cooling water contamination News

  • Recycling cooling water protects the environment

    Siemens has received an order from Slovakia Steel Mills (SSM) in Strážské, Slovakia, to supply a water treatment plant for its new steelworks. The plant will treat the water used for direct and indirect cooling and is scheduled to come on stream by the end of 2010. The order is worth some ten million euros. The mini mill of Slovakia Steel Mills in Strážské is designed ...


  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Contaminated water still troubles Japan nuke plant

    The radioactive water that has accumulated at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant remains the biggest problem hampering the cleanup process three years after the disaster. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has stabilized substantially since the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami destroyed its power and cooling system, triggering meltdowns. Massive amounts of water are being used to cool the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Reducing Environmental Effects of Cooling Towers

    The implementation of strict environmental regulations worldwide calls for mine operators and managers to take immediate action to reduce the environmental effects of their operations. Cooling towers, a crucial component of the mining process, have naturally come under scrutiny in recent years and it is therefore vital that ...

  • Evaporative cooling cuts energy costs

    It is estimated that HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why many building owners and managers are looking for ways to cut these costs. One way to do that may be to utilize evaporative cooling systems, which can be relatively inexpensive to purchase and often require much less energy than other forms of cooling. ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • High Ozone Concentration Possible only in water-cooled Ozone Generators is now available in compact air-cooled Ozone Generators.

    Health risks and pollution of the environment associated with using chemicals for water and wastewater treatment, water scarcity issues prevalent in the World are contributing to growth of Ozone disinfection technology. The pressure is on to produce more efficient effective and affordable ozone generators.  One of the most important technological challenges, which ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • White paper: Cooling electrical panels in waste water treatment applications

    Over the past few decades, the use of sophisticated electronics for automation and process controls as well as transformers, VFDs and PLCs have become commonplace in NEMA enclosures. The thermal management and related costs of these electronic enclosures has become very important considerations in managing these valuable assets. NEMA cabinets are used for protection from the harsh environments ...


    By Noren Products

  • Brownfield remediation combined with sustainable heating and cooling of buildings

    Pioneering methods used in the Netherlands combine remediation of brownfield sites with the use of groundwater for heat cold storage (HCS, or ATES: Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage) to achieve both low-cost remediation and sustainable use of energy. A new study demonstrates how HCS can be used to help decontaminate groundwater on brownfield sites. In recent years, there has been a major increase ...

  • Refurbishment Extends Cooling Tower Life by 20 Years

    An industrial cooling tower’s life expectancy is between 15 and 25 years, yet it is not always necessary to install a completely new system; old cooling towers can be refurbished or upgraded at a fraction of the cost. Refurbishment or upgrades can bring a cooling tower’s components up to original factory specifications, extending the system’s lifespan for another 15 to 20 years. ...

  • Biological Contaminants Found in Mid-Atlantic Homes & Offices

    The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States has been hit with heavy rains and flooding during the end of the winter season.   Whenever there is elevated moisture or humidity levels, concerns over biological contaminants in the home or workplace become a serious issue.   Fortunately there are ways to minimize exposure to biological contaminants in buildings.  For example, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Could Legionella Bacteria Be Contaminating Your Hot Tub?

    Hot tubs that are operated and maintained improperly provide a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Exposure to Legionella can cause potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease and non-fatal Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, potentially fatal and debilitating form of pneumonia that has long term effects after the disease has been treated. Pontiac fever is a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Announcing an All-New Design for JASC’s Water-Cooled Three-Way Purge Valve

    The JASC Water Cooled Three-Way Purge Valve was engineered to prevent liquid fuel coking that typically occurs when valves are exposed to heat for extended periods of time while the turbine is operating on gas fuel. JASC’s new and improved Water Cooled Three-Way Purge Valve features internal cooling paths in the housing, spool and flange to keep critical components below the liquid fuel ...

  • Kurion Announces Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Contaminated Water Cesium Levels Reduced by More than 40%

    Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management, announced that as of August 17th cesium levels in the contaminated ...


  • Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease has Facility Managers in Texas Checking Cooling Towers

    New York has experienced their worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease which has already resulted in 12 deaths and over 100 people becoming infected.  The disease is caused by breathing small water droplets contaminated with a type of bacteria known as Legionella. Although many people may be exposed to Legionella and not become sick, there are groups who are especially ...

  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • UNEP Leads First Ever Nationwide Diagnosis of Contaminated Soil in Republic of Serbia

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the first ever nationwide efforts to identify and map contaminated soil sites for remediation in the Republic of Serbia. The project takes place thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, which is contributing USD 400,000 for capacity building as part of the project; and the Global Environment Fund ...

  • Small boost of electricity aids natural clean-up of PCB contaminants

    Applying a low voltage to polluted river sediment can boost microbes’ natural ability to degrade harmful polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminants, according to a new study. The approach could be a cost-effective, sustainable strategy to bioremediate polluted sites. PCBs are persistent contaminants as they remain for long periods in the environment, particularly in water, soil and ...

  • `Boiling hot` leads to cool results: Army employs hot new approach to environmental remediation

    Army officials are breaking ground on a decades-long environmental remediation project to lift contaminants out of acres of land located on Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. Across football field-sized areas that became contaminated with industrial chemicals, workers employ a hot new approach to soil and groundwater remediation. They use an environmental treatment method called ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Contamination in Ciales, Puerto Rico; Agency Warns Against Handling Toxic Metal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection has removed mercury that contaminated several homes and schools in the Parcelas La Cordillera community of Ciales, Puerto Rico and completed the cleanup of the affected homes and schools. The EPA continues to work with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health, Public Buildings Authority and the Department of ...

  • TOC in ultrapure water

    The guidelines in the use and production of ultrapure water are already known. Thus, fast and accurate measurements are required to initiate remedial measures in case of contamination. LAR´s QuickTOCpurity meets these requirements. The TOC analyser QuickTOCpurity determines reliably the true total organic carbon content (TOC) in lowest measuring ranges, in less than 3 minutes ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

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