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  • How To Remove More Sludge And Less Water During Clarification
    How To Remove More Sludge And Less Water During Clarification

    Once the sludge has settled, what’s the most efficient way to remove it? John Stevenson, Product Line Director at Brentwood offers insight and solutions to common sludge-removal problems in this Q&A with Water Online.

  • Ozone Trending As Reuse Solution
    Ozone Trending As Reuse Solution

    In many water-scarce parts of the country, today’s wastewater is tomorrow’s drinking water. With reuse increasing rapidly, effective disinfection is more important than ever before. One solution that many wastewater and water utilities are turning towards is ozone.

  • 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.

  • Drought & Water Technology
    Drought & Water Technology

    Find out how Desalitech’s ReFlex Reverse Osmosis technology is enabling cost-efficient in-land water purification. This technology is helping farms in dry and drought-stricken areas turn brackish water into a new water resource.

  • SedVac Sediment Removal System Design Guide

    The process of removing settled solids from clarifiers is continuous in drinking water, wastewater, and industrial water treatment plants.

  • Innovation In The Lab
    Innovation In The Lab

    In the water industry the focus is often on treatment plants. But so much of what makes clean, safe water possible happens in a laboratory setting.

  • American Infrastructure Renewal: Building For The Next 100 Years
    American Infrastructure Renewal: Building For The Next 100 Years

    Even ductile iron pipe, which has been in the ground for a century in some cases, has an expiration date. Its strength has also been a detriment, to some degree, in that the public has taken its reliability for granted. But the time has come to pay the piper.

  • 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.

  • 'Flushable' Mess: How To Clean Up The Nondispersible Wipes Issue
    'Flushable' Mess: How To Clean Up The Nondispersible Wipes Issue

    The flushing of nondispersible wipes has become the biggest problem for collection systems operators over the past few years, and it’s only getting worse. Kevin Bates of JWC Environmental discusses the issue and offers potential solutions.

  • AMERICAN Spiral-Welded Steel Pipe And Big Easy Flood Control
    AMERICAN Spiral-Welded Steel Pipe And Big Easy Flood Control

    If you think Hurricane Katrina was the first time New Orleans suffered major flood damage, think again. Flooding has been as much a part of New Orleans’ 300-year history as jazz, jambalaya and French Quarter juke joints.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

ZABOCS™ BTF Biological Odor Control System

ZABOCS™ BTF Biological Odor Control System

The ZABOCS™ Bio-trickling filter (BTF) Biological Odor Control system is an advanced, non-hazardous biological air treatment system which intergrades equipment, media and the NUCIRC process for optimal performance and flexibility .

Oxelia™

Oxelia™

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

RM2 Millennium Rack Mount Controller

RM2 Millennium Rack Mount Controller

The RM2 Millennium’s design provides flexible configuration, simple operation and maintenance, and intelligent functions that will save time and improve your bottomline.

Monitor AMI Solicon4

Monitor AMI Solicon4

Complete monitoring system for the automatic, continuous measurement of the specific conductivity, concentration of CIP solutions, salinity and TDS in surface water, potable water and cooling water.

Submersible Propeller Pump Type ABS VUPX

Submersible Propeller Pump Type ABS VUPX

Submersible propeller pump type ABS VUPX series are used where larger water volumes without fibres must be pumped up to relatively low heads (up to approx. 10 m/33 ft).

True Simultaneous Nitrification-Denitrification Biological Treatment

True Simultaneous Nitrification-Denitrification Biological Treatment

The TrueSND™ biological treatment process from Evoqua is a well-established true simultaneous nitrification denitrification technology. The process achieves nutrient and BOD treatment limits using less power in a smaller footprint when compared to more conventional alternatives. It can be applied in both new plants and retrofits, and it can easily resolve high peak and storm flow challenges. Evoqua has over 800 installations and offers three systems that fit specific plant needs and capacities: Orbal® multichannel oxidation ditch systemsVLR® systems and VertiCel® wastewater treatment systems. Evoqua also offers SmartBNR™ process controls, which optimize energy efficiency and plant operation. TrueSND can be applied for nutrient removal (TN and TP limits); BOD removal only (30/30 effluent); new construction; plant retrofits and upgrades; and high peak and storm flows. Evoqua can help create a solution that saves energy and space while meeting required effluent standards.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • Texas Is Nearly Out Of This Drought — But We’re Not In The Clear
    Texas Is Nearly Out Of This Drought — But We’re Not In The Clear

