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  • How To Control Denitrification Using Online Nitrate Sensors
    How To Control Denitrification Using Online Nitrate Sensors

    Nutrient removal from wastewater is an increasingly common requirement for water resource recovery facilities (WRRF).  Nitrogen and phosphorus are the nutrients being targeted.

  • A Smart Water Guide To Tackling The 5 Biggest Water Management Challenges
    A Smart Water Guide To Tackling The 5 Biggest Water Management Challenges

    For years, water utilities have expressed concerns about the five biggest pain points in water management:  leaks, non-revenue water, theft, poor customer service, and water and energy conservation. They know that addressing these pain points will help conserve water for future generations while also saving their customers money, but it isn’t always easy. By Dan Pinney, Director of AMI, Gas and Water, Sensus 

  • A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
    A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation

    Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.

  • The Right Choice For Environmentally Friendly Pipe Installation
    The Right Choice For Environmentally Friendly Pipe Installation

    Like several of its counterparts in Florida, Pasco County is a name frequently repeated in the news when it comes to growth.

  • ULTRAPEN™ PT4 Free Chlorine Equivalent (FCE ™) & Temperature Pen Datasheet

    ULTRAPEN™ PT4 is Myron L Company’s ground breaking, new Pocket Tester for measuring Free Chlorine Disinfecting Power, Free Chlorine Equivalent (FCE), as well as Temperature. It is waterproof and designed to be extremely accurate, fast, and simple to use in diverse water quality applications.

  • Primary Wastewater Treatment: Influent Monitoring
    Primary Wastewater Treatment: Influent Monitoring

    The raw sewage entering a wastewater treatment plant comes from a variety of sources. In addition to effluent from domestic users, effluent from industrial users and storm water run off can be present.

  • WWEMA Window: Bridging The Optimization Gap
    WWEMA Window: Bridging The Optimization Gap

    The term “optimization” is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our industry. Search almost any conference program, read through a trade journal, or sit in an annual planning meeting and you are likely to see or hear the word. However, as it gains popularity, optimization may be generating more questions than answers. Utilities often ask what optimization means and how to get started. For those that have already made changes, they may be asking if their utility is fully optimized.  By Kurt Tyler, Hach Company

  • A New, Cost-Efficient Way To De-Sludge Your Lagoon
    A New, Cost-Efficient Way To De-Sludge Your Lagoon

    Most small towns, all over the world, utilize lagoons for treating their wastewater. Many rural industries also utilize lagoons for storm-water and wastewater treatment. While industrial plants may be able to pay for activated sludge treatment of one design or another, small municipalities simply do not have a choice in treating their small populations’ wastes. If the town’s population is not growing, the costs imposed for maintaining a wastewater plant are just not viable on a rural community’s, often, declining budget. The ongoing costs of trained personnel, electricity, and plant maintenance for a wastewater plant is just too high for communities with limited budgets. By Jim Dartez

  • North Las Vegas Puts Advanced Wastewater Treatment To Work
    North Las Vegas Puts Advanced Wastewater Treatment To Work The North Las Vegas Water Reclamation Facility treats an average of 17 million gallons a day (MGD) of wastewater through an advanced nutrient removal process with subsequent membrane filtration. The utility’s process control enables treatment effluent exceeding typical environmental standards and allows discharge to Lake Meade, where it subsequently is withdrawn and fully treated by other facilities for drinking water distribution.
  • STAR Water AMI Video
    STAR Water AMI Video

    The Aclara STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system delivers robust data communications on secure, licensed radio frequencies. The STAR wireless fixed network efficiently and automatically provides timely data, empowering utilities to maximize meter functionality and provide superior customer service. Accurate and timely billing, high/low consumption reporting, and non-revenue water loss detection are just a few of the AMR benefits the STAR Network can provide – all at a low system cost with manageable operating expenses.

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Data Hosting Service

Data Hosting Service

If you prefer not to install and manage Enterprise on your corporate network, we offer a Data Hosting Service where Telog collects and manages remote RTU data on servers on a certified, secure commercial data center operating Enterprise software.

Cleargreen™

Cleargreen™

Cleargreen™ (for Cyclic Low Energy Ammonium Removal) augments anaerobic treatment of biosolids (biological, primary, co-digestion) by removing the nitrogen overload. Deammonification allows the treatment of concentrated ammonia generated by anaerobic digestion of sludge in the side stream of the plant– limiting the impact of digestion on the main water treatment line.

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.

ChlorineTrak 760S Mass Flow Meter

ChlorineTrak 760S Mass Flow Meter

The ChlorineTrak™ 760S has been specifically designed to perform as an accurate and cost-effective mass flow measurement solution for chlorine injection processes found in typical waste-water treatment applications.

AURORA® Magnetic Level Indicator

AURORA® Magnetic Level Indicator

The AURORA product combines the operating system of a conventional float-based magnetic level indicator (MLI) with the leading-edge Eclipse® guided wave radar transmitter developed for level measurement applications by Magnetrol®.

Performance Contracting For Improved System Performance And Energy Savings

Performance Contracting For Improved System Performance And Energy Savings

Municipal facilities cope with tight budgets, and managers are often forced to defer maintenance and equipment upgrades in order to control costs. Performance contracting is an alternative project delivery method available to alleviate additional costs and help finance projects at water and wastewater facilities. Schneider Electric’s performance contracting can help your facility upgrade existing equipment, reduce maintenance expenses, and lower utility bills.

