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  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • The Four Seasons of Rainwater Collection – Ideas & Tips for Re-using Rainwater in Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring

    Rainwater in the summer What’s next for this summer? If you run out of water during a dry spell, it’s the ideal time to inspect and clean your water butt or tank. It’s also the time when you should consider how you use your rainwater harvesting system and ideas you may have for modifying it. Modifying your system at a time when your tank is empty saves you ...


    By Gutter Mate Ltd

  • Mining clarifier overflow

    Project Profile: Clarifier Overflow Water Polishing: PFD  Data: End User: US Energy Location: Crested  Butte, CO Commissioned: Spring, 2010 Units: (1) model STiR-50V (50 ft2/filter) Flow Rate: 300 gpm (0.5 Million gallons of water per day) ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • 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

  • Case study - TV personality in the chilterns

    The GRAF Carat 6500 litre underground tank is installed under a spacious patio at the back of the house and the manhole cover is decked in the same sandstone slabs as the rest of the surface. The Site A television personality, whose identity is not published at his/her request, is delighted with the rainwater harvesting system at their new-build home in a quiet village in the ...

  • 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

  • Feedwater pipe thinning - Case study

    Purpose Advise owners and operators to inspect and test intermediate temperature feedwater piping for internal wall thinning. Problem While not common, pipe wall thinning has been found in areas of turbulent flow in feedwater piping at intermediate temperatures. In at least one case, severe wall thinning to failure occurred downstream of a feedwater chemical ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Widespread Plastic Pollution Found in Great Lakes Tributaries

    Tiny pieces of harmful plastic, called microplastics, are prevalent in many rivers that flow into the Great Lakes, according to a study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Results are also illustrated on a new USGS microplastics website. Microplastics ...

  • Plastic materials used in one of the world`s most sophisticated laboratories located under two kilometers of rock and solid granite in the Canadian Shield

    When the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory [SNO] approached Fabricated Plastics Limited of Maple, (Toronto) Ontario, Canada, to design, manufacture and install two heavy water storage tanks and specially manufactured piping materials, the request was accompanied by a daunting list of limitations, unusual material , specifications, installation problems, and seemingly impossible engineering ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Acid Mine Drain (AMD) treatment to achieve very low residual heavy metal concentrations

    Abstract Mount Emmons mine wastewater treatment plant currently treats on average around 450,000 gallons per day of acid mine drain (AMD) water collected into several collection ponds. The plant uses standard lime hydroxide precipitation process at pH 10.7 to precipitate heavy metals and remove AMD contaminants with the subsequent flocculation - dissolved air flotation (DAF) and sand ...

  • Nuclear desalination: harnessing the seas for development of coastal areas of Pakistan

    Pakistan has a population of 140 million with more than 30% of the population living in cities and towns. Karachi, the major port city of the country, is the most densely populated with a population crossing the 11 million mark. The city receives 435 MGD of drinking water from the River Indus and other sources. However, the net demand for the year 2000 was 594 MGD thus there is a gap of 159 MGD ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Funding Innovative Uses For Scrap Tires

    Many States are cleaning up their stockpiles of scrap tires, but more roll in every day. According to the industry, each person in the United States generates one used tire annually. A number of states like North Carolina and Illinois are providing grants to stimulate markets for products made from scrap tire rubber, while states like Texas and New York are developing new civil engineering ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • A housing made of ductile iron GGG-40. The oneThe perfect solution for PE/PP piping systems

    It is common practice to chamfer the standard butt fusion around the diameter of the entrance during the installation of standard butterfly valves in plastic piping, so that the disc does not strike the pipe interior and can open completely (Picture 1). A compromise one does not have to accept when mounting the butterfly valve of type Z 414-A or Z 411-A. The DVS (German Welding Association) ...

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