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  • Chemical Oxygen Demand and Biochemical Oxygen Demand results in 15 minutes - Case Study

    Arauco, a Chilean pulp and paper company, has been using a PeCOD® Analyzer in full-scale operations since 2013. As a result, the company has reduced the use of hypochlorite in its bleaching processes with no loss of product quality, and decreased the amount of organics in its wastewater stream. The net result was a further reduction in chemicals and energy used in water treatment that saved ...


    By MANTECH

  • Robotic Speed Demon Delivers 18,000 Feet Of Pipeline Condition Data In A Single Day

    "We absolutely crushed our previous distance covered in a single day..." A growing number of proactive municipal utilities and power generating operators across North America are reaping the benefits of deploying the latest robotics crawler from Pure Technologies (Pure) to assess the condition of their pipeline networks and save millions of dollars in water loss and prevented breaks. Unlike ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 13 surprising tools a plumber needs

    What tools does a plumber need in their tool box? Professional installers tell us they use these top 13 plumbing tools time and again. Our list of surprising plumbing tools goes beyond your day-to-day staples of a good hacksaw, a set of well-engineered adjustable spanners, basin spanners, screwdrivers and a decent tape measure. Great all-rounder plumbing tools ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Save money, save carbon

    As a way of saving money in a financially difficult time, engaging in a resource efficiency programme can help organsations cut costs from waste, water, packaging, emissions and supply chain wastage. Embedding a resource efficient approach to procurement business can proactively work with suppliers that offer cost effective solutions as well as environmentally preferable options. In the UK there ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Analysis of peCOD Technology and Comparison to Dichromate Method

    Bridgnorth Aluminium is a UK-based company that makes high-quality aluminum products for the lithographic industry. Their desire to reduce water consumption and improve process efficiency, led to a 6 figure investment in a new, on-site, effluent treatment plant. Their aim is to reduce water discharge, conform to stringent water authority requirements, increase recycling of water on-site ...


    By MANTECH

  • Safety vs. Environment Protection: Study Discovers Increasing Salt Levels in Lakes

    A recent study published by the US-American National Academy of Sciences revealed an increasing salt amount in form of chloride in rural and urban freshwater lakes around the American continent. The scientists believe, that mainly road salt distributed on icy roadways is to blame. Increasing salt levels threaten eco systems Road de-icing salt is blamed for rising salt levels in ...

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Get more Bang for your Buck with Solar Thermal!

    The relative efficiency of renewable energy technologies – i.e. their ability to transform solar or wind energy into electricity and heat – is a key element in calculating the likely effectiveness and expected ROI of renewable installations. Recently published research shows that solar thermal technology is more efficient than any other renewable system. According to the latest ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Maximum Efficiency for...Saving Water

    In an attempt to protect our ecological surroundings and minimize the negative effects of industrial processes, it is necessary to purify and recover the waters used during washing operations of sand washing, quarrying and recycling operations. The first step is to recover 100% of the waters used and to eliminate the concentration of sludge, thus Baioni's solutions aim at offering a full sludge ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • PaniPipe: saving water case study

    A collaboration between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Syngenta led to a simple, yet valuable solution for rice farmers in rural Bangladesh. The technology called PaniPipe, saved farmers irrigation costs, conserved groundwater, and reduced diesel fuel used to pump water. The PaniPipe, inserted into the ground vertically, allows farmers to monitor water level below ground, ...


    By Syngenta

  • Legionella, water treatment and energy saving

    We can help improve health and safety and increase energy reduction. At the moment you probably keep water temperatures above 60°C and you probably undertake regular chemical or thermal water system treatments and shower head treatments, all to prevent the growth of Legionella in your water system. There are several reasons to do this including legal, safety, ...


    By Aquadron

  • 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

  • Recycled Water saves California Farms

    After studies show no viable microorganisms in tertiary treated wastewater, growers in Salinas Valley now get two-thirds of their agricultural water needs from recycled sources. RECYCLED water is saving the farm for approximately 75 growers in the Salinas Valley along California’s Central Coast. Because their wells were becoming contaminated with seawater, these growers began irrigating their ...


  • Water glycol recovery saves over $20,000

    The Problem: At a mid-Michigan automotive supplier, a shutdown was imminent. Accidental cross-contamination between fire-resistant and oil-based hydraulic fluids in a bulk tank left the plant vulnerable to fire. If plant employees topped off or filled their reservoirs from the direct-fill system available at each machine, the risk of a fire propagating in the plant would greatly increase. ...

  • A new way to Skim and save

    Oil and water don’t mix, efficiency and profits often do. While the oil and water adage is well known to biodiesel producers—it means feedstock is contaminated with water—it also offers an opportunity. Biodiesel plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment that help a facility operate more efficiently. Oily water is a major hurdle to efficient processing ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Mission: Saving the Okavango Delta

    One of the world's few inland deltas, the Okavango, is facing pressure on several fronts. Three states with differing needs must cooperate to save it for future generations. Botswana has in recent decades often been [spoken of as an African success story. Stable, reliable and wealthy. Soon after independence in 1966, diamonds were discovered under its desert sands, and consecutive ...

  • Saving waste in the boiler house

    Burner technology has improved greatly in recent years. Older Burners had a series of cams and levers that were calibrated to provide specific amounts of air for a particular rate of firing. Being mechanical items, these wore and sometimes required calibration. They, therefore, had to be regularly serviced and calibrated. Generally, new burners use frequency controlled motors and cams to open air ...


    By EBE Engineering Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Saving Money with your Wastestream

    Many industries aren’t aware that there are simple, cost effective solutions to lower the surcharges they are paying to the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW’s). When the POTW is treating wastewater from an industrial source, they will charge the industry a surcharge to cover the additional cost of treating the industrial waste. Surcharging industries is a common practice since most industries ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

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