Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the land or soil. It is used to assist in the growing of agricultural crops, maintenance of landscapes, and revegetation of disturbed soils in dry areas and during periods of inadequate rainfall. Additionally, irrigation also has a few other uses in crop production, which include protecting plants against frost, suppressing weed growth in grain fields and preventing soil consolidation.
When it comes to water membrane technology, there are currently four different types of membranes, three of which are frequently used for municipal water and wastewater treatment.
Four Membrane Types
The first two classifications are microfiltration and ultrafiltration. The microfiltration and ultrafiltration processes use low-pressure membranes, either immersed in aeration tanks, using
By Ed Ritchie
Customer Side Leaks
What about the leaks that happen on the customer’s side? When water was cheap, and sustainability didn’t have its own page in a corporation’s annual report, companies and institutions didn’t put a high priority on water losses. But that has changed, says David Taylor, chief of operations at
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) last week convened the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand) Technical Committee (TC) meeting to resolve public comments as an integral step in the procedure to develop WE•Stand as an American National Standard.
When published later this year, WE•Stand will be
Not so long ago, it seemed that there would always be plenty of fresh water to go around. Parents filled up and emptied inflatable swimming pools, children played in lawn sprinklers for hours, and cars were washed in driveways every Saturday without so much as a moment’s hesitation. Water seemed
At a restaurant inside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, water sommelier Martin Riese outlines the mineral content, flavor profile, ideal pairing, and origin for each crystalline bottle on the restaurant’s 40-page water menu. Only in California could the subtle differences in a glass of water be celebrated with
In Part 2 of a continuing series, author Carol Brzozowski profiles Chicago’s Navy Pier, which includes multiple design elements and stormwater management strategies—such as rainwater harvesting, separating roadway runoff, and underground stormwater chamber detention—to address public accessibility, regulatory requirements, and sustainability objectives.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored the 2015 WaterSense Partners of the Year during the Water-Smart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, NV, October 8, 2015. WaterSense also recognized four Sustained Excellence winners for their continued high level of commitment to the program.
STATESVILLE, N.C. — Doosan Portable Power participated in the first-ever benefit auction at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Doosan Portable Power donated a C185G portable air compressor, which received a top bid of $7,500. The winning bid was