The Environmental Impact of Cotton Production: A Case for Organic Cotton and Organic Hemp

The Environmental Impact of Cotton Production: A Case for Organic Cotton and Organic Hemp

[ad_1] Aside from things we grow to feed ourselves, one of our most intensively farmed crops is the humble cotton plant, producing around 25 million tonnes of cotton every single year. Production of cotton is limited to a few big producers, with China, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and the USA accounting for over 80% of the total production.China alone produces around 4.3 million tonnes of...

Eating Sewage? Yum!

Eating Sewage? Yum!

[ad_1] Sewer sludge is the toxic residue that is created as the end product of sewer treatment. Anything and everything that is poured down sinks, toilets and storm drains ends up at the sewer treatment plant. It doesn't just contain personal and household sewage, it also contains waste from factories, hospitals, industries and any unscrupulous person who pours paints, oils and other poisons...

Industrial Water Pollution

Industrial Water Pollution

[ad_1] Invariably when we hear the word 'pollution', we always think of plastics, fertilizers or oil spills. While these pollutants do cause a significant amount of pollution, we should not forget that our industries also dump a substantial amount of toxic chemicals and other pollutants into the soil, air and water.Most of the Earth's surface is covered with water, and the only sources of fresh...

Tubular Heat Exchangers – Applications of NDT Methods for Tube Inspection in the Industry

Tubular Heat Exchangers – Applications of NDT Methods for Tube Inspection in the Industry

[ad_1] Inspection in industry is always an on-going process, whether it be to meet industry regulations, or simply for personal and environmental safety, or peace of mind.Tubular heat exchangers are one of the key pieces of equipment in many industrial processes, used to cool processes rapidly, to maintain reliable and effective operating temperatures. They are widely used in industries such as...

Alarms of Pesticides

Alarms of Pesticides

[ad_1] The water pollution is brought about by effluents from factories (the organic matter in such contaminated water is broken down by bacteria which consume oxygen and the oxygen demand is usually tested by 'Biochemical Oxygen Demand' or BOD test'). Some of which may have toxic substances like metallic zinc and copper, by crude oil mostly in seas and beaches, and pesticides. The pollution of...

Ozarka Water Exposed

Ozarka Water Exposed

[ad_1] Before we get into the meat of it all. When we do simple water tests, we usually just focus a few matrices. One of them is the TDS reading. TDS stands for totally dissolved substances.What does a TDS meter report? It measures the combined content of all inorganic and organic substances contained in a liquid (in parts per million, ppm). Could be anything really; agricultural and...

Natural Dyes

Natural Dyes

[ad_1] It is believed that our color selections are mostly unconscious, yet they influence every moment of our life. Many of us have our favorite colors and often prefer wearing clothes of that particular color. Though the colors that we are fascinated with over a long period of time are in one way or another connected to our personality type, our strengths and weaknesses, as well as our...

Human Waste As an Alternative Energy Source

Human Waste As an Alternative Energy Source

[ad_1] With all of the news buzz these days around renewable energies such as solar and wind power, even harnessing the energy of ocean waves, one often neglected energy source is right under our noses, so to speak: human waste. It may not be as appealing or pleasant as the alternatives, but energy generation from human waste could be the most important of all. World population increases every...

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Clean Development Mechanism: A Mechanism To Combat Climate Change

[ad_1] As growing concerns and public awareness continued throughout the 1980's, several United Nations General Assembly resolutions were adopted namely resolutions 44/228 of 22 December 1989, 43/53 of 6 December 1988, 44/207 of 22 December 1989, 45/212 of 21 December 1990 and 46/169 of 19 December 1991, urging for the protection of global climate for present and future generations of...

Condom Sense:  Condoms and the Environment

Condom Sense: Condoms and the Environment

[ad_1] So you are smart enough to practice safe sex (preventing both pregnancy and STDs) by properly using a condom. But what do you do with the condom when you are done with it? Here are some hints on environmentally-friendly condom disposal.Firstly, don't flush your condoms, ever! Flushing condoms is not the way to deal with them. Condoms can clog the plumbing in your house (or the plumbing...

