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  • Say no to pitting and hydrate blockages

    Quality and reliability are essential when it comes to extracting gas from depths of around 70 m off the Arabian Peninsula, near the North Field, one of the world's biggest gas fields. Gas – and more But this gas contains a high level of hydrogen sulphide, which can produce highly corrosive acids that damage the ...

  • Heat exchanger blockages eliminated and acid cleaning no longer required

    Kaish Foods is one of the oldest food Companies in Jordan, established in 1926. The water in Amman the capital of Jordan is hard with the impact that the shell and tube heat exchanger in the Tetra-Pak machine used become increasingly inefficient and then after 500 hours of operation would become blocked with scale and the production process would have to be stopped whilst the heat exchanger was ...

  • Jackson, Mississippi Expands Use Of In-Pipe Technology For Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    In-Pipe Technology Deployed System-Wide to Reduce Operating Costs Wheaton, IL — The City of Jackson, MS expanded its use of In-Pipe Technology® (In-Pipe) in an effort to improve overall operating efficiency and performance of its treatment plants and sewer collection systems. With a population of approximately 180,000, Jackson is served by three wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). Severn ...

  • Innovyze Releases InfoMaster V5.0 With Extended Work Order Management, Valve Criticality Analysis, Linear Extended Yule Process Pipe Failure Model

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today introduced InfoMaster Generation V5.0, with new and improved analysis and reporting applications. Where other ERP systems are focused on electronic records management, InfoMaster is built from the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze Releases InfoMaster V5.5 With Expanded Pipe Inspection Coding, Non-Homogeneous Poisson Process Asset Deterioration Model, Nessie Curve

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today introduced InfoMaster Generation V5.5, with expanded pipe inspection coding support, economic-based Nessie curve for forecasting capital expenditures needs as well as new and improved analysis and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Thames Water launches `Bin it - don`t block` campaign

    Thames Water has urged people not to throw food waste or cooking fat down toilets as part of a campaign called Bin it – don’t block it to stop “sewer abuse”.  Thames Water chief operating officer Steve Shine said: “This year alone we have had to deal with 55,000 blockages in London and the Thames Valley, resulting in flooding to 7,000 homes and gardens. “The majority of blockages are caused ...

  • Chopper pump makes mincemeat of pork scratchings

    Problem: Fats and pieces of pig skin used in the manufacture of pork scratchings at OK Snacks were causing standard equipment to break down, resulting in time and cost spent on clearing the blockage. Solution: A reception tank was installed with an external Landia chopper pump placed near the bottom. Furthermore, a recirculation system was introduced which allows the pump to chop and then ...


    By Landia

  • US$768,000 grant to Iola, Kan., for sewer project

    EPA has awarded US$768,000 to Iola, Kan., for improvements to the sewer system. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help Kansas communities better protect their water resources. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost US$2.6 million.” The purpose of the project is to repair and ...

  • Septic Tank Filters added to WTE wastewater treatment product range

    Waste Tech are proud to introduce Final Effluent and Septic Tank Filters to the UK. The big problem with septic tanks is that their soakaways block with suspended solids carried out of the tank and into the soakaway itself. These solids eventually ruin the soil porosity and the soakaway fails. The Wastewater Filter is fitted into the vertical part of the 'T' on the outlet pipe from the ...

  • Don`t let fat put a drain on Christmas

    Tipping left over fat and grease from the Christmas turkey down the kitchen sink could cause some unwelcome woes this holiday, and the Consumer Council for Water is calling for consumers to think twice before dumping fat, oil or grease down the drain. It is all too easy to simply rinse the fat and oil from greasy pots and pans down the drain with soap and hot water, but as the fat cools it will ...


  • EPA to initiate rulemaking to reduce harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating a rulemaking to better protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and basement backups. In many cities, SSOs and basement backups occur because of blockages, broken pipes and excessive water flowing into the pipes. SSOs present environmental and health problems because they ...

  • Don`t let your Gutters Drain your Wallet

    Friday 26th November was National Gutters Day and a timely reminder to homeowners that by spending a few minutes cleaning and inspecting gutters this weekend could potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds! Cleaning out gutters is certainly not the most exciting job in terms of home maintenance, but it is one of the most important. Old, broken or sagging gutters can lead to water ...


  • Plan for less water down drain warns UK environment agency report

    Drainage design standards should be reviewed and guidance developed for retrofitting water efficient fixtures and fittings to ensure sewerage systems can work with less water, says the just-released Environment Agency report ‘Less Water To Waste’. The joint investigation by scientists and water experts examined concerns that increasing water efficiency in the home and office could result in bad ...

  • New Environmental Sampling Unit From Crowcon

    The new Environmental Sampling Unit (ESU) from Crowcon is a cost effective device for monitoring high density gases such as chlorine, sulphur dioxide and flammable vapours where positioning a conventional sensor is not practical. An electric fan draws an air sample into the chamber via a pipe, where Xgard detectors monitor the presence of flammable or toxic gases. The ESU is ideal for ...

  • Sewer Gas Testing and Consulting Services Allow Residents of Puerto Rico to Breathe Easier

    Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present in a home, school or building depending on various circumstances. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. There can be highly toxic components of sewer gas which include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Zimbabwe engulfed by sewage

    To get to Sinikiwe MaKhumalo's doorstep in Zimbabwe's second largest city, Bulawayo, visitors have to step on a thin plank perched precariously over a trench that prevents sewage from flowing into her house. The 57-year-old grandmother has endured this arrangement to access her home in the city's Old Magwegwe working class suburb for the past five months after a sewer burst close to her ...


    By United Nations

  • Riobra to optimise key flemish wastewater networks

    Belgian wastewater utility Riobra has successfully implemented MWH Soft"s InfoNet solution to plan, construct, renovate and maintain a number of key Flemish wastewater networks. Central to Riobra"s approach are its GIS system and its enterprise administrative database, iSeries. The company"s goal is to keep these systems up to date so that it can provide accurate information to its customers - ...

  • Water company fined for sewage spills at Devon holiday resort

    South West Water has been ordered to pay £60,300 in fines and costs for polluting two beaches at Salcombe in South Devon. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Sewage spills occurred in August 2012 during the Salcombe annual regatta. On August 6 the Agency responded to reports of pollution at South Sands. It found sewage leaking from a corroded inspection hatch and flowing down ...

  • Septic tank filters for improved effluent quality

    The big problem with septic tanks is that their soakaways block with suspended solids which are carried out of the tank and into the soakaway itself. These solids eventually ruin the soil porosity and the soakaway fails. The Wastewater Filter is fitted into the vertical part of the 'T' on the outlet pipe from the septic tank and removes up to 70% of the fine suspended solids from the discharging ...

  • Christchurch residents to conserve water

    Fifty per cent of Christchurch now has a basic mains water supply following last Tuesday's earthquake, but the city's Civil Defence management has said that people should still conserve water and boil it before drinking. Two hundred portable toilets have been distributed and another 1,200 are due to arrive in the city. Seventy-five per cent of the city now has power as improvements to the ...

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