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Understanding Cooling Tower Drift Rate
How Surfactants Affect Drift Rate

Drift is composed of entrained particles of water in the exit air stream of the cooling tower. Unlike the evaporated water that is pure, the drift particles will contain whatever soluble constituents are present in the circulating water. This could…

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Understanding Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Quality is an attribute that has been used to differentiate superior products for centuries. However, in the modern production facility, quality has transcended from a nebulous comparison to both a profession and philosophy. Over the past 70 years, manufacturers (with…

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Tube Settlers vs. Plate Settlers: Comparing Lamella Technologies

The sedimentation process in both water and wastewater treatment is a physical process which relies on gravity to settle and remove suspended solids. Advanced solids settling processes typically utilize lamella, commonly referred to as tube settlers or plate settlers, to…

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Removing Ammonia in Drinking Water With AccuFAS

Read on to learn how, utilizing its pilot reactor, Brentwood helped a mid-sized suburban community assess potential treatment of ammonia in the city’s potable water source. What is Ammonia? Ammonia is a naturally occurring compound found in some chemical products,…

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Spray Foam Attic Installation
When & How To Use Spray Foam Insulation

One of the most effective and efficient ways to insulate a home or building is to use spray foam insulation. It is often used by homeowners and contractors who are looking for a quick, customizable, and durable solution. While spray…

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Splash Fill Innovation

Splash fills have been used in cooling towers for almost as long as cooling towers have existed. The original splash fill designs of simple wood slats hung in a gridwork system, or platforms made of wood slats, eventually shifted toward…

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trickling filter technology
Trickling Filter Technology Is Still Relevant

Trickling filters have been the workhorse of the biological wastewater treatment industry for over 100 years. Trickling filters have proven to efficiently remove pollutants from wastewater since their inception, earning recognition as a technology that will continue to serve the industry…

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sprocket
Not All Sprockets Are the Same

In rectangular clarifiers, straight-line sludge collector mechanisms have in-tank sprocket gears that are mounted on shafting to transmit torque from the drive unit and help keep the chain and flight system in motion. There is a common misconception that all sprockets…

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ThermaCross
How ThermaCross Boosts Performance

In today’s cooling tower market, tower owners and operators are trying to get the most capacity out of their existing assets. There are many 19mm cross-fluted fills available in the market, and there are wide variations in those product designs…

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petrochemical application
ShockWave Fill Designed For Use In Petrochem Applications

The petroleum refinery process is both interesting and complex, combining numerous chemical processes to produce an array of products. Cooling systems play an integral part in the production of these products. Unlike other applications, such as electrical generation or HVAC…

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cooling tower
Choosing The Right Fill Based On Water Quality

Brentwood often gets emails for a situation that goes something like, “Here is a report showing the water for my cooling tower. What fill should I use?” That’s a good question to ask, although answering it at times can be a…

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roofing vent
Hot vs. Cold Roofing: A Guide to Attic Efficiency

Attics come in different shapes and sizes. In older homes and more traditional construction, you’re likely to find a vented attic assembly, complete with soffit and ridge vents. However, in newer construction, a design known as the “unvented roof assembly”…

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