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Brine Management Options Part 1

In dealing with brine that has gone through a desalination process, there are several options for disposal

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Secrets of Highly Successful Brine Ponds

The rate of evaporation is the key factor affecting efficiency in a brine pond. 

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How Do You Construct Brine Ponds? Part 2

All brine containment ponds must be constructed with an impermeable, chemically resistant liner 

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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. 

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Questions about Brine Evaporative Ponds

Evaporation ponds are an ancient technology used around the world to produce salt for human usage

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Best Practices for Storing Brine Safely

Brine is a solution of water and some amount of salt(s) in varying concentrations.

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What Kinds of Desalination Are There?

Single phase desalination processes always keep the source water in a liquid state.

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What is Desalination?

Simply put, desalination is any process that removes salt and minerals from water.

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What is Water Scarcity?

It’s a startling statistic, but only about 1% of the world’s water is fresh

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Fire Pond Maintenance

To keep your pond “fire retention ready” there are a few things you will need to do

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C’mon Baby, Light My Fire (Pond)

Once you’ve considered the risks and potential damage that can come from experiencing fire in a rural or remote area

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What Can I Do About Potential Fires?

If you live in a rural area, the major factors that will affect your losses in a fire include distance from emergency services, accessibility, and access to water

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Climate Change and Fire Risk

In the last twenty years, roughly 75% of the contiguous US has been in a drought at least 10% of the time

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This is a Humid Climate. We Don’t Get Big Fires.

For people in the relatively damp and humid eastern part of the US, it’s easy to assume that fires aren’t that big of an event

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I’ve Never Had a Fire. Should I Worry?

Like so many natural disasters, it’s almost impossible to picture it happening to you

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Is Firefighting Different In or Out of Cities?

Fires in rural areas and small towns can be just as devastating as fires in the city

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What is a Fire Pond?

A fire pond is a body of water used to extinguish and prevent the spread of fire.

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Single-Use ADCs

Alternative daily covers that are applied at the end of the day but not retrieved the following day become a permanent part of the waste heap, similar to soil

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Reusable Alternative Daily Covers

Alternative daily covers that are effective, and easy to apply are an attractive option for landfill managers.

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The Evolution of Daily Covers, or What is a Daily Cover?

In the 1930s and 40s, compaction and use of a daily cover were the primary features that differentiated a sanitary landfill from a dump

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How are Sanitary Landfills Designed?

Any newly proposed landfill will have to go through several years of planning and design

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What is the Typical Lifecycle of a Sanitary Landfill?

A modern sanitary landfill is divided into cells at the design stage

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How is a Modern Landfill Designed?

At the most basic level, sanitary landfills are constructed in layers to collect and contain waste and its byproducts as it decomposes

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The Evolution of Sanitary Landfills

Prior to the mid 1970s, dumps were typically deep holes where trash was simply tipped in until it could hold no more. 

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What is a Bioreactor Landfill?

Bioreactor landfills represent a new approach to landfill operations. 

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