Monthly Archives: June 2012

Potable Water Treatment Plant

Links to background info, basis of design:  Specific design features, edited and highlighted from original document: Manz Slow Sand Filter Water Treatment Plant drawings: WTP-EN ESPANOL-NEW  or WTP-IN ENGLISH-OLD.pdf. Online calculator used to estimate demand, calculate flow rates and size the … Continue reading

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Testing potable water for free chlorine

Chlorine Residual Testing: A document from CDC/SWS (Safe Water System) describing how and why to test for residual (free) chlorine in drinking water.  Includes pros & cons of various methods. Quoting… “The presence of chlorine residual in drinking water indicates … Continue reading

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Growing Power Aquaponics System

Growing Power’s AP System Design is soil-based… “We fill our growing pots with a mixture of coir and compost.  The coir is made from discarded coconut husks and helps wick water to the plant’s root system.  The compost provides extra … Continue reading

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