The Horrific Water Pollution

The Horrific Water Pollution

[ad_1] Water is the source of life. However, the waters we live on have been polluted seriously which deeply affects our life quality. Generally speaking, there are chemical pollution, acid-base pollution and inorganic pollution of water pollution.Chemical pollution is caused by industrial effluent, agricultural drain and domestic sewage. Industries like metallurgy, electromechanics,...

Technical Consultants

Technical Consultants

[ad_1] With the world getting so over populated, we are always looking towards inventing some new procedures for cleaning and protecting our environment. The soil, water and air that compose our environment have to be purified to protect our health from harmful elements that can attack our immune system and make us sick. Several diseases and health conditions can be prevented by simply keeping...

Investing In Flow Meter Hire For Smoother Industry Operations

Investing In Flow Meter Hire For Smoother Industry Operations

[ad_1] Industries that process large amounts of liquid and gas on a regular basis require a sturdy and reliable instrument for measuring flow. The instrument designed to perform this function is called the flow meter; typically available in portable and fixed configurations, these tools enable industrial locations to monitor, manage, as well as process a variety of substances with various liquid...

A Brief Introduction to Recycling

A Brief Introduction to Recycling

[ad_1] RecyclingDuring the 1960s and '70s it was thought that emissions from factory chimneys and sewage pipes constituted the biggest environmental problem. But since then, due to new, worldwide "Eco-laws", these discharges have decreased considerably. Instead, the focus has switched to the environmental problems associated with the goods that are produced and consumed in modern society. Many...

Lake Remediation – A Solution to Water Pollution

Lake Remediation – A Solution to Water Pollution

[ad_1] Lakes are an important part of our landscape and ecosystem. Lake pollution is a serious problem that affects many different aspects of life and nature. Left untreated, the effects of water pollution begin to spread and can be catastrophic to wildlife and the population in the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, due to misconceptions of effective garbage disposal, ineffective sewage...

Understand Your Colon Before Colon Cleansing

Understand Your Colon Before Colon Cleansing

[ad_1] The colon is an important part of the digestive system that serves in extracting water from the faeces. It is part of the large intestine and found in between the cecum and rectum and consists of the ascending, transverse, descending and sigmoid. From the cecum to the mid-transverse is called right portion while the remainder is known as the left portion.The ascending part is 12.5 cm...

Sludge Dewatering Processes for Different Wastewater Treatment Applications

Sludge Dewatering Processes for Different Wastewater Treatment Applications

[ad_1] Sludge dewatering is the process of removing water from sludge. After wastewater treatment, the remaining material usually has a high water content. This final step in the treatment process reclaims much of the liquid.The sludge handling and disposal process is a major cost for wastewater facilities. Improvements to older methods as well as innovative alternatives are now available for...

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Waste Management: Growing Concern

[ad_1] Waste is a material which is carelessly thrown away as it is no longer considered useful and it has served its purpose. Waste is a matter that occupies space, produces smell, has weight. But we must not forget the use of animal waste to produce Bio Gas, bagasse being used to make paper (a substitute for paper making from wood) or being fermented to produce alcohol for energy source (a...

Why Filtration Is Important

Why Filtration Is Important

[ad_1] As industrial application become more demanding and more new areas of production processes are subjected to filtration and separation, there is a growing need for suppliers to have on hand highly knowledgeable engineers to analyze and solve problems. With the installation and separation equipment being a major capital expense, it is right to look up to suppliers of these products for...

How Ethical Are Your Jeans? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

How Ethical Are Your Jeans? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

[ad_1] The fashion industry has received lots of bad press recently both for its unethical supply chains and unsustainable practices which include making low quality, low price fast fashion which has a very short life span before it ends up in landfill and for its toxic effluent which poison rivers. A large proportion of the population in the UK will own at least one pair of jeans and many...

