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  • 12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
    12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System

     “You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.

  • 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.

  • Protect Existing Assets
    Protect Existing Assets

    When water utilities need to implement more advanced AMR, they don’t have to do it all at once – if they’re using Neptune’s R900® System. This video explores how Neptune Area Manager Sam Mitchell is helping Oakland County, Michigan water utilities migrate at their own pace through easily compatible technology while providing quick, accurate data in the field.

  • Tips On Designing The Proper Aeration Diffuser Membrane
    Tips On Designing The Proper Aeration Diffuser Membrane

    We approach challenges holistically to create cutting-edge, customized solutions. A crucial first step in this process is real world field testing. Why? Because distinct rubber compounds react differently in distinct waste streams. Given the unique chemical makeup of any waste stream, we can optimize rubber compounds, and by testing it in your unique application, we can design the proper aeration diffuser membrane materials needed for optimal performance and energy efficiency.

  • On-Site Chlorine Generation: The Answer For This Reuse System
    On-Site Chlorine Generation: The Answer For This Reuse System

    By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AMR System Delivers Outstanding Efficiency While Improving Water Conservation In Pacific Northwest
    AMR System Delivers Outstanding Efficiency While Improving Water Conservation In Pacific Northwest

    Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County (Skagit PUD) in Washington state was at a crossroads, facing a number of challenges related to its meter reading system. Because the utility was using a touch-read/visual-read system, it was highly dependent on its water meter readers’ acquired route knowledge. Two of the PUD’s three meter readers were planning to retire soon, and it would take at least a year to hire and train new employees to fill their experienced shoes. At the same time, the community was growing at a steady pace, and a significant number of its existing meters were reaching the end of their useful lifecycle.

  • Mahr® Bar Screens Replace Two-Stage Screening System
    Mahr® Bar Screens Replace Two-Stage Screening System

    In 2004, the Department for Regional Development announced plans to upgrade the Limavady Wastewater Treatment Works, which was part of a 28 million dollar capital works program in Northern Ireland.

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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

  • McCrometer’s FPI-X Mag Flow Meter Solves Tough Application Challenge For The City Of Cedar Rapids
    McCrometer’s FPI-X Mag Flow Meter Solves Tough Application Challenge For The City Of Cedar Rapids

    After more than 24 months of analysis, the Water Division operations and maintenance team at the City of Cedar Rapids, IA, reports that McCrometer’s FPI-X™ Mag flow meters have greatly improved accuracy and nearly eliminated maintenance problems experienced with strapon ultrasonic flow meters at its booster stations.

  • Small Footprint, Big Results: California Casino Wins With MBR
    Small Footprint, Big Results: California Casino Wins With MBR

    Quechan Casino Resort, a gaming facility located on Native American owned land in Winterhaven, California, began its wastewater treatment operations in January 2009.

  • Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities
    Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities

    Monitoring phosphate during the wastewater treatment process allows for fine-tuning and optimizing chemical dosing for removal of phosphate, which provides significant cost savings to the plant while protecting the aquatic environment downstream of the facility.

  • Best Practices for Mass Flow Controller Manufacturing
    Best Practices for Mass Flow Controller Manufacturing

    In Part 1 of our mass flow controller best practices series, Best Practices for Mass Flow Controller Selection and Installation,  Sierra’s Chief Engineer John Smitherman compiled a comprehensive list of best practices for the selection, installation and operation of mass flow meters and controllers. With so many flow measurement products and technologies on the market, it’s important to also be able to assess the manufacturer,

  • Water Pressure Monitoring: The First Step In Distribution System Intelligence
    Water Pressure Monitoring: The First Step In Distribution System Intelligence

    For water utilities, understanding water pressure in the distribution system is a critical component of managing their community’s water supply. In this interview with Water Online Radio, Paul Gifford, Director of Research and Development for Mueller Company, explains how surprised many customers are when they learn what their water pressure actually is.

