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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • 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.

  • RTC‐ST Reduces Polymer And Increases Biogas Production
    RTC‐ST Reduces Polymer And Increases Biogas Production

    Hach’s off‐the‐shelf Real-Time Control System for Sludge Thickening (RTC‐ST) adjusts the sludge thickening process in real time. Thanks to the RTC-ST, a wastewater treatment plant improved thickened sludge consistency and gas production while reducing money spent on excessive polymer dosing and maintenance.

  • The Growth Of A Carbon Company
    The Growth Of A Carbon Company

    Jacobi Carbons Inc., the largest worldwide manufacturer of coconut shell activated carbon, will be celebrating it’s 100th birthday in 2016.

  • Lighting The Way: Next Steps For UV Disinfection (Audio)
    Lighting The Way: Next Steps For UV Disinfection (Audio)

    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.

  • Introduction To VigorOx WWT II For Wastewater Disinfection
    Introduction To VigorOx WWT II For Wastewater Disinfection

    Welcome to the first edition of Disinfection Digest, a forum to share experiences using PeroxyChem’s VigorOx WWT II wastewater disinfection technology.

  • Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time
    Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time

    The City of Gordon Texas’s drinking water facility was struck by lightning. Thinking long term, and desiring the latest technology available, the City took this opportunity to upgrade their on-line instrumentation with a range of new continuous monitoring on-line instruments including chlorine analyzers, pH monitoring, temperature monitoring, and turbidity monitoring.

  • STAR® Network Through-The-Lid Antenna Datasheet

    Aclara’s through-the-lid antenna lets you choose how to install communications modules in meter pits. You decide whether to reuse current metal lids or replace them with RF-permeable ones. Modules installed with the antenna provide equivalent communications performance to those mounted under RF-permeable lids.

  • Technology Comparison For UV Disinfection

    Neptune Benson ETS-UV is used in Municipal, Industrial, and Recreational water markets. Many of our systems have been validated per rigorous industry specific standards.

  • Be As Satisfied With Your Screening Facility As The Romans
    Be As Satisfied With Your Screening Facility As The Romans

    Early in 2003, the City of Rome, Georgia, decided to upgrade their Blacks Bluff Waste Water Treatment Plant screening equipment.

  • Addressing Chronic Flooding In Texas
    Addressing Chronic Flooding In Texas

    The city of El Paso, TX, lies on the tip of the Chihuahuan desert, and it is not uncommon for a year’s worth of rain to occur in a matter of days during the summer.

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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.

NeoTech D222™ NeoTech D222™

The NeoTech D222™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

  • 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.

  • Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database
    Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database

    Name a contaminant, any contaminant, and chances are that the U.S. EPA’s new reference tool has you covered — or at least soon will. The recently revamped Drinking Water Treatability Database is set to include more than 200 contaminants, with detailed information on what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them.

  • Lead and Copper Rule Reboot: Flint’s Failures Prompt Revisions
    Lead and Copper Rule Reboot: Flint’s Failures Prompt Revisions

    The federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is destined for changes attributable to hard times in Flint, MI, and the agreement from an EPA advisory council that lessons must be learned from the latest crisis.

  • Carrying Out The EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
    Carrying Out The EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule

    For nearly a decade, public utilities that draw from surface waters have been contending with a developing regulation that is emblematic of the U.S. EPA and the systems under its charge.

  • Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed
    Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed

    The federal regulation for arsenic has been in place since 2002, and yet many utilities remain noncompliant. The culprit isn’t treatment capability, but cost. It happens that the most popular treatment technique is also quite expensive — but it doesn’t have to be.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Wedeco UV Disinfection Produces Highly Purified Water In Silicon Valley
    Wedeco UV Disinfection Produces Highly Purified Water In Silicon Valley

    With diminished rainfall, a depleted aquifer basin, near-empty recharge ponds, and an earthquake-vulnerable aqueduct system, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) in San Jose, CA, required additional water supplies to maintain regional economic vitality for its growing community.

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

  • 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.

  • Know By 'Heart': Flow Meter Technology Of The Future
    Know By 'Heart': Flow Meter Technology Of The Future

    To get the latest on the Promag 400 line of electromagnetic flow meters featuring specialized sensor technology, Water Online spoke with Endress+Hauser’s Flow Product Marketing Manager Nathan Hedrick and Environmental Industry Manager Alan Vance. The two served up details on the sensors’ web capabilities, proprietary Heartbeat Technology, and advanced safety features.

