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  • Ultrasonic Level Measurement In Water And Wastewater Plants
    Ultrasonic Level Measurement In Water And Wastewater Plants

    Radar technology is often viewed as the “best” method of level measurement, but this isn’t necessarily true in the water industry.

  • Emerging Contaminants: PFOS AND PFOA
    Emerging Contaminants: PFOS AND PFOA

    PFOS and PFOA are on the EPA’s Contaminant Candidate List 4 (CCL-4). Recently, to provide Americans with a margin of protection from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the EPA established a health advisory with levels at 70 parts per trillion.

  • Environmental Services Datasheet

    Evoqua Water Technologies offers a range of Environmental Services to remove organic and inorganic contaminants from groundwater, surface and process water, wastewater and air/vapor streams. Combining the strengths of trusted, industry-leading businesses and proven technologies, Environmental Services is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of municipal, industrial and government customers.

  • Chlorine Gas Replaced By Dry Calcium Hypochlorite System In New York Suburb
    Chlorine Gas Replaced By Dry Calcium Hypochlorite System In New York Suburb

    Town of Greenburgh Consolidated Water District No. 1, serving Greenburgh in Westchester County, west of New York, serves approximately 39,993 people via 11,500 service connections, pumping seven million gallons per day on average.

  • 4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016
    4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016

    Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond

  • Monroeville Experience With Mueller® Service Brass
    Monroeville Experience With Mueller® Service Brass

    General Manager William Snyder talks about Monroeville, AL’s water distribution system, important features when selecting service brass, and why they prefer to work with Mueller Co. and Consolidated Pipe. This video documents the advantages water utilities and distributors have when sourcing service brass from Mueller.

  • Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs
    Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs

    The Mountain Regional Water District is a Special Service District of the county that was established by the Summit County Commission in 2000 to regionalize water service by consolidating several public and private water companies.

  • Flygt 4320 Submersible Low-Speed Mixer Video
    Flygt 4320 Submersible Low-Speed Mixer Video

    The Flygt 4320 allows you to adjust for today’s flows and loadings, quickly change to meet seasonal fluctuations, and be prepared for future increases – all without wasting energy.

  • Making Municipal Water Supply Reliable, Economical, And Sustainable
    Making Municipal Water Supply Reliable, Economical, And Sustainable

    A global scarcity of resources is a compelling reason for businesses and people to use raw materials more responsibly. Modern municipal water supply concepts must therefore not only consider such aspects as the structural development of the region and the population’s quality of life, but must also integrate the sustainable use of water in their policy planning.

  • DAVCO™ Retrofit & Rehab Services Datasheet

    The Davco™ product line of Evoqua located in Thomasville, GA, offers retrofit, rehab, and replacement parts and services and the installation of water and wastewater filtration, separation, clarification, aeration, biological treatment, and screw pumps. Our retrofit and rehab services save municipal and industrial water and wastewater plants time and budget in addressing worn out, over-extended-in-capacity treatment facilities that are costly to maintain.

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PFOA And PFOS Remediation PFOA And PFOS Remediation

Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Treatment.

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

  • 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

  • VTScada Reporting

    Every VTScada software application includes two SCADA reporting components that allow users to create ad-hoc or recurring reports in seconds, the VTScada Reports Page and the VTScada Report Tag.

  • Energy Measurement Tools Make Processes More Efficient While Reducing Costs
    Energy Measurement Tools Make Processes More Efficient While Reducing Costs

    Rising energy prices have made accurate energy measurement a hot topic in recent decades. The need for accurate measurement technologies extends to many different application areas, including heating and cooling; compressed air; steam production and distribution; heavy fuel oil consumption; energy monitoring; and custody transfer. In response, new technology is being developed that integrates tasks previously requiring several measurement devices.

  • Bioxide Solution Reduces Odors, Corrosion, Complaints For A Mid-Atlantic Water Authority
    Bioxide Solution Reduces Odors, Corrosion, Complaints For A Mid-Atlantic Water Authority

    When a Mid-Atlantic water authority received complaints about odor, corrosion, and safety issues, Evoqua replaced a liquid bleach system with a nonhazardous, comprehensive solution for effective odor and corrosion control.

  • 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.

  • Drinking Water Plant Replaced 30 Year Old Carbon Steel Piping With PVC
    Drinking Water Plant Replaced 30 Year Old Carbon Steel Piping With PVC

    The city of Virovitica in Croatia is located near to the Hungarian border. Its water works company Virkom serves approximately 20.000 people daily with drinking water. In order to assure required European potable water standards, Virkom decided in 2008 to replace the existing old sand filtration units (total flow rate approx. 320 m³/h) by new ones.

