Water Hardness News

  • AvistaClean MF/UF selection guides now on-line

    Updated selection guides and product data sheets are now availalbe on-line for the MF/UF cleaners . We"ve also revised the RO cleaner selection guide to include several new formulations for oil and polymer fouling. Microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membrane manufacturers have traditionally recommended generic cleaning regimes for their membranes. However, experience has shown that ...


    By Avista Technologies

  • Creating climate wealth - carbon war room conference

    Earth Week saw many events and many statements by corporations large and small on the importance of protecting the earth's environment. One of the most insightful events was the 'Creating Climate Wealth' Conference hosted by the Carbon War Room, an entity created by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. The event, which took place in Washington, D.C., brought together respected entrepreneurs, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hard Water Scale Prevention... Major Contract win for Fluid Dynamics Green Technology

    Fluid Dynamics International manufacturers of catalytic non-chemical treatment systems for the prevention of scaling caused by hard water have won a major contract in Northern Ireland. One of Ireland's largest meat processing factories has decided to install Colloid-A-Tron catalytic scale preventers to protect heat exchangers, cooling towers and boilers from the effects of scaling caused by ...

  • Carbon Screener launched: new business intelligence tool to explore carbon footprints of 3,000 comanies

    Today CO2benchmark went live with their Carbon Screener, the new analytics platform. It's the first carbon data provider to offer advanced business intelligence capabilities to its users. CO2Benchmark puts you in full control of the insights you want to gain from their vast knowledge base,which covers hard carbon facts & figures of 3,000 companies. The Carbon Screener enables you to slice and ...


    By CO2 Benchmark

  • GLOBE-net editorial - “now comes the hard part”

    Environment Minister Jim Prentice's speech this week at the University of Calgary was an important update of Canada's climate change policy objectives and one of the clearest statements to date on how the federal government plans to turn the open-ended Copenhagen Accord into an actionable international agreement. At the outset, Minister Prentice defended the decision to lower Canada's emissions ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon monoxide - will you wake up?

    Students living in digs are being urged to make sure they aren't putting their lives in danger by making sure their accommodation has life-saving audible carbon monoxide (CO) alarms fitted. Every year 15 to 20 people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in the UK and 234 suffered major injuries last year alone. The Health and Safety Executive is launching a new campaign in the South West to ...

  • David Kidney speech - the low carbon industrial strategy and the role of further education

    Delighted to have the opportunity to be here this morning. Thank you to the foundation for inviting me to speak here today. I am sorry I am unable to stay for the entire event but I very much wanted to show my support for the work that the New Engineering Foundation does, to talk a little about how this work complements government policy, particularly in the area of energy and climate change, and ...


  • EPA issues consumer alert: unscrupulous vendors market unapproved flu disinfectant products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning consumers to beware of unscrupulous vendors who may market ineffective and unregistered products or services that claim to disinfect surfaces or entire rooms against the H1N1 influenza virus. In the current flu-conscious climate, heightened anxiety about the spread of the H1N1 virus has bred false claims in the marketplace. “Unfortunately some ...

  • Carbon Accounting - Building the case for a green work place

    An environmentally friendly office is not hard to achieve says ACCA (the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants) as it offers ten practical tips for a sustainable workplace as part of its drive towards carbon accounting.Wyn Mears, Director of ACCA UK says: “With politicians struggling to come to an agreement on climate change, and with the global Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen weeks ...


  • Greenstone Carbon Management to exhibit at Green IT Expo

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The Green IT Expo on the 10th – 11th November 2009. Greenstone will showcase its carbon accounting software suite Acco2unt* and the recent addition Green IT. Green IT allows large organisations to accurately audit and rationalise their IT estate – such as desktop computers, ...


    By Greenstone

  • Greenstone Carbon Management to showcase at Green IT Expo, Barbican Exhibition Centre, London (UK)

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The Green IT Expo on the 10th – 11th November 2009. Greenstone will showcase its carbon accounting software suite Acco2unt* and the recent addition Green IT. Green IT allows large organisations to accurately audit and rationalise their IT estate – such as desktop computers, ...


  • Auto industry pushes hard to reduce CO2 emissions and needs supportive, realistic legislative framework to succeed

    The European automobile industry is proceeding at full pace to reduce further CO2 emissions from its vehicles and is confident to meet legislative targets if a supportive policy and legislative framework is secured. The legislative proposal for limiting CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles, adopted today by the European Commission and subject to approval by the European Parliament and ...

  • Likely spread of Softener ban will force rethink on hard water treatment methods

    Recent surveys found levels of chlorides well above the normal in a number of rivers and streams in northern US States. This will add pressure to legislators to consider the banning of water softener units in other parts of the US not just California.Fluid Dynamics manufacturer of catalytic scale prevention products Housetron ,Scaletron and Colloid-A-Tron have seen sales surge as the green agenda ...

  • Blue Carbon Report: Healthy oceans are important

    The Blue Carbon report, compiled in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), puts some hard figures on the carbon capturing potential of the marine environment and on the impact of marine degradation on climate change. It also outlines the way markets might begin paying developing countries ...


  • Leading Haymarket titles become the first magazines in the UK to carry the Carbon Reduction Label

    Respected environmental title ENDS and leading marketing business magazine Marketing will display the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label from the end of September, after having undergone a rigorous and detailed carbon footprinting process. The Carbon Reduction Label will display each magazine’s commitment to reduce their overall carbon footprint, and in the case of ENDS also show the total ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • China faces colossal bill for a low-carbon economy

    China could achieve 'safe' levels of carbon emissions by 2050 but only by funding a massive clean technology effort, according to a new assessment. It estimates that China will need to invest an extra 1–1.5 trillion Chinese yuan (US$220 billion) a year to build a low-carbon economy and keep carbon emissions similar to those in 2005. 'China's Low-Carbon Development Pathways by 2050' was published ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A hard rain`s gonna fall

    Analysis shows climate change to yield more extreme rainfall. Heavier rainstorms lie in our future. That's the clear conclusion of a new MIT and Caltech study on the impact that global climate change will have on precipitation patterns. But the increase in extreme downpours is not uniformly spread around the world, the analysis shows. While the pattern is clear and consistent outside of the ...

  • Hard quality test for RT400

    One week ago, we thougt that it's time for an really hard quality test for Ahwi products. What we can do do show our customer the stabilty of an RT400. To launch an RT400, upside down, from an 6m high bridge, thats it. And after this action, we leave the machine for one week in the water. For the truck was this action not very healty, and also the trailer did'nt look very well. We lifted ...


  • Preventing scaling caused by hard water for a whole town without chemicals

    For over 20 years Fluid Dynamics' Colloid-A-Tron non-chemical scale preventers have been reducing scaling in small villages in County Donegal in Ireland. Fluid Dynamics has now won a contract to supply a Colloid-A-Tron non chemical Catlytic water treatment unit to treat water for the town of Letterkenny in Donegal. The unit 8' in Diameter will treat up to 400m3/hr of water per hour. Letterkenny ...

  • Study to measure long-term hard water damage

    Expanding on a major study already underway, the Water Quality Research Foundation has retained an independent testing firm to measure how hard water might damage many common household fixtures and appliances. In February, WQRF hired the Battelle Memorial Institute, a non-profit international science and technology enterprise, to examine the amount of energy savings that water softeners offer. ...

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