Ballast Water Treatment – Importance, Methods, and Regulations

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Ballast water treatment systems remove and destroy both biological and non-biological substances from ballast water. This article reviews the importance of ballast water treatment systems, some common methods, industry regulations, and selecting the ideal method. Importance of Ballast Water Treatment Systems Since the advent of steel-hulled ships, water continues to serve as ballast to stabilize […]

Optimizing Hydroponic Systems

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Hydroponics refers to growing plants using a water-based nutrient solution rather than soil. This nutrient solution may include an aggregate substrate or growing media like peat moss, vermiculite, coconut coir, or perlite. Initially, this farming system was for studying plant nutrition, hobbyists, and small farmers. However, with declining agricultural lands due to increased population, urbanization, […]

The Role of Liquid Sensors in Environmental Monitoring

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Liquid sensors play an important role in environmental monitoring so as to safeguard our planet’s resources. From detecting pollution to maintaining water quality and promoting conservation efforts, these sensors have become indispensable tools. This article reviews what environmental monitoring is, and the role of liquid sensors in populations with limited access to clean water. What […]

Chlorine Disinfection of Water: Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine Sensors

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Free and total chlorine measurements are important when determining the effectiveness of water treatment efforts. This is because they provide insight into the interaction between chlorine and contaminants, as well as help in delivering the right chlorine dosage. In this article, we review what free chlorine and total chlorine are, their sensors and their importance […]

Cooling Tower Water Treatment

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In this article, we discuss the importance of assessing cooling tower water quality, methods of testing, and common treatment processes.

What is the pH of Drinking Water?

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This article reviews the importance of pH in drinking water, optimal pH range for drinking water, how to measure it, and its health effects.

New Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

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Wastewater treatment plays a crucial role in preserving our environment and ensuring the availability of clean water for several purposes. As the global population increases and industries expand, the demand for effective wastewater treatment solutions is on the rise. Fortunately, emerging technologies are paving the way for innovative and sustainable approaches to address this challenge. […]