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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South Africa Needs Investment in the Water Industry

South Africa Needs Investment in the Water Industry

“South Africa’s water story is not a good one,” so said Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. “Over three-million people still do not have access to a basic water supply service and 14.1-million people do not have access to safe sanitation. South Africa invests R42-billion a year into water infrastructure, and R13-billion into…

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Scientists Turn Plastic Water Bottles into Jet Fuel

Scientists Turn Plastic Water Bottles into Jet Fuel

Researchers at Washington State University have discovered a method for turning plastic waste into jet fuel. They melted plastic waste at high temperatures between 430°C and 571°C along with activated carbon as a catalyst. The scientists combined waste products such as plastic bags, water bottles and milk bottles, grinding them down to three millimeter pellets….

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Filcon Filters’ management is deeply concerned about the pollution of rivers and oceans

Filcon Filters’ management is deeply concerned about the pollution of rivers and oceans

Filcon Filters’ management is deeply concerned about the pollution of rivers and oceans. As a consequence we believe that it is important to share in making known the contamination we hear about. The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in Finland released a study showing that world wide hundreds of rivers are contaminated with…

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Improved Brine Management Has Become Imperative

Improved Brine Management Has Become Imperative

Filtration & Separation Newsletter has highlighted a study, entitled The state of desalination and brine production: A global outlook, which has been published in the Elsevier journal Science of the Total Environment. It estimates brine production worldwide to be around 142 million m3 per day, approximately 50% greater than previous assessments. The estimated global fresh…

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Results of Filcon Filters customer survey scorecard pleasing

We don’t want to act like the cat who swallowed the canary. But it is pleasing to make known the results of our recent customer survey: These results sit well with our Company Mission Statement which in part reads, “The goal of Filcon Filters is to provide customers with quality products at a reasonable price….

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The Future of Water Treatment for All Municipalities

Laguna Beach, CA employs a reservoir management system (RMS) holding 30+ million gallons of 100% imported, clean, chloraminated water for potable distribution and emergency firefighting efforts. It’s quite inspiring to learn about the amazing water conservation efforts at utilities like Laguna Beach County Water District (LBCWD).

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New Type Of Filter Bag Bottom Ultrasonic Welding

New Type Of Filter Bag Bottom Ultrasonic Welding

Our bag manufacturers, Sun Micron are about to launch a new type of filter bag bottom ultrasonic welding, which will be a solid line finish with a welding band width of 1.5mm. The tensile strength of the new welding reaches 30 kg per square millimetre (426 PSI), much above the required filter bag tensile strength….

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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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