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  • 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 ...

  • Understanding the 3 Types of Arsenic Removal Used for Wastewater

    With the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the development of internal combustion engines and new manufacturing technologies, fresh water became an essential raw material not only for production, but for cooling purposes in manufacturing processes. However, when fresh water is used in an industrial process, it creates industrial wastewater composed of a variety of chemicals and other raw ...

  • The design and build of a process and wastewater treatment plant - Inlet: 900 mc/h - Case Study

    The client Ferrara Food, part of the S.F.I.R. group, is a company operating in the agro-industrial sector. More specifically Ferrara Food operates within the preserved food industry, specialising in tomato processing, from fresh product to semi-finished and finished products. Semi-finished products can be 200kg containers, or 1200kg bigbags, filled through an ...


    By IDRAFLOT

  • Industry News

    Compostable Cling Film Novamont unveiled a new biodegradable and compostable cling film that can be used for any kind of foodstuff, including perishables that have a high fat content such as oils, sauces and butters, and for acidic foods. After use, the material is compostable in accordance with European standards. Novamont’s cling film, developed with partners, has the same physical ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 2012 Economy and the Water Industry

    2012 Economy and the Water Industry Our economic future is a topic that is on everyone's minds especially as we enter into 2012.  Will our economic future improve?  Will we get our funding?  What are others doing to ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Water Industry on the Eco Wave?

    A wave of privatization is rolling through the water industry – at the environment‘s expense? In order to provide an answer to this question, the Environmental-Rating agency oekom research AG, Munich, put a number of water supply companies and manufacturers of water appliances to the environmental test. In results published today, oekom identifies the British water supplier Severn Trent as the ...


    By oekom research AG

  • Building New Industries and Creating New Jobs in a Plan B Economy

    Building a new economy, one that can sustain economic progress, involves phasing out old industries, restructuring existing ones, and creating new ones. This new economy will be powered by renewable sources of energy, will have a more diverse transport system--relying more on rail, buses, and bicycles, and less on cars--and will recycle everything. For example, coal use will be phased out, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Look to New Features of Industrial Power Cleaning Systems!

    Cleaning applications in industrial settings are extremely challenging. To efficiently tackle industrial maintenance jobs, it is imperative to be equipped with high-grade, powerful and durable hot water pressure washers from established suppliers. Such pressure wash machines feature the best in technology, construction, user safety, and performance. The following important aspects must be ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Mercury spill control procedures - industrial hygiene news

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Industrial Biotechnology - ASTM Organizes New Technical Committee

    With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modest planet is straining at the seams. Finding ways to maximize the sustainability of the resources that support us all is of critical importance. One such effort falls under the general heading of industrial biotechnology, which is based on a fascinating premise: that ...


    By ASTM International

  • New field test for Iron in Water

    Iron is a ubiquitous element that is often found in well water, to which itcan give an unpleasant taste. It is important to understand the basic chemistry of iron, how it gets in water, and above all how to test for it accurately and easily. ...

  • Industrial Symbiosis – New Driver of Green Growth

    UK-based International Synergies Limited is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading expert in industrial symbiosis, having developed a model that has been applied across five continents. In this article, the company’s Chief Executive, Peter Laybourn, discusses how the approach helps policy makers and business to move towards a circular economy. Industrial symbiosis is recognized ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Matching alternative water services to industry type: an eco-industrial approach

    This paper presents a framework for the matching industry clusters to appropriate alternative water sources using an eco-industrial approach. Alternative water sources are increasingly being considered in new industrial developments to reduce demand on potable supply and improve sustainability performance. The suitability of alternative water sources for industrial development is influenced both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Six Sigma: a new practice for reducing water consumption within Coca Cola industry

    Six Sigma is a well-known concept who means the perfection: a process of production to Three Sigma makes 3.4 defaults/million unit, whereas Six Sigma means for us the perfection. We used it now to mean the type of specialised training aiming at the attack of very high objectives for processes improvement. The method Six Sigma is a method of continuous improvement and elimination of non-quality, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wasteless Methods of Phenol Containing Industrial Waters Purification and New Modification of the Method of the Analysis of Phenolic Toxicants

    Effective methods of purification of phenol industrial wastewaters and wastes based on the different chemical phenol transformations to insoluble in water low toxical compounds with some valuable properties have been discovered. Chemical method of dephenolation using sulfochlorides may be applied for purification of industrial waters with any initial phenol concentration. Condensation method is ...


  • The irruption of new agro-industrial technologies in Uruguay and their environmental impacts on soil, water supply and biodiversity: a review

    In recent years, economic growth has produced a global change in the demand for food, fibre and energy supply. This has gone together with the globalisation of the agro-industrial production systems, leading to a qualitative change in land use because of intensive use of technological inputs. Uruguay, just as the other countries of the region, is part of this phenomenon. The massive introduction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designed for a Challenge – New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste

    Cost of water on the front end and discharge fees on the other end are squeezing industrial water users. Increasing water efficiency is a clear solution but facilities reusing and recycling must now treat water that is more fouled and more expensive to treat. To help alleviate these challenges in the market, Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: ...

  • An inexact multi-objective programming model for water resources management in industrial parks of Binhai New Area, China

    In recent years, Binhai New Area of Tianjin has been suffering severe water shortage due to climate change and industrial activities. Integrated and effective water resources management approaches are urgent for the sustainable development of industrial parks in Binhai New Area. However, uncertainties exist in many aspects of the water resources system and are inevitably problematic for water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Next-Generation Water Filter for the Oil and Gas Industry

    Many segments of the oil and gas production industry need improvements in water filtration over traditional methods. This is true because of the trend toward oil and gas production in tighter, less permeable reservoirs and the greater use of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques, many of which involve injecting water into the oil reservoir. To protect the integrity of such reservoirs, the amount ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Corporate Reporting on Water - A Review of Eleven Global Industries

    Water is a crucial resource for nearly all industry activities. Yet decreasing water availability, declining water quality, and growing water demands from nonindustrial water users are creating new challenges to businesses that have traditionally taken clean and reliable water for granted. Around the world, corporations are now facing diverse water risks, including changing allotments, more ...


    By Pacific Institute

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