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  • Making Municipal Water Supply Reliable, Economical, And Sustainable
    Making Municipal Water Supply Reliable, Economical, And Sustainable

    A global scarcity of resources is a compelling reason for businesses and people to use raw materials more responsibly. Modern municipal water supply concepts must therefore not only consider such aspects as the structural development of the region and the population’s quality of life, but must also integrate the sustainable use of water in their policy planning.

  • Loudoun Water’s Innovative Potomac Water Supply Program
    Loudoun Water’s Innovative Potomac Water Supply Program

    Loudoun Water, a water utility serving customers in Loudoun County, Virginia, recently undertook an innovative, green approach to supplying water in the face of game-changing growth and development.

  • 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. 

  • Wastewater Plant Relies On Thermal Flow Meter For Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process
    Wastewater Plant Relies On Thermal Flow Meter For Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant’s management team became interested in pursuing the gas-to-energy power co-generation system for both environmental and cost reasons.

  • FrankenSpec - How Projects Can Go Awry
    FrankenSpec - How Projects Can Go Awry

    Collectively in the municipal wastewater treatment industry there exists a tremendous knowledge base. Among those who are actively engaging in the trade, a resource of innovative skill sets is potentially accessible through many of the individuals’ experiences and discoveries. The challenge is: How can these people work together effectively to benefit from this state-of-the-art resource?

  • Making Aftermarket Service And Support Work For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Making Aftermarket Service And Support Work For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants

    As municipalities look to make their water and wastewater treatment equipment run longer with fewer operational staff on payroll to maintain the equipment, having a reliable aftermarket parts and service provider becomes essential.

  • Essential Answers To Important pH Questions – Part 2
    Essential Answers To Important pH Questions – Part 2

    pH measurement plays an important role in virtually every industrial process and an equally essential part in environmental regulatory compliance. Many of the below questions pop up every day whether in chemical processing plants, power plants, water and wastewater plants or biopharmaceutical processing.

  • Samplers Are Getting Smarter And So Can You
    Samplers Are Getting Smarter And So Can You

    For over 40 years, the Clean Water Act (CWA) has been a primary force protecting our waters and dictating the work of treat­ment professionals. And, for just as long, samplers have been the tools that allow this work to be carried out. Many plants, however, have yet to embrace the advances in technology that are transforming one of their most funda­mental tools. To help usher those plants into the modern age, Water Online spoke with Endress+Hauser about how samplers have evolved to meet changing needs,

  • 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.

  • AMD Treatment Plant Helps To Restore The Susquehanna
    AMD Treatment Plant Helps To Restore The Susquehanna

    For 30 years, the DEP diverted water from the abandoned Barnes and Tucker mines from the Susquehanna River basin for treatment in a system that discharged into the Ohio River watershed. BAMR sought a solution that would restore flow to the Susquehanna River at the request of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

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Seawater Electrochlorination Plant Maintenance, Services And Spare Parts Seawater Electrochlorination Plant Maintenance, Services And Spare Parts

De Nora Water Technologies (DNWT) is the world leader in the supply of electrochlorination of biocide solutions to the power, marine, offshore industrial water disinfection and desalination markets. Over the past thirty years, DNWT has supplied 65% of the world wide installed base of on-site generated sodium hypochlorite.

Capital Controls® Series WP840 Gas Feeders Capital Controls® Series WP840 Gas Feeders

Easy to install for indoor installation, each Series WP840 wall panel is factory tested and needs no field adjustment prior to start-up. Six different flowmeter capacities ranging from 10 to 500 PPD (200 g/h to 10 kg/h) provide versatility in meeting gas flow requirements.

PDO evo Ozone Systems PDO evo Ozone Systems

Ozone is one of the most powerful commercially available oxidants and is commonly used for municipal water and wastewater treatment. In addition to its oxidizing capabilities, it is an environmentally-friendly method of treatment.

