CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Model Behavior: Evaluating Instrumentation And Control In The Coagulation Process

An electrical engineer does the math on coagulation process control, using computational modeling to determine best practices.

  • Biological Drinking Water Treatment: Challenges And Potential
    Biological Drinking Water Treatment: Challenges And Potential

    The continuous struggle to remediate contaminated natural waters, and to reduce the impact of emerging challenges on the supply of safe potable water are key drivers for research and development in the global water industry today.

  • Arsenic Removed From Drinking Water With Iron Oxide Adsorption Treatment
    Arsenic Removed From Drinking Water With Iron Oxide Adsorption Treatment

    When high levels of arsenic were found in the drinking water in the community of Alto Lampa outside of Santiago de Chile, municipal water provider Aguas Adinas faced a predicament. AdEdge Water Technologies was contacted to design a treatment approach. This case study describes how iron oxide adsorption helped Alto Lampa reduce arsenic levels in treated water to non-detectable concentrations.

  • Water Plant Applies Colorimetric Chlorine Analyzer To Accurately Measure Proper Chloramination
    Water Plant Applies Colorimetric Chlorine Analyzer To Accurately Measure Proper Chloramination

    The North Shore Water Commission located in Glendale Wisconsin is a conventional water treatment facility that receives its influent from Lake Michigan. At the intake, chemical treatment is applied for mussel control and the water is pumped to the treatment plant 1 mile away. By Kevin Forsman

  • Municipal Drinking Water Facility Installs UV System To Deactivate Cryptosporidium And Giardia
    Municipal Drinking Water Facility Installs UV System To Deactivate Cryptosporidium And Giardia

    The City of Berea public water system, provides service to approximately 20,000 people, using surface water drawn from the East Branch of the Rocky River; however, supplies can also be drawn from nearby Coe Lake and Baldwin Creek as needed.

  • UV Eliminates Cryptosporidium Issues In The Heartland
    UV Eliminates Cryptosporidium Issues In The Heartland

    The City of Moline is now adding validated UV systems to provide an additional barrier for the filtered water, which will improve water quality and ensure that none of the chlorine tolerant organisms such as Cryptosporidium is present. The City of Moline is located in the heart of the Midwest, tucked between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock River in Rock Island.  Moline is one of four cities that make up the Quad Cities that include Rock Island, Illinois and Bettendorf and Davenport Iowa.

  • MIOX Achieves Increased Efficacy Against Biofilm And Legionella Vs. Common Biocides

    Comparative disinfection studies using 3 oxidizing biocides and 3 commonly used non-oxidizing biocides against Legionella pneumophilia.

  • Multi-Barrier Disinfection Strategy - New York City (Case Study)
    Multi-Barrier Disinfection Strategy - New York City (Case Study)

    New York City is home to more than 8 million people, making it the most populous city in the United States. The majority of New York's drinking water is supplied by the Catskill/Delaware watershed, located approximately 100 miles outside the city. Historically, NYC has not filtered the water from this system, nor did they require any additional barriers to microbial contaminants due to the pristine nature of the watershed.

  • The Role Of UV In Solving Next-Generation Water Challenges
    The Role Of UV In Solving Next-Generation Water Challenges

    The global market for water treatment technologies is growing and becoming increasingly important as the quality and quantity of freshwater sources are stressed and the link between fresh water sources and wastewater — returned to the environment — is more and more obvious. By Rick VanSant, President & CEO, UV Pure Technologies, Inc.

  • Endocrine Disrupting Compounds And Their Treatment
    Endocrine Disrupting Compounds And Their Treatment

    Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) are a subset of chemicals identified as contaminants of emerging concern, or “CECs.” EDCs are chemicals that can affect the endocrine (hormonal) systems of humans and animals. Hormones regulate reproduction, growth, and behavior. Anything that can potentially disrupt those functions must be studied carefully.

  • Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
    Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber

    This is the second in a series of three white papers describing the design and performance of the NeoTech Aqua ReFlex™ treatment chamber. The first describes in detail the theoretical basis for the very high efficiency demonstrated by the chamber. The third paper describes how this chamber design leads to some highly desirable operational advantages beyond just energy ad cost reduction. By J. R. Cooper, Ph. D. and Gwynne Cavender, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  • MEMCOR® Continuous Microfiltration System Maximizes Water Resources For The City Of Scottsdale, Arizona
    MEMCOR® Continuous Microfiltration System Maximizes Water Resources For The City Of Scottsdale, Arizona

    The desert community of Scottsdale, Arizona had no natural surface water sources and a decreasing groundwater supply. Scottsdale had historically treated and disposed of its wastewater.

  • Customized Calcium Hypochlorite System Steps Up To The Challenge
    Customized Calcium Hypochlorite System Steps Up To The Challenge

    Rainbow Water District has 2,400 service connections serving approximately 6,400 customers in the unincorporated portion of Springfield, OR. The district, approximately 100 miles south of Portland, is served by excellent quality groundwater from 10 wells at four well fields near the McKenzie River.

Drinking Water Disinfection: Tianjin, China (Case Study)

Favorable reviews of UV technology in wastewater applications influenced Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA) Water Supply General Company to investigate the potential of using UV for drinking water applications at one of its water treatment plants. With no previous UV installations for drinking water disinfection in the country, TEDA's process of selecting a UV manufacturer was stringent. We are honored that they chose us and our TrojanUVSwift™ system.

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CONTAMINANT REMOVAL PRODUCTS

Disinfection Series

Disinfection Series

The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

NeoTech D322™

NeoTech D322™

The NeoTech D322™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

Wallace & Tiernan® Disinfection

Wallace & Tiernan® Disinfection

Evoqua Water Technologies is the premier provider of total disinfection and chemical dosing solutions. Our extensive portfolio, which includes the trusted Wallace & Tiernan product line, is designed to meet your most rigorous demands in virtually any water application and give you access to both the latest advances and widest range of proven technologies.

Emerging Pollutants:  The Role of Activated Carbons

Emerging Pollutants: The Role of Activated Carbons

The presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients, radio-opaque substances and endocrine disrupting chemicals in raw water sources is a relatively new emerging issue in relation to drinking water quality. However, the in"uence of pollutants on health and general well-being is becoming apparent with the incidence of carcinoma increasing and fertility rates being affected. A solution for the ef#cient removal of these substances from water use by production sites is required.

AquaSorb® Activated Carbons for Water Treatment

AquaSorb® Activated Carbons for Water Treatment

Granular, powdered and extruded activated carbons for the primary treatment of water, recovery and recirculation of process liquors, and treatment of waste liquid streams. The AquaSorb® range of activated process water treatment carbon is manufactured from coal, coconut shell and wood raw materials through steam or chemical activation. Jacobi Carbons offers a supply of AquaSorb® in a range of granular, extruded (pelletised) and ground powder forms, which are specifically designed for use in the liquid phase adsorption systems. From use in large municipal treatment facilities, to small domestic use cartridges, AquaSorb® is synonymous with high efficiency, extended life and cost-effective solutions.

Resinex Ion Exchange Resins

Resinex Ion Exchange Resins

In many water treatment and food purification applications, activated carbon is used in conjunction with ion exchange resins to provide an end-product of the desired quality and purity.

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DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT REMOVAL PODCASTS

How Do You Disinfect? Electrolysis Offers Alternative To Chlorine

How Do You Disinfect? Electrolysis Offers Alternative To Chlorine

Though the company has only been around about a decade, MIOX is making a notable impression on the water and wastewater treatment industry.

Understanding The Benefits Of Chlorination

Understanding The Benefits Of Chlorination

Fletcher Roche, Product Manager at Evoqua Water Technologies, explains why chlorine gas is a safe and cost-effective disinfection solution.

The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

Conventional ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is a great, but often expensive, solution for the destruction of pathogens in drinking water. All those lamps and power emissions add up. But what if you could perform the same job with 1/10 of the power used by conventional systems?

Advanced Water Treatment Solutions To Solve The Modern Treatment Puzzle

Advanced Water Treatment Solutions To Solve The Modern Treatment Puzzle

Advanced treatment solutions continue to evolve as 1,4-Dioxin, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) removal and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) appear on the regulatory horizon. Many times, advanced treatment requires combinations of different products in the treatment process.

