WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants
How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants

Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Major Lock Expansion In Belgium
    Major Lock Expansion In Belgium

    Located on the Belgium-Netherlands’ border, the Lanaye Locks link the Albert and Juliana Canals, the latter of which is a side canal of the River Meuse. The three locks are a vital route between Northern and Southern Europe and have operated alongside each other since 1964 but, as two of these are too narrow to accommodate even smaller convoy, the larger lock had over time become a serious bottle neck for canal traffic.

  • Ozone Vent Gas For Aeration At Wastewater Plant Expansion In China
    Ozone Vent Gas For Aeration At Wastewater Plant Expansion In China

    The Jimo, China, municipal wastewater plant was originally designed to treat a combination of municipal and textile wastewater (120,000 m3/d) with Class IB effluent limits for BOD, COD, ESS, TN, NH3-N and TP.

  • Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate
    Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate

    A landfill operator’s leachate treatment plant in Missouri required pH reduction following lime-softening and prior to the biological wastewater treatment process. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was chosen as a substitute for sulfuric acid due to improved process control and a reduced tendency to form scale.

  • 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.

  • Data Monetization: Water And Wastewater Utilities In The Information Age
    Data Monetization: Water And Wastewater Utilities In The Information Age

    In this article, we will take a closer look at how water and wastewater utilities can monetize data and improve profitability by generating top-line growth and reducing costs.

  • AMERICAN Flow Control Answers The Call
    AMERICAN Flow Control Answers The Call

    In late March 2016, an estimated 60-foot wide by 35-foot deep sinkhole developed in Tarpon Springs, Florida, leading to the evacuation of several homes. The sinkhole engulfed part of a nearby road and damaged two sewer lines and a water line.

  • Submersible Pumps Help With Flood Control
    Submersible Pumps Help With Flood Control

    Sims Bayou begins near Missouri City, TX, and meanders northeast until it reaches Buffalo Bayou.

  • In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation
    In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of flow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. By Matthew J. Olin, President & CEO, Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Precise Biogas Flow Measurement
    Precise Biogas Flow Measurement

    As oil prices remain high, we are in the midst of a nation-wide initiative to seek renewable sources of energy to increase energy efficiency and energy security. Renewable energy accounted for 13.2% of the domestically produced electricity in 2012. Among the sources of renewable energy is the production of biogas from landfill gas (LFG) or digester gas. By Scott Rouse, VP Product Management, Sierra Instruments

  • Flow Meter Ensures A Smooth Running Recovery Process At Bakery Production Plant
    Flow Meter Ensures A Smooth Running Recovery Process At Bakery Production Plant

    Employing roughly 5,000 workers in 12 countries, Vandemoortele bakery and production plant owes its success to high standards of quality, innovative production technologies, and a flair for finding economic alternatives. The latest example is the SITRANS FC430 Coriolis flow meter.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Optimize Your Water Discharge Quality Through Accurate Turbidity And Suspended Solids Measurement
    Optimize Your Water Discharge Quality Through Accurate Turbidity And Suspended Solids Measurement

    The clarity of water in a stream, river or ocean is a key determinant in fostering a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem. The clearer the water, the greater the ability of light to penetrate to aquatic plants which generate the oxygen needed for aquatic life.

  • 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.

  • Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money
    Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money

    Facility administrators will find the advanced ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) helps them improve the accuracy of specialty gas point of use and sub-metering operations to achieve accurate billing in their labs for better cost tracking and control.

  • All WirelessHART Devices Are Not Created Equal
    All WirelessHART Devices Are Not Created Equal

    Though they all must support routing functionality, some devices do it better than others.

    Routing consumes more energy, so the lifetime of the battery will be affected.  Therefore, a device with a battery that is inexpensive, has a long lifetime, and is easy to change would be ideal. With all this considered, a WirelessHART temperature transmitter is a suitable option to operate as a repeater.

  • 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.

  • A New Way Of Designing With Reverse Osmosis Membranes
    A New Way Of Designing With Reverse Osmosis Membranes

    Process design in water treatment is historically confined to proprietary or user-defined spreadsheets on a unit operation basis, with users manually adding results from each unit process upstream into the next operation.

  • Determination Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Seafood
    Determination Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Seafood

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a large group of organic compounds found naturally in the environment. PAHs are monitored by the US Environmental Protection Agency due to their carcinogenic characteristics.

  • Determination Of Hexanal In Foods Utilizing Dynamic Headspace
    Determination Of Hexanal In Foods Utilizing Dynamic Headspace

    Hexanal is one of many well-documented aromatic components that contribute to flavor and aroma in common consumer food products containing omega-6 fatty acids. Hexanal content is also used to measure the oxidative status of foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids.

