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Electrical Conductivity

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is Electrical Conductivity in Water? Electrical Conductivity (EC) refers to the ability of water to conduct electricity. The conductivity of water is an electrical measure of the amount of inorganic salts in a solution. These include chemical salts and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, nitrogen, iron and other ions Ions are also known as …

Increase of Blue-Green Algae in South African Water: Significant Health Dangers

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Recently, there has been a Press Release regarding the increase of blue-green algae in water at dams around South Africa (SA). January, 2018. Many are unaware that the overgrowth of algae leads to the increased growth of cyanobacteria and associated, dangerous cyanotoxins. The problem of increased algal blooms has been escalating in numerous countries, especially …

Environmentally Friendly Chemicals for Water Testing

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Ongoing development has resulted in constant improvements to trusted Lovibond® chemical reagents for water testing. 5 Environmentally-friendly Improvements made by Lovibond® Tintometer®: 1. Replacement of hazardous substances Hazardous substances are replaced by harmless and functionally identical substitutes wherever possible. 2. Minimum levels of hazardous substances Where hazardous substances are absolutely necessary for chemical reactions, the …

8 Different Ways to Test Water Quality Professionally

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What is the best way to test water quality for your purpose? This article discusses and compares commonly used scientific water quality testing kits that can be used to quantify the quality of various water parameters. 1. Biological Indicators Biological monitoring metrics is the simplest and least expensive method. It involves monitoring the presence and abundance …

EWT does Field Research on Key Rivers in the Eastern Cape

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What is the state of key rivers in the Amathole Freshwater Species Conservation Project? Has the river water quality improved, stayed the same, or gotten worse since the inception of the project? Scientific analysis can help to provide answers. Nkosinathi Nama, the Amathole Freshwater Species Project Coordinator for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)’s Source to …

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

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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

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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

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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 …

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