New Membrane Technology Handles High Solids, Aids Water Reuse

As global conditions place more stress on water resources, a great deal of attention is being paid to water reuse technologies, particularly those that facilitate the reuse of the next level of difficult-to-treat or highly variable raw water sources.


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    Ozone-On-Demand™ Reduces Water Treatment Cost By 20%

    Pinnacle Ozone Solutions’ new generation of smart Ozone-On-Demand (OOD™) generator and control technology can help significantly reduce the cost and complexity of ozone water treatment.

  • 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.

  • Using Membrane Contactor Technology To Extend Resin Bed Life
    Using Membrane Contactor Technology To Extend Resin Bed Life

    In today’s economic environment when profits are reduced due to rising costs, it is necessary to find ways to save time and money.

  • California Mountain Town Cuts Salt Use, Doubles Disinfection
    California Mountain Town Cuts Salt Use, Doubles Disinfection

    The wastewater treatment facility of the remote mountain resort community of Pinecrest Lake bears the brunt of spring runoff and increased summer demands in the area's beautiful surroundings.

  • Biological Filtration For Iron And Manganese Removal

    In an earlier papers, the author reviewed the physical-chemical processes conventionally used to remove iron and manganese from groundwater and explained how the process most commonly used in France (aeration + filtration) led to the discovery of coincident biological phenomena. These were subsequently applied to enhance the performance of certain existing units and, especially, to serve as a basis for a new generation of biological treatment plants offering sharply improved performance levels. By Pierre MOUCHET, Manager of Technical Assistance and Information

  • Waste Water Recycle System Based On HERO™ Technology For Reliance Industries
    Waste Water Recycle System Based On HERO™ Technology For Reliance Industries

    Reliance Industries, the flagship company of the Reliance Group, is India's largest private sector company with a significant presence across the entire energy chain and a global leadership across key product segments. By Aquatech International Corporation

  • Veolia ACTIFLO Case Study: Somersworth, NH
    Veolia ACTIFLO Case Study: Somersworth, NH

    The City of Somersworth has a historical background dating back to the early 1900s when it became the first community to start using chlorine to disinfect it’s drinking water.

  • Add Flow To Your Liquid Analysis With Advanced Analytical Instrumentation
    Add Flow To Your Liquid Analysis With Advanced Analytical Instrumentation

    Averting regulatory violations and fines. Avoiding system disruptions. Maintaining effective monitoring in complex applications. How do you tackle these kinds of age-old plant monitoring problems? 

  • Ultrapure Boiler Water Production From Municipal Wastewater

    The term wastewater can be applied to a wide range of water sources from municipal sewage to storm runoff to industrial discharge water. By Michael Sheedy, Vice President of Technology and George Di Falco, Marketing Communications, Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Membranes Deserve Multi-Stage Protection Membranes are extraordinarily effective at water purification at the sub-micron level – which is exactly why they need to be protected from particulate contamination. Membranes last longer, operate more productively, and require fewer cleaning cycles when they are shielded from the silt, sand, fibrous material, algae, bacteria, mollusk larvae, scale, and the other contaminants that can cripple millions of dollars’ worth of membranes in weeks or even days. Multi-stage filtration can be both efficient and cost-effective in protecting membranes
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TurboStat™ Sidehill Static Screen

TurboStat™ Sidehill Static Screen

The TurboStat sidehill static screen is one of the simplest and most economical methods for solids separation. All units feature a stainless steel wedge wire filtration surface. The working principle is based on a liquid current circulating over the screen's curved surface.

Water Quality Monitoring: Multiparameter Water Quality System

Water Quality Monitoring: Multiparameter Water Quality System

The Multiparameter Water Quality System provides one of the most efficient solutions for the continuous on-line measurement of pH, ORP, conductivity, temperature, free chlorine, total chlorine, monochloramine, and oxygen
Grundfos Booster Module Systems

Grundfos Booster Module Systems

The BMS range is a new range of booster modules for reverse osmosis and ultra-filtration applications that improve efficiency with a directly coupled pump powered by a permanent magnet motor and VFD.

ULTRAPEN™ PT3 ORP/REDOX & Temperature Pen

ULTRAPEN™ PT3 ORP/REDOX & Temperature Pen

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

Filtration: Plastic Filter Series

Filtration: Plastic Filter Series

All-purpose plastic filters from 3/4" to 3", for flow rates up to 220 gpm
DXN Portable Hybrid Ultrasonic Flow Meter

DXN Portable Hybrid Ultrasonic Flow Meter

The DXN is simply the best option for your next portable application, with true hybrid transit time and Doppler operation, an expandable 1GB data logger that takes readings over 50 times a second, and the ability to store site-specific parameters using plain English site descriptions. Take control of your toughest applications, add the DXN Portable to your flow measurement toolkit today.

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Video: Monitoring Water Consumption

Video: Monitoring Water Consumption

KROHNE's Joe Incontri discusses monitoring water consumption and the importance of accurate and reliable meters. Water savings means green savings.


OPTIMASS the new family of Coriolis mass flowmeters is now improving performance in more applications for more customers than ever before.

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.


The ALTOSONIC III is an innovative and economical solution for custody transfer of light oil products. The 3-beam ALTOSONIC III is the outcome of our revolutionary development of liquid multiple-beam ultrasonic flowmeters.
Video: YSI Professional Plus Multiparameter Meter

Video: YSI Professional Plus Multiparameter Meter

This video gives an overview of the features and benefits of the YSI Professional Plus, or Pro Plus, handheld multiparameter water quality instrument.
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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.