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Selecting the Right Liner Material for Frac Pits

Selecting the right liner material is important for every pond, impoundment, and other water-holding area. 

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Recycling and Treating Produced Water in Fracking

With millions of gallons of fresh water going into each hydraulic fracturing well, it’s no wonder that hundreds of thousands of gallons can come back out.

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How to Keep Produced Water and Other Frac Byproducts from Affecting the Local Environment

It’s well-known that produced water, in particular, can have negative effects on the water and soil surrounding the oil field. 

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What are Frac Pits and Ponds?

The hydraulic fracturing work site is often full of various basins, pits, and ponds to hold fluids and other materials close to the active well pads. 

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Fertilizing for Fishing Lakes

If you’re used to fertilizing fields for bigger crop yields, you may have already heard of fertilizing ponds as well. 

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Private vs Public Fishing Lakes and Ponds

Building a private fishing lake may seem like a big project just for something to share with friends and family. 

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Choosing a Fish Safe Liner Material when Building a Fishing Lake

Flexible liners solve a lot of the challenges of lining a large fishing lake, but they’re not all equally qualified for the task. 

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Preventing Water Loss with Flexible Liners in a Fishing Lake

Gradual water loss is a silent killer of millions of pounds of fish per year. 

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Structure and Design of the Fishing Lake

The actual design of the fishing lake is more complex than you might think. 

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Proper Fishing Lake Depth when Building a Fishing Lake

Choosing the right depth for the lake is essential to encouraging rapid fish growth and natural reproduction cycles. 

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Water Sources for Fishing Lakes

Careful construction and design will result in a fishing lake that is leak proof as possible. 

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Regulations on New Fishing Ponds and Lakes

The first place to start when planning any new body of water, especially one that will be fed by an existing creek or river, is with the regulating bodies of your county and state. 

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Risks of Coal Ash Containment Failure

Even if you follow the EPA’s latest regulations on lining and containing coal ash residues, you can end up dealing with a release that leads to remediation costs and fines. 

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Why is It Hard to Line Coal Ash Containment Pits?

Containment pits and basins for coal ash aren’t the easiest kind of impoundment to line. 

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Why Flexible Liners Work Best for All Types of Coal Ash Containment

It’s simply not enough to excavate a well-designed impoundment basin and expect it to suffice for holding coal ash slurries and “dry” mixtures.

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Other Disposal Methods for Coal Ash

Recycling and reusing coal ash are big business today, since it reduces costs for disposal while making good use of the waste material. 

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How Can Coal Ash Be Recycled?

Recycling coal ash residue is often a win-win situation. 

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Cooling and Handling Requirements for Coal Ash Residues

It’s not enough to design a safe and well-lined impoundment to hold all the coal ash residues produced by a power plant. 

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Changing Regulations for Coal Ash Residue Containment

As with many types of potentially hazardous waste, regulations continue to change and evolve as new information comes in about the long-term impact of pollution.

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What is Coal Ash?

Much like what’s left in a grill or a fireplace at home, the coal ash produced by a power plant is the waste left after burning raw coal. 

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Covering Outdoor Raceways

While most raceways are large ponds, built outdoors, to maximize the use of natural sunlight, they can struggle to perform in those open environments. 

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Material Concerns for Specific Production Methods

Raceway materials have to be selected by more than just their cost or suitability for algae production. 

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Lining Options for Algae Raceways

Algae raceways of all sizes and styles need impermeable lining solutions. 

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The Basic Components of Algae Raceway Ponds

Raceway ponds are affordable and effective algaculture systems that are usually built to take advantage of natural sunlight. 

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Open vs Closed Algae Production

While it’s common to see advanced glass or plastic bioreactors displayed in articles about commercial algaculture, many facilities actually rely on open raceways or ponds instead. 

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