Newsletter | January 30, 2014

01.30.14 -- Shocking Approach To Wastewater Treatment; WV Spill Worse Than Thought

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How Weather Forecasting Technology Helps Avoid Flooding In A City Below Sea Level

How Weather Forecasting Technology Helps Avoid Flooding In A City Below Sea Level

With the majority of New Orleans, Louisiana being below sea level, the city's topography in the Mississippi River Delta creates a unique set of challenges for the operations of the water utility. Rainwater must be pumped out through a network of drainage systems strategically placed throughout the city to avoid flooding. Learn how integrated weather forecasting technology helps add efficiency to New Orleans' pumping system.

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Featured Articles

RF Meter Reading A Success In Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
By Neptune Technology Group Inc.
Westmoreland County, the hometown of television personality Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) decided to move toward a radio frequency (RF)-based reading system. The authority looked at walk-by/drive-by RF systems according to 1) compatibility with a mixed meter population, 2) the ability to collect readings quickly and accurately, and 3) ease of transferring data to existing billing software.


Aging Water Infrastructures Cause Citizens To Conserve
By Master Meter, Inc.
Aging water infrastructures can lead to issues with water quality consistency, supply availability, and can cause citizens to conserve while updated systems are being implemented.


Four Ways Your DO Measurements Are Being Affected
By YSI, a Xylem brand
There are several factors that affect the measurement of dissolved oxygen (DO). Some of these variables include temperature, salinity, flow or stirring dependence, and barometric pressure.


Liquid Level/Interface Monitoring In Flocculant/Sludge Control
By Steven Craig, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International (FCI)
Precisely measuring and controlling the mixture of wastewater effluent, flocculants, and sludge is essential to efficient water treatment. The level/interface instruments that support the process liquid measurements must be capable of distinguishing between liquids with varying properties in order to detect the levels where the different liquids interface in the pond or tank.

From The Editor

A Shocking Approach To Wastewater Treatment
A growing number of wastewater treatment professionals are turning to electrocoagulation — a water treatment process that uses electric current to remove various contaminants from water.

Industry News

West Virginia Chemical Spill Worse Than Previously Thought

THMs Levels May Make Tap Water Unsafe For Pregnant Women

Clean Water Act Factory Farm Rule Needs Stronger Permit Requirements

Water Spending Seen As Key To Job Creation

Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Remove Mercury From Industrial Wastewater

Minnesota City Vulnerable To Contamination

As Pentagon Privatizes Key Services, Water Firm Secures Major Contract

Anaergia Hybrid-Membrane Technology Selected For Water Reuse Projects In California

Syrinix Unveils New Brand Identity

Hanson Pressure Pipe Launches Traveling Educational Exhibit
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CH2M HILL Consultant's Corner

Asset Management: Why It Matters To The Water Industry
By Nick Pealy, CH2M HILL Senior Consultant, Asset Management and Reliability Services
In a recent assessment from the ASCE, U.S. infrastructure earned a D+ grade, with the water sector ranking lowest. While a slight improvement over the D grade received in 2009, it’s clear that delayed maintenance and under investment has put the nation’s infrastructure in a holding pattern, and the water sector can no longer afford to do business as usual.

Asset Management: Why It Matters To The Water Industry

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Brochure: Model 2100SC No-Maintenance Dissolved Oxygen Analyzer
The Reliant Model 2100SC Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Monitoring and Control System is the first no maintenance DO analyzer/sensor system available for rugged wastewater treatment, mining, and other industrial applications.

Video Overview: Ecosorb Odor Neutralizer
OMI Industries presents this short video overview of its Ecosorb technology, which eliminates industrial odors without the use of harsh or hazardous chemicals, expensive emission control systems, or masking fragrances.

Mueller Adjusta-Coil Meter Box Brochure
The Adjusta-Coil meter box has our proven Thermal-Coil design — with a "new twist." The box can be adjusted to compensate for grade changes without adding separate extensions.

Type 514-519 High-Flow Diaphragm Valve Datasheet
The Type 514-519 diaphragm valves from GF Piping Systems incorporate features never before seen in a plastic diaphragm valve. The valve has CV values that average at least double the conventional design.

WEDECO GSO Series Ozone Generators Brochure
WEDECO GSO Series ozone generators are designed to produce ozone more effectively at high concentrations — more than 13 percent weight.

FILTRASORB 100 Datasheet
FILTRASORB 100 is a granular activated carbon developed by Calgon Carbon Corporation for the removal of dissolved organic compounds from water and wastewater, as well as industrial and food processing streams.
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Peristaltic Metering Pump Control Leverages The Latest Technology
Peristaltic Metering Pump Control Leverages The Latest Technology
Bill McDowell, of Blue White Industries, explains how communications technology is impacting metering pump control and the possibilities that wireless technology will bring.

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