DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

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.

DRINKING WATER TREATMENT CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • 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

  • Mass Or Volume? A Weight Off The Bottom Line
    Mass Or Volume? A Weight Off The Bottom Line

    Confusion often arises over the difference between mass and volume flow measurement and when a particular measurement should be applied.

  • Groundwater Replenishment System - Orange County, California (Case Study)
    Groundwater Replenishment System - Orange County, California (Case Study)

    The full-scale advanced treatment system takes filtered secondary effluent from the neighboring OCSD treatment plant and converts it to water that exceeds all drinking water quality standards. The 70 million gallon per day (MGD) system consists of microfiltration (MF), reverse osmosis (RO), and the TrojanUVPhox™ UV-oxidation/disinfection system.

  • Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. By Jim Delee, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

  • Aquatech Supplies Zero Liquid Discharge For A 660 MW Gas Power Plant

    In December 2010, the Colusa Generating Station, a 660-megawatt power plant located near the town of Maxwell in Colusa County began commercial operation. This facility incorporates the latest technology and environmental design to reduce emissions and dramatically lower water usage compared to conventional natural gas power plants. 

  • Closed Vessel UV Successful In El Paso County, TX
    Closed Vessel UV Successful In El Paso County, TX

    Horizon City is located in El Paso County, the most western county in Texas. The city is home to a rapidly growing population of 19,000 people, up from 5,000 during the 2000 Census. The City takes its name from the real estate development company, the Horizon City Corporation. With less than 9 inches of annual rainfall, water conservancy is a routine way of life in this part of the State.

  • Coagulation Optimization With Real Time Organics Monitoring
    Coagulation Optimization With Real Time Organics Monitoring

    Awareness about the negative effects of natural organic matter (NOM) within water and wastewater processes has increased due to ubiquitous concentrations in surface waters and some ground water sources. The need for effective organics removal has become more important as utilities work to meet increasingly strict regulations and optimize treatment technologies.

  • China Power Plant Reduces Capital Costs, Energy Use With New Integrated Membrane System
    China Power Plant Reduces Capital Costs, Energy Use With New Integrated Membrane System

    As engineers come under increasing pressure to reduce maintenance and operating costs, inefficient combination double-pass reverse osmosis and electrodeionization (RO/EDI) water treatment systems have begun to lose popularity as a means of providing ultra-pure water. Integrated membrane systems (IMS), on the other hand, combine multiple membrane-based water treatment processes into a single system. In this case study, find out how a heat and power plant in Northeast China lowered capital costs and energy use by adopting an IMS to replace its conventional water treatment system.

  • Water Surge Prevention: Analysis Of Solutions And Alternatives
    Water Surge Prevention: Analysis Of Solutions And Alternatives

    Water Surge could cause damage in a water conveyance system, from leaking pipes to serious breakdowns and accidents the consequences of which could lead to heavy financial costs and even loss of life.  There are various solutions that are able to prevent or reduce the damage.  It is important to know the differences between the solutions, and the advantages and disadvantages of each technology, before recommending the most suitable solution for the system.

  • Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’
    Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’

    In January 2014, the city of Meadows Place, Texas, became the first city in Fort Bend County to fully convert to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) fixed-network system. At the same time, the city also implemented a complete meter change-out for its 1,600 customers. Both projects represent large initiatives for the self-proclaimed “little city” with a population of 4,600 citizens.

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DRINKING WATER TREATMENT APPLICATION NOTES

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DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

inoLab® Laboratory Dissolved Oxygen Meters

inoLab® Laboratory Dissolved Oxygen Meters

Standard laboratory dissolved oxygen meter with large multifunctional display for routine use in the laboratory. Automated functions such as air pressure correction, temperature compensation and OxiCal® rapid calibration make work easier.
ULTRAPEN™ PT1 Electrical Conductivity (EC)/TDS/Salinity Pen

ULTRAPEN™ PT1 Electrical Conductivity (EC)/TDS/Salinity Pen

This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications.
Aquis Water Network Management

Aquis Water Network Management

80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

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.
C<sup>3</sup>500&trade;D Ultraviolet Disinfection System

C3500™D Ultraviolet Disinfection System

The C3500™D open channel series is an advanced, cost effective solution for the ultraviolet (UV) disinfection of wastewater using high powered (500W), low-pressure lamps.
Filtration: FA Series Air and Gas Filters

Filtration: FA Series Air and Gas Filters

Shelco's FA Filtration Series are ideal for all types of gases and compressed air filtration.
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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

  • The Near Future Of Strontium Regulation
    The Near Future Of Strontium Regulation

    In an effort to further protect the quality of drinking water, the EPA plans to elevate strontium from its third contaminant candidate list (CCL3) and mandate its treatment.

