• Reaching Zero Liquid Discharge: A Starter’s Guide
    Reaching Zero Liquid Discharge: A Starter’s Guide

    Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) systems employ cutting-edge technologies to minimize water use within a given industrial facility and maximize the reuse of its processed wastewater. In the perfect ZLD system, no effluent ever leaves the factory, savings are immense, discharge and reuse requirements are met with ease, and the praise of conservation groups is bestowed fervently.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Claims 12 Lives In New York
    Legionnaires’ Disease Claims 12 Lives In New York

    New York City coped with its largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease this summer, contending with a severe and often fatal form of pneumonia that can spread through the water system.

  • Frac Water Management Industry Still Worth $1.9 Billion
    Frac Water Management Industry Still Worth $1.9 Billion

    As global oil prices have dropped, fracking activity has declined. But treating fracking wastewater remains a major opportunity for the water industry, according to a recent report by Lux Research.

  • Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers
    Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers

    As part of an ongoing effort to improve efficiency and lifecycle costs across all of its projects, a Municipal Utilities Board in Albertville, Ala., set out to upgrade solids handling at the WWTP and pursue Class A biosolids certification, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designation for dewatered and heated sludge that contains low levels of pathogens.

  • Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification
    Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification

    A few letters after your name can make all the difference in your career — just ask any RN, CPA, or PE. They prove your ability, expertise, and work ethic. Such certification functions well for countless trades, so why not for water and wastewater operators?

  • 'Erin Brockovich Pollutant' Chromium-6 Returns To California
    'Erin Brockovich Pollutant' Chromium-6 Returns To California

    New data shows that the pollutant made famous by environmentalist Erin Brockovich appears to be tainting water in a California district and posing a potential threat to customer safety.

  • Cyanide Infects Tianjin Waterways After Chemical Plant Explosion
    Cyanide Infects Tianjin Waterways After Chemical Plant Explosion

    Waterways in China contain an appallingly high level of cyanide after an August 12 explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 123 people.

  • The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF
    The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water.

  • Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial
    Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial

    This video features the lead operator for the ozone and filtration systems at the Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant in Quebec, Canada, Mr. Yves DelaFontaine.  As you’ll see in the video, Yves has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation, which took place in 2014.  

  • Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time
    Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time

    Recently launched by ABB, the VIS (VEGA Isokinetic Sampling) Multi-Phase Flow Meter is the ideal solution for measuring and monitoring flow rates of oil, gas and water close to the wellhead. VIS enables simultaneous measurement of the three different phases with extreme accuracy.

  • VIS Multiphase Flowmeter
    VIS Multiphase Flowmeter

    The VIS multiphase flowmeter can measure oil, gas and water in one real-time stream. The VIS is low maintenance requiring no calibration and is backed by a global ABB service network. 

  • 15 Million Gallons Spilled After San Andreas Pipeline Bursts
    15 Million Gallons Spilled After San Andreas Pipeline Bursts

    Regional water utilities in California had to call on backup water supply plans after a major water pipeline burst in San Bruno late last month, spilling millions of gallons of water.

  • California Pol Argues Left To Blame For Water Shortages
    California Pol Argues Left To Blame For Water Shortages

    Water shortages out West are largely the fault of the political left, according to a Republican House member from California who recently slammed Democratic politicians for opposing policies contained in a controversial drought bill.

  • Options To Replenish Depleting Groundwater
    Options To Replenish Depleting Groundwater

    It supplies drinking water for more than half of the total U.S. population and greater than 95 percent of the rural population. It helps grow our food because more than 60 percent of it is used for irrigation to grow crops. It's an important component in many industrial processes, and it’s a source to recharge lakes, rivers, and wetlands.

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  • Fingerprinting Erosion

    You may have noticed that after a heavy rainstorm, creeks and rivers often turn the color of chocolate milk. That cloudy brown color is caused by sediments — weathered rock material ranging in size from tiny granules of mud to stones.

