DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Monitoring Lead In School Drinking Water
Monitoring Lead In School Drinking Water

The EPA’s guidance documentation “3T’s for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities: Training, Testing, Telling” recommends for schools to routinely test their facility’s drinking water, with a focus on lead levels in drinking water fountains.

  • The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)
    The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)

    A dissolved oxygen sensor ought to be simple to understand. Whether it is membrane or optically based, it gives a signal that is proportional to the concentration of oxygen concentration in water.

  • Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time
    Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time

    The City of Gordon Texas’s drinking water facility was struck by lightning. Thinking long term, and desiring the latest technology available, the City took this opportunity to upgrade their on-line instrumentation with a range of new continuous monitoring on-line instruments including chlorine analyzers, pH monitoring, temperature monitoring, and turbidity monitoring.

  • Turbiwell Comparision Report Before And After Upgrade
    Turbiwell Comparision Report Before And After Upgrade

    Russellville water treatment plant is a surface water plant using traditional clarification, filtration, and treatment. The plant historically has used traditional contact turbidimeters that employ tungsten lamps that required quarterly maintenance, but replaced their turbidimeters with Swan Turbiwell turbidimeters in 2012. Read the full report for a comparison of the performance of the Swan Turbiwell to the previously installed turbidimeters. 

  • Utah Water District Saves Time And Resources, Improves Accuracy By Upgrading Sensors And Analyzers
    Utah Water District Saves Time And Resources, Improves Accuracy By Upgrading Sensors And Analyzers

    Monitoring chlorine and fluoride levels in the drinking water of Utah’s Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District used to be expensive, labor intensive, and often sensitive to interference from the vari­able frequency drives used to operate the chlorine injection pumps. That is, until the district upgraded to Rosemount Analytical free chlorine and fluoride sen­sors and analyzers from Emerson Process Management.

  • Chicago Suburb Ensures Highest Water Quality Year-Round, Saves On Labor And Reagents With New Chlorine Analyzers
    Chicago Suburb Ensures Highest Water Quality Year-Round, Saves On Labor And Reagents With New Chlorine Analyzers

    For the Village of Lombard’s Water Division, consistently delivering high-quality tap water to the community’s nearly 44,000 residents and the businesses serving them was once quite a juggling act: constantly fixing old, temperamental analyzers; feeding reagents into the old analyzers; and staying ahead of callers complaining about “musty” water tastes and odors. Not today.

  • North Carolina Treatment Plant Eliminates Taste And Odor Issues With Ozonation
    North Carolina Treatment Plant Eliminates Taste And Odor Issues With Ozonation

    Enactment of the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Stage 2 Disinfectant-Disinfection Byproduct Rule (D/DBPR) will require both large and small drinking water utilities to reduce total organic carbon (TOC), Cryptosporidium, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the treated drinking water distributed to the public.

  • Clari-DAF® System Provides Effective TOC Removal For Cambridge WTP
    Clari-DAF® System Provides Effective TOC Removal For Cambridge WTP

    To ensure treated water complied with the most stringent drinking water standards, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (State 2 DBPR), the City of Cambridge, MA, WTP decided to implement a robust multibarrier treatment solution.

  • Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing
    Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing

    A Water Quality Specialist used the Hach SL1000 Parallel Portable Analyzer (PPA) to test 6 parameters simultaneously – all within about 8 minutes.  Previously, the procedure took 20 minutes just for one parameter.

  • Optimize Energy And Resource Usage
    Optimize Energy And Resource Usage

    Through the implementation of a WAGES (Water, Air, Gas, Electricity and Steam) monitoring solution, a brewery was able to optimize energy and resource usage while boosting capacity to meet the demands of U.S. customers. Water usage costs were reduced by 28%; the brewery’s carbon footprint was reduced creating a savings of $2 million/year from CO2 recovery; compressed air usage was reduced by 15%; and fuel oil costs were reduced by $34,000.

  • Treatment Plant Modernized To Meet EPA Turbidity Regulations
    Treatment Plant Modernized To Meet EPA Turbidity Regulations

    GF Piping Systems technology and its unique approach to business are an integral part of Akron’s plant improvement plans.

Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)
Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)

The City of Alliance Ohio’s water system has experienced annual Taste and Odor (T&O) events since the mid 1950’s, when the first of two reservoirs, Deer Creek Reservoir, was placed into service. Nutrient contaminants, in particular phosphorous, in the watershed accumulate in the reservoirs causing algal blooms. By Terry Keep of TrojanUV, Said Abou Abdallah of Arcadis, and Dr. Dean Reynolds, Department of Water Treatment City of Alliance, Ohio

More Case Studies and White Papers...

DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS PRODUCTS

Capital Controls® Series 1870E Chlorine Residual Analyzer Capital Controls® Series 1870E Chlorine Residual Analyzer

Capital Controls® Series 1870E chlorine residual analyzer technology has been independently tested and proven to be a reliable analyzer for continuous, accurate residual analysis.

SwanDesk SwanDesk

SwanDesk is a remote access portal for analyzer data collection, status review and control.  It is ideal for locations that cannot be manned 24/7, or for any plant with redundancy requirements for water quality data acquisition of multiple variables and alarm indications.

