Pump blockages are a growing problem for wastewater systems, where they cause unreliable operations, increased energy usage and premature failure. On a global basis, it is an issue that is estimated to cost the industry billions of dollars a year.
The best news in years for South Africa’s precarious electricity supply is the announcement by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy that it plans to go out on tender for 2,500MW of new nuclear power at the end of this fiscal year.
[img:Voith%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg| ]15 November 2012 - It is estimated that harnessing a small portion of marine energy could solve the world’s energy crisis to a great extent, and Australia’s vast coastline alone is estimated to hold the potential to produce four times the nation’s power needs, claims a new report by GlobalData.
Southern Ocean is considered one of the most consistent sources of wave energy in the world, and Australia has been busy in the marine energy market over recent years in efforts to benefit from this.
[img:Alcoa - Pic 1_0.jpg|Alcoa’s Pinjarra Cogen natural gas-fired plant near Perth in Western Australia]Geelong, Australia --- ESI-AFRICA.COMM --- 16 November 2010 - Alcoa of Australia Limited and Greenearth Energy Limited have signed a ground-breaking memorandum of intent (MOI) in a critical first step towards the establishment of base load renewable energy generation in Australia