Water Online Radio
San Francisco’s Wastewater Priorities
Karen Kubick, Wastewater Capital Program Director with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, discusses San Francisco’s wastewater and stormwater needs and how the city’s asset management program is prioritizing green infrastructure, treatment plant upgrades and a new biosolids facility.
Peristaltic Metering Pump Control Leverages The Latest Communications Technology
Bill McDowell, Sales Engineer with Blue White Industries, explains how communications technology is impacting metering pump control and the possibilities that wireless technology will bring.
Hybrid Blowers: Should WWTPs Believe The Hype?
In 2010, an energy analysis of the Freeport Wastewater Treatment Facility in southern Maine revealed that the plant had significant inefficiencies in usage. Specifically, the plant’s 30-year-old multistage centrifugal aeration blowers were accounting for as much as 90 percent of electricity consumption.
Send In The Bugs: Biological Filtration Solves Contaminant, Capacity Concerns
Every drinking water system is part of the community it serves, but not quite like Waterford Township, MI, where treatment plants sit side-by-side with homes. The unique, decentralized system utilizes 13 separate treatment plants to clean the local, iron-rich well water. Due to “explosive growth,” the municipality needed to bolster the water supply with more wells, but had zero room for plant expansion. How do you treat more water in the same space?
Water And Wastewater Funding Legislation For 2014
Dawn Kristof Champney, President of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) and Ron Duecker, COO of JWC Environmental and the chair of WWEMA's Presidents Council, explain the industry’s relationship with Congress and what we all can be doing to push the industry’s interests further on Capitol Hill.
Radium Removal, Ion-Exchange, And Backwash Waste Removal Create Higher-Quality Water
Gary Warner, Executive Vice President of Tonka Water, discusses how radium removal, ion-exchange processes, and backwash waste removal leads to a higher level of purity.
Advanced Metering Analytics Brings Higher Visibility To Water
Morrice Blackwell, Marketing Manager at Badger Meter, explains how Advanced Metering Analytics enhances understanding of usage data for both water customers and utilities.
Key Trends In Water And Wastewater Treatment: Non-Chemical Disinfection, Remote Management, And Urbanization
Rick VanSant, President and CEO of UV Pure Technologies, explains some of the key trends currently shaping the water and wastewater market, including non-chemical disinfection, remote management, and urbanization.
A True Lifesaver: Grundfos Provides Key Element For High-Quality Water
The facilities run by the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics have strict standards for water quality, as staff must protect the very sensitive equipment and patients under their care. Safeguarding against such threats as Legionella, there is no room for treatment system downtime. As maintenance issues with the network's existing water treatment systems became ever-increasing, a new technology was sought.
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Uses Energy Wisely
Bob Rebori, President of Bio-Microbics, discusses the challenges and benefits of using decentralized wastewater treatment for commercial applications.