  • Validation Of Environmental Water Methods On One System
    Validation Of Environmental Water Methods On One System

    Water quality laboratories across the nation are faced with both a rising level of water quality awareness amongst the general public, as well as rising costs in water quality monitoring. As a result, laboratories are looking for more efficient ways to provide higher quality monitoring.

  • Analyzing Total Organic Carbon In Sea Water
    Analyzing Total Organic Carbon In Sea Water

    The analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in seawater can be both challenging and expensive. The concentration of organic carbon in seawater is of considerable interest. The effect this matrix can have on TOC analyzers can lead to rapid consumable turnover, costly maintenance and repairs.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

Turbidity And Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Sensor: Aztec ATS430 Turbidity And Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Sensor: Aztec ATS430

The simplest way to remain compliant with turbidity and TSS level monitoring
Featuring ABB’s innovative adaptive TSS calibration technology, the ATS430 can be counted on to provide improved control of turbidity and suspended solids throughout its operational life. Its service-free design, plus features including in-situ cleaning, simplified calibration, predictive maintenance diagnostics and EZLink connectivity, enables it to offer the lowest cost of ownership of any device on the market.

Laser Process Analyzer LGR-ICOS™ Series 950 Laser Process Analyzer LGR-ICOS™ Series 950

LGR-ICOS Series 950 laser process analyzers accurately measure gas concentrations with extraordinarily high sensitivity, fast response and over a wide dynamic range in both simple and complex mixtures.

VTScada Alarm and Event Management VTScada Alarm and Event Management

Standard Component - Every VTScada application includes an instantly intuitive Alarm management interface as well as pre-configured alarm and event databases. This integrated approach reduces configuration time and ensures that mission-critical alarm features remain tightly integrated over the life of your system no matter how many times you expand your application or update VTScada.

VTScada Thin Clients VTScada Thin Clients

Optional Component – Fully featured mobile access that you can configure in seconds with display options that suit any screen size and data plan. VTScada has always been a leader in remote connectivity. VTScada Thin Clients allow authorized users to safely monitor and control their process from anywhere.

Field Indicator JDF200 Field Indicator JDF200

The JDF200 Field Indicator is an easy-to-install and efficient solution to enable remote process variable visualization.  

Compact Ultrasonic Level Transmitter LST300 Compact Ultrasonic Level Transmitter LST300

LST300 represents the future of level measurement. While using intelligent compact transmitters has always been attractive, certain limitations prevented their use in many applications. LST300 removes those old obstacles. Whether you have the risk of flooding or corrosive materials in the process, LST300 survive these conditions easily. With metal at the top and PVDF at the bottom, LST300 is the first compact ultrasonic to be resistant to corrosion on the entire instrument. Ingress protection approvals up to IP68 (optional) ensure the entire device can survive flooding.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

  • How To Evolve With SCADA
    How To Evolve With SCADA

    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?

  • Factors To Consider In Order To Achieve Trouble-Free Performance And Efficient Operations
    Factors To Consider In Order To Achieve Trouble-Free Performance And Efficient Operations

    Operating a wastewater facility is no easy task in today’s world. There are many challenges that owners / operators face, including sewage composition, water consumption, and an aging infrastructure.

  • The Future Costs Of Hurricane Damage
    The Future Costs Of Hurricane Damage

    The Congressional Budget Office released a report this month indicating that increases in hurricane damage and the resulting requests for federal aid will outpace the country’s economic growth. If these predictions come to fruition, utilities in coastal areas should be prepared to handle increased storm surges and recover without abundant federal aid.

  • A Better Way To Back Up SCADA
    A Better Way To Back Up SCADA

    Learn how server architecture can automatically back up your whole supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

  • Superpower Of Water Research Takes Flight
    Superpower Of Water Research Takes Flight

    While two longstanding water research groups are discontinued, from them a bigger and better organization emerges. Get to know the changing face of water research through this Q&A with Melissa Meeker, CEO of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation.

  • Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design
    Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design

    Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

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.

SITRANS P: Offering 100% Dependability Under Pressure SITRANS P: Offering 100% Dependability Under Pressure

Every process, every infrastructure and every environmental condition brings with it specific requirements. That’s why we provide you a complete device family with SITRANS P pressure transmitters featuring a range of performance levels, load capacities and materials.

Urban Green - Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility

City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma construct a Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility in Point Defiance Park.

Fluid Components International: Capabilities Overview Fluid Components International: Capabilities Overview

Knowing the fluid levels and the flow rates at which liquids and gases are traveling through pipes are measurements critical to industry. FCI Instrumentation combines precision sensors with ruggedized electronics designed to provide accurate, highly repeatable flow and level measurement solutions for these industrial process applications.

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