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Do you use the Most Beneficial amount of water treatment chemicals?

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Could you be under / over dosing chemicals you add to boiler water / cooler water in an industrial water treatment system? Symptoms of incorrect chemical dosage: Poor water quality Excessive rust, corrosion, scale or biofilming of equipment Reduced heat exchange and energy loss Current trend – addition of a fluorescent tracer: Accurately measuring the …

12 of the Best Water Saving Steps for Business

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Even without a drought, South Africa is classified as a water scarce country. Climate changes, El Nino, a growing population and economic growth all contribute to changing water conditions … SAVING WATER MAKES GREAT BUSINESS CENTS WHY? Planning models show that future demand for water could outstrip supply, if individuals and businesses do not try …

Different Types of Water Treatment Plants in Africa

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

A water treatment plant is a facility where water is treated to make it acceptable for the end-user, or for environmentally safe discharge back into the water cycle. The most common type of wastewater treatment plant is a municipal sewage treatment plant. The number of industrial wastewater treatment plants are increasing, mainly due to mounting …

Southern Africa: The APEC Climate Outlook for November 2015 – April 2016

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

The latest model forecasts from the APEC Climate Center (situated in Korea) show the high probability that the above normal temperature anomaly, along with above normal rainfall (the largest green patch in the featured map) above the tropical Pacific ocean is expected to prevail. This is consistent with the strengthening El Nino. The forecasts for …

What you should know about the new 2015 Blue Drop Limits (SANS 241:2015 Drinking Water)

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

The new SANS 241:2015 Drinking Water Standards were published in March 2015. Blue Drop limits will be based on this. The Drinking Water Standards list the determinands and corresponding limits that need to be measured in order to determine that the quality of drinking water is safe for us to drink. You can purchase the …

Water Recovery and Reuse: Free Guide for Beverage Production and Food Processing

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has produced a comprehensive, free on-line book in the interests of water conservation. The ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment. The book is entitled "Water Recovery and Reuse: Guideline for Safe Application of …

Beer is about 90% Water

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Beer-like beverages were made in ancient times as soon as a group of people had learnt to use a cereal for food. Cereals containing some sugars can go through spontaneous fermentation because of wild yeasts in the air around us. Evidence of beer was found in ancient pottery jars that were estimated to be 7000 …

4 Tips for getting Accurate Measurements when testing Phosphates in Water

Written by Janice on . Posted in Technical Tips, Water & Environmental

In order to get accurate measurements when testing phosphates, extra care needs to be taken with the preparation of cells / cuvettes. A number of tablet reagents used for other tests, eg DPD tablets, contain phosphates. Some tap water also contains phosphates. This makes it important to: Not use cells / cuvettes that have just …


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