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  • Customized Calcium Hypochlorite System Steps Up To The Challenge
    Customized Calcium Hypochlorite System Steps Up To The Challenge

    Rainbow Water District has 2,400 service connections serving approximately 6,400 customers in the unincorporated portion of Springfield, OR. The district, approximately 100 miles south of Portland, is served by excellent quality groundwater from 10 wells at four well fields near the McKenzie River.

  • South Australia’s $403 Million North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) Uses A “Super” Valve To Perform In A Variety Of Extreme Conditions
    South Australia’s $403 Million North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) Uses A “Super” Valve To Perform In A Variety Of Extreme Conditions

    NSISP is one of South Australian Water Corporation’s (SA Water) biggest infrastructure projects undertaken in Adelaide metropolitan to connect the north and south drinking water distribution systems and to increase access to their desalination plant. The project included the construction of 32 km of pipeline through metropolitan main roads and suburban inner streets. This is no small feat and getting it done right meant fitting together a lot of different moving pieces.

  • How Do You Disinfect? Electrolysis Offers Alternative To Chlorine
    How Do You Disinfect? Electrolysis Offers Alternative To Chlorine

    Though the company has only been around about a decade, MIOX is making a notable impression on the water and wastewater treatment industry.

  • Alternative Wastewater Treatment Option Suitable for Sustainable Practices
    Alternative Wastewater Treatment Option Suitable for Sustainable Practices

    Merryvale Starmont chose to investigate alternate wastewater treatment equipment options to better fit with the company’s dedication to sustainable practices. The old turbine style surface aerators were replaced with UltraFine Bubble aerators, reducing the total horsepower from 37.5 down to 8. An automatic DO control system was also installed to increase energy conservation. The reduction in horsepower allowed the facility to claim over $13,000 in PG&E rebates in addition to the savings being realized by the more energy efficient motors.

  • Pulp And Paper Manufacturer Significantly Increases Production While Complying With Discharge Limitations
    Pulp And Paper Manufacturer Significantly Increases Production While Complying With Discharge Limitations

    A U.S.-based pulp and paper manufacturer required high purity process and boiler feed water. It was using water from a local well and treating it with a 150 gpm conventional RO system operating at 75% recovery, but this was creating 50 gpm of wastewater – over 26 million gallons per year.

  • Drought & Water Technology
    Drought & Water Technology

    Find out how Desalitech’s ReFlex Reverse Osmosis technology is enabling cost-efficient in-land water purification. This technology is helping farms in dry and drought-stricken areas turn brackish water into a new water resource.

  • Submersible Pumps Solve Oxygen Depletion Problems
    Submersible Pumps Solve Oxygen Depletion Problems

    At the Marston Water Treatment Plant, Denver Water shared the seasonal oxygen depletion concerns confronted by many utilities that use surface impoundments as their raw water source. Especially in autumn, customers complained that the water had an undesirable taste, odor, and color. Learn how the utility overcame this problem by installing a 35-horsepower submersible pump that moves five times more oxygen than a conventional aeration system.

  • What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?
    What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?

    Closed circuit desalination (CCD) is the trade name for a new change in the reverse osmosis (RO) process, explains Rick Stover, Executive Vice President of Desalitech, in an interview with Water Online Radio.

  • Considerations Regarding FOG Determinations (Oil And Grease)
    Considerations Regarding FOG Determinations (Oil And Grease)

    It is incumbent upon us that we understand what FOG (fats, oils, and grease) levels are before and after treatment with DO2E Digesters (and Aerators, too). 

  • VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY
    VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY

    One of the world’s largest manufacturing plants improves efficiency by adopting a unified HMI to monitor water/wastewater, compressed air & liquids, and lighting. By Christopher Little

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biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants

biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants

Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. biottta™ leverages nature to offer an affordable and sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

ReFleX™ Efficiency

ReFleX™ Efficiency

For both disinfection and TOC-reduction applications, NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ patented ReFleX™ UV chamber technology represents the state-of-the-art in high-efficiency UV systems by reflecting over 99% of the UV we generate back into the water.

