Water Standards Articles

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Glyphosate and AMPA in drinking water

    Carcinogenic or not? The broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate is used all over the world in agriculture. Alongside farming, the chemical is also used for weed-killing in domestic gardens and in public and private spaces kept free from «vegetal invasion», such as railway tracks. Glyphosate has been used since the 1970s in pesticides and was hitherto thought to be harmless at ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?

    People concerned about their water footprint often make an effort to turn the faucet off quickly, take shorter showers, and cut back on watering the lawn. While these efforts are important, they ignore one of the biggest water-use culprits found in virtually every household: food and beverages. The production of food and beverages is a water-intensive process. According to the ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Industrial Anaerobic Biological Fermentation - Case Study

    The cooperation between the above mentioned innovative companies forces to impressive results. Hager & Elsässer planned the Aquatyx R2S reactor-technology which is installed in glass lined steel tanks from GLS Tanks International. AQUATYX is primarily for industrial anaerobic biological fermentation of highly polluted wastewater, as they are to also found for example in the paper ...


    By GLS Tanks International GmbH

  • Blending as the best compliance option for the management of radioactivity in drinking water supplied from the deep sandstone aquifer in Southern Jordan

    This paper describes management options and interventions taken by the Government of Jordan to ensure that the quality of drinking water supplied to consumers via the Disi Water Conveyance Project (DWCP) meets Jordanian drinking water standards and WHO guidelines for drinking water quality in respect of their radiological composition. Results from an initial survey of radioactivity present in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Accounting for metal bioavailability in assessing water quality: A step change?

    Bioavailability of metals to aquatic organisms can be considered to be a combination of the physicochemical factors governing metal behavior and the specific pathophysiological characteristics of the organism's biological receptor. Effectively this means that a measure of bioavailability will reflect the exposures that organisms in the water column actually “experience”. This is important ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Results of heavy metals and other water quality levels in tap water from Çan sourced from Ağı Dağı (Mt. Ağı) (Çanakkale, Turkey)

    In this study, the concentrations of heavy metals Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd, Ni, Fe, Mn and Cr were determined using an inductively coupled plasma and optical emission spectrophotometer (ICP-OES), and water quality parameters pH, temperature, and conductivity were measured using the YSI 556 MPS water probe. The water samples were collected monthly from five different street tap water points sourced from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Towards an effective protection of groundwater resources: putting policy into practice with the drinking water protection file

    Groundwater in the Netherlands is a major resource for drinking water. As such it must be carefully monitored and managed. Evaluation of the European Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD) showed that protection of this valuable resource needs improvement. The Drinking Water Protection File identifies necessary measures needed per water abstraction site. The Protection File is part of the Dutch ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

    Water is essential for life, and “access to safe water is a fundamental human and, therefore, a basic human right.” With this statement and his address on World Water Day in 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan put a spotlight on what continues to be a global problem: clean water. This year completes the UN “Water for Life” international decade for ...


    By ASTM International

  • Derivation of water quality standards for carbamazepine, metoprolol and metformin and comparison with monitoring data

    Environmental quality standards (EQSs) for three pharmaceuticals in surface water were derived: carbamazepine (epilepsy), metoprolol (heart failure) and metformin (diabetes). During the past years, these pharmaceuticals have been detected frequently in Dutch surface waters. The proposed standards are based on ecotoxicity data from national and European authorisation dossiers and additional ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Treatment of oil–water emulsion from the machinery industry by Fenton's reagent

    An oil–water emulsion from the machinery industry was treated using Fenton's reagent. The objective was to reduce the high chemical oxygen demand (COD) of this waste stream so that it would meet the COD effluent limit of Chinese Standard JS-7740-95. The optimal [H2O2]/[Fe2+] ratio for COD removal was 3. An orthogonal experimental design was developed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Islamic perspective on water quality: a case of Malaysia

    Water pollution has long been a crisis of life-threatening proportion in many Muslim countries. It is therefore timely to determine the role of traditional Islamic jurisprudence in outlining the water quality standards. This study examines the Islamic and scientific approaches in appraising water quality. More specifically, this study used the Taharah–Najasah (T–N) standards ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • European bathing water quality in 2014

    Good bathing water quality is critically important for Europeans. It plays a large role in helping people to plan holidays and leisure activities. It is therefore also of great importance to Europe's tourism industry, as clean and safe water is a major factor in continuing to attract visitors from all over the world. To allow citizens to make an informed choice of beach, the European Union (EU) ...

  • The European environment — state and outlook 2015 — synthesis report

    In 2015, Europe stands roughly halfway between the initiation of EU environmental policy in the early 1970s and the EU's 2050 vision of 'living well within the limits of the planet' (1). Underlying this vision is a recognition that Europe's economic prosperity and well-being is intrinsically linked to its natural environment — from fertile soils to clean air and water. Looking back on the ...

  • Nanomaterials: Challenges facing industry and policy makers

    Expectations are that nanomaterials will be critical to the UK and Europe’s long-term growth and sustainability. Many expect they will underpin major technological advances in automotive, aerospace, communications, energy products, medicines food and consumer goods. Remediation of land is a further example where nanomaterials have the potential to provide a highly effective solution to ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • Application/Industries Served

    BiOWiSH™ is a proprietary composite biocatalyst that enhance a broad range of hydrolytic and oxidative biochemical reactions. Contains a novel consortia of metabolically ...


  • Restoring environmental flow: buy-back costs and pollution-dilution as a compliance with water quality standards

    An important challenge for policymakers worldwide is how to respond to increasing water demand while still assuring healthy ecosystems via ‘environmental flows’. In the case of Chile, increasing water demand and frequent water supply shortages are putting pressure on ecosystem water requirements. On the other hand, new environmental regulations are being implemented to improve the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) refer to a group of easily vapourised organic compounds. Under atmospheric pressure, these compounds boil below 250C. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the VOCs could increase the risk of various health problems, such as cancer. VOCs are commonly present in gasoline, dry cleaning solvents and degreasing agents. Due to improper storage, disposal or ...

  • New Infographic Highlights the Top Reasons to Separate Oil from Water

    Oil in wastewater can cause a multitude of problems for industry's manufacturing processes. Some companies need to comply with government standards while others need to find ways to lower their disposal costs. Removing oil from water is a crucial step many companies must take in order to keep production rolling. Abanaki's new ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Strategic Standardization

    An Interview with John Walter, CEO of the Standards Council of Canada SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priorities and harmonizing Canadian and U.S. standards. How is the Standards Council of Canada approaching the upcoming revision to the Canadian Standards Strategy? The Standards ...


    By ASTM International

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