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  • Utilizing A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed Reduces Operating Costs And Improves Reliability
    Utilizing A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed Reduces Operating Costs And Improves Reliability

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which provides for the enhancement of the safety of public drinking water supplies through the establishment and enforcement of nationwide drinking water regulations. Congress gave the primary responsibility for establishing regulations to the U. S. EPA.   Until 1990, the EPA administered a certification process for chemicals, including phosphates, to be used for potable water treatment. By Randy C. Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA

  • U.S. EPA Method 524.3 For Analysis Of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Finished Drinking Water: Optimized Instrument Parameters And Method Validation The U.S. EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water released Method 524.3, “Measurement of Purgeable Organic Compounds in Water by Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Revision 1.0,” in the Federal Register, on August 3, 2009.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • How To Install pH Sensors
    How To Install pH Sensors

    This article is for those of you who need to install a new or redo an existing pH loop. These tips can help ensure accurate and consistent readings.

  • How To Control Denitrification Using Online Nitrate Sensors
    How To Control Denitrification Using Online Nitrate Sensors

    Nutrient removal from wastewater is an increasingly common requirement for water resource recovery facilities (WRRF).  Nitrogen and phosphorus are the nutrients being targeted.

  • Case Study: Arsenic Demonstration Project Utilizes Severn Trent Services' SORB 33™ System When the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted the World Health Organization's recommendations for a revised arsenic removal standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb) there was, understandably, something of an outcry from many water utilities. With the revised regulation coming into force in January 2006, utilities were faced with either finding new raw water sources or providing additional treatment in order to comply
  • Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
    Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

    Howard County, Maryland, Bureau of Utilities recently completed the $92-million Addition No. 7 project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) to improve the quality of the plant’s effluent discharge and to reduce harmful nutrients reaching Chesapeake Bay. The project’s various increments took over five years to complete and incorporated innovative design solutions and state-of-the-art technologies for denitrification, aeration and disinfection. The project presents a model for Maryland’s 66 largest wastewater treatment plants and possibly procurement of municipal facilities elsewhere facing increasingly stringent regulatory changes.

  • The Highs And Lows Of Flow Measurement
    The Highs And Lows Of Flow Measurement

    In Feb. 2014, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation informed central California farmers that they would receive no irrigation water from the lakes, canals, and reservoirs under the Bureau’s control due to severe drought conditions. During the previous year, the farmers were only given 20 percent of their normal allocation of water.  California officials who oversee the state’s water holdings also released information that no water will be available to the farmers for irrigation. Residential users also saw severe cuts. By Rich Lowrie, Water and Wastewater Industry Manager, KROHNE, Inc.

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Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling bridge clarifiers perform the same functions as circular clarifiers. Both water and wastewater applications are served by this bridge system, including both primary and secondary clarification.

AccuGrid Surface Grating

AccuGrid Surface Grating

AccuGrid protective grating provides a strong, interlocking, non-skid surface on top of tube settler and trickling filter media. As a cost-effective alternative to other walkway systems, it covers the entire media surface for complete access to the distribution system. AccuGrid also improves safety by eliminating trip hazards through its surefoot tread design and locking tabs that maintain panel alignment.

Process Design Assistance

Process Design Assistance

Brentwood’s full staff of technical designers and skilled engineers take each project from concept to realization. Our designers provide installation and layout drawings while working in conjunction with our engineers to perform process analyses and optimize systems for each application.

The experience of our engineers is a key factor in product improvement and new product development. Feedback from customers and knowledge gained from installations are assimilated into the design process to ensure that Polychem products and systems address every customer need.

Installation Support

Installation Support

Brentwood’s systems and components are engineered not only for performance, but for ease of installation. With a dedicated team of site technicians who have assisted in countless installations, you can be assured not only that the system will run properly, but that your employees will be educated and prepared to operate the system. Additionally, Brentwood’s process team is available for consultation throughout the lifetime of your system to provide maintenance advice and to ensure continued performance results.

CASE Program

CASE Program

The Component Analysis and System Evaluation (CASE) program, developed by Brentwood, helps customers to prevent problems with their chain and flight equipment and to extend the lifetime of their installations. The specialized tools and software provide facilities with cost-effective recommendations for budgeting future capital expenditures, maintaining inventory levels, and scheduling preventative maintenance.

Altivar Outdoor

Altivar Outdoor

The Altivar™ Outdoor is a UL Type 3R rated drive designed for pumping solutions in outdoor environments. Schneider Electric™ provides a solution meeting both environmental and application needs/constraints.

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VIEWS ON REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

  • Subcommittee Hearing: Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water

    On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing entitled “Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water."

  • Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges
    Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges

    The Water Research Foundation should be well known to those interested in the latest solutions to the water/wastewater industry’s most pressing challenges — they’ve been around since 1966 — but in case you don’t know…

  • Becancour Water Treatment Plant Video Testimonial
    Becancour Water Treatment Plant Video Testimonial

    Pinnacle Ozone Solutions is proud to present a new video featuring one of our newest Canadian installations in Becancour, Quebec. The video features the City’s Superintendent of Environmental Health, Mr. Michel Carbonneau. As you’ll see in the video, Michel has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation. Pinnacle’s vision of INVENTING a BETTER ozone generation platform centers around a technology that is flexible, reliable and efficient. This video exemplifies our vision and Pinnacle’s commitment to deliver, service and support our customers. Special thanks to Mr. Michel Carbonneau and The City of Becancour for entrusting Pinnacle Ozone Solutions with their ozone generation needs.

