Waste Heat Recovery For Desalination From Steam Power Plants
Currently, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia about 1.5 million barrels of oil are consumed daily to generate electricity to drive reverse osmosis desalination plants. This represents about 15 percent of KSA’s daily oil production.
Two Florida Bills Could Give Ratepayers More Influence Over Water Utilities
Two separate measures under consideration in the Florida state legislature give ratepayers more of a voice against their water companies, and now it looks possible the bills may merge.
Government Agency Takes On Non-Revenue Water
Trenton Water Works is struggling with the problem of non-revenue water.
Officials Tired Of 'Monopolistic' Control Of Detroit Utility
Officials in a county near Detroit are tired of relying on the bankrupt city's major water provider.
Energy Project To Save Water Utility $500,000?
A water district in California is the guinea pig in a project that could save $500,000 in energy costs.
An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions
Whether you’re managing municipal waters, working with cooling towers, or producing clean water, NeoTech Aqua Solutions offers disinfection, TOC reduction, and ozone destruction products that can be easily sized for your requirements. Real-time dosimetry units provide exact dosage measurements, and a minimum number of lamps allow for halting of water flow without powering the unit down.
How To Install A UV Lamp
This video features a step-by-step demonstration of how to change out a used UV lamp and install a new one.
Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
This is the second in a series of three white papers describing the design and performance of the NeoTech Aqua ReFlex™ treatment chamber. The first describes in detail the theoretical basis for the very high efficiency demonstrated by the chamber. The third paper describes how this chamber design leads to some highly desirable operational advantages beyond just energy ad cost reduction. By J. R. Cooper, Ph. D. and Gwynne Cavender, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.
Theoretical Operation Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
The NeoTech Aqua ReFleX™ water purification chambers are the most efficient and compact units available today. They require an order of magnitude less energy and less than 25% of the system volume to achieve the same or better purification result as competing chambers. This is the first in a series of three white papers explaining the benefits of these systems. By J. R. Cooper, Ph.D, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.
Cutting-Edge Solutions For Coking Wastewater Reuse To Meet The Standard Of Circulation Cooling Systems
Coking wastewater generated from the processes of coking, coke gas purification, and recovery of coking products, is highly toxic and carcinogenic. The wastewater usually contains phenolic, aromatic, heterocyclic, and polycyclic organics, and some inorganics, such as cyanides, sulfides, ammonium, ammonia, and so on, which makes it hardly degradable. By Jenny Zhang ,Scientist, Dow Water & Process Solution, Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd. and Juno Chen, Business Communications Manager, Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd.
Restoration Technology For Polymer Concrete
Polymer concrete is one of the most durable, longest-lasting and corrosion-resistant materials available for industrial infrastructure. This class of products consists of a matrix composed of heavy-duty aggregate and either chemical-resistant resin or cement binder. These castable materials may offer up to five times the physical strength compared to standard portland-based concrete. By John Davis, Inside Sales & Marketing Specialist, Sauereisen
Epoxy, Spray-Applied Lining Offer Solution For Damaged Concrete Clarifier
When Resolute Forest Products was determining a solution for rehabilitation and protection of their 50,000 square foot concrete clarifier damaged from mild chemical attack and abrasion from their pulping process they contacted MBI Corexcel, a local corrosion-resistant specialized contractor, for assistance.
Supercharge Your WWTP Effluent: Six Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection
Most anyone reading this story is certainly familiar with the use of chlorine and/or UV for the disinfection of treated wastewater effluent. You’re also probably at least somewhat familiar with the use of ozone for drinking water treatment. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to just a few of the benefits of using ozone in your next wastewater treatment project. By Louis LeBrun, PE
Pump Station Bar Screen Saves Wastewater Utility $26,000 In Annual Labor
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.
Oil Disaster Creates Problems For Water Utility
An oil spill in Kentucky threatened to contaminate the Ohio River and caused headaches for water officials this month.
Study Links Arsenic To Lower Intelligence In Kids
A groundbreaking study in Maine has linked drinking water contaminated with arsenic to developmental challenges in children.
Congress To Reduce EPA's Power Under Clean Water Act?
The Senate is considering legislation to rein in the EPA's power to withhold Clean Water Act permits.
Smart Water Meters Provide Conservation Insight For Utilities And Rate Payers
The latest advances in water meter technology enable information sharing that improves water conservation for both utilities and customers.
Dallas Takes On Aging Infrastructure
Dallas locals have been noticing problems created by the city's outdated water infrastructure.
WWEMA Window: Deferred Maintenance — What Are We Really Saving?
The United States continues to face water and wastewater funding issues. As the industry struggles, it consistently encounters the age-old problems of governance and funding, which has led to delays in accepting and implementing best practices for maintenance. By Michelle McNish, president, E & I Corporation
10 Produced Water Treatment Technologies: Evaluating The Pros And Cons
As the oil industry grows, so does the amount of produced water that must be treated. A variety of technologies are available for produced water treatment. Water Online shares a side-by-side comparison.
Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’
In January 2014, the city of Meadows Place, Texas, became the first city in Fort Bend County to fully convert to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) fixed-network system. At the same time, the city also implemented a complete meter change-out for its 1,600 customers. Both projects represent large initiatives for the self-proclaimed “little city” with a population of 4,600 citizens.
The Great Graywater Debate
Widespread nonpotable reuse of graywater could potentially lead to a significant reduction in water demand, and over 8 million people across the U.S. are already using graywater for landscape irrigation. Yet most of the graywater reuse currently taking place is illegal.
California City Makes 15-Year Commitment To Recycled Water
As the California drought drags on, a city near San Diego is getting ready to make treated wastewater available for irrigation—but the proposal comes with a big price tag.
