Water & Wastewater Articles

  • Case study - Specialty spiral core winding

    Location: Ohio Equipment: Adwest Technologies Regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) Manufactured in 1999; Refurbished 2016 5,000 scfm capacity Problem: A manufacturer of spiral cores for multiple products needed to economically control emissions. Their growth had resulted in increased emission tonnage and were nearing the ...


    By Kono Kogs, Inc.

  • Fortesa International Stop It HP - Case Study

    STOPIT HP is a multi-component, yet easy to apply, epoxy composite system designed for high-pressure sealing applications with working pressures up to 2,000 PSI (140 kg/cm2) and operating temperatures to 175° F (79° C) while providing a built in 5:1 safety margin. Fortesa International (Dakar, Africa) In the inhospitible desert of Dakar Africa a high pressure 4" fiberglass pipline was ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken - Case Study

    BACKGROUND KFC a worldwide well renown fast food outlet, trailblazers of the sector have already started to implement energy saving environmental initiatives at its flagship stores, so far a 32% reduction in energy usage has already been achieved at their LEED accredited sites, by using items such as LED lighting, solar panels, daylight harvesting systems and smart electronics ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Scottish prison service Food waste dewatering Refurb’ & Retrofit - Case study

    Background The Scottish Prison Service as the English and Welsh Prison Service have been at the forefront of recycling for longer than many would know or perhaps expect. Visit the sites and the waste management compounds are stacked with baled cardboard, neatly wrapped bales of shredded confidential paper, baled linen and clothes, pallet boxes full of WEEE and fluorescent ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Clyde shopping centre - Case study

    Background Clyde Shopping Centre, Clydebank, already winners with their partner FM Company Andron Facilities Management, of the Bronze Standard for recycling in the “Green Apple Awards” sought new and improved methods of increasing their already high environmental aspirations. The site having already reduced its carbon footprint by  29% recently by   ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Cotehele National Trust - Case study

    Background For some time the National Trust has been assessing the risk climate change poses to its houses, gardens, coast and countryside as well as their impact on the wider environment. Cotehele National Trust includes a mill, 15 century chapel and Cotehele Quay. They receive around 100,000 visitors a year to its Barn Restaurant and Edgcumbe Arms Tearoom. Toby Fox, National Trust ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) - Case Study

    TRA-63 (TRA-605 Warm Waste Line) Failure of Underground 4-Inch Radioactive Warm Waste Pipe and Leakage Discovered During Waste Piping Replacement Construction Project Quick Facts: Pipe Material: Duriron Pipe Pipe Diameter: 4 inches Hole Size: ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • The Prolific State of Narrow Beam LEDs

    As demand for LEDs increase worldwide, lighting manufacturers are working around the clock to cater to specific beam configurations, such as wide and narrow beams. This article provides an overview of the narrow beam LEDs market, as well as a summary of complex obstacles that manufacturers and designers are facing during production. At the end of the post, readers can find actionable tips for ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Stop It Offshore Decommisioning Project - Case Study

    Project: Offshore Decommissioning - Natural Gas Line Repair Problem: 4” carbon steel natural gas lines had major wall loss and pinhole leaks due to corrosion. These leaks prevented the pipes from being pressurized in order to pig, flush and plug the lines for removal ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Preventing sinkholes: avoiding costly repairs

    Examining the causes of sinkholes and how Deep Trekker is aiding in preventing costly repairs and unwarranted closures. When it comes to preventing sinkholes, we must first understand how and why they appear. Armed with this knowledge, we can then take proper action to thwart the sudden appearances of these, costly craters. Sinkholes slowly develop over time in and around areas ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Pump Your Waste with Kingspan Klargester

    If your project is among the 1.5 million homes and properties in the UK that cannot connect to the main sewer, what should you do? First, the 2010 Building Regulations recommends that a site visit is carried out by a suitably qualified expert before the preferred treatment option is decided upon. Kingspan Klargester product experts will provide that service totally free of charge.  And ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Integrating Reverse-Electrodialysis Stacks with flow batteries for improved energy recovery from salinity gradients and energy storage

    Abstract Salinity gradient energy can be directly converted into electrical power by using reverse electrodialysis (RED) and other technologies, but reported power densities have been too low for practical applications. Herein, the RED stack performance was improved by using 2,6-dihydroxyanthraquinone and ferrocyanide as redox couples. These electrolytes were then used in a flow battery to ...


    By SusChem

  • Understanding the presence of filamentous bacteria

    Wastewater treatment plant operators are now used to problems related to the presence of filamentous bacteria in their wastewater. I remember a time where we would struggle with clarification problems, foaming problems, excess TSS in effluent, flocculation problems etc. and not being aware of the presence of filamentous bacteria causing those issues. Now almost every wastewater operator ...


    By Probiosphere Inc.

  • Automatic control valves: how to assess ACV applications

    As automation and computers claimed a foothold in the operation and control of reservoirs and elevated water tanks, the industry moved the valve control from mechanical automatic control valves (ACV) to actuated butterfly and ball valves. The primary reason? Actuators can be controlled by SCADA systems, which have been almost ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • High-Resolution Ultrahigh-Pressure Long Column Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography for Top-down Proteomics

    Separation of proteoforms for global intact protein analysis (i.e. top-down proteomics) has lagged well behind what is achievable for peptides in traditional bottom-up proteomic approach and is becoming a true bottle neck for top-down proteomics. Herein, we report use of long (≥1 M) columns containing short alkyl (C1-C4) bonded phases to achieve high-resolution RPLC for separation of ...

  • Does your facility need Zero Liquid Discharge Technology?

    If your industrial facility discharges its waste into deep wells, streams, sewers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and/or other waterways, it is likely there are some types of regulations on discharging the waste. With an increasing push toward environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are strengthening strategies to reduce industrial process waste. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Kingspan investing for the future

    The Kingspan Group has a proven track record of long term investing, recently seen at our state of the art facility in Portadown, widely acknowledged as the most advanced solar thermal manufacturing site in Europe. This is now followed by major changes at the ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Case study - Monitoring the oxygen content in bio-methane-to-grid supply

    Since 1984, Orbital has provided advanced technology solutions for the natural gas industry. Orbital’s customers, including the National Grid and the UK's gas distribution networks, rely on its crucial engineering support and specialised knowledge. Its value-added services and innovative products reduce the time it takes to identify, design and begin cost-effective delivery of new ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Bad housekeeping can bring unthinkable consequences

    What’s at Stake Some people can’t stand a mess, while others leave an evidence trail of poor housekeeping everywhere they go. But in the workplace, bad housekeeping can have consequences that go far beyond creating an image of a sloppily run, unprofessional operation. What’s the Danger Poor housekeeping causes a wide range of injuries and ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Case study - Filtralite Fredrikstad

    When renovating the filters the waterworks was interested in testing alternative filter media and replaced the anthracite layer in one of the filters with Filtralite® media for evaluation. Filtralite® is a filter media made of expanded clay and delivered by Saint-Gobain (Weber). In March 2002 Filtralite® media was installed on top of the existing sand in one out of totally 8 filters. ...

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