  • Nanofiltration: The Up-And-Coming Membrane Process
    Nanofiltration: The Up-And-Coming Membrane Process

    The forgotten child of the membrane family has plenty of capabilities and potential. Learn the factors and applications that are increasing the popularity of nanofiltration.

  • Keeping Innovation Afloat: The Desal Prize
    Keeping Innovation Afloat: The Desal Prize

    During the week of April 6th, five teams of engineers, innovators, and water experts convened at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in New Mexico to compete in the Desal Prize.

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  • 10 Tips For Accurate Disinfection
    10 Tips For Accurate Disinfection

    Disinfection can rightly be called the “ultimate” stage of drinking water treatment — typically occurring at the end of the process, and acting as a final step before water is sent out of the plant, through the pipes, and into the world. It may come last, but it’s certainly not least.

  • Desalination Innovation In The UAE
    Desalination Innovation In The UAE

    A delegation of prominent UAE government and private sector representatives, organized by Masdar, will be attending the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu and Gyeongbuk, South Korea, from April 12 to 17. The delegation will showcase the country’s adoption of innovative technologies as a means to ensure a water secure future and address the inter-connected challenges of the energy-water nexus with the global community.

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DRINKING WATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

Earth Day Outreach: Insights On Water Conservation And Quality

Earth Day Outreach: Insights On Water Conservation And Quality

"Wastewater Dan” talks with FOX 4 News Kansas City about drought conditions in California and procedures to conserve water in the home. He also demonstrates the use of a total dissolved solids (TDS) meter to test drinking water quality, and interprets the results.

Drought Forum Webinar: The Growing Demand For Re-Used And Brackish Water

The Western Governors' Drought Forum webinar “Once Marginal, Now Crucial: The Growing Demand for Re-used, Produced, and Brackish Water” explores the technological and regulatory obstacles to utilizing re-used, produced, and brackish water.

Video: Variable Area Flowmeters

Video: Variable Area Flowmeters

Variable area flowmeters from KROHNE offer not only the maximum possible accuracy but also maximum reliability.
The New IQ SensorNet Product Video

The New IQ SensorNet Product Video

The IQ SensorNet wastewater treatment process monitor is a powerful, modular system designed to be flexible enough to place anywhere in your wastewater treatment system and add to it at anytime.

Low Flow Sampling Using A TROLL® 9500 Water Quality Instrument

The TROLL® 9500 Water Quality Instrument simplifies multiparameter monitoring. The TROLL 9500 is a powerful, portable unit that houses up to nine water quality sensors, internal power, and optional data logging capabilities.

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ABOUT DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

Drinking Water Treatment involves the removal of pathogens and other contaminants from source water in order to make it safe for humans to consume. Treatment of public drinking water is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. Common examples of contaminants that need to be treated and removed from water before it is considered potable are microorganisms, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals and radionuclides.

There are a variety of technologies and processes that can be used to decontaminate or treat water in a drinking water treatment plant before the clean water is pumped into the water distribution system for consumption.

The first stage in treating drinking water is often called pretreatment and involves screens to remove large debris and objects from the water supply. Aeration can also be used in the pretreatment phase. By mixing air and water, unwanted gases and minerals are removed and the water improves in color, taste and odor.

The second stage in the drinking water treatment process involves coagulation and flocculation. A coagulating agent is added to the water which causes suspended particles to stick together into clumps of material called floc. In sedimentation basins, the heavier floc separates from the water supply and sinks to form sludge, allowing the less turbid water to continue through the process.

During the filtration stage, smaller particles not removed by flocculation are removed from the treated water by running the water through a series of filters. Filter media can include sand, granulated carbon or manufactured membranes. Filtration using reverse osmosis membranes is a critical component of removing salt particles where desalination is being used to treat brackish water or seawater into drinking water.

Following filtration, the water is disinfected to kill or disable any microbes or viruses that could make the consumer sick. The most traditional disinfection method for treating drinking water uses chlorine or chloramines. However, new drinking water disinfection methods are constantly coming to market. Two disinfection methods that have been gaining traction use ozone and ultra-violet (UV) light to disinfect the water supply.