  • EMM25 Sonde Spar Datasheet

    Looking for a cost effective way to deploy a water quality sonde? The EMM25, Sonde Spar is designed to be a low cost option for short and longterm monitoring.

  • Disinfection And Emerging Contaminant Removal With HyDOZ®
    Disinfection And Emerging Contaminant Removal With HyDOZ®

    In the summer of 2012, BlueInGreen partnered with a facility in Arkansas to study disinfection of wastewater and removal of emerging contaminants of concern (ECC) by utilizing dissolved ozone. The plant has a firm capacity of 12 MGD and includes primary clarification, activated sludge, secondary clarification, and sand filtration prior to the existing UV system.

  • ReFlex Max™ Reverse Osmosis Datasheet

    Desalitech ReFlex Max™ Reverse Osmosis systems feature our patented Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD™) technology and extract purified water from industrial, brackish and wastewater sources. This highly efficient product line is ideal for brine concentration and reduces brine waste by up to 70% while saving up to 35% more energy.

  • The Basics: Testing RO Quality
    The Basics: Testing RO Quality

    Osmosis is the phenomenon of lower dissolved solids in water passing through a semi-permeable membrane into higher dissolved solids water until a near equilibrium is reached.

  • Sodium Hypochlorite: The Unsung Hero In Disinfection
    Sodium Hypochlorite: The Unsung Hero In Disinfection

    For the fortunate few in this world, many of us enjoy fresh cold water from our taps, crisp white linens in hotel rooms, and refreshing and safe water in swimming pools. It all seems very easy and straight forward with all the new technologies available in the industry to ensure safe and clean drinking water. A reliable and effective technology is always needed to ensure peace-of-mind for all water treatment processes. In many cases, it is the centuries old Sodium Hypochlorite (NaClO) chemical, or as known by every household – Bleach. By Angela Yeung, District Sales Manager, Grundfos

  • 12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
    12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System

     “You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.

  • Power Plant Saves Millions And Increases Production By Improving Cooling Tower Water Treatment
    Power Plant Saves Millions And Increases Production By Improving Cooling Tower Water Treatment

    A Power Plant in Palo Seco, Puerto Rico has realized the millions in annuals savings since the 2010 MIOX installation.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Removal From Water Using AquaSorb® CX-MCA
    Hydrogen Sulfide Removal From Water Using AquaSorb® CX-MCA

    The “rotten egg” odor in some water supplies is caused by sulfide in water. Sulfide can be treated using oxidation techniques, the goal being to convert the sulfide to high oxidation state species such as sulfate to eliminate the taste and odor concerns. Traditional oxidation techniques such as ozone and chlorine can be used, but can be expensive due to the equipment required to add and monitor the oxidant, and can lead to by-products such as trihalomethanes (THMs), which are regulated in drinking water supplies.

  • 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.

  • Closed Circuit Desalination Technology Provides Steel Manufacturer ROI In Less Than 60 Days
    Closed Circuit Desalination Technology Provides Steel Manufacturer ROI In Less Than 60 Days

    This leading rod and wire mill requires water for cooling steel and tools in its manufacturing process. Water used for cooling becomes contaminated with metals and lubricants and was therefore being disposed of as waste.

  • Biological Denitrification Evolves
    Biological Denitrification Evolves

    As regulation regarding nutrients evolves, so does the technology to remove them.

  • Protect Existing Assets
    Protect Existing Assets

    When water utilities need to implement more advanced AMR, they don’t have to do it all at once – if they’re using Neptune’s R900® System. This video explores how Neptune Area Manager Sam Mitchell is helping Oakland County, Michigan water utilities migrate at their own pace through easily compatible technology while providing quick, accurate data in the field.

  • Looking To The Future Of Wastewater Treatment
    Looking To The Future Of Wastewater Treatment

    Evoqua is looking toward the future– and that future is energy-neutral wastewater treatment plants.

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