Over the past five years, the topic of rainwater harvesting has become prevalent everywhere we look. Many articles on this subject begin with an introduction about rainwater harvesting not being a new concept because systems have been around since before the ancient Greeks. They then cover the basics, from where water can be captured to its various applications. Storage tanks, pumps and filters are typically mentioned, but sometimes without specific details. This is for good reason: Rainwater harvesting systems, especially commercial-sized ones, can be complex.
Considerations for commercial rainwater harvesting applications
Isaac Plains is an open-cut coal mine in northern Queensland, Australia, that operates under an environmental authority. One of the environmental monitoring requirements that must be met is water monitoring. This includes monitoring potable water, mine-affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment.
Onsite testing technology helps mine meet water monitoring requirements
Brand protection and the production of clean, shiny cans are important in the canning industry. Can corrosion not only negatively impacts a company’s image, but it also can impact the safety of the packaged food. Corrosive cans may cause microleakages, which increase the risk of reinfection after sterilization.
The water used for sterilization must be properly treated so that there is no risk of deposits and corrosion on cans. The chemical products also should protect the sterilizer equipment and cooling system against deposition and corrosion to reduce maintenance.
Food company improves can quality with corrosion inhibitors
The Winona Family YMCA is located in southeast Minnesota, in a town that is home to approximately 27,000 residents. The 4,300-member athletic center is spread across 78,000 sq ft and hosts programs and classes in badminton, basketball, tennis, aquatics and more.
Built in 1951, the original indoor pool at the Winona YMCA measures 20 by 60 yd. When a new, larger pool was built, the smaller pool became the YMCA’s warm-water pool, used for toddler and senior citizen classes, as well as therapeutic activities.
Minnesota YMCA improves indoor pool water quality with an ozone generator
Pacific Ozone expanded its precision control in-line pressurized ozone systems for bottled water, beverage, pure water systems and other industrial ozone disinfection applications. Available in the Summit and Horizon product lines, these fully integrated ozone contacting platforms include the ozone generator, feed gas supply, ozone contacting and gas management system with off-gas decomposition, and complete instrumentation and safety features.
These commercial electronic descaling systems provide effective, eco-friendly limescale buildup removal and prevention. Microelectronics enable them to fit into small, normally inaccessible spaces in commercial applications. Ideal for use in laundries, restaurants and bakeries, the system is available in NEMA2/IP54, but any ingress rating or configuration can be supplied.
This new in-line pressurized precision control ozone system is ideal for bottled water, beverage, pure water systems and other industrial ozone disinfection applications. Available in the Summit and Horizon product lines, these fully integrated ozone contacting platforms include the ozone generator, feed gas supply, ozone contacting and gas management system with off-gas decomposition, and complete instrumentation and safety features. The systems provide control and precision ozone dosing, and are easy to use.
The SA1100 scanning analyzer provides portable drinking water testing for lead and copper. The lightweight, waterproof analyzer is capable of field or laboratory analysis. Tests are conducted with disposable sensors, with results in less than three minutes. Up to 500 results can be stored with time and date information. Data can be downloaded to PC or tablet devices for logging and tracking. Tests are guided with onscreen prompts on the LCD monitor.
The V-SURE wireless remote monitoring system for VRTX cooling water treatment solutions provides operational feedback and alerts. The GSM phone modem interfaces with a programmable logic controller that automates operation while monitoring performance. The system can communicate with and monitor a VRTX system independent of network, and data are made available via a secure Web portal. If an alarm condition occurs, the system alerts personnel who can troubleshoot and repair many issues remotely.
NuPure-Direct UV laboratory water systems are designed to produce RO and type-1 water qualities. The systems produce ultrapure water for preparation of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) mobile phase; reagent blank solution as sample diluents for GC, HPLC, AA, ICP-MS and other analytical techniques; buffer and culture media for mammalian cell culture; molecular biology reagents; and more.