  • San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor™ Chloramine Management System
    San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor™ Chloramine Management System

    Located on the southern edge of California’s ever-expanding Silicon Valley, the San Jose Water Company treats and distributes water to over 1 million people. Founded in 1866, the investor-owned public utility has built a reputation for being focused on customer service and has been an early adopter of new treatment technologies.

  • AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease
    AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease

    The estimated $30-million West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is one of three capital projects being conducted by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. For the project, a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) that recently failed is being replaced with 48-inch ductile iron pipe.

  • Process Stability And Winter Nitrification In An SBR System – Smithsburg, MD WWTP
    Process Stability And Winter Nitrification In An SBR System – Smithsburg, MD WWTP

    Smithburg, Maryland's Waste Water Treatment Plant faced major capacity issues. During wet winter weather, the plant suffered from settling issues and was unable to sustain MLSS concentrations at a level that would maintain nitrification. As a result, it was exceeding winter effluent ammonia limits.

  • How The Performance Of This UF Membrane Is Exceeding Design Expectations
    How The Performance Of This UF Membrane Is Exceeding Design Expectations

    This article will discuss the operation of a 4 MGD pressurized two-stage Ultrafiltration (UF) plant over a 14 month period at a drinking water treatment facility in North Dakota, and explain how performance of these UF membranes over a fourteen month period demonstrated stable operation with minimal fouling.

  • United Water Solves Big Data Problem With Siemens Magnetic Flow Meter Technology
    United Water Solves Big Data Problem With Siemens Magnetic Flow Meter Technology

    United Water, a division of the global conglomerate Suez Environement, operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people.

  • A Proven, Life Extending Product For Iron Pipe: Zinc Coating
    A Proven, Life Extending Product For Iron Pipe: Zinc Coating

    Water and wastewater utilities looking for ways to further extend the life of their pipe have a new tool – AMERICAN Zinc, an advancement in corrosion control for iron pipe. Zinc has proven to extend the life of iron pipe and protects millions of feet of cast and ductile iron pipe in corrosive environments around the world.

  • Chlorine Gas Replaced By Dry Calcium Hypochlorite System In New York Suburb
    Chlorine Gas Replaced By Dry Calcium Hypochlorite System In New York Suburb

    Town of Greenburgh Consolidated Water District No. 1, serving Greenburgh in Westchester County, west of New York, serves approximately 39,993 people via 11,500 service connections, pumping seven million gallons per day on average.

  • 4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016
    4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016

    Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond

  • ETS-UV Project Profile Industrial Dairy Process Water
    ETS-UV Project Profile Industrial Dairy Process Water

    Our client is a 120 year old, Grade A dairy foods processor located in the Midwest. They pride themselves by providing the highest level of quality and care to produce cheese sauces, dairy drinks and diet shakes.

  • SureSafe™ Filter Cartridges Datasheet

    Because HARMSCO® SureSafe™ cartridges are made with permanent Silver Zeolite fibers, the antibacterial capacity of the media never diminishes! In applications where the cartridge is cleaned and re-used, this protection never stops.

  • Bringing Wastewater Lagoons Back Into Compliance With Sludge Activating Aerators
    Bringing Wastewater Lagoons Back Into Compliance With Sludge Activating Aerators

    Lagoons have been an accepted method of wastewater treatment for many years. However, after they are in use for an extended time period, they are often plagued with problems, including odors, sludge buildup, and poor effluent quality. Water Online spoke with Jim Dartez of Reliant Water Technologies to learn how wastewater lagoons work and how to ensure they stay in compliance with regulations.

  • AnoxKaldnes MBBR Proves Effective At Asphalt Refinery
    AnoxKaldnes MBBR Proves Effective At Asphalt Refinery

    A refinery needed to upgrade the wastewater treatment system to prepare for expected changes brought about by the use of a new crude feedstock with elevated concentrations of TDS and conductivity. Veolia Water Technologies supplied an AnoxKaldnes Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) treatment system to reduce the BOD and ammonia in the effluent.

  • Simplifying Flow Meter Calibration
    Simplifying Flow Meter Calibration

    Finding the right flow measurement solution for your operation is of critical importance as most everything in the plant relates to flow.

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