water-use tracking Articles

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Track the trash

    The main task of EnviroWaste’s latest Isuzu eight-wheeler front loading truck is simply to cart rubbish, but it seems to carry an equal amount of new technology. The Isuzu Gen 6 model is already impressive, with its Euro4 engine and its significant safety advances, but EnviroWaste demanded the latest technology in other areas, too. This included fitting a second steer axle to the FVZ1400A, which ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Using a track-type tractor (bulldozer) as a compactor

    Track-type tractor (=Bulldozer) is very popular machine in the landfill. TTT usually prepares the site by spreading the first waste layer because bottom layers of a new site can be damaged when real landfill compactor is used. During the normal landfill operation TTT is usually used for building access and haul roads and spreading cover soil. It can be also used as a feeding machine for landfill ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Estimation of pathogen concentrations in a drinking water source using hydrodynamic modelling and microbial source tracking

    The faecal contamination of drinking water sources can lead to waterborne disease outbreaks. To estimate a potential risk for waterborne infections caused by faecal contamination of drinking water sources, knowledge of the pathogen concentrations in raw water is required. We suggest a novel approach to estimate pathogen concentrations in a drinking water source by using microbial source ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Use in the Mining Industry

    Freshwater resources are protected as industry begins to put emphasis on sustainability The mining industry has a great impact on water resources, both depleting water supplies with high usage and polluting them with discharges or seepage from tailings or waste rock impoundments. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Snow studies track changes in water availability

    New analysis of snowpack data by two research groups has changed conventional understanding of the mechanics of snowmelt: Both teams found warmer weather may change the amount of snow as well as how it melts. These studies are important in developing a better understanding of the amount of water available in snow (known as snow-water equivalent). This information can be used to calculate the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Well water quality in rural Nicaragua using a low-cost bacterial test and microbial source tracking

    Water-related diseases, particularly diarrhea, are major contributors to morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Monitoring water quality on a global scale is crucial to making progress in terms of population health. Traditional analytical methods are difficult to use in many regions of the world in low-resource settings that face severe water quality issues due to the inaccessibility ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Researchers use `global thermometer` to track temperature extremes, droughts

    Large areas of the Earth's surface are experiencing rising maximum temperatures, which affect virtually every ecosystem on the planet, including ice sheets and tropical forests that play major roles in regulating the biosphere, scientists have reported. Earth's ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • On the Fast Track to Success

    Massachusetts bypass operation fuels success for transit authority with the help of a solid pump strategy. Boston, Massachusetts is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The city itself contains over 600,000 people, and with all of the surrounding cities taken into account, the population of the area exceeds 4 million. The city also attracts more than 12 million ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Assessment of source tracking methods for application in spring water

    For discriminating between human and animal faecal contamination in water, microbial source tracking (MST) approaches using different indicators have been employed. In the current study, a range of 10 such MST indicators described in the scientific literature were comparatively assessed. Bacteriophages infecting host strains of Bacteroides (GA-17, GB-124 and ARABA 84) as well as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • American Electric Power takes the lead in greenhouse gas management - Case Study

    The Enviance System allows AEP to enter data only once, and use it for multiple reporting requirements across a wide range of compliance programs As one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity, AEP recognized more ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Editorial: Tracking The Industry

    A MARKET Of Opportunity.” That is how we define the continually expanding organics recycling sector in a headline on the Industry Profile page in BioCycle’s 2017 Media Planner. But the headline begs the questions: Who is in this market? How big is it? What quantities and types of organics are being recycled? How many people does this market employ? BioCycle industry data collected in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Who used your water yesterday?

    The answer to the question above boils down to numbers in the final analysis. With more than half of the world's population already based in urban areas the additional demand for core services such as water is overtaxing capacities for water supply and disposal in many of the world's larger cities. And the problem is only going to get worse. The proportion of the world's population that will be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fish tracking in vertical slot fishways using computer vision techniques

    Vertical slot fishways are hydraulic structures which allow the upstream migration of fish through obstructions in rivers. The appropriate design of these devices should take into account the behavior and biological requirements of the target fish species. However, little is known at the present time about fish behavior in these artificial conditions, which hinders the development of more ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Axetris Mass Flow Controllers being used for CO2 isotope tracking using QCL - Case Study

    Empa utilizes Axetris mass flow controllers (MFCs) in its research laboratory at the "Top of Europe." Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) currently use Axetris mass flow controllers (MFCs) in its research laboratory at the Jungfraujoch High Altitude Research Station, located at the “Top of Europe.” Axetris MFCs were chosen to ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Tracking biological pollution sources using PCR-DGGE technology at Ta-An Beach

    The environmental authority of Taiwan has announced that ocean quality standard A, with E. coli less than 1,000 CFU/100 mL is safe for swimming. Ta-An Beach in central Taiwan was found to have exceeded 1,000 CFU/100 mL, which is 51% of the total monitoring records. Sewage, piggery and duck wastewater are discharged directly into this area. The traditional pollution source trace methods did not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wikis, Blogs, and their Use in the Water/Wastewater World

    ABSTRACTIt would be difficult to find anyone who spends time on the Internet who has not heard of weblogs, better known as “blogs”. Wikis are less well known, though Wikipedia, the free online collaborative encyclopedia is helping to change that (www.wikipedia.org). Both tools are regarded as a new communication channel and the “voice of the people”. Up until very recently ...

  • Microbial source tracking in highly vulnerable karst drinking water resources

    Water resources situated in areas with underlying karst geology are particularly vulnerable to fecal pollution. In such vulnerable systems, microbial source tracking (MST) methods are useful tools to elucidate the pathways of both animal and human fecal pollution, leading to more accurate water use risk assessments. Here, we describe the application of a MST toolbox using both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tracking and tracing: principles and practice

    The meaning of the concepts "tracking" and "tracing" are clarified, trying to avoid overlap and making them a complementary pair. Tracking and tracing systems are classified using eight attributes. Seven applications of tracking and tracing systems are analysed using these attributes. It is seen that most existing tracking and tracing systems are of a relatively simple type, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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