Hydro-Electric Power Station Benefits From The Use Of Siemens Flow Meters
Pumped storage hydro-electric power is a method of producing electricity to supply high peak power demands by moving water between water reservoirs at different elevations. At times of low electrical demand, excess generation capacity is used to pump water back into the higher reservoir. When there is higher demand, water is released back into the lower reservoir through a turbine. Pumped-storage schemes currently provide the most commercially important means of large-scale grid energy storage. Such systems greatly improve the daily capacity factor of power generating systems though out the world.
Clamp-On Flow Meters From Siemens Help To Regulate Outflow From A Dam
A utility company in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States needed to regulate the outflow of a large dam built in the 1930s. The outflow of the dam feeds a river into which the state government wanted to reintroduce a salmon run. Because of this, the utility company would need to comply with some very restrictive limits on how quickly they could change the level of the river. They were now required to account for all water flowing downhill from the dam.
Power Generation Efficiency Boosted Up By Clamp-On Flow Meters
When an energy storage facility in New York, USA was looking for a way to improve the efficiency of their power generating turbines they did not have many options to choose from. Because of the sheer size, the space limitations and performance requirements of the application, the only option was to install a SITRANS FS230 clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter from Siemens.
Refinery Treats Groundwater Contamination While Saving Precious Facility Space
A large, Midwestern oil refinery installed two identical, 110’ diameter S&L Model R OXIGEST® treatment systems to solve a groundwater treatment problem on-site. Each plant incorporates aeration, clarification, and effluent holding, treating peak flows of 7.2 MGD combined; 4.3 MGD in each plant.
Plastic Micro- And Nanoparticles In Drinking Water And Foods
The prospect of plastics working their way into humans is a rising concern for the public, with information presented to them from various, and sometimes suspect, sources. To cut through the noise, findings from the top available sources — detailed international reviews — are presented here with commentary.
4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Groundwater Treatment
Even though groundwater sources are somewhat safer from pollution and contamination due to their underground location, they are still susceptible.
U.S. Military Bases With Cancer-Linked Contaminated Water Are Undercounted
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of an estimated 5,000 man-made fluorinated chemicals that have been used, since the 1940s, in the manufacturing processes of various consumer products and industries. PFAS are widely used, especially because of their oil and water repellency and temperature and chemical resistance.
Mine Waste Dams Threaten The Environment, Even When They Don't Fail
Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of the world. The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.
Your Sewage Is Valuable Muck
A world without phosphorus is a world without life. But phosphorus is a finite resource, so researchers are recovering it from sewage.
DAF System Effectively Removes 95% Of TSS For Railcar Bearing Manufacturer
A manufacturer of railcar bearings, wheels, and axles needed a wastewater system upgrade to treat for oil, grease, suspended solids, and dissolved metals in a mix of process water and storm water runoff. The existing wastewater treatment system in place at the facility consisted of a small equalization tank, traditional clarifier and sand filter.