industrial water-use Articles

  • Energetic use of scrap tires has been restricted: cement manufacturers have to switch to other substitute fuels

    The use of substitute fuels (SF) had previously been regulated in § 8 (3) of the laws of life-cycle management (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz-KrWG) and facilitated above all industrial companies with a high energy requirement to use SF such as scrap tires in the production of their products. But the so-called heating value regulation was now abolished on 1 June 2017. This means, among other ...

  • Analysis of peCOD Technology and Comparison to Dichromate Method

    Bridgnorth Aluminium is a UK-based company that makes high-quality aluminum products for the lithographic industry. Their desire to reduce water consumption and improve process efficiency, led to a 6 figure investment in a new, on-site, effluent treatment plant. Their aim is to reduce water discharge, conform to stringent water authority requirements, increase recycling of water on-site ...


    By MANTECH

  • Danone Bottling Plant Increases Production Capacity with Addition of Aeration without Modifying Existing Infrastructure

    Overview Aguas Danone de Argentina is a leader in the national mineral and flavored water market, with well-known brands such as Villavicencio, Villa del Sur, Levité, and Ser. Aguas Danone de Argentina is part of the Danone Group, world leader in the food and beverage industry, with products reaching 120 countries on 5 continents. The bottling plant located in ...

  • Effective Equipment Grounding

    The quality of the electrical wiring and grounding in a facility containing sensitive electronic equipment is one of the most important and least understood aspects of electrical power systems. Properly designed and maintained wiring and grounding systems are necessary to ensure personnel safety and protection of data and telecommunications equipment. Effective grounding creates an electrical ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Process-generated contaminants

    Overview: There is not currently a formal and universally recognised definition of a process-generated substance. Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such ...

  • Membrane biofouling mitigation through applying electric potential in the CF016 cell

    Membrane filtration is an effective way to remove pollutants and microorganisms from water and wastewater. However, membrane fouling lowers efficiency over time when considering rejection values and water flux.  Fouling is typically biological or particulate; fouling rate is a function of the membrane pore size relative to the size of the foulants and also the interactions between the ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • SCADA System - Case Study

    SCADA and Data Acquisition: Pemex System Natural Gas Production Objective: Automate 24 sites in Rural Villahermosa, Mexico using Radio Telemetry This particular project involved using Radio Telemetry to monitor remote gas production sites. The operators needed a central PC to retrieve the production data, view site status, and perform shut downs. ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Contaminated soils and sludge treatment plant - Case Study

    Client: Ecosistem Group, Lamezia Terme (CZ) – Italy Challenge: to transform waste into product! The Client possesses a large plant for the treatment of products contaminated with hazardous substances and materials, recycling of recovered materials and disposal of non-recyclable waste, which is considered highly ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Industrial water treatment using a modular system

    Plants for industrial water processing and wastewater treatment designed using a modular approach have an advantage in a global implementation strategy. The German company, EnviroChemie, head quartered in Rossdorf has been developing, manufacturing and installing systems lo clean industrial wastewater, circulate water and condition process water for over 35 years. Its engineers and technicians ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Using ‘TransMembraneChemiSorption’ (TMCS) for Ammonia Removal from Industrial Waste Waters

    Dissolved gases like NH3, H2S or NOx in waste water lead to contamination in the sewage system and high treatment costs for municipal waste water treatment plants. This translates into high penalty fees that are paid by the company discharging these contaminates into the sewage stream. In many cases a membranebased water treatment system can be justified because of a favorable pay back time. ...


  • Energy recovery in the water industry using micro-hydropower: an opportunity to improve sustainability

    The water industry as a whole consumes a considerable amount of energy in the treatment and distribution of water and wastewater. Like all sectors of society today, the industry is focusing efforts on reducing its CO2 emissions and improving the sustainability of its systems and practices. One way of achieving this is through the use of micro-hydropower (MHP) installations in water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What’s the difference between water use and water consumption?

    In January, Brian Richter, director of freshwater strategies at The Nature Conservancy, spelled out four water resolutions through a thought-provoking series of blog posts. One of those resolutions was to better understand and communicate the differences between water use and water consumption. This is a ...

  • Who used your water yesterday?

    The answer to the question above boils down to numbers in the final analysis. With more than half of the world's population already based in urban areas the additional demand for core services such as water is overtaxing capacities for water supply and disposal in many of the world's larger cities. And the problem is only going to get worse. The proportion of the world's population that will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investment efficiency in the Italian water service industry: a benchmarking study using data envelopment analysis (DEA)

    The paper presents a benchmarking study of the Italian water service industry using data envelopment analysis. Sample investigated in the study includes 38 optimal territorial areas (ATOs), where the ATO is a well circumscribed geographical area where the provision of integrated water services is considered efficient. Results of DEA implementation show that the average pure technical and scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial water reclamation using polymeric membranes – case studies involving a car manufacturer and a beverage producer

    This study presents the evaluation of different polymeric membranes for the reclamation of wastewater generated by two manufacturers. Specifically, ultrafiltration (UF) membranes were evaluated for wastewater pretreatment use while nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes were evaluated for wastewater reclamation use. Results show that both the UF membranes used were not suitable ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Condensed Water Treatment Using Pulsed Power

    Introduction Regulatory pressures and economic considerations require industry to become cleaner, more efficient, and more environmentally benign. Such operating principles advance not only good public relations but reduce liability, improve working conditions, and relieve or simplify regulatory reporting obligations. One area where an environmentally friendly technology has been ...


    By Dolphin WaterCare

  • Time of use tariffs: implications for water efficiency

    Water utilities undertake long term planning for water source security, often with forecast cycles of 20–30 years. Whilst this planning is generally involved with investigations of source water abstraction security and the need to build dams or to increase the recharge rate of groundwater aquifers, planning for water efficiency gains occurs at annual intervals. Most water utilities in Australia ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Deareation: degasification of water using novel membrane technology

    Dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide are naturally present in water. Dissolved gases should be carefully monitored and controlled, as they can affect the products and processes in which the water is used. For example, dissolved oxygen can react with metais, forming an oxide Iayer on the surface of finished productsorpipingmaterial. AIso,asthe water ...


  • Texas brewery learns how to reduce water use

    The beverage industry has been challenged to find ways to reduce water use. The brewing industry has an especially vital interest in the preservation and quality of water. Not only does its product consist of over 90% water but during the brewing process an additional 4-7 barrels (each barrel equals 31 US gallons) of water are used for every barrel of finished ...


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