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  • 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.

  • RIO H Series Spec Sheet

    The RIO H Series produces sodium hypochlorite (HYPO) for water disinfection and is systematically optimized for ease of use, reliability, and performance. The RIO is modular which means HYPO disinfection chemistry output can be easily expanded 5X without increasing the footprint – just add more cells to the cabinet! Leading the industry in salt and energy conversion, the RIO can ensure the lowest life-cycle cost for your facility.

  • Not All Stainless Steel Resists Corrosion
    Not All Stainless Steel Resists Corrosion

    For Municipalities and Municipal Utilities Authorities struggling to deal with corrosion issues, knowing where to turn when faced with these challenges can be daunting. Logan Township Municipal Utilities Authority, of NJ was faced with such problems when it was discovered that a five year old stainless steel headworks tank at their wastewater treatment facility was experiencing extreme Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC) at the waterline with corrosion severe enough to open holes through the tank wall. By Jon C. Lattin, CSI, CCPR, Corrosion Technology Systems and John E. Davis, Marketing Specialist, Sauereisen, Inc.

  • Flow Meter Calibration And Accreditation Standards
    Flow Meter Calibration And Accreditation Standards

    Accreditation is an important part of flow meter calibration standards. Watch this video to see Rich Lowrie, Water and Wastewater Industry Manager at KROHNE, discuss global calibration accreditation standards and flow rig accuracy for the industry.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Suggested Install Points For Level, Flow, And Volume Measurement
    Suggested Install Points For Level, Flow, And Volume Measurement

    Increased public health standards for safe drinking water and stronger environmental regulations for responsible energy management are driving the need for process improvements across the industry. Watch this video to learn where to position level, flow, and volume instrumentation products from Magnetrol, such as the R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter, the Thermatel TA2 Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meter, and the Polaris Electromagnetic Flow Meter to help improve efficiency and safety at your water or wastewater plant.

  • WEDECO LBX Series UV Disinfection Systems

    The WEDECO LBX Closed Vessel UV Disinfection System is the newest energy efficient solution for the disinfection of pressurized wastewater, surface water, process water, and other low UV transmittance liquids. In this video, learn how the series is easily customizable to match specific site requirements, with numerous sizes available for a wide range of flow rates as well as alternative shapes and flanges. Other features include improved environmental performance, lower operational costs due to a chemical-free wiping system and UV does pairing, and simplified operation through unified sensor signals.

  • One Of A Kind UV Disinfection System Treats Stormwater For Park Use (Video)
    One Of A Kind UV Disinfection System Treats Stormwater For Park Use (Video)

    Wayne Lem, Global Market Manager for Municipal Wastewater at TrojanUV, explains the growing trend toward UV disinfection including the advantages for large-scale treatment plants and stormwater treatment.

  • Upgrades to SCADA System Provides Critical Insight For Wastewater Treatment Plantuti
    Upgrades to SCADA System Provides Critical Insight For Wastewater Treatment Plantuti

    By installing a new SCADA system with a single programmable automtion controller (PAC), Monroe County Pure Waters, NY, was able to identify that their main plants and collection systems had sufficient capacity. The new SCADA system allowed them to close several smaller remote plants, eliminating several small-stream discharge points and saving the County energy and other operational costs.   

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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.

VTScada Idea Studio™

VTScada Idea Studio™

Optional VTScada Component - Familiar ribbon-based interface that helps you get started in creating high-impact displays in minutes.

Recordall® Fire Hydrant Meters

Recordall® Fire Hydrant Meters

Many businesses today – landscape service companies, construction and pool contractors, for example – often need a temporary source of water, and they are willing to pay for it.

Flygt Compit Pump Stations

Flygt Compit Pump Stations

For more than a quarter of a century, Xylem has designed, installed and maintained pressure sewage systems around the world. We can help you with yours.

Resinex Ion Exchange Resins

Resinex Ion Exchange Resins

In many water treatment and food purification applications, activated carbon is used in conjunction with ion exchange resins to provide an end-product of the desired quality and purity.

Mueller® Super Centurion 350™ Fire Hydrant

Mueller® Super Centurion 350™ Fire Hydrant

Our Centurion® 5-1/4” main valve fire hydrants are now available with 350 psi working and 700 psi test pressure ratings as an option. The Centurion 350™ Hydrant is built to take the pressure in more ways than one. Its reinforced main valve reliably seals at this higher pressure rating – and it’s reversible. Up top in the bonnet, a roller bearing above the thrust collar assures easy operation of the hydrant when opening or closing.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere
    New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere

    Innovation can take many forms. In the water and wastewater industry, new and emerging technologies get most of the credit for being innovative and potentially transformative. However, new modes of thinking can have equal and sometimes greater impact.

  • Fit-for-Purpose Water Reuse And The Road Toward Water Security
    Fit-for-Purpose Water Reuse And The Road Toward Water Security

    The future of water resources for safe and reliable consumptive uses is uncertain. Today, hundreds of watershed basins worldwide experience water scarcity during some part of any given year.

  • 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.

  • Is This The Future Of RO?
    Is This The Future Of RO?

