated sediments to ensure the pond continues to function as intended. Drainage of the SWMP is not always required to facilitate the clean-out. By combining the pumping and excavation into one process! New pumping technology - Dragflow ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Impact of cleaning regimes on dental water unit contamination

    Microorganisms that have been identified in dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) are of concern because they can cause infections, especially in immunocompromised patients. This study aimed to assess the incidence of microbial contamination in DUWLs before and after intervention to reduce contamination, and to investigate the presence of coliforms, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemical Cleaning and Decontamination of Refinery and Petrochemical Distillation Equipment

    1. Abstract In refineries and petrochemical plants the equipment needs to be checked during planned shutdown. This can require several weeks of downtime, if columns, vessels, heatexchangers and tanks have to be drained to remove deposits and armful gases such as hydrogen sulfide, benzene and other volatile hydrocarbons. Formation of iron sulfide is very common in oil refineries and ethylene ...


    By Kurita

  • Mercury – The Facts, Myths and Clean Up Tips!

    Mercury, the facts. Mercury is an element (Hg on the periodic table) found naturally in the environment. Mercury emissions can come from both natural and man-made sources. It is commonly used in mercury arc lamps for UV curing, however this is a very minimal amount (as little as 5mg) and is used in the lamp to increase the voltage. Due to the harmful effects of Mercury, many ...


    By Alpha-Purify

  • Pressure Washing

    The facility had installed a biological treatment unit for treating the water from their pressure washing their milk trucks and maintenance operations. The system required a lot of maintenance, power costs for the aeration, produced poor water quality, and always smelled. Integrated Engineers was contacted to solve the problem using the Floccin products and a 300-gallon batch treatment unit. The ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Lances for Steam Cleaners Improve Grout and Hard Surface Cleaning

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a highly-ranked e-commerce supplier of professional cleaning contractors and consumers, announced shipping and product plans for six new add-on accessories for it s KleenJet® line of steam cleaners. The new products include two lances, adapters and accessories for scraping and drain plunging. "Our latest accessories for steam cleaners address a key issue facing ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Water Jet Floor Cleaning and Effluent Recycling System: SCS Specialised Services

    SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd has developed a method of cleaning industrial concrete floors which recycles the wash water (the Recovery Jet system). On average, this has resulted in an 85 per cent reduction in the quantity of effluent generated. Background SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd is a small floor cleaning and protective coatings business, specialising in cleaning ...


  • Cleaning effect of Cetamine V217 in municipal housing complex treatment - Case Study

    Cleaning effect of Cetamine treatment 1. KEYWORDS Cetamine, boiler, heating system, cleaning, municipal housing 2. BACKGROUND This case study is based on an application in a municipal housing complex. The steam is used to heating buildings on a campus. The boilers got very little attention from the onsite staff. The softener was ...


    By Kurita

  • Geotextile Gravel Pavers keep lake clean in Denver - Case Study

    Denver’s City Park is an iconic symbol of the Mile High City. The oft-photographed park is home to the city’s zoo and the Denver Nature and Science Museum, as well as sports and recreational areas. In 2014, the asphalt parking lot for the Denver Pavilion inside the park was scheduled to be resurfaced. The city, with the help of StudioCPG, a landscape architecture and planning firm, ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

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