What is Leachate? And Garbage Juice Explained

What is Leachate? And Garbage Juice Explained

[ad_1] Leachate is the liquid produced when water percolates through any permeable material. Silage leachate is a form of leachate which is a serious environmental problem, however, when people refer to leachate they are usually talking about the contaminated water that is produced by water percolating through waste.Leachate is produced when water filters downward through a landfill, and as it...

Keeping Sewers Clean

Keeping Sewers Clean

[ad_1] Clean and efficient sewer systems are vital to a community's residents and businesses alike. To most people the words clean and sewers are not usually associated together, however this is exactly what most utilities strive to achieve in keeping their complex sewage collection and treatment systems working efficiently. Normally wastewater is moved through a series of mains using gravity or...

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Construction Site Management – Pollution Control

[ad_1] This point is very closely related to the previous one on waste management and could be easily categorized as so. The truth is that they are not. Pollution refers to the creation of any form of disturbance or inconvenience to the environment and especially the neighbourhood. There are various forms of pollution identifiable with construction sites, and which should be well thought out at...

Residential Wastewater Or Grey Water Reuse

Residential Wastewater Or Grey Water Reuse

[ad_1] Any sort water usage around the house, excluding water from bathroom is termed as grey water. Water from dishwashing, shower, sink, and laundry water consist of fifty to eighty percent of residential "Waste" water. This can be reused for other purposes, especially landscape irrigation and garden around the house. It would be a waste to irrigate with great quantities of drinking water when...

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Reverse Osmosis: Industrial Applications – Not Just for Drinking Water

[ad_1] Reverse osmosis equipment has been used for many years to purify drinking water. It is used all over the world to desalinate seawater and bring fresh water to those with limited or no access to it. There are even household versions of reverse osmosis equipment to purify well water before it's fed into the ice maker, for example. More recently, this technology is being used in industrial...

India Is On Move

India Is On Move

[ad_1] India fast emerging as manufacturing hubIndia's technological prowess coupled with a favorable industrial climate is making the country a hub for not just software, but also the manufacturing sector, the Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath reported at the World Economic Forum held at Davos. According to Kamal Nath, the hub of world economic activity is shifting from the Atlantic to...

Comparison of ISO 14403:02 and ASTM D7511-09

Comparison of ISO 14403:02 and ASTM D7511-09

[ad_1] ISO 14403:2002ISO 14403:2002 is an International Standard that defines methods for the determination of total and free cyanide in water samples by continuous flow analysis. Colorimetric or amperometric techniques are both permissible under this standard.The colorimetry of the ISO standard uses isonicotinic acid in place of pyridine and is very sensitive. The standard provides two equal...

Redox Water for Healthier Living

Redox Water for Healthier Living

[ad_1] Redox reaction is a reaction between two elements where in one undergoes oxidation and the other reduces by gaining electron. This basic principal is used in sewage treatment plants, and to treat the water for cleaning purposes.There are various actors that contribute to contamination. It may be contamination due to chemicals, or human contamination, industrial contamination, or sometimes...

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Why We Should Only Use Biodegradable Products

[ad_1] BIO DEGRADATION Biodegradation is the chemical breakdown of materials. The term is often used in relation to ecology, waste management and environmental remediation. Organic material can be degraded aerobically with oxygen, or anaerobically, without oxygen. As on date the most reliable strategy is biodegradation by eco-friendly microbes, which is generally accepted as an environmentally...

Keep Your Kitchen Sink Clean

Keep Your Kitchen Sink Clean

[ad_1] Food Waste Disposer (FWD) is a machine, built into the waste tube of a Kitchen sink, that shreds unwanted food and flushes it away. FWD is an essential part of modern kitchen which is not only user friendly but it is also an environment friendly kitchen gadget.Wherever the kitchen garbage is kept to get rid of food scrap can be a mess and can get a smell chore. The bagged garbage does...

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