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  • Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
    Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber

    This is the second in a series of three white papers describing the design and performance of the NeoTech Aqua ReFlex™ treatment chamber. The first describes in detail the theoretical basis for the very high efficiency demonstrated by the chamber. The third paper describes how this chamber design leads to some highly desirable operational advantages beyond just energy ad cost reduction. By J. R. Cooper, Ph. D. and Gwynne Cavender, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  • Next Generation FPI Mag Flow Meter Helps Provide Clean Water For Seattle
    Next Generation FPI Mag Flow Meter Helps Provide Clean Water For Seattle

    The Cedar Water Treatment Facility (CWTF) serves the residents of the City of Seattle. This state-of-the-art plant was designed and built, and is now operated by CH2M Hill.  Working together, CH2M Hill and McCrometer improved flow measurement at the facility with the FPI Mag® Flow Meter.

  • NeoTech D228™ Datasheet

    The NeoTech D228™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

  • 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.

  • North Carolina Treatment Plant Eliminates Taste And Odor Issues With Ozonation
    North Carolina Treatment Plant Eliminates Taste And Odor Issues With Ozonation

    Enactment of the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Stage 2 Disinfectant-Disinfection Byproduct Rule (D/DBPR) will require both large and small drinking water utilities to reduce total organic carbon (TOC), Cryptosporidium, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the treated drinking water distributed to the public.

  • Chromium-6 Treatment Becomes Key Issue Following California Regulations
    Chromium-6 Treatment Becomes Key Issue Following California Regulations

    With water scarcity driving populations to new or previously abandoned water sources out West, Chromium-6 is becoming a significant treatment issue. 

  • 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). 

  • City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds
    City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds

    A municipal water quality manager reports replacement of sodium hypochlorite (hypo) vacuum feeder units with a more advanced type at one water treatment plant (WTP) has helped allow for continued reliability for chlorination.

  • Proper Application Of Blower Technology Is Critical To Reducing Energy Consumption At Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Proper Application Of Blower Technology Is Critical To Reducing Energy Consumption At Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Wastewater aeration is a huge consumer of energy and the leading candidate for cost saving consideration at the wastewater treatment plant.

  • STAR Water AMI Video
    STAR Water AMI Video

    The Aclara STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system delivers robust data communications on secure, licensed radio frequencies. The STAR wireless fixed network efficiently and automatically provides timely data, empowering utilities to maximize meter functionality and provide superior customer service. Accurate and timely billing, high/low consumption reporting, and non-revenue water loss detection are just a few of the AMR benefits the STAR Network can provide – all at a low system cost with manageable operating expenses.

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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

  • 21 Questions For The EPA
    21 Questions For The EPA

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the U.S. EPA organized a Twitter chat (#safetodrink) as an open forum for questions and answers on SDWA issues, or whatever else popped up. Here's how it unfolded.

  • Drinking Water Protection — Are We Doing It Right?
    Drinking Water Protection — Are We Doing It Right?

    “We have analytical instruments that can see things in astronomically small numbers, but are we looking for the right things?”

  • How To Get State Regulators To Champion New Water Tech
    How To Get State Regulators To Champion New Water Tech

    What can be done to combat the risk-adverse nature of both the regulators and the technology purveyors? 

  • 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.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality
    An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality

    World Water Day was March 22.  National Groundwater Week was just completed.  These two events are especially timely as generationally significant droughts are in the news.  Texas and California, two of our most populous and economically vibrant states, are experiencing drought not seen in the careers of today’s water and municipal professionals. 

  • Headworks And Beyond: When Is It Time To Upgrade?
    Headworks And Beyond: When Is It Time To Upgrade?

    As their name implies, Headworks International Inc. deals with the mechanical aspects of primary treatment (“head of the works”), namely bar screens, but the story doesn’t end there.

  • Faster Time To Bill
    Faster Time To Bill

    What is the value of faster, more reliable water meter readings? According to Montgomery Water Works, it’s huge – both in terms of time to bill and in customer service. Watch this video to see how Neptune Territory Manager Kevin Smith helped provide the answers for the accurate information needed for monthly billing and more proactive management.

  • Case Study: New MIOX iAO Technology For Groundwater Remediation At 75% Cost Reduction
    Case Study: New MIOX iAO Technology For Groundwater Remediation At 75% Cost Reduction

    Cl₂/UV AOP treatment processes are highly complex and dependent on a number of water chemistry and treatment process parameters. With over three years of direct experience, MIOX is in a unique position to apply its expertise towards customer-specific optimization of Cl₂/UV AOP treatment processes with the goal of reducing costs and improving safety. The use of MIOX’s On-Site generation systems, which produces aqueous chlorine from non-hazardous sodium chloride brine, offers a safer and superior chemical introduction into AOP treatment trains compared to concentrated hydrogen peroxide or bulk hypochlorite.

