• Biggest Obstacles To Effective Water Management Named
    Biggest Obstacles To Effective Water Management Named

    In preparation for its 5th Annual Marcellus & Utica Shale Water Management Initiative taking place in Pittsburgh, PA on March 23-25, American Business Conferences asked industry professionals working with water in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions to complete a short poll to evaluate what the industry really thinks about water programs in the current cost-sensitive environment.

  • FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation
    FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation

    Stricter environmental policies and regulations worldwide are changing how industry approaches all aspects of business. Likewise, EU (European Union) environmental policies governing air, soil, and water quality have become progressively stringent.

    These policy changes affect the power industry’s balance of meeting growing European energy demands with compliance to environmental standards. In order to conform with EU standards specific for flue gas, a coalfired generation plant (at the time owned by Endesa, Italia, S.p.A.) in Monfalcone, Italy, undertook the measure of installing a state-of-the-art FGD (flue gas desulfurization) system at their facility. This system would remove SO2 (sulfur dioxide) from the emissions for the 336 MW coal-fired power station.

  • Design-Build Using Actiflo Technology
    Design-Build Using Actiflo Technology

    A state-of-the-art 695-MW power generation facility was recently installed in the Northeastern U.S. to serve the country’s highest demand market. Its innovative power generation technologies, emissions control systems and process efficiencies make it one of the cleanest, most efficient and technologically advanced supercritical pulverized coal (SPC) power plants in the U.S.

  • Coal Yard Runoff Compliance Using Actiflo® Technology
    Coal Yard Runoff Compliance Using Actiflo® Technology Storm water runoff from a 37-acre coal storage yard utilized as part of daily operations at an industrial site in Southwester Pennsylvania posed a problem when the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) updated the facility’s NPDES permit.
  • Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing
    Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing

    A Water Quality Specialist used the Hach SL1000 Parallel Portable Analyzer (PPA) to test 6 parameters simultaneously – all within about 8 minutes.  Previously, the procedure took 20 minutes just for one parameter.  By cutting down the testing time to 8 minutes, the utility saves about 20,000 gallons of water per site during flushing.  Read the full case study to see how this utility uses Hach PPA to get accurate results in less than half the time.

  • Water War Carries High Price Tag
    Water War Carries High Price Tag

    The costs are mounting as Georgia and Florida continue their legal battle over water rights.

  • New Approach To Toxic Algae Detection Mimics The Zebra Mussel
    New Approach To Toxic Algae Detection Mimics The Zebra Mussel

    In the fight to protect drinking water from the effects of blue-green algae, one water utility in Ohio is attempting to learn from the zebra mussel.

  • Equipment Chosen For Efficiency And Reliability In Lift Station Overhaul
    Equipment Chosen For Efficiency And Reliability In Lift Station Overhaul

    The 5.8 million gallon per day (mgd) Fairwood Lift Station, one of 76 major stations in the Hot Springs system, experienced frequent overflows. Particularly, the station struggled during heavy rainfall events or when pumps clogged because of increasingly popular "disposable" products such as duster heads, cleaning cloths, and disinfecting wipes, which can build up on the leading edge of the pump impeller and become entangled, reducing the efficiency of the pump or even causing a complete stoppage.

  • 50+ Years With Neptune And Building On A Decade of R900 Technology
    50+ Years With Neptune And Building On A Decade of R900 Technology

    The Public Works Utilities of Billings, Montana, began their partnership with Neptune Technology back in the 1950s and was an early adopter of Neptune’s ARB® absolute encoder meter reading technology in the 1960s.

  • Staying On Top of Water In Spite Of Flood
    Staying On Top of Water In Spite Of Flood

    The biggest flood in decades roared through the Village of Johnson City, NY, one day in September 2011, and the water department lost everything, including their office, which was submerged in several feet of water. Working with Neptune Technology Group, Johnson City began installation of its new Neptune meters, along with E-Coder®)R900i™ combination solid state absolute encoder/RF meter interface units.

  • Suspend Water-Protection Rules So Mining Can Thrive, Lawmaker Says
    Suspend Water-Protection Rules So Mining Can Thrive, Lawmaker Says

    Water regulations need to be peeled back in order to safeguard the mining industry in Minnesota, according to a state lawmaker.

  • Pig Farms In NC Harming Waterways
    Pig Farms In NC Harming Waterways

    Ineffective waste management at pig farms in North Carolina may be polluting local waterways.

  • Black Liquor Evaporation And Chloride Removal System
    Black Liquor Evaporation And Chloride Removal System

    The Smurfit-Stone Hopewell mill needed to replace the existing three evaporator trains that were currently in place at this facility with one very highly integrated system.

