Newsletter | February 27, 2014

02.27.14 -- How To Survive A Regulatory Plant Inspection; Electrodialysis--The Future Of Desalination?

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Featured Articles

Benefits Of Using A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed
By Randy C. Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA
Many utilities use phosphate for the benefits it provides. However, as the flow changes the phosphate residual changes in proportion to the flow change. Employing a continuous phosphate analyzer provides many advantages.


Fixed Network AMI Makes Efficiency A Walk In The Park, Without Feet On The Street
By Neptune Technology Group Inc.
Begun in 1882 as a station along the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, Hewitt, Texas encompasses 6.86 square miles south of Waco. In an effort spurred by City Manager Adam Miles, Hewitt decided to bypass a mobile AMR system in favor of total fixed network AMI.


Enhancing Lake Thunderbird Through Hypolimnetic Oxygenation
By BlueInGreen
Constructed in 1965 by the Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Thunderbird is a 6,070-acre raw water supply with a volumetric capacity of approximately 119,600 acre feet.


Meeting State Nutrient Regulations With SBRs
By Sanitaire -- A Xylem Brand
After the Missouri Department of Natural Resources reclassified the effluent receiving stream in the city of Sullivan, officials learned that its wastewater treatment lagoon required a more advanced treatment process to comply. They selected a continuous-flow sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system that utilizes a modified activated sludge biological treatment. The new infrastructure has provided cost-saving results for the ongoing removal of nitrogen and phosphorous.


City Takes Advantage Of Sodium Hypochlorite Dosing Unit
By Cliff Lebowitz, JCS Industries Inc.
Operations management for a municipal direct water filtration plant reports achievement of a reliable and cost-effective change in chlorination systems that has continued to provide effective disinfection, while better meeting safety and efficiency criteria.

From The Editor

Pump Stations Go Viral
For all the expert and vital work done in the water, wastewater, and stormwater industries, it generally doesn’t make great party conversation. Unfortunately, the efforts are so taken for granted that they go largely unnoticed by the general public. So how is it that a YouTube video about a pump station garners nearly million views and counting?

Industry News

Electrodialysis: The Future Of Desalination?
Dewatering Never Sounded So Good: Noise Management At Metropolitan Utility Repair Sites
Will Erin Brockovich Regs Cost Communities Dearly?
New 23-Mile San Antonio Water Pipeline Wins Industry Award
Federal Groundwater Pollution Suit Against Dairies Grows
USDA Announces New Grants To Help Communities Meet Water Challenges
Water Rates Rising For Texans Despite Conservation Efforts
Novel Technology Mimics Nature, Simplifies Biosolids Management
Tech Industry Invests In Water
Federal Workgroup Drafts Recommendations On Improving Water Resources Climate Resiliency
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Guest Column

How To Survive A Regulatory Plant Inspection
Whether the name is the State Department of Environmental Protection Agency or Department of Water Quality, or some other name, the agency can strike fear in municipalities when they inspect the plant. There is no magic formula for pleasing regulators, but there are steps that the utility management can make to satisfy the regulatory agencies.

How To Survive A Regulatory Plant Inspection

Featured Downloads

Plant Automation And SCADA Solutions For The Water And Wastewater Industries
Emerson’s PlantWeb digital network delivers reduced project risk with a centralized workstation to access comprehensive data and real-time predictive and preventative information.

LeakFinderRT: PC-Based Leak Noise Correlator Datasheet
Did you know that up to 50 percent of water is lost through aging infrastructure? The Windows-based LeakFinderRT accurately and cost-effectively pinpoints “quiet” narrow-band leaks on transmission mains.

Compact Cabinet Cooler Video
A step-by-step guide to installing a compact cabinet cooler from Noren Products.

FOG Control Datasheet
Persistent fats, oils and grease (FOG) are notorious for causing severe problems in pipes, pumping stations and treatment plants. In-Pipe Technology’s patented process converts insoluble FOG into soluble organic material that is readily metabolized by aerobic microorganisms already present in the wastewater.

Competence Brochure On Portable Water
Endress+Hauser's industry-specific focus ensures that measuring technology is developed according to the requirements of your specific industry. A complete range of solutions is available for flow, level, pressure, analysis, recording or system components in the areas of calibration, maintenance, repair, and commissioning.

ABS Turbocompressor HST 20 Datasheet
The single-stage centrifugal turbocompressor features variable-speed control for continuously variable power optimization according to the changes in inlet conditions and differential pressure.
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Atomization Delivery System
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OMI Industries

Eclipse Purge-And-Trap Sample Concentrator
Eclipse Purge-And-Trap Sample Concentrator

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OI Analytical

RTP Tanks: Fiberglass Reinforced Tanks
RTP Tanks: Fiberglass Reinforced Tanks

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Plas-Tanks Industries, Inc.

2537 Rotor-X Paddlewheel Flow Meter
2537 Rotor-X Paddlewheel Flow Meter

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GF Piping Systems

Disinfection: TCL Total Chlorine Analyzer
Disinfection: TCL Total Chlorine Analyzer

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Ultrameter III 9P AHL Titration Kit
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Myron L Company

Telvent Water Management Suite: Leak Management
Telvent Water Management Suite: Leak Management

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Schneider Electric

YSI EC30A Pen-Style Conductivity Instrument
YSI EC30A Pen-Style Conductivity Instrument

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TSS W SC, Suspended Solids InSitu Sensor With A Wiper
TSS W SC, Suspended Solids InSitu Sensor With A Wiper

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Hach Company

Navigator 500 Hydrazine Analyzer
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ABB Measurement Products

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BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
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Sewper Rx Sludge Reduction System
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MiniModule Degasifier
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Membrana

Z-88 Radium Removal Process
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Wafer-Cone Flow Meter
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