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Alleviating China’s drought

During the last year-long drought, most of Beijing’s water supply has come from 895 miles away starting from a remote part of central China at the Danjiangkou reservoir. The water flows north by canal and pipeline, passes under the yellow river and reaches, 15 days later, the water treatment plants in Beijing. Two thirds of… Read more »

Plastic threat to river wildlife

The Canal & River Trust has said that plastic is ruining the country’s rivers and putting wildlife at risk and that reported litter incidents have risen threefold in six years. The trust, which manages inland waterways in England and Wales, said that it received more than 1,500 complaints of excessive litter and fly-tipping last year…. Read more »

Golf courses falling in the sea

In January this year the eighth tee at the Royal North Devon was washed away by the sea following three days of battling from big storms and high tides. Now the course at Montrose in Angus is falling into the North Sea. Over the past 30 years the sea has advanced 70 metres towards the… Read more »

Boy survives long trip in sewage tunnels

Jess Hernandez, 13 years old, fell down an old sewage shaft in the first week of April, and was swept away into a labyrinth of tunnels beneath Los Angeles. Few thought that he would survive for long, however, 12 hours after he was carried away, the boy was found filthy but alive in a drain… Read more »

Astronaut urine could water space plants

Astronauts travelling to Mars or beyond may be able to feed themselves on plants irrigated with their own urine, which is 95 per cent water. The remaining 5 per cent is composed of nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. A research team led by Federico Maggi at the University of Sydney in Australia, using… Read more »

“Mermaiding” craze down under

“Mermaiding” craze down underThere is a “Mermaiding” craze in Australia, which involves donning a mermaid tail purchased on the internet and swimming with it on. However, “Mermaiding” has been criticised by Royal Life Saving WA, whose spokesperson warned that “Safety has to come first, the same as in every aquatic sport. A recent study found… Read more »

Scottish canal concerns

The closure of the Forth and Clyde canal to boaters because of safety concerns about two lift bridges exposed the worrying state of canal infrastructure in Scotland, more than five years after the demise of British Waterways. While responsibility for canals in England and Wales was given to the charitable body Canal and River Trust… Read more »

Plastic consuming enzyme

Scientists from Britain and the United States have developed an enzyme that breaks down a common plastic that pollutes the oceans. The discovery could reduce the time that it takes for plastic to decompose from centuries to days. One of the most common plastics is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which can be recycled into items such… Read more »

Iceberg Alley

Many remarkably shaped icebergs, some resembling castles, pyramids and archways pass close to the eastern shore of Labrador and Newfoundland in what is called Iceberg Alley. More than 2,000 icebergs a year float by this coastline, refrigerated by the cold water of the Labrador Current. Spring and early summer are the best times to observe… Read more »

Lithium laden salt flats

Lithium is an essential element for batteries that are increasingly used for storing electricity generated by renewable energy and to power electric cars and other rechargeable batteries used for powering electric gadgets and much else. The world’s largest lithium reserves are in the “lithium triangle”, covering Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. Production is greatest at a… Read more »

Product Spotlight

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The first and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm). More than a 100 different parameters available. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that HuwaSan TR50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21

Markwik21

(TB H2a) an integral thermostatic bib mixer tap, single long lever mixer. Single flow fixed horizontal nozzle, sequential operation. Sequential operation ensures both hot and cold supply are purged on each use, long lever gives precise control. Insulated technology keeps the ‘hot’ side of the mixer at a safe surface temperature.

AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

Legionnaires‘ disease is usually spread by the breathing in of water vapour containing Legionella bacteria which is then deposited on the lungs. The bacteria thrives in water temperatures between 25 and 45°C and so showers by their very nature create an ideal environment for the bacteria to spread. The AS SHOWER chrome filter provides reliable and immediate protection against Legionella, removing bacteria at the point of use, allowing users to shower safely.