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Many readers have asked us to write more on closing sales and overcoming objections. This article deals with the big question: how do you close...
Though less dramatic than other geologic events, expansive soils are among the world's most costly hazards. Each year in the United States, expansive...
Asphalt plants can be very dangerous places. Accidents, sometimes fatal, happen far too often. Most can be traced to the same root cause: the need...
The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) 29th Annual Convention and Traffic Expo ’99 will take place in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 12...
3M A high-visibility lens system from the 3M safety and security systems division, St. Paul, Minn., delivers enhanced traffic signal prominence for...
The first step before considering building an ozone pilot plant, is, obviously, to determine that there is a viable need for ozone in the treatment...
When ground water contamination is discovered at a site, a host of questions must be answered before it can be effectively removed or minimized....
Many industrial companies rely on accurate metering of the liquid they process through their plants. When the metering fails, so does the process. A...
The Island Water Association (IWA) of Sanibel, Florida, supplies potable water for Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Using a reverse osmosis (R.O.)...
Submersible Pumps in the Dry Well Figure 6 depicts the concept of using submersible pumps that can operate in a dry well in lieu of the conventional...
Sending and paying utility bills is never fun, but the process might be getting a little easier for all parties involved, thanks to an Internet bill...
Tetra Technologies, Inc., has developed an underdrain plate called Savage Plate for water filtering applications. It offers retention of finer...
Since the onset of the Cold War, the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars in the development of high technology for military applications....
If you ask most municipal engineers or environmental officials who manage wastewater about the latest advances in wastewater treatment technology,...
Conventional Pumping Stations A typical design for a conventional wastewater pumping station is depicted in Figure 4. Such a wastewater pumping...
The most serious concern facing many sewage lift station owners is dealing with the constant accumulation of fat, oil and grease (FOG) within their...
Competition for limited water supplies continues to grow. Not only is an increasing population taxing the supply, but also an increase in industrial...
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of generating chlorine dioxide gas using Eka Chemical's method of sodium chlorate/hydrogen peroxide/sulfuric...
With various types of wastewater pumps available, this paper discusses criteria that may be used by sanitation agencies in selecting the type of...
Concrete is an excellent building material. Man has been using concrete to build all types of structures for many centuries. It has proven to be very...

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