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What Is an Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pump & How Does it Work?

An air-operated double diaphragm pump (positive displacement pump or reciprocating pump) may be simple in design but that doesn’t stop it from operating across challenging environments. These mechanical pumps are appropriate for on-off cycling, continuous, and on-demand intermittent requirements. In this blog, we will discuss the following points: Definition of AODD pumps Features and benefits […]

Stormwater Tanks

The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines stormwater as rainwater or melted snow that runs off into streets, lawn and other sites. Stormwater management refers to efforts to reduce stormwater runoff into surrounding areas and improve water quality. What Do Stormwater Detention Tanks Do? In developed areas, surfaces like pavement and roofs prevent precipitation from […]

Stormwater Detention Tanks: A Comprehensive Guide

The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines stormwater as rainwater or melted snow that runs into streets, lawns, and other sites. Suppose you plan on building a house in a flood-prone area. In that case, local regulations mandate you detain the stormwater, manage runoff, and ensure that the accumulated stormwater does not cause any environmental […]

Secondary Containment Requirements for Aboveground Storage Tanks

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) are large metal tanks that store liquids and gases such as petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, water, acids, and fertilizers. These bulk tanks come in various sizes and shapes and are a common sight in manufacturing across the United States. Due to the environmental impact of potential leakage, there are mandatory […]

Primary Containment Options

Every industry that manufactures or treats hazardous materials requires primary containment solutions. Whether you’re using hazardous chemicals, oil, diesel, or processing waste, any unplanned or uncontrolled release of these materials can cause severe environmental hazards. Primary containment measures ensure that the material does not react with its immediate surroundings. Effective containment systems reduce direct contact […]

How is Groundwater Remediated? Methods Explained

What is Groundwater Remediation? Groundwater can be defined as any natural water present below the surface. Most often, it is found in underground layers or the subsurface of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials known as aquifers. This resting state leaves groundwater susceptible to common pollutants such as gasoline, oil, road salts and […]

How Can Small Businesses Manage Hazardous Waste?

Attracting hefty fines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the last thing your small business needs. Businesses across industries must stay up to date when it comes to proper hazardous waste disposal. Take pharmaceuticals, for instance. In February 2019, the EPA prohibited “down-the-drain” hazardous waste disposal by pharmas, along with other changes. Why is […]

Guide to Liquid Storage Tanks

Thinking of renting or buying a liquid storage tank in the near future? Liquid storage tanks can be used to store potable water, hazardous liquids and many other liquid goods. The tanks are usually cylindrical in shape and positioned perpendicular to the ground, though the design may vary. Tanks designed for this kind of storage […]