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The Growing Importance of Water Treatment

We Are Faced With An Increasing Need for Water Treatment In the wake of news articles describing the damage and loss of life caused by tropical storms, torrential rain, and flooding, it can be hard to believe that our planet is faced with a global water crisis. The reason for...
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Reverse Osmosis – Plant-Derived Filtration

An adequate intake of water is every bit as important for sustaining the life of plants as it is in the case of animals and humans. They have no hearts to pump liquid through their structure and must rely, instead, on capillary action to extract water present in the soil...
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Water Treatment Takes Many Forms and Can Have Many Purposes

While there was a time when the human race drank freely from rivers and streams or from man-made wells that tapped into natural underground aquifers, in most parts of the world, such practices are no longer considered safe. Where once nature’s own water cycle sufficed to remove impurities and provide...
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Is Reverse Osmosis the Solution to the Water Crisis?

After 2018’s devastating events in the Western Cape, no South African should continue to harbour any doubts about the seriousness of the water crisis that is facing our country. It will be some time before 4 million Capetonians are able to forget how the city’s taps came so close to...
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Water-treatment Plant Technologies

The Technologies Employed by Water-Treatment Plants In keeping with the methodology employed by Mother Nature, the first projects that might reasonably be seen as attempts to create water-treatment plants relied on the principle of physical filtration. In this case, the act of passing the untreated source liquid through a bed...
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Effluent Water Recycling

The Growing Importance of Effluent-Water Recycling There can be few people in South Africa who are unaware that we are facing an impending water crisis and that drastic action is required if we are to avert its consequences. In 1804, before piped distribution systems were introduced, the world’s first municipal...
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Industrial Water Filtration Systems

The Evolution of Industrial Water Filtration Systems It is often necessary to filter water in order to remove any contaminants present that may render it unsuitable for use. Just as the nature of the contaminants present tends to vary, so too does the particular use for which the filtered liquid...
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Desalination Plants South Africa

Arming South Africa Against Drought with Desalination Plants As is the case with any industrialised nation, our country consumes a vast quantity of water during the course of a year. While this may be less of a burden in temperate countries that enjoy high levels of rainfall, much of the...
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Industrial Water Filters

Types of Industrial Water Filter And Their Uses In order to remove solid contaminants from industrial process water, a number of different filters and technologies are available. Of these, the most basic is also one of the oldest. Despite being somewhat bulky, sand beds tend to be favoured by many...
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Filter Media Products

Common Filter-Media Products And Their Uses Filtration is a process used widely for industrial and domestic use. When first applied for such purposes, it was essentially a means for removing any undissolved solids that might be present in a liquid. One of the earliest methods used was to pass water...
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