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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...
  • 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...
  • Control signals - which option is best?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    As process control systems continue to advance and the use of complicated networked solutions develops, is there still a requirement for the simple analogue signal? Chris Hoey of Bürkert, provides an insight into selecting...
  • 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’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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...