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  • Submersible Pumps Solve Oxygen Depletion Problems
    Submersible Pumps Solve Oxygen Depletion Problems

    At the Marston Water Treatment Plant, Denver Water shared the seasonal oxygen depletion concerns confronted by many utilities that use surface impoundments as their raw water source. Especially in autumn, customers complained that the water had an undesirable taste, odor, and color. Learn how the utility overcame this problem by installing a 35-horsepower submersible pump that moves five times more oxygen than a conventional aeration system.

  • An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions
    An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions

    Whether you’re managing municipal waters, working with cooling towers, or producing clean water, NeoTech Aqua Solutions offers disinfection, TOC reduction, and ozone destruction products that can be easily sized for your requirements.  Real-time dosimetry units provide exact dosage measurements, and a minimum number of lamps allow for halting of water flow without powering the unit down.

  • UV Disinfection: An Ideal Solution For One Beverage Bottler
    UV Disinfection: An Ideal Solution For One Beverage Bottler

    A well known bottler of teas and sports drinks uses a dose-paced UV system from ETS to accommodate changes in flow and water quality when switching between water sources.

  • AMR System Delivers Outstanding Efficiency While Improving Water Conservation In Pacific Northwest
    AMR System Delivers Outstanding Efficiency While Improving Water Conservation In Pacific Northwest

    Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County (Skagit PUD) in Washington state was at a crossroads, facing a number of challenges related to its meter reading system. Because the utility was using a touch-read/visual-read system, it was highly dependent on its water meter readers’ acquired route knowledge. Two of the PUD’s three meter readers were planning to retire soon, and it would take at least a year to hire and train new employees to fill their experienced shoes. At the same time, the community was growing at a steady pace, and a significant number of its existing meters were reaching the end of their useful lifecycle.

  • Advanced Metering Analytics System Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service
    Advanced Metering Analytics System Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service

    Bethpage Water District’s (New York) outdated water metering system led to customer service concerns, such as a slow response time for detecting leaks and insufficient data for billing inquiries.

  • RIO H Series Spec Sheet

    The RIO H Series produces sodium hypochlorite (HYPO) for water disinfection and is systematically optimized for ease of use, reliability, and performance. The RIO is modular which means HYPO disinfection chemistry output can be easily expanded 5X without increasing the footprint – just add more cells to the cabinet! Leading the industry in salt and energy conversion, the RIO can ensure the lowest life-cycle cost for your facility.

  • MIOX | The Electrolysis Process | How It Works
    MIOX | The Electrolysis Process | How It Works

    MIOX on-site generators (OSGs) use an electrolysis process that takes a solution of sodium chloride (salt) and water and applies electricity, to produce chlorine-based disinfection chemistry.

  • Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down
    Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down

    Looking to reduce its water footprint, Shepherd Neame Brewery invested in a complete membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater recovery and re-use plant. Learn how the new plant's aeration system has helped to reduce the brewery's water-to-beer ratio to an industry-leading value of 3:1.

  • Recordall® Disc Series Meters Lead-Free Bronze Alloy

    The Recordall Model 25 Disc Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C700 and are available in a lead-free bronze alloy. The Model 25 meters comply with the lead-free provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act, are certified to NSF/ANSI Standards 61 and 372 (Trade Designation: M25-LL) and carry the NSF-61 mark on the housing.

  • Drinking Water Treatment | MIOX | Reduce Disinfection Byproducts
    Drinking Water Treatment | MIOX | Reduce Disinfection Byproducts

    MIOX is a cutting-edge technology company that has been making safe drinking water for twenty years. Many communities are turning to MIOX chemistries for their drinking water treatment because the chemistry is a proven disinfectant for cost-effectively reducing disinfection byproducts and improving the quality and safety of drinking water.

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Environmental Remediation Solutions

Environmental Remediation Solutions

Flexibility, Capacity, Cost Effectiveness—Integrated Remediation Systems

Baker remediation systems are custom-designed to be placed into the heart of your environmental remediation project, expertly aligned for cost-optimized treatment processes. And their larger capacities mean more efficient maintenance, testing and batching of waste streams.

