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  • Integrated Smart Device Technologies: The Road To Smart City Infrastructure
    Integrated Smart Device Technologies: The Road To Smart City Infrastructure

    Phones have now become smart phones, water has become smart water, and cities are now trending towards becoming smart cities, but what does all this mean and how do we effectively make our water infrastructure smarter?

  • 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.

  • Advancements In Instrumentation: Breaking The Barriers To Innovation
    Advancements In Instrumentation: Breaking The Barriers To Innovation

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a mantra that Alan Vance has heard many times from water treatment operators adverse to new technologies.

  • Belt Dryer Is A Game-Changer For The Sludge Handling Process
    Belt Dryer Is A Game-Changer For The Sludge Handling Process

    A wastewater plant uses an activated sludge secondary process that utilizes a biological process that introduces microbes as soon as the flow enters the plant.

  • Disinfection Series Overview

    The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

  • Harnessing Advanced Analytics For Water Balancing, Meter Trending And Meter Right-Sizing
    Harnessing Advanced Analytics For Water Balancing, Meter Trending And Meter Right-Sizing

    Water utility managers today face a conundrum. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recommends a water utility strive for non-revenue water loss at 10-15 percent, but managers know that many systems lose as much as 50 percent. Discovering where these losses occur is difficult.

  • Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)
    Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)

    The City of Alliance Ohio’s water system has experienced annual Taste and Odor (T&O) events since the mid 1950’s, when the first of two reservoirs, Deer Creek Reservoir, was placed into service. Nutrient contaminants, in particular phosphorous, in the watershed accumulate in the reservoirs causing algal blooms. By Terry Keep of TrojanUV, Said Abou Abdallah of Arcadis, and Dr. Dean Reynolds, Department of Water Treatment City of Alliance, Ohio

  • Produce Potable And Pharmaceutical Grade Water From Problematic Brackish Water
    Produce Potable And Pharmaceutical Grade Water From Problematic Brackish Water

    A pharmaceutical manufacturing plant located in Sedom, Israel faced challenging environmental conditions including low humidity, temperatures exceeding 105 degrees Fahrenheit and limited water supplies.

  • Ozone Makes A Comeback
    Ozone Makes A Comeback

    Ozone has been a proven effective method of water treatment and disinfection for well over a century.

  • AMERICAN Experts Discuss Aging Water Infrastructure
    AMERICAN Experts Discuss Aging Water Infrastructure

    Out of sight, the country’s underground water infrastructure is aging and failing. In this interview, AMERICAN’s Derek Scott and Maury Gaston discuss the problem, challenges facing cities, and the latest technologies for providing and protecting one of our most precious resources — water.

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  • The Basics: Monitoring Deionized Water
    The Basics: Monitoring Deionized Water

    Years ago, high purity water was used only in limited applications. Today, deionized (Dl) water has become an essential ingredient in hundreds of applications including: medical, laboratory, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, electronics manufacturing, food processing, plating, countless industrial processes, and even the final rinse at the local car wash.

  • Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter To Comply With Allocation Quota
    Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter To Comply With Allocation Quota

    Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District (AVWSID) serves rural county residents who live outside the city of Vernal, Utah.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Removal From Water Using AquaSorb® CX-MCA
    Hydrogen Sulfide Removal From Water Using AquaSorb® CX-MCA

    The “rotten egg” odor in some water supplies is caused by sulfide in water. Sulfide can be treated using oxidation techniques, the goal being to convert the sulfide to high oxidation state species such as sulfate to eliminate the taste and odor concerns. Traditional oxidation techniques such as ozone and chlorine can be used, but can be expensive due to the equipment required to add and monitor the oxidant, and can lead to by-products such as trihalomethanes (THMs), which are regulated in drinking water supplies.