    Unfortunately, a good rain washes away more than the drought; it washes away much of man’s interest in providing for the next one, and it washes the supports from under those who know that another dry cycle is coming and who urge their fellows to make ready for it.

  • The Colorado River Alliance: A Proposal
    The Colorado River Alliance: A Proposal

    The Western United States has always been an elusive project for industrious American pioneers.

  • Surviving Drought: Utility Action Plans That Work
    Surviving Drought: Utility Action Plans That Work

    After more than three years of severe drought, utilities in California can attest to the value of preparation — even if they found out the hard way, through inaction.

  • The Long Journey Of An Energy-Water Bill In Texas
    The Long Journey Of An Energy-Water Bill In Texas

    Being an environmental advocate in Texas may seem like an uphill battle, and I make no bones about the fact it most certainly is.

  • 10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15
    10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15

    Although drought was a particularly dominant theme this year, ACE15 offered its usual plethora of solutions for all water practitioners. The event drew in excess of 10,000 attendees from around the world with problems as varied as the systems they represent. Lucky for them, there were more than 500 exhibitors on hand at the Anaheim Convention Center with potential answers. Among the many, here are 10 products that have particular potential.

  •  California Is Not Running Out Of Water, It Is Running Out Of Cheap Water
    California Is Not Running Out Of Water, It Is Running Out Of Cheap Water

    The ongoing water crisis in California has generated some dire predictions about the state's future. But California isn’t running out of water. It’s running out of cheap water.

  • Keeping Innovation Afloat: The Desal Prize
    Keeping Innovation Afloat: The Desal Prize

    During the week of April 6th, five teams of engineers, innovators, and water experts convened at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in New Mexico to compete in the Desal Prize.

  • Florida Emerging As Key U.S. Water Market
    Florida Emerging As Key U.S. Water Market

    Water stress across the U.S. is taking on greater significance and Florida’s increasing pipeline of opportunities cannot be overlooked.

  • A Promise To Our Children To Save Water In Texas
    A Promise To Our Children To Save Water In Texas

    It’s no secret that Texas is currently in the midst of a multi-year drought – yet the vast majority of our electricity comes from sources that contribute to this prolonged drought, namely coal, nuclear, and natural gas. All of these energy sources require copious amounts of water to produce electricity.

  • UAE’s Rain Enhancement Program Addresses Key Technical Challenges
    UAE’s Rain Enhancement Program Addresses Key Technical Challenges

    Some regional governments are looking at rain enhancement as an under-explored option for arid and semi-arid countries to strengthen their water sustainability.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Monster Clears Clogs And Streamlines Septage Delivery At Ventura Regional Sanitation District
    Monster Clears Clogs And Streamlines Septage Delivery At Ventura Regional Sanitation District

    The Ventura Regional Sanitation District’s Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (LWTF) was experiencing a double-threat to safety and productivity.

  • Submersible Sewage Pump Type ABS XFP 100J-600X Datasheet

    Submersible sewage pump, type ABS XFP are suitable for clear and wastewater, for sewage with sludge containing solids and fibrous material.

  • GFH® Media Removes Arsenic In Arizona Water Supply
    GFH® Media Removes Arsenic In Arizona Water Supply

    Like many communities in the desert southwest, Phoenix, Arizona’s water supply includes wells with arsenic concentrations exceeding 10 ppb.

  • What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?
    What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?

    Closed circuit desalination (CCD) is the trade name for a new change in the reverse osmosis (RO) process, explains Rick Stover, Executive Vice President of Desalitech, in an interview with Water Online Radio.