    A Q&A with Richard Stover, executive VP of Desalitech, discussing a reverse osmosis (RO) innovation that greatly increases recovery rates and overall efficiency, while also enhancing flexibility and reliability.

  • 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.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • CDOX® Demonstration – Large-Scale Drinking Water Facility
    CDOX® Demonstration – Large-Scale Drinking Water Facility

    This brief memo will provide a snapshot of data and information from BlueInGreen’s most recent CDOX® success at a 120 MGD municipal water treatment plant in the Midwest.

  • Extreme Water Filtering – Consider High-Flow Systems To Save Costs And Reduce Waste
    Extreme Water Filtering – Consider High-Flow Systems To Save Costs And Reduce Waste

    In an era when everything is done to the extreme – from sports, to home makeovers, to weather predictions – it should come as no surprise that the world of water filtering has joined the crowd. “Extreme” filtering, so to speak, is achieved through the use of high-flow cartridge systems – smaller designs that are able to handle much higher water volumes and pressures at lower costs and with less maintenance. By Robert LeConche, President, Shelco Filters

  • 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.

  • Submersible Wastewater Pumps Emphasize Reliability, Response Time And A Reduced Carbon Footprint
    Submersible Wastewater Pumps Emphasize Reliability, Response Time And A Reduced Carbon Footprint

    Chantale Lhersonneau, Sales Manager for KSB, discusses the keys to success for the Company’s global distribution of submersible wastewater pumps.

  • The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection
    The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

    Conventional ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is a great, but often expensive, solution for the destruction of pathogens in drinking water. All those lamps and power emissions add up. But what if you could perform the same job with 1/10 of the power used by conventional systems?

  • 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

  • Generate Your Own Disinfectant | Cooling Water Treatment Video
    Generate Your Own Disinfectant | Cooling Water Treatment Video

    For 20 years, MIOX has designed and manufactured reliable and cost-effective on-site chemical generators.  MIOX technology has been engineered for a variety of water treatment applications in many sectors.

  • A True Lifesaver: Grundfos Provides Key Element For High-Quality Water
    A True Lifesaver: Grundfos Provides Key Element For High-Quality Water

    The facilities run by the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics have strict standards for water quality, as staff must protect the very sensitive equipment and patients under their care. Safeguarding against such threats as Legionella, there is no room for treatment system downtime. As maintenance issues with the network's existing water treatment systems became ever-increasing, a new technology was sought.

  • Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection
    Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection

    Water - our most precious resource - is depleted globally by multiple activities. Common uses include drinking water, fire protection, agricultural/irrigation, manufacturing, food processing, etc. As our global population continues to increase, so does the need for fresh water supply. As a dynamic resource with many universal commitments, it is not surprising, with so many different global variables, that water scarcity is becoming a concern for both developed and developing countries. By Michelle Pawlowicz, marketing specialist, McCrometer

  • Disc Aerators Replace Brush Aerators, Increasing Capacity And Performance
    Disc Aerators Replace Brush Aerators, Increasing Capacity And Performance

    To comply with new EPA rules and handle additional flow, the City of St. Charles Missouri WWTP required a capacity increase, and the landlocked plant needed a solution that would fit within its existing footprint. Brush aerators and boat clarifiers were replaced with 12 VLR-mounted disc aerators to fulfill the oxygen requirement while allowing for the treatment of higher organic loading. The solution provided increased nutrient-removal capacity and improved efficiency without increasing tank volume.

  •  Secure Network Information Readily Available To Enterprise Users
    Secure Network Information Readily Available To Enterprise Users

    Portland Water Bureau, more than 100 years old, is a public water utility located in Portland, Oregon. It is responsible for the supply, treatment, and delivery of water to about 935,000 consumers in parts of Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties in Oregon — nearly one-fourth of the population of the state. This service involves approximately 35 billion gallons of water annually. In 2011-12, more than 566,000 of those consumers were retail customers served directly by the utility. Another 368,000 consumers are served by the utility’s wholesale customers, including suburbs of Portland, water districts, and private water companies.

  • Multi-Barrier Disinfection Strategy - New York City (Case Study)
    Multi-Barrier Disinfection Strategy - New York City (Case Study)

    New York City is home to more than 8 million people, making it the most populous city in the United States. The majority of New York's drinking water is supplied by the Catskill/Delaware watershed, located approximately 100 miles outside the city. Historically, NYC has not filtered the water from this system, nor did they require any additional barriers to microbial contaminants due to the pristine nature of the watershed.

  • The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arsenic Removal From Source Water
    Arsenic Removal From Source Water

    Mitch Matthews, Regional Sales Manager for Severn Trent Services’ water purification business, discusses the ongoing need for arsenic removal and Severn Trent’s chlorine-based disinfection options.

  • 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 

  • Raw Water Treatment For Drinking Water Production
    Raw Water Treatment For Drinking Water Production

    Water is an essential element of life: it accounts for 70% to 80% of the weight of a human being. The quality of water is an important parameter that affects all aspects of the well-being of ecosystems and mankind, from human health, to food production, economic activities and biodiversity.

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