Water insecurity in Northern Indigenous communities in Canada remains a pressing problem, with multiple dimensions and health impacts. We carried out a case study of long-term water insecurity in the Southern Inuit island community of Black Tickle, Labrador, where there is no piped water and people rely on an under-funded potable water dispensing unit (PWDU) and unmonitored water sources. Our community-based multi-disciplinary project involved qualitative and quantitative methods including key informant interviews, focus groups, a census, a literature review, water testing, and an engineering site visit. In Black Tickle, water security was chronically and severely compromised and was linked to poverty, food insecurity, men's health, and mental health. We have taken a materialist approach; accordingly, later project phases involve research aimed at identifying appropriate solutions, and conducting pre-engineering and engineering work. This article reports on the first two phases of the project, through which we described the problem and identified its impacts.
How Do You Know If You Need a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System for Your Plant?
In order to keep your production flowing smoothly and avoid costly damage to your cooling tower equipment, the proper treatment of your cooling tower water is essential. If cooling tower water is not properly treated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly equipment replacements down the road. But how do you know if you need a cooling tower water treatment system for your plant? Keep in mind thattreatment methods will vary depending...
Checklist for Boiler Maintenance
Boilers play a crucial role at industrial facilities and it is imperative that they be safely and properly maintained. Routine boiler maintenance can help prevent unplanned shutdowns and outages, increase the efficiency of the boiler and cut operating costs, and ensure that the facility is in full compliance with all laws and regulations governing boiler safety. What follows is a boiler maintenance checklist to ensure that no key safety and maintenance tasks are overlooked and that every boiler inspection or...
Neuthox improves the water quality by removing unwanted bacteria - Case Study
NEUTHOX removes biofilm in cooling tower and leaves the water system completely free of unwanted bacteria Using an electrolysis process of saltwater the ECA generator produces the liquid NEUTHOX, which contains hypochlorous acid, and is highly efficient in eliminating bacteria.A biofilm consists of living and dead organic and inorganic material collected on a surface, which in water systems typically occurs as a patch on a pipe surface. Biofilms contribute to increased bacterial levels, reduction of dissolved...
Perfectly clean water - without the use of toxic chemicals - Case Study
Bacteria-free surroundings breeds healthier and more productive cattle Danish Clean Water A/S is a manufacturer of ECA generators and has successfully marketed and deployed its generator for more than 5 years, sold to more than 20 countries through local partnerships and has thereby gained significant market power. The ECA generator can be used in various industries and production sites, but especially within animal husbandry in agriculture the results have been remarkable. Using an electrolysis process of...
Perfectly clean water without the use of toxic chemicals - The Poultry Industry - Case Study
Improved water quality increases earnings significantly, in the poultry industryBacterial contamination in drinking water can be heavily attributed to biofilm buildup inside the water pipes. Danish Clean Water manufactures a line of ECA generators that produce the disinfectant NEUTHOX, which is a highly effective terminator of biofilm.Improving the quality of animals’ drinking water is a crucial task that leads to enhancing animals’ health. Healthier livestock on the farm translate into lower expenses...