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  • A Legacy Of Clean Water
    A Legacy Of Clean Water

    Helping to maintain clean water is part of the Whalen family history, a story that begins in the mid-1990s with a father’s fervent belief that his research could make a difference and his son’s intense desire to ensure it did.

  • RTC‐ST Reduces Polymer And Increases Biogas Production
    RTC‐ST Reduces Polymer And Increases Biogas Production

    Hach’s off‐the‐shelf Real-Time Control System for Sludge Thickening (RTC‐ST) adjusts the sludge thickening process in real time. Thanks to the RTC-ST, a wastewater treatment plant improved thickened sludge consistency and gas production while reducing money spent on excessive polymer dosing and maintenance.

  • Replacement Vacuum Feeders For Hypo And Bisulfite Boost Disinfection Reliability For WWTP
    Replacement Vacuum Feeders For Hypo And Bisulfite Boost Disinfection Reliability For WWTP

    The replacement feeders also cut bisulfite consumption by 30 percent and ended the troublesome maintenance burden for instrumentation tech and plant operators.

  • Monsters Protect Pump Station, Weather Storms In Scotland
    Monsters Protect Pump Station, Weather Storms In Scotland

    Pump blockages and rags are a significant barrier to energy and operational efficiencies at pump stations, causing unscheduled shut downs, safety hazards for operators, costly equipment repairs and increased power usage due to a decrease in the pumps’ hydraulic performance. Scottish Water observed these negative effects caused by an influx of wipes and rags throughout a network of area pump stations. Engineers looked to a proven, powerful solution in the form of two JWC Environmental Channel Monster® grinders at one of their most problematic sites.

  • Green Infrastructure Goes Grey
    Green Infrastructure Goes Grey

    Sustainable approaches to stormwater management are taking hold around the world. One example is the European Union Horizon 2020 funding for Nature-based solutions for climate and water resilience in cities (urban re-naturing) – launched today.

  • Cyanotoxins Have Met Their Match
    Cyanotoxins Have Met Their Match

    In the summer of 2014, the threat of algal blooms made national headlines courtesy of an outbreak in Toledo, OH. Although it has been a wastewater treatment concern for years, the public reaction to the news has put nutrient removal at the top of mind for utilities across the country.

  • BEACON® AMA Managed Solution Sell Sheet

    The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter combines the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® communication technology, giving water utilities greater visibility and control over utility management. Badger Meter’s managed solution approach utilizes two-way communications – leveraging cellular and fixed networks – to deliver a simple yet powerful end-to-end solution. Built-in infrastructure management services and flexible system design eliminate maintenance and technology concerns.

  • Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate
    Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate

    A landfill operator’s leachate treatment plant in Missouri required pH reduction following lime-softening and prior to the biological wastewater treatment process. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was chosen as a substitute for sulfuric acid due to improved process control and a reduced tendency to form scale.

  • Simple, Low-Cost Media Filtration In A Compact Package
    Simple, Low-Cost Media Filtration In A Compact Package

    Neptune Benson provides a wide range of filters and UV products for disinfection in both water and wastewater.

  • The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines
    The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines

    Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.

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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.

NeoTech D222™ NeoTech D222™

The NeoTech D222™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

  • Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy
    Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy

    Here in the post-Flint era of municipal water operations, and for the foreseeable future, the loudest mandate for utilities will be to "get the lead out" of our distribution systems. Until such time that all lead lines are replaced, control strategies will need to be employed.

  • New President, New Vision For Water
    New President, New Vision For Water

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.

  • What Went Wrong In Flint?
    What Went Wrong In Flint?

    While it took a series of egregious bungles on several different levels to plunge Flint into the crisis, perhaps the most unforgivable lapse has been government officials’ negligent water testing.

  • DOE Sets New Rule For Pump Efficiency
    DOE Sets New Rule For Pump Efficiency

    This one's not on you, plant operators. Rather than a charge for utilities to aim higher in performance, the latest regulation to impact water treatment operations, as well as others, falls on equipment manufacturers — those who make pumps.

  • Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database
    Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database

    Name a contaminant, any contaminant, and chances are that the U.S. EPA’s new reference tool has you covered — or at least soon will. The recently revamped Drinking Water Treatability Database is set to include more than 200 contaminants, with detailed information on what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Corrosive-Resistant Biogas Blower Lessens Anaerobic Digester’s Maintenance Costs
    Corrosive-Resistant Biogas Blower Lessens Anaerobic Digester’s Maintenance Costs

    If your plant is using anaerobic digestion to create biogas as an energy source, you may want to consider the blower being used to move the biogas from the digester to its point of use.

  • Harmsco Solutions For Small Community Water Supply
    Harmsco Solutions For Small Community Water Supply

    The Township of Shenandoah, Virginia was forced to comply with new regulations being enforced by the United States EPA concerning the removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Cysts from surface waters. Previously, no filtration was required.

