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  • Three Channel's A Charm: MD WWTP Chooses UV
    Three Channel's A Charm: MD WWTP Chooses UV

    The Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) receives wastewater from the greater Washington, DC area. Heightened security and concerns over the hazards of using chlorine gas had the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) reconsidering their wastewater disinfection process equipment.

  • Looming In The Sewers: Nonwovens Are Weaving A Tangled Web
    Looming In The Sewers: Nonwovens Are Weaving A Tangled Web

    Looming in the world’s sewer system are contaminants of emerging concern.  They’re not the endocrine disruptors, antibiotics or painkillers we’ve been reading about for the past several years (though those are indeed a challenge).  These contaminants are bigger, and like the legendary alligators rumored to lurk in the New York City sewer system when I was a kid, they are growing steadily, day by day, to pose a catastrophic threat.

  • Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses
    Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses

    Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), Birmingham, Alabama has consistently achieved the rating of the number five water system in the United States for water quality.  BWWB’s potable water distribution system (WDS) serves 600,000 people with a daily average use of 100 million gallons (378 million liters) of water, received from nearby lakes and rivers. The system includes 51 water storage tanks, nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) of pipe, over 13,000 fire hydrants and over 200,000 service connections.

  • 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.

  • Rethinking Old Standards:  A Few Small Changes Pave Way For Innovation
    Rethinking Old Standards: A Few Small Changes Pave Way For Innovation

    Innovation doesn’t necessarily require a brand new concept.

  • 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.

  • MIOX Improves Cooling Water Treatment
    MIOX Improves Cooling Water Treatment

    MIOX’s patented on-demand chemistries for cooling tower and cooling loop water disinfection improve safety, lower general corrosion rates, increase performance, and save money.  The unique qualities of MIOX chemistries lower corrosion rates by 80% in copper and 50% in steel, resulting in a reduction of downtime, maintenance and expense.

  • High Recovery Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment For Industrial, Agricultural, And Municipal Applications
    High Recovery Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment For Industrial, Agricultural, And Municipal Applications

    Industry accounts for nearly 60 percent of fresh water withdrawals in the developed world and agriculture consumes 70 percent of fresh water supplies globally, according to UNESCO.

  • biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants Sales Literature

    Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. With an increasing need to provide treatment for a growing list of contaminants, limited support staff, and shrinking operating budgets, water utilities face many hardships. Fortunately, biottta leverages nature to offer an affordable and sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

  • 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.

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Wireless Current Loop Recorder

Wireless Current Loop Recorder

The iLR-32 wireless current loop recorder is part of Telog's suite of wireless monitoring products. When you combine Teloger's Enterprise software with our wireless monitoring products you have a powerful system of wireless water infrastructure monitoring that is consistently delivering real-time data from the field straight to your desktop....imagine...your data on one platform straight to your computer screen....it IS possible and it's happening now with Telogers Enterprise.

Submersible Drainage Pump – ABS XJ and XJC

Submersible Drainage Pump – ABS XJ and XJC

ABS submersible drainage pumps XJ 25 – 80 and XJC 50-80 are ideal for pumping water and dirty water mixed with soil. When delivered to a site you can start using them right away. Pumps with built in AquaTronic unit will always have correct direction of impeller rotation, ensuring peak performance and reduced wear.

Winery Wastewater Treatment Systems

Winery Wastewater Treatment Systems

ClearBlu installs the most effective winery wastewater systems available. We are a design/build contractor. Utilizing biodigester technology, our capital costs for systems are significantly lower than other systems. Why? Because we are not utilizing municipal wastewater system technology to treat winery waste. They represent two different problems.

Winery waste water contains sugars and grape organics. This narrow profile means that it is easier to treat. Typically engineering firms will spend 10’s or 100’s of thousands of dollars designing systems that are overly complex, very costly to install, difficult to operate and expensive to maintain. By focusing on the content of the waste stream, ClearBlu installs systems with much smaller footprints. If ponds are utilized, less than 24% of the acreage engineers require will be needed. We eliminate chemical usage by eliminating DAF and SAF systems.

