ETHIOPIA’S GRAND RENAISSANCE NILE DAM

ETHIOPIA’S GRAND RENAISSANCE NILE DAM

It’s filling at too hasty a pace could spark a regional war The annual June- September rains are under way and filling of the giant dam has begun. The water is not for irrigation but is needed to power Africa’s biggest hydroelectric power plant. So why the big fuss from Egypt? Because Egypt relies on…

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Water Scarcity in South Africa

Water Scarcity in South Africa

South Africa is rated as the 30th driest country in world, along with an increasing population which puts pressure on available water resources. The average rainfall in South Africa is 500mm per year compared to the world average of 860mm. The average water usage per person is South Africa is 237 litres per day, while…

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New Nano GEN2 i4.0 Nitrogen Generator

New Nano GEN2 i4.0 Nitrogen Generator

The new nano GEN2 i4.0 nitrogen generator series. Based on the very popular, and highly successful GEN2 range, it is equipped with many upgrades and has a host of new options. The upgrades are: Brand new electronics Larger, multilingual HMI touch screen New sleek designed manifolds & extrusions Lighter weight Zirconia oxygen analyser as standard Durable, laser…

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Legionella a likely concern post-COVID-19 reopening…

Legionella a likely concern post-COVID-19 reopening…

As many countries start to ease their lockdown restrictions in the face of COVID-19, the implications of the extended period of inactivity and how to operate in the “new normal” are needed. Recent reporting indicates that we may have a new enemy to fight… Legionella. This article by Cristian Carboni, explains the problem and how it…

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Legionella: a new threat as the world re-opens?

By Cristian Carboni Since April, controlling the spread of COVID-19 and limiting the damage to communities demanded the shutdown of hotels, resorts, camp sites, pools, offices and other buildings around the world. During the shutdown, many of these water systems experienced low to no flow, loss of disinfectant residual, and tepid water temperatures. Now, as…

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Increase capacity of an existing Reverse Osmosis plant by up to 50% without adding more elements

Increase capacity of an existing Reverse Osmosis plant by up to 50% without adding more elements

3D Printed Spacer Filcon Filters, the sole agent/distributor of the products from Aqua Research LLC (Albuquerque, USA) announce the introduction of a new line of Reverse Osmosis membranes. After extensive research into the use of printed feed spacers in preference to conventional mesh spacers, the company can claim that these new membranes have the potential…

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Effective Solutions to Waterborne Disease

Effective Solutions to Waterborne Disease

Many around the globe especially those from developing nations need solutions to combat waterborne disease. Currently, the World Health Organisation states that worldwide around 1.1 billion people lack access to improved water sources and 2.4 billion have no basic sanitation. Therefore, what solution is available to ensure clean safe drinking water for these communities? In…

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MICROPLASTICS IN OUR WATER SUPPLY

We have all heard about the problems of plastic pollution and we envision turtles or sea birds dead because of plastic ingestion. But what about the effects of plastic on humans? Plastic products contain endocrine disruptors which are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine systems at certain doses. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth…

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GLOBAL WATER SCARCITY

There are a number of ways to sanitise or disinfect water for reuse which we shall highlight over the next few weeks. ULTRAVIOLET GERMICIDAL IRRADIATION Peak oil was bandied about a few years ago.The theory that at some point in time, global oil production would peak and begin to drop whilst demand should continue to…

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Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

Yesterday, Monday 29th August 2019 was the so-called Earth Overshoot Day when mankind had used up its allowance of natural resources such as water, soil and clean air for all of 2019. This means that humanity has used “nature” 1.75 times faster than earth’s ability to regenerate utilized resources. This date has been calculated each…

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