  • Primary Filtration Using Cloth Media Filtration Technology
    Primary Filtration Using Cloth Media Filtration Technology

    Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the design, application and manufacture of wastewater treatment equipment and systems for municipal and industrial markets, worldwide. They are most noted for the Aqua SBR, the sequencing batch reactor, biological process, as well as now our cloth media filters.

  • Water Controls Benefit From Close Systems Integrator - Manufacturer Relationship
    Water Controls Benefit From Close Systems Integrator - Manufacturer Relationship

    Primex Controls is a full-service, system-integration company that builds everything from small, pump control panels to full-blown SCADA systems for water plants that serve 50-60 million people. In this Water Online Radio interview, John Buesgens, Business Development Manager with Primex, and Blair Sooley, Account Manager with Trihedral, talk about the value of the vendor integrator relationship for utilities.

  • Next Generation Mag Meter
    Next Generation Mag Meter

    Municipal and Industrial water and wastewater treatment systems present a challenging environment in which the accurate and reliable measurement of liquid flow is essential for cost-effective plant operation.

  • Monitor AMI Codes-II HC Datasheet

    Complete systems for the automatic and constant measurement and control of elevated chlorine concentrations.

  • Lift Station And Pump Level Control
    Lift Station And Pump Level Control

    In wastewater collection systems, raw sewage flows through gravity sewers to lift stations, which transfer the waste from lower elevation to higher elevations and eventually to a treatment plant. By Endress+Hauser, Inc.

  • Fort Benning Brings In The Big Guns: AMERICAN Zinc And American-Darling
    Fort Benning Brings In The Big Guns: AMERICAN Zinc And American-Darling

    Columbus Water Works (CWW) provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 250,000 residents in the Columbus, GA, area. In 2004, Fort Benning and Columbus Water Works signed an agreement that said CWW would provide water and wastewater services for the military base for 50 years, requiring a connection of the two systems and several large upgrades.

  • Monitor AMI Solicon4 Datasheet

    Complete monitoring system for the automatic, continuous measurement of the specific conductivity, concentration of CIP solutions, salinity and TDS in surface water, potable water and cooling water.

  • High Turbidity Water Treatment Reached With Mobile Water System
    High Turbidity Water Treatment Reached With Mobile Water System

    Starting in 2010, the drinking water plant in Wellsboro, PA, began experiencing high turbidity and algae in the water which caused emergency notices for citizens to boil their water before use.

  • Redundant Mobile Control Center Maximizes Plant Operating Efficiencies
    Redundant Mobile Control Center Maximizes Plant Operating Efficiencies

    The City of Geneva is located on the Seneca Lake in the wine-producing area of New York known as the Finger Lakes region. The drinking water facility, a Pall 2-train custom Aria™ membrane system, is operated by a team that prides itself in serving the clean water needs of its constituents. Integral to those efforts is the leveraging of tablet technology for maximizing plant operating efficiencies and minimizing downtime.

  • Milk Waste - BOD, FOG, PO4
    Milk Waste - BOD, FOG, PO4

    A milk producer operates an evaporated milk production facility that generates an average of 58,000 gpd of contaminated water with spikes of 1,200 gallons up to 12 times per day. Two 2,000 gallon batch tanks are used for pH adjustment before discharge. Most of the flow goes through the tanks.

  • Grinding Wipes To A Halt
    Grinding Wipes To A Halt

    Ken Biele, CEO of JWC Environmental, discusses solutions to the growing problem of equipment-clogging disposable wipes.

  • Easy Retrofit Removes Explosive Residues In Water
    Easy Retrofit Removes Explosive Residues In Water

    The removal of nitrate via biological processes is well documented within the mining industry with numerous installations throughout the world.

  • 4 Factors to Consider When Building Complex Production Systems
    4 Factors to Consider When Building Complex Production Systems

    When machine builders partner with subsystem specialists to simplify and streamline their equipment design, engineering, production, and support, they can save large amounts of time and, in many cases, up to 50 percent of costs — helping to boost profitability and customer satisfaction.

  • Technical Article: Liquid Level/Interface Monitoring In Flocculant/Sludge Control
    Technical Article: Liquid Level/Interface Monitoring In Flocculant/Sludge Control

    Precisely measuring and controlling the mixture of wastewater effluent, flocculants, and sludge is essential to efficient water treatment. The level/interface instruments that support the process liquid measurements must be capable of distinguishing between liquids with varying properties in order to detect the levels where the different liquids interface in the pond or tank.

  • McCrometer Video Celebrates 60th Anniversary
    McCrometer Video Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    McCrometer flow meters are in service worldwide — and even in outer space. From the American farmer to U.S. metropolitan water systems to subsea production systems in the North Sea to rugged industrial plants in Brazil, the Middle East and Asia, McCrometer meters are hard at work setting industry standards for the past 60 years.

  • Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe
    Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe

    Accurate partially-filled pipe measurement is essential when dealing with variable stormwater flows or over-sized community systems built for future growth. In Europe, new stormwater regulations requiring treatment before release are driving a change in measurement that will likely be seen in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future. 

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