Proceedings, Volume 35

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Page 336 - BUILDINGS. t 7. Describe the construction of a hot-water service for bath and other purposes in a house. Describe how the circulation is obtained, and show, by a diagram, the position of the boiler, cistern, cylinder, etc., and State the precautions that should be taken to prevent damage by frost. 8. State shortly what are the general principles of efficient house drainage, and give a few examples of how these are frequcntly disregarded in actual practice.
Page 88 - 1. Excellent results can be obtained from light loamy soil overlying a porous subsoil. " 2. A sandy soil and subsoil are also capable of yielding good results. " 3. The same may be said of a partially peaty soil overlying gravelly sand. "4. Peat pure and simple is not well adapted for sewage purification. " 5. With regard to chalk, we can hardly speak with confidence, more data being required. The few (artificially obtained) effluents which we examined from a chalk farm had percolated in about a...
Page 48 - First, intituled An Act for preventing the Carriage of excessive Loads of Meal, Malt, Bricks, and Coals within ten Miles of the Cities of London and Westminster...
Page 266 - Each tank is divided into three compartments hy a longitudinal archshaped structure carrying two walls, the special form of which has been adopted for constructional reasons. The arch has openings at its springings and at its crown for liquid communication. The outlet end of the tank has a level weir which is common to the three compartments but which is divided by the two walls, so as to apportion a definite width of weir to each of the compartments. The two side compartments are for the sedimentation...
Page 337 - Mention the various disinfectants in common use, and state which you consider the best for particular purposes. Describe the methods of use and the precautions necessary.
Page 89 - ... holds in a lesser degree as regards suitability for surface irrigation. Further, they tend to indicate that the maximum number of particles per gram of soil, which is allowable if the filtration is to be efficient (a suitable subsoil being assumed), is somewhere about 1000 millions.
Page 298 - Grace, in responding, said : Again and again I thank you for the kind manner in which you have received the toast which has been proposed by Mr. Kilminster. I wish I had the power to say all I feel ; but accept my...
Page 344 - Association, 1878-9, and had for many years served as a member of the Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers. In recognition of his great services to engineering, his old University in 1903 conferred upon him the honorary degree of
Page 267 - ... into the reduction chambers. The Reduction Chamber receives the concentrated sewage, and has the rate of its liquid flow diminished to one-third of that in the sedimentation chambers in order to insure the deposition of the suspended matters into its lower part or sludge space. The action occurring in this chamber is a modified form of septic tank operation. There is the same continuous formation of gas ; the more or less periodical discharge of the gas so formed ; and the concomitant disturbance...
Page 336 - ... ft., ten slipper baths, and a small laundry, what method would you adopt to heat the water, and how would you warm the building ? IV. SUBJECT :— SANITARY SCIENCE AS APPLIED TO TOWNS AND BUILDINGS. (Candidates must attempt one question in each section, but not more than six in all.) (Time allowed, 3 hours.) SECTION A. HEATING AND VENTILATION. 1. Explain what you mean by "natural" and "artificial

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