In this article the industrial water specialists at Water Treatment Services investigate the link between legionella, hard water and limescale; asking the question… does hard water increase the risks from Legionella bacteria both at home and in the workplace? The guide explains what hard water is and how it can cause problems in water systems, where it can be found in the UK, if the build-up of scale or limescale increases the risks posed by Legionella bacteria, and what can be done to control its impact.
This technical water guide looks at the options for closed system water treatment to protect all types of heating, chilled and cooling water systems. It identifies the three main problems that can cause closed water systems to perform poorly or even fail and what can be done to prevent it happening. The guide looks at what these problems are, what causes them and what can be done to control their impact and maintain thermal performance, save energy, reduce maintenance costs and down-time, and extend plant and equipment life-cycles.
With an expanding population, increasing costs and the introduction of increasingly stringent environmental regulations we ask what are the major challenges now facing operators of wastewater treatment plant installations? We look at four main areas, highlight the key issues and examine how advances in technology could help improve performance.
This technical wastewater treatment guide turns the spotlight on the challenges faced by UK businesses involved in the metal fabrication and finishing industries. It looks specifically at their obligations to treat industrial wastewater and trade effluent prior to disposal or reuse. The guide looks at the issues facing metal fabricators and the regulatory environment including effluent consents, exemptions and waste management licences. It considers how wastewater quality can be controlled, how to deal with waste containing metal hydroxide, and from electroplating processes. It concludes by summarising a number of practical steps that can be taken to improve environmental performance and reduce trade effluent costs.
The use of Thermostatic Mixing Valves or TMVs is now recognised as an essential tool, helping to protect young children and vulnerable adults from serious injury caused by scalding hot water. While such plumbing valves can offer significant protection to their users, they can also create some serious water safety issues if they are not serviced and maintained correctly. In this guide our water safety specialists explain what a TMV is, where they are fitted and how they work. The guide then looks at UK Building Regulations, safety laws and guidance; and how the additional risks from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella bacteria can be managed through effective maintenance and servicing.
This expert guide from Water Treatment Services reviews the processes involved in a wastewater treatability study and highlights the benefits it can deliver. It explains what this type of study involves, and how a detailed evaluation of a business’s industrial effluent stream can help to reduce liquid waste disposal costs, improve environmental performance and support regulatory compliance processes. The guide highlights the importance of the initial wastewater testing and analysis stages, and then goes on to consider each step in detail.
This specialist guide has been written by the environmental experts at Water Treatment Services and considers groundwater remediation techniques for treating contaminated water and surrounding soils. The guide examines three main remediation techniques and looks at wastewater extraction, pumping, treatment and disposal considerations. It also considers specialist in-situ techniques including in-situ chemical oxidation, air sparging and soil vapour extraction.
There are lots of different types of cooling towers that are used to provide efficient heat exchange in industrial and commercial cooling processes. Selecting the best tower system for your application or process requires careful consideration. In this plant selection guide the specialists at Water Treatment Services review the most popular types of cooling tower system looking at their design, how they work, where they are commonly used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.