• SCADA: The Simulated Training Tool
    SCADA: The Simulated Training Tool

    The trainees are illuminated by several blinking monitors, testing their knowledge and reactions to catastrophic events displayed as technical readouts in the operating systems before them. They interpret technical data, make adjustments, and pilot the system around disaster and back to stability.

  • EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court
    EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court

    The federal government’s sweeping update to the Clean Water Act hit a setback last week when a federal judge halted the proposal in certain states hours before it became enforceable.

  • California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs
    California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs

    Water rates are expected to go up in California, according to a survey of water utilities released by the rating agency Fitch.

  • Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility
    Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility

    I’ve worked with small utilities across the U.S. for some time, and I can tell you they are struggling. They are facing a sustainability crisis so serious, because of so many challenges and lack of resources, that many believe they will be unable to continue in the future.

  • The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?
    The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?

    To men of a certain age, the word “lagoon” conjures two very different images. In the first, it’s the Creature from the Black Lagoon — a scary gill-man emerging from the ooze. In the other, it’s the idyllic Blue Lagoon, with Brooke Shields frolicking in an island fantasyland.

  • When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments
    When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments

    As advancements in technology have led to smaller, faster, and more durable process equipment, industrial manufacturers are eyeing new hardware to boost product yield in their new and existing facilities. This fact is evident as capital spending figures from the top 37 companies in the food and beverage industry topped $18.5 billion in 2014, a nearly 15 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further
    Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is harnessing both natural resources and human drive to lead an energy surge in the water sector. WEF President Ed McCormick discusses where the industry is headed and how utilities can stay ahead of the curve.

  • The Journey To Predictive Maintenance
    The Journey To Predictive Maintenance

    With the digital age fully upon us, it’s time for treatment plants to evolve beyond preventative maintenance and embrace predictive maintenance.

  • 'Project Clean Lake' Breaks New Ground In Pollution Control
    'Project Clean Lake' Breaks New Ground In Pollution Control

    The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s $3 billion pollution-control plan includes massive and lengthy tunnels but goes the extra mile by adding advanced wastewater treatment.

  • Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado
    Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado

    The largest water utility in Colorado is taking up the debate over whether to fluoridate tap water, one of the longest-running controversies in the water industry.

  • Global Warming Policies May Increase Water Deficits
    Global Warming Policies May Increase Water Deficits

    Is it possible that emissions-curbing policies endanger the water supply even more than climate change itself?

  • Methadone In The Water: What’s The Real Risk?
    Methadone In The Water: What’s The Real Risk?

    An environmental study made headlines this spring as it drew a distinct parallel between the growing PPCP epidemic and a poisonous disinfection byproduct (DBP) making its way into drinking water.

  • Coca-Cola To Reach Water Sustainability Goal Five Years Early
    Coca-Cola To Reach Water Sustainability Goal Five Years Early

    Coca-Cola says it is way ahead of schedule in meeting its top water sustainability goal.

  • EPA Wastewater Spill Creates Challenges For Navajo Nation
    EPA Wastewater Spill Creates Challenges For Navajo Nation

    The EPA’s accidental mining wastewater spill has thrust the federal government into a tense relationship with the Navajo Nation.

  • Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed
    Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed

    The federal regulation for arsenic has been in place since 2002, and yet many utilities remain noncompliant. The culprit isn’t treatment capability, but cost. It happens that the most popular treatment technique is also quite expensive — but it doesn’t have to be.

  • World Water Week: Water Management Key Priority For International Oil And Gas Sector
    World Water Week: Water Management Key Priority For International Oil And Gas Sector

    The global oil and gas industry association, IPIECA coordinated a session during World Water Week in Stockholm on water management within the sector from now to 2030.  

  • Feds Settle Arch Coal Inc. Water Violations With $2M Deal
    Feds Settle Arch Coal Inc. Water Violations With $2M Deal

    Federal water regulators have reached a $2 million deal with a major coal mining company over pollution charges.

  • New Water Chlorinator Could Save 1.5 Million Children
    New Water Chlorinator Could Save 1.5 Million Children

    What if the technology to provide developing countries with clean water was smaller than a bedside nightstand?

  • 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.

  • E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County
    E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County

    The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley, California, is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8, serving approximately 26,000 metered connections — 22,000 of which are now read by Neptune’s R900® System.

  • Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo
    Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo

    The city of Laredo, Texas, had been walking to read its 67,543 water meters – 59,138 residential and 8,405 commercial accounts – using a manual method that took up to ten staff on the streets nearly an entire month to read to meet a monthly billing schedule. With the dawn of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, the City began their search for the right metering solution for the department’s needs.

  • Olympic Water Quality Debacle Draws Protest In Rio
    Olympic Water Quality Debacle Draws Protest In Rio

    Concerns that water pollution will endanger athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio next summer have escalated to include protests and claims from athletes that they have already fallen ill.

  • Environmentalists Considering Lawsuit Over EPA Water Rule
    Environmentalists Considering Lawsuit Over EPA Water Rule

    Even before the EPA published a new rule to update the Clean Water Act, it was clear the controversial policy would draw legal fire from opponents, which include political conservatives and the agriculture industry. But now it appears the government may get attacked from the left as well.

