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Aluminum SulfateAluminum Sulfate

Aluminum sulfate is a chemical compound that is used for purifying waste water in waste water treatment plants. The flocculating properties of aluminum sulfate allow it to be used in the paper manufacturing industry as well. There are many different industrial applications for aluminum sulfate. Aluminum sulfate is created by adding aluminum hydroxide to sulfuric acid. Impurities in waste water can be removed by the addition of aluminum sulfate. Aluminum sulfate coagulates with the impurities and sinks to the bottom of the container. It can also be used to reduce...

Mechanical Properties Of SteelMechanical Properties Of Steel

Steel is a widely used alloy due to its nature. Steel is used in building construction and for mechanical purposes. Steel comes in a variety of different forms. Each form is created by mixing different alloys and metals into the microstructure of steel. By adding other materials to steel the mechanical properties of steel such as hardness, stress and even elasticity is increased. The microstructure of steel is the reason why it is popular among stress related scenarios. Steel can withstand large amounts of stress before it becomes deformed. Due...

Elk Valley CoalElk Valley Coal

Elk valley coal is located in the British Columbia area, and is on track to keep going for another 47 years in its current state of production. This is mentioned on the site as if this is a good positive thing, but the thing is, what they are saying is that they estimate that the mine will essentially be completely tapped out in 47 years. This means that after 47 years, good luck trying to find coal again if you live in British Columbia. And I sure do hope that...

Metallurgical CoalMetallurgical Coal

It is doubtful that there are many people who have heard of the term ‘metallurgical coal’ and there are probably even fewer people who know what it means. Anyway, saying ‘coke’ is probably much more familiar and better-known. Well, the ‘big’ news is that they both mean the same thing. However, when talking about coke, you are probably wondering what its applications are. After all, that is what matters the most about a product or whatever else. Doubtfully, you will be surprised by the fact that the metallurgical coal has...

Wind Turbines IrelandWind Turbines Ireland

Wind turbines Ireland boast a modest assortment of energy farms across the country. While it is a small country and thus, obviously not the most developed in terms of energy, wind turbines Ireland manage to make up a somewhat significant portion of the country’s energy usage, enough anyhow to provide hope to people wanting to continue building more and more. The problem with this type of development is that it is slow. This is not a problem of technology but a problem of morale. We can afford to be a...

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Roughneck Definition

Roughneck Definition Roustabout

There are several job hierarchies in the oil industry. The lowest job on the team of rig employees is the roustabout. Roustabouts are unskilled laborers who are just learning their trade in the oil industry. Their primary job is cleaning and maintaining the oil rig. Roustabouts are responsible for moving...

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