Water reuse in south-west Western Australia is being targeted by a CSIRO flagship called â€˜The Water for a Healthy Countryâ€™.
The Gold Coast City Council is looking to establish a desalination plant to top up water supplies in times of drought.
National ICT Australia (NICTA) has announced the first of its Priority Challenge Strategic Projects, the Water Information Network (WIN) Project. According to NICTA, this project is aimed at providing the information infrastructure to support smart use of the water resource on the scale of an entire water catchment.
The latest release of Wallingford Software's InfoWorks, version 6.5, offers extended features in all three modules - water supply, collection systems and river systems. Also, across the product the links with ArcGIS are enhanced, demonstrating the continued commitment to maintaining links with GIS products ArcGIS, MapInfo and Autodesk.
The StormDrain is a surface water drainage product that has a strong, lightweight construction and a unique criss-cross bracing that adds extra strength for all conditions, as well as a pre-drilled outlet for easier installation. It is made from recycled plastic and has accessories that can be easily attached with PVC glue. There is also the option of coloured and stainless steel grates which are available for domestic or commercial installations.
The Eco-Care grey wastewater diverter system is a compact (1/3 m2), semi-automatic system that works by collecting water from a household's shower, bath and washing machine. When the wastewater is diverted into the system, the pump is activated, pumping the grey water to the garden and lawn. If the system is not used over a 24 h period, the timer automatically dumps the residual grey water.
The Keller Leo-Record and Leo-Record EEx ia are compact digital instruments that measure both pressure and temperature. They are suitable for use in factories and pipelines. Up to 57,000 readings can be stored in their non-volatile memory.
Reusing secondary treated water or plant effluent possesses numerous dirty water problems. Problems include plugging of spray nozzles; fouling of pipes; blinding of sensors, scrubbers, membranes, R/O, and analysers; wearing of pump gland seals; and plugging of irrigation heads. Such issues cause unscheduled shutdown for maintenance and cleaning.
Insite IG has developed a dissolved oxygen measurement system, based on optical fluorescence technology. The system is designed for the harsh environment of wastewater treatment plants, and has also found use in other applications such as environmental monitoring, process waters and aquaculture.
The VRTX chemical-free water-treatment technology is based on colliding two rotating water streams at very high speeds and the resulting hydrodynamic cavitation causing intense, microscopic localised extremes of temperature and pressure. Chemical reactions are forced to proceed under these conditions.
WonderTreat is a bioremediation product developed by CK Life Sciences. It is composed of carefully selected microbes and a range of natural ingredients