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  • Corrosion resistant FRP reduces maintenance issues for water and wastewater treatment and control

    At this Wastewater Treatment Plant in Glendale Heights, IL, an aluminum slide gate had to be forced open using a front-end loader and a chain after seizing in place due to inevitable corrosion. The corrosive bond was so severe that the chain snapped upon the first attempt. The water and wastewater treatment and control industry is a prime example of how constant exposure to toxic elements can and ...


    By Plasti-Fab, Inc.

  • Central system to capture grinding & deburring dusts case study

    The Problem Sputtek Inc. is a metal working company based in Toronto, Canada and manufactures metal parts needing to be deburred, polished, and cleaned before they can be used. These parts are varied in size depending on the project and the client insisted on the collection of all dust for reasons of employee safety and shop cleanliness.   The Solution A ...


    By DiversiTech

  • CDS-5: A Mayo Clinic and Thermotron Collaboration case study

    Cytogenetic testing is used for the diagnosis of many genetic disorders including congenital (prenatal and adult) and hematologic/oncologic disorders. Processing of these tests used to be labor-intensive with unpredictable test data. That’s why the Cytogenetic Laboratory at Mayo Clinic and Thermotron joined forces to increase the efficiency of cytogenetic test processing with the invention ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • Rotary batch mixer yields high-quality blends for powder metallurgy

    GKN Sinter Metals Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of parts made by powder metallurgy, a molding process that produces complex shapes with a range of properties. Powder metallurgy offers benefits in part fabrication over competing metal processes. It is faster than forging or casting and permits the use of more performance-enhancing alloys than die-casting. GKN Sinter Metals, Auburn ...

  • Closed vessel or open channel UV disinfection systems

    Ultra violet disinfection is now a standard feature in most waste water disinfection systems. UV has also been adopted by the drinking water community, as a barrier against the chlorine tolerant species such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The technology is widely favored due to its non- chemical nature, the fact that no subsequent de-chlorination process is required, and its ability to be ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Piedmont Biofuels Spawns Ecoindustrial Park

    DRIVE to the end of Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and you will discover a slice of the future of America. In one location, you can find - among other things -a biofuels station, a sustainable farm, a hydroponic greenhouse, a vermicomposting operation, an organic food distributor, a natural bug repellant manufacturer and a bookkeeper. And it all started with Piedmont Biofuels Industrial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Three models of social change

    Can we change fast enough? When thinking about the enormous need for social change as we attempt to move the world economy onto a sustainable path, I find it useful to look at various models of change. Three stand out. One is the catastrophic event model, which I call the Pearl Harbor model, where a dramatic event fundamentally changes how we think and behave. The second model is one where a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Vibrating feeders for stockpiling and reclaim

    The expanding applications of vibratory feeders for controlling the flow of bulk materials, and their adaptation for processing requirements, have developed considerable interest in stockpiling and reclaim systems. The general design of these units consists of a material transporting trough, or platform, driven by a vibratory force system. The flexibility and variety of designs is limited only by ...


    By General Kinematics

  • New developments of vibratory feeders for large bulk material reclaim systems

    Summary The efficient economical storage, movement, control and blending of large tonnages at coal handling installations such as mines, power plants and port facilities require new and improved designs of vibratory equipment. Environmental and investment impact as well as operational advantages must be considered in the development of any new reclaim system. ...


    By General Kinematics

  • New Maps from Old Photos: Measuring Coastal Erosion

    U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their coauthors from the California Coastal Records Project have found a way to use historical aerial photographs not just to see evidence of coastal erosion, but to accurately measure how much has occurred over time. Applying a low-cost technique called “structure-from-motion” to five sets of oblique aerial photos spanning the years ...

  • Drum mixer compounds wide range of particles... and a modified paddle mixer solves a tricky problem

    In 1985 Mortex Manufacturing Co., Inc., bought a new rotary drum mixer in anticipation of expanding its line of chemical additives that are used to make decorative, nonskid coatings for concrete around swimming pools and on patios. The additives are mixed with white cement and white ...

  • The most efficient distance between two points

    When bulk material characteristics, process parameters or space restrictions call for a flexible screw conveyor Deciding on the single most efficient method to move your material from point A to point B is a matter of simple deduction: just match your material flow characteristics, process parameters and space limitations to the performance windows and dimensional restrictions of ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being charged to a blender or other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh batching system can pay ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

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