  • Field And Office Technologies Improve Stormwater Systems
    Field And Office Technologies Improve Stormwater Systems

    Although the city of Bozeman, Montana’s stormwater system has been silently producing front-page news for decades, it has typically only flowed into the spotlight because of an incident or an emergency.

  • New Hose Pump Technology Improves Quality And Reduces Maintenance Costs
    New Hose Pump Technology Improves Quality And Reduces Maintenance Costs

    The benefits of APEX35 hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group  are proving impossible to ignore in the U.S., where two leading plants are among the latest to adopt this new and innovative technology.

  • Refinery Turns To Thermal Mass Flow Meter
    Refinery Turns To Thermal Mass Flow Meter

    An independent Midwest refiner operates refineries in multiple states with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 500,000 barrels per day. The company recently approved a project to improve the safety of its plant and reduce its costs for nitrogen gas used for tank blanketing. Read the full report to learn more.

  • Changxing Power Plant Debuts The World’s First Forward Osmosis-Based  Zero Liquid Discharge Application
    Changxing Power Plant Debuts The World’s First Forward Osmosis-Based Zero Liquid Discharge Application

    Desalination Technology Transforms 650 m3/day of Abused Industrial Wastewater

  • How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win
    How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win

    This is the first of a three-part series examining wipes in the waste stream. This first installment looks specifically at the growth of disposable wipes usage within the last decade.

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    NAWC: 'Public Or Private' Is About Solutions, Not Showdowns

    The following was addressed to Water Online’s editorial staff, which invites, appreciates, and respects varying perspectives on the topics we cover. It was submitted for publication by Michael Deane, executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC).

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Jacobi Carbons Inc.

Activated carbon and ion exchange can be called two sides of the same coin. Where activated carbon purifies water by removing organic contaminants through an adsorption process, ion exchange removes contaminants under the surface via electrical charge. Jacobi Carbons is well known for its work on one side, as the largest worldwide manufacturer of activated carbons that utilize coconut shell, but for over a dozen years, Jacobi has been developing ion exchange technologies primarily in Europe. Learn more.

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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.

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The Huber Service Edgesm

As you consider various technologies for your wastewater treatment application, the cost of the equipment as well as proper sizing and implementation are a critical component in the decision making process. However, sometimes how the machine is cared for after installation is not as closely scrutinized as it should be and maybe overlooked. We would like to take a moment to discuss features of what we proudly identify as the Huber Service Edgesm. What we mean by this is; from the moment you make an initial inquiry through the entire useable service life of the equipment, Huber Technology is committed to support you through the entire lifecycle of the equipment. This is backed up by five generations of tradition that demands that we take care of you, our customer. This is something that I observe as severely lacking and much in demand in our industry today.

Model 4500 Gas Leak Detector/Monitor

Model 4500 Gas Leak Detector/Monitor

The JCS Industries Model 4500 Gas Leak Detector/Monitor is a low cost, non-contact and easy to install measurement device designed for monitoring trace amounts of compressed gaseous water treatment chemicals such as, but not limited to: chlorine, sulfur dioxide and ammonia in a closed or open environment.
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1700 Series For The Petro-Chemical Market

Mainsail Global’s Boone diffuser membranes are designed for the petro-chemical market with hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (HNBR). These custom membranes are built for durability, and can withstand long-term exposure to heat, oil and chemicals readily present in petro-chemical wastewater streams. With excellent tensile strength, abrasion and ozone resistance and higher modulus retention at elevated temperatures, Boone membranes combine the physical strength and chemical makeup of HNBR for an ideal solution in petro-chemical wastewater treatment.

IFU - Internally Fed Unitary

IFU - Internally Fed Unitary

IFU Series of internally-fed rotary screens, from IPEC Consultants, have cylindrical drums mounted horizontally on four shaft-mounted wheels and a compact uni-frame screen that can be applied to effluents containing moderate to low solids loadings.

Belt Filter Press Omega

Belt Filter Press Omega

The Omega Belt Filter Press is designed for continuous mechanical dewatering of municipal and industrial sludge. Omega BFP's smart designs offer user-friendly operation, optimum space efficiency, and high operational efficiency ratios.

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TrojanUVTelos™ — Drinking Water Disinfection System

TrojanUVTelos™ (télōs) is the latest evolution of UV for small communities and was created to address the needs of the energy- and maintenance-conscious buyer. This advanced system utilizes TrojanUV Solo Lamp™ Technology and TrojanUV Flow Integration (FIN™) hydraulic optimization technology, which leads to low power consumption, uniform UV dose delivery and a low lamp count. With these features, the advantages of TrojanUVTelos are clear — lower life cycle costs, easy maintenance and reduced environmental impact.

3100 Laboratory Conductivity Instrument

3100 Laboratory Conductivity Instrument

The YSI 3100 provides accuracy and reliability in measuring conductivity, salinity and temperature.

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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. 

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