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By Mohan Seneviratne

And trade use large quantities of water, and in a few elements of the area water is turning into a scarce commodity. This e-book is a 'best perform' handbook for water conservation for business and advertisement clients world-wide. It deals a pragmatic account of the measures which might be taken to re-educate commercial and advertisement clients within the strategies of water saving and re-use - at any place on the earth.

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They can cause poliomyelitis, hepatitis and gastroenteritis to name a few diseases. The infectious dose can be as low as 10 viral particles or less. Many viruses are resistant to standard methods of disinfection. Viruses that infect bacterial cells are called bacteriophages. Bacteriophages are more abundant in wastewaters than viruses and for this reason the presence of bacteriophages are used as a proxy for virus concentrations with the results available in 5 days. 2 Bacteria Bacteria are the most common and numerous of the microbial organisms in water.

The relationship of conductivity and total dissolved solids (TDS) is given below: TDS = 0 55 − 0 8 × conductivity. 64. 5. The dissolved solids content of water can adversely impact plants ability to absorb water from the soil. Most plants cannot tolerate conductivities in excess of 2300 S/cm. 6 shows guidelines for salinity of irrigation water [4]. Some common salts and ions that contribute to dissolved solids are discussed below. 2 Hardness, Calcium and Magnesium Calcium Ca2+ and magnesium Mg2+ give water its hardness.

In boiler water, silica concentrations are a function of pressure. Unreactive silica is polymerised (or colloidal silica), acts more like a solid than a dissolved ion. In steam systems, silica as SiO2 forms glassy deposits on steam turbine blades. In RO membrane plants colloidal silica causes fouling of the front end of the membrane elements. 8 Phosphate Phosphate PO4 3− is found in domestic and industrial wastewaters. PO4 contributes to algal blooms and for this reason most modern laundry for­ mulations do not contain phosphate.

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