fouling News

  • Seagull Fouling Cleaning in Birmingham

    The structured approach to fouling cleaning at a heavily populated site in Birmingham is proving to be a successful bird control solution. Earlier in 2011, Eco Environmental embarked on a new seagull deterrent project in Birmingham. We were asked to remove bird eggs ...

  • Membrane fouling control

    An article published in Water and Environment Journal examines the use of air sparging and intermittent permeation as methods of reducing membrane fouling in the post-treatment of upflow anaerobic sludge blanket effluent. In wastewater treatment processes, the emphasis has recently shifted to include reduction ...

  • A New Way to Determine Fouling

    A new ASTM test method serves as an important option in determining the potential of particulate matter to cause fouling in pressure-driven membrane processes used in water treatment. ASTM members say that this new alternative (soon to be published as D8002, Test Method for Modified Fouling Index (MFI-0.45) of Water) will help end the struggle to entirely change an existing test method (D4189, ...


    By ASTM International

  • A New Approach to Fouling Monitoring

    Neosens offers innovative, cost effective sensor solutions for monitoring the presence of biofilm and scale in water and any industrial liquids. Fouling is a worldwide, multi-billion dollar industrial problem, reducing energy efficiency, increasing maintenance costs and creating health risks. The Neosens approach is early, preventive, online monitoring of biofilm and scale.  Our sensors ...


  • Great Lakes Fouled by Raw Sewage

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, (ENS) - Detroit, Michigan is at the bottom of the class, performing the worst of 20 cities graded by a Canadian environmental group in a Report Card on how well they manage their sewage. Sierra Legal released its first Great Lakes Sewage Report Card today, an investigative report that analyzes the performance of 20 cities in the Great Lakes ...

  • Unique sensor for the monitoring of industrial fouling

    For industrial processes that require pumping of various liquid media, equipment fouling has become a costly problem. Fouling is the undesired accumulation of deposits on equipment surfaces such as heat exchangers, pipelines, etc. The presence of these deposits usually reduces system efficiency, thereby increasing energy costs and maintenance-related down time. Therefore, it would be beneficial ...


  • Heysham Power Station - Bio-fouling Control

    Heysham nuclear power station have recently suffered a build up of Zebra mussel growth in the sea water cooling water intake systems. Previous experience proved that Sodium Hypochlorite dosing was successful in clearing the infestation and so WES were engaged to design and manufacture a temporary/emergency Sodium Hypochlorite dosing system to control the bio-fouling. Utilising an existing ...


    By WES Ltd / Weschem Ltd

  • NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

    Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday. The Department of Environmental Conservation sent a letter to New Jersey-based Honeywell International and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, part of a Paris-based global conglomerate, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fouling Cleaning at Woodhouse Mill`s Water Regulator

    The presence of feral pigeons called for an effective bird deterrent system including bird netting, bird mesh, fouling cleaning and rope access. We were contacted by our client to resolve an issue with feral pigeons perching on the water regulator in South Yorkshire, which was causing ...

  • Another Greka oil spill fouls California creek

    More than 25,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled near Buellton, California on Saturday, but the spill was not even discovered until 13 hours after it started, according to a report on the incident issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Overfilling of a produced wastewater tank caused the spill on the Greka Energy Zaca Lease. The oil and produced water spilled into the ...

  • Foul-mouthed fisherman lands himself in deep water

    Foul-mouthed fisherman lands himself in deep water Somerset angler Scott Riddle became the first south west angler ever to be given a community service order after he was caught fishing without a rod licence. Riddle, 29, told Environment Agency bailiffs to ‘f… off’ when they approached him at Bridgwater Docks on January 9, 2013. They had watched two men including the defendant ...

  • A cure for your fouled oil/water separator

    On July 28th 2011 Mercer International's David Goding and international industry expert Philip D'Angelo put on a complimentary webinar to help engineering, compliance, and maintenance departments reach common ground when assessing the three major questions that relate to removing oil and solids from water: How do I prevent my company from incurring fines and citations? How do I increase ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Fuel Fire Runoff Fouls Spokane River

    SPOKANE, Washington, July 26, 2007 (ENS) - A spectacular fire that destroyed a fuel warehouse in North Spokane late Monday has spilled oil into the Spokane River that crews from the state Department of Ecology now are working to contain. 'We have no idea how much oil escaped,' said Ecology spokeswoman Jani Gilbert. The warehouse is owned by Whitley Fuel LLC, Spokane's largest Shell ...

  • Fouling Cleaning and Installation of Bird Nets at the Bath Substation of Western Power Distribution

    Pigeon deterrents, such as anti-bird netting, were installed at this power substation after nesting pigeons created a dangerous fouling problem. Pigeons were fouling the compound and nesting in the cooler fan blades. There was the potential for fan failure or high speed ejection of fouling, sticks or other material, which could injure the station’s workers and ...

  • Cooling Systems: Increased Costs from Mineral Scaling and Biological Fouling

    Mineral scaling and biological fouling are two of the most common problems associated with watercooled systems, and the costs from these issues can be enormous. By understanding how these issues affect cooling water systems, and their associated cost drivers, facility managers can make informed decisions on proper scale and biological fouling control. ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Fouling California Air Costs Giant Pulp Mill $5 Million

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The largest unbleached kraft pulp mill in North America - Evergreen Pulp, Inc. - will spend $5 million to settle state and federal charges of air pollution from its wood pulp mill in Eureka, California. The mill spewed forth particulate matter and hazardous air pollutants that were 230 percent above the federal emission standard, the ...

  • Fouling Alaska Sea Floor Costs Icicle Seafoods a Fortune

    SEATTLE, Washington, September 21, 2007 (ENS) - Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Evening Star, Inc., have agreed to spend nearly $2 million to resolve Clean Water Act violations associated with the operation of the M/V Northern Victor, a seafood processing vessel, in Alaska's Udagak Bay. The settlement requires the payment of a $900,000 civil ...

  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of oceanWednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out. Up to a fifth of that amount - 21,000 gallons - reached the sea, according to estimates. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • Clean Membranes secures funding to develop non-fouling membranes

    Clean Membranes Inc, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based start-up developing a new generation of non-fouling membranes, has concluded a Series A round of financing led entirely by Morningside Venture Investments Ltd. The proceeds will be used primarily to take the technology, licensed on an exclusive basis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from laboratory discovery stage to ...

  • ACF Technology – Innovative Solution to avoid Ammonium Salts Corrosion & Fouling

    The new ACF (Ammonium Chloride Free) technology uses additives that are chemical liquid formulations based on a very strong organic base. It prevents salt fouling and corrosion in crude distillation units, FCC units, hydrotreaters, hydrocrackers, reformer units and other process equipment, where such disturbances are observed regularly. The ...


    By Kurita

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