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  • Water treatment with reed bed systems
    ARM Ltd
    Reed beds have been used informally for water treatment for thousands of years. The formalisation of this knowledge into an applicable technology in the 1960's has resulted in the rapid expansion of their use globally and their...
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  • Steam sterilising solids in pharmaceutical applications
    GEMÜ Valves
    Steam sterilisers in pharmaceutical applications are used to deactivate or remove unwanted micro organisms using a combined effect of steam and pressure. Chamber sterilisation is a four step process typically demanding high...
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  • The beauty of vortex flow control technology
    Hydro International
    Seeing beauty and elegance in natural patterns and processes is a fundamental human pleasure. We have an admiration for the simple and perfect way things work and an enthusiasm to capture and replicate them. The vortex is a...
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  • Initial Asset Investment requires planned maintenance
    ELIQUO HYDROK
    OEM service contracts may not always initially look attractive to the UK Water Industry, but given the increasing pressures to achieve compliance with equipment that is becoming ever more complex, service contracts can be proven...
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  • Overview of wetland systems and related terminology
    ARM Ltd
    Wetlands work in various ways including engineering manipulation and control of natural biological processes; creating an ideal habitiat for micro-organisms to thrive as they breakdown various pollutants; natually occuring...
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  • Filtering out the choices in tertiary treatment
    Hydro International
    Improving the quality of final effluent discharge continues to be a priority for wastewater treatment upgrades in the UK. However, choosing the right system for each application is challenging, especially where there may be...
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  • Best metal butterfly valve liners for demanding media
    GEMÜ Valves
    Common lining materials for metal butterfly valves include PTFE and PFA. Find out why GEMÜ 490 series PFA lined butterfly valves out-perform PTFE linings in applications where corrosive or high purity media is being handled
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  • Vacuum degassing of digested sludge
    ELIQUO HYDROK
    EloVac® - P, vacuum degassing of digested sludge. ELIQUO has developed a proprietary sludge technology - EloVac®- P - that provides simple and innovative solutions to the wastewater sector. EloVac® - P is the only vacuum...
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  • Applications for PFA-lined butterfly valves
    GEMÜ Valves
    Applications for PFA-lined butterfly valves, from corrosive media to API pharmaceuticals GEMÜ 490 series lined metal butterfly valves are available with moulded PFA or TFMTM body liners. These linings are achieved using the...
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  • Pile Cloth Media Filter cleaning without chemicals
    ELIQUO HYDROK
    There is considerable debate and no little confusion at present around the cleaning of Pile Cloth Media Filters (PCMF), the nature of what this cleaning constitutes and when it needs to occur. When Mecana, the first and...
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  • Ammonia and vertical filter bed systems
    Hydro International
    The assault on water quality in our streams, rivers and coastal marine can seem endless. On the one hand we have a looming primary target date, set for 2015 by the Water Framework Directive. By this time, all the myriad fixes we...
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  • What type of water do I need for my application?
    Veolia Water Technologies UK
    There are several types of water purity available depending on your requirements: Type 1: Ultra pure water for water-sensitive applications such as molecular biology and gas chromatography Type 2+: Pure water for general...
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  • Taking a fresh look at wastewater treatment plant assets
    Hydro International
    Enhancing the value of existing wastewater treatment assets is a major theme of the AMP6 spending round and major utilities companies are also taking the opportunity to look closely at their approach to operation and maintenance...
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  • The Water Industry National Environment Programme
    Hydro International
    The Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) is a database of actions that the Environment Agency has requested water companies (WASCs) in England to action as part of their AMP7 business plans (running from...
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  • Wetland treatment systems and cold weather
    ARM Ltd
    The question of the performance of reedbeds or treatment wetlands through winter and in cold climates is a common one. Reedbed systems in general are subject to the vagaries of local climate conditions, particularly temperature.
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