Beach Cleaning Articles

  • Large Amount of Untapped Energy in Aquatic Plants Case Study

    How do we make better use of surplus aquatic plants in the form of unwanted seaweed on our beaches and weed cuttings from streams and lakes? Aikan A/S has received support from the Danish Government’s EUDP program to examine the possible use of surplus aquatic plants as feedstock for the production of ...


    By Aikan A/S

  • What can a Screening Bucket do ?

    It Might be Quicker to tell you What it can’t do Being a bucket it is an attachment that can enhance your digger to became a mobile screening plant, offering the flexibility to sift material as need arise on site, minimising waste. Therefore, avoiding back and forth with trucks reduces processing time, so less costs also means more time available. But advantages are not only ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Environmental Technicians – It’s a Dirty Job

    But someone’s got to do it. Environmental Technicians are unsung heroes at Global. Their job isn’t glamorous. And while they’re not diving to great depths or piloting ROVs, the services our Enviro Techs provide are absolutely vital to Global, to our clients, and to the environment. Along with providing preventive booming and spill response services, our Enviro Techs play a ...

  • The wreck of the MV Rena – culture, risk and resilience in IA

    The wreck of the MV Rena and the subsequent resource consent processes, to enable the dumping and discharging of contaminants through abandoning the remnants of the wreck, created considerable division in the Bay of Plenty region, especially within iwi. Much of this conflict related to the nature of the effects, their monitoring and mitigation. The Rena case provides useful lessons for the impact ...

  • MB Crusher, to each yard its screener

    Some people use it to select the material directly on site and reuse it, some others for regenerating foundry waste. There are companies that seek to sift natural material under water and to clean landfills and beaches, some to remove impurities and to obtain good soil for gardens. Not to mention the use in piping work aqueducts, sewers, roads and tunnels: there are no limits to the use of ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Areas Where Revetment Mats Can Provide Structure and Ground Stability

    First things first—what does the term revetment mean in relation to erosion control? Well, revetments are like sloping walls placed just right to block or drain invading water before it can destroy a surrounding ground, like riverbanks, beaches, cliffs and man-made waterways. Containing articulated concrete, a revetment mat installation—consisting of one or more pieces—is the ...

  • Sea Level Rise: Risk and Resilience in Coastal Cities

    Introduction One of the most dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change is a rise in the global sea level caused by the melting of glaciers and land-based ice caps, as well as a smaller increase from expansion due to the higher temperature of the water itself.  Unlike some other predicted effects of climate change, this impact has already been observed for some time.  Indeed, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Newsletter September 2016

    For over 25 years now Microbe Inotech Labs has been serving the community. Providing excellence in Microbiology. Today Microbe Inotech Labs is looking forward to providing even more services and capabilities with the acquisition of equipment that will help us meet your needs even ...

  • Modeling of coastal water contamination in Fortaleza (Northeastern Brazil)

    An important tool in environmental management projects and studies due to the complexity of environmental systems, environmental modeling makes it possible to integrate many variables and processes, thereby providing a dynamic view of systems. In this study the bacteriological quality of the coastal waters of Fortaleza (a state capital in Northeastern Brazil) was modeled considering multiple ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Piedroba Dewaters Slurry, Returns Clean Water to Holmes Beach Canals

    This project was a successful application of a total cleaning system (TCS), where the particular type of solids of the sediments permitted the dredger to avoid the costly construction of a dredged material maintenance area (DMMA), or the transportation and tipping fees for a municipal landfill. The surface waters were cleaned in tandem, and contributed to a higher quality benthic environment in ...

  • Partnering in watershed management and community engagement case study

    Challenge: A Fortune 100 company requested our ecological expertise and support for its watershed management program and its pledge to replenish water used in production of its products back to nature and communities in the U.S. and Canada. Antea Group's assistance includes source water protection, community watershed partnerships, and technical support for other water resource initiatives ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Influence of wastewater disinfection on densities of culturable fecal indicator bacteria and genetic markers

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) as a rapid alternative analytical method for monitoring recreational water quality at beaches. For qPCR to be considered for other Clean Water Act purposes, such as inclusion in discharge permits and use in Total Maximum Daily Load calculations, it is necessary to understand how qPCR ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A method for Cleaning foreshores case study

    Introduction During a recent incident in the UK, it was important that the ecological disturbance in respect to natural vegetation and wildlife should be disturbed as little as possible. For this reason, no equipment of any description was allowed to be used. More than 20, 000 litres of oil was estimated to have made landfall on this foreshore. We decided that it would ...

  • Real-time forecasting of Hong Kong beach water quality by 3D deterministic modelling

    Bathing beaches are important marine resources for many coastal cities. To safeguard the health of beach users, beach management authorities in Hong Kong rely on the use of the concentration of the indicator bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli). Currently, the beach water quality grading system (from “good” to “very poor”) is based on the geometric mean of the most recent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Red Tide Cleanup with Beach Cleaners

    While the term, "Red Tide" may elicit an image of blood in the water, the coloration is due to an overabundance of microscopic algae, Karenia brevis. Besides discoloring the water, it releases a toxin that paralyzes fish, prevents them from being able to breath, and kills them. These dead fish then wash up on shore. Additionally, by consuming too much oxygen from the water, many forms of sea life ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Top 5 Beach Cleaner Cost & Maintenance Questions You Should be Asking

    A primary consideration for most beach cleaner purchasers is how much the machine will cost—not only in the initial purchase, but also overtime. A beach cleaner's ability to function optimally with minimal maintenance hours and costs is key to getting the job done for less. In order to help you know the right questions to ask. we've laid out the top five beach cleaner cost and maintenance ...


    By H. Barber & Sons, Inc.

  • Frontlines of Climate Change: Florida leaders take action on sea level rise

    While leaders in Washington, D.C. grapple with a potential national economic crisis, in Florida, mayors and citizens are taking action—on climate change and sea-level rise, that is. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will host its second annual Sea Level Rise Summit this week, bringing together national and international experts to discuss the ...

  • Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide

    Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas. There are now ...

  • Senate proposes funding increases for EPA, interior in Fiscal 2014 appropriations bill

    Senate Democrats Aug. 1 released a $30.2 billion draft appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by approximately $105 million, or 1.25 percent, compared to the pre-sequester fiscal year 2013 enacted level. Overall, the draft bill includes a total of $8.48 billion in funding for EPA. The ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Occurrence and predictive correlations of Escherichia coli and Enterococci at Sandpoint beach (Lake St Clair), Windsor, Ontario and Holiday beach (Lake Erie), Amherstburg, Ontario

    Point and nonpoint sources contribute to fecal contamination of surface waters by human pathogens that exist at low concentrations and are difficult, expensive, and/or impossible to easily detect. Therefore, fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) are used as surrogates in identification of fecal contamination, including Escherichia coli (EC) and Enterococcus spp. (ENT), at recreational beaches to protect ...


    By IWA Publishing

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