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Basics of Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment, also known as sewage treatment, is the removal of impurities from wastewater, or sewage, prior to the water being released back into nature. Nature already has ways of breaking down pollutants and removing them from the water; however, the natural process...

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Overview of Wastewater Treatment Methods

The objective of wastewater treatment is to remove impurities from wastewater prior to releasing it into a waterway to again be part of the ecosystem. The amount of impurities to be removed is determined by local environmental conditions and governmental legislature, for example...

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Chemicals Used During Wastewater Treatment

Various Chemicals are used throughout the wastewater treatment process. These wide range of chemicals include substances high in alkalinity as well as, substances with high acidity. Due to the dangerous nature of these chemicals it is important to...

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Primary Treatment of Wastewater

Wastewater is collected through sewage systems and transported to wastewater treatment plants. Once in the facility the water will go through with the purpose of removing as many impurities as possible prior to releasing the...

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Secondary Treatment of Wastewater

Once wastewater is treated by primary treatment methods, it is passed along to secondary treatments as primary effluent. Secondary treatment serves the purpose of removing soluble organic matter and...

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What Is Pump Priming and Why Do We Do It?

Pump Priming is the process of removing air from a pump and suction line by filling the pump with the liquid being pumped forcing all the air, gas, or vapor contained in the passage ways to escape. Centrifugal pumps require a priming after every shutdown to avoid...

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Calculating Total Dynamic Head for Industrial Pumps

Total Dynamic Head is the amount of pressure differential created by a pump as it operates. Put simply, total dynamic head is a...

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Benefits of High Pressure Coolant

The primary benefit of adopting high-pressure coolant over traditional flood coolant methods for CNC machining is...

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How to Extend Your Coolants Life Cycle

Coolants are a complex formulation of emulsions with the main purpose of both cooling and lubricating the working point of the machining process; additionally, the coolant aids in removal of chips and fine metal particles produced during the machining...

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Types of Machine Coolant

Machine coolants are composed of special blends of: water, chemical additives, and lubricants formulated to meet the demands of the metalworking industry. There are several types of coolants used within the industry, each offering various advantages and disadvantages over...

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Why Does My Coolant Smell

“Monday morning stench” is an expression many machine shop employees are familiar with, but not often enough is the origin of the problem realized, and even less frequently are the other consequences of this problem realized. The odor that greets machinists on a typical Monday morning is generated by...

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How to Read Pump Performance Curve for Centrifugal Pumps

When selecting a centrifugal industrial pump multiple tools can be utilized, but the primary selection tool is the pump curve; also, commonly referred to as a selection curve, efficiency curve or a performance curve. Accurately reading a pump’s performance curve can ensure...

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Introduction to Electroplating

Electroplating, also known as electrodeposition, is a surface finishing technique that utilizes electricity to deposit a different metal coating on...

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Types of Electroplating

Often times when a metal piece is finished being produced, a final step is initiated that alters the surface of the metal to protect the part from corrosion or enhance the metal piece in some way; this is known as a surface finish...

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Surface Finish Comparisions

Often times when a metal piece is finished being produced, a final step is initiated that alters the surface of the metal to protect the part from corrosion or enhance the metal piece in some way; this is known as...

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