Vertical Screen Screw Compactor

Vertical Screen Screw Compactor

The vertical screen screw compactor (MID/V) is an integrated system consisting of a screen, screw auger and press unit designed to be installed into sumps, manhole chambers, underground chambers, pumping stations and other confined spaces.

RIO M Series Spec Sheet

The RIO M Series produces Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chemistry for water disinfection and is systematically optimized for ease of use, reliability, and performance. The RIO is modular which means MOS disinfection chemistry output can be easily expanded 5X without increasing the footprint – just add more cells to the cabinet! Leading the industry in salt and energy conversion, the RIO can ensure the lowest life-cycle cost for your facility.

Grundfos KPL Range Of Axial And Mixed Flow Pumps

Grundfos KPL Range Of Axial And Mixed Flow Pumps

The range of KPL submersible axial-flow propeller pumps represents strength and durability and is ideal for flood control and other heavy-duty pumping applications. Their high-efficient and compact design makes it possible to reduce the physical size of the pumping station, and hence cost for civil construction work.

Engineered Polymer E-Series® Ultrasonic Meter

Engineered Polymer E-Series® Ultrasonic Meter

E-Series Ultrasonic water meters from Badger Meter use solid-state technology in a compact, totally encapsulated, weatherproof, and UV-resistant housing, suitable for residential and commercial applications.

QuadraTherm® 640i Air Mass Flow Meter

QuadraTherm® 640i Air Mass Flow Meter

The QuadraTherm® 640i marks a breakthrough in thermal dispersion technology for air mass flow meters. With the 640i, you can enjoy the many benefits of immersible thermal technology – wide turndown ratio, very low pressure drop, no moving parts, application flexibility and a direct gas mass flow rate measurement – while achieving extreme precision with "percent of reading" accuracy, which for the first time rivals accuracies of coriolis technology. The QuadraTherm air flow meter is ideal for custody transfer, wastewater treatment, hazardous areas, facilities management and general process control applications where high accuracy is critical. An inline flow conditioned version is also available.

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  • Looking To Singapore For Water Scarcity Solutions
    Looking To Singapore For Water Scarcity Solutions

    As the U.S. struggles with water scarcity in California, Nevada, Texas, and other western communities, finding a solution that will work for every state and every industry seems nearly impossible.

  • The Great Graywater Debate
    The Great Graywater Debate

    Widespread nonpotable reuse of graywater could potentially lead to a significant reduction in water demand, and over 8 million people across the U.S. are already using graywater for landscape irrigation. Yet most of the graywater reuse currently taking place is illegal. 

  • Stormwater: A Valuable Resource For Power Plants?
    Stormwater: A Valuable Resource For Power Plants?

    Stormwater is often thought of as a burden. Too much of it can overwhelm wastewater treatment facilities, flood communities, and lead to the pollution of lakes and rivers. There is debate on who’s in charge of it and how it should be managed. Several communities have invested millions, and some even billions, trying to control stormwater. Even chicken farmers have issues with stormwater.

  • Earth’s Main Challenges Concerning Water And Climate Change
    Earth’s Main Challenges Concerning Water And Climate Change

    A Q&A with Prof. Pavel Kabat, director and CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

  • Has The Cleantech Crash Spurred Need For BlueTech Innovation?
    Has The Cleantech Crash Spurred Need For BlueTech Innovation?

    A recent CBS 60 Minutes documentary, The Cleantech Crash, featured an apocryphal tale of wasted government funding, failed companies and a recurring message that there are not many safe places left to invest. By Paul O'Callaghan, CEO of O2 Environmental and BlueTech Research.

  • Gravity Meets Groundwater Monitoring
    Gravity Meets Groundwater Monitoring

    Water reserves deep below the Earth’s surface can be seen from outer space, thanks to satellites, the law of gravity, and some smart people who connected the dots.

  • Direct Potable Reuse Vs. Indirect: Weighing The Pros And Cons
    Direct Potable Reuse Vs. Indirect: Weighing The Pros And Cons

    There are two potable water reuse options currently gaining prevalence: direct potable reuse (DPR) and indirect potable reuse (IPR). Water Online shares pros and cons of each.

