Swiss, California and Spanish researchers have found that particulates from auto exhaust can lead to the thickening of artery walls, possibly increasing chances of a heart attack and stroke.
Auto exhaust linked to increased risk of heart attack
Test of sludge thickening
Spomasz has made a test of thickening of sludge generated in the process of production of alternative fuel. An effective separation of solid fraction from oil-based carrier was achieved. Spomasz-Wronki centrifuge happened to be more effective and more efficient than other centrifuges tested with this media.
Veolia’s MVR salt crystallization system chosen by China Salt
Veolia Water Technologies’ well-proven crystallization system will be used to process un-treated sodium chloride feed brine, producing 800,000 tons per annum of 99.85%, or better, NaCl. This food grade salt produced from the sodium chloride brine will then be sold all over China as everyday table salt and so has to comply with the cleanliness and hygiene standards of the industry. As well as these hygiene standards, the optimization of energy use was also especially important for the client. No extra steam...
Powerful Performance - Flottweg Nominated for the Innovation Award
The twelve most pioneering ideas and projects were nominated for the Innovation Award of the Wirtschaftszeitung [eastern Bavarian economic newspaper] in 2016. 200 representatives from economy and science chose the winner. The Flottweg OSE decanter lined up against other creative ideas, such as a heatable asparagus field or a reinvention of the Otto engine. It was only possible after a second round of decision-making to name the CO2-free dispensing system from Krones AG as the winner. The nomination for the...
Rotork IQ3 actuators selected for Brazilian water treatment plant upgrade
The upgrade at the Rio Manso WTP at Brumadinho in the south east of Brazil involved the building of an additional filter plant, the replacement of obsolete actuators on existing plant and the introduction of a Profibus digital control network.Profibus DP enabled Rotork IQ multi-turn non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators were installed during the upgrade and expansion of the water treatment plant. The majority of the 136 IQ electric actuators were installed to control the inlet, outlet and backwashing...
GTI Covers Selected for Sewage Treatment Plant Improvement Project
Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) has been awarded a cover project in New York, USA. GTI will design, fabricate, and deliver two suspended covers as part of a sewage treatment plant improvement project. One portion of the project involves converting two secondary clarifiers into gravity thickeners. GTI’s suspended covers will be mounted on the 26 ft (8 m) diameter steel clarifiers to control odors and better regulate temperature within the tanks. Odor had become a concern at the sewage treatment plant,...