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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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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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 […]
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 […]