  • High-Power UV Lamps Lower Replacement Costs, Reduce Maintenance
    High-Power UV Lamps Lower Replacement Costs, Reduce Maintenance

    The Tesla Water Treatment Facility is located in Tracy California approximately 60 miles west of San Francisco in the Central Valley of California. Since 1934, San Francisco has received water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park via the 167 mile long Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct. Due to the pristine nature of the water source, the water is unfiltered and was only chlorinated at the 75 year old Tesla Portal facility.

  • 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.

  • City Of Akron Modernizes Treatment Plant To Meet EPA Turbidity Regulations
    City Of Akron Modernizes Treatment Plant To Meet EPA Turbidity Regulations

    GF Piping Systems technology and its unique approach to business are an integral part of Akron’s plant improvement plans.

  • EMM25 Sonde Spar Datasheet

    Looking for a cost effective way to deploy a water quality sonde? The EMM25, Sonde Spar is designed to be a low cost option for short and longterm monitoring.

  • 6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection
    6 Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection

    Most anyone reading this story is certainly familiar with the use of chlorine and/or UV for the disinfection of treated wastewater effluent. You’re also probably at least somewhat familiar with the use of ozone for drinking water treatment. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to just a few of the benefits of using ozone in your next wastewater treatment project. By  Louis LeBrun, PE

  • Treatment Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water With Activated Carbon
    Treatment Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water With Activated Carbon

    Recently, cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins have become a high profile drinking water quality concern in both the United States and abroad. The combination of weather conditions, agricultural phosphate runoff, and other factors has produced water conditions that have favored the formation of cyanobacteria in surface water supplies.

  • Chromium-6 Treatment Becomes Key Issue Following California Regulations
    Chromium-6 Treatment Becomes Key Issue Following California Regulations

    With water scarcity driving populations to new or previously abandoned water sources out West, Chromium-6 is becoming a significant treatment issue. 

  • 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.

  • Utilizing A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed Reduces Operating Costs And Improves Reliability
    Utilizing A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed Reduces Operating Costs And Improves Reliability

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which provides for the enhancement of the safety of public drinking water supplies through the establishment and enforcement of nationwide drinking water regulations. Congress gave the primary responsibility for establishing regulations to the U. S. EPA.   Until 1990, the EPA administered a certification process for chemicals, including phosphates, to be used for potable water treatment. By Randy C. Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA

  • Behind The Screen: When Protecting MBRs, There’s More To Pre-Screening Technology Than Just Screens
    Behind The Screen: When Protecting MBRs, There’s More To Pre-Screening Technology Than Just Screens

    There’s no doubt that effective pretreatment enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant — removing hair, fibers, and inorganic solids from influent at the very start creates benefits that resonate throughout the entire process.  The heart of pretreatment is a good screen — but good screening technology goes well beyond the screen itself to include seals, cleaning mechanisms, and logic controls as well.

  • 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.

  • Leak Detection And Management
    Leak Detection And Management

    These days, operators and managers of water treatment plants are losing sleep. Why? Because they may be losing water.

  • Borough Of Monaca Adds Another Brick In Its Road To Sustainability
    Borough Of Monaca Adds Another Brick In Its Road To Sustainability

    One of the key opportunities for sustainability improvements is located in the Borough’s water system. With a leak-prone, aging system, the Borough knew it needed an upgrade to new, clean technology that would help increase productivity, improve billing accuracy and save money.

  • Biological Treatment Comes Of Age
    Biological Treatment Comes Of Age

    Biological treatment has been around quite a while at wastewater treatment plants, but it’s still undergoing evolution and innovation.

  • Biodigesters Datasheet

    ClearBlu utilizes biodigesters for treating high strength wastewater to reduce BOD and TSS as well as fats, oils and greases (FOG). With new aeration and biodigester technology, ClearBlu reduces required retention time to an average of 1 to 3 days. Biodigester systems can reduce FOG to non-detectable levels and reduce BOD and TSS by up to 95% depending upon system sizing.

  • 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.

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