The WATERS project aims to support the planning processes of decentralized environmental management, in particular to take better account of the pressures caused by future environmental change. To achieve this, VSO volunteers working in 4 districts (Nsjane, Chikhwawa, Salima and Karonga, in Malawi) are working closely with district officials to support their environmental district planning processes and to stimulate the involvement of the local village level committees
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Helping Prevent Foodborne Outbreaks with Ozone Technology
More consumers are adding fresh fruits and vegetables to their diets and placing more emphasis on “farm to fork” making it critical for retailers to ensure foods within produce areas are free of harmful microorganisms and safe for consumption. Foodborne outbreaks from produce have been on the rise. E.Coli contaminated melons, lettuce, tomatoes, and other produce have caused serious illness or death for people across the country. Additionally, retailers and suppliers of produce suffer from...
Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program: Seeking Solutions for Winery Wastewater
Seeking solutions for winery wastewater How to properly treat and dispose of wastewater is an issue for any production facility. This includes Ontario’s wineries, which face some added challenges: many of their operations are small and the bulk of their wastewater is produced during harvest season.With the help of an investment from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP), the Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) has launched a project to help find solutions that will meet its members’ environmenta...
Design Considerations for the Complex Waste Streams of Wineries - Case Study
Complexity is a term often used in tasting rooms to describe a fine wine, although little thought and understanding is given to the complexity of treating winery wastewater. It is vital to understand not only the nature of winery wastewater, but the by‐products produced during the wine making process, such as juice acidity, lees, and cleaning agents that dictate the various constituents and concentrations encountered. Beyond the romanticized season of harvest and the demands created by crush, other activities...
Oil Measurement in SAGD Steam Generation
The steam injection enhanced oil recovery method used primarily in Alberta, Canada, also known as Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD), pushes energy in the form of steam into the formation to liquefy very heavy oil known as bitumen so it can be recovered and lifted to the surface. This method causes the continuous release of water soluble organic material more commonly known as WSO’s into the produced water. The injected steam is recovered and recirculated for process efficiency and water conservation. In...
Recycling process water containing Radioactive Contamination (NORMs) - Case Study
The recycling of process water containing radioactive contamination within a Refurbishment Facility using Star-Sep™ Ceramic Crossflow Filtration This crossflow microfiltration process, using Mantec’s patented star channel Star-Sep™ Ceramic Membranes, renders the filtered water bacterially inactive and free of NORMs, which means that it can be re-used within the process. Mantec Technical Ceramics Limited has enjoyed success in a number of very different applications with its Star-Sep™...