  • For Drinking Water Utilities, The Heat Is On
    For Drinking Water Utilities, The Heat Is On

    The Water Online offices lie just outside the confines of Philadelphia, where this summer we experienced the wettest June in 143 years of record-keeping.

  • The 13 Biggest Challenges Facing The Water Industry

    Each year, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) surveys water professionals to identify the industry’s biggest challenges and concerns, while also providing key data to help support the development of solutions. In looking at the executive summary of this year’s State of the Water Industry report, I noticed some very familiar themes, but I was also struck by a few surprises.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Creating Optimal Energy and Cost-Efficient Membrane Diffusers
    Creating Optimal Energy and Cost-Efficient Membrane Diffusers

    Collaboration is the warm-blooded heart of our cold, calculating approach to science. Our teams of technology specialists work to establish customized, lasting solutions in wastewater treatment for each client—and every industry. As our current innovation initiatives in dairy, petrol and waste water systems have shown, there is no diffuser membrane market too unique for our state-of-the-art polymer materials. Mainsail’s technology groups make sure of it. Our integrated approach to customized solutions allows us to offer a complete package of solutions to any challenge.

  • On-Site Chlorine Generation Replaces Conventional Chlorine Gas Feed System In Scottsdale AZ
    On-Site Chlorine Generation Replaces Conventional Chlorine Gas Feed System In Scottsdale AZ

    The city of Scottsdale, Arizona, a community of more than 200,000 residents was historically totally dependent on groundwater resources.  By the mid 1980’s, the city began putting together a multi-faceted water resource program to provide the community with a long-term sustainable water supply.

  • Replacement Vacuum Feeders For Hypo Treatment End Heavy Feeder Maintenance Burden At WWTP
    Replacement Vacuum Feeders For Hypo Treatment End Heavy Feeder Maintenance Burden At WWTP

    The instrumentation supervisor for the City of Baltimore, MD’s 150-MGD Back River wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) reports that replacement of problematic vacuum feeders with more advanced vacuum feed units has ended heavy maintenance burdens associated with sodium hypochlorite (hypo) treatment of plant effluent. By Cliff Lebowitz

  • Advanced Oxidation Processes: A.O.P. Whitepaper
    Advanced Oxidation Processes: A.O.P. Whitepaper

    Advanced Oxidation Processing is the generation and implementation of hydroxyl radicals (HO+) to oxidize contaminates in air and water. It is considered one of the most powerful oxidants readily available and it produces NO harmful by-products.

  • An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water
    An Alternative Mathematical Model For Oxygen Transfer Evaluation In Clean Water

    Energy consumption from aeration system is a biggest part of the total energy cost in wastewater treatment plant and account for as much as 60% of the energy consumption for the activated sludge process. Therefore, it is very important to know how effective the aeration system and significant attention has been paid to development and upgrade of standard method for quantifying oxygen transfer efficiency of the aeration system. By Yanjun (John) He, PE, BCEE, Kruger Inc.

  • ETS-UV for Drinking Water Disinfection Product Summary

    ETS has developed a range of drinking water UV systems that comply with the requirements of the US EPA Design Guidance Manual and have been independently validated to demonstrate performance under a variety of operating conditions. The systems are modeled using CFD and FEA emulation tools, which are continuously and iteratively improved following bioassay, routinely undertaken with a variety of surrogate organisms such as B. Subtilis, T1, and MS2 phage.

  • Thermal Dispersion Technology Helps Utility Meet Federal Environmental And Health Regulations
    Thermal Dispersion Technology Helps Utility Meet Federal Environmental And Health Regulations

    Many water quality plants are using flow controls to help achieve critical operational goals.

  • Ion Exchange Resins And Activated Carbons For Better-Tasting Water
    Ion Exchange Resins And Activated Carbons For Better-Tasting Water

    For many, access to good-tasting tap water is limited, and buying bottled water can be expensive. Simple pour-through jug filters offer a low-cost and effective alternative. Activated carbons, in conjunction with ion exchange products, produce drinking water that is absent of all industrial pesticides and contaminants.

