More solution than pollution?

A pig farm in North Carolina says it has increased its biogas yields by 10 percent following the installation of new pumps, with improvements to the mixing of feedstock used for anaerobic digestion.
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Non-slam check valve succeeds by keeping it simple

Water hammer is a common problem in supply systems whenever the steady state condition of the flow is interrupted by sudden changes such as...

Digester options assist with long life

With the advent of the new AMP6 TOTEX cost requirements taking precedence in assessing new tank and Anaerobic Digester installations for the Water Utility...

Comment: Pump sector welcomes announcement on CE Marking

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), on behalf of the £1.9 billion UK pump sector has welcomed the recent announcement from the Department of...

99% of electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging work

As the UK gears up to meet its Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging targets for 2030, and purchases of EVs continue to rise, a lack...

New performance benchmark for detonation flame arresters, says supplier

Elmac Technologies has developed the UCA Series of unstable detonation arresters, said to offer better pressure drop and flow performance than any equivalent stable...

Netherlands pumping station modernisation

FLOOD control is an important issue for the Netherlands as the largest part of its surface area is vulnerable to flooding. Water control boards...
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Putting tanks to the test

Leaky tanks mean fugitive emissions, air pollution, increased risk of accident and - in the case of biogas operators - loss of product and revenue. On a mission to better inform and equip tank operators in relation to these risks is storage tanks expert Assentech. Envirotec asked the firm about important gaps to be plugged in the information commonly provided to tank specifiers, and in areas such as production testing, leak testing and tank calibration

Micro gas pumps offer improved flow rate, vacuum and pressure, says firm

With its NMP series, KNF provides micro gas sampling pumps which the firm says have proven their worth over decades of use in a...
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Bunding: A line of defence against leaks

A recent leak of an "acidic ferric salt solution" from a water treatment works into local waterways resulted in a £600k fine for a UK utility, and raised the possibility of enduring environmental damage. A widely-trusted line-of-defence against such leaks is the use of bunding. Chemical dosing solutions provider WES offers a review of the approach, its applicability and recent refinements

Plastic piping trade group starts ‘best practice’ webinar series

In line with promoting best practice across the construction industry the BPF Pipes Group says it has launched a series of informative lunchtime webinars,...
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A contamination conundrum

An early April announcement that Japan will proceed with its "dilute and discharge" plan for disposing of radioactive wastewater at Fukushima may well be contested in the courts

Bearings handle flood defence challenges

A manufacturer of high-capacity flood defence pumps, Bedford Pumps has selected Thordon Bearings water-lubricated SXL bearings for a new pump developed for the Islington...

Pump supplier provides vital support in dealing with Gibraltar’s sewage

Over the last decade, AquaGib, the local water utilities company in Gibraltar, has continued to work with its long-standing partner P&M Pumps, specifically with...

Still an essential ingredient: PFAS in pump systems

PFAS-containing materials are an omnipresent feature in pumping systems. Wayne Rose, Secretariat of the Europump Marketing Commission, and newly appointd CEO of the British...

Actuators enable reliable and economical automation at hydroelectric facility

Rotork says its CK Range modular electric valve actuators have provided a reliable and economical automated flow control solution for a hydroelectric generating station...

New initiative aims to advance the removal of dirty vehicles from London’s streets

As part of a drive to tackle dirty air across London, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a series of measures intended to accelerate the...

Class action: The benefits of rigid pipeline systems

The bedding Class specified for buried pipes can vary depending on a number of factors including the material and type of pipe installed....
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In-cab computer for vehicle fleets

RUGGED Mobile Systems has announced an all-in-one, in-vehicle computer with touchscreen display and telematics support that runs Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems. The...
Run-off water at Heathrow can be contaminated with de-icing fluid, which has to be removed before it can be discharged into the sewerage system.

Spiral tanks store runway run-off

BAA Heathrow is investing in new waste water treatment facilities as part of a water management programme aimed at improving the environmental control infrastructure...