Every day most of the developed world wakes up and turns on a tap to get water. Whether it’s for tea, coffee, or just a plain glass of water, most people can count on fresh, clean potable water just the way they like it.
Innovation is paying dividends for the growing list of municipalities that leverage the latest technology to optimize planning and operations decision making.
Water and wastewater treatment facilities around the globe are turning to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to help automate and improve the security of their facilities through high performance M2M wireless communications. In fact, there is a suite of Class 1 and Div 2 spread spectrum unlicensed and licensed radios specifically for water/wastewater applications, including high-speed wireless Ethernet, serial, and IO radios. These radios can be easily networked to ensure that facility monitoring and performance data are accurate and delivered in a timely fashion. These solutions can help municipalities design and implement a world-class point to point wireless network for unique facility applications including water and wastewater treatment plant monitoring, pump house control, chemical monitoring and control, SCADA systems, remote video surveillance and security, water flow control, and cathodic protection applications.
Your team has been diligently working for over a year on a project and its bid time. You submit your equipment supply offer and eagerly await the results. Then, the good news: the project is yours! Even before the end of the celebratory high-fives, the clock is already counting down the minutes to final negotiations and after a few weeks of back-and-forth, you have a signed contract and the execution phase of the project commences.
Clarifiers are an important component of the wastewater treatment process. However, between corrosion, maintenance, and changes in flow, it can be difficult to keep a clarifier operating at peak performance. In addition, changes in effluent regulations may require upgrades to meet new, more stringent requirements.
Choosing a technology provider to supply a solution for water or wastewater treatment is no small task. Frankly, there’s a lot at stake, from large sums of money to the efficacy of an entire operation hinging on the right decision. But with so many options out there, what qualities do you need to look for to guarantee you’re making the right choice? To get an answer, Water Online spoke with Fred Siino from KLa Systems.
Laboratory technicians are continually pressured to perform more analyses with greater accuracy and better data management. Quality assurance and control are paramount, and customers need results quickly.
Water and wastewater systems must meet stringent regulatory requirements. Accurate, precise, and timely laboratory testing is key to meeting regulations. As permit limits approach — or even go beyond — method detection limits, the ability to customize analyses and train technicians in new techniques is more important than ever.
When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.
If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?
Irish drainage specialist JC Enviro is looking to significantly expand its business and reduce its landfill burden, so has recently invested in new equipment from waste solutions company, CDEnviro. The mobile dewatering unit will allow the extraction of rag and grit from a variety of waste water systems, including digester cleanouts, storm tank cleaning and gully waste.
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) have partnered to form a new scholarship opportunity for utilities.
Engineers, facility managers and plant maintenance personnel from across different industries can learn the benefits of a certified and quality pump performance testing facility by attending a free webinar on Certified Pump Testing: When and Why It’s Critical.
Utility workers regularly face dangerous situations on the job as they navigate the risks posed by giant wastewater tanks, gushing water, and toxic chemicals.
On Saturday, Carollo Engineers, in partnership with the BE WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science) organization and The Fleet Science Center, hosted the BE WiSE “Women Working Wonders with Water” workshop to help educate kids about Pure Water San Diego and the importance of clean water to our community.
A New York state environmental contractor died after falling into a concrete tank at a wastewater treatment plant in Brooklyn on October 26.