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Flight attendants won’t drink the water on airplanes!

If you’re on an airplane and the food cart comes by — should you order any drinks? One flight attendant told Business Insider, “Flight attendants will not drink hot water on the plane. They will not drink plain coffee, and they will not drink plain tea.” A 2004 EPA study found that 1 in every […]

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Is there lead in my tap water?

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., has fanned worries about how much lead is coming out of taps in homes across the USA. Below is an article to give you more information on lead in water. How does lead get into tap water? Over the last twenty years, major steps have been taken to […]

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The awesome advantages of stainless steel

Almost everyone uses stainless steel in one way or another. Stainless is used in kitchen appliances, on automobiles, in architecture, surgical instruments, industrial equipment, storage tanks and much more. Stainless steel is highly resistance to corrosion and rust because it has a chromium-rich oxide film formed on the surface of the steel. Although extremely thin, […]

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New EPA Report Takes Tougher Stance on Hydraulic Fracking

Hydraulic fracking began as an experiment in 1947 and became successful in 1950. It is now being used to extract oil and gas production. Hydraulic fracking involves pumping, water, chemical and proppant (usually sand) down a gas or oil well under high pressure to break open the channels (fractures) in the reservoir rock trapping the deposit. […]

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Happy Holidays

Thank you for your business and warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season. Your friends at American Structures, Inc.

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Anaerobic Digestion Process

Anaerobic digestion is a chemical process in which organic matter is broken down by anaerobic bacteria. This decaying or decomposing process produces a gaseous by-product called biogas, which consists of methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. Sources for anaerobic digestion include municipal wastewater, livestock waste, poultry waste, and food waste. These systems are designed to […]

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Study finds that algae can be removed by using a organic coagulant

It was recently discovered that algae could be removed by using an organic coagulant.  Chemical coagulant are usually used to clarify water. The research was done at the University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain. Algae can clog filters, produce bad odors, and increases risks of toxins in drinking water. Countries combat this with water treatment but […]

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