CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Meeting WHO Standards For Cryptosporidium With UV In Singapore

Johor River Waterworks (JRWW) is located in Kotta Tinggi, Malaysia approximately 60 km north of Singapore. Under a water agreement with the Malaysian government, the Singapore government signed a 50 year agreement with the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to build, upgrade and operate the plant on the Johor River until the year 2050. Plants A and B were built between 1986 and 1999 and Plant C was constructed in 2001. With a combined capacity of 946 million liters per day (250 US MGD), the treated water is piped to Singapore and provides about 40% of the water for a population of 5.3 million people.

  • Disinfection Byproducts: Treatment Options And Challenges For Public Water Suppliers
    Disinfection Byproducts: Treatment Options And Challenges For Public Water Suppliers

    Regulated and emerging disinfection byproducts (DBPs) pose several challenges for water suppliers, but there is a variety of cost-effective cures.

  • The UV Uprising: How UV Disinfection Will Claw Its Way To Prominence
    The UV Uprising: How UV Disinfection Will Claw Its Way To Prominence

    Chlorination in all of its forms — gas, liquid, or solid — has been the primary way for treatment plants to disinfect the treated wastewater. The treatment plants that use gas chlorination must face federal regulatory oversight in the form of a Risk Management Program (RMP). Liquid chlorine plants trade in the regulatory oversight for a more expensive and less effective product. While chlorine in its solid form is good for small treatment facilities known as package plants (named for their mobility). However, ultraviolet (UV) technology is rapidly altering the landscape of disinfection throughout the industry. By Sheldon Primus, MPA, COSS

  • GAC Solution For Ohio's Most Challenging Water
    GAC Solution For Ohio's Most Challenging Water

    Over the course of many years the City of Celina, Ohio has been challenged with supplying drinking water to the 11,647 residents of the city and the East Jefferson District.

  • Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses
    Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses

    Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), Birmingham, Alabama has consistently achieved the rating of the number five water system in the United States for water quality.  BWWB’s potable water distribution system (WDS) serves 600,000 people with a daily average use of 100 million gallons (378 million liters) of water, received from nearby lakes and rivers. The system includes 51 water storage tanks, nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) of pipe, over 13,000 fire hydrants and over 200,000 service connections.

  • No Wizardry In ‘Emerald City’s’ Dramatic Water Quality Improvement
    No Wizardry In ‘Emerald City’s’ Dramatic Water Quality Improvement

    With the installation of a new disinfection system featuring on-site sodium hypochlorite generation, a water treatment plant improved water quality and significantly reduced total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acid levels. By Ali Giti

  • UV Disinfection: An Ideal Solution For One Beverage Bottler
    UV Disinfection: An Ideal Solution For One Beverage Bottler

    A well known bottler of teas and sports drinks uses a dose-paced UV system from ETS to accommodate changes in flow and water quality when switching between water sources.

  • 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.

  • Replacement Of Gas Chlorination System: City Takes Advantage Of Special NaOCl Dosing Unit
    Replacement Of Gas Chlorination System: City Takes Advantage Of Special NaOCl Dosing Unit

    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 for effective disinfection, while better meeting safety and efficiency criteria. By Cliff Lebowitz

  • Surface Water Treatment & LT2 Compliance - Surprise, Arizona (Case Study)
    Surface Water Treatment & LT2 Compliance - Surprise, Arizona (Case Study)

    The White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Facility (White Tanks) is located in Surprise, Arizona, and treats surface water from the Colorado River that is delivered by a 336 mile (540 kilometer) man-made canal.

  • Drinking Water Disinfection: Tianjin, China (Case Study)
    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.

  • City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds
    City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds

    A municipal water quality manager reports replacement of sodium hypochlorite (hypo) vacuum feeder units with a more advanced type at one water treatment plant (WTP) has helped allow for continued reliability for chlorination.

  • Ohio Water Plant Finds Effective Alternative To Chlorine Gas
    Ohio Water Plant Finds Effective Alternative To Chlorine Gas

    For many years, Huber Heights, OH, searched for an effective and affordable way to eliminate gaseous chlorine (Cl2) use at its 4.46 MGD Needmore Road Water Treatment Plant. An innovative dry calcium hypochlorite makeup and delivery system now provides a safer disinfection method for operators and the community.

UV Experience For Inactivating Cryptosporidium In Surface Water Plants

The disinfection of pathogenic microbes in drinking water has been successful over the last century largely due to the use of chlorination. However, research conducted in the 1970’s revealed that by-products formed during the chlorination process are potentially carcinogenic. Since then, drinking water regulators have struggled within the confines of technological and economic limitations to find a balance between the benefits of chlorination and its harmful side effects.