Versa Automated Headspace Vial Sampler Versa Automated Headspace Vial Sampler

Static headspace is one of the most popular techniques due to its versatility for analyzing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a complex variety of matrices. This is due to the elimination of tedious sample preparation steps and prevents contamination problems that are common to other sample introduction techniques. Teledyne Tekmar draws on our experience as a leader in low-level VOC analysis with the introduction of this companion autosampler to the Headspace product line.

Stratum PTC Purge And Trap Concentrator Stratum PTC Purge And Trap Concentrator

In 1974, Tekmar developed an idea that revolutionized the way laboratories performed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) testing. Since then, Tekmar has continued to build on the foundation of the initial Purge and Trap technique one innovative layer at a time. The Stratum PTC builds on eight previous generations, making us the industry’s cornerstone of technique and support.

MicroChem®2 Series 4000 Transmitter/Controller MicroChem®2 Series 4000 Transmitter/Controller

The MicroChem®2 is a versitile multiparameter instrument capable of being configured as a transmitter, PID controller, or swimming pool controller.

Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer
If not adequately removed from drinking water, manganese can cause taste, odor and color problems, staining of clothes and plumbing fixtures, and incrustation of water mains that can result in black water at the customer's tap.
More Products....

DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS PODCASTS

Data Validation: Accurate Measurements Every Time Data Validation: Accurate Measurements Every Time

Swan Analytical USA manufactures water quality analyzers for continuous online monitoring — they cover a wide range of variables ranging from ammonia, fluorides, PHs, and turbidity.

UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection

Learn why measuring UV transmittance is so important to efficient disinfection, and how LED helps get you there.

Are You Analyzing Water Hardness? Are You Analyzing Water Hardness?

Heyl Brothers is a manufacturer of analyzers that specializes in analyzing some of the more uncommon parameters in water such as hardness, alkalinity, phosphates and polymers. Hardness in particular can be incredibly … well… hard on a plant’s boiler.

Internet-Enabled Water Quality Analysis Internet-Enabled Water Quality Analysis

The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived at the water authority. Online analyzers sampling water quality 24/7 are being coupled with software running on mobile computing devices such as cellphones and tablets to provide the modern utility worker with up-to-the-minute results.

More From Drinking Water Analysis Podcasts

DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS NEWS AND HEADLINES

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

Real-Time Control Takes Water Quality Monitoring To The Next Level Real-Time Control Takes Water Quality Monitoring To The Next Level

As utilities look to do more with less and reduce the manpower required to run the plant, real time control (RTC) allows customers to do more than simply monitor their water quality but actually control it.

Monroeville Experience With Mueller® Service Brass Monroeville Experience With Mueller® Service Brass

General Manager William Snyder talks about Monroeville, AL’s water distribution system, important features when selecting service brass, and why they prefer to work with Mueller Co. and Consolidated Pipe. This video documents the advantages water utilities and distributors have when sourcing service brass from Mueller.

More Videos...

DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS SUPPLIERS

  • RELIANT Water Technologies
    RELIANT Water Technologies

    Reliant Water Technologies is a global marketing company that supplies high quality, one-of-a-kind products to the water and wastewater treatment industries.

  • Hach Company
    Hach Company

    For more than 60 years, Hach has been at the crest of the industry - finding solutions that help you best manage your water. Our analytical instruments and reagents are used to test the quality of water in a variety of industries and markets - from around the corner, to around the globe.

  • Emerson Process Management, Rosemount
    Emerson Process Management, Rosemount

    Rosemount Analytical, one of Emerson’s leading process management companies, is the world’s premier supplier of technologies for liquid and combustion analysis, process analysis, gas measurement, and emissions monitoring. With an 80-year legacy of manufacturing liquid and gas analytical products that have revolutionized the process industries, we continue to provide real, quantifiable analytical solutions.

  • Myron L Company
    Myron L Company

    The Myron L Company, originally founded in 1957 as a Research and Development company, is a privately owned and operated California Corporation

  • OI Analytical
    OI Analytical

    OI Analytical designs, manufactures, and supports analytical instrumentation used for sample preparation, detection, and measurement of chemical compounds and elements. Our products are supported by an ever-increasing network of sales, service, and applications personnel. The Company's products are sold worldwide by direct sales personnel, independent representatives, and distributors

  • Real Tech Inc.
    Real Tech Inc.

    Real Tech Inc. Is dedicated to providing high quality UV photometric and spectroscopic analytical instrumentation for the water and wastewater industry.

  • Swan Analytical USA
    Swan Analytical USA

    Swan Analytical Instruments is a leading manufacturer of high quality on-line analytical instruments for water analysis in applications such as high purity water, steam, condensate, cooling water, potable water, and effluent.

  • Thermo Scientific
    Thermo Scientific

     

    Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a full range of water analysis instruments from pH, ISE, conductivity and dissolved oxygen meters, electrodes and solutions, to colorimetry, titration and on-line process monitors.

     

  • YSI, a Xylem brand
    YSI, a Xylem brand

    YSI offers a full line of environmental monitoring and sampling instruments, systems, and services for water quality and water velocity data. Our multiparameter instruments, aquaculture monitoring systems, handheld sampling instruments, and complete line of SonTek products can be incorporated into any of your monitoring or sampling applications.