  • Boat Hull Cleaning
    Boat Hull Cleaning

    A major U.S. waste management company provided a sample of wastewater generated by an underwater ship cleaning operation. The sample was to be tested in the KASELCO laboratory for removal of copper and zinc and for improvement of clarity (suspended solids removal). Customer is interested in treating 50GPM.

  • International Bar Screens Handle Over 6 Billion Gallons Per Day In Detroit
    International Bar Screens Handle Over 6 Billion Gallons Per Day In Detroit

    In 2004, Headworks Inc. was selected to supply 22 screens to the George W. Kuhn Retention Treatment Basin (“GWK RT Basin”) located in the Detroit Metropolitan Area of Michigan.

  • Primary Filtration Using Cloth Media Filtration Technology
    Primary Filtration Using Cloth Media Filtration Technology

    Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the design, application and manufacture of wastewater treatment equipment and systems for municipal and industrial markets, worldwide. They are most noted for the Aqua SBR, the sequencing batch reactor, biological process, as well as now our cloth media filters.

  • 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.

  • Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers
    Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers

    As part of an ongoing effort to improve efficiency and lifecycle costs across all of its projects, a Municipal Utilities Board in Albertville, Ala., set out to upgrade solids handling at the WWTP and pursue Class A biosolids certification, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designation for dewatered and heated sludge that contains low levels of pathogens.

  • Technical Article: Liquid Level/Interface Monitoring In Flocculant/Sludge Control
    Technical Article: Liquid Level/Interface Monitoring In Flocculant/Sludge Control

    Precisely measuring and controlling the mixture of wastewater effluent, flocculants, and sludge is essential to efficient water treatment. The level/interface instruments that support the process liquid measurements must be capable of distinguishing between liquids with varying properties in order to detect the levels where the different liquids interface in the pond or tank.

  • Operations And LRV Calculations At Southwest Pipeline Project Drinking Water Treatment Facility
    Operations And LRV Calculations At Southwest Pipeline Project Drinking Water Treatment Facility

    This presentation will discuss the operation of a 4 MGD pressurized two-stage Ultrafiltration (UF) plant over a 14 month period at the Oliver-Mercer-North Dunn (OMND) Drinking Water Treatment Facility, North Dakota.

  • Application Of Alkagen® Solution For Odor And Corrosion Control
    Application Of Alkagen® Solution For Odor And Corrosion Control

    Almost all wastewater collection system odor and corrosion problems are a result of the formation of sulfide. Sulfide is formed under the anaerobic conditions that typically exist in wastewater force mains.

  • A Sense Of What’s Next: Digital, Integrated pH Measurement
    A Sense Of What’s Next: Digital, Integrated pH Measurement

    Taking pH measurements may be the most common water quality testing performed around the world. From backyard pools to treatment plants serving millions, it has long been a reliable method of detecting red flags in water quality. But with rapid developments in sensor technology, is there room to innovate on such a routine practice? Water Online spoke with Thomas Roemer, the business development manager for KROHNE about the company’s efforts to do just that.

  • FEDI System Chosen For Power Plant's Permanent EDI Solution
    FEDI System Chosen For Power Plant's Permanent EDI Solution

    Brazos Electric Cooperative Power Plant in Cleburne, TX is a nominal 258 MW combined cycle gas fired power plant operating on AGC (Automatic Generation Control) load requirements. The plant uses approximately 54 million gallons of water per year for boiler feed water and NOx control of its combustion turbine.

  • The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF
    The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water.

  • QUA UF Membranes Provide Pretreatment for Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) System
    QUA UF Membranes Provide Pretreatment for Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) System

    Hinduja National Power Corporation Ltd. (HNPCL) constructed a 1040 MW coal fired power plant at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The power generated from the plant is intended to supply to Andhra Pradesh, as well as to other states through interstate transmission system.

  • 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.

  • TETRA&reg LP Blocks™: Dual Parallel Lateral Clean Water Filter Floor
    TETRA® LP Blocks™: Dual Parallel Lateral Clean Water Filter Floor

    The TETRA LP Block dual parallel lateral underdrain system delivers distribution of air and water during backwashing to enhance filter cleaning and extend run times. TETRA LP Blocks were developed to overcome problems with air/water distribution experienced with other systems.

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