Monday, June 3, 2013

World Internet Users Reached 2.4 Billion

Internet users in the world’s population continues to increase. Now, the number has touched an enormous number.

In the event the D11 Conference held by the site AllThingsD, which comes from Mary Meeker firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Meeker, revealed that internet users across the world has touched the figure of 2.4 billion people. That number increased by 8 percent from the previous year.Despite making an unusually large number, of which only covers 34 percent of the world population.


Indonesia is one country with the most Internet users with 55 million people. The value had increased 58 percent over the previous year. However, the penetration rate is not too large, which is only 23 percent.
Countries with the highest internet penetration rate held by the United States. With the number of users as many as 244 million people, the country’s penetration rate reached 78 percent.


Internet usage from mobile devices are increasing dramatically. According to Meeker, Internet users from mobile devices is only 0.9 percent of all internet traffic in May 2009. A year later, the percentage rose to 2.4 percent.
In May 2013, global mobile internet users has touched the figure of 15 percent and will increase to 30 percent by the end of 2014.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Canadian Water Summit 2013

Canadian Water Summit: June 27, 2013, Canada.
The Canadian Water Summit will be organized on June 27, 2013 at BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Water Summit is the first-of-its-kind conference in Canada, helping to realize Canada's potential to be a world leader in water expertise and technology innovation. Since 2009, the Canadian Water Summit has served as a collaborative forum for leaders from diverse sectors to share insights and further a united mission: to build a sustainable water future for Canada. Drawing on the UN theme of the International Year of Water Cooperation, the 2013 Canadian Water Summit, hosted once again in Calgary, Alberta will explore how organizations across sectors and across geographies are working together to drive innovation in water and prosperity in their communities. Attendees include: Business professionals and investors, experts in water management and technology, industry associations, building practitioners, municipalities, policymakers, lawyers, NGOs, academics, community representatives, and watershed groups. The Canadian Water Summit is a project of the Innovolve Group and part of its mission to help unlock Canada's potential for being a world leader in water expertise, management and innovation.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WasteTech Crocus Expo in Moscow from 28 to 31 May 2013

WasteTech 2013: 28-31 May 2013, Russia
The next edition of WasteTech will take place in IEC "Crocus Expo" in Moscow from 28-31 May 2013. WasteTech offers various forms of participation: as an exhibitor with a stand, as a visitor or a conference participant. Over the last decade WasteTech (an abbreviation of two English words "waste" and "tech" - technology) has become well-known to everyone engaged in waste treatment, environmental protection and renewable energy both in Russia and worldwide, especially in CIS and Baltic countries. The first WasteTech exhibition and congress was held in Moscow in September 1999 and the previous WasteTech - May-June 2011. While WasteTech-99 exhibition space did not exceed 340 sq.m with 40 exhibitors WasteTech-2011 attaracted 309 companies from 23 countries and reached 5980 sq. m net of indoor and outdoor space. At the very beginning WasteTech was focused exclusively on solid waste issues. But now in addition to these, air and water protection, sanitation and soil remediation, renewable energy etc are also on event agenda. As a result, WasteTech exhibition and congress has become the main forum for waste management, recycling, renewable energy and environmental technologies in Russia and CIS. An extensive and interesting conference program is a traditional feature of WasteTech. It is a chain of conferences, seminars and round tables on various aspects of waste management and environmental technologies. Events are prepared in cooperation with international and local associations, research and design institutions, or held on the initiative of individual companies - exhibitors.

Pulsar Process Measurement: Brings in Flow Pulse to monitor pipe flow

Pulsar Process Measurement has brought in Flow Pulse, a compact and cost-effective pipe flow monitor that promises exceptional repeatability, accuracy and simple installation with no down time. Flow Pulse is perfect for monitoring flow rate in fluid distribution systems, for pump efficiency checks, in process plant or sewage pumping stations. Flow Pulse can be used in flow measurement and in ease of installation - no need to break into a pipe, or to get any engineering involved, just clamp a small sensor to the outside of a pipe and immediately get a reliable, repeatable flow measurement. Virtually no installation costs, no interruption to service is required. Flow Pulse uses a novel spread spectrum analysis technique never before used in flow monitoring. It introduces a radical new digital signal processing approach for repeat ability. Flow Pulse operates in a flow range from as little as 0.3m/s through to 4m/s, with a minimum particle size of 100ยต and concentration of 200ppm or above (the equivalent of hard water). For more inquiries, contact: keithf@pulsar-pm.com.

Greyline Offers PTFM 1.0 portable flowmeters

The PTFM 1.0 portable transit time flowmeter operates by measuring the transit time or time of flight for ultrasonic sound pulses transmitted from one transducer to another. Depending on the mounting configuration, the signal may cross the pipe once, twice or four times. To measure flow the transit time is compared between ultrasonic signals travelling upstream and downstream. The PTFM 1.0 ultrasonic transducers strap-on the outside of pipes from ½" to 48" (12 to 1200 mm) diameter. The ultrasonic signal works through common pipe materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, ductile iron, cast iron, PVC, PVDF, fiberglass, copper, brass, aluminum and pipes with bonded liners including epoxy, rubber and Teflon. Transducers can be mounted without shutting down flow and there is no obstruction or pressure drop. It measures and totalizes forward and reverse flow. They have been recommended for fluids like water, glycol, oils and chemicals. They can be used for calibrations, troubleshooting, and flow surveys and as a temporary transmitter to replace inline flowmeters. For more enquiries, contact: info@greyline.com.

Val Matic Offers Ener G ball valves

Val-Matic's Ener-G rubber seated ball valve is a versatile valve designed for tight seating, energy savings and long life. The Ball Valve's Tri-Loc seat retention system uses technology that has been proven in the field for over 35 years. Both single and double-seated valves are available for sealing in one or two directions with the resilient seat completely out of the flow stream when fully open. Also when fully open the valve provides 100% flow area equal to the pipe size and represents a significant savings in pumping costs compared to other pump control valves. The valves' rugged AWWA construction and interior/exterior coating of NSF 61 fusion bonded epoxy contribute to long valve life which is crucial because no one can afford to have their system down for repairs. The valve is available in AWWA classes 150 lb. and 300lb. in sizes 4"-48" with cylinder, electric motor or manual actuation for pressure ranges up to 300 PSI. The valve fully complies with AWWA C507 and is WQA certified lead-free in accordance with NSF/ANSI 372. For more enquiries, contact: ajk@valmatic.com.

Monday, May 27, 2013

BASF Expands Ultramid product line for water injection technology

BASF is expanding its assortment of polyamide grades that have been optimized for the use of water-injection technology (WIT) in injection molding. The new WIT grades are Ultramid A3HG6 WIT Balance and Ultramid A3WG7 WIT. Owing to its improved hydrolysis resistance, the polyamide (PA) Ultramid A3HG6 WIT Balance is particularly well-suited for components that carry coolant or that come into contact with water. At the same time, the content of PA 6.10 in this material also translates into high stress-cracking resistance to calcium chloride, thus taking into account the more stringent requirements made in terms of resistance to road salt. Particularly in Asia, calcium chloride is often spread on icy roads. In contrast, BASF recommends its new Ultramid A3WG7 WIT, which is reinforced with 35% glass fibers, especially for tubes that convey oil such as those employed for dipsticks, or else for other components that have to meet high demands in terms of oil resistance, stiffness and dimensional stability. Both materials lend themselves very well for WIT processing. For more enquiries, contact: ultraplaste.infopoint@basf.com.