Disinfection Series

Disinfection Series

The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

Patriot™ Series

Patriot™ Series

NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ Patriot Series utilizes D438 chamber technology in a stacked and manifolded configuration to support larger flow volumes. By integrating NeoTech Aqua’s patented ReFleX chamber technology, Patriot systems provide the most efficient and versatile UV water treatment equipment available for large volume users. Further, when configured as an n+1 design, the NeoTech Aqua’s Patriot systems meet most redundancy requirements.

TOC Reduction

TOC Reduction

NeoTech Aqua Solutions provides the most efficient and cost-effective UV systems for destroying Total Organic Carbons (TOC’s) in water.  Whether your destroying NDMA, 1,4-dioxane, TCE, MTBE, urea, endocrine disruptors or other organics, only NeoTech Aqua provides ultraviolet TOC reduction with a treatment chamber optimized for low pressure mercury lamps.  As a result, NeoTech Aqua’s UV systems achieve a three times greater TOC reduction per kilowatt compared to standard UV systems, reducing our clients’ costs and energy consumption. In addition to efficiently generating ample 185 nm UV for TOC reduction, NeoTech Aqua’s TOC reduction systems also generate significant levels of 254 nm UV which serve as a powerful disinfectant, providing you both TOC-free and organism-free product water.

NeoTech CU-4 X™

NeoTech CU-4 X™

The NeoTech CU4-X™ UV Water Treatment Control Interface is a remote and compact master controller capable of managing up to four NeoTech ultraviolet water treatment chambers independently and simultaneously.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

  • New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins
    New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins

    Excess nutrients, blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), and cyanotoxins have long been a problem for wastewater treatment plants — many states regulate nutrient levels in discharged water — but now drinking water plants are being eyed for regulation as well.

  • New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere
    New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere

    Innovation can take many forms. In the water and wastewater industry, new and emerging technologies get most of the credit for being innovative and potentially transformative. However, new modes of thinking can have equal and sometimes greater impact.

  • Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance
    Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance

    The national lead-free law that went into effect in January 2014 arrived with a certain amount of confusion tied to it. What does “lead free” really mean? What constitutes a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture? How are lead-free products identified? How is the law enforced?

  • 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…

  • Next-Generation Arsenic Removal
    Next-Generation Arsenic Removal

    A novel process gives spent adsorptive media — and utilities’ budgets — new life.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • How To Manage The 4 Water-Based Fluids Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing
    How To Manage The 4 Water-Based Fluids Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing

    The primary fluid used in hydraulic fracturing is water and the completion process can require from 2.75 - 8.25 million gallons per well. This white paper discusses the different water management and instrumentation requirements for controlling and processing drilling mud, hydraulic fracturing fluid, flowback water and produced water.

  • A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology
    A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology

    The DO2E organization sprang from one individual’s attempt to solve an aeration problem in a fish hatchery and realizing that his device to do so had many other applications as well. This device broke up algal blooms as well as aerating, and it was only a short step to modify it into breaking up FOG (fats, oils, and grease) deposits in grease traps and lift stations. This device was patented, thus DO2E was born.

  • 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

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Control And Removal White Paper

    Hydrogen sulfide is probably the most obnoxious and troublesome compound to be dealt with in a potable water supply. It is an almost impossible task to produce a palatable water that is free of taste and odor at all times if hydrogen sulfide is present in the raw water in significant concentrations

  • biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants Sales Literature

    Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. With an increasing need to provide treatment for a growing list of contaminants, limited support staff, and shrinking operating budgets, water utilities face many hardships. Fortunately, biottta leverages nature to offer an affordable and sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

  • New Treatment System Replaces Old Turbine Aeration Equipment At Winery
    New Treatment System Replaces Old Turbine Aeration Equipment At Winery

    Conn Creek Winery was unhappy with the performance of their old turbine aeration equipment.