  • The Safe Drinking Water Act Turns 40: What’s Next?
    The Safe Drinking Water Act Turns 40: What’s Next?

    Rob Renner, executive director of the Water Research Foundation (WRF), talks with Water Online about the impacts of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) over the past 40 years and what is on the horizon for the drinking water sector.

  • The Water Industry To-Do List: WWEMA Helps Set The Agenda
    The Water Industry To-Do List: WWEMA Helps Set The Agenda

    Vanessa Leiby, the new executive director for the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA), has a lot on her plate. The following are just some of the initiatives the trade organization representing water and wastewater solution providers is addressing…

  • EPA White Board: Clean Water Act Rule Proposal Explained

    In this White Board video, EPA Deputy Chief of Staff Arvin Ganesen explains what EPA's Clean Water Act rule proposal is all about, and what it means to you.

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  • Big Steps In Plant Upgrade By Howard County Maryland Set The Pace For Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
    Big Steps In Plant Upgrade By Howard County Maryland Set The Pace For Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

    A $92-million expansion completed earlier this year (2012) at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) in Savage, MD, presents a model integration of bellwether aeration, disinfection and enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) systems added in tandem with other infrastructure upgrades, that have significantly improved the plant’s effluent and reduced harmful nutrients from reaching Chesapeake Bay.

  • A Familiar Technology Once Again Called Upon To Aid One Of The World’s Most Fragile Ecosystems
    A Familiar Technology Once Again Called Upon To Aid One Of The World’s Most Fragile Ecosystems

    The Chesapeake Bay watershed, the largest estuary in the United States, stretches across more than 64,000 square miles, encompassing parts of six states and the District of Columbia. Called by some “one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems,” the long-term health of the watershed has been well documented for decades. Excess runoff and discharges of nutrients – particularly nitrogen and phosphorous – from farms, pavement, wastewater treatment plants and other sources have fueled the growth of algae blooms that impact water quality and aquatic life. As a result, the USEPA has placed the Bay on its List of Impaired Waters.

  • Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
    Howard County, Maryland Sets The Pace In Restoring Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

    Howard County, Maryland, Bureau of Utilities recently completed the $92-million Addition No. 7 project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant (LPWRP) to improve the quality of the plant’s effluent discharge and to reduce harmful nutrients reaching Chesapeake Bay. The project’s various increments took over five years to complete and incorporated innovative design solutions and state-of-the-art technologies for denitrification, aeration and disinfection. The project presents a model for Maryland’s 66 largest wastewater treatment plants and possibly procurement of municipal facilities elsewhere facing increasingly stringent regulatory changes.

  • 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.

  • Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process
    Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process

    In 1974 the Congress of the United States passed Public Law 93-523; the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect public health by regulating the nation’s drinking water supply and protecting sources of drinking water. The SDWA first went into effect on June 24, 1977 and has been amended multiple times.

  • The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution
    The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution

    What concerns drinking water municipalities the most? Is it regulations, emerging contaminants, or a crisp, clear product? To a degree, it’s all of the above. Jim Knepper of Jacobi Carbons explains.

  • Columbus, GA Case Study

    The Columbus Water Works of Columbus, GA, implemented a stormwater treatment system to protect the downstream public health and improve aquatic biology in the city’s Premier Park.

  • Clearing The Air With Activated Carbon
    Clearing The Air With Activated Carbon

    Think you know activated carbon? The range of capabilities is so robust that operators of all types — drinking water, wastewater, municipal, or industrial — should come to fully understand its usage.

  • Evaluation of a Magnetic Ion Exchange Resin (MIEX®) to Achieve EPA DBP Standards at Village of Palm Springs, Florida

    This Case Study shows how the Village of Palm Springs utilizes MIEX® resin to treat high levels of color and total organic carbon (TOC).

  • 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

  • AMERICAN/Ferguson Partnership Is Key Part Of First Water System For Russia, Ohio
    AMERICAN/Ferguson Partnership Is Key Part Of First Water System For Russia, Ohio

    Changes in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations prompted the Village of Russia, Ohio, to put the question of whether to build a new water system in front of the voters. By AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

  • Treatment Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water With Activated Carbon
    Treatment Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water With Activated Carbon

    Recently, cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins have become a high profile drinking water quality concern in both the United States and abroad. The combination of weather conditions, agricultural phosphate runoff, and other factors has produced water conditions that have favored the formation of cyanobacteria in surface water supplies.

  • UV Examined (Audio)
    UV Examined (Audio)

    Adam Festger, Market Manager, Drinking Water and Environmental Contaminant Treatment for TrojanUV, highlights some of advances in UV technology over the last few years including UV groundwater treatment, UV chemical contamination treatment and UV lamp efficiency.

  • Keeping Costs Down By Focusing On A Smaller Footprint
    Keeping Costs Down By Focusing On A Smaller Footprint

    Focused on creating solutions with a smaller environmental footprint for its customers, Severn Trent Services recently enhanced one of its gas regulators from handling 100 pounds of chlorine per day to handling 250 pounds per day for the same price.

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