  • High Recovery Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment For Industrial, Agricultural, And Municipal Applications
    High Recovery Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment For Industrial, Agricultural, And Municipal Applications

    Industry accounts for nearly 60 percent of fresh water withdrawals in the developed world and agriculture consumes 70 percent of fresh water supplies globally, according to UNESCO.

  • Boosting Water Utility Productivity
    Boosting Water Utility Productivity

    Water utilities looking for powerful information need to look no further than Neptune. As you’ll learn in this video, when longtime customer Johnson City, New York needed to implement new AMR technology as well as new billing software for its water department, Neptune Territory Manager Dave Johnson listened – and helped them put it all together for greater productivity.

  • Energy-Saving Desalination Technology
    Energy-Saving Desalination Technology

    As water resources dwindle, more and more focus turns to desalination technologies. In this interview with Water Online Radio, Harland Pond and Thomas Morrison of Grundfos talk about the company’s commitment to innovation and their quest to solve the world’s water problems.

  • Solving Foaming Problems At Your WWTP
    Solving Foaming Problems At Your WWTP

    This project provides an unusual "before-and-after" comparison of how a high-solids loaded digester system with a Rotamix mixing system performed before and after the Foambuster was installed.

  • NeoTech D228™ Datasheet

    The NeoTech D228™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

  • Submersible Sewage Pump Type ABS XFP 80C - 201G Datasheet

    Tough, reliable, submersible pumps, with Premium Efficiency motors from 2.4 to 40.2 hp. For the pumping of wastewater and sewage from buildings and sites in private, commercial, industrial and municipal areas.

  • 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.

  • Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System Product Specification

    Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. ™ Automatic Flushing System proves itself the smart choice for saving time, money and water to maintain quality over conventional hydrant flushing.

  • InnovaSwitch™ Flow Switch Datasheet

    Sierra Instruments’ Innova-Switch represents the State-of-the-art in gaseous and liquid flow switching or liquid level control and continues the Sierra tradition of providing the highest quality mass flow meters and controllers in the industry.

  • Greater Lawrence SD Chooses Headworks® Mahr® Bar Screen Upgrade
    Greater Lawrence SD Chooses Headworks® Mahr® Bar Screen Upgrade

    The Greater Lawrence Sanitation District is responsible for building, maintaining, and operating a system of sewage collection and disposal for over 130,000 people in five communities in Essex County. Established in 1977, the plant operates on the banks of the Merrimack River approximately 24 miles from Boston, in the northeastern part of Massachusetts.

  • Leopold® FilterWorx® Overview
    Leopold® FilterWorx® Overview

    FilterWorx® is a complete water filtration system engineered to improve efficiency and reliability. Ideally suited for applications such as potable drinking water treatment, tertiary wastewater treatment, nutrient removal in water or wastewater, pretreatment prior to low-pressure membrane systems, and RO membrane desalination pretreatment, FilterWorx performance filters feature a flat-bottom flume, fiberglass backwash water troughs, engineered media, three types of underdrains, and media retainers in two different sizes. In addition, FilterWorx control systems provide the longest filtration run cycles to reduce energy consumption and wastewater generation, thereby lowering operating costs.

  • Automation Solutions For Fixed-Bed Filters
    Automation Solutions For Fixed-Bed Filters

    Handwheel or automated process valve? The worldwide trend is clearly moving towards automation, because it reduces energy and water consumption, especially rinsing water, and increases plant availability. Pneumatic automation of a fixed-bed filter is a good example of this.

  • Integration Of Membrana Ultrafiltration And Gas Transfer Membrane Technologies Produces High Quality Water And Controls Corrosion In Cooling Water System
    Integration Of Membrana Ultrafiltration And Gas Transfer Membrane Technologies Produces High Quality Water And Controls Corrosion In Cooling Water System

    By incorporating Membrana UF and Gas Transfer Membrane (GTM) a resort customer was able to reduce the risk of contaminating its cooling water and protect other system components from corrosion. The compact systems exceeded performance expectations and reduced maintenance and operating costs while maximizing the available space.

  • Emerging Water Loss Regulations Open The Doors For Innovation
    Emerging Water Loss Regulations Open The Doors For Innovation

    For a long time the focus in the drinking water space has been on water quality. While this is extremely important, there is another pressing water issue that should take the forefront.

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