water engineering Articles

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • Saline Pond Multi-Layer Liner System - Case Study

    Gas operation benefits from the conversion of a single-liner system to a double-liner with leak detection monitoring Extensive gas operations near the North Saskatchewan River in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, are understandably closely regulated. To help the client remain well above compliance requirements and expand their leak detection capabilities, Nilex implemented the ...


    By Nilex

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Using Electromagnetic induction to characterize soils - Case Study

    Electrical conductivity measurements have been used for years to determine salinity and moisture in soils. Probes were inserted directly into the soil to determine how well the soil conducted an applied current. This process was slow and labor-intensive and was usually reserved for scientific studies. A more recent technique for measuring conductivity is electromagnetic induction (EM), a ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Salinity and miniDOT

    The miniDOT and other optical dissolved oxygen sensors measure oxygen within a special plastic material that has the property of changing its fluorescence in response to the amount of oxygen present. Oxygen arrives within this material by diffusion from the surrounding environment, which is usually water.  The miniDOT determines oxygen concentration in water dissolved oxygen  by ...

  • 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.

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Does your facility need Zero Liquid Discharge Technology?

    If your industrial facility discharges its waste into deep wells, streams, sewers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and/or other waterways, it is likely there are some types of regulations on discharging the waste. With an increasing push toward environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are strengthening strategies to reduce industrial process waste. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Water Active: Borehole Management in Civil Engineering Projects

    Groundwater wells are common to many civil engineering schemes and their operational performance can play a crucial role in the successful delivery of a project, whether used for construction dewatering, alternative water supplies for facilities or any other application , the well performance must be optimized and high levels of operational efficiency and service availability achieved. A ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Engineers without borders: sustainable engineering for developing communities

    Through integrated design strategies and a longstanding commitment to communities, students from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland chapters of Engineers Without Borders and professionals from the Chesapeake EWB section collaborated on potable water, sanitation, and irrigation projects in developing communities worldwide. In Baan Bo Mai, Thailand, a pipeline was installed to provide the ...

  • Diesel Engine Rebuild Facility

    The facility rebuilds both tractor and truck diesel engines. The process uses soaps and surfactants to clean the engine and parts during the rebuilding process. The wastewater generated is treated using the Floccin 1105 in a water reuse system designed by Integrated Engineers, Inc. All of the water is reused in this closed loop system. Here is an example of the jars before and after treatment ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Environmental Engineering case study

    USX Corporation, Fairless Hill, Bucks County Evaluated hydraulics of water distribution system and its capability to meet very high fire flow requirements for Industrial Park. Assisted with presentation and discussion with Falls Township. Upper Makefield Township, The Arbors Reviewed and approved design of water supply ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • Advanced engineering for ATEX solutions

    The process of disinfecting water with UV light is a proven technology for drinking and process water in many industries, however the high standards required by the offshore industry command these systems to be engineered way beyond the normal specification of many manufacturers. When a leading offshore contractor based in Malaysia required two high specification ATEX systems for operation in ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Reconciling hydrology with engineering

    Hydrology has played an important role in the birth of science. Yet practical hydrological knowledge, related to human needs for water storage, transfer and management, existed before the development of natural philosophy and science. In contemporary times, hydrology has had strong links with engineering as its development has been related to the needs of the design and management of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Engine manufacturer saves $45,000

    The Problem: An engine manufacturer was faced with costly lost production in their 10,000gallon central honing oil system. The central system had been contaminated with 1500 gallons of water. The oil supplier’s lead-time for replacing the oil was just over 72 hours, and draining, cleaning, and drying the system would add to the downtime. SRS had already been conducting a successful coolant ...

  • Engine detonation with bioethanol cavitation

    Bioethanol is an alcohol of an organic origin which receives from a sugar ferment reaction. In the process of ethanol formation, starch from grains of plants turns in simple sugar in reaction with enzymes. Natural sugar ferments with yeast and form a mix of alcohol, water and unfermented remains. Alcohol is separated from a mix in distillation capacities and additionally clears in rectifying ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Wastewater engineers go with the flow

    The efficiency of maintenance work has been improved by water treatment engineers employing Intellisonde monitors in their final effluent. Designed primarily to measure water quality, the Intellisondes also measure flow, and this reading is being used to detect the accumulation of debris that necessitates a maintenance visit. Wastewater treatment efficiency is often measured by the analysis of ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Engine detonation with bioethanol cavitation

    Bioethanol is an alcohol of an organic origin which receives from a sugar ferment reaction. In the process of ethanol formation, starch from grains of plants turns in simple sugar in reaction with enzymes. Natural sugar ferments with yeast and form a mix of alcohol, water and unfermented remains. Alcohol is separated from a mix in distillation capacities and additionally clears in rectifying ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Flexible engineering designs for urban water management in Lusaka, Zambia

    Urban water systems are often designed using deterministic single values as design parameters. Subsequently the different design alternatives are compared using a discounted cash flow analysis that assumes that all parameters remain as-predicted for the entire project period. In reality the future is unknown and at best a possible range of values for design parameters can be estimated. A Monte ...


    By IWA Publishing

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