All posts by David Loneragan

Bearing up in corrosive wastewater conditions: Schaeffler’s FAG Black Series and Split SRB

Secondary wastewater treatment removes soluble organic matter and suspended solids that remain following primary treatment. This stage involves biological processes aeration for the decomposition of solids and the use of chlorine to disinfect the liquid. During different stages of secondary treatment, the level of oxygen in the wastewater is altered to create aerobic and anaerobic … Continue reading Bearing up in corrosive wastewater conditions: Schaeffler’s FAG Black Series and Split SRB

Federal grants open for space control centre projects

Grant applications are now open for the establishment of two control centres that will support the space industry in South Australia and Western Australia. The Mission Control grant opportunity will award a single grant of $6 million to establish the Mission Control Centre at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide. This centre will allow start-ups, small to … Continue reading Federal grants open for space control centre projects

Rare earths processing plant to be built at Kalgoorlie

Lynas Corporation has announced that it will build a processing plant near Kalgoorlie for rare earth materials from the company’s Mt Weld mine. The Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit is one of the highest grade rare earth deposits in the world. The processing work for Lynas Coporation’s mine is currently carried out in Malaysia. Rare … Continue reading Rare earths processing plant to be built at Kalgoorlie

Robust bearings for primary wastewater treatment

The initial stage of wastewater treatment – the primary treatment stage – involves the removal of solid material from water by the processes of screening, comminution, grit removal, and sedimentation. Clarifiers, or settling tanks, enable the removal of the solids through sedimentation. While sewage flows through the tanks, the solids gradually sink to the bottom. … Continue reading Robust bearings for primary wastewater treatment

Powering the factories of the future

As battery storage technology becomes more affordable, more companies are turning to renewable energy as a means of cutting down on energy costs. PACE talks to Total Construction’s James Bolton and Rob Blythman about what needs to be considered when transitioning to solar power. With high power costs looking likely to remain a norm, Australian … Continue reading Powering the factories of the future