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  • Grundfos, Pumps Of Houston Solve Decades-Old Storm Water Problem In Texas
    Grundfos, Pumps Of Houston Solve Decades-Old Storm Water Problem In Texas

    Pumping station prevents flooding from blocking hurricane evacuation routes near Gulf Coast

  • The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes
    The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes

    Scientists spend their lives searching for simplicity.

  • 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.

  • Decoding Ozone Disinfection Revisited
    Decoding Ozone Disinfection Revisited

    Late last year we published an extremely popular article on understanding the ozone disinfection process. Based on the response, we’ve updated this year’s article with a bit more information to illustrate how powerful these simple tools can be to operations staff.

  • The True Cost Of Water
    The True Cost Of Water

    According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, water crises will be a major risk for businesses over the next 10 years. Veolia’s True Cost of Water decision-making-tool can be applied to evaluate the financial opportunities behind new water management strategies.

  • A Sustainable Solution For Treating Contaminants
    A Sustainable Solution For Treating Contaminants

    There are a number of regulations in drinking water centered around emerging contaminants. Hexavalent chromium is one that you’ll see on the national marketplace.

  • Water Preservation And Conservation Aided By Intelligent Software
    Water Preservation And Conservation Aided By Intelligent Software

    According to Ian MacLeod, water preservation and water conservation are all about accountability. Consumers being held accountable to conserve. And utilities are recognizing the need to effectively preserve the water they treat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies To Be Considered For Large And Small Projects
    Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies To Be Considered For Large And Small Projects

    There is a greater need to raise awareness for better sanitation, water reuse, and storm water solutions with better simple, low-cost, robust technology.

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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

  • Advantages Of Thermal Dispersion Switches For Pump Protection
    Advantages Of Thermal Dispersion Switches For Pump Protection

    Thermal dispersion switches use similar principles as thermal mass flow meters. Fluid carries heat away from the probe tip reducing the temperature difference between a heated resistance temperature detector (RTD) and a reference RTD.

  • Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter
    Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter

    Located in rural Kentucky, the small town of Wingo may seem like an unlikely candidate to become the first city in the state to employ a complete Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. However, when it came time to upgrade its meter reading system, the city wanted a comprehensive water utility solution and chose the ORION Fixed Network (SE) system from Badger Meter.

  • The Basics: Keeping Our Water Clean Requires Monitoring
    The Basics: Keeping Our Water Clean Requires Monitoring

    Keeping the water in our lakes, rivers, and streams clean requires monitoring of water quality at many points as it gradually makes its way from its source to our oceans. Over the years ever increasing environmental concerns and regulations have heightened the need for increased diligence and tighter restrictions on wastewater quality.

  • New Meters And AMR System Deliver Outstanding Revenue Savings And Improved Efficiencies In Ozark Mountain Region
    New Meters And AMR System Deliver Outstanding Revenue Savings And Improved Efficiencies In Ozark Mountain Region

    Tri County Regional Water upgrades to Badger Meter E-Series® Ultrasonic meters and ORION® Classic (CE) automatic meter reading (AMR) solution.

  • Disc Aerators Replace Brush Aerators, Increasing Capacity And Performance
    Disc Aerators Replace Brush Aerators, Increasing Capacity And Performance

    To comply with new EPA rules and handle additional flow, the City of St. Charles Missouri WWTP required a capacity increase, and the landlocked plant needed a solution that would fit within its existing footprint. Brush aerators and boat clarifiers were replaced with 12 VLR-mounted disc aerators to fulfill the oxygen requirement while allowing for the treatment of higher organic loading. The solution provided increased nutrient-removal capacity and improved efficiency without increasing tank volume.

  • Removal Of DBPs With Activated Carbon
    Removal Of DBPs With Activated Carbon

    In order to reduce the formation of harmful disinfection byproducts in drinking water, alternative disinfectant use has become increasingly widespread. Monochloramine is a leading alternative disinfectant that offers advantages for municipal water. This tech brief details the removal of monochloramine using activated carbon.

  • How Cloud-Based Technology Is Changing The Wastewater Flow Monitoring Industry
    How Cloud-Based Technology Is Changing The Wastewater Flow Monitoring Industry

    Kevin Marsh, Vice President of Flow Sales at Hach, explains how the latest advancements in mobile technology allow customers to measure data such as speed and depth of sewage flow from a remote location, allowing for increased insight and reduced capital expenses.

  • East Bay MUD Uses Custom Valve, Reduces Water Pressure And Gains Surge Protection
    East Bay MUD Uses Custom Valve, Reduces Water Pressure And Gains Surge Protection

    As an engineer, your day-to-day responsibilities often include staying up to date on best-in-class applications and specifications. But whether you’re charged with designing a water treatment facility or pump station, or simply supervising an existing system, the equipment you select must be vetted. This is generally a challenge for engineers because many companies are vying to have their products deemed as the best solution, yet visibility into those claims is often limited.

  • 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.

  • The Basics: Monitoring Deionized Water
    The Basics: Monitoring Deionized Water

    Years ago, high purity water was used only in limited applications. Today, deionized (Dl) water has become an essential ingredient in hundreds of applications including: medical, laboratory, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, electronics manufacturing, food processing, plating, countless industrial processes, and even the final rinse at the local car wash.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Ion Exchange Resins And Activated Carbons For Better-Tasting Water
    Ion Exchange Resins And Activated Carbons For Better-Tasting Water

    For many, access to good-tasting tap water is limited, and buying bottled water can be expensive. Simple pour-through jug filters offer a low-cost and effective alternative. Activated carbons, in conjunction with ion exchange products, produce drinking water that is absent of all industrial pesticides and contaminants.

  • Ozone Makes A Comeback
    Ozone Makes A Comeback

    Ozone has been a proven effective method of water treatment and disinfection for well over a century.

  • Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank
    Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank

    Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water, and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. By Bill Sholette, Level Products Business Manager, and Ricardo Chavez, Solutions Business Manager, Endress+Hauser

  • Chlorine Residual Levels Trigger Automated Line Flushings
    Chlorine Residual Levels Trigger Automated Line Flushings

    Water distribution line flushing prevents water stagnating in the line, creating biofilm and having contaminants build up inside your distribution network. Traditionally utilities have flushed their distribution lines from a fire hydrant. In this Water Online Radio interview, Harold Mosley, a product manager for Mueller Company, explains what to consider when setting your flushing protocols.

  • Introducing The Valve That 'Can’t Fail'
    Introducing The Valve That 'Can’t Fail'

    Valve failures can cause major problems for a municipality. In fact, depending on the application, they can be catastrophic.

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