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  • Meeting WHO Standards For Cryptosporidium With UV In Singapore
    Meeting WHO Standards For Cryptosporidium With UV In Singapore

    Johor River Waterworks (JRWW) is located in Kotta Tinggi, Malaysia approximately 60 km north of Singapore. Under a water agreement with the Malaysian government, the Singapore government signed a 50 year agreement with the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to build, upgrade and operate the plant on the Johor River until the year 2050. Plants A and B were built between 1986 and 1999 and Plant C was constructed in 2001. With a combined capacity of 946 million liters per day (250 US MGD), the treated water is piped to Singapore and provides about 40% of the water for a population of 5.3 million people.

  • Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter
    Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter

    Located in rural Kentucky, the small town of Wingo may seem like an unlikely candidate to become the first city in the state to employ a complete Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. However, when it came time to upgrade its meter reading system, the city wanted a comprehensive water utility solution and chose the ORION Fixed Network (SE) system from Badger Meter.

  • Superior Effluent Quality With Batch Reactor Technology
    Superior Effluent Quality With Batch Reactor Technology

    Changing effluent demands are a common challenge for wastewater treatment plant operators. The AquaSBR sequencing batch reactor provides an adaptive solution, delivering enhanced biological nutrient removal (EBNR) with flexible design and process control. Watch this video to see a 3D animation of the system’s five-phase operation.

  • TOC Reduction Overview

    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.

  • A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater
    A Comparative Study Of On-Line And Laboratory TOC Analyzers For Analysis Of Municipal Wastewater

    This application note presents comparative data obtained on influent and effluent wastewater samples using laboratory and on-line TOC analyzers employing the heated sodium persulfate oxidation technique in USEPA-approved methods 415.3 and SM 5310C.

  • Sustainably Eliminating Collection System Odors With Oxygen
    Sustainably Eliminating Collection System Odors With Oxygen

    In summer of 2012, The City of Rogers, Arkansas and BlueInGreen partnered to study the effects of dissolved oxygen on hydrogen sulfide reduction within the city’s sewer collection system.

  • Meter Reading Gets Future Proofed
    Meter Reading Gets Future Proofed

    As John Fillinger, Director of Utility Marketing for Badger Meter explains in this Water Online Radio interview, utilities no longer need to shoulder the burden of keeping up with technological advances in IT infrastructure on their own.

  • Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank
    Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank

    Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water, and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. By Bill Sholette, Level Products Business Manager, and Ricardo Chavez, Solutions Business Manager, Endress+Hauser

  • Advanced Water Treatment Solutions To Solve The Modern Treatment Puzzle
    Advanced Water Treatment Solutions To Solve The Modern Treatment Puzzle

    Advanced treatment solutions continue to evolve as 1,4-Dioxin, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) removal and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) appear on the regulatory horizon. Many times, advanced treatment requires combinations of different products in the treatment process.

  • Utility Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service With Advanced Metering Analytics
    Utility Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service With Advanced Metering Analytics

    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. By installing new meters and advanced metering analytics software, the district increased visibility into its operations, resulting in greater revenue and improved customer service.

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DO2E Aerator / Mixers are high-efficiency all welded, heavy-duty PVC devices that are unique in several ways. DO2E’s patented products are designed to pull water from significant depths for aeration and mixing. By operating with low-pressure (<1.85 P.S.I.) high-volume airflow, these devices maximize energy efficiency. Our patented products are scalable and multi voltage.

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ETS-UV for Pharmaceutical Water & Waste Treatment

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • Why Engineers Can’t Solve The Water Shortage With Supply-Side Solutions
    Why Engineers Can’t Solve The Water Shortage With Supply-Side Solutions

    We are at the point where there is precious little left to dig or dam or drain or pump, and we are going to have a problem explaining that us engineers don’t have all the answers. 

  • 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

  • The Basics: Testing RO Quality
    The Basics: Testing RO Quality

    Osmosis is the phenomenon of lower dissolved solids in water passing through a semi-permeable membrane into higher dissolved solids water until a near equilibrium is reached.

  • BlueInGreen SDOX Video
    BlueInGreen SDOX Video

    SDOX® uses a patented and patents pending technology for delivering dissolved oxygen (DO) to a body of water. The benefits of the SDOX® over current technologies include lower operating costs, far greater flexibility over where and when dissolved oxygen is delivered to any point in the water body and precise control of oxygen concentration in the water being treated. The SDOX® is an ideal solution for delivering dissolved oxygen to rivers and streams to remediate impacts from point and non-point pollution, for providing refuge for critical species and for enhancing ecological services.

  • Mechanical Flow Switches: F10 & F50 Datasheet

    Magnetrol® flow switches are highly reliable devices utilized to sense the start or stop of flow in horizontal pipelines containing oil and petroleum derivatives, chemicals, water, or air.

