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  • Intranet Of Things For Water/Wastewater Podcast From Schneider Electric
    Intranet Of Things For Water/Wastewater Podcast From Schneider Electric

    Water systems are a decades-old infrastructure that have been slow to adapt to new technologies. 

  • Introducing The Ultimate In Ultrafiltration
    Introducing The Ultimate In Ultrafiltration

    Evoqua Water Technologies spoke to Water Online Radio about its ambitions to become synonymous with ultrafiltration and the two innovations that may do just that.

  • Is Your Utility Taking Advantage Of Data Analytics?
    Is Your Utility Taking Advantage Of Data Analytics?

    Utilities worldwide are addressing limited resources and operational challenges by deploying and connecting smart technologies through a single communication network.

  • Advanced Metering Poised To Become Utilities’ New Best Friend
    Advanced Metering Poised To Become Utilities’ New Best Friend

    Utility workers will remember a time when meter reading meant driving to a customer’s house, walking up to their meter and manually recording water use. Those days were replaced with the now standard use of walk- and drive-by meter readers. That standard, like its predecessor, is poised to be supplanted by the next wave in metering technology.

  • Lighting The Way: Next Steps For UV Disinfection
    Lighting The Way: Next Steps For UV Disinfection

    With more than 8,500 municipal installations over 40 years, TrojanUV is well-versed in UV disinfection. What’s next for the technology? Adam Festger, TrojanUV’s market manager for drinking water and environmental contaminant treatment, reveals new trends and products to Water Online Radio’s Todd and Kelly.

  • Oxelia: An Ozone-Enhanced Biologically Active Filtration System
    Oxelia: An Ozone-Enhanced Biologically Active Filtration System

    Xylem’s Leopold Oxelia is designed for municipal wastewater treatment. The ozone-enhanced biologically active filtration system and multi-barrier solution combines ozone, filtration and analytical instrumentation to deliver optimal wastewater treatment for water reuse and discharge into sensitive waters.

  • A New Approach To Accurate Water Flow Management
    A New Approach To Accurate Water Flow Management

    Accurate flow measurement is often overlooked at a water treatment plant. Many operators look at flow as being what it is. In reality, accurately measuring your plant’s flow(s) is critically important for operational efficiency, from back-washing to chemical dosing and a host of other processes.

  • Facilities Video Tour
    Facilities Video Tour

    Every single day, over 2,500 water utilities throughout North America count on the field-proven quality and innovation of Neptune’s ARB® Utility Management Systems. In this video tour of our facilities, you’ll see how Neptune strives to be your most valued partner through engineering and craftsmanship that are recognized far and wide.

  • An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality
    An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality

    World Water Day was March 22.  National Groundwater Week was just completed.  These two events are especially timely as generationally significant droughts are in the news.  Texas and California, two of our most populous and economically vibrant states, are experiencing drought not seen in the careers of today’s water and municipal professionals. 

  • North Carolina Treatment Plant Eliminates Taste And Odor Issues With Ozonation
    North Carolina Treatment Plant Eliminates Taste And Odor Issues With Ozonation

    Enactment of the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Stage 2 Disinfectant-Disinfection Byproduct Rule (D/DBPR) will require both large and small drinking water utilities to reduce total organic carbon (TOC), Cryptosporidium, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the treated drinking water distributed to the public.

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Complete Solutions For Mine Water Balance

Complete Solutions For Mine Water Balance

Choose Xylem pumps, treatment equipment, and analytical instruments for use at every stage in mining. Our solutions are engineered for severe applications and can be counted on for reliable performance that helps you manage water in sustainable ways.

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

  • Prepare To Pump Up Efficiency
    Prepare To Pump Up Efficiency

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed its first-ever energy standards for commercial and industrial pumps, aimed at saving energy in the agricultural and municipal clean water sectors.

  • EPA Fails 6 Subjects
    EPA Fails 6 Subjects

    Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.

  • The Current State Of Perchlorate
    The Current State Of Perchlorate

    Perchlorate is a chemical most commonly used in rocket fuel, flares, and fireworks, but potential federal regulation of its presence in drinking water may bring utilities down to earth.

  • What The EPA Health Advisory On Algal Toxins Means For You
    What The EPA Health Advisory On Algal Toxins Means For You

    On May 6, the U.S. EPA issued a health advisory regarding elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Following a cyanotoxin crisis that resulted in a water ban in Toledo last August, the agency recommended specific drinking water values for microsytin and cylindrospermopsin in advance of the summer bloom season.

  • The Near Future Of Strontium Regulation
    The Near Future Of Strontium Regulation

    In an effort to further protect the quality of drinking water, the EPA plans to elevate strontium from its third contaminant candidate list (CCL3) and mandate its treatment.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Double Containment Piping Systems And Other Innovations From WEFTEC 2014
    Double Containment Piping Systems And Other Innovations From WEFTEC 2014

    In this exclusive Water Online video from WEFTEC 2014, Brian LaBelle of GF Piping Systems discusses the breadth of the Company’s product portfolio from pipe, fittings and joining technology to manual and actuated valves, sensors and instrumentation.

