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Blue Tube Settlers in Circular Clarifier
Tube Settler Coverage in a Circular Clarifier

Tube settler coverage is the minimum required area tube settlers must cover to obtain the desired treatment. By nature of the shape, the calculations for circular clarifiers are a bit more complicated. However, the variables in the equation are standard…

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Cooling Towers
What factors into cooling tower PM10 emissions?

We were recently asked about PM10 emissions for a cooling tower.  This relatively simple question is in fact quite complex. The short answer is that the PM10 emission rate depends on several factors. Nozzle type and pressure are a factor,…

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Cooling Tower Ammonia
Ammonia in Cooling Water

Grey water is being considered more and more for cooling tower water, but what about untreated grey water with high concentrations of ammonia? We know how to handle the TSS, but what about ammonia in cooling water? Does ammonia do…

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Cooling Tower Fire Caused by Debris
What is the purpose of FM Approvals?

The purpose of FM Approvals Standard for Cooling Towers, Class FM4930, is to state the requirements for cooling towers that do not need automatic sprinkler protection. When going through the Approval process one of the key steps is to build…

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Cooling Towers
Why hasn’t my cooling tower fill price gone down?

Declining prices at the pumps have been great for our personal budgets. But they don’t lead to reductions in the prices of PVC products such as cooling tower fill. Here’s why.

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AccuShield Antimicrobial Technology

Brentwood introduced the AccuShield antimicrobial technology in 2008, to reduce weight gain associated with fouling and improve the performance of cooling tower fills and drift eliminators. Here’s a quick video to introduce you to the technology: The video discusses that…

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Machine Assembly
Mechanical Assembly Technology

Brentwood developed its Mechanical Assembly (MA) Technology in the year 2000 as a solution to the industry-plaguing process of gluing plastic sheets together to create fill and drift eliminator packs. The gluing process was time consuming, costly, and released harmful…

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Wastewater Treatment Process

What happens to all of the water that flushes down our sewers and drains? What steps are taken to clean it before it’s released back into the environment? Let us explain.

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Cooling Towers Technologies
Cooling Tower Technologies

There are several types of cooling towers, each with a unique approach to removing heat from water inside nuclear reactors. Find out how they work and what goes on inside them.

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Drinking Water Treatment Process

What does it take to turn lake water or stormwater into drinking water? Discover the six processes every gallon of water must go through before it flows out of your faucet.

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