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  • Muller + Muller`s lakefront restrooms flush with rainwater

    A pair of highly sustainable comfort stations debuted on Chicago's lakefront over the summer, at 5800 North and 4000 South. Designed by Muller + Muller Architects, the seasonal-use brick structures use natural ventilation, daylighting and low-maintenance materials to minimize their ongoing use of resources. But prime among the pair of buildings' low-impact strategies is the use of captured ...

  • Effect of first flush on storage-reliability-yield of rainwater harvesting

    Rainwater harvesting (RWH) entails capture of rainwater falling on a roof and conveyance to a storage tank for later use as domestic water supply. During dry weather, dust and pollutants accumulate on the roof surface and are subsequently washed off with the ‘first flush’ at the beginning of the next rain. Diverting the first flush can improve the quality of stored water but at the cost of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Appropriate resolution timescale to evaluate water saving and retention potential of rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing in single houses

    The main objective of the paper is to identify the appropriate temporal scale for modeling the behavior of rainwater harvesting tanks in relation to the purpose they are built for, i.e., water saving, stormwater retention potential, etc. A tank water balance model coupled with a specific procedure to determine long-term series of rainfall (tank inflow) and toilet flushes (tank outflow) at ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 332 Braithwaite Tanks Case Study

    Severe corrosion had caused substantial holes to develop on the Braithwaite Water Tanks. The roof was repaired utilising steel plates. The smaller holes were repaired using a combination of metal filler and GRP bandaging in conjunction with Acothane DW. A London hospital recently had a problem with two Braithwaite water tanks. Both tanks are located in a roof top plant room and had ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • Barnet Eco-School get rainwater collection tank

    Rainwater Harvesting system supplied to Northway and Fairway school in Barnet Aquaco are supplying a 30,000 litre rainwater collection tank together with associated pump sets, controls, filtration and Ultra Violet disinfection for the use of toilet flushing within the school building. Aquaco will be testing and commissioning the equipment once ...

  • FLXX tightly sealed tanks protect ground water

    Every time we turn on a faucet, run the dishwasher, do a load of laundry, wash our cars, eat at a restaurant, use chemical compounds on our lawn, or flush our old prescription medication down the drain, we're impacting the global water supply. Front Range Precast Concrete in Boulder is working to protect water resources. It has been making watertight concrete tanks under the brand name FLXX for ...


    By Front Range Precast Concrete

  • Septic Tank Treatment intended for effortless septic protection

    Septic tank system is most commonly used by inhabitants living in rural or semi-urban areas which are not thickly populated. The septic system provides on-site sewage treatment of waste materials. The septic tank system is overlooked by inhabitants because of their ignorance or unawareness of the septic system. Proper maintenance of Septic tank bacteria treatment is required for healthy plumbing ...


    By Hydra International Ltd

  • Impacts of using rainwater tanks on stormwater harvesting and runoff quality

    The popularity of rainwater use in Australia depends completely on the individual householder's preference. The quality of reticulated water supplies in major cities of Australia is far superior to water stored in rainwater tanks. However, due to persistent drought and the implementation of stringent water restrictions, cities such as Melbourne have encouraged the use of rainwater harvesting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 445 Sectional Steel Water Tanks Case Study

    These images show a large sectional steel tank before any preparation work and then after preparation. The large sectional steel tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. A lining system was required for a newly constructed sectional steel effluent tank located at a cheese factory in the South West. The large sectional storage tank is sized at approximately 33m x 2.4m x 3.6m (with no roof) and ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • A survey of the characteristics and maintenance of rainwater tanks in urban areas of South Australia

    Households resident in metropolitan Adelaide and surrounding areas in South Australia were recruited into a randomised controlled trial. A total of 630 rainwater tanks with a total tank capacity of 14.5 ML were installed at the 325 households surveyed. The majority of the tanks were plumbed into the kitchen (64.6%), over 10 years in age (45.5%), over 15,000 L in capacity (42.5%) and composed of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tesco supermarket gets a 20,000 litre rainwater recycling system

    Tesco's Extension in Sutton Aquaco provided the supermarket store in Sutton with a 20,000 litre rainwater recycling system including dual pump sets, 500 litre header tank, ground filter and an UV unit. This was fitted in to their extension for toilet ...

  • Chopper Pumps: Pumping of septic sludge

    Landia chopper pumps have a great record of application in septic sludge. Septic sludge is raw unscreened sewage often delivered by tanker trucks from remote sites such as summer houses, camping sites, harbours, etc. Septic sludge contains many different solids tending to clog up pumps, everything people possibly can flush down a toilet! At this particular plant, a DG-I 4,0 kW –1500 kW was ...


    By Landia a/s

  • Grey water recycling for Taylor Wimpey

    Taylor Wimpey opt for Grey Water recycling The national developer and household name Taylor Wimpey has opted to include the "Aquawiser" grey water recycling system at a large housing development in Kent. The scheme will be offering a mix of houses and apartments Aquaco's grey water system. Grey Water Systems involve the collection of bath water and shower water which is then ...

  • Incremental sanitation improvement strategy: comparison of options for Hanoi, Vietnam

    Urban sanitation issues should be tackled strategically, and may be addressed effectively when sewerage development is pursued in conjunction with complementary sanitation measures. Five sanitation improvement scenarios employing sewerage, night-soil collection-and-treatment (NSCT) system, and/or septic-tank improvement by annual desludging were analyzed from the perspective of COD loads, total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Eco home in Brighton uses Greywater system

    Award winning eco home saves 100litres of water a day Having attended a self-build course, Jackie and Alan employed DRP, a firm of Brighton architects which produced a design that specified a whole range of eco technologies and materials including a grey water recycling system provided by Aquaco. Their new home achieved an 'Ecohomes' excellent standard thanks, in part, to water ...

  • Case study - Client: University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl

    Project: Rooftop rainwater to flush toilets. Patel Center for Global Solutions. Challenge: The Patel Center is the first LEED certified building at the university of South Florida, and sustainable water practices were an important objective for the building's stewards. With an estimated occupancy of 700 students and 70 teachers and employees per day, the system needed to ...

  • Grey water recycling system for midlands library

    Midlands Library Grey Water Recycling System Aquaco has won and is delivering an important contract for a grey water recycling system for a public library in the Midlands. Aquaco feels that a main strength of its business is in grey water recycling which collects bath, basin and shower water, filters and disinfects, and then recycles the water for use in toilet flushing. ...

  • Sutton Ashfield surgery has rainwater harvesting installed

    Rainwater harvesting for new surgery in Sutton Ashfield Aquaco Water Recycling will be supplying rainwater harvesting equipment to the New Street Doctors’ Surgery in Sutton Ashfield to allow rainwater to be collected from the 330m2 roof and used for lavatory flushing. The rainwater harvesting system supplied consists of an underground rainwater collection tank with internal ...

  • Evaluation of the optimal size of a rainwater harvesting system in Sicily

    In the Mediterranean area, water scarcity represents a critical issue due to the increasing water demand related to the population growth and the expansion of urban and industrialized areas. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) may be an effective alternative water supply solution to deal with water scarcity in order to reduce non-potable water needs. The reliability of RWH systems is greatly affected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • IFAS Media in a Sequencing Batch Reactor for Nitrification and Denitrification of High Strength Wastewater

    In 1996 a study group identified pig farm waste as one of Asia’s foremost environmental problems. So in 1999 a US AEP led effort established the Environmental Center for Livestock Waste Management (ECLWM) on the campus of the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan. The ECLWM constructed a state-of-the-art prototype swine manure wastewater treatment system. A ...

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