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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  • Special Gas Chlorination System Replaces Tablet System At WWTP, Providing Enhanced Safety Needed For Gas Option, While Cutting Chemical Costs
    Special Gas Chlorination System Replaces Tablet System At WWTP, Providing Enhanced Safety Needed For Gas Option, While Cutting Chemical Costs

    The district manager for the Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District (AZ) reports that a special gas chlorination system, featuring unique components and controls, and manufacturer-supplied service, has effectively replaced a chlorine tablet system.

  • ORP And pH — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
    ORP And pH — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

    When I look back at 2016 one of the most significant trends I observed was the growing acceptance of ORP measurements, especially for monitoring disinfection. With one caveat, the ORP value measured in a solution provides an unambiguous measure of the disinfection efficacy.

  • 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.

  • In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
    In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

    To increase capacity within the existing footprint of a wastewater treatment facility in Michigan, two existing tanks were converted to aeration tanks with pure-oxygen aeration provided by Praxair’s In-Situ Oxygenation (I-SOTM) System.

  • Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring
    Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring

    Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled “Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases.” The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year of specified GHG’s to provide an annual report of their actual GHG emissions. By Allen Kugi, Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International (FCI)

  • You Are What You Eat
    You Are What You Eat

    Behind every super-accurate instrument is chemistry that relies on near-perfection to work. In the case of colorimetric instruments commonly used to analyze water for specific impurities, this often involves multiple reagents made from high purity chemicals designed to react within specified times and precise concentrations. If any element does not work, the entire process fails. The same also applies to the calibration standards; it’s vital that what’s on the label is exactly what’s in the bottle.

  • Cost-Effective Advances In Radar Level Technology
    Cost-Effective Advances In Radar Level Technology

    You can’t control what you can’t measure. It seems simple enough, but accurate measurement can be one of the more complicated aspects of operating a water, wastewater, or industrial plant. There are unexpected hiccups in the process that can alter recordings, hazardous conditions to contend with, and tons of data to collect and analyze.

  • Why Water Infrastructure Should Be The Priority
    Why Water Infrastructure Should Be The Priority

    This article is in support of the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign — a national online movement to raise awareness about the value of water and water infrastructure. See more articles on AMERICAN’s Imagine a Day Without Water home page.

  • The Rio Pool – A Cautionary Aquatic Tale About How Fast Things Can Go Wrong And What You Can Do To Stop It From Happening To You
    The Rio Pool – A Cautionary Aquatic Tale About How Fast Things Can Go Wrong And What You Can Do To Stop It From Happening To You

    Tuesday, August 9, at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre started like many others have recently. Athletes and coaches were preparing to compete, fans were arriving to cheer on their countrymen/women, and event managers were working away at the thousand and one tasks that needed to happen at their facility so the world could watch a full day of world class swimming, diving and water polo.

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SOURCE WATER CONTAMINATION PRODUCTS

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

  • 1,4-Dioxane’s Drinking Water Threat
    1,4-Dioxane’s Drinking Water Threat

    A known carcinogen that makes its way into drinking water supplies through personal care products is under fire in New York. While the state mulls stricter limits, consumers remain exposed.

  • Obama EPA Takes A Bow, Touts #WaterProgress
    Obama EPA Takes A Bow, Touts #WaterProgress

    In the years the U.S. EPA has worked under the Obama administration, the agency has been very active. Depending on your perspective, that may be good or bad. While some see new regulations as necessary to protect citizens and the environment (and to drive innovation in the water sector), others argue that recent actions have been overly restrictive and unduly burdensome.

  • Does Healthy Drinking Water Mean Stricter Limits On Atrazine?
    Does Healthy Drinking Water Mean Stricter Limits On Atrazine?

    The U.S. EPA is considering tightening its water regulations on atrazine, an herbicide known to cause adverse health effects if ingested. As researchers and state regulators advocate for stricter limits, it may be time to act.

  • Can The DWSRF Solve The Lead Crisis?
    Can The DWSRF Solve The Lead Crisis?

    The federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was designed to help communities pay for infrastructure projects and meet safety regulations. But can it be applied for the greatest threat to drinking water of our time?

  • Meet The New Lead And Copper Rule
    Meet The New Lead And Copper Rule

    As the U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule turns 25 years old, the country has become inundated with contamination crises. A much-needed update to the regulation may put an end to that.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2
    How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2

    The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

  • What’s In Your Water?
    What’s In Your Water?

    When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

  • ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?
    ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?

    There have been many publications lately that claim universal appeal of the ORP sensors and their applicability across the board. This concerns me, because the authors sometimes forget to mention some well-known practical limitations of the method, let alone the realities of water treatment applications potentially influencing the sensor performance.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  • 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.

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