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What happens to sewage if there is no river near by?

Phoenix has two monster "wastewater" treatment plants that produce "highly treated effluent" as output. This water is used to water golf courses, etc. before it soaks into the ground water. Some of ...
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What happens to sewage if there is no river near by?

As all the other answers have said, nobody in the developed world dumps sewage in nearby rivers. What is discharged into the river is the treated water that comes out of the Sewage Plant. If your ...
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What happens to sewage if there is no river near by?

Re-use and recharging. Arizona is rather proud of this, it seems. ☺ After filtration and treatment, the waste water is supplied for various re-use purposes. These can range from various ...
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multiplying up human compression power!

Levers are your friends: a lever allows you to multiply up the force of your own strength. Here's a manual can crusher, demonstrating this: source Your hand moves three or four times the distance ...
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What happens to sewage if there is no river near by?

Three options come to mind : septic tanks and sewage systems and reed bed treatment. Some properties far away from others ie in rural areas have septic tanks, which get emptied every so often by "...
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Disposal of dung, related products, and cleaning products, prioritized and case by case

The main issue is the spread of pathogens, human faeces can harbour some nasty diseases, notably e-coli, hepatitis and cholera. Accumulation can also provide an environment where pathogens can survive ...
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Is it better to throw used domestic cooking oil in toilet or within the garbage?

Option 4: Put it in the container, leave it on your doorstep and offer it for free on craigslist. You will likely find someone that regularly needs it and you can just email/text message them any time ...
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Biological process in wastewater treatment

It all depends on what is in the waste water, and how much is allowed to be left after treatment. Treatment can mean anything from a settling tank, to a filter or screen, to oxygenating, to ...
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multiplying up human compression power!

A bench press or arbor press, combined with a suitable die for horizontal containment, will allow you to produce rather high forces and pressures. Do you have any numbers — volume, pressure, ...
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Why can't we dispose of plastic waste in decommissioned oil wells?

On the technical side, there are a number of issues. Each site will have unique issues in terms of length of the return "duct", overall gradient and gradient changes along the "duct&...
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Question about nuclear wastewater treatment and disposal

To use your example, salt can be removed from water by boiling the water and condensing the resultant steam. This produces two products, distilled water and a dry salt. The reason why this is possible ...
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What happens to sewage if there is no river near by?

Dumping your untreated poop directly into the river is actually a bad practice. A lot of municipalities (at least in my neck of the EU) have a main line running through it which collects the sewage ...
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Efficient processing waste water with pigments and dyes to reduce cost

many dyes and pigments can be decomposed by buffering the ink to either acid or base, depending on their molecular structure. you can then dewater the resulting effluent with the right RO membrane.
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multiplying up human compression power!

I'm not clear from your question if you are trying to crush a plastic object, or manipulate hot plastic (eg for injection molding.) Lever systems are certainly a good option as has been mentioned in ...
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