  • Improved Pump And Seal Reliability When And Where It Really Counts
    Improved Pump And Seal Reliability When And Where It Really Counts

    The City of Chester, IL was getting only about 6 months life out of the mechanical seals in their former non-clog lift station pumps. While replacing seals twice per year was difficult and expensive, the more serious problem occurred when the seals failed with the Mississippi River at flood stage and with the sealed lift station underwater.

  • Mueller Company Launches Catalog App
    Mueller Company Launches Catalog App

    Mueller Company, a 158-year-old manufacturer of valves, hydrants and service brass, recently unveiled an app to assist distributors, engineers and contractors navigate its extensive catalog more efficiently.

  • Trident® HS Package Water Treatment Plant Video
    Trident® HS Package Water Treatment Plant Video

    There are four stages in the Trident HS package treatment system, which provides multi-barrier protection for difficult-to-treat surface water, groundwater, industrial process water, and tertiary wastewater.

  • Case Study: NDMA Treatment For Water Reuse
    Case Study: NDMA Treatment For Water Reuse

    Groundwater pumping in the Los Alamitos, California area over the last century has caused groundwater levels to drop, allowing seawater to intrude into the local groundwater aquifer. To prevent additional infiltration by seawater, a coastline barrier of wells injecting fresh water has been in place since 1965. Until recently, imported potable drinking water was injected into the aquifer. However, the Alamitos Barrier now utilizes highly-treated recycled water for this application, and our TrojanUVPhox™ is part of the process.

  • Millennium ST Toxic Gas Detector Datasheet

    Net Safety's Millennium ST Series of toxic gas detectors utilize electrochemical sensing technology to continuously monitor your site for a wide range of toxic gas types.

  • Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing
    Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing

    A Water Quality Specialist used the Hach SL1000 Parallel Portable Analyzer (PPA) to test 6 parameters simultaneously – all within about 8 minutes.  Previously, the procedure took 20 minutes just for one parameter.

  • Tornado® Surface Aerators Help Obregon, Mexico Earn Energy Conservation Awards
    Tornado® Surface Aerators Help Obregon, Mexico Earn Energy Conservation Awards

    RWL Water supplied Tornado aerators as a key part of the engineering solution for a new wastewater treatment plant in the city of Obregon in Northwestern Mexico when wastewater began contaminating groundwater, affecting livestock and causing disease.

  • 10 Tips For Accurate Disinfection
    10 Tips For Accurate Disinfection

    Disinfection can rightly be called the “ultimate” stage of drinking water treatment — typically occurring at the end of the process, and acting as a final step before water is sent out of the plant, through the pipes, and into the world. It may come last, but it’s certainly not least.

  • Introducing The Ultimate In Ultrafiltration
    Introducing The Ultimate In Ultrafiltration

    Evoqua Water Technologies spoke to Water Online Radio about its ambitions to become synonymous with ultrafiltration and the two innovations that may do just that.

  • 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.

  • Real-Time Stormwater Monitoring – Watching The Watershed
    Real-Time Stormwater Monitoring – Watching The Watershed

    After receiving the text indicating a real-time spike in ammonium and conductivity, field technicians dropped what they were doing to track the potential illicit discharge.

  • EXO Monitors Nuclear Waste, Legacy Ponds
    EXO Monitors Nuclear Waste, Legacy Ponds

    Following a rigorous assessment period, EXO water quality monitoring sondes from Xylem Analytics are being deployed in what is arguably one of the most hostile environments imaginable – nuclear waste legacy storage ponds at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in Cumbria, UK.

  • The Increasing Role That Filtration And UV Disinfection Plays In Cooling Towers
    The Increasing Role That Filtration And UV Disinfection Plays In Cooling Towers

    An increasing number of technology industries are turning to cooling towers to remove excess heat from buildings or processes. Server farms or server clusters are typically located between the system switches and the routers, and the removal of heat from these facilities is critical to their optimal function.

  • Harmsco Solutions For Small Community Water Supply
    Harmsco Solutions For Small Community Water Supply

    The Township of Shenandoah, Virginia was forced to comply with new regulations being enforced by the United States EPA concerning the removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Cysts from surface waters. Previously, no filtration was required.

  • Cost-Effective Upgrade Improves Water Quality To Meet Regulations

    The Homestead, west of Richmond, VA, is America’s longest-running destination resort. It first welcomed guests in 1766, and today the Homestead features 486 guest rooms, 88 suites, skiing, golfing, skating, a beautiful spa and many other amenities.

  • Fixed-Film Treatment System Handles Fluctuating Population Changes With Ease
    Fixed-Film Treatment System Handles Fluctuating Population Changes With Ease

    A retreat and camp facility struggling with variable flow conditions and associated wastewater issues turns to a fixed-film treatment system designed just for that application. The results have far exceeded expectations: treatment quality surpasses permit levels and regular operation and maintenance requirements are at an all-time low.

  • Innovative AMI Answers Prove Value Of Water Metering
    Innovative AMI Answers Prove Value Of Water Metering

    Westwood, California was billing its water using a flat rate system. According to Community Services District General Manager Randy Buchanan, most customers in his service area had no idea how much water they were using, as no services were metered.

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