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  • Trenton, Missouri Delivers Safety And Efficiency With On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Production From The Process Solutions, Inc. Microclor® System
    Trenton, Missouri Delivers Safety And Efficiency With On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Production From The Process Solutions, Inc. Microclor® System

    Located in Northern Missouri, the city of Trenton and its more than 6,000 residents pride themselves on self‐sufficiency and pragmatic decision making. During the spring of 2012, the utility embarked on the design and construction of chemical feed system upgrades at the existing water plant that would help the city manage the need for new capacity, better control of trihalomethanes (THM’s) and improve operator safety by removing gaseous chlorine as a disinfectant.

  • Piping Up About Chemical Resistance
    Piping Up About Chemical Resistance

    The lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI, brought more attention to the country’s piping systems than we’ve seen in a long time. Average Americans were questioning what exactly constitutes the water infrastructure below them and what that might mean for the water they enjoy in their homes.

  • Headworks Bio Brings IFAS Upgrade To Port Klang WWTP In Malaysia
    Headworks Bio Brings IFAS Upgrade To Port Klang WWTP In Malaysia

    Oleon NV is one of the leading producers of oleochemicals since the 1950s and specializes in converting natural fats and oils into a wide range of oleochemical products, such as fatty acids, glycerine, esters, dimers, technical oils, specialty oleochemicals and biodiesel. All the products, made from renewable raw materials, combine high performance with ready biodegradability

  • How Advanced Metering Infrastructure Controls Water Losses
    How Advanced Metering Infrastructure Controls Water Losses

    Leakage is one of the primary concerns for water utilities worldwide, yet North American investment in water loss has, historically, not addressed the problem with sufficient urgency or expertise. Slowly, the regulatory lag to efficiently control leakage is beginning to shift, however.

  • How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?
    How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?

    People concerned about their water footprint often make an effort to turn the faucet off quickly, take shorter showers, and cut back on watering the lawn.

  • Monoclor Chloramine Residual Management System Manages Residual For Problematic 5.5 Million Gallon Tank
    Monoclor Chloramine Residual Management System Manages Residual For Problematic 5.5 Million Gallon Tank

    Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) serves about 142,000 customers in Riverside County, CA. The EMWD service area is one of the largest for any water district in arid southern California. On the drinking water side, EMWD manages two water treatment plants and over 15 reservoirs. With 70% of the district’s water coming from the Metropolitan Water District with chloramine disinfection, EMWD has become reliant on chloramine disinfection to manage long transmission lines and longer detention times.

  • Modular Dissolved Air Flotation Systems Ideal For Treating Suspended Solids In High Flows
    Modular Dissolved Air Flotation Systems Ideal For Treating Suspended Solids In High Flows

    Dissolved air flotation systems are ideal for removing suspended solids and emulsified oils from industrial wastewater streams because they work at high flows and can process high concentrations of contaminants. As Richard Newman, Director of Sales for SUEZ’s Gulf Coast Services, points out in this Water Online Radio interview, the treatment system is ideal for refineries and pulp and paper plants where suspended solids are not water soluble but emulsified.

  • Extracting Value From 2nd Generation ATP® Monitoring
    Extracting Value From 2nd Generation ATP® Monitoring

    I’ve had the opportunity to speak and visit with many prospective and current industrial water customers about the technical merits of LuminUltra’s 2nd generation ATP technology, and invariably the conversation always apexes to one critical question – ‘How much does your test cost?’

  • Outfitting Your Headworks Systems (Part 1 Of 3)
    Outfitting Your Headworks Systems (Part 1 Of 3)

    A plant’s headworks plays a crucial role in the pretreatment influent for any wastewater treatment facility. They protect the operation of downstream equipment and enhance the efficiency of the overall wastewater treatment process.

  • The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines
    The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines

    Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Powder Activated Carbon Powder Activated Carbon

Calgon Carbon brings more than 70 years of experience in producing powdered activated carbons (PAC) specifically engineered to meet the demands of individual industrial applications. Today, Calgon Carbon is still leading the way, offering an exceptional range of powdered activated carbons that help make pure water and clean air for a better world.

Digester Gas Flow Meter Model ST51 Digester Gas Flow Meter Model ST51

Plant engineers responsible for improving digester processes or utilizing the biogas as a fuel source will find the new Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International is designed as an application-specific solution to meet their unique needs.

Services Services

Off-the-shelf solutions just won’t cut it. You want consistent, custom, world-class service that is both affordable and uncompromising. Each year, hundreds of chemical, food, oil and pharmaceutical manufacturers, municipalities, remediation contractors, government agencies and many others turn to Calgon Carbon for their service needs.

