Point-Of-Use (POU) Articles

  • Pasfrost - Case Study

    Frozen food production: closed loop installation reduces water consumption by 50% Pasfrost is a Belgian food processing company and supplier of frozen vegetables that wanted to reduce its use of groundwater by 50%. Local groundwater levels were dropping and the quality of water was deteriorating, so an alternative, sustainable solution was needed. Paques designed and ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Pfizer Case Study: Single-use Conversion

    The challenge Pfizer was looking to accelerate the development of 2 biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to achieve regulatory approval. Their goal is to be first to market in China. In order to meet their aggressive timelines, they needed to implement single-use technologies in place of stainless steel in under 6 months. The solution Summary GE’s ...


    By GE Healthcare Life Sciences

  • Water Use in Concrete Production Higher Than Expected - Case Study

    Researchers uncover areas where better management may mitigate high water use Although many environmental impacts of concrete production have been well studied, little research has been dedicated to just how much water it uses. But, a study published in the journal Nature seeks to quantify the impact of concrete production on global water withdrawals, and it makes some dramatic ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • What are Gear Motors Used For?

    Gear motors are used in applications that require lower shaft speed and higher torque output. This describes a wide range of applications and scenarios, including many of the machines and equipment we interact with on a daily basis. From ATV wipers to hospital beds, servo mechanisms to ...


    By Power Electric

  • Loading capacity of silica flash cartridges

    FlashPure Cartridges Optimizing flash chromatography requires finding the ideal cartridge and conditions for a given sample. As the goal is to prepare the largest possible amount of pure sample in the shortest possible time and with a minimum use of solvent, it is crucial to know how high loadings affect the separation for different cartridges. Unlike analytical chromatography, preparative ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Biodepuration of domestic sewage, textile effluents and acid mine drainage using starch-based xerogel from recycled potato peels

    Water is a finite resource. Its safety and cleanliness are highly important to meet current and future human needs. Compared to other resources, water represents a main factor to achieve development in several areas and leads to economic progress of a nation. However, in recent years, the excessive demographic and industrial growth has exacerbated water contamination. In this study, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparative analysis of two low cost point-of-use water treatment systems

    The study examined two low-cost point-of-use water treatment systems developed in respect of bacterial and particulate removal when exposed to surface water for three months. Bacterial removal efficiency was estimated using E. coli and fecal coliforms, while particulate reduction efficiency was estimated by determining turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS). The systems investigated were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sepacore for the Separation of Plant Extracts - Case Study

    Customer: University of Basel, Switzerland The Division of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Basel in Switzerland is a center of excellence for natural product and medicinal plant research. It belongs to the Departement of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a leading research and teaching center in drug discovery & development, drug therapy and drug safety. Research groups ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Central ShopRite makes recycling clean and engaging for customers - Case Study

    Recycling Gets Cleaner When the Bottle Bill container deposit system went into effect in Michigan, it became a greater challenge to ensure that the handling of dirty bottles and cans didn’t contaminate the store’s perishables. James spent countless hours throughout the years writing to his state representatives to communicate how to best recycle products in Michigan.  ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • How to identify issues in water quality

    Water quality can mean different things to different people and therefore depends on what standard of quality one is looking for, for example, water may be fine for fish to live in but lack the quality required for human consumption. To measure the quality of water accurately, tests are carried out to identify several key indicators. These characteristics are then compared ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Where Is the Most Water Reuse Taking Place?

    Water reuse is becoming increasingly important as water scarcity becomes prevalent throughout the world. Whether it’s referred to as water reuse, water recycling, water reclamation, or another name, the resulting purified wastewater can be used in many applications, both potable and nonpotable. In some places, water reuse has been slow to catch on, particularly because of the so-called ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • A Closer Look | NOV 2017 Sebright Products with Gary Brinkman

    Sebright Products, a family owned and operated company, got its start in 1984, according to Gary Brinkmann, the company’s director of multinational sales. At the beginning, the company built compactors. Now, it’s “one of the most innovative manufacturers of waste and recycling equipment in the entire world,” Brinkman said. “We are a solution designer that ...


    By Sebright Products, Inc.

  • World’s busiest airport opens new terminal - Case Study

    Four years in the making and twice the size as originally planned, the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, opened its new terminal on May 16, 2012. The new terminal, titled Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International, is dedicated for international travelers and is expected to reduce the demand on existing airport ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Assessment of domestic consumption in intermittent water supply networks: case study of Puerto Ayora (Galápagos Islands)

    Intermittent water distribution systems are a stark reality in developing countries. Puerto Ayora, the centre of tourism of the Galápagos Archipelago, is not an exception, with its population and tourists suffering from scarce water resources. However, the extreme per capita consumptions, well above those in 24/7 supply situations in many other countries, contradict the (sense of) scarcity. In ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimization analysis of separation conditions of washed water containing a lead complex and characterization of the precipitation products

    Presently, the large amount of industrial leaded wastewater creates a great challenge to both environmental governance and wastewater recycling. Lead complexes in washed water must be removed mostly before the washed water can be recycled. This paper reports the mechanism and factors of removing Pb complexes in simulated washed water by the sulfide precipitation method. The reaction time, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bioelectrochemical nitrogen removal as a polishing mechanism for domestic wastewater treated effluents

    Addition of an external carbon source is usually necessary to guarantee a sufficiently high C/N ratio and enable denitrification in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Alternatively, denitrification processes using autotrophic microorganisms have been proposed i.e., with the use of H2 as electron donor or with the use of cathodic denitrification in bioelectrochemical systems (BES), in which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alternatives for domestic water tariff policy in the municipality of Chania, Greece, toward water saving using game theory

    As defined in the EU Water Framework Directive, every water tariff policy should be fair toward customers, generate legitimate revenue, and motivate consumers toward water saving. In the city of Chania, Greece, the inhabitants have asked for a fairer tariff policy and exhibited the intention to save water under the implementation of stricter measures. Therefore, a two-person zero-sum game was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why we need to recycle plastic

    In a recent article for Forbes, Trevor Nace, geologist, adventurer, and founder of Science Trends, expressed his concern about not recycling plastic. Worldwide people buy a million plastic ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • How to make domestic water reuse optimized through better strategies?

    Effective treatment of domestic waters and their reuse has become essential in modern times. Though such processes have technologically advanced in a significant fashion, it needs expertise or understanding of technology for proper execution. In addition, special strategies also have to be applied for process optimization. Strategies for greater conservation: It has become ...

  • The Rising Cost of Water

    There's a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of ...

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