point-of-use domestic Articles

  • Detect Leaks and Analyze Water Consumption with WaterSignal

    Did you know it will cost an estimated $1 trillion over the next 25 years to upgrade the nation’s water system to run more efficiently? While part of the problem is fragile, hundred-year-old water mains, it also falls on property owners to ensure they are doing their part to save water — for both the environment and their wallets. But how? ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Ethylene removal in domestic refrigerators

    Ethylene is a plant hormone produced naturally by fruit and other plant tissues. It is known as the ripening hormone because it regulates the series of processes associated with the ripening and senescence of fruit. Ethylene removal from the environment, both in storage chambers and transport containers, where it is stored in the form of gas, is a widespread practice designed to provide a ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Domestic collections route optimisation

    Automation (the use on side arm automatic lift on domestic collection runs) over the last 5 years in Australia has changed the economic landscape of residential services dramatically. Yet the manual planning methods that people still use to map out and balance run areas is one of the last areas where the luddites amongst us are still reticent to use new technologies to automate the planning ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Domestic collections complaints management

    This paper will review the way multiple bin-size resident-choice service options per elecoral division are managed by software at Gold Coast City Council. The GCCC model has seen a turn around in the way residential collections are monitored and managed. In this beachside region with a population of some half a million residents, this popular tourist area also supports around 10 million visitors ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • The Elimination of Ethylene in Domestic Refrigerators

    Ethylene is a plant hormone produced naturally by fruit and other plant tissues. It is known as the ripening hormone because it regulates the series of processes associated with the ripening and senescence of fruit. Eliminating ethylene from the environment, both in storage chambers and transport containers, where it is stored in the form of gas, is a widespread practice designed to provide a ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • 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

  • Small domestic wastewater treatment using waste materials

    Phosphorus pollution of groundwater from small wastewater system is often considered as a major threat for aquatic habitats. Recirculating biofilters are often used to treat small wastewater systems without significant removal of phosphorus. In this paper, a low-cost waste material (dried alum residual) in pre-treated effluents from recirculating biofilters was examined. Two different types of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • RP18 Domestic applications case study

    A role of RP18 goes a long way at home. RP18 can be used for many different applications around the house. It is an excellent filter for cooker hoods. Used as a filter in the kitchen sink to reduce cooking fats blocking up drains. Adsorbs engine oil from leaking cars. · used for car maintenance work. For general use in the home garage. ...

  • An Infrastructure Grows · Decentralized Treatment and Recycling Domestic Wastewater

    THE TERM, “decentralized waste-water management,” refers to the process of treating and discharging treated wastewater in the local vicinity where it is generated. Decentralized systems typically use the soil as the final receptor of the treated wastewater instead of discharging to surface waters, which are generally the receptors of treated wastewater from larger centralized treatment plants. ...


  • Urban domestic wastewater: how to reduce individual injection?

    The present paper aims to identify ways to reduce pollution injected by residents in the urban wastewater network system. Two approaches are considered. The first one uses flow and pollutant calculation to test whether a polluter can easily be identified in a neighborhood. The second approach uses a survey to examine what incentive would be most effective to influence residents’ behavior. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of domestic sewage effluent for sustainable production of vegetable in Kashmir valley

    Trace metals in discrete portions of knoll kohl were evaluated along with chemical composition of sewage effluent, irrigation water, and soil. High nutrients, Fe and Mn levels were noticed in the sewage effluent, whereas irrigation water showed recommended norms. Knoll kohl grown on sewage-irrigated soil accumulated sufficiently good amount of trace metals available to consumers. This study also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treatment of domestic wastewater using upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor

    This paper presents the findings of the study on treatment of domestic wastewater using a laboratory scale Hybrid Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (HUASB) reactor. The reactor with a working volume of 5.9 L and plastic cut rings as packing media was operated at varying Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT) for a period of 110 days. While the COD removal varied from 75-86%, the BOD removal was in the ...

  • Treatment of domestic wastewater using composite ecological system in Chinese rural area

    In this study, a newly developed contaminant removal system for domestic wastewater in rural area was used at the first time in Henan province, China. This composite ecological system (CES) consists of septic tank (ST), improved soil filter (ISF) and surface flow wetland (SFW). The performances of the system was to investigate the removal of biological oxygen demand (BOD), total nitrogen (TN), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Role of Public Parks/Gardens in attracting domestic tourists

    This is the ninth issue of TOURISMOS, starting its fifth year of publication (volume five). In the previous eight issues, our multidisciplinary journal aimed at justifying the rationale behind introducing yet another journal in tourism academic studies. Capitalising on this effort, we now focus on furthering our scope and consolidating our position in both conceptual developments and practical ...

  • Anaerobic Reactor Design Concepts for the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater

    Since the earlier anaerobic treatment systems, the design concepts were improved from classic reactors like septic tanks and anaerobic ponds, to modern high rate reactor configurations like anaerobic filters, UASB, EGSB, fixed film fluidized bed and expanded bed reactors, and others. In this paper, anaerobic reactors are evaluated considering the historical evolution and types of wastewaters. The ...


    By Springer

  • Challenges in addressing variability of lead in domestic plumbing

    Current data indicates that lead exposure is of concern even at low concentrations. Corrosion is an important problem in drinking water because it can affect public health due to leaching of lead or other metals into the drinking water. For this reason, a corrosion control program is an important measure to help mitigate exposure to lead in drinking water. The biggest challenge that remains in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Domestic heating systems are more efficient with Scalewatcher

    In hard water areas plumbing, hot water systems and appliances quickly become encrusted with limescale resulting in increasing energy bills and the early renewal of boilers and appliances.  The award-winning, patented, Scalewatcher water-conditioner, from Scalewatcher North America, offers a simple and permanent solution to limescale thereby reducing energy bills and making heating systems ...

  • Possibilities for reuse of treated domestic wastewater in The Netherlands

    The implementation of wastewater reuse is becoming an increasingly important means of supplementing water supply needs and/or reducing costs. The present paper provides examples of possible uses of treated domestic effluent for the three sectors, i.e. public water supply, industrial and agricultural uses with the aim to address the feasibility of these applications. It is concluded that, although ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental policy relating to domestic laundry in the European Union

    Environmental policy relating to consumer markets usually focuses on the impact of products. However, it may be possible to develop more effective policies by focusing more broadly on consumer activities for which a range of products may be used. This study evaluates the total environmental impact of domestic laundering in the European Union (EU), assessing the relative impact of textiles, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gas reticulation optimisation for domestic sector in Malaysia

    Gas distribution has become increasingly important in Malaysia as most of the new housing areas have installed this piping system. A gas network analysis and design computer program with the determination of coincident factor has been developed to optimise the gas distribution system. The optimum and practical gas coincident factor are determined from gas consumption data of several residential ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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