  • Closed Circuit Desalination Simplifies Reverse Osmosis To Drive Down Energy Costs
    Closed Circuit Desalination Simplifies Reverse Osmosis To Drive Down Energy Costs

    As industry, agriculture and residential consumers compete for available freshwater sources, desalination continues to evolve as a viable process for increasing the available water pool. Industrial water is perhaps most critical as it accounts for as much as sixty percent of the freshwater being withdrawn in the United States today. Rising wastewater disposal costs, sustainability initiatives, and higher water efficiency standards are all fueling interest from industry in onsite brackish water reuse. However, municipal interest in water-stressed areas of the world is also on the rise.

  • Selecting The Right Valve For Your Needs
    Selecting The Right Valve For Your Needs

    Henry Pratt is a manufacturer of water and wastewater products, and offers most valves that are used to convey water and wastewater through systems. Ed Schutz, Director Marketing with Henry Pratt, joined Water Online Radio for an interview to tell us more.

  • A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater
    A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater

    This application note presents comparative data obtained on influent and effluent wastewater samples using laboratory and on-line TOC analyzers employing the heated sodium persulfate oxidation technique in USEPA-approved methods 415.3 and SM 5310C.

  • Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom
    Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom

    In 1946, Smith & Loveless manufactured the first factory-built packaged pump station, which revolutionized the wastewater pumping industry. Now, more than 60 years later, packaged Smith & Loveless pumping systems, featuring durable S&L Non-Clog Pumps, handle water and wastewater for municipalities, developments and industry. Our complete line of factory-built and tested pumps and systems include above-grade and underground wastewater lift stations, packaged water booster stations, vacuum primed centrifugal pumps, flooded suction centrifugal pumps, immersible pumps, grit pumps, trash handling pump impellers, and multiple pump control systems. Smith & Loveless offers standard and custom system designs, tailored to meet customer demands for performance and delivery time.
     

  • Leak Detection And Management
    Leak Detection And Management

    These days, operators and managers of water treatment plants are losing sleep. Why? Because they may be losing water.

  • AMI Steps Up Efficiency Without Feet On The Street
    AMI Steps Up Efficiency Without Feet On The Street

    Begun in 1882 as a station along the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, Hewitt, Texas encompasses 6.86 square miles south of Waco.

  • Ozone: An Emerging Star For Disinfection
    Ozone: An Emerging Star For Disinfection

    There are many places around the country where water shortage is a big issue. Water is the most precious resource we have, and in light of the shortage, people have started trying to investigate creative ways of ‘what’s my next water resource,’ Chris Milligan, vice president, director of engineering with BlueInGreen, told Water Online Radio in an interview.

  • Innovations In Activated Carbon
    Innovations In Activated Carbon

    With specialty production facilities in Sri-Lanka and China, Jacobi Carbons annually produces over 60,000 metric tons of carbon made of coconut shell, coal, and wood for use in over 100 countries worldwide. This video presents customer perspectives of the company’s dedication to innovation, customer service, and consistent, high-quality products for applications in drinking water filtration.

  • Biodigesters Datasheet

    ClearBlu utilizes biodigesters for treating high strength wastewater to reduce BOD and TSS as well as fats, oils and greases (FOG). With new aeration and biodigester technology, ClearBlu reduces required retention time to an average of 1 to 3 days. Biodigester systems can reduce FOG to non-detectable levels and reduce BOD and TSS by up to 95% depending upon system sizing.

  • MIOX Improves Cooling Water Treatment
    MIOX Improves Cooling Water Treatment

    MIOX’s patented on-demand chemistries for cooling tower and cooling loop water disinfection improve safety, lower general corrosion rates, increase performance, and save money.  The unique qualities of MIOX chemistries lower corrosion rates by 80% in copper and 50% in steel, resulting in a reduction of downtime, maintenance and expense.

  • Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors
    Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors

    When engineers at the Kori nuclear power plant in South Korea found that dissolved nitrogen in reactor feed water led to an increased production of carbon 14, a long-term environmental contaminant, they sought a way to minimize its production. Membrane contactors were installed to simultaneously remove both dissolved nitrogen and oxygen from the water.

  • What’s New In Filtration?
    What’s New In Filtration?

    John Dyson, Americas Sales Director for Severn Trent Services, discusses a new design in filter underdrains and nitrate removal using ion-exchange resins that facilitates brine reuse.

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