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  • Turbo Blower Technology Saves Money And Energy For City Of Adelanto WWTP
    Turbo Blower Technology Saves Money And Energy For City Of Adelanto WWTP

    The City of Adelanto, Calif., wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receives an average flow of 2.2 million gallons per day (MGD), but had a permit that allowed treatment of only 1.5 MGD.

  • 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.

  • Looking To The Future Of Wastewater Treatment
    Looking To The Future Of Wastewater Treatment

    Evoqua is looking toward the future– and that future is energy-neutral wastewater treatment plants.

  • How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption
    How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption

    Summer is here, and with it rising temperatures and energy costs.  In recent weeks, political unrest in Iraq has caused fuel prices to climb to near record highs, and no relief is in sight. Future-minded water utilities realize any decision made today to help offset future energy consumption is both economically and environmentally wise. With that in mind, utilities across the country are desperately searching for green products and innovations to help them conserve precious resources in the future, and iron pipe is one tool that can help them accomplish this. By Jordan Byrd, AMERICAN

  • 10 Questions (And Answers) That May Change The Way You Aerate
    10 Questions (And Answers) That May Change The Way You Aerate

    With nutrient control becoming more of a concern and prompting ever-increasing regulations, biological wastewater treatment processes must be scrutinized and optimized like never before. To that end, KLa Systems, which specializes in custom-designed mixing and aeration technologies necessary for biological wastewater treatment, answers 10 important questions related to aeration equipment.

  • Facilities Video Tour
    Facilities Video Tour

    Every single day, over 2,500 water utilities throughout North America count on the field-proven quality and innovation of Neptune’s ARB® Utility Management Systems. In this video tour of our facilities, you’ll see how Neptune strives to be your most valued partner through engineering and craftsmanship that are recognized far and wide.

  • Disc Aerators Replace Brush Aerators, Adding Capacity, Performance
    Disc Aerators Replace Brush Aerators, Adding Capacity, Performance

    In 2006, engineers at HDR began planning efforts to increase capacity at the city of St. Charles, Mo.’s Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The landlocked plant had limited opportunities for physical expansion.

  • South Australia’s $403 Million North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) Uses A “Super” Valve To Perform In A Variety Of Extreme Conditions
    South Australia’s $403 Million North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) Uses A “Super” Valve To Perform In A Variety Of Extreme Conditions

    NSISP is one of South Australian Water Corporation’s (SA Water) biggest infrastructure projects undertaken in Adelaide metropolitan to connect the north and south drinking water distribution systems and to increase access to their desalination plant. The project included the construction of 32 km of pipeline through metropolitan main roads and suburban inner streets. This is no small feat and getting it done right meant fitting together a lot of different moving pieces.

  • 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.

  • NeoTech D322™ Datasheet

    The NeoTech D322™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Brewery Wastewater Treatment Systems

Brewery Wastewater Treatment Systems

ClearBlu provides sophisticated wastewater treatment equipment scaled to small to large size craft brewers.  This allows brewers to stage in treatment as it’s required by the municipality, or if you are located in an area without sewer access.  We also provide complete systems in package or pond format.

Gas & Smoke Aspirator Systems

Gas & Smoke Aspirator Systems

The sample being measured is pulled under an adjustable vacuum created by an air driven eductor. Flow rates are controlled by an integral needle value with the velocity being indicated on a flow meter. The sample is passed across the sensor and exhausted, along with instrument air, via the exhaust port. If the aspirator is positioned in a “safe” area, it is advisable to pipe the exhaust back to the area it has come from. Sample line dross can be cleared by pressing the line purge button, diverting full pressure instrument air down the sample line.

Environmental Remediation Solutions

Environmental Remediation Solutions

Flexibility, Capacity, Cost Effectiveness—Integrated Remediation Systems

Baker remediation systems are custom-designed to be placed into the heart of your environmental remediation project, expertly aligned for cost-optimized treatment processes. And their larger capacities mean more efficient maintenance, testing and batching of waste streams.

350psi Resilient Wedge Gate Valves

350psi Resilient Wedge Gate Valves

Triple O-rings and dirt seal
A dirt seal at the top keeps out debris. Two O-rings above the stem thrust collar bearing area isolate it from ground contaminants, and one below isolates it from the waterway. The two upper O-rings and the dirt seal can easily be replaced in the line while the valve is under pressure in the fully open position.

TECON Biogas Storage System

TECON Biogas Storage System

The TECON Double Membrane Gasholder is used for any application that needs gas storage such as municipal wastewater treatment plants with anaerobic digestion, landfills with biogas usage, industrial wastewater treatment plants, agricultural energy recovery facilities, etc.

GFH® Media for Arsenic Removal in Drinking Water

GFH® Media for Arsenic Removal in Drinking Water

GFH® Media from Evoqua Water Technologies is a specially designed adsorbent media capable of removing arsenic and other heavy metals from raw water supplies.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • The Climate Game-Changer
    The Climate Game-Changer

    Changing climates, however, may be a game-changer for interstate conflict. Three findings from experts in the Lower Missouri River Basin (LMRB) merit further study.

  • Climbing Higher For A Better View: Keys To Successful Water Management
    Climbing Higher For A Better View: Keys To Successful Water Management

    Many utilities are moving to a traditional business mindset rather than continuing as largely compliance-driven entities. This is challenging leaders to apply asset management and smart infrastructure strategies, to become more programmatic in managing water, and to consider the big picture in addressing public needs.

  • WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs
    WWEMA Window: Technology Advances Key To Meeting Future Water Needs

    Water scarcity is becoming more and more in focus these days as California enters into the fourth consecutive year of a historic drought, and even as torrential rains pelted the bay area recently, the Sierra’s snow pack, which is a key source of water for the region, is far below the seasonal average. 