ClorTec® Aftermarket Solutions And Services ClorTec® Aftermarket Solutions And Services

De Nora Water Technologies can help you to optimise your electrochlorination system operation to deliver consistent life long performance.

ClorTec® DN On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generators ClorTec® DN On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generators

The latest generation of brine electrochlorination technology, the ClorTec DN range, offers simple operation and maintenance as well as unrivalled safety advantages.

Turn What You Have Into What You Want Turn What You Have Into What You Want

Evoqua Water Technologies is the leader in Upgrade and Retrofit Solutions for refurbishing wastewater plant equipment and improving operating performance. Experienced technical experts can provide thorough evaluations to determine the most cost-effective options, and draw upon a library of original equipment drawings to speed project execution and lower costs. Evoqua’s installation base dates back more than 100 years. 

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  • Holistic Energy-Water Planning: Hedging Your Bets In A Water-Stressed World
    Holistic Energy-Water Planning: Hedging Your Bets In A Water-Stressed World

    You probably have some sort of insurance – for your healthcare, car, house, or apartment. Acting on climate change is also like insurance. It is all about managing the risks.

  • The Internet Of Things Is Driving Smart Agriculture
    The Internet Of Things Is Driving Smart Agriculture

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling data-driven smart agriculture. The IoT is a network of technologies which can monitor the status of physical and other objects, capture meaningful data, and communicate that data over a wireless network to a computer in the cloud for software to analyze and help determine action steps.

  • Incubating Innovation: Solutions For A Parched Earth
    Incubating Innovation: Solutions For A Parched Earth

    Massive droughts and water demands from a world population projected to grow to nine billion by 2050, translate to food insecurity and lack of water for agriculture.

  • Albuquerque’s Water Story — One Of Sustainability And Adaptation
    Albuquerque’s Water Story — One Of Sustainability And Adaptation

    The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Utility Authority) provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Located at the crossroads of the southwest, Albuquerque has been a desert city for more than 300 years, and its lifeblood is water.

  • Building Climate Resilience At The Water’s Edge
    Building Climate Resilience At The Water’s Edge

    We live in challenging times, with the shocks and stresses of global warming affecting every community in one form or another. To survive and thrive, we need to build the capacity to work together within our communities and across watersheds. And we need to work with nature and natural processes, rather than fruitlessly trying to control nature and bend it to our will.

  • Forget Taco Wars — The Real Competition Is Over Who Is Using Water More Wisely
    Forget Taco Wars — The Real Competition Is Over Who Is Using Water More Wisely

    San Antonio and Austin just called a cease-fire on a taco war over which city invented the breakfast taco. Both make excellent tacos: from the traditional chorizo and egg taco in San Antonio to a free-range egg and organic spinach taco in Austin. But this debate was about more than just tacos — it was about the history and culture of these two neighboring cities.

  • 10 Twitter Follows For The Water Enthusiast
    10 Twitter Follows For The Water Enthusiast

    The Twitterverse is as big as you want it to be. You can follow 10,000 people or just 10. If you prefer economy yet want to stay informed on water issues, you need to separate the wheat from the chaff, or the substantive from the frivolous.

  • Why Isn’t Texas Saving Energy And Water Through Solar Floatovoltaics?
    Why Isn’t Texas Saving Energy And Water Through Solar Floatovoltaics?

    Floating solar panels atop bodies of water, or the cleverly nicknamed “floatovoltaics,” are a possible solution for both energy and water challenges. The panels help to reduce evaporation of water — critical in hot, dry places like Texas and California — and the water helps to keep the panels cool, increasing their efficiency.

  • Eliminating Tax Hurdles For Homeowners To Invest In Water Efficiency And Green Infrastructure
    Eliminating Tax Hurdles For Homeowners To Invest In Water Efficiency And Green Infrastructure

    Earlier today, a bipartisan group of Representatives, led by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), introduced legislation to clarify that rebates provided by water utilities for water conservation and green infrastructure improvements on private property are not taxable.