  • Six-Effect Black Liquor Evaporation System
    Six-Effect Black Liquor Evaporation System

    The pulp mill at Veracel Celulose was commissioned in mid-2005. The HPD® black liquor evaporation system, designed by Veolia Water Technologies and installed by Confab Equipamentos S.A., was considered successful at start up.

  • What Is pH, And How Is It Measured?
    What Is pH, And How Is It Measured?

    Almost all processes containing water have a need for pH measurement. The pH of wastewater leaving manufacturing plants and wastewater purification plants, as well as potable water from municipal drinking water plants, must be within a specific pH "window" as set forth by local, state, or federal regulatory agencies. By Frederick J. Kohlmann

  • Dissolved Oxygen Measurement In A Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Dissolved Oxygen Measurement In A Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Breakdown of organic wastes entering a wastewater treatment plant is accomplished by using a biomass or blend of beneficial microscopic organisms, bacteria, and solids. This converts the non-settleable solids (dissolved and colloidal matter) into settleable solids, carbon dioxide, water, and energy.

  • Color Reduction From RO Concentrate
    Color Reduction From RO Concentrate

    The City of Palm Coast, FL was experiencing elevated color in the concentrate stream being directed to the lime softening facility to recover as drinking water. In an effort to meet secondary color standards at the lime plant, this water quality issue limited the volume of the concentrate able to be recovered.

  • Flood At Historic Detroit Building Goes Unnoticed, Reports Say
    Flood At Historic Detroit Building Goes Unnoticed, Reports Say

    A water main broke in February and flooded four floors the David Stott Building, one of Detroit's most important landmarks.

  • EPA Keeping Tabs On 'Phantom Flush'
    EPA Keeping Tabs On 'Phantom Flush'

    Haunted by the "phantom flush," some public buildings may struggle with their water conservation goals because of toilets that automatically flush, government data suggests.

  • Design-Build Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) System — New Harquahala Generating Project
    Design-Build Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) System — New Harquahala Generating Project

    The New Harquahala Generating Project serves as a power and electrical wholesaler in the Southwestern United States.

    To fill the need for growing energy consumption in the region, this facility was built to provide power to the area.

  • Sewer Authority Reaches $82 Million Deal With EPA
    Sewer Authority Reaches $82 Million Deal With EPA

    A wastewater authority in Pennsylvania reached an $82 million deal with the federal government after it allegedly released eight million gallons of raw sewage into the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek over six years.

  • Fluoride In Tap Water Linked To Thyroid Problems, Scientists Say
    Fluoride In Tap Water Linked To Thyroid Problems, Scientists Say

    Adding fluoride to tap water may afflict ratepayers with health problems linked to depression and weight gain, according to researchers at the University of Kent.

  • Total Oxygen Demand (TOD) – An Alternative Parameter For Real-Time Monitoring Of Wastewater Organics
    Total Oxygen Demand (TOD) – An Alternative Parameter For Real-Time Monitoring Of Wastewater Organics

    Today, due to the multitude of organics, the organic contamination of wastewater cannot be defined with passable analytical effort. Therefore, composite parameters become more important for the description of organic contamination. Parameters have been defined to enable a fast detection of organic loads.

  • Maximum Water Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge — A Power Plant Case Study
    Maximum Water Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge — A Power Plant Case Study

    ELCOGAS, established in 1992 with the aim of building and operating a 335 MW Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant as well as the commercialization of its technology.

  • Zero Liquid Discharge System — Arizona Public Service (APS) Redhawk Power Station

    The Redhawk Power Station is comprised of two 2x1 combined cycle natural gas-fired units to produce a total of 1060 MW of electrical power. Critical to the planning and permitting of this facility was the source and utilization of water and the environmental impact of the station with respect to liquid emissions. Based upon these issues, Redhawk was designed to use reclaimed municipal effluent for its process water requirements.

  • 10 (More) Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
    10 (More) Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals

    Mobile technology is so fast-moving that new apps are created each day, with more and more people turning to them for on-the-job solutions. Here are 10 apps geared toward the water/wastewater professional that are worthy of consideration.

  • Fastite Joint Pipe With Fast-Grip Gasket Video Overview
    Fastite Joint Pipe With Fast-Grip Gasket Video Overview

    The AMERICAN Fastite joint is a flexible, rubber ring compression-type joint used extensively in underground service for water, sewage or other liquids. It has the proven long-life and high-strength qualities inherent in joints produced in accordance with AWWA C111 and pipe produced centrifugally in accordance with AWWA C151.

  • How To Market Costly Water Meter Projects To Locals
    How To Market Costly Water Meter Projects To Locals

    City leaders in Harrison, AK, are planning to shell out $3 million for an extensive overhaul of their water meter system.

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