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DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION PRODUCTS

WEDECO LBX Series Closed Vessel Ultraviolet Reactors by Xylem

WEDECO LBX Series Closed Vessel Ultraviolet Reactors by Xylem

The WEDECO LBX Series is a thousand times proven, energy efficient solution for the disinfection of pressurized wastewater, surface water, process water, and other low UV transmittance liquids.

WEDECO Spektron e UV Series By Xylem

WEDECO Spektron e UV Series By Xylem

The WEDECO Spektron series shines new light on the environmentally friendly process of using UV disinfection for drinking water. Featuring highly efficient ECORAY® UV lamp technology and advanced flow distribution, the Spektron series suits modern drinking water treatment plants, regardless of local pipe conditions, energy costs or local legal requirements.

Selcoperm Electrolytic Chlorination Systems

Selcoperm Electrolytic Chlorination Systems

The particular advantage of on-site generation of chlorine with a Selcoperm system from Grundfos is the fact that no significant unpleasant by-products are generated.
NeoTech D228™

NeoTech D228™

The NeoTech D228™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

Patriot™ Series

Patriot™ Series

NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ Patriot Series utilizes D438 chamber technology in a stacked and manifolded configuration to support larger flow volumes. By integrating NeoTech Aqua’s patented ReFleX chamber technology, Patriot systems provide the most efficient and versatile UV water treatment equipment available for large volume users. Further, when configured as an n+1 design, the NeoTech Aqua’s Patriot systems meet most redundancy requirements.

WEDECO DURON® UV System

WEDECO DURON® UV System

Xylem’s WEDECO brand has developed a new open channel ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system that delivers clean, safe treated wastewater of the highest standard using a minimum of energy. The WEDECO Duron UV system eliminates the need for chemical based disinfection as well as delivering lower operating and maintenance costs.

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DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION PODCASTS

Safer Disinfection With Peracetic Acid

Safer Disinfection With Peracetic Acid

John Maziuk, Technical Development Manager at Solvay Chemicals, discusses the benefits of peracetic acid over other wastewater and stormwater disinfection methods, including no harmful byproducts, a simpler process, and a longer shelf life.

Peristaltic Vs. Diaphragm Pumps

Peristaltic Vs. Diaphragm Pumps

Bill McDowell of Blue-White Industries, a supplier of chemical metering pumps and flow meters, recently sat down with Water Online Radio and explained the difference between peristaltic pumps and diaphragm pumps.

Upcoming Tech: Alternatives To Coal-Based Activated Carbon, Magnetite Ballasted, And More

Upcoming Tech: Alternatives To Coal-Based Activated Carbon, Magnetite Ballasted, And More

In this Water Online interview, Paul Rice of Evoqua talks about the company’s variety of technologies which span across a wide range of water treatment solutions. One highlight is Evoqua’s AquaCarb CX, a coconut shell-based activated carbon that offers an alternative to coal-based activated carbon for removing disinfection byproducts, tastes, and odors.

Radium And Iron Removed From Radioactive Water To Solve Water Scarcity Crisis In Texas

Radium And Iron Removed From Radioactive Water To Solve Water Scarcity Crisis In Texas

Jim Jackson, National Sales Manager for Mazzei, discusses a San Angelo, TX project removing radium and iron from a radioactive water source to solve the city’s water scarcity problem.

Can’t Keep Up? Partner With A Manufacturers’ Rep To Sustain Growth

Can’t Keep Up? Partner With A Manufacturers’ Rep To Sustain Growth

Rich Cavagnaro, President of AdEdge Water Technologies, and Tom Carmody, President of TC Tech LLC, share how their companies have partnered to successfully grow business in the advanced water treatment technology space.

The Value Of Wastewater: Closed Vessel UV Disinfection For Water Reuse

The Value Of Wastewater: Closed Vessel UV Disinfection For Water Reuse

Jon McClean, President of Engineered Treatment Systems (ETS), explains how UV disinfection of wastewater provides an effective and sustainable solution to growing water shortages.

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DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION VIDEOS

Severn Trent Services Expands Capabilities For Disinfection, Nutrient Removal, And Filtration

Severn Trent Services Expands Capabilities For Disinfection, Nutrient Removal, And Filtration

Water Online’s Ron Grunsby interviews John Dyson of Severn Trent Services to uncover the latest innovations and developments from the company, including the product line on display at WEFTEC 2012.

Drinking Water Treatment | MIOX | Reduce Disinfection Byproducts

Drinking Water Treatment | MIOX | Reduce Disinfection Byproducts

MIOX is a cutting-edge technology company that has been making safe drinking water for twenty years. Many communities are turning to MIOX chemistries for their drinking water treatment because the chemistry is a proven disinfectant for cost-effectively reducing disinfection byproducts and improving the quality and safety of drinking water.

