There are a wide range of substances and chemicals that can get into water and degrade its overall quality. One such substance is lead, which is a kind of heavy metal that naturally occurs within the earth's crust. Even though lead is useful in a variety of situations and applications, it's toxic to animals and [...]
Among the more effective methods of controlling pollution is with a wastewater treatment plant, which is designed to clean water and sewage before the water is returned to the environment. Wastewater treatment plants are able to get rid all different kinds of pollutants and solids that can be found in sewage, which ensures that the [...]
Many people are looking for healthier alternatives for the foods and beverages that they typically consume. When you're searching for the healthiest form of water, you might want to consider ozonated water, which is essentially water that's free from all impurities. The myriad of health benefits that come with drinking ozonated water include everything from [...]
Electroplating is a common metal finishing process with several industrial applications, ranging from the purely cosmetic to the application of protective coatings. The process, which uses electric current to drive ions towards receptive metal surfaces, is sensitive to multiple key parameters and careful control is crucial to achieving desired plating effects. Several components, including the [...]
Chlorine for Wastewater Treatment The use of chlorine for water treatment has a long history since its first use in Jersey City in 1908. Despite the use of chlorine globally to produce safe drinking water, chlorination is not a simple process, especially considering that chlorine itself is toxic. More recently, we take great care [...]
Water Treatment Methods There exist several mechanisms for water disinfection, including chlorination and chloramination, ozonation, and UV irradiation. Ordinarily, only one disinfection technique is used in a treatment train. However, there are potential benefits to combining water treatment methods in sequence, including energy and cost savings and a safer product water. Potential Benefits of Combination [...]
Environmental Impact of Stormwater Monitoring Stormwater runoff from industrial facilities can pose a threat to the environment, as precipitation may pick up pollutants and wash them into local water systems. The results can be devastating: habitat degradation, siltation of rivers and depletion of fish populations can all occur. Because of these risks, stormwater runoff [...]
Cyanide waste treatment is critical, because cyanide wastes are toxic to living organisms. Specifically, cyanide may reduce or eliminate oxygen utilization in organisms, including human beings, making cyanide poisoning potentially fatal. Aquatic life, including microorganisms involved in natural water purification streams, is particularly susceptible to cyanide poisoning.