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WATER SUPPLY AND DIALYSIS PATIENTS

Author – Ben Howard Dialysis is a process whereby blood from your body is filtered through a dialysis robot. Dialysis is required when your kidneys stop working correctly I.E less than 20% of there normal function. A dialysis machine requires water to purify your blood via a membrane filter. This article will cover two things … More

The Biggest Contribution of Raingardens – Article One of Two

Author – Ben Howard Engineering Designer So what is a Raingarden? A Raingarden is a structure used to absorb and redirect stormwater toward appropriate waterways. It utilises plants to maintain natural habitats for wildlife, planted in a composition of materials such as fine gravel and rocks which easily absorb and filter the water. This enables … More

2 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WASTEWATER

Author – Ben Howard (Engineering Designer) Wastewater is vitally important to us all. Unfortunately wastewater treatment is in a sad state of affairs with only around  20% of the world’s wastewater currently being treated. For countries with limited infrastructure treating wastewater is too expensive and for others it may also be culturally embarrassing to process … More

How Google Maps uses your Data.

“Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.” Larry Page (Cofounder of google) Author Ben Howard – Civil Engineering Design Google maps may seem like a mystery to some, by reading this short article you will understand the three things google maps needs in order to take you from … More

LAMINAR AND TURBULENT FLOW EXAMPLES

Author: Ben Howard – Civil Engineering design Technician Water fountains are an excellent example of the phenomenons of laminar and turbulent flow. They demonstrate technical aspects while also providing observers with a spectacular show as there is a distinct change in water flow. Laminar flow occurs when a liquid travels in a pipe and the … More

WHAT ARE GRID FINS? AND WHY SPACEX USE THEM.

“When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.” – Elon Musk. Grid Fins – Russia invented grid fins for air to air missiles in the 1950’s (Missile Grid Fins, Aerospaceweb.org). See the grid fins on the rear section of … More

FIVE FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WATER SUPPLY

Author – Ben Howard One Pressure – Drinking water needs pressure. Water pressure is critical in all water supply systems. Water pressure lets you take a shower, water the garden and allows firefighters to save lives! A typical water supply pressure is 400 kpa or 40m of head. Two Safety – Your water needs to be safe, … More


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