Newsletter | June 24, 2014

06.24.14 -- Don't Flush The Gold; Wastewater Heats Up Utility

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In This Issue:

Spotlight On SCADA

Tips On Integrating Packaged Equipment Into Plant SCADA Systems
By Todd Nydam, JWC Environmental LLC; and Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering
Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a plant SCADA or DCS system requires communication on multiple levels. These levels include process of design, mechanical fit up and installation, as well as the coordination to get the equipment to work in concert with the plant’s other control systems.


Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
By Trihedral Engineering Limited
For more than a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming, and remote access.


Remote Monitoring Solves Overflow And Lost Data Problems
By Telog Instruments, Inc.
In London, Ontario, an aging combined sewer system created flooding issues, and the city’s outdated monitoring system provided unreliable and inconsistent data to indicate why. By installing a remote monitoring system, engineers were able to determine the exact source of the overflow problems. In this case study, find out how the implementation of wireless flow meters can lower operations and maintenance costs.


Something Old, Something New: SCADA System Upgrade Maintains Functionality
By Schneider Electric
Portland Water Bureau looked to upgrade its aging supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, while maintaining the legacy-system functionality on which the utility relied. To do so, it was necessary for the new SCADA system to integrate with the established network of field measurement units.

From The Editor

Wastewater Heats Up Utility
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.

Industry News

Don't Flush The Gold
Tyson Accused Of Leaking Toxic Chemical, Killing Fish
California Water Utilities Square Off With Drought
Recovering Oil And Precious Metals From Wastewater Creates New Revenue Streams
New Hampshire Student To Represent U.S. In International Water Prize Competition
Dilbit Hazards Studied As Keystone Pipeline Debate Rages On
Anti-Bacterial Agent Banned After Being Linked To Water Contamination
Stormwater Management Program Saves Thousands
Badger Meter And Watertech Of America Announce Partnership
Hydro First Defense Stormwater Quality Unit Granted Indianapolis Approval
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Downloads

TrojanUVFit Brochure
The TrojanUVFit offers an effective and energy-efficient, closed-vessel UV solution. This compact reactor is available in multiple configurations to treat a wide range of flow rates.

Trunk Main Leak Detection Datasheet
Virtually every water utility has at some point experienced a catastrophic failure of a large-diameter trunk main, resulting in damage to both the water main itself and the surrounding infrastructure.

Delta Hybrid Rotary Lobe Compressor Brochure
The groundbreaking Delta Hybrid Rotary Lobe Compressor is the result of a synergy between the rotary-lobe blower and the screw compressor technologies. By combining the technical advantages of both concepts, it offers completely new possibilities.

Aztec 600 Phosphate Analyzer Datasheet
The Aztec 600 Phosphate Analyzer AW636 has been designed specifically for the measurement of phosphate in both potable water and municipal wastewater effluents. It offers reliable and accurate on-line analysis of phosphate up to 50 ppm PO4.
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Guest Column

‘Math Solutions' For Wastewater Operator Certification
‘Math Solutions' For Wastewater Operator Certification
The introduction to Water Online’s new “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on six essential calculations.

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