  • VIQUA’s LightWise Technology – A Smart Solution To A Common Problem

    VIQUA, the world’s leading manufacturer of residential ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection systems, recently officially introduced its new LightWise technology. LightWise technology is featured in the VIQUA PRO series – the PRO10, PRO20, and PRO30 – for light commercial applications.

  • New Brew Made From Treated Charles River Water Announced By Harpoon Brewery And Desalitech

    Boston-based craft brewer Harpoon Brewery and Desalitech, an innovative water treatment company based in Newton, recently announced an exciting new collaboration to treat and brew 300 gallons of water from the Charles River to create a limited edition beer — Charles River Pale Ale.

  • ISA Security Compliance Institute Issues Update To ISASecure EDSA And SSA Cybersecurity Certifications

    The ISA Security Compliance Institute, which manages the ISASecure cybersecurity certification scheme for industrial automation and control systems (IACS), announced recently updates to certification requirements for the Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification and System Security Assurance (SSA) certification.

  • Xylem To Support The Long-Term Sustainability Of Chesapeake Bay

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded a contract to provide an existing wastewater treatment plant with advanced treatment technology, which will play a key role in an initiative focused on improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Aclara Introduces The Industry’s Highest Performing Network Solution For Electric, Gas And Water Utilities

    Aclara, a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to utilities, introduces the Synergize network, a fully integrated solution for gas, water and electric utilities that offers the best performance and the lowest cost of ownership of any network in the industry.

  • Turning Sewage Sludge Into Concrete

    In a study published in the Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, researchers from Universiti Teknologi MARA investigated the potential of sludge as an alternative cement material for making concrete.

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Sensus OMNI Fireline Meter

Sensus OMNI Fireline Meter

The OMNI meter is the most technologically advanced large water meter on the market today. The key to this optimal measurement performance is the application of the new Floating Ball Technology (FBT).

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Belt Filter Press Omega

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ZS+ VSD Oil-Free Variable Speed Drive Positive Displacement Screw Blowers, 22-160 kW, 40-215 hp.

Atlas Copco’s ZS+ VSD blowers balance the two key prerequisites when choosing a blower: reliability and energy efficiency.  Integrating the proven benefits of screw technology, the ZS+ VSD reduces energy costs by an average of 30% when compared to lobe technology.  But that’s not all.  The ZS+ VSD offers 100% oil-free air – TÜV-certified according to ISO 8573-1 CLASS 0 (2010) – which is absolutely essential to avoid contamination and keep your production running smoothly.  The ZS+ VSD is supplied as a state-of-the-art, ready-to-run package with completely integrated VSD convertor and proven Elektronikon® controller.

R450<sup>™</sup> System Makes Utility Operations Visual

R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

Problems with Non-Revenue Water? Wasting time and money on truck rolls for off-cycle meter readings? Dealing with customer complaints over high water bills? Get a fix on the solution with Neptune’s R450™ System and get it all fixed from the start.

T1056 Clarity II&trade; Turbidimeter

T1056 Clarity II™ Turbidimeter

The new Clarity II™ turbidimeter Model T1056 is intended for the determination of turbidity in water. Low stray light, high stability, efficient bubble rejection, and a display resolution of 0.001 NTU make Clarity II™ ideal for monitoring the turbidity of filtered drinking water.

WRT Portable Exchange Systems (PES) For Radium And Uranium Removal

WRT Portable Exchange Systems (PES) For Radium And Uranium Removal

Ideal for the safe removal of radium, uranium, arsenic, perchlorate, and other select contaminants in applications of 5 to 100 GPM, the new WRT Portable Exchange System provides a cost-efficient solution for new and existing potable water systems.

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Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial

Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial

This video features the lead operator for the ozone and filtration systems at the Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant in Quebec, Canada, Mr. Yves DelaFontaine.  As you’ll see in the video, Yves has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation, which took place in 2014.  

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