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  • Freeport Wastewater Treatment Plant Saves Money And Energy With Hybrid Blowers
    Freeport Wastewater Treatment Plant Saves Money And Energy With Hybrid Blowers

    Best known as the home of outdoor retailer L.L. Bean, the community of Freeport is a popular summer destination on the shore of Casco Bay in southern coastal Maine. In 2010, the Freeport Sewer District brought in engineering firm Woodard & Curran (also of Freeport), to conduct an energy analysis of the Freeport Wastewater Treatment Facility. The assessment revealed that the Freeport plant consumed more than 8.9 kBtu per gallon of wastewater treated, more than double the national average of 4.1 kBtu per gallon. While an outdated oil heating system contributed to the overall inefficiency, the plant’s 30-year-old multistage centrifugal aeration blowers accounted for as much as 80 percent of the electricity consumption. By Beth Brindle, Water Online

  • Bottom Load Multi-Jet Meters

    With the sensitivity to measure water flowing as low as 1/8 gallon per minute, and accuracy unaffected by common particulates and build-up, Master Meter’s Multi-Jet meter exceeds the AWWA C708 standard.

  • Extreme Water Filtering – Consider High-Flow Systems To Save Costs And Reduce Waste
    Extreme Water Filtering – Consider High-Flow Systems To Save Costs And Reduce Waste

    In an era when everything is done to the extreme – from sports, to home makeovers, to weather predictions – it should come as no surprise that the world of water filtering has joined the crowd. “Extreme” filtering, so to speak, is achieved through the use of high-flow cartridge systems – smaller designs that are able to handle much higher water volumes and pressures at lower costs and with less maintenance. By Robert LeConche, President, Shelco Filters

  • Floating Aerator / Mixer Video
    Floating Aerator / Mixer Video

    DO2E Aerator / Mixers are high-efficiency all welded, heavy-duty PVC devices that are unique in several ways. DO2E’s patented products are designed to pull water from significant depths for aeration and mixing. By operating with low-pressure (<1.85 P.S.I.) high-volume airflow, these devices maximize energy efficiency. Our patented products are scalable and multi voltage.

  • 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.

  • How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption
    How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption

    Summer is here, and with it rising temperatures and energy costs.  In recent weeks, political unrest in Iraq has caused fuel prices to climb to near record highs, and no relief is in sight. Future-minded water utilities realize any decision made today to help offset future energy consumption is both economically and environmentally wise. With that in mind, utilities across the country are desperately searching for green products and innovations to help them conserve precious resources in the future, and iron pipe is one tool that can help them accomplish this. By Jordan Byrd, AMERICAN

  • Drinking Water Disinfection – A History and Improved Monitoring Techniques
    Drinking Water Disinfection – A History and Improved Monitoring Techniques

    In many countries we take for granted the availability and reliability of safe drinking water.  A recent trip outside of the US reminded me of this fact when I saw notices in the hotel rooms stating the drinking water met specific standards and was safe to drink however, my friends from the country emphatically warned me to not drink the water. By Randy Turner, Technical Director, Chemist, Swan Analytical USA

  • An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water
    An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water

    Energy consumption from aeration system is a biggest part of the total energy cost in wastewater treatment plant and account for as much as 60% of the energy consumption for the activated sludge process. Therefore, it is very important to know how effective the aeration system and significant attention has been paid to development and upgrade of standard method for quantifying oxygen transfer efficiency of the aeration system. By Yanjun (John) He, PE, BCEE, Kruger Inc.

  • Activated Carbons As A Solution To Emerging Pollutants

    The presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients, radio-opaque substances, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals in raw water sources has caused concern with regards to their concentration level in drinking water. A study for the removal of these micro-pollutants was recently conducted at a full-scale water production plant in southern Germany. This technical bulletin presents the study results and explores the role of activated carbons in the efficient removal of these substances from water.

  • Recordall® Turbo Series Meter Datasheet

    Badger Meter’s Model 450 fire hydrant meter is designed for use in measuring potable cold water from a fire hydrant or other non-permanent installation where flow is in one direction.

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P 700 IQ Orthophosphate Analyzer

The P 700 for orthophosphate measurement can be used as a stand alone analyzer or used with the IQ SensorNet 2020XT continuous monitoring and control system.

Flygt BIBO Pumps

Flygt BIBO Pumps

Over the years Flygt BIBO has meant reliability. Now a new legend rooted in tradition brings dependable dewatering to future generations. Flygt BIBO, still a choice you never regret.

Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring

Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring

Telog offers the industry’s leading remote data acquisition system including the most comprehensive family of battery powered, environmentally rugged wireless monitors available from any single supplier.

Thermatel&reg; TD1/TD2 Thermal Dispersion Flow/Level/Interface Switch

Thermatel® TD1/TD2 Thermal Dispersion Flow/Level/Interface Switch

TD1 and TD2 Thermal Dispersion flow/level/interface switches provide a new level of performance and reliability not found in previous switches. 

Transpactor&trade; Shaftless Spiral Conveyor/Compactor

Transpactor™ Shaftless Spiral Conveyor/Compactor

Unlike most screen compactors, the Headworks® Transpactor™ shaftless spiral conveyor/compactor is a high capacity dewatering device for transporting and compacting screenings material in one unit.

ABS Turbocompressor HST 20

ABS Turbocompressor HST 20

Stable efficiency with magnetic bearings, compact and cost effective installation, and an optimized process by an intuitive compressor control.

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  • Water Recycling Made Easy: A Guide To Water Reuse For Food and Beverage Manufacturers
    Water Recycling Made Easy: A Guide To Water Reuse For Food and Beverage Manufacturers

    Available water supply can be compromised by more than just drought— a challenge food and beverage manufacturers know well.

  • Has Fracking Gone ‘Green’?
    Has Fracking Gone ‘Green’?

    There are few topics more controversial these days than hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). While the debate rages on as to whether fracking poses a risk to water quality, a new desalination technique addresses two other environmental concerns: water scarcity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the breakthrough technology uses excess carbon dioxide created in the fracking process to desalinate the process water, making it available for water reuse. It also generates chemicals — hydrochloric acid and carbonate salts — that are valuable for many industrial applications.

  • Save The Rain: Preventing Combined Sewer Overflows
    Save The Rain: Preventing Combined Sewer Overflows

    For decades Onondaga Lake, located outside of Syracuse, NY, was plagued by extreme pollution. To save their lake, Onondaga County had to save the rain.

  • The Right Prescription For Disposing Of Medications
    The Right Prescription For Disposing Of Medications

    There are many pathways by which pharmaceuticals can get into waterways. When you take an aspirin, it all doesn’t stay in your body, a portion of drug is excreted in the urine or feces.  Research has also shown that environmental discharge of pharmaceuticals can occur during the manufacturing process, and waters receiving treated wastes from manufacturing plants can contain high levels of the chemicals.  Another known pathway is the disposal of unused medications, which presents water utilities with an excellent opportunity to engage the public in communicating the impact of responsible waste practices and the impact of these actions on our watersheds. By Dr. Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation & Environmental Stewardship at American Water

  • Looking To Singapore For Water Scarcity Solutions
    Looking To Singapore For Water Scarcity Solutions

    As the U.S. struggles with water scarcity in California, Nevada, Texas, and other western communities, finding a solution that will work for every state and every industry seems nearly impossible.

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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.

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The YSI Pro2030 DO/conductivity water quality meter is ideal for any field application. The instrument is rugged and extremely simple to use.

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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