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Extracting Nutrients, Saving Resources through Livestock Water Recycling

14 wnt waterworksGiant livestock farms, which can house thousands of pigs, chickens or cows, produce vast amounts of manure—they can generate the waste equivalent of a small city. The problem of what do with this waste is often not addressed properly, creating environmental problems that affect humans, fish and entire eco-systems.

Recycling Fracking Wastewater

13 fall fracking 1America is the largest consumer of energy in the world—energy production is pivotal to the economy, balance of trade, deficits and domestic stability. That’s why new oil and gas well completion techniques, including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are critical: Many Americans believe fracking is the road to becoming oil independent, creating jobs and improving the U.S. economy.

Issues in Leak Detection

13 spr leaks fig1To pinpoint leak location and isolate areas of a pipeline for leak repair, utilities managers need to know valve locations, how valves operate and the condition of those valves. This article looks at why leak detection is critical, explains why valve location and condition assessment is vital and introduces new technologies that can determine the overall condition of water pipelines.


A Chilling Effect

13 sum water fig1While the Canadian winter sees a sizeable portion of the population scurrying to points south, those bone-chilling temperatures left behind will eventually provide relief in Toronto during the humid, hot summer months. This is because of a phenomenon that occurs with Lake Ontario.


What’s the Word on the Water and Wastewater Markets?

NiagaraFallsIntakeIn November 2012, a valve was opened at the Chippawa end of the Niagara Tunnel Project, the third hydro tunnel under the city of Niagara Falls. That one valve, which allowed water to flow into an intake area to bring more water to Ontario’s Sir Adam Beck hydroelectricity facility, will generate enough additional electricity to power about 160,000 homes.


Valve Magazine Digital Edition

14 wnt cover 160x214Inside the Winter 2014 issue…

• Compression Packing Friction
• Wireless Technology
• Purchasing Standards
• New EPA Concerns