Water Online Radio

  1. Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe

    Accurate partially-filled pipe measurement is essential when dealing with variable stormwater flows or over-sized community systems built for future growth. In Europe, new stormwater regulations requiring treatment before release are driving a change in measurement that will likely be seen in the US in the not-too-distant future. 

  2. Water Reuse Becomes Builders’ Selling Point

    One way to think about offsetting water rate increases is to reuse the water being consumed. For example, instead of paying $100 a quarter and using the water flowing out of faucets just once, what if you as a homeowner could treat that wastewater on site and reuse it to irrigate the lawn, wash the car or flush the toilets. This would effectively cut the water bill in half every time each drop of water was reused.

  3. Automation Cuts Energy Costs And Man Hours At Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Energy conservation continues to be a critical focus for wastewater treatment plants. And because of this, innovations aimed at conserving energy and reducing energy costs abound. Water Online Radio recently caught up with Brian Hayes, Business Development Manager for ABB, to understand some of the areas where wastewater treatment plants are having energy-saving success.

  4. Coca-Cola And WEF Share Water Vision

    With over 1,000 manufacturing sites in more than 200 countries, Coca-Cola Company knows a thing or two about water. And much of that knowledge is housed in Paul Bowen’s organization.

  5. Fuzzy Filter Uses Compression In Advanced Primary Treatment

    Advanced primary treatment reduces or eliminates the solids load or organic carbon out of the waste stream. By doing so, a wastewater plant can decrease aeration power and avoid the need to expand its treatment basin size. The removed solids can also be moved to a digester to produce energy.

  6. Conveyance of Biogas Becomes More Efficient With Biogas Blower Technology

    Handling the biogas coming out of an anaerobic digester should not be taken lightly. It’s not only highly corrosive but it also has the potential to be highly explosive.

  7. Benefits Of Walnut Shell Backwashable Media Filters

    Filtra Systems Company developed the walnut shell filter about 40 years ago. One of the attractions of walnut shell is how well it can handle oil. When oil mixes together with sand, it essentially becomes asphalt. With walnut shell, the oil is coalesced and then, when it’s backwashed, the oil can be released from the shell.

  8. Making Aftermarket Service And Support Work For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants

    As municipalities look to make their water and wastewater treatment equipment run longer with fewer operational staff on payroll to maintain the equipment, having a reliable aftermarket parts and service provider becomes essential.

  9. Clog-Free Pumps, Reuse Trailers, And The Internet Of Things

    In the mid-twentieth century, the idea of operating an electric motor under water was thought to be crazy. But in 1948, Flygt introduced its first submersible pump followed by its first submersible wastewater pump in 1956.

  10. Wet Wipes Clog Sewer Systems

    Wet wipes, and premoistened personal wipes, now ubiquitous alongside toilet tissue in the supermarket aisle, are causing problems for wastewater plant managers. They are incompatible with sewage treatment technology and they’re forced to spend the millions of dollars each year to pull gobs of wipes out of their systems.