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  • Hidden costs of purchasing oil water separators

    When evaluating your purchase options for oil water separators there are some important long-term considerations to make. An oil water separator is not a "set it and forget it" piece of equipment. The cost of the equipment is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to truly understanding how much money will need to be spent over the lifespan of a unit. Before comparing the acquisition costs of ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Cost-effective and reliable waste water aeration

    Körting waste water aeration ejectors have been handling the toughest of challenges placed on industrial and municipal waste water treatment for a long time now. Demands for an efficient and reliable oxygen transfer system during biological treatment stages make the technology from Hanover sought-after worldwide and the number one choice of plant operators. At the end of 2014, Körting ...


    By Körting Hannover AG

  • AQE 2018 Seminar on Clean Air Zones

    AQE 2018 (Telford, 21+22 Nov), the Air Quality & Emissions event, will include a seminar organised by the EIC on 21st November focusing on solutions for the management and delivery of Clean Air Zones (CAZs). CAZs are a major part of the Government’s plans to ensure compliance with EU limit values for NOx pollution and twelve cities are currently actively considering introducing ...

  • Manufacturing industry saves £2 million in water costs

    Signatories to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) significantly reduced the amount of water used in the manufacture of food and drink last year, saving the industry £2 million in the purchase price of water alone. The news comes as part of the Commitment’s annual progress report, published today by WRAP. Between 2012 and 2013, signatories reduced their water use by 1.35 million m3, ...

  • Thames Water’s chronic leakage failures cost it dear

    Failure to meet leakage targets over a three-year period will cost Thames Water £320 million in regulatory penalties and additional expenditure. Industry regulator Ofwat announced this morning that England’s largest water and sewerage company had agreed to repay £65 million to its customers – on top of £55 million of automatic fines – for failing to meet ...

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Refinery water pollution costs ConocoPhillips US$1.2m

    ConocoPhillips, an international energy company headquartered in Houston, has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum refinery it operates in the city of Borger, located in the Texas panhandle. The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced that their complaint, filed simultaneously with today's ...

  • The Hidden Costs of Electricity

    Huge demands on increasingly scarce water are a major hidden cost of a "business as usual" approach to American electricity generation that needs to be more fully understood by policymakers and the public, according to a new Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. report prepared for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Saving on electroplating costs

    Montblanc is a company based in Hamburg, Germany, that is well-known for manufacturing handcrafted, high-quality writing instruments. Perhaps the best known Montblanc product is the classic masterpiece, a fountain pen. The pen’s cap features the white star emblem, which is a stylised nod to Mont Blanc’s snowy peak. All Montblanc writing instruments are characterised by their ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • Low Cost Virus Sampler for Water Applications Now Certified

    Argonide's VS2.5-5 Virus Sampler Cartridge is now supplied in cases, each which contains fifty (50) Samplers in individually induction-sealed polybags that have been sterilized and certified as such by the TAMU Electron Beam Facility in College Station, Texas. This procedure eliminates the need for autoclaving a sampler prior to testing, as suggested in the USEPA Methods of Virology, Chapter 14, ...


    By Argonide Corporation

  • Air, Water, Hazwaste Violations Cost Equistar $125 Million

    HOUSTON, Texas, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - Equistar Chemicals of Houston, Texas has agreed to settle federal environmental violations by spending more than $125 million on pollution controls and cleanup. The company must address a host of air, water and hazardous waste violations at seven of its petrochemical plants in Texas, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. The Justice Department and the Environmental ...

  • Boreholes, Springs and Rainwater Tanks to Tackle Rising Water Costs

    Again, we read about the importance of water in dairy farming in this week’s Farmers Guardian. Katie Jones writes that water costs are being controlled on one farm in Devon through utilising spring water on the unit. Located just North of Plymouth, despite farming in an area home to the longest stretch of coastline and with seemingly high levels of rainfall, the South of England still has ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Toxic spills to Appalachian waters cost Massey coal $20m

    The fourth largest coal company in the United States, Massey Energy, has agreed to pay a $20 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at coal mines in West Virginia and Kentucky, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. This is the largest civil penalty in EPA's history levied against a company for wastewater discharge permit ...

  • AWWA advocates for legislation to reduce water infrastructure costs to consumers

    In testimony today before a U.S. Congressional subcommittee, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) endorsed draft legislation that would create a Water ...

  • Scottish Water selects advanced aeration solution to improve water quality and reduce costs

    Scottish Water has purchased three advanced Aquaerator aeration and mixing systems from Aquarius Marine Group (AMG), a world specialist in lake aeration, to improve water quality in Aberdeenshire’s Craighead Reservoir. The new ‘Aquaerator’ technology, developed and installed by AMG, will help combat thermal stratification and increased levels of iron and manganese, a ...


    By Aquarius Marine Group Ltd

  • New water level monitoring system lowers operating costs

    OTT Hydrometry has launched a new remote water level monitor, the OTT ecoLog 500, which is a completely integrated monitoring and data transmission unit that uses the latest technologies to lower the cost of monitoring surface water or groundwater level and temperature. The ecoLog 500 is a self-contained system for monitoring, logging and data transmission with advanced capabilities for remote ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • At what cost recovery - Estimating the cost of natural disasters

    When natural disasters, such as earthquakes, storms and hurricanes, are reported in the media, they are often accompanied by an assessment of the cost of the disaster. While such information can be useful to help governments and international organisations target aid and recovery efforts, the details of what is included in the assessment, and the methods used, are often ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Multiparameter colorimeter offers cost-effective clean and waste water testing

    A new, cost-effective instrument that lowers the cost of entry to multiparameter clean and waste water testing has been introduced by Camlab, one of the UK's leading scientific equipment suppliers. The Camlab Water MC500 multiparameter colorimeter is designed to test more than 70 different clean and waste water testing parameters for the cost equivalent to two single parameter colorimeters. The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • China needs comprehensive and cost-effective strategies to address water pollution

    China has become famous in recent years for its double-digit annual economic growth and rapid urbanization. Unfortunately, this economic success story is paired with serious environmental degradation, especially the pollution of China’s streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. China suffers from growing shortages of fresh water resources and can ill-afford to have its lakes and rivers ...

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