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  • What is sodium hydroxide?
    Enduratank
    Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda and lye is a highly caustic compound and alkali that decomposes proteins at ordinary ambient temperatures and may cause severe chemical burns. It is highly soluble in water and...
  • New sentencing puts spotlight on wastewater treatment
    Siltbuster
    Companies now face massively increased fines for breaching environmental legislation. Clwyd Jones, of Siltbuster Process Solutions, one of the UK’s leading providers of effluent treatment solutions for the food and drinks...
  • What’s the difference between potable and non-potable?
    Enduratank
    If you’re considering purchasing a water tank, whether for domestic or commercial use, there are various factors that need to be taken into account before making your final decision. What size tank do you need? Where will it...
  • Water Tanks For Cement Batching Plants
    Enduratank
    As you can imagine, there is a huge quantity of water used by cement batching plants. However, water storage for cement batching plants is closely regulated and cement plant operators need to be aware of the WRAS...
  • What is Anaerobic Digestion?
    Colloide Engineering Systems
    Anaerobic Digestion is a natural biological process that can be used to generate renewable energy and manage waste. The process takes place in an oxygen-free digester, where micro-organisms convert organic material such as...
  • Improve food processing efficiency with thermal imaging
    Testo
    The food and drink processing industry is the fourth highest industrial energy user in the UK, according to The Carbon Trust. In 2010, it consumed nearly 37TWh, which is enough energy to power 125,000 homes for nearly 15...
  • A guide to metering pumps
    Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
    Metering pumps offer a high degree of accuracy and are used where precise volumes of liquid are required to be moved in a specified time. Introduction A metering pump is a subset of the positive displacement type of pump and...
  • How to optimise pump efficiency
    Crest Pumps Group
    Pumps across the world now account for 10% of the world's total electricity consumption. Two thirds of all pumps use too much energy, meaning companies are now spending a disproportionate amount on operation overheads. If...
  • How to ensure a long life of your mechanical seal pump
    Crest Pumps Group
    Mechanical seals continue to be the number one cause of chemical pump downtime. This is normally because the seal face has either worn out or the seal has suffered damage. If it is the former, replacing the seal is normally...
  • Mag drive pumps v mechanical seal pumps - what's best?
    Crest Pumps Group
    In an industry where chemicals, corrosive chemicals and waste are often involved it is critical to understand the individual properties of both the Magnetic Drive Pump and the Mechanical Seal Pump. Failure to do so could...
  • Why are water companies adding phosphates?
    Lovibond Tintometer
    Allen Wilson, FISPE MAPLT Tech IOSH, speaks out on the issue of phosphates in drinking water. To comply with EC directive 80/778/EEC that demands that drinking water contain less than10ug/l of lead by December of this year.
  • An introduction to peristaltic pumps
    Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
    Peristaltic pumps are suitable for dispensing, metering and general transfer applications. Typically, they offer flow rates from as low as 0.0007 ml/min upto 45 l/min, and are able to generate pressures up to 8.6 bar (125...
  • True grit removal: protecting downstream equipment
    Jacopa
    Jacopa considers inlet screens to be the front-line defence of a sewage treatment works, because by-passing rags can have an undesired impact on downstream equipment and the plant’s overall efficiency. An inadequate or...
  • What's new with the latest BS 4142:2014 standard
    Castle Group
    So what is new with the latest BS 4142:2014 standard for rating and assessing sound of an industrial and/or commercial nature? This latest edition of BS 4142 has been prepared under the direction of the Health and...
  • Car park gas detection
    International Gas Detectors
    Both underground car park and car park gas detection is commonly fitted for personal protection and energy saving. If no exhaust gas pollution is present then ventilation rates can be reduced to save energy. This is a very...