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  1. What is Window Cleaning Resin?




    What is Window Cleaning Resin?


    Resin is one of the most effective forms of water purification for many applications such as (but not limited to) window cleaning. Simply put, resin is a filtration media in bed form, designed to remove impurities from feed water as the water passes through the bed.


    Ions of the water impurities are attracted to the charge of the resin. In mixed bed resin such as MB115 and 

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  2. Recycling sewage into drinking water









    The idea of recycling sewage into drinking water would make the stomachs of many turn. It invokes imagery of a dystopian future, but it is by no means a new notion. It has been done before, and however drastic the measure sounds, the reality is a lot more logical and cleaner. Countries around the world have employed this tactic when dealing with a lack of fresh water supply and is a very efficient way of maintaining the municipal water supply.

    As strains on water supply become more prevalent, the possibility of widespread wastewater recycling is becoming more of a reality.



    How is wastewater recycled for consumption?


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  3. Reverse Osmosis or Bone Char? The Best Filtration Method for Removing Fluoride




    Reverse Osmosis or Bone Char? The Best Filtration Method for Removing Fluoride.


    Fluoride in Water.


    Our municipal water supply is highly treated. Heavy metals and sediments are removed, processes like dechlorination exist to sterilise and remove harmful bacteria, and minerals such as magnesium and calcium and added due to their health benefits. One of the more divisive elements of water treatment is the process of fluoridisation. On one side of the argument, fluoride exists to aid with dental hygiene and health, aimed at reducing tooth decay rates amongst children. On the other side, the chemical is dangerous and potentially

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  4. Report: All England Koi Show Visit 25/26th September 2021

    We were very lucky to visit the All England Koi Show in Kent last weekend! A huge thanks to the South East Koi Club for a great event.
    Our highlight was the opportunity we got to chat and engage with some of you. Some very insightful discussions were had, with some lovely and interesting people.
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  5. Where Does Coffee Come From?






    Coffee. The energising nectar fuels the daily lives of adults everywhere. There aren’t many things out there that have the unifying effect of the hot bitter stuff. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that coffee is what makes the world go round. It’s second nature now in the morning: Wake up, get a shower, then hit the cupboards for your tub of instant or coffee beans to kick the day off.


    Coffee shops are everywhere. You can get coffee at any restaurant or bar. In short, coffee is all around us. Its availability and universality are taken for granted. Here we look at the origins of coffee, both in history and in the modern coffee bean-producing nations.



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  6. Is the UK running out of water?




    The idea of water running out in the UK is a threat that won't cross most minds. Clean water coming out of the taps is taken for granted and treated as a given. Many places around the world would attest to the daily struggle when the world's most precious resource is not readily available such as in the UK. According to a report from The Public Account Committee (PAC) in 2020, the risk of some parts of the Uk running out of water in the next 20 years is much more serious than people think.

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  7. Environment Agency Announce Temporary Reduction of Waste-Water Chemical Treatment.



    The effects of Brexit and the pandemic are culminating in serious problems throughout industry verticals. The country is reeling to deal with infrastructural demands in the supply chain, whilst experiencing severe staffing shortages in critical areas within the workforce. HGV operators are top of the list at the time of writing, with a significant shortage of over 100,000 lorry drivers. Consequentially businesses all across the board are hampered with serious distribution issues, with large high street businesses struggling to source items that are crucial for their survival.

    The severity of shortages is far-reaching. Treatment of effluent wastewater is one area currently experiencing the consequences of lorry driver shortages, as access to chemicals used in the process is becoming harder to acquire in the current situation. The UK is

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  8. Exploring UK Drinking Water Standards






    Drinking water, or potable water, means water that is safe to drink and to use in food preparation. In this blog post, we explore the regulations, sampling and testing involved in drinking water treatment.



    Drinking water regulations.

    The UK standard of drinking water is among the best in the world. There are very strict standards applied, including The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016. This legislation includes specific standards for a range of substances, organisms and properties of water. Water utility companies must ensure that the water they supply is 'wholesome' for the customer. In other words, it has to be potable; of a standard that is suitable and safe to drink.


    The responsibility of the water utility company ends at the point the water enters any commercial premises. Several factors can affect the quality of

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  9. How Can Rainwater be Used?






    Rainwater Harvesting.


    It may seem as if we are surrounded by an endless supply of water, however, with only 1% of the global water available for human use, it’s a far more finite resource than means the eye. Managing water use is essential; It helps to sustain municipal water supplies and saves money on water use too. Recycling and reusing rainwater is an excellent technique for water preservation, especially in countries like the UK that face heavy rainfall yearly (avg. 1432 millimetres PA according to statista[i]). On the reverse, the average person in t

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  10. Can Desalination Save the World from Water Crisis?








    Fondly known as the blue planet, our home is 70% covered in water. This makes the fact that 20% of the earth's population doesn’t have access to clean water supply all the more shocking. The truth is, we only have access to a small fraction of the planet’s water. 2.5% of the water is freshwater, and much of this is stored in glaciers, leaving 1% of the world's supply ready for us to use. Water shortages are a serious threat to parts of the world where rainwater is sparse, leaving populations to rely on other means to gather water for drinking and sanitation.

    Oceanwater is dense in salt and the saline heavy solution is not suitable for human consumption. This is where desalinisation comes in. The idea of removing the salt from the ocean water ready to send to homes makes a lot of

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