  • Preventing Cholera Outbreak in Haiti
    Preventing Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

    Operation Blessing International is making a significant impact across the globe through humanitarian efforts and clean water initiatives. This videos highlights Operation Blessing's disaster relief initiatives for clean water in Haiti during Hurricane Isaac in August 2012.  MIOX and Operation Blessing continue to work closely on developing economical and effective solutions for disaster relief water disinfection.

  • SAGD Produced Water Evaporator
    SAGD Produced Water Evaporator

    Learn more about the largest operating SAGD Produced Water Evaporation system currently operating in Alberta.  This system, based on Veolia's HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization technology, produces 854 m³/hr of Boiler Feed Water.

  • Drinking Water Disinfection – A History and Improved Monitoring Techniques
    Drinking Water Disinfection – A History and Improved Monitoring Techniques

    In many countries we take for granted the availability and reliability of safe drinking water.  A recent trip outside of the US reminded me of this fact when I saw notices in the hotel rooms stating the drinking water met specific standards and was safe to drink however, my friends from the country emphatically warned me to not drink the water. By Randy Turner, Technical Director, Chemist, Swan Analytical USA

  • Fire Hydrant Meter
    Fire Hydrant Meter

    A lightweight aluminum case, replaceable and lockable handle, stainless steel internal inlet strainer, and unitized measuring chamber simplify handling and maintenance for the Master Meter Fire Hydrant Meter.

  • Energy-Saving Desalination Technology
    Energy-Saving Desalination Technology

    As water resources dwindle, more and more focus turns to desalination technologies. In this interview with Water Online Radio, Harland Pond and Thomas Morrison of Grundfos talk about the company’s commitment to innovation and their quest to solve the world’s water problems.

  • On-Site Chlorine Generation Solves Problems For MUA

    By making a fresh, dilute hypochlorite solution only as needed, Authority eliminates numerous maintenance and reliability issues.

  • Case Study: New MIOX iAO Technology For Groundwater Remediation At 75% Cost Reduction
    Case Study: New MIOX iAO Technology For Groundwater Remediation At 75% Cost Reduction

    Cl₂/UV AOP treatment processes are highly complex and dependent on a number of water chemistry and treatment process parameters. With over three years of direct experience, MIOX is in a unique position to apply its expertise towards customer-specific optimization of Cl₂/UV AOP treatment processes with the goal of reducing costs and improving safety. The use of MIOX’s On-Site generation systems, which produces aqueous chlorine from non-hazardous sodium chloride brine, offers a safer and superior chemical introduction into AOP treatment trains compared to concentrated hydrogen peroxide or bulk hypochlorite.

  • AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software
    AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software

    The Fountain Hills Sanitary District (FHSD) provides wastewater treatment for over 13,000 homes and businesses. In addition to supplying the town’s namesake fountain, its treated water irrigates local golf courses and parks. In 2000, the utility developed an innovative way to make up the short-fall during the dryer less populated summer. By Christopher Little

  • Understanding The Benefits Of Chlorination
    Understanding The Benefits Of Chlorination

    Fletcher Roche, Product Manager at Evoqua Water Technologies, explains why chlorine gas is a safe and cost-effective disinfection solution.

  • Recordall® Turbo Series Meters Datasheet

    Recordall Turbo Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C701 Class II Standards and are available in a lead-free bronze alloy for sizes 1-1/2" through 10" and cast iron for 12" meters. 

  • Send In The Bugs: Biological Filtration Solves Contaminant, Capacity Concerns
    Send In The Bugs: Biological Filtration Solves Contaminant, Capacity Concerns

    Every drinking water system is part of the community it serves, but not quite like Waterford Township, MI, where treatment plants sit side-by-side with homes. The unique, decentralized system utilizes 13 separate treatment plants to clean the local, iron-rich well water. Due to “explosive growth,” the municipality needed to bolster the water supply with more wells, but had zero room for plant expansion. How do you treat more water in the same space?

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