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Soil Control for Healthy Crops

Soil content and quality is a key factor of crop health. Physically, soil material and density affects water infiltration and retention. Chemically, soil pH affects nutrient availability and uptake. Biologically, …


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How pH Monitoring Can Improve Print and Color Quality of Water-Based Ink

Water based inks for printing have gained traction as an environmentally friendly alternative printing ink. Instead of emitting volatilized chemical solvents, water evaporates from ink leaving behind pigments. Use of water-based inks has …


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Pasteurized Equivalent Water using UV Disinfection

Ultraviolet disinfection is permitted within milk production facilities and stipulations are provided by the FDA under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). One of the ways …


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Water Reuse for Papermaking White Water

In the papermaking process, 99% of water is removed from paper pulp slurry to reveal the 1% of material that comprises paper. As such, the process is extremely water intensive; however, there is a large potential for water reuse. Maximizing reuse …


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Combination Water Treatment: Oxidation Followed by UV Disinfection

There exist several mechanisms for water disinfection, including chlorination and chloramination, ozonation, and UV irradiation. Ordinarily, only one disinfection technique …


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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, …


nationalpoly_1410499961_280 How to Link Multiple Water Tanks to Increase Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

Before you invest in a new water tank to store rainwater, perform some careful planning and consider a system setup of linking two or more water tanks together. A multiple water tank setup for rainwater harvesting provides many benefits including: …


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Why Study Trace Contaminants?

Some people may have heard the term CECs, referring to Contaminants of Emerging Concern. These are chemicals, usually anthropogenic in origin, that are starting to  found in agricultural and personal care products are having impacts on susceptible populations …


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Stormwater: The Middle Child of Water Quality

Stormwater is the third category of water to be managed, following drinking water and wastewater. With a high performing first child (drinking water) and the third child to clean up after (wastewater), the middle child stormwater can be overlooked. However, …