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Coast ‘facing oil spill peril’

According to the chief inspector of marine accidents, the UK coast is at risk of an environmental disaster because of the scrapping of emergency tugs that rescue ships in storms. Steve Clinch said that there was an argument that “we are probably overdue a significant major accident” and the costs of the effect of that,… Read more »

Sea life sounds could revive reefs

Researchers from Exeter and Bristol Universities have found that fish can be attracted back to damaged coral reefs by playing them recordings of snapping shrimps. Coral reef animals produce sounds to communicate whilst hunting to warn of the approach of predators and to impress each other in courtship. These can be heard from miles around… Read more »

Freshwater acidification

So-called “ocean acidification” is having deleterious effects on marine biology. Now, environmentalists are raising concerns about freshwater acidification, which too, could have a serious impact on aquatic life. However, currently there is a shortage of data to support this. The evidence for it happening is from only four reservoirs in the Ruhr region of Germany…. Read more »

Giant Bluefin tuna returns

The huge Bluefin tuna was once so common in UK waters that aristocrats, millionaires and film stars flocked to Scarborough in the 1930s and 1940s to catch them. However, the fish disappeared from coastlines in the 1990s, partly because of overfishing of the herring and mackerel they depended on for food. Now they have returned… Read more »

Roach return after anglers build spawning ground

Stocks of roach had fallen to an alarming low in the Avon, which flows from Wiltshire to the south coast. However, two anglers, Trevor Harrop and Adam Price fixed nets to wooden boards to replicate the walls of water moss that roach use to spawn in. Once the eggs are laid they are taken to… Read more »

Clam shortage threatened migrating birds

China’s Yalu Jiang nature reserve, which is near the border with North Korea, extends across 50 kilometres of estuarine mudflats. This is where, every year, 250,000 birds including godwits, oystercatchers and the endangered great knot arrive to consume clams. They then continue on journeys as long as tens of thousands of kilometres. For example, the… Read more »

How to stop micro-fibre pollution

According to a team of scientists from Plymouth University, simple changes to way fleeces and other synthetic clothing are washed could prevent billions of minute plastic fibres from entering the ocean. Their research has shown that more than 700,000 fibres thinner than a human hair can be flushed into drains from a single washing machine… Read more »

Bath water recycled

The hot thermal waters of Bath were very attractive to the Romans. Now the 250,000 gallons of water at 45oC that flows up under the Roman Baths will be used before it flows into the Avon, to heat the nearby Bath Abbey. Because the spring water is too corrosive to use in heating pipes, heat… Read more »

Seal swims 100 miles inland to find fish

In April this year, one determined seal swam 100 miles through Britain’s river network from the North Sea to the Yorkshire Dales to find fish. Walkers were amazed to see a large grey male seal near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, at a spot near Topcliffe Weir. Seals usually prefer a saltwater environment, as this is where… Read more »

Iodine Cloud Seeding

The Chinese government is considering setting up what would be the world’s largest cloud seeding operation, in Tibet. A state-owned defence company has built 500 burners on Himalayan ridges in the path of the monsoon. They are testing a system that involves lofting particles of silver oxide from the machines into the atmosphere. When the… 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.