Wastewater treatment plants are not engineered to remove pharmaceuticals from your water

Wastewater treatment plants are not engineered to remove pharmaceuticals from your water

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have published a major study of how pharmaceutical companies pollute the environment by sending their wastewater to treatment plants. “Wastewater treatment plants taking discharges from nearby pharmaceutical manufacturers have ‘substantially’ higher concentrations of drugs in the water,” Environmental Health News reported, citing the study. Tia-Marie Scott, lead author of…

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The Most Effective Way to Disinfect Cooling Towers

The Most Effective Way to Disinfect Cooling Towers

Disinfection is a critical aspect of cooling tower water treatment for operational reasons like eliminating biofilm to maximize heat transfer efficiency and minimize microbial-induced corrosion. We all know that cooling waters containing high levels of ammonia, which increases the complexity of the disinfection process, are commonly found in the ammonia production industry. But here’s the…

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Chlorine Dioxide Vs. MIOX’s Hypochlorite Generator

Chlorine Dioxide Vs. MIOX’s Hypochlorite Generator

More effective on tough-to-kill organisms, MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution provides all the benefits of chlorine dioxide, without the hazards of chemical storage or explosion risk. Biofilm control is easily achieved using only simple table salt and water and your base chemicals – no more strong acid or sodium chlorite. So you get better control and…

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MIOX Hypochlorite Generator: The Manufacturer Makes a Difference

MIOX Hypochlorite Generator: The Manufacturer Makes a Difference

Video Transcription: So now you’re looking for an on-site hypochlorite generator, but have you considered the differences between manufacturers? With MIOX, you’ll get: A more efficient and reliable electrolytic cell with a unique design to ensure consistent production across the cell’s surface Patented self-cleaning through reversing polarity of the cells, virtually eliminating the need for…

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Food: What a Waste, What a Shame!….

Food: What a Waste, What a Shame!….

What a Waste! The average U.S. consumer throws away 180 kgs of food each year whilst 13 percent of consumers go hungry. Think of the knock-on wastage…18% of fertilizers and 19% of cropland are utilised in producing the wasted food. Another disturbing fact is that 21% of the country’s freshwater resources are wasted in the…

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Now Being Spread Via Animal Feed

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Now Being Spread Via Animal Feed

Antibiotics have resulted in infections causing death dropping from 50 percent to 25 percent which highlights the fact that millions of lives have been spared since its development. But now superbugs (bacteria) are becoming resistant even to colistin the antibiotic of last resort. Why? One of the main reasons is the overuse of antibiotics. Although…

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FILTER BAGS: Possible causes of bag top & bottom failures

1. Restrainer basket length too short. Restrainer basket should be a little shorter than filter bags installed in it. If the basket is longer, the bag will be suspended without proper support which could result in bag top and/or bottom being torn or ruptured. 2. Excessive force used to remove bag from basket. Filter media…

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Gold Nanoparticles for Nasal Drug Delivery into Brain

Gold Nanoparticles for Nasal Drug Delivery into Brain

Passing drugs through the blood-brain barrier remains a major challenge, overcoming which would allow for much more effective treatment of diseases in the brain, including cancer. Researchers from the Washington University in St Louis have developed gold nanoparticles and an aerosol delivery system that may prove effective at safely ferrying drugs to the human brain….

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