• What’s So “Smart” About Potable Smart Water Networks?
    What’s So “Smart” About Potable Smart Water Networks?

    Smart Networks— no matter if they are on the potable side of the industry or the wastewater side— seem to be one of the next battlegrounds for efficiency.

  • Tampa Vs. Aging Infrastructure
    Tampa Vs. Aging Infrastructure

    Water main breaks and leaky pipes are bringing Tampa's water infrastructure into the public eye, reflecting a pattern in cities across the U.S.

  • Mexico Suffers Giant Toxic Wastewater Spill At Copper Mine
    Mexico Suffers Giant Toxic Wastewater Spill At Copper Mine

    Mexico is pursuing legal action against a copper mining company that was allegedly responsible for a massive toxic wastewater spill in August that left thousands of people without clean water. 

  • After Toledo, Other States Examine Algae
    After Toledo, Other States Examine Algae

    New Minnesota phosphorus regulations, implemented this summer, are being hailed as timely in the aftermath of the Toledo algae crisis.

  • Floating Islands For Stormwater And Other Applications
    Floating Islands For Stormwater And Other Applications

    Floating islands, also known as floating treatment wetlands (FTWs), are a relatively new technology for improving water quality and creating habitat.  Over 5,000 floating islands have been installed around the world in the past decade.  Island sizes range from small decorative units to larger than football fields, and can be made in any shape or buoyancy.  Islands have withstood numerous freeze/thaw cycles, as well as typhoons, tornadoes, hurricanes and major snowfalls.

  • New Developments In Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters
    New Developments In Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters

    This paper describes a newly developed microprocessor-based thermal dispersion mass flow meter that uses four temperature sensing elements in its flow sensor instead of the traditional two elements and automatically manages changes in gas selection, gas temperature, gas pressure, and outside temperature. By John G. Olin, Ph.D., Founder/Chairman, Sierra Instruments

  • California Drought Crisis: Billions Of Gallons Of Water Are Lost To Leaks Each Year
    California Drought Crisis: Billions Of Gallons Of Water Are Lost To Leaks Each Year

    Amid extensive efforts to crack down on household water use in California, some experts say the best solution is simply plugging leaks. 

  • Detroit Reaches Water, Sewer Deal
    Detroit Reaches Water, Sewer Deal

    Following months of contention, bankrupt Detroit finally reached a deal to shore up its water and sewer finances, potentially saving the city money and funding improvements to its water system. 

  • Tackling The Drought: The Relationship Between Water Law And Water Budget
    Tackling The Drought: The Relationship Between Water Law And Water Budget

    Natural resource management usually involves more than science and engineering, it intersects law, policy, and politics.  Nowhere is this truer than in the regulation of water.

  • A Tale Of Two Thermals: Capillary & Immersible
    A Tale Of Two Thermals: Capillary & Immersible

    For gas mass flow measurement and control, Sierra offers the broadest selection of thermal mass flow measurement products on the market. By Mark McMahon, Scientific Product Manager, Scott Rouse, Industrial Product Manager, Sierra Instruments

  • In-Situ Calibration: Methods & Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation
    In-Situ Calibration: Methods & Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of ow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. By Matthew J. Olin, President & CEO, Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Man-Made Wetlands Help Utilities Survive The Drought
    Man-Made Wetlands Help Utilities Survive The Drought

    As severe drought continues to afflict various states, some utilities are relying on a key innovation to help them get through it: man-made wetlands systems. 

  • Federal Report: EPA Fracking Oversight Not Enough
    Federal Report: EPA Fracking Oversight Not Enough

    The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently called out the EPA for not doing enough to protect drinking water from risks posed by oil and gas companies.

  • Math Solutions: Volume Calculations
    Math Solutions: Volume Calculations

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), provides an understanding of the sometimes difficult calculations involved in achieving wastewater operator certification.

  • New York City’s Water Supply In Danger
    New York City’s Water Supply In Danger

    Should New York City residents be worried about their water supply? 

  • East Bay MUD Uses Custom Valve, Reduces Water Pressure And Gains Surge Protection
    East Bay MUD Uses Custom Valve, Reduces Water Pressure And Gains Surge Protection

    As an engineer, your day-to-day responsibilities often include staying up to date on best-in-class applications and specifications. But whether you’re charged with designing a water treatment facility or pump station, or simply supervising an existing system, the equipment you select must be vetted. This is generally a challenge for engineers because many companies are vying to have their products deemed as the best solution, yet visibility into those claims is often limited.

  • The Benefits Of Ductile Iron Pipe
    The Benefits Of Ductile Iron Pipe

    V-Bio Polyethylene Encasement is the latest scientific advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe.  In this interview with Water Online, Maury Gaston of American Ductile Iron Pipe and American SpiralWeld Pipe talks about the many benefits of iron pipe and the company’s improved polyethylene encasement, including how its revolutionary formulation allows for complete confidence on the part of the owner, engineer and municipality that no matter how aggressive the soils, the rugged iron pipe installed will last for generations. 