  • Banish Bromate: Managing Bromate Formation In Your Ozone Disinfection Process
    Banish Bromate: Managing Bromate Formation In Your Ozone Disinfection Process

    Until the last decade, bromate was seldom a topic of concern for most treatment facilities. However, an increasing shift toward ozone-based disinfection processes has raised awareness of bromide concentrations in raw water and the potential to form bromate through the disinfection process.

  • Monitor AMI Turbiwell WhiteLED; Auto-drain Datasheet

    High precision, non-contact nephelometer, approved alternative method to US EPA 180.1, for the continuous measurement of turbidity in potable water.

  • Clari-DAF® System Provides Effective TOC Removal For Cambridge WTP
    Clari-DAF® System Provides Effective TOC Removal For Cambridge WTP

    To ensure treated water complied with the most stringent drinking water standards, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (State 2 DBPR), the City of Cambridge, MA, WTP decided to implement a robust multibarrier treatment solution.

  • Automation Trends Revealed
    Automation Trends Revealed

    Craig Correia, process automation manager with Festo Corporation, talks about industry drivers for automated systems.

  • Water Treatment Plant Solves Taste And Odor Problems And High Toxin Levels
    Water Treatment Plant Solves Taste And Odor Problems And High Toxin Levels

    Phoenix is one of the country’s fastest growing metropolitan areas and has one of the most arid desert climates. Population growth coupled with increasingly stringent water regulations pushed the city to proactively address future water supply concerns. The decision was made to build the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and include oxidation and disinfection treatment barriers.

  • Recordall® Turbo Series Meters 1-1/2" through 12"

    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.

  • What Does It Take To Really Impress Your Customer?
    What Does It Take To Really Impress Your Customer?

    Service. A large part of customer service is creating a seamless experience between the customer’s expectation, and your ability to exceed their anticipated need.

  • Dissolved Oxygen Measurement In A Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Dissolved Oxygen Measurement In A Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Breakdown of organic wastes entering a wastewater treatment plant is accomplished by using a biomass or blend of beneficial microscopic organisms, bacteria, and solids. This converts the non-settleable solids (dissolved and colloidal matter) into settleable solids, carbon dioxide, water, and energy.

  • Technology Helps Reduce Pressure On Pipes … And Utilities
    Technology Helps Reduce Pressure On Pipes … And Utilities

    Water distribution might sound as easy as passing water through pipes, but good municipal managers know better. With failing infrastructure rampant and an increased focus on operational efficiency, water quality, and conservation, distribution systems demand oversight and optimization. 

  • 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.

  • WWEMA Window: Our Obligation
    WWEMA Window: Our Obligation

    The world has watched this summer as countless customers in Detroit have had their water shut off due to nonpayment.

  • biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants Sales Literature

    Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. With an increasing need to provide treatment for a growing list of contaminants, limited support staff, and shrinking operating budgets, water utilities face many hardships. Fortunately, biottta leverages nature to offer an affordable and sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

  • Leak Detection: Catching And Monitoring Leaks As They Form
    Leak Detection: Catching And Monitoring Leaks As They Form

    Echologics, a division of Mueller Corporation, is an acoustic company doing acoustic-based leak detection and condition assessment. Eric Stacey, Product Manager with Echologics, joined Water Online Radio for an interview to discuss Echologics’ lastest technologies.

  • Triple Threat Creates A Tough Challenge For Pennsylvania Water Authority
    Triple Threat Creates A Tough Challenge For Pennsylvania Water Authority

    A well-known university, a busy main street, a 100-year-old pipeline and a tight deadline made for a tough challenge for crews attempting to install a 12-inch AMERICAN Fastite pipe in State College, Pennsylvania, this past summer.

  • Real-Time Test Challenge with the SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA)
    Real-Time Test Challenge with the SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA)

    See the difference for yourself how the new SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) dramatically streamlines water quality testing.

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