WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • Earth Day With The Fishes
    Earth Day With The Fishes

    We are celebrating ‎EarthDay2015 with our freshwater friends! Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface. However, the water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s freshwater sources.

  • City Leverages FlexNet Communications Network For Innovative Conservation Program
    City Leverages FlexNet Communications Network For Innovative Conservation Program

    The logo for Redwood City, California reads: “Building a Great Community Together.” Basing their teamwork on an innovative water conservation program, supported by the Sensus FlexNet® communications network, system, city officials and residents are working hand-in-hand to make sure water usage is consumed thoughtfully for the benefit of all residents.

  • Technology Helps To Inspire Community-WWTP Relationships
    Technology Helps To Inspire Community-WWTP Relationships

    The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.

  • Local Support Saves Time And Money
    Local Support Saves Time And Money

    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

  • Remote Pressure Monitoring System: Video
    Remote Pressure Monitoring System: Video

    Several years ago, Mueller began a journey to develop a user friendly and cost-effective technology to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within a potable water distribution system. The technology involves threading a sensor onto a corporation valve to transmit pressure readings. The pressure sensor, typically installed two (2) per District Metering Area (DMA), reports at user-defined intervals via cellular service and a Mueller-hosted secure web server. Beginning with pressure monitoring, Mueller has created a communications backbone that utilities can integrate into its monitoring systems or use as a stand-alone monitoring platform. This technology is currently available in North America.

  • Keeping Corrosion At Bay
    Keeping Corrosion At Bay

    A metallically-pure, stress-free surface provides optimum corrosion protection for wastewater treatment plants. Here’s how to get there.

  • Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process
    Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process

    In 1974 the Congress of the United States passed Public Law 93-523; the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect public health by regulating the nation’s drinking water supply and protecting sources of drinking water. The SDWA first went into effect on June 24, 1977 and has been amended multiple times.

  • Ozone For Industrial Cooling Water Treatment
    Ozone For Industrial Cooling Water Treatment

    Infraserv Hoechst is a leading company for operating large-scale industrial and chemical production complexes. It is a complete service provider offering services such as purchasing, engineering, and facility management, and it has a full supply of products such as compressed air, steam, cooling water, purified water, technical gases, and energy.

  • Auto-Adjust Meters Stop A $47,000 Overcharge
    Auto-Adjust Meters Stop A $47,000 Overcharge

    A large gas utility installs a Sensus Auto-Adjust Turbo (AAT) meter for a commercial customer and discovers an unanticipated pile of leaves and other debris in the pipeline.

  • TotalCare Condition Audit Results In Energy Savings Of 80% And Improved Controls
    TotalCare Condition Audit Results In Energy Savings Of 80% And Improved Controls

    Xylem TotalCare Condition Audit, an inspection and recommendation program that helps plant operators find ways to lower maintenance costs by identifying inefficiencies in the operation of water and wastewater equipment, was elected to audit the American Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in California.

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  • Retrofit Membrane System Treats High Turbidity Water
    Retrofit Membrane System Treats High Turbidity Water

    The City of Wilmington, Delaware is situated where the Christina River and the Brandywine Creek flow into the Delaware River.

  • Partnership For Successful Smart Water Network
    Partnership For Successful Smart Water Network

    Faced with aging meters of all kinds from multiple manufacturers, the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority, about an hour north of Atlanta, looked to implement a complete replacement program, one that would not simply replace all existing meters but would also favorably position the Authority for years to come. Specifically, they looked for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution from one vendor that offered improved accuracy, greater longevity and forward-looking capabilities that would allow them to grow and develop as the future warranted. 

  • UV Disinfection And Ozone Oxidation In Tandem
    UV Disinfection And Ozone Oxidation In Tandem

    Located 30 minutes North-East of Montreal, Canada, the City of Terrebonne has the last drinking water intake of the many cities along the Rivière des Milles-Iles.

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  • Clarification And Filtration In A Single Step
    Clarification And Filtration In A Single Step

    Ken Krupa of Veolia describes the BIOSTYR DUO, a new technology that combines a biologically active filter (BAF) with a moving bed bioreactor (MBBR) to increase efficiency and reduce facility footprint.

  • Choosing The Right Flow Measurement Technology
    Choosing The Right Flow Measurement Technology

    Flow measurement instrumentation options abound, and the challenge of picking the right one for a particular application can be daunting.

  • SCADA Success Rests On Collaboration
    SCADA Success Rests On Collaboration

    SCADA implementation or enhancement is a collaborative process. One of the hardest challenges is keeping up-to-date on the latest features available and determining whether or not the new benefits offset the cost of implementation.

  • Desalination Serves Coastal Argentine City
    Desalination Serves Coastal Argentine City

    When a series of water crises in 2014 disrupted conventional utility services in the coastal Argentine city of Caleta Olivia, the city needed a way to ensure an uninterrupted water supply.

  • Intelligent Water Management Implemented With iPERL
    Intelligent Water Management Implemented With iPERL

    Achieving cost-optimised drinking water distribution, the need to deal sensitively with this valuable resource and to fulfill customer expectations, which include demands for smart metering solutions: the challenges facing water companies are on the increase.

  • biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants Sales Literature

    Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. With an increasing need to provide treatment for a growing list of contaminants, limited support staff, and shrinking operating budgets, water utilities face many hardships. Fortunately, biottta leverages nature to offer an affordable and sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

  • The Decomposition Kinetics Of Peracetic Acid And Hydrogen Peroxide In Municipal Wastewaters

    Efficient control of microbial populations in municipal wastewater using peracetic acid (PAA) requires an understanding of the PAA decomposition kinetics.

  • Drinking Water Disinfection – A History And Improved Monitoring Techniques
    Drinking Water Disinfection – A History And Improved Monitoring Techniques

    In many countries we take for granted the availability and reliability of safe drinking water.  A recent trip outside of the US reminded me of this fact when I saw notices in the hotel rooms stating the drinking water met specific standards and was safe to drink however, my friends from the country emphatically warned me to not drink the water.

  • CT2211 Leak Detection System Datasheet

    The European Commission’s Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) legislation (UN ADR 2013, 75/324/EEC) mandates that aerosol dispensers and small receptacles containing compressed gas (gas cartridges) must pass a leak-proof test before they are transported. Cascade’s CT2211 leak detection system detects and rejects leaking aerosol cans up to a rate of 500 cans per minute. The system is contactless, ensuring minimal product damage or contamination.

  • 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.

  • Essential Answers To Important pH Questions – Part 1
    Essential Answers To Important pH Questions – Part 1

    pH measurement plays an important role in virtually every industrial process and an equally essential part in environmental regulatory compliance. Many of the below questions pop up every day whether in chemical processing plants, power plants, water and wastewater plants or biopharmaceutical processing.

  • Automation Trends Revealed
    Automation Trends Revealed

    Craig Correia, process automation manager with Festo Corporation, talks about industry drivers for automated systems.

  • How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win: Part 2
    How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win: Part 2

    This is the second installment of a three-part series examining wipes in the waste stream. The first installment looked specifically at the growth of disposable wipes usage within the last decade. Now we’ll look at the public outreach campaigns and some of the ways pump manufacturers are adjusting their technology to try to reduce or prevent wipes-related clogging.   

  • Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department
    Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department

    The water municipality at a mid-size city in the Western region of the U.S. serving a population of about180,000 people needed to address a chlorine disinfection system problem at one of its water treatment plants.

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