Can Geothermal Energy Heat a Greenhouse?
Water and soil below ground contain a vast reservoir of thermal energy, thanks to the natural heat emanating from the magma layers stretching thousands of miles below the earth’s crust.
What is a Geothermal Greenhouse? Part 2
Almost any kind of dense mass absorbs heat as it is exposed to sunlight.
What is a Geothermal Greenhouse? Part 1
Greenhouses, at the most fundamental level, are simply buildings designed to protect tender or out-of-season plants from damaging cold
Retention Ponds: Best Practices for Best Results
For a reservoir that’s meant to hold water for a long period of time, or protect the local groundwater from toxins and chemicals
Attention to Retention Ponds
Retention ponds, or Stormwater Wet ponds, are permanent bodies of water that provide opportunities for treatment
Damming Circumstances Reservoir Ponds
Before construction can begin, the river must be diverted through constructed channels on the surface or underground
More Important Considerations in Reservoir Design
Fast-moving or highly turbid water can carve deep ravines throughout a waterway or reservoir
Important Considerations in Reservoir Pond Design
The overall construction and individual functions of a reservoir will vary depending on the goals of the builder
The local geology, the intended use of the water collected, and where/when the water is meant to be released are all defining parts of a reservoir
What About Other Reservoirs?
Flood control reservoirs are incredibly important for protecting life and developments located further downstream
Agricultural Reservoirs - Running off the Farm
Construction sites, or areas cleared for agricultural purposes, are especially vulnerable to increased sediment and pollutant run-off
What Goes into a Reservoir Pond?
As new residential or commercial developments are built, like roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and subdivisions, the natural landscape is no longer able to absorb water
What is a Reservoir Pond Good For?
Humans have been storing water in artificial ponds and lakes for a very long time.
Is Energy Use and Waste Disposal in Commercial RO Sustainable?
There are several options for removing salt from natural sources like ocean water,
Is Seawater a Sustainable Resource?
As the global demand for limited resources of fresh water increases, it seems obvious to turn to saltwater resources and desalination technology
Brine Management Options Part 2
In certain circumstances, low concentrations of brine can be used in agriculture for irrigation.
Brine Management Options Part 1
In dealing with brine that has gone through a desalination process, there are several options for disposal
Secrets of Highly Successful Brine Ponds
The rate of evaporation is the key factor affecting efficiency in a brine pond.
How Do You Construct Brine Ponds? Part 2
All brine containment ponds must be constructed with an impermeable, chemically resistant liner
How Do You Construct Brine Ponds? Part 1
In calculating cost factors for evaporative ponds, there’s a common assumption that larger ponds equal greater efficiency and lower cost.
Questions about Brine Evaporative Ponds
Evaporation ponds are an ancient technology used around the world to produce salt for human usage
Best Practices for Storing Brine Safely
Brine is a solution of water and some amount of salt(s) in varying concentrations.
What Kinds of Desalination Are There?
Single phase desalination processes always keep the source water in a liquid state.
What is Desalination?
Simply put, desalination is any process that removes salt and minerals from water.