Experts slam chlorine debate

Experts slam chlorine debate

12 Aug, 2017
By: Ruby Harfield
Ruby Harfield is a Hawke's Bay Today reporter
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Water chlorination has saved hundreds of thousands of lives globally and should not be a debate in New Zealand, scientists say. Chlorine has been used to disinfect water supplies around the world for more than 100 years but is not mandatory in New Zealand and many water supplies are untreated.

Harrison Grierson water and wastewater manager Iain Rabbitts said chlorine should be put in all water supplies in New Zealand. Globally it has led to the biggest increase in human life span ever, it is vitally important, he said. "It's the greatest technological advancement of the 20th century. I think chlorine is the absolute minimum we should have in every water supply.

 

IBC Tote Bin Scale allows operators to accurately gauge polymer usage

IBC Tote Bin Scale allows operators to accurately gauge polymer usage

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Increasingly strict federal and state reporting requremnets have created a need for water and wasewater plant operators to easily and accurately track chemical feed rates and usages. The IBC Tote Bin Scale does just that, while providing the assurance that the chemical supply won't unexpectedly run out. Accurately measuring chemical application can also be a big cost saver in the long run.

 

Weight based level indicating devices for chemical feed systems are gaining popularity

Weight based level indicating devices for chemical feed systems are gaining popularity

Chem-Scale With Wizard Indicator

For years, weighing systems have been widely accepted as the standard for tracking chemical use in gas chlorination systems.  Today though, weighing systems are showing up in all types of chemical feed applications.  The popularity of weight based monitoring devices is growing as operators recognize the unique advantages of a scale over other level measuring devices.  Applications for dry or liquid feed systems can range from a 15 gallon

fluoride drum to a 200,000 lb lime silo. Continued gains in technology have allowed manufacturers to morph their products into more than just inventory control devices. New systems often provide advanced features such as chemical feed rate data and daily usage information to further help water treatment operations run more efficiently.

 


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