solar-operated pump Articles

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • The Clog Blog

    Clogging and over pressuring are definitely problematic for Liquid Chromatography columns. Back in 2005 John Dolan’s sage advice to chromatographers to make an LC column last forever was simple, “Never open the box!” As John pointed out, this is not practical and I have to agree. But as an LC column manufacturer I have seen remarks from customers regarding clogging as though it ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Sludge Blanket Level Detection – making new process opportunities possible

    Much Pulsar's Self-Cleaning Viper Sludge Sensor of the demonstrating the effective maintenance-free solution. discussion around the way we deal with sewage sludge – the way it is moved around the process, the bellmouth valves and decant processes, the downstream treatment of the liquors, important issues around TOTEX and discharge Compliance, plus more recently the ...

  • Low energy mixing to optimize anaerobic digestion at the Kitchener WWTP

    The existing Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a conventional secondary treatment facility, with a rated capacity of 122,745 mVd. The plant is comprised of two separate secondary treatment plants (Plant 1 and Plant 2) served by a common headworks facilities and primary clarifier facilities. Plant 1 was constructed in the early 1960s and Plant 2 was constructed in the mid-1970s. Both ...

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • What Is Zero Liquid Discharge and How Does It Work?

    Not every industrial facility that produces wastewater will require zero liquid discharge (ZLD). It is usually looked to as a last resort because it can be a complex process that requires a high initial investment. If a facility is located on a site that has severe water scarcity issues and/or astronomical discharge fees, it might be ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Pump Protection - unattended operation in sludge pumping

    Pulsar's 500 series non-invasive flow switches are used to great effect in this application, protecting sludge pumps and allowing unattended operation. Pulsar’s Pulsarguard 500 units are used by Whale Tankers to ensure that their specialist positive displacement pumps never run dry. By employing the Pulsarguard unit, staff are able to allow the pumps to operate unattended, confident that there ...

  • Flawless operation with the merlin pump from mono nov

    The Merlin progressing cavity pump underwent rigorous tests, alongside air diaphragm, gear and lobe pumps, toensure its suitability for the duty. The low speed Merlin pump has a gentle conveying action to ensure the integrity of the shear sensitive PVC coating. Vigorous action of the gear pumps created too much heat causing the PVC to solidify, and the air diaphragm pumps proved to be very energy ...

  • Elements for Effective Management of Operating Pump & Treat Systems

    This fact sheet summarizes key aspects of effective management for operating pump and treat (P&T) systems based on lessons learned from conducting optimization evaluations at 20 Superfund-financed P&T systems. The lessons learned, however, are relevant to almost any P&T system. Therefore, the document may serve as a resource for managers, contractors, or regulators of any P&T system, whether or ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Pump it up

    Aligning itself with a major equipment supplier and dealer helps the company access the tools and expertise it needs without risking too much capital. Aquatech is the distributor for Godwin Pumps of America in Ontario, Nunavut, Newfoundland and Eastern Labrador, all resource-rich territories. A recent purchase of Godwin by ITT Corporation has expanded the lineup of mine sector pumps. The company ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Solar water pumps for the uganda orphanages case study

    Solar Water Pumps for two Ugandan orphanages  The Challenge ...


    By SCL Water

  • Submersible Pumps vs. Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps

    When selecting a centrifugal pump for bypass work, the first consideration should be NPSHR by the pump. Neglecting the NPSHR of the pump is the single most common mistake when choosing a self-priming or priming assisted pump. A function of the pump design requires part of the 33.9 ft (14.7 in.) available as further defined in this article. A centrifugal, and in a way submersibles, require part ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal: the effect of groundwater conditions and intermittent operation

    Hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal (SAR) has been investigated in rural Bangladesh with different groundwater conditions and intermittent operation modes. Multiple injection-abstraction cycles were performed after injection of 1 m3 of aerated water. From these experiments it can be concluded that hand-pump SAR, in the traditional injection-abstraction design, does not provide drinking water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • VFD for pumping systems

    Pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the world's electrical energy usage. In some process plants, the VFD for pumps and fans together account for between 50% and 80% of the total electricity used. Very rarely have I come across pumps operating with fully open discharge valves. The same is the case for fans with dampers. ...


    By Variable Frequency Drives

  • Heat Pumps – FAQs

    1. What is a Heat Pump? To put it simply; ground source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps produce high grade heat from low grade heat which is found in the earth and our atmosphere.2. How does a Heat Pump Work?Heat pumps work in exactly the same way as air conditioners or refrigerators, but in reverse! Heat pumps capture latent energy which is stored in sources such as air, water and earth. ...


    By ICS Cool Energy Ltd.

  • Pump Performance Checklist

    Keeping your pump in shape will help reduce costs and boost profits! Cut fuel consumption, reduce replacement parts costs and minimize pumping time on every job! A PUMP THAT LETS YOU DOWN when you need it most causes obvious losses of time and money. Not so obvious, but every bit as costly, are losses you can incur with pumps that operate at less-than-peak efficiency. A pump ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Sanitation Pumping Program

    Background – John Cocker operates Cocker Plumbing located in Homestead, Florida. John’s business services commercial properties, food facilities, apartment buildings and residential septic systems. He routinely provides service maintenance of facility effluent lines, grease traps and absorption fields (drain ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Pump Maintenance Know-How

    It’s no secret that a pump that runs at peak efficiency uses less fuel, experiences less downtime and costs less to operate. The time you spend maintaining your pump is actually an investment in its lifetime performance and value. In fact, there are many ways that a diligently maintained pump can reduce your costs, while increasing efficiency. For instance, by ensuring your pump investment ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

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