Duravit HygieneGlaze 2.0

The HygieneGlaze 2.0 ensures a clean bathroom environment thanks to its chemical composition. The product works on toilets and urinals, and after twelve hours, 99.9 percent of bacteria are eradicated.

Baked into the ceramic, the product extends from the interior of the basin to the rim of the toilet or urinal. With its design, the product tackles areas high in bacteria accumulation. The glaze kills E.Coli bacteria by use of the “oligodynamic reaction” - the effect of positively charged metal ions on bacteria.

The product is available for all toilets and urinals in the P3 Comforts. 

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UK Utility Battles 130-Ton ‘Total Monster’ Fatberg

A water utility is in the midst of a “three-week sewer war” against an gigantic fatberg clogging a Victorian-era London sewer. The fatberg is longer than two football fields and weighs in at 130 tons. And it’s described as hard as concrete.

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Healing Old Pipes from Within

A group of workers from the Mexico City Water Department replaced a portion of sewage system piping on the Periférico Norte Ave. and Observatorio Ave. intersection a couple of months ago. The work included the replacement of a 24-inch diameter high-density corrugated polyethylene pipe.

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From Wastewater to Biomass

The Law of Conservation of Matter states: Matter is not created or destroyed, it only becomes. Is there a link between such law, wastewater and biomass?

As it is well known, biomass is understood as any element obtained by photosynthesis, which can be transformed into a useful fuel for the human being. Traditionally, agricultural waste has been used for this purpose, because it cannot be used in other activities, though it still has a significant caloric volume that makes it an adequate alternative to other fuels, contaminant or nonrenewable, such as as carbon and petroleum derivatives.

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Study shows how antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread from hospital sink drain pipe?

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the drains, and into patients has been unclear. Now a team from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, has charted their pathways.

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Mechanical industry enthusiastic about Trump infrastructure proposal

President Donald Trump has proposed investing $1 trillion in infrastructure improvements in the coming years, with approximately $200 billion of that being direct federal funding.

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Smart circulators drive down energy costs

The amount of energy consumed by the building sector has grown dramatically over the past 50 years.

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New ProLock End Caps from John Guest®are available in 3/8- to 1-inch CTS sizes. Quick and easy to use, these end caps can act as emergency water stoppers and can be used for pressure testing rough-ins and temporarily capping off installations. Its body is manufactured from high quality engineered plastic allowing the black caps to be UV resistant outdoors as well. Suitable for use with copper, PEX or CPVC pipe, these products require no tools to make secure, lead-proof connections.

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American Standard’s new ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet

What if I said you could have a sparkling clean toilet simply by pressing a button? Now you can, with American Standard’s new ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet.

The new ActiClean system is the toilet that cleans itself, combining the power of revolutionary VorMax flushing technology — which delivers the cleanest flush ever engineered — with a fully integrated self-cleaning system.

Never pick up a toilet brush again. Simply press a button, walk away, and let the toilet do the rest — it’s that easy.

Here’s how the ActiClean system works:

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