  • Smart Networks Are The Answer.  What’s The Question?
    Smart Networks Are The Answer. What’s The Question?

    Water utilities around the globe face the same challenges: increasing population, urbanization, and more frequent extreme weather events. New supply to meet increasing demand is very expensive. Changing customer behavior to reduce demand is very difficult. The question is how to get more from existing infrastructure.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Measuring Flare Gas Within The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

    Flare gas is the name given to the surplus waste gas produced during the extraction of crude oil and the subsequent refining process. By Simon Harwood, Managing Director, Allison Engineering, Ltd. And Jack Koeken, Sr.Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

  • Local Support Saves Time And Money
    Local Support Saves Time And Money

    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

  • BEACON® AMA Managed Solution Sell Sheet

    The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter combines the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® communication technology, giving water utilities greater visibility and control over utility management. Badger Meter’s managed solution approach utilizes two-way communications – leveraging cellular and fixed networks – to deliver a simple yet powerful end-to-end solution. Built-in infrastructure management services and flexible system design eliminate maintenance and technology concerns.

  • AnoxKaldnes MBBR Proves Effective At Asphalt Refinery
    AnoxKaldnes MBBR Proves Effective At Asphalt Refinery

    A refinery needed to upgrade the wastewater treatment system to prepare for expected changes brought about by the use of a new crude feedstock with elevated concentrations of TDS and conductivity. Veolia Water Technologies supplied an AnoxKaldnes Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) treatment system to reduce the BOD and ammonia in the effluent.

  • WWEMA Window: It’s Time To Make Ourselves Conspicuous
    WWEMA Window: It’s Time To Make Ourselves Conspicuous

    Each year, in an effort to better understand and serve its members, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) asks them, “What keeps you up at night?” For the past several years, the top answer has been the same: funding.

  • Retrofit Membrane System Treats High Turbidity Water
    Retrofit Membrane System Treats High Turbidity Water

    The City of Wilmington, Delaware is situated where the Christina River and the Brandywine Creek flow into the Delaware River.

  • 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.

  • The Importance of Drought: Good for Business?
    The Importance of Drought: Good for Business?

    Normally, when people hear the word ‘drought’ it’s thought of with a negative connotation. In the water business, however, that’s not always the case.

  • Easy Retrofit Removes Explosive Residues In Water
    Easy Retrofit Removes Explosive Residues In Water

    The removal of nitrate via biological processes is well documented within the mining industry with numerous installations throughout the world.

  • Environmental Services Datasheet

    Evoqua Water Technologies offers a range of Environmental Services to remove organic and inorganic contaminants from groundwater, surface and process water, wastewater and air/vapor streams. Combining the strengths of trusted, industry-leading businesses and proven technologies, Environmental Services is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of municipal, industrial and government customers.

  • Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control
    Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control

    In oil/gas production, refining and storage operations around the globe, flare gas systems are used to burn-off and dispose of waste, excess or off-gases, and as a safety system. The accurate, responsive and reliable measurement of flare gas is essential in order to assure proper operation of the flare gas system, which protects people and equipment from potentially hazardous combustible gas to maintain a safe working environment and to avoid environmental contamination.

  • 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.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Odor Control Program Cost Reduction Through Dosing And Monitoring Automation
    Hydrogen Sulfide Odor Control Program Cost Reduction Through Dosing And Monitoring Automation

    Henrico County, Virginia (The County) utilizes multiple chemical technologies in the sewage collection system in order to control hydrogen sulfide concentrations at key points within the system. The county has strict compliance limits for hydrogen sulfide and was facing growing costs, spending in excess of $1.8 million dollars in 2010.

  • AktaKlor 25 Solution Datasheet

    AktaKlor 25 solution is a USEPA registered 25% active sodium chlorite solution used in conjunction with additional precursor chemicals to generate chlorine dioxide. Chlorine dioxide is used in water treatment as an oxidant and a disinfectant.

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