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  • Rural house with swimming pool, Perthshire

    At this site in Scotland the owner has achieved a high level of energy independence using a mix of renewable energy sources, including a Gaia-Wind turbine. Average annual wind energy production: 25,000 kWh Background At this site in Kinrossie, Perthshire, the owners’ goal was to achieve a high level of energy independence using a mix of renewable energy ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • Hydro power myths Explains why various schemes such as a pool pumps or rain gutters or pumping water to a tank will not work

    Making electricity from falling water can seem like magic, and that’s led to lots of misconceptions. Here, we’ll separate fact from fiction when it comes to what microhydro systems can and cannot do. Residential-scale microhydro-electric systems have the reputation of being the holy grail of home renewableenergy (RE) systems. While they lack some of the hype, magic, and bling of ...

  • Cycle Stop Valve replaces four Variable Speed Pool Pumps case study

    This pool has 4 water features, a slide, a waterfall, a spa cascade, and a wet wall. I required the ability to run each of these water features independently. This pool also has four cleaning modes, two sets of in floor cleaning nozzles, skimming, filtering, and vacuuming. In addition this pool also has a 50 foot zero entry lip. In order to accommodate all the above a typical configuration would ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • Profile of Ozone/Bromine Sanitation Systems for City of Tucson Municipal Pools

    Due to the inherent risks associated with the use of chlorine gas as a sanitizer for the City of Tucson’s twenty-six municipal swimming pool sites, I found myself in search of an alternative water sanitation method. The challenge was clear; find a system that would be safer to manage than gas chlorine, yet yield the same favorable sanitation and water quality results. Since all the sites ...

  • All you want to know about sump pumps

    The weather nowadays is extremely unpredictable. It may be sunny now, and may rain heavily the next instant. Also, occasionally there are weather conditions like rains, hurricanes and storms, which can occur when it is least expected and among all of these, floods are the most common. Floods can be very irritating as the water can flow indoors. In such a condition, a sump pump is necessary in ...

  • What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

    Solar buildings technologies use the non-polluting power of the sun to help heat, cool, and power our buildings. Because buildings now use one-third of the energy currently consumed in this country, the potential markets for using solar buildings technologies in place of conventional ones is substantial. Whether you're a home owner, architect, builder, business owner, or industry or utility ...

  • How to take care of your solar lights in winter

    Most sun powered items survive the winter fine and dandy the length of you keep scoops, snow blowers and chemicals far from them. Others, on the other hand, truly ought to be taken inside. This article audits what ought to come in and how to store them appropriately, and what how to deal with sun oriented lights that will stay out for the winter. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Geothermal Energy... Power from the Depths

    The Earth's crust is a bountiful source of energy—and fossil fuels are only part of the story. Heat or thermal energy is by far the more abundant resource. To put it in perspective, the thermal energy in the uppermost six miles of the Earth's crust amounts to 50,000 times the energy of all oil and gas resources in the world! The word 'geothermal' literally means 'Earth' plus 'heat.' ...

  • How to make energy efficiency affordable

    Energy efficiency is a tortoise in the green energy race. Not glamorous like solar, wind or smart grid, it tends to plod along in the back of the pack, attracting little media attention. But being last can be a good thing; you learn from the frontrunners. Such is the case when it comes to financing. EE is beginning to borrow from strategies that have spurred tremendous growth for solar and other ...

  • Using electricity to save the planet

    When it comes to energy efficiency, it used to be the big guys that mattered. Policymakers and market leaders focused on manufacturers, refiners and others that gobbled up lots of kilowatt hours.It’s not surprising. Manufacturers create bang for the buck. Better motors, refrigeration or combined heat and power can lead to six-digit dollar savings — far more impressive than the $10 per month an ...

  • Case study - Synapsys - Making a splash in energy excellence

    Synapsys makes a splash in energy excellence Synapsys, UK leader in developing and supplying innovative communication interfaces for the built environment, is at the high-tech heart of a low carbon leisure centre building which has received a top accreditation for energy saving and attracted half a million visitors in its first year. The £7million new Wolverton Leisure ...

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Aggressive dewatering aids concrete rehab at Abitibi

    An enormous volume of water passes through the Abitibi Canyon Generating Station every hour of every day. In order to complete critical concrete repairs on the hydro power station, general contractor The Barclay Construction Group needed to find a way to pump and discharge almost 30 million gallons of water in a 500-metre section of the river upstream from the station in under 30 hours. Aquatech ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Indoor Dewatering Plan Successful for Palm Beach Florida Mall

    Griffin Dewatering was hired to provide a workable dewatering plan to facilitate the“facelift” of a swanky mall in Palm Beach — all while maintaining a low profile to accommodate everyday mall business. When the Palm Beach, Fla., area was growing into the north end of the county, it became apparent that a new shopping venue was required. After all, these residents ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Good bugs and bad bugs

    Ugh, what IS that smell? is usually a question for which no one really wants an answer! The real reason is to make sure the person asking this rhetorical question is not the originator. Anyone walking by some City sewer manholes has had this experience.Beneath the streets of San Diego are literally hundreds of miles of pipes carrying human waste (sewage) from homes and businesses to sewage ...


    By Hydrologix Systems LLC

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • We don’t want energy storage

    Claiming that we don’t want energy storage seems like a provocative thing to say. For example, the Energy Institute (EI)’s 2015 Energy Barometer report, a survey of professionals in the energy industry, rated storage as the area most in need of innovation. My point isn’t that energy storage isn’t ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Hydraulic modeling trends in 2003

    It is traditional as a New Year dawns to review the old year and draw some conclusions. Not to be left out, we asked a number of our industry experts to reflect on key developments in their area of specialism based on their observation of the activities and issues facing users around the world during 2003. We cover in turn each of our key areas – Collection Systems, Water Supply, River Systems, ...


    By Innovyze

  • The wildland fire threat

    The threat of wildfire is a major concern to more and more homeowners as construction of homes moves into the Wildland Urban Interface. Periods of drought are frightening times for residents of suburban and rural areas across the country, including the Northwest, the West, and the Rocky Mountain states as well as the Southeast. For those of us who live near natural areas of brush or forest, the ...


  • Water System Infrastructure – A View of Where We Are, Where We Could Go and How We Can Get There.

    This is the first of several essays that are aimed at focusing attention on water and sewer infrastructure systems. In this essay, the current state of city and regional systems are examined, the current state of the industry will be examined next, investigating some of the tools, resources and technologies that are available, today. Beyond that, the final essay in this series will look at the ...


    By H2bid, Inc.

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