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  • Non-chemical solutions for hard water scale

    Fluid Dynamics International, UK, has been helping farmers to solve hard water problems. The water supply to Hunter Farms in Tennessee, USA, is very hard (480ppm), and they had serious scaling in their chicken house self-watering system and their cool cells and egg room humidifiers. The drippers that provide drinking water for the chickens needed cleaning or replacement every sixty days and, with ...

  • First Steps on the Hard Road to Environmental Restoration

    Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 12, 2005 (ENS) - The total environmental impact of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina on August 29 is still unknown, but it is currently being evaluated ...

  • Environmental Firm Uses Belt Skimmer to Remove Oil from Hard-to-Reach Wells

     Removing oil and hydrocarbons from water is particularly difficult in wells and areas where access is limited. Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, has developed a variety of oil-in-water extraction solutions for these types of demanding applications. Abanaki's ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • WIRELESS CONTROL OF GAUGERGSM LEVEL SENSOR

    GaugerGSM is a SolidAT level sensor for remote level monitoring applications. The sensor is installed in large quantities at remote locations. Some of the locations are spread country-wide, such as when monitoring diesel tanks. Some of the locations are hard-to-reach such as underground sewers. To reduce the setup burden and allow simple tuning of the Gauger configuration, SolidAT recently ...

  • Portable power and temperature control for disaster relief

    When disasters occur, the first thing with which most people are concerned is life. We seek to keep people alive by provide food, shelter, water, and medical supplies and attention as needed, depending upon the circumstances. Power loss during and after these events also leaves people at the mercy of temperatures, and this is an important detail to address once the ...

  • Ocean acidification set to spiral out of control

    The continued release of greenhouse gases into the air is set to bring about huge changes to land ecosystems as they are forced to adapt to rising temperatures. But the marine world — which is just as integral to human existence yet receives little attention during climate negotiations — will endure a similarly tumultuous time as emissions rise, scientists say. “Changing oceans ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA helps people take control of their asthma

    Local air quality affects how you live and breathe. Like the weather, it can change from day to day or even hour to hour. Add pollutants in the indoor air of people’s homes and workplaces, and you have conditions that can be extremely serious for people with respiratory diseases such as asthma. Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the health of ...

  • Weak ballast water permit opens U.S. waters to continued invasion

    Today, the USEPA released a new permit to regulate ballast water discharges from commercial vessels in US waters that falls far short of what is needed in the estimation of a coalition of conservation organizations that had previously sued to win a tougher permit. Invasive species introduced and spread via ballast water discharge are already wreaking havoc on U.S. waters. For example, a litany of ...

  • Yet another `Real world´ test of Sialex®Ring`s ability to remove and control `Boiler Scale´

    A particularly difficult "test" was selected. It should be said that in quite a few cases Sialex®Ring is selected when all else fails. However, by demonstrating the products abilities, more companies are exposed to the products capabilities. THe test in this case; a boiler using locally sourced , untreated water from a "hard" water area (hardness expressed as Caco3 = 1,130mg/l.) The ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Yet another "Real world" test of Sialex®Ring`s ability to remove and control "Boiler Scale"

    As with many from the scientific community, proof of what is offered is critical. Without being aware of all the underlying principles employed in the product's production. A demonstration of the unit in operation cannot be ignored.  A particularly difficult "test" was selected. It should be said that in quite a few cases Sialex®Ring is selected when all else fails. However, by ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • EPA addresses water quality issues in Gloucester

    Boston, Mass.-- In order to advance healthy water quality in the coastal areas of Cape Ann near the City of Gloucester, EPA is proposing a draft decision to deny the extension of a waiver of Clean Water Act requirements that has allowed the City to discharge wastewater receiving only primary treatment from its wastewater treatment facility into Massachusetts Bay. Gloucester has applied to EPA for ...

  • Pennsylvania American Water Files Rate Request

    Pennsylvania American Water today filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) requesting a $6.12 a month increase in water rates for a typical residential customer. The company’s request would bring a typical monthly residential water bill, using 3,960 gallons per month, to $58.63, meaning the cost of tap water for most households would remain at about one ...


    By American Water

  • Weda keeps things clean in Germany’s tropical waters

    The ideal conditions for any pool-cleaning machine is a square-sided pool that is closed for the night. Tropical Island in Germany is exactly the opposite: a recreation centre that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and a pool with soft shorelines and even some islands! But Weda’s machines have been working hard there every day of the past five years, and they have been doing a great ...


    By Weda AB

  • Water Investments Flowing for Asia`s Urban Poor

    MANILA, Philippines (ENS) - The Asian Development Bank has decided to continue its partnership with UN-HABITAT to increase investments in safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for some of Asia’s poorest urban areas. The partnership, which carries the Water in Asian Cities Program, will extend to 2011 with each organization committing $10 million in grant funds - twice the ...

  • Cholera Outbreak in Iraqi Kurdistan Blamed on Dirty Water

    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, September 21, 2007 (ENS) - The Kurdistan Regional Government's health minister has warned that cholera outbreaks in the north could spread if the government does not improve its water supply. 'If the government doesn't fix the dirty water problem, the cholera outbreak will continue and a huge disaster will occur,' said KRG minister of health Zryan Osman.Dr. ...

  • UN chief identifies water management as key to food security

    Water management is ‘a key element’ in food security, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) Director-General Jacques Diouf has told a ministerial conference in Libya taking place this week. Water for agriculture and energy in Africa: the challenges of climate change opened. The event was organised by the FAO (as the chair of UN Water) and Libya’s Arab Jamahiriya government in collaboration with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ARCADIS Recognized by International Water Association for New Orleans Work

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, was the inaugural recipient of the IWA Executive Director Prize for Impact at Scale award during the bi-annual Project Innovation Awards for their work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). The ...


    By Arcadis

  • Cape Town’s water restrictions – restricting or a necessary, new way of life?

    “The drought that has impacted many regions within South Africa for a considerable length of time now has exposed the poor, or lack of, water management (monitoring and control) ability of many water institutions, as well as the difficulties and inability of municipalities and their consumers to be able to reduce their consumption when required” says Steve Gillham, General Manager: ...

  • Droughts, mink and habitat loss blamed for large drop in England’s water vole population

    Records reveal water vole presence down 22 per cent in two years. England’s population of water voles could have declined by a fifth since 2011, the Environment Agency and the Wildlife Trusts have revealed. New maps published today suggest that while there are some strongholds where water voles continue to thrive, the overall population in England is struggling and could have reduced by up ...

  • P&G CSDW program provides three billionth liter of clean drinking water

    The Procter & Gamble (NYSE: P&G) Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program has provided 3 billion liters of clean drinking water in the developing world through the distribution of 300 million PUR packets. With the help of global health organizations, World Vision and PSI, P&G was able to distribute the third billionth liter to a family in Rwanda, the latest country where the ...

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