  • Bring On The Bacteria: Conventional Treatment Methods Not Enough To Produce Safe Drinking Water
    Bring On The Bacteria: Conventional Treatment Methods Not Enough To Produce Safe Drinking Water

    Around the world there are guidelines and regulations regarding the quality of drinking water distributed by water treatment plants. These guidelines/regulations are sometimes national, such as U.S. regulations and Canadian guidelines.

  • Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities
    Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities

    With climate change already showing adverse effects on our local resources, people, landscapes and infrastructure, what does this mean for the future of sustainable Canadian cities?

  • Desalitech ReFlex Reverse Osmosis Technology Demonstration
    Desalitech ReFlex Reverse Osmosis Technology Demonstration

    ReFlex products feature patented Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD)  technology and are uniquely capable of maximizing recovery from challenging waters at record low energy consumption levels. This demo video reflects the actual performance of the ReFlex RO unit as reflected in the PLC HMI. The time is fast forwarded and reflects a total sequence time of 32.5 minutes. The system includes all basic ReFlex equipment: pumps, instruments, micron filter, and valves.

  • Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities
    Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities

    Monitoring phosphate during the wastewater treatment process allows for fine-tuning and optimizing chemical dosing for removal of phosphate, which provides significant cost savings to the plant while protecting the aquatic environment downstream of the facility.

  • Into The Storm: Forecasting The Future Of Water
    Into The Storm: Forecasting The Future Of Water

    “Enabling innovation ... requires a lot of the ‘right’ pieces to be in place," says Eileen O'Neill, executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). A discussion with O'Neill reveals the needs of the industry and the keys to success.

  • Township Success Story With Pump Station Bar Screen
    Township Success Story With Pump Station Bar Screen

    New Jersey’s Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority had a problem. The utilities authority operates a 5 MGD plant, with wastewater inflow arriving through a 48-in pipe routed 23 feet below grade level. Their manual inflow pump screening setup was difficult and hazardous to clean, and its 2.5” screen spacing let entirely too much non-dispersible waste through. Their 3,000 GPM non-clog pumps were constantly clogging, and workers were repeatedly exposed to a hazardous situation.

  • Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom
    Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom

    In 1946, Smith & Loveless manufactured the first factory-built packaged pump station, which revolutionized the wastewater pumping industry. Now, more than 60 years later, packaged Smith & Loveless pumping systems, featuring durable S&L Non-Clog Pumps, handle water and wastewater for municipalities, developments and industry. Our complete line of factory-built and tested pumps and systems include above-grade and underground wastewater lift stations, packaged water booster stations, vacuum primed centrifugal pumps, flooded suction centrifugal pumps, immersible pumps, grit pumps, trash handling pump impellers, and multiple pump control systems. Smith & Loveless offers standard and custom system designs, tailored to meet customer demands for performance and delivery time.
     

  • Advanced Diagnostics of Thermal Mass Flow Meters
    Advanced Diagnostics of Thermal Mass Flow Meters

    Many thermal mass flow meters are of the insertion type. As a starting point, proper insertion depth and straight run per the manufacturer’s recommendations should be adhered to.

  • Water Distribution System Challenges And Solutions
    Water Distribution System Challenges And Solutions

    Limited new natural water sources, especially in the southwest region of the USA, and rapidly increasing population has led to the need for innovative methods to manage a water supply system.

  • What Everyone Should Know About Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal
    What Everyone Should Know About Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal

    As phosphorus effluent restrictions continue to mount, many utilities will need to step up their treatment. Black & Veatch advises on the potential of EBPR.

  • Fighting The War On Algae: Ohio Ups State Funding To Wastewater Plants
    Fighting The War On Algae: Ohio Ups State Funding To Wastewater Plants

    After the Toledo algae emergency, Ohio has announced it will provide additional funding sources to help utilities beat the problem. 

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Thermatel® TD1/TD2 Thermal Dispersion Flow/Level/Interface Switch

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SUMMIT 10X Ozone Generator

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V-Bio Polyethylene Encasement is the latest scientific advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe.  In this interview with Water Online, Maury Gaston of American Ductile Iron Pipe and American SpiralWeld Pipe talks about the many benefits of iron pipe and the company’s improved polyethylene encasement, including how its revolutionary formulation allows for complete confidence on the part of the owner, engineer and municipality that no matter how aggressive the soils, the rugged iron pipe installed will last for generations. 

Desalitech ReFlex Reverse Osmosis Technology Demonstration

Desalitech ReFlex Reverse Osmosis Technology Demonstration

ReFlex products feature patented Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD)  technology and are uniquely capable of maximizing recovery from challenging waters at record low energy consumption levels. This demo video reflects the actual performance of the ReFlex RO unit as reflected in the PLC HMI. The time is fast forwarded and reflects a total sequence time of 32.5 minutes. The system includes all basic ReFlex equipment: pumps, instruments, micron filter, and valves.

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