Keeping Costs Down By Focusing On A Smaller Footprint

Keeping Costs Down By Focusing On A Smaller Footprint

Focused on creating solutions with a smaller environmental footprint for its customers, Severn Trent Services recently enhanced one of its gas regulators from handling 100 pounds of chlorine per day to handling 250 pounds per day for the same price.

Biological Treatment Comes Of Age

Biological Treatment Comes Of Age

Biological treatment has been around quite a while at wastewater treatment plants, but it’s still undergoing evolution and innovation.

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CONTAMINANT REMOVAL VIDEOS

TrojanUVTorrent™ Drinking Water UV Disinfection System (Video)

TrojanUVTorrent™ Drinking Water UV Disinfection System (Video)

The TrojanUVTorrent™ is the solution for large-scale drinking water facilities in need of revolutionary UV disinfection technology.

MIOX Flowback Water Disinfection For Recycle

MIOX Flowback Water Disinfection For Recycle

Watch as MIOX’s patented mixed oxidant technology dramatically changes, and treats hydraulic fracturing flowback water on-the-fly. MIOX’s water treatment solution has a small footprint, and utilizes only salt and electricity which helps provide low treatment costs.

Becancour Water Treatment Plant Video Testimonial

Becancour Water Treatment Plant Video Testimonial

Pinnacle Ozone Solutions is proud to present a new video featuring one of our newest Canadian installations in Becancour, Quebec. The video features the City’s Superintendent of Environmental Health, Mr. Michel Carbonneau. As you’ll see in the video, Michel has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation. Pinnacle’s vision of INVENTING a BETTER ozone generation platform centers around a technology that is flexible, reliable and efficient. This video exemplifies our vision and Pinnacle’s commitment to deliver, service and support our customers. Special thanks to Mr. Michel Carbonneau and The City of Becancour for entrusting Pinnacle Ozone Solutions with their ozone generation needs.

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The removal of contaminants from public drinking water systems in the US is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These are legally enforceable standards that protect public health by limiting the levels of contaminants in drinking water. Similar regulations are managed by agencies worldwide to protect their citizens from drinking water contamination.

There are a plethora of drinking water contaminant removal technologies that public and private water systems use to comply with the EPA’s drinking water regulations. These include reverse osmosis, membrane, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, chlorine disinfection, UV disinfection and Ozone-based disinfection practices.

The EPA’s list of drinking water contaminants is organized into six types of contaminants and lists each contaminant along with its Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), some of the potential health effects from long-term exposure above the MCL and the probable source of the drinking water contaminant.

The six types of contaminants are microorganisms, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals and radionuclides.

Examples of microbiological, organic contaminants are Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia. Both of these microorganic pathogens are found in human or animal fecal waste and cause gastrointestinal illness, such as diarrhea and vomiting.

A common disinfectant used in municipal drinking water treatment to disinfect microorganisms is chlorine. The EPA’s primary drinking water regulations require drinking water treatment plants to maintain a maximum disinfectant residual level (MDRL) for chlorine of 4.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L). Some of the detrimental health effects of chlorine above the MCL are eye irritation and stomach discomfort.

Similarly, byproducts from the chlorine-based disinfection methods used by public water systems to remove contaminants can be contaminants in their own right if not removed from the drinking water prior to it being released into the distribution system. Examples of disinfection byproducts include bromate, chlorite and total trihalomethanes (TTHMs). Not removed from drinking water, these disinfection byproducts can increase risk of cancer and cause central nervous system issues.

Chemical contamination of drinking water can be caused by inorganic chemicals such as arsenic, barium lead, mercury and cadmium or organic chemicals such as benzene, dichloroethane and other carbon-derived compounds. These chemicals get into source water through a variety of natural and industrial processes. Arsenic for example is present in source water through the erosion of natural deposits.  Many of the chemical contaminants are derived from industrial wastewater such as discharges from petroleum refineries, steel or pulp mills or the corrosion of asbestos cement water mains or galvanized pipes.

Radium and uranium are examples of radionuclides. Radium 226 and Radium 228 must be removed to a level of 5 picocuries/liter (PCI/L) and Uranium to a level of 30 micrograms/liter (30 ug/L).