Salinity in Agriculture

Salinity in Agriculture

Water with high electrical conductivity (EC) typically contains a lot of sodium chloride (Salinity in Agriculture) co-occurring with carbonates of calcium and magnesium. Each of these elements can build up in soils while the sodium and chloride cause corrosion of infrastructure. While sodium and chloride are essential plant nutrients, an oversupply of these elements can ... Read More
 
Sustainable Groundwater Resources

Sustainable Groundwater Resources

In the past groundwater was regarded as a resource to be mined, much like a mineral resource. It is now, however, generally managed as a renewable resource, recognising that it is recharged from rainfall and discharges from rivers, lakes, the oceans, and through vegetation. Consequently, groundwater management faces many of the same sustainability issues of ... Read More
 
Wastewater is a valuable resource

Wastewater is a valuable resource

Durban, South Africa, 22 March 2017– What if we were to consider the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment everyday as a valuable resource rather than costly problem? This is the paradigm shift advocated in the United Nations World Water Development Report, Wastewater: the Untapped Resource, launched today in ... Read More
 
St. Anne’s Winery, Calcium scale problems

St. Anne’s Winery, Calcium scale problems

Hydrosmart asked how things were performing after 12 months of use. HYDROSMART- How have you found use of Hydrosmart thus far? – has it commenced cleaning out the system and improving behaviour of the vineyard, what has been observed, using the recycled water with an E.C. of approx. 1,000mg/L Richard McLean – Yeah, we think ... Read More
 
Water Treatment for council grounds, Bunbury WA

Water Treatment for council grounds, Bunbury WA

Water treatment savings of $225,000, made by Bunbury Council with just one Hydrosmart unit, HOW MUCH COULD YOU SAVE ? In a media release about savings by his council this week Lord Mayor Brennan is quoted as saying : “Mr Brennan said one of the most impressive savings identified came from extensive research into innovative ... Read More
 
Robe Hotel – Hard water issues

Robe Hotel – Hard water issues

Robe Hotel in South Australia’s limestone coast is happy that some of the local hard water, limestone in their kitchen has been coming away, since using Hydrosmart on the water treating the hotels mains water feed. Chef Nathan Cheung sent this update photo of the kitchen’s oven rack showing the treated v untreated contrasts on ... Read More
 
Sa Kaeo Sugarcane Factory, Thailand – Wastewater, Algae issues

Sa Kaeo Sugarcane Factory, Thailand – Wastewater, Algae issues

Trial of D60EO Hydrosmart, for issues with organic compounds (Algae) in water. A 30 Percent improvement in COD in a 10 day period, after applying Hydrosmart to a recirculating wastewater pipe-work. Chemical oxygen demand (COD) In environmental chemistry, the chemical oxygen demand (COD) test is commonly used to indirectly measure the amount of organic compounds ... Read More
 
Dubai Turfarm UAE – turf growth on saline water 15,000 ppm – Hydrosmart

Dubai Turfarm UAE – turf growth on saline water 15,000 ppm – Hydrosmart

The ‘Plantation’ Equestrian Centre in Dubail UAE was getting ready for an International Polo Tournament. In preparing the virgin site on highly sandy soils, the owners followed advice of turf consultant Rob McFarlane of Turfarm UAE and installed a Hydrosmart. Using Hydrosmart’s water conditioning approach to overcome levels of around 15,500 TDS ppm from bore water with ... Read More
 
Wild Duck Creek Estate – Rectified Water Salinity

Wild Duck Creek Estate – Rectified Water Salinity

“We’ve been using a Hydrosmart system on our vineyard for the past 6 years with great results, even with the salinity at high levels. We share our bore with another landholder next door. Due to overuse by the vineyard next door, our aquifer was overdrawn, and the water chemistry went from 600EC to 3500EC. Prior to installation ... Read More