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Mercury as a Water Contaminant

OccurrenceMercury is a naturally occurring metal that has several forms. The metallic mercury is ashiny, silver-white, odorless liquid. If heated, it is a colorless, odorless gas.Mercury combines with other elements to form inorganic mercury compounds. Mercury alsocombines with carbon to make organic mercury compounds. The most common form oforganic mercury, methyl mercury, is produced mainly […]

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Granular Activated Carbon in Water Purification

The use of granular activated carbon (GAC) for water purification became common around the startof the 20th century (1906) when the “activation” process was applied to charcoal (which had been usedfor centuries). Thermal activation of charcoal greatly improves its pore volume, surface area andstructure making it a superb workhorse for water treatment.The Adsorption ConceptA clean […]

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TDS in Water

Since the beginning of time, water has been both praised and blamed for good health and humanills. We now know the real functions of water in the human body are to serve as a solvent and mediumfor the transport of nutrients and wastes to and from cells throughout the body, a regulator oftemperature, a lubricator […]

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Common Problems in Water

What’s your water like? Water quality can no longer be taken for granted. Here in South Africa, a variety of factors can affect how your water tastes, smells, feels and works in and around your home. Well water quality, possible contamination, an aging water distribution system, violations of federal drinking water standards and a home’s […]

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Municipal Bylaws and Water Tariffs for Selected Metros in South Africa – (2018-2019)

Municipalities have the constitutional competence to enact laws (known as by-laws) in respect of water and sanitation services. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF), as it was known at the time, developed model water services by-laws for municipalities. The model by-laws included provisions to empower municipalities to prevent wasteful use of water, impose […]