Water Utilities A Focal Point In West Virginia 'Spill Bill'
Water utility operations are a focal point in a new West Virginia law aimed at protecting the water supply.
EPA, Coast Guard Take Conflicting Approaches To Water Policy
The government has a water policy conundrum on its hands.
Pennsylvania Fracking Wells Are Dangerous, Study Finds
Hundreds of fracking wells in Pennsylvania pose a threat to waters sources, according to a new report.
Can God Persuade Customers To Pay Their Water Bills?
One water provider is invoking religion to get its customers to pay up.
$1.4 Million Just A Drop In The Bucket As New Mexico City Struggles With Leaks
Rio Rancho is raking in state money for water infrastructure, but it might not be enough to help a city plagued by major leaks and water main breaks.
Addressing China's Wastewater Discharge Standards
Since China's Contaminant Emission Standards for Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants were officially brought into effect in 2003, they have been strictly enforced by the country's environmental protection authorities. When a large wastewater treatment plant in China's largest city needed to improve its treatment capabilities to meet Class 1B discharge standards, it selected a system proven at facilities around the world to provide superior nitrification, BOD reduction and filtration of suspended solids in aerobic biological treatment applications. By Bill Stimeling, Disinfection Business Developer, America, Severn Trent Services
Feeling The Warmth Of Wastewater
Philadelphia’s Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant is blazing a trail for energy efficiency and sustainability by extracting heat from wastewater, via the NovaThermal Energy system.
White House May Crack Down On Methane From Wastewater Operations
The Obama administration took aim at methane emissions from wastewater operations in its new strategy to combat climate change.
Small Water Authority Faces Big Fine
The water authority in a tiny Pennsylvania town owes the state a large fine.
EPA Called To Investigate Link Between Fracking And Pollution
The EPA is studying how fracking may harm drinking water, but House Democrats are calling on the agency to take stronger steps to crack down on this industry.
Is China Overlooking Desalination, Recycled Water?
A Chinese official said his country overlooked the promises of recycled water and desalination technology by proceeding with its plan to undertake a gigantic construction project diverting water to arid regions.
Aging Infrastructure Creates Challenges For Utilities And Their Customers
It’s no great secret that a sound infrastructure plays a critical role in the health of our economy and our individual health. A first-class infrastructure — not just well-maintained, but modernized and innovative — is the hallmark of a first-class nation. In the United States, up until relatively recently, building the best roads, bridges, railroads and water supply systems was a priority for that very reason. The literal foundation of America was once among the strongest in the world. By Myles Meehan, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, HomeServe USA
10 Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
Smartphones, when programed with the right apps, can serve important functions at wastewater and water treatment facilities. These 10 apps make it easier to do everything from calculating chemical dosages to installing the right size sewage pipes.
Model 6 Motor Control Center (MCC) Video
The Model 6 Arc Resistant MCC minimizes the potential for personnel injury by containing and redirecting the arc energy out from the top of the motor control center. The MCC offers the smallest footprint on the market while still providing superior strength and protection.
Using Granular Activated Carbon To Meet DBP Regulations
The Roche Harbor Water Treatment Plant is located on the northwest side of San Juan Island in San Juan County, Washington state. Although a significant part of the land in the county is privately owned, the watersheds there provide a public benefit for both residents and visitors. San Juan Island’s economy is tourist-driven; the island was voted #2 on the New York Times list of “41 Places to go in 2011.” Its marina has been a top boating destination for more than fifty years. Incorporated in 1886, the community has seen slow but steady population growth in recent decades. Roche Harbor Water System Inc. has been in operation since 1968 when PVC piping replaced the island’s existing wooden pipe system.
Are Farmers To Blame For Nutrients, Algae In Lake Erie?
As summer approaches, government and utility officials are preparing to ramp up the fight against algae on Lake Erie.
Global Pump Leader Launches Customer Newsletter
Grundfos is now delivering a new and improved newsletter, Grundfos NEWS, to thousands of subscribers.
American Biogas Council Recognizes Michigan State University With A Biogas Project Of The Year Award
Anaergia Inc., is pleased to announce that Michigan State University has been presented a Project of the Year Award from the American Biogas Council for the Michigan State University South Campus Anaerobic Digester.
Nigeria’s President Reveals Official Commissioning Plaque And Tours Lower Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plant
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, officially commissioned the 480 million litres per day (MLD) ‘Phases 3 & 4’ Lower Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plant this month, together with a number of high ranking Nigerian officials.
GE Technology To Help Remove Toxic Metals From Wastewater At Canadian Coal Mine
Anglo American, one of the world's largest mining companies, has selected GE’s Advanced Biological Metals Removal Process (ABMet) technology to remove nitrate and selenium from wastewater discharge at its Peace River Coal Trend Mine in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada.
OriginOil And Catalina Sea Ranch Agree To Collaborative Research Program
OriginOil Inc., developer of Electro Water Separation (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, recently announced that it recently agreed to a collaborative exchange of equipment and information with the Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore shellfish ranch in U.S. Federal waters.
United States Announces $5.15 Billion Settlement Of Litigation Against Subsidiaries Of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. To Remedy Fraudulent Conveyance Designed To Evade Environmental Liabilities
More Than $4.4 Billion to Be Available for Environmental Clean-up and Claims Largest Payment for the Cleanup of Environmental Contamination in History
LANXESS To Showcase Its Ion Exchange Resins At The 20th ICCI, April 24-26 Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is showcasing ion exchange resins from its proven Lewatit line and Lewabrane-brand membranes at the 20th annual ICCI International Energy & Environment Conference and Fair.
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