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  • Samplers Are Getting Smarter And So Can You
    Samplers Are Getting Smarter And So Can You

    For over 40 years, the Clean Water Act (CWA) has been a primary force protecting our waters and dictating the work of treat­ment professionals. And, for just as long, samplers have been the tools that allow this work to be carried out. Many plants, however, have yet to embrace the advances in technology that are transforming one of their most funda­mental tools. To help usher those plants into the modern age, Water Online spoke with Endress+Hauser about how samplers have evolved to meet changing needs,

  • Natural Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant Improves The Performance Of Water Treatment System
    Natural Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant Improves The Performance Of Water Treatment System

    A natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility located in Idaho contacted QUA to find a solution to improve the performance of a water treatment system used to recycle the plant’s cooling tower blow down water.

  • West Virginia City Says It All Adds Up With The FPI Mag Flow Meter
    West Virginia City Says It All Adds Up With The FPI Mag Flow Meter

    The city staff of Buckhannon, West Virginia, recently ran into a situation that didn’t add up. A flow meter at one of the city’s booster stations was indicating a flow rate higher than the capacity of the station’s pumps. The staff contacted the applications team at McCrometer about its flow meter accuracy problem.

  • Be As Satisfied With Your Screening Facility As The Romans
    Be As Satisfied With Your Screening Facility As The Romans

    Early in 2003, the City of Rome, Georgia, decided to upgrade their Blacks Bluff Waste Water Treatment Plant screening equipment.

  • Partial Shutoff For Partial Service
    Partial Shutoff For Partial Service

    Cutting off service to a customer who hasn’t paid their water bill can be a controversial move for many utilities. But a new product that integrates a shut off valve with an ultrasonic meter may make what has traditionally been an all or nothing decision a little easier.

  • 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.

  • Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter
    Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter

    A rural water treatment plant in the Southwestern U.S. treats, stores, and distributes 325,00 gallons per day of water to the village it serves. The village consumes an average of 125,000 gallons a day and can store up to 1 million gallons. Unfortunately, the treatment plant was also losing 210,000 gallons a day due to an unknown leak.

  • Amidst Drought, Smart Meters Offer Relief
    Amidst Drought, Smart Meters Offer Relief

    In a time of pervasive drought throughout the Western United States, combined with the relatively newfound ability to account for every ounce of water treated and distributed, it’s no surprise that huge emphasis has been placed on smart, data-savvy metering.

  • UV Product Summary For Wastewater Treatment

    Neptune Benson makes the strong commitment to solve the water treatment challenges faced by our customers.

  • How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants
    How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants

    Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.

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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

  • How To Remove PFOA And PFOS
    How To Remove PFOA And PFOS

    The Water Research Foundation has released the results of a study testing the most effective method for treating PFOA and PFOS in drinking water.

  • 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.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time
    Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time

    The City of Gordon Texas’s drinking water facility was struck by lightning. Thinking long term, and desiring the latest technology available, the City took this opportunity to upgrade their on-line instrumentation with a range of new continuous monitoring on-line instruments including chlorine analyzers, pH monitoring, temperature monitoring, and turbidity monitoring.

  • Mobile Control Center Maximizes Plant Operating Efficiencies
    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.

  • Preparing For Algae Season
    Preparing For Algae Season

    For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.

  • Monitor AMI ISE Universal Datasheet

    Monitor for continuous measurement of Ammonium, Nitrate or Fluoride in potable water.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Model 4200-EC Gas Vacuum Feeder Controller Datasheet

    The JCS Industries Model 4200EC Gas Vacuum Chemical Feeder mixes and feeds gaseous chemicals commonly used for water and wastewater disinfection accurately, reliably and safely. The system is comprised of a vacuum injector to safely introduce the gas into the feed-water stream, a reversing servo motor coupled with a V-notch valve to regulate the chemical flow rate, and a control module for complete electronic control and communications.

  • TETRA&reg LP Blocks™: Dual Parallel Lateral Clean Water Filter Floor
    TETRA® LP Blocks™: Dual Parallel Lateral Clean Water Filter Floor

    The TETRA LP Block dual parallel lateral underdrain system delivers distribution of air and water during backwashing to enhance filter cleaning and extend run times. TETRA LP Blocks were developed to overcome problems with air/water distribution experienced with other systems.

  • Foods - Biochemical Oxygen Demand And Chemical Oxygen Demand
    Foods - Biochemical Oxygen Demand And Chemical Oxygen Demand

    A food manufacturer in Washington state had a source of well water contaminated with vegetable and fish oils. A five gallon sample was was sent to Kaselco for testing via our electrocoagulation process.

  • The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control
    The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.

  • Advancing Thermal Mass Gas Flow Meters For 21st Century Process & Plant Needs

    Process, instrument and plant engineers are challenged continuously by productivity and plant operating efficiency objectives as well as ensuring plant compliance with an ever expanding list of regulations. By Gerardo Vargas, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International (FCI)

  • The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)
    The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)

    A dissolved oxygen sensor ought to be simple to understand. Whether it is membrane or optically based, it gives a signal that is proportional to the concentration of oxygen concentration in water.

  • Control Of THMs With Chlorine Dioxide
    Control Of THMs With Chlorine Dioxide

    Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is effective as both a disinfectant and an oxidant in water and wastewater treatment.

  • Filtering Through Industrial Operations
    Filtering Through Industrial Operations

    It is believed that the legendary Greek physician Hippocrates invented the first bag filter in 500 BC, using it to trap sediment and remove foul tastes and odors from water. Since then, we’ve taken leaps and bounds in our understanding of filtration and how to take specific particles out of water for its many uses.

  • xpwater: Pressurized System Modeling Software
    xpwater: Pressurized System Modeling Software

    XP Solutions, reliable developers of water collection system software for over 30 years, is releasing a water distribution analysis software program that can help you to significantly reduce work time and make results easier to compare.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits
    Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits

    A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The municipality has many customers and has implemented contracts with each of its wholesale customers that limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If the wholesale customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.

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