Water-Use Articles

  • Case study - Sherritt: Using msdsBinders to increase safety and reduce effort

    Introduction Sherritt is the largest coal producer in Canada and the largest independent energy producer in Cuba. The company licenses its proprietary technologies and provides metallurgical services to mining and refining operations worldwide. Situation Before msdsBinders the office was full of dusty old binders that sat in the corner and were ...

  • What chemicals are used in my sterilizer or high-level disinfectant equipment?

    Do you know the chemicals used in low-temperature sterilizers or high-level disinfectant equipment that you use every day? Here is a quick, high-level guide with some of the most common brands and chemicals used in them. Low-Temperature Sterilizer Brands, Chemicals and Concentrations ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone

    Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe water is worth. Worried about contamination and drought, it might be a pretty penny. But the ability of people to actually pay for the full cost of water — from ...


    By Ensia

  • Is Wired Monitoring Still Relevant? Wired vs. Wireless

    Environmental monitoring is a crucial practice for ensuring the safety of critical equipment and can be used in optimizing and automating environmental control systems for efficiency.  In recent years, IT managers, facility managers, and SCADA operators are now able to monitor and detect a wide range of environmental conditions in real-time. This data provides an ...

  • Particle Size Reduction Strategies

    Grinding strategies are driven by business priorities, feedstock types and quantities, compost mix ratios, product markets, sales seasonality and the weather. Particle size reduction is an important organic materials handling step that enhances the biological or chemical process by optimizing the particle surface area-to-volume ratio. Grinders, shredders and chippers are used for size ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Control of urine odor in different sanitation practices and its implication on water saving

    To avoid odor in sanitation systems, urine is usually diluted with water (flushed), which leads to high water consumption. The smell may remain in sanitation systems if the systems are not well managed, or if the urine is flushed with insufficient amounts of water. In this study, using the standard threshold odor number (TON) measurement as an indicator of urine odor, the effects of the pH and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Simplifying Freight Tracking for Brokers

    Over the years, technology evolved and social connections grew – 2017 will continue this trend. People around the globe now have access to world events in ways their grandparents could not even imagine. From witnessing historic events to watching cute cat videos, the fabric of society has changed irreversibly. Trucking and logistics is part of this trend. Customer relationships are key ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Towards a research agenda for water, sanitation and antimicrobial resistance

    Clinically relevant antimicrobial resistant bacteria, genetic resistance elements, and antibiotic residues (so-called AMR) from human and animal waste are abundantly present in environmental samples. This presence could lead to human exposure to AMR. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed a Global Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance with one of its strategic objectives ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustained use in a relief-to-recovery household water chlorination program in Haiti: comparing external evaluation findings with internal supervisor and community health worker monitoring data

    After the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, an existing development program promoting household water treatment with chlorine rapidly expanded and provided relief to 15,000 earthquake-affected households. Initially, 157 community health workers (CHWs) distributed chlorine tablets; ten months later, CHWs began selling locally manufactured solution. The program was externally evaluated in March ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cloud computing for noise monitoring

    ABSTRACT Cloud computing is the use of computing resources that are delivered as a service over the Internet. This means that software, hardware and network resources are centrally managed. The ubiquitous availability of high-capacity networks and reduced cost of both client and server hardware have led to a tremendous growth in cloud computing. The concept gives a huge benefit for ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Biological monitoring system, iTOXcontrol, continues in Scarlino - Case Study

    The recorded death of fish in the river that flows out of the industrial zone of Scarlino has created the need of the installation of a biological alarm system. The decision was made to work with an automatic system, iTOXcontrol created by microLAN-The Netherlands represented in Italy by Ecotox Lds, which uses marine bacteria. The system compares the values of the light emission from these ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • ITOXcontrol safeguards intake Romanian drinking water - Case Study

    The Romanian water supply company Apavital has installed a monitoring station to safeguard the intake of water from the river Prut. The monitoring station is part of an integrated monitoring that signals sudden changes in the water quality of the rivers, enabling Apavital to take appropriate measures, in the worst case a stop of the intake. The iTOXcontrol is developed by the Dutch company ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Passive neutralization of acid mine drainage using basic oxygen furnace slag as neutralization material: experimental and modelling

    This study investigated passive neutralization of acid mine drainage using basic oxygen furnace slag as neutralization material over 90 days, with monitoring of the parameters' quality and assessment of their removal kinetics. The quality was observed to significantly improve over time with most parameters removed from the influent during the first 10 days. In this regard, removal of acidity, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Slay The Certification Uncertainty Dragon

    Passing the CIH, the ASP, the CSP, or the CHMM exam is a valiant quest filled with hardship and uncertainty. You set out on the arduous journey to pass the exam. You know the exam will be tough, but with determination and persistence, you’re confident you will prevail over the examination beast. You work hard. You study every night for 2 hours after your kids go to bed. ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • The Temptation of ISO 13485 Template Kits

    The expanding Internet means more: more data, more collaboration, and more complex systems of interactions. You can find hundreds of both expensive and free templates for ISO 13485, offered by various consultants, companies and experts. But even if the ISO compliance is guaranteed on some sites, still it is not so certain that you will get what is promised. These sites are basically ...


    By qmsWrapper

  • University Campus Restoration Earns SITES Certification

    Project is designed to mimic the function of natural desert riparian corridors using native soils, rocks and vegetation to slow and cleanse storm water. The University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) Campus Transformation Project (CTP) was awarded Silver certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) rating system, and is the first project to certify under SITES v2 (Version 2). ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Real-time monitoring for reduced chemical maintenance

    We are pleased to be featured in this month’s American Laundry News digital edition, together with our customer Walter E. Nelson, a janitorial, paper and chemical distributor in the Northwest that provides a wide range of laundry products and equipment. Jerry Roberts, of Walter E. Nelson, explains how he has experienced a significative ...

  • Investigating the impacts of extraneous water on wastewater treatment plants

    To demonstrate the effects of increased extraneous water on operation, purification, and energy efficiency, two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been investigated in detail under the research project ‘Sealing of sewer pipes – Effects on the purification performance of WWTPs and their impact on the local water balance’. Both treatment plants, after evaluating and analyzing the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Automated convective and stratiform precipitation estimation in a small mountainous catchment using X-band radar data in Central Spain

    For the purposes of weather nowcasting, flood risk monitoring and water resources assessment, it is often difficult to achieve a reliable spatio-temporal representation of rainfall due to a low rain gauge network density. However, quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) has acquired new prospects with the introduction of weather radars, thanks to their higher spatio-temporal resolution. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 8 Reasons You Won`t Pass Your EHS Certification Exam

    You prepared for months, reviewed practice exam questions by the thousands, and you hope you’re prepared enough to take your ASP, CSP, CIH, or CHMM exam. However, there may be some things you haven’t considered that will keep you from passing your certification exam. I’ve talked to many clients over the years and there are some common themes in regards to reasons why candidates ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

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