  • Impulse Detection Leads To Mitigation Of Pressure Events
    Impulse Detection Leads To Mitigation Of Pressure Events

    Water hammer events can result in service issues for utilities, as the sudden increase in pressure can contribute to pipe fatigue, eventually causing pipe failure—a costly situation for municipalities. By Barry Ceci, founder, president and CEO, Telog Instruments

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Control And Removal White Paper

    Hydrogen sulfide is probably the most obnoxious and troublesome compound to be dealt with in a potable water supply. It is an almost impossible task to produce a palatable water that is free of taste and odor at all times if hydrogen sulfide is present in the raw water in significant concentrations

  • Upcoming Standards And Compliance Regarding Lead-Free Requirements
    Upcoming Standards And Compliance Regarding Lead-Free Requirements

    Badger Meter has and will continue to manufacture and provide products that meet the requirements of current and future lead-free standards. This white paper discusses these changing industry needs both as they relate to Badger Meter products and to water utilities in general.

  • Master Meter Helps Consumers Master Water Use
    Master Meter Helps Consumers Master Water Use

    Ian MacLeod, VP of Marketing for Master Meter, discusses two partnerships that Master Meter has entered into that are changing the way consumers understand their water use.

  • How To Fix High pH And Comply With The Clean Water Act
    How To Fix High pH And Comply With The Clean Water Act

    When the Clean Water Act was enacted, one of the intentions of this legislation was to reduce the untreated industrial waste water burden on publically owned waste water treatment plants (POTW) so that industrial wastewater would only load the treatment plant to the same extent as ordinary household sanitary waste. Industrial facilities that generated process wastewater had to begin pre-treatment of the water before it could be returned to the local POTW.

  • 4-Log Virus Inactivation With UV Treatment
    4-Log Virus Inactivation With UV Treatment

    The Hall Road Well Station — located in Abington, Pennsylvania — is designed to extract and treat 1.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of water from the Piedmont and Blue Ridge crystalline-rock aquifers. It is part of a network of groundwater extraction wells owned and operated by Aqua-America Pennsylvania (Aqua PA). Aqua PA determined that UV technology was the best approach for meeting the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations for 4-log virus treatment of groundwater. This case study will show you why they chose the TrojanUVSwift™.

  • Blackwater Produced Water Treatment
    Blackwater Produced Water Treatment

    MIOX's Blackwater mobile trailer provides cost-effective and environmentally-neutral produced water disinfection and can treat your water for as low as 10 cents per barrel. Achieve higher efficacy with MIOX's Blackwater mobile trailer.

  • Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses
    Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses

    Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), Birmingham, Alabama has consistently achieved the rating of the number five water system in the United States for water quality.  BWWB’s potable water distribution system (WDS) serves 600,000 people with a daily average use of 100 million gallons (378 million liters) of water, received from nearby lakes and rivers. The system includes 51 water storage tanks, nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) of pipe, over 13,000 fire hydrants and over 200,000 service connections.

  • Removal of Metaldehyde & Environmental Contaminant Treatment - Lincoln, United Kingdom (Case Study)
    Removal of Metaldehyde & Environmental Contaminant Treatment - Lincoln, United Kingdom (Case Study)

    Anglian Water (Anglian) is one of the largest suppliers of drinking water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. As an alternative to ozone, Anglian decided to install a TrojanUVTorrent™ECT UV-oxidation system, as part of a multi-barrier approach, to ensure it produced a potable water supply that matched the high standards required by its regulators and customers.

  • Increase Revenue With New Commercial Metering Technology
    Increase Revenue With New Commercial Metering Technology

    Revenue for water utilities is circling the drain. Most commercial water meters can stand up to the high water flow of commercial water customers, but these same meters often have a hard time measuring low water flows and retaining accurate meter reads over time and continuous flow conditions. Grocery stores, for example, do not pay for the scant amount of water used for produce misters because it passes through many commercial water meters without detection. These low flows add up to big dollars and are forcing water utilities to take a hard look at the accuracy of their meter fleet.

  • MIOX Blackwater Produced Water Treatment | Oil and Gas Water Treatment
    MIOX Blackwater Produced Water Treatment | Oil and Gas Water Treatment

    The MIOX Blackwater trailer is a mobile and chemical-free disinfection system designed to meet high volume water disinfection needs with ease. This dual-MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) system design allows oil and gas service providers to meet fluctuating water quality, oxidant demand and water volume all within a footprint no larger than 9' by 40'. Safe oxidizing chemistry generated at your site when you need it, with ZERO hazardous clean-up or spill procedures.

  • AE Spec Sheet

    The MIOX AE system is a simplified automatic unit configured for permanent installations requiring between 4 and 8 lbs/day (1.8 – 3.6 kg/day) of Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) measured as Free Available Chlorine (FAC).

  • 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.

  • The Value Of Wastewater: Closed Vessel UV Disinfection For Water Reuse
    The Value Of Wastewater: Closed Vessel UV Disinfection For Water Reuse

    Jon McClean, President of Engineered Treatment Systems (ETS), explains how UV disinfection of wastewater provides an effective and sustainable solution to growing water shortages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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