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  • Made to Bear Extreme Conditions

    Working below sea level, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, subsea pumps are high-power and high-speed rotating equipment that perform under extreme conditions. Every single part of the pump has to be designed to be extremely reliable and must be tested intensively. The newly developed tilting-pad bearings offer advantages that can be used in other areas of application as well. Certain ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Robotic Speed Demon Delivers 18,000 Feet Of Pipeline Condition Data In A Single Day

    "We absolutely crushed our previous distance covered in a single day..." A growing number of proactive municipal utilities and power generating operators across North America are reaping the benefits of deploying the latest robotics crawler from Pure Technologies (Pure) to assess the condition of their pipeline networks and save millions of dollars in water loss and prevented breaks. Unlike ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Overview of Using Lead Through the History

    Various sources assumed the share of guilt in the fall of the Roman Empire due to the use of the lead pipe, Devonshire colic in the 18th century, poisoning from the addition of lead acetate to wine and pediatric lead poisoning. Not only production but also the use of pottery for centuries caused poisoning among the population. When a piece of pottery covered with lead glaze is not heated enough, ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • 13 surprising tools a plumber needs

    What tools does a plumber need in their tool box? Professional installers tell us they use these top 13 plumbing tools time and again. Our list of surprising plumbing tools goes beyond your day-to-day staples of a good hacksaw, a set of well-engineered adjustable spanners, basin spanners, screwdrivers and a decent tape measure. Great all-rounder plumbing tools ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Maintenance Tips: Thermocouples

    Keeping air pollution control equipment properly maintained is essential for meeting regulatory requirements and efficient operation. Here on the CPI blog, we regularly share tips on maintaining your systems, which requires replacing components on a yearly basis. Today we're taking a closer look at the importance of replacing ...

  • Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow

    Runoff from animal production facilities contains various microbial pathogens which pose a health hazard to both humans and animals. Rotavirus is a frequently detected pathogen in agricultural runoff and the leading cause of death among children around the world. Diarrheal infection caused by rotavirus causes more than two million hospitalizations and death of more than 500,000 children every ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of OSE(II)-Enhanced Soil Washing(OESW) for TPH -Contaminated Soil Remediation

    The objectives of this study were to perform potentially suitable active agent that solubilize total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) present as contaminants and to evaluate the optimal range of process parameters that can increase the removal efficiency in OSE(II)-enhanced soil washing (OESW) pilot tests. Used experimental method for solubilisation of TPH by using OSE(II) was batch experiments. The ...

  • Chemical Oxygen Demand and Biochemical Oxygen Demand results in 15 minutes - Case Study

    Arauco, a Chilean pulp and paper company, has been using a PeCOD® Analyzer in full-scale operations since 2013. As a result, the company has reduced the use of hypochlorite in its bleaching processes with no loss of product quality, and decreased the amount of organics in its wastewater stream. The net result was a further reduction in chemicals and energy used in water treatment that saved ...


    By MANTECH

  • Reverse Vending 101: A Beginner’s Guide

    Wondering what a reverse vending machine is, how it works, or what happens to your bottles and cans after you return them for recycling? Check out this introduction to reverse vending. What is a reverse vending machine? A reverse vending machine is a machine where people can return empty beverage containers like bottles and cans for recycling. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • Rerating Pipeline Pumps

    Pipeline operators transport billions of gallons of oil every year, and they are constantly looking at ways of improving efficiency and reducing costs. Depending on changing network demands, this might require managing an increase or decrease in flow rate in the pipeline, a change in pressure, or a pump upgrade to more efficient technology. Throughout the life of a pipeline, the process ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Ninth Circuit Denies Motion for Further Mandamus Relief in Chlorpyrifos Proceedings

    On July 18, 2017, a panel of three judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying petitioners’ Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (Petitioners) Motion for Further Mandamus in the chlorpyrifos proceedings.  In that motion, Petitioners asked the court to grant further mandamus relief, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Expert Installation Services Soar to New Heights

    Along with providing equipment to solve customer’s complex VOC, NOx, and Odor pollution challenges, we also provide installation services. I was on site for the recent “lift” of a new QUADRANT SR-35,000 Thermal Oxidizer (TO). Capital equipment, like a Thermal Oxidizer, is designed to operate for many years; however wear and tear eventually may require the equipment to be ...

  • Effective Equipment Grounding

    The quality of the electrical wiring and grounding in a facility containing sensitive electronic equipment is one of the most important and least understood aspects of electrical power systems. Properly designed and maintained wiring and grounding systems are necessary to ensure personnel safety and protection of data and telecommunications equipment. Effective grounding creates an electrical ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Analysis of peCOD Technology and Comparison to Dichromate Method

    Bridgnorth Aluminium is a UK-based company that makes high-quality aluminum products for the lithographic industry. Their desire to reduce water consumption and improve process efficiency, led to a 6 figure investment in a new, on-site, effluent treatment plant. Their aim is to reduce water discharge, conform to stringent water authority requirements, increase recycling of water on-site ...


    By MANTECH

  • Application of advanced Respirometry in the Nitrification assessment for different levels of Temperature, pH and Oxygen

    For a determined substrate concentration, the most significant environmental factors are temperature, pH and oxygen availability. The well known critical influence of those factors on the nitrification are here analyzed by making use of a specific software and advanced respirometry based on a dynamic LFS system, where the test conditions can be set in the corresponding test-settings board and ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Kuriverter IK-110 effect in SWRO plant Extraordinary biofouling reduction - Case Study

    Learn how Kuriverter IK-110 successfully improves biofouling and decreases operation costs in a SWRO plant. ...


    By Kurita

  • Aquaporin Hollow Fiber FO Membrane Modules (AQPHFFO2)

    Aquaporin hollow fiber membrane modules for forward osmosis studies are now available from Sterlitech. AQP HFFO2 is a cross flow membrane module containing Aquaporin Inside hollow fiber membranes. With an Aquaporin Inside coating on the interior surface of the hollow fibers (lumen side), the feed solution is circulated in the lumen and the draw solution is circulated in the shell. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Microfiltration: Rocker VF12 Kit Saves Time and Money

    Filtering organic solvents for applications such as HPLC buffer prep can be challenging in order to ensure chemical compatibility with filters (PVDF, Nylon, or PTFE), preserving longevity of an HPLC ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Oxygen Monitors now Required for Nitrogen, Argon, Helium, and CO2 use in Denver

    The Colorado city of Denver recently passed a new law that requires facilities that use insert gas to install oxygen deficiency monitors wherever these gases are used in excess of 100 pounds. Learn what the new law requires from businesses and how an oxygen sensor protects your employees, your business, and your peace of mind.  What Denver's New Law Requires  The law ...

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