WEF Technical Sessions WEF Technical Sessions

The technical program is the most respected and competitive educational program of its kind featuring over 900 speakers. The program is put together by over 200 topical experts in the Program Committee using a highly rigorous selection process ensuring a high quality program.  Just over 50 percent of submissions are accepted.  If it is related to water quality or quantity, it is at WEFTEC.

Odor Control Odor Control

What’s the best way to fight odors in the wastewater industry? Add a little oxygen. Adding Praxair’s pure oxygen to your existing process can raise the level of dissolved oxygen enough to reduce odors without further action. Even better, the use of a Praxair oxygen acetates treatment system will lower costs and help you meet your environmental goals. Our systems help you manage peak demand and increase capacity while reducing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions.

RSS Externally Fed Drum Screens RSS Externally Fed Drum Screens

Self-Cleaning Wedgewire Screen
The RSS Externally Fed Drum Screen is a reliable self-cleaning screen for both municipal wastewater operations as well as many industrial applications. This screening technology performs particularly well in wastewater with high oil or grease loadings as well as scum applications that can blind other types of screens.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient
    Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient

    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.

  • Oil And Water: Lessons For The Water Industry From Oil And Gas
    Oil And Water: Lessons For The Water Industry From Oil And Gas

    As water scarcity continues to be a major, ongoing challenge in the U.S., public and private sector leaders are seeking new insights on sustainable solutions. In this work, they are grappling with challenges on a scale that oil and gas organizations have been confronting for decades now. It’s understandable that stakeholders can get caught up in the tactical side of dealing with water crises — but there is also guidance to be gained by taking a high-level view.

  • Why Water Utilities Need An Energy Plan — And How Texas Is Making Progress
    Why Water Utilities Need An Energy Plan — And How Texas Is Making Progress

    When you prepare the Thanksgiving meal, do you ask each person to make a dish of their choosing, with no coordination for an overall cohesive meal? Probably not. Most likely, you plan, because you want everything to fit together.

  • One City, One Plan, One Water: How Los Angeles Is Transforming Water Management
    One City, One Plan, One Water: How Los Angeles Is Transforming Water Management

    Carollo Engineers unveils an ambitious plan to turn one of America’s most water-stressed cities into a model of sustainability and resiliency.

  • Danger Lurking In The Water: Offsetting Revenue Destruction In Our Water Utilities With The Smart Grid For Water
    Danger Lurking In The Water: Offsetting Revenue Destruction In Our Water Utilities With The Smart Grid For Water

    In our series on the Smart Grid for Water, we continue to build on the theme that the Smart Grid for Water is free. As we have seen, starting with the meter-to-customer vision, the deployment of an entirely new AMI, highly functioning tools, and customer engagement platforms can be financed entirely within existing budgets.

  • U.S. Cities Go To The Source To Protect Drinking Water
    U.S. Cities Go To The Source To Protect Drinking Water

    In 2002, a catastrophic wildfire that burned 138,000 acres of forest made Denver’s drinking water supply run black with ash and soil. Cleanup of infrastructure damage, debris and erosion cost more than $25 million, while the fire-ravaged landscape caused increased flooding that wreaked havoc on water infrastructure and roads for years.

  • Prime Time For The Water Sector: Time To Reconsider 'Best Practice'
    Prime Time For The Water Sector: Time To Reconsider 'Best Practice'

    Of all the industries my colleagues and I work in, some of the steepest challenges we see are in the water sector. As Water Online readers well know, scarcity now looms larger than ever in the U.S., with water organizations constantly confronting issues ranging from dwindling supplies to aging infrastructure, chemical contamination, and limited financial resources.

  • 5 Principles For Improved Water Security
    5 Principles For Improved Water Security

    Are environmental interests and business interests mutually exclusive? Our divisive sociopolitical climate might make you think so — you’re either labeled ‘tree-hugging’ or ‘greedy’ — but it is not an either/or proposition, especially when it comes to water conservation.

  • Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives
    Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives

    About 50 percent of the nation’s residents source their fresh water supply from groundwater wells, which have deteriorated throughout the U.S. over the past decade. For shallow wells, severe drought conditions have gradually depleted groundwater levels.

  • U.S. vs. The World In Water Sustainability
    U.S. vs. The World In Water Sustainability

    Yes, America cleaned up at the Olympics this summer, but how does the U.S. fare on the world stage when it comes to water resiliency, efficiency, and quality?

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?
    ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?

    There have been many publications lately that claim universal appeal of the ORP sensors and their applicability across the board. This concerns me, because the authors sometimes forget to mention some well-known practical limitations of the method, let alone the realities of water treatment applications potentially influencing the sensor performance.

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

  • What’s In Your Water?
    What’s In Your Water?

    When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.

  • Preparing For Algae Season
    Preparing For Algae Season

    For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.

  • How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2
    How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2

    The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

  • The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control
    The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

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