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  • Activated Carbons As A Solution To Emerging Pollutants

    The presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients, radio-opaque substances, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals in raw water sources has caused concern with regards to their concentration level in drinking water. A study for the removal of these micro-pollutants was recently conducted at a full-scale water production plant in southern Germany. This technical bulletin presents the study results and explores the role of activated carbons in the efficient removal of these substances from water.

  • Automation Solutions for Water Industry Challenges
    Automation Solutions for Water Industry Challenges

    Doug Johnson, Director of Business Development for Emerson, discusses the unprecedented challenges facing water industry professionals including new regulations, growing security concerns and aging infrastructure and how advanced automation solutions can provide significant benefits in each of these areas.

  • Wastewater Reclaimed From Casino, Resort, And Community Is Treated And Recycled For Golf Course Irrigation
    Wastewater Reclaimed From Casino, Resort, And Community Is Treated And Recycled For Golf Course Irrigation

    When the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico built their reclaimed water treatment facility it was designed to treat the effluent from several sites through coagulation.

  • The Growing Market For Membranes
    The Growing Market For Membranes

    Despite what many think, membrane systems are not complicated to operate, says Todd Hathaway of Kruger Inc.  In an interview with Water Online, Hathaway explains why taking the time to understand the technology is worthwhile.

  • Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up
    Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up

    Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its rule for cooling water intakes under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, the race is on for more than 600 power plants and manufacturing facilities to comply.  Right now, there is probably no better example in the water industry of how carefully choosing among compliance options can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings. By Jim Lauria, Senior Vice Director-Water Treatment, Bilfinger Water Technologies

  • ORION® SE Network Gateway Transceiver Datasheet

    The Badger Meter ORION SE network gateway transceiver receives, stores, and sends water and gas metering data from surrounding ORION SE meter endpoints (or ORION ME endpoints with a migration license) to a utility’s central system computer.

  • Cloth Media Filtration, Ultrafiltration And SCADA-Controlled Filtration
    Cloth Media Filtration, Ultrafiltration And SCADA-Controlled Filtration

    Dave Holland, Senior Application Engineer at Aqua-Aerobic Systems, discusses how various filtration technologies in the company’s product portfolio address important current and future needs for end users.

  • 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.

  • Leak Detection Using Conductivity
    Leak Detection Using Conductivity

    Virtually all industries from food and beverage to chemical processing use heat exchangers, condensers,or jacketed vessels. Leakage of the process into the cooling water represents a loss of product and can be a source of fouling or corrosion in the cooling water system.

  • SCADA Alternatives For Remote Monitoring
    SCADA Alternatives For Remote Monitoring

    In addition to managing operational efficiency and customer usage, utilities are driven by demanding regulations for improved quality, safety, and security. For remote monitoring applications, data acquisition systems (DAS) can provide an enhanced understanding of network operations through detailed documentation. This white paper presents the advantages of remote DAS over SCADA, including the ability to measure data even when communication channels fail or computers crash. By Barry Ceci

  • 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

  • Reliable Production Of High Quality Permeate For Irrigation
    Reliable Production Of High Quality Permeate For Irrigation

    Following one of the driest periods on record in California, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley faced restricted water allocations.

  • 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™SC.

  • 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

  • Protecting Natural Water Supplies First Step In Conservation
    Protecting Natural Water Supplies First Step In Conservation

    Regions predicting water shortages must look to alternate ways of conserving natural water resources.

  • Leopold® FilterWorx® Overview
    Leopold® FilterWorx® Overview

    FilterWorx® is a complete water filtration system engineered to improve efficiency and reliability. Ideally suited for applications such as potable drinking water treatment, tertiary wastewater treatment, nutrient removal in water or wastewater, pretreatment prior to low-pressure membrane systems, and RO membrane desalination pretreatment, FilterWorx performance filters feature a flat-bottom flume, fiberglass backwash water troughs, engineered media, three types of underdrains, and media retainers in two different sizes. In addition, FilterWorx control systems provide the longest filtration run cycles to reduce energy consumption and wastewater generation, thereby lowering operating costs.

  • 5 Quick Tips On Mechanical Aeration
    5 Quick Tips On Mechanical Aeration

    Are you not getting the aeration performance you expect? Perhaps you’re not even aware that your system is lagging. In this age of doing more with less — practically a mandate considering high water-quality demands coupled with tight municipal budgets — operational optimization is essential. Since mechanical aeration is a cornerstone of successful wastewater treatment, it’s a natural place to focus your optimization and troubleshooting efforts.

  • ACE13 Interview With VP Marketing Kent Murray - Beyond Meter Reading
    ACE13 Interview With VP Marketing Kent Murray - Beyond Meter Reading

    In this video, Kent Murray from Neptune Technology Group explains how interoperable AMR/AMI systems allow today’s water utilities to leverage field data beyond billing by sharing it across applications and departments. Learn how Neptune’s solutions provide information that supports decision making throughout the water distribution network – not just for meter reading, but also for water pressure, water quality, and other areas to optimize efficiency.

  • Advantages Of Thermal Dispersion Switches For Pump Protection
    Advantages Of Thermal Dispersion Switches For Pump Protection

    Thermal dispersion switches use similar principles as thermal mass flow meters. Fluid carries heat away from the probe tip reducing the temperature difference between a heated resistance temperature detector (RTD) and a reference RTD.

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