About a Quarter of SA’s Population or 17 Million People do not Have Safe Water to Drink, and it’s Getting Worse

About a Quarter of SA’s Population or 17 Million People do not Have Safe Water to Drink, and it’s Getting Worse

The South African government’s latest Blue Drop report reveals that the tap water quality in 23% of South African municipalities is ranked at “critical risk”, with residents in some areas being warned to boil the water before drinking it as its safety cannot be assured. Databuild CEO Morag Evans was quoted in Infrastructure News on…

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REVERSE OSMOSIS, REDUCE FOULING IN SCALING IN THE ELEMENT

REVERSE OSMOSIS, REDUCE FOULING IN SCALING IN THE ELEMENT

The Henkel Corporation and Aqua Membranes have introduced a printed spacer technology for spiral-wound element design and manufacturing, eliminating the need for conventional plastic mesh feed spacers by printing spacer patterns directly onto flat sheet membrane materials. The spacer patterns have the potential to reduce fouling and scaling in the element and offer a more open…

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Why Price of Some Imported Products is Rising

Much of the price increases we are seeing on imported products could be related to record and near-record shipping costs. The rate to ship a 40-foot container continues to climb as demand far outpaces supply. The Drewry World Container Index rose 7% during the week ended last Thursday to touch $5,193, a nearly fourfold increase…

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Two Wastewater Treatment Plant Employees Found Dead In Pumphouse

Two Wastewater Treatment Plant Employees Found Dead In Pumphouse

In a tragedy that rocked a community in Nebraska, two city employees were found dead at the state’s McCook Wastewater Treatment Plant according to recent news reports. The cause of death was not immediately reported as the investigation was ongoing but toxic gas and hazardous material inside of the facility required local fire and rescue…

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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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Globally 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute

Globally 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute

Globally 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute and fewer than half will be recycled…the rest ends up in landfills or the ocean. According to environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy “the amount of unmanaged plastic waste entering the ocean has reached crisis levels and has caused significant economic and environmental damage.” We all know…

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