  • 5 Ways To Ensure Utility Resiliency
    5 Ways To Ensure Utility Resiliency

    Following six years of research, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread helps water and wastewater utilities navigate the uncertain future, sharing best practices for resiliency, sustainability, and water security.

  • Solving Uncertainty: Using Big Data To Predict Urban Water Demand
    Solving Uncertainty: Using Big Data To Predict Urban Water Demand

    Data-rich utilities have the tools to forecast urban water demand, but some key considerations are often overlooked when creating models. Learn the pitfalls and how to resolve them.

  • 'Use It Or Lose It' vs. 'Reasonable Use'
    'Use It Or Lose It' vs. 'Reasonable Use'

    Part II of III in the series “Extreme Events And Water Management In The Lower Missouri River Basin.”

  • Matt Damon Wants You To 'Buy A Lady A Drink'
    Matt Damon Wants You To 'Buy A Lady A Drink'

    Oscar-winner and A-list actor Matt Damon was at the Sundance Film Festival recently, and he used the platform not to announce his next movie role, but rather his latest initiative as co-founder of Water.org.

  • Bill Gates Drinks Poop Water, Serves Notice
    Bill Gates Drinks Poop Water, Serves Notice

    Credit where it’s due: I didn’t develop the information I’m sharing — but it’s too good to merely retweet or “like.” My enthusiasm stems from one of the world's most famous, influential, and capable people bringing widespread attention to typically underappreciated water issues.

  • Floods Breed Cooperation, Droughts Breed Conflict
    Floods Breed Cooperation, Droughts Breed Conflict

    Part I of III in the series “Extreme Events And Water Management In The Lower Missouri River Basin” by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)

  • Is Water The New Bottom Line For The Private Sector?
    Is Water The New Bottom Line For The Private Sector?

    On December 11th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Corporate Citizenship Center will host The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector, the second in a series of roundtables based on a report released earlier this year.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom
    Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom

    In 1946, Smith & Loveless manufactured the first factory-built packaged pump station, which revolutionized the wastewater pumping industry. Now, more than 60 years later, packaged Smith & Loveless pumping systems, featuring durable S&L Non-Clog Pumps, handle water and wastewater for municipalities, developments and industry. Our complete line of factory-built and tested pumps and systems include above-grade and underground wastewater lift stations, packaged water booster stations, vacuum primed centrifugal pumps, flooded suction centrifugal pumps, immersible pumps, grit pumps, trash handling pump impellers, and multiple pump control systems. Smith & Loveless offers standard and custom system designs, tailored to meet customer demands for performance and delivery time.
     

  • Submersible Sewage Pump Type ABS XFP 80C - 201G Datasheet

    Tough, reliable, submersible pumps, with Premium Efficiency motors from 2.4 to 40.2 hp. For the pumping of wastewater and sewage from buildings and sites in private, commercial, industrial and municipal areas.

  • The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes
    The Grand Unified Theory Of Probes

    Scientists spend their lives searching for simplicity.

  • 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.

  • American Infrastructure Renewal: Building For The Next 100 Years
    American Infrastructure Renewal: Building For The Next 100 Years

    Even ductile iron pipe, which has been in the ground for a century in some cases, has an expiration date. Its strength has also been a detriment, to some degree, in that the public has taken its reliability for granted. But the time has come to pay the piper.

  • The Increasing Role That Filtration And UV Disinfection Plays In Cooling Towers
    The Increasing Role That Filtration And UV Disinfection Plays In Cooling Towers

    An increasing number of technology industries are turning to cooling towers to remove excess heat from buildings or processes. Server farms or server clusters are typically located between the system switches and the routers, and the removal of heat from these facilities is critical to their optimal function.

  • McCrometer’s FPI-X Mag Flow Meter Solves Tough Application Challenge For The City Of Cedar Rapids
    McCrometer’s FPI-X Mag Flow Meter Solves Tough Application Challenge For The City Of Cedar Rapids

    After more than 24 months of analysis, the Water Division operations and maintenance team at the City of Cedar Rapids, IA, reports that McCrometer’s FPI-X™ Mag flow meters have greatly improved accuracy and nearly eliminated maintenance problems experienced with strapon ultrasonic flow meters at its booster stations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds
    City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds

    A municipal water quality manager reports replacement of sodium hypochlorite (hypo) vacuum feeder units with a more advanced type at one water treatment plant (WTP) has helped allow for continued reliability for chlorination.

  • 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.

  • Treating Trace Contaminants In Drinking Water - Aurora, Colorado (Case Study)
    Treating Trace Contaminants In Drinking Water - Aurora, Colorado (Case Study)

    Many waterways contain environmental contaminants resulting from agricultural runoff or industrial/municipal wastewater discharge. Possible environmental contaminants include nitrosamines, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, personal care products or other environmental contaminants. To protect residents from these contaminants, the City of Aurora set stringent water treatment goals, and adopted an advanced treatment process at the Aurora Reservoir Water Purification Facility. Find out what role our TrojanUVPhox™ plays in that process.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?
    What Is Closed Circuit Desalination?

    Closed circuit desalination (CCD) is the trade name for a new change in the reverse osmosis (RO) process, explains Rick Stover, Executive Vice President of Desalitech, in an interview with Water Online Radio.

  • Improved Pump And Seal Reliability When And Where It Really Counts
    Improved Pump And Seal Reliability When And Where It Really Counts

    The City of Chester, IL was getting only about 6 months life out of the mechanical seals in their former non-clog lift station pumps. While replacing seals twice per year was difficult and expensive, the more serious problem occurred when the seals failed with the Mississippi River at flood stage and with the sealed lift station underwater.

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