Replacing Chlorine Gas for Drinking Water Disinfection | Customer Testimonial

Replacing Chlorine Gas for Drinking Water Disinfection | Customer Testimonial

MIOX representative Mario Afanador from USA Global Market interviews engineer Carlos Rincon from the Wiesner Water Treatment Plant, where their large MIOX RIO Grande system is safely, cost-effectively disinfecting drinking water for the citizens of Bogota, Colombia.

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DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION SUPPLIERS

  • Arch Chemicals, Inc.
    Arch Chemicals, Inc.

    Lonza Microbial Control produces the new generation Constant Chlor® Plus calcium hypochlorite briquette feed systems that provide increased capacity and accuracy that exceeds its first generation system, plus new capabilities and features that further enhance operation, maintenance and safety.

  • Calgon Carbon Corporation
    Calgon Carbon Corporation

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC), and its European operation Chemviron Carbon, is a global manufacturer and supplier of granular activated carbon, innovative treatment systems, value added technologies and services for optimizing production processes and safely purifying the environment

  • JCS Industries Inc.
    JCS Industries Inc.

    JCS Industries, Inc. was founded in 2002 as a product development company charged with developing an alternative to the current vacuum feed liquid doser technology for a worldwide manufacturer of water and waste treatment equipment. After one year of design and two years of beta testing, JCS developed the Model 4100 Automatic Vacuum Liquid Feeder.

  • Membrana
    Membrana

    Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors are used for degassing liquids. They are most commonly used for O2 removal from water and CO2 removal from water, but they are also capable of controlling a variety of other dissolved gasses as well, such as Nitrogen.

  • MIOX Corporation
    MIOX Corporation

    With a history of scientific innovation, MIOX Corporation began manufacturing on-site generators in 1994. Now with more than 1,700 installations in hundreds of U.S. communities and over 30 countries, MIOX is employed in many markets and applications including potable water, wastewater and reuse, commercial swimming pools, on board military and cruise ships, cooling towers, the beverage industry, oil and gas water treatment, and other commercial and industrial applications.

  • PEPCON Systems
    PEPCON Systems PEPCON Systems (PEPCON) designs, manufactures and services equipment that utilizes a proven electrochemical process to safely and economically treat water and control odor in a variety of applications. These systems are marketed under the names ChlorMaster® and OdorMaster® and are available worldwide.
  • Pinnacle Ozone
    Pinnacle Ozone

    Pinnacle Ozone is the manufacturer and world class integrator of rugged & compact, energy efficient industrial ozone systems. Our Pinnacle systems are used in a diverse array of industrial, commercial and municipal water application areas where treatment requires compact size, system mobility, high efficiency, wide operational pressure, and complex system integration solutions and services.

  • Severn Trent Services
    Severn Trent Services

    Severn Trent Services is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. We provide our clients with some of the industry’s brightest minds, advanced technologies, and quality products to provide you with truly efficient, cost-effective solutions to your water and wastewater challenges

  • TrojanUV
    TrojanUV

    TrojanUV specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of pressurized and open-channel ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems for municipal wastewater, municipal drinking water and environmental contaminant treatment applications. We are proud to have the largest installed base of UV systems in the world and are committed to reducing water stress and maximizing this invaluable resource for current and future generations.

  • WEDECO -- A Xylem Brand
    WEDECO -- A Xylem Brand

    Using processes that are both future-oriented and ecologically harmless, WEDECO products are committed to improving the foundations on which we live, on a global scale. As a company committed to healthcare, we consider it our duty to create health provisions, especially in the area of water disinfection. The broad outline of our business is to realize the best possible solution for mankind and the environment, and the most economic solution for our clients.

  • UV Pure Technologies
    UV Pure Technologies

    UV Pure® Technologies develops and manufactures technically advanced UV water purification systems. Since 1998, over 12,000 UV Pure systems have been installed in residential, commercial, industrial, public and municipal applications treating wastewater, reuse water, rainwater, and drinking water. The company’s Crossfire Technology is dramatically advantaged compared to conventional ultraviolet systems. UV Pure Systems are self-cleaning, and smart - with multiple sensors and on-board diagnostics. They are engineered to be fail-safe and virtually maintenance-free. Lamps are mounted in air surrounded by elliptical reflectors providing more effective deactivation of pathogens, incorporating easy lamp changes and visual quartz inspection. Remote monitoring is available.

ABOUT DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION

WATER DISINFECTION

Water disinfection is the process of removing unwanted chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water. It is also the elimination, deactivation or killing of pathogenic microorganisms.

Methods used include physical processes such as filtration, sedimentation, and distillation, biological processes such as slow sand filters or activated sludge, chemical processes such as flocculation and chlorination and the use of electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet light.

Ozonators produce small quantities of ozone which is a strong oxidizing agent that kills pathogens over a short period of time.