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Modular sewage treatment technology to be developed

25th March 2011 Water and wastewater treatment specialist company Süd-Chemie is developing its own modular sewage treatment technology to help combat the dysfunctional state of sewage-treatment sites, and more broadly wastewater, treatment plants in South Africa, says Süd-Chemie contracts division manager Adam... 

Oxygen enrichment adds capacity to existing sewerage works

25th March 2011 Enriching the aeration basins of municipal sewage treatment plants with oxygen can increase the capacity of existing works by between 10% and 15%, says speciality gas company Air Products paper and pulp and environmental manager Brendan van Wyk. 

Algal wastewater treatment plant under research

25th March 2011 A pilot study is currently under way on the use of high-rate algal pond systems, which use sunlight to grow the algae, to treat municipal wastewater at a new type of wastewater treatment pilot plant, in Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape. 

Laser mapping eases infrastructure development

25th February 2011 Aerial mapping company Southern Mapping Company and its South African subsidiary Southern Mapping Geospatial use near-infrared lasers in aircraft to map large areas in high detail specifically for the agriculture, mining and infrastructure development sectors, as well as for disaster management... 

LMP develops laser-based industrial techniques for SA industries

25th February 2011 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Laser Materials Processing (LMP) laboratory and workshop tests laser-based manufacturing processes and uses for industrial applications, as well as advises industry on the best methods of implementing laser-based systems, says LMP... 

Laser refurbishment, additive manufacturing offer new opportunities for industry

25th February 2011 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Laser Materials Processing (LMP) application development facility has developed and proven the use of laser based refurbishment processes that are able to extend the service life of industrial components that are currently being... 

Vanadate laser marking assists in tracing of vehicle parts, weapons

25th February 2011 Permanent vanadate laser marking can assist the military or the police in tracing vehicle parts or weapons, improving individual accountability, says laser marking specialist company Traceability Solutions MD Kyle Parker. 

CSIR to conduct laser cooling of trapped ions

25th February 2011 Scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) National Laser Centre (NLC) will soon be trapping ionised atoms of ytterbium (Yb) in a so-called radio-frequency Paul trap, cooling the atoms with lasers and using them to measure tiny effects, such as the force exerted... 

SA atmospheric and pollution measurements with Lidar system

25th February 2011 The Council for Industrial and Scientific Research’s (CSIR’s) National Laser Centre (NLC) has developed a light detection and ranging (Lidar) system to study aerosols and cloud interactions as part of atmospheric studies, says CSIR NLC principal researcher Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman. 

Globally competitive lasers and photonics possible through focused research

25th February 2011 The South African laser and photonics industry can become globally competitive by focusing on certain select areas of research and development that would be of benefit to the economy, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research National Laser Centre (CSIR NLC) Centre Manager Dr Ndumiso... 

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