Water Storage Articles

  • Wetlands act as valuable urban water treatment

    As cities and urban landscapes expand across the globe, water resource management continues to pose a huge challenge. Natural wetlands are often built over as cities grow, but a recent strategy of green infrastructure applies the opposite principle – wetlands are protected and constructed as part of city planning. Wetlands, whether natural or man-made, act as large-scale storage and ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • PS Bangor City - Case Study

    Landustrie supplied two Landy Archimedes screw pumps for doubling the capacity of water storage in the underground storm water bassin at Pumping Station Luke's Point (Northern Ireland Water). With a capacity of 1,200 l/sec these screw pumps enable the station to deal with heavy rainfall and reduce flooding. Both screws dimension 1950 mm diameter and 6 meter long. Special feature is the use ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • FOG Waste receiving and processing facility design considerations

    Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) wastes and high-strength wastes (HSW) are frequently received at municipal water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) as trucked-in wastes. These wastes offer significant benefits in terms of revenue from tipping fees and feedstock for co-digestion in anaerobic digesters that produce biogas, which can be beneficially used as fuel. The number of treatment plants ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Protective coatings for underground utility concrete structures

    As our cities and municipalities grow older, the utility and wastewater infrastructure and corrosion preventive program for underground asset protection are aging with them. Municipalities and Utility Companies are struggling to handle rehabilitation measures and effective corrosion prevention programs to deal with prolonging the life of their buried assets. More municipalities are in the process ...


    By Sauereisen Inc.

  • Avoid Hurricane Tragedies by Storing Potable Water

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria more than half of Puerto Ricans lacked access to potable water. Since Puerto Rico is an island, supplies couldn’t simply be shipped over land. With ports and airfields damaged, supplies were slow to reach those in need. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, many people and organizations also found themselves scrambling ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • EVAPCO’s advanced cooling solutions - Case Study

    EVAPCO’s advanced cooling solutions help realize massive power savings and vastly reduced maintenance. The 17-story, 380,000-sq-ft building was constructed in 1981. Goals: Find a long-term solution to outdated cooling infrastructure Prioritize energy efficiency Minimize maintenance Controls to optimize operation of the entire mechanical ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Study: Fast, effective method removes 99% of BPA from water within 30 minutes

    Carnegie Mellon University chemist foresees lowering BPA exposure around the world Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in the production of many plastics, is present in many water sources around the world. In a recently published study, chemists at Carnegie Mellon University conclude that certain catalysts called TAML activators, combined with hydrogen peroxide, can break down harmful ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Questions You Should Be Asking Before Renting A Wastewater Tank

    When businesses are in need of a wastewater tank or frac tank, many often purchase their own. However, a wastewater tank can collect dust if it’s going unused between company projects. As a result, the purchasing of a wastewater tank may very well feel like a waste of money. Often times it is. Instead of purchasing a wastewater tank, or another kind of tank, such as bolted steel tanks or an ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • 10 Questions you need to ask yourself before buying a Steel Storage Unit?

    These are the 10 questions to ask yourself before buying a drum or IBC Storage unit: What liquids are you looking to store? How many litres of each liquid do you want to store? What size and number of drums and IBC’s will require storage? Are the products to be stored indoors or outdoors? If indoors, are there any access issues or internal drainage ...


    By Spill Doctor (SA)

  • Report: Circular economy offers solutions to water shortages worldwide

    A shift to a circular economy could help save more than 400 billion m3 of water every year While oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet, only 2.5% of all water on earth is fresh water. With billions of humans seeking water for their personal, agricultural, and commercial needs, the demand for sustainable water resources is at an all-time high. A recent report by ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Ultrasteel Range Extension

    Despite the constantly changing landscape of the hot water and heating industry and the huge growth in combi boilers in the last 15 years, now accounting for over 75% of the market, the hot water cylinder remains a key feature of many water heating systems. Unvented cylinders are ideal for homes with multiple bathrooms ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • How Seismic Use Group Classification affects your Water Storage Tank

    When purchasing a bolted steel tank or a welded steel water storage tank, one of the key criteria determining the design parameters of the tank is the Seismic Use Group (SUG) classification. The term Seismic Use Group is essentially the same as the terms Occupancy Category and Risk Category used by the International Building Code (IBC) and the ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • A new and improved courtyard at Wynberg Girls High School in Cape Town with Geoplast Drainroof - Case Study

    Drainroof, Geoplast’s solution for roof gardens made of recycled low-density propylene, was recently chosen for alterations at Wynberg Girls High School in Cape Town. Noero Architects, a prestigious architectural firm with offices in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, conceived and supervised the project, while Abrach Construction carried it out. De Villiers & Hulme participated as ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Nitrate removal from water by immobilized bacteria

    Nitrate may reach surface and ground waters as a consequence of agricultural activity and discharge of domestic and industrial waste. Among the various methods used for nitrate removal, denitrification, a process in which nitrate is biologically reduced to elemental nitrogen, is relatively reliable and inexpensive as compared to other physical and chemical nitrate removal processes. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why you should be wary of using chlorine to treat drinking water

    Clean drinking water is something we often take for granted. At the turn of a tap, we have access to chlorinated water for every day use. However, for people who don’t want or can’t access scheme water, there is often a question of how to treat other water sources to make them safe. Chlorine is the most common water treatment agent. It is used by the Department of Health in Western ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Simulation of storage scheme in the MHS underground reservoir recharged by water from the South-to-North Water Diversion

    The level of groundwater has fallen dramatically in the plain, and several obvious cones of depression in the groundwater surface around waterworks have expanded, because of groundwater over-drafting in Beijing. This condition has led to reductions in available groundwater resources, and has even restricted the economic development of Beijing. However, an opportunity has been provided for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Byzantine cisterns of Constantinople

    The most unusual aspect of Byzantine Constantinople's water system was the large number of cisterns throughout the city. This research integrates the two most recent in-depth studies of the cisterns to determine that there have been at least 211 cisterns attributed to the Byzantine city. The distribution of the cisterns indicates that the size and number of cisterns constructed reduced over ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainfall changes blamed for India’s groundwater depletion

    Changes in rainfall may be responsible for reducing groundwater storage in India more than withdrawals for agricultural irrigation, according to a recently published analysis. Overextraction has long been thought to be responsible for declines in groundwater, but the researchers found less rainfall to be a more important factor. They believe it’s the result of higher temperatures in the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution

    At the COP 21 climate convention in Paris at the end of 2015, leaders from 194 nations agreed to pursue actions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep global warming within 1.5 °C (2.7 °F) above pre-industrial conditions. Meeting this goal will avoid continued and increasing harm to people and ecosystems around the world caused by a changing climate, and it is also a great ...


    By Ensia

  • Developing water and sanitation services in refugee settings from emergency to sustainability – the case of Zaatari Camp in Jordan

    As of the beginning of 2017, more than four years after opening, Zaatari refugee camp in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosts around 80,000 Syrian refugees. Zaatari is one of the largest refugee camps in the world, in one of the most water scarce countries. Since its establishment, drinking water has been trucked to communal facilities. Wastewater has been trucked from these facilities and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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