INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES

  • Smart irrigation technology refers to the integration of many scientifically advanced solutions to help in the remote automation and monitoring of the irrigation process. The use of smart irrigation technologies has played a key role in helping the agriculture industry overcome the drawbacks of conventional agricultural practices. 

  • Regulating the discharge of phosphorus from industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants is a primary factor in averting the eutrophication of surface water sources. Phosphorus is one of the key nutrients that contribute to this process in both lakes and natural waters. Its existence has caused major water quality issues such as the diminished recreational value of these surface waters, increased water treatment costs as well as the potentially lethal consequences of mycotoxins from algal growth.

  • While municipal wastewater treatment facilities fight hard to keep waterways clean, other (“nonpoint”) sources contribute greatly to environmental pollution. But there is funding, and now guidance, available to help solve the problem.

  • The arrow is pointing up for the water and wastewater industry, thanks to funding and technology advances, but certain work remains to ensure the promise is fulfilled.

  • A new advanced oxidation process has been born from a quest to find a more sustainable disinfection option for high water consumption applications, revolutionizing cooling water treatment and other operations with similar objectives, as well as entirely different fields like aquaculture, wastewater treatment, and animal drinking water applications.

  • A major Texas-based refinery provides significant feedstock flexibility and product diversity to the area’s operations. The plant dates to the early 1900s and following upgrades now produces more than 125,000 barrels per day. A vital element of any refinery is its ability to be constantly ready to respond to a fire, so when the refinery found an inoperable valve on its 12” carbon steel fire suppression line and was in need of a way to add a valve to their system without shutting down the line, their maintenance and repairs contractor, ISS, suggested installing an AVT EZ Valve.

  • On real-world construction sites, unexpected and unanticipated circumstances can result in delays or work stoppages. Additionally, many job sites can be subject to restricted work hours due to local traffic issues or community-related ordinances. When working with the placement of cement, these types of work stoppages or delays can result in the formation of a cold joint. A cold joint is an undesired discontinuity between two layers of concrete. A cold joint occurs due to the inability of freshly poured wet cement to intermingle and bind with an already hardened cement.

  • Culverts carry out an essential job ensuring water and debris does not flow onto roads causing a danger to motorists. Keeping culverts in working condition is a priority to many counties and highway agencies around the U.S. so when the Lake County Division of Transportation in Illinois identified a metal structure plate arch culvert that showed signs of major deterioration (pitting and corrosion), they needed a way to structurally reline it to ensure it remained in top working condition and extend its service life.

  • When the parking deck of a busy Kentucky hospital was found to have cracks appearing in its slabs and columns the facility’s owners called on design engineers SSE Inc to develop a plan to mitigate the problem. They in turn called on Shield Systems, Inc., a manufacturer’s representative of GeoTree, who had access to a range of partners that could lend their expertise to help create a comprehensive strategy to attack the issue.

  • Engineers from the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LADOT) identified a bridge that required flexural strengthening and repair of spalling concrete on the underside. The busy bridge is raised and lowered around 800 times a month so they needed to find a repair solution which would cause the least disruption to the bridge’s operation as possible.

INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS

  • Automatic Scraper Strainers Protect Critical Membrane Systems

    Automated scraper strainers pre-filter water and wastewater to protect fragile membrane systems from damage caused by large, suspended particles, reducing maintenance and replacement costs.

  • GEOSPRAY® Geopolymer Mortar

    GeoSpray® geopolymer is a fiber-reinforced mortar that looks and feels like Portland cement, but with higher performance properties. Unlike other cementitious liners, the unique GeoSpray mortar chemistry provides superior flexural and compressive strength, as well as ultra-low porosity and high self-bonding which eliminates cold joints.GeoSpray geopolymer is intended for use through multiple application techniques including pouring, troweling, spraying, or centrifugal/spin casting.

  • Thermal Flow Meters Help Electric Power Plants Keep Their Cool With Hydrogen Gas

    In all electric power generation plants (gas, solar, coal or nuclear), the fuel source of choice heats a large boiler, which creates steam that drives turbine blades to rotate. The turbine shaft in turn spins magnets inside the generator, which induces an electrical current in a coil of wires. It’s a high-temperature process both in terms of the boilers and steam, but also at the back end of the process where the electric current generates a large amount of heat that must be managed in order to keep the generator’s wire coils cool enough to avoid degradation or failure. Depending on the MVA size of the generator, hydrogen (H2), air or water is typically used to provide cooling.

  • Refinery Improves Boiler Air-To-Fuel Mixture Performance With Help From Multipoint Thermal Flow Meter

    A major oil refinery’s plant team ran into challenging issues when they attempted to optimize their large primary boiler system, which initially perplexed the plant’s process engineers. After extensive study, it was determined there was a problem controlling the boiler’s burner air-to-fuel mixture ratio. The air flow measurements used by the system were inaccurate and erratic as well, which had negated previous efforts to enhance the boiler’s efficiency.

  • Textile Manufacturing

    The textile manufacturing industry encompasses many and diverse processes that rely heavily on the use of water, energy, chemicals, and other resources. Wet spinning, sizing, desizing, scouring, bleaching, mercerization, dyeing and printing are just a few. Monitoring and controlling the pH, TDS/Conductivity/Salt Concentration, ORP (REDOX), and Temperature of the aqueous solutions used in these processes conserves costly resources, controls quality, and reduces the amount of pollution that must be treated before discharge of effluent wastes. This can be done manually with handheld instruments or automatically with in-line monitor/controllers.

INDUSTRIAL VIDEOS

Each year, livestock produces billions of tons of waste and is estimated to reach at least 5 billion tons per year by 2030. The USA processes approximately 34 billion gallons of wastewater every day. Wastewater treatment plants produce biomethane by produce biogas.