VTScada Connectivity Package

VTScada Connectivity Package

Standard VTScada Component - Share your SCADA information across your whole orginization using integrated ODBC, OPC, and Web Services.

4100 Water / Soil Sample Processor

4100 Water / Soil Sample Processor

OI Analytical, a brand of Xylem (USA) is pleased to offer a new water/soil sample processor for purge and trap GC-MS analysis of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in drinking water, wastewater, soils, and sediments. Environmental laboratories performing VOC analysis of drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, soil and sediment samples require a versatile and reliable automation platform to transfer samples to purge-and-trap GC-MS systems.

Quality OEM Membrane Filtration Products For Integration Into End-User Filtration Devices

Quality OEM Membrane Filtration Products For Integration Into End-User Filtration Devices

MicroPES® and DuraPES® membranes are high performance, asymmetric membranes. These membranes, which show excellent retention characteristics and high throughput, are used in many microfiltration applications in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food & beverage, microelectronics and chemical industries.

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  • 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 

  • Troubleshooting Nitrification And Denitrification In Wastewater
    Troubleshooting Nitrification And Denitrification In Wastewater

    The proper tools are essential to fixing any problem. Over the years, Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) has helped dozens of water resource recovery facilities (WRRF) get back into and maintain compliance with NPDES discharge permits. Their field toolkit has included an assortment of batch sampling kits and handheld instruments. Each tool had its place but each also had limitations and, as a result, the compliance puzzle often was missing important pieces. Increasingly, as nutrient limits were incorporated into discharge permits, the missing piece was characterizing the dynamics of nitrification and denitrification. By Patrick Higgins

  • Los Cabos MyFAST Installation
    Los Cabos MyFAST Installation

    Bio-Microbics MyFAST® 60,000 GPD Wastewater Treatment System is installed under the parking lot of the Los Cabos International Convention Center and the water is reused to irrigate the 2700 m3 greenwall that covers the façade of the building just in time for the 2012 G20 Summit Event.

  • Case Study: New MIOX iAO Technology For Groundwater Remediation At 75% Cost Reduction
    Case Study: New MIOX iAO Technology For Groundwater Remediation At 75% Cost Reduction

    Cl₂/UV AOP treatment processes are highly complex and dependent on a number of water chemistry and treatment process parameters. With over three years of direct experience, MIOX is in a unique position to apply its expertise towards customer-specific optimization of Cl₂/UV AOP treatment processes with the goal of reducing costs and improving safety. The use of MIOX’s On-Site generation systems, which produces aqueous chlorine from non-hazardous sodium chloride brine, offers a safer and superior chemical introduction into AOP treatment trains compared to concentrated hydrogen peroxide or bulk hypochlorite.

  • Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors Remove Dissolved Gases From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Recovery And Process Applcations
    Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors Remove Dissolved Gases From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Recovery And Process Applcations

    The oil and gas industry has utilized various deaeration technologies for many years to remove dissolved gases, particularly oxygen, from injection water. Minimizing the environmental impact, improving operating efficiency, avoiding process issues and protecting system components are just a few of the reasons degassing is necessary in many hydrocarbon recovery and water processes.

  • biottta™ Biotreatment Packaged Plants Sales Literature

    Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. With an increasing need to provide treatment for a growing list of contaminants, limited support staff, and shrinking operating budgets, water utilities face many hardships. Fortunately, biottta leverages nature to offer an affordable and sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

  • Greater Lawrence SD Chooses Headworks® Mahr® Bar Screen Upgrade
    Greater Lawrence SD Chooses Headworks® Mahr® Bar Screen Upgrade

    The Greater Lawrence Sanitation District is responsible for building, maintaining, and operating a system of sewage collection and disposal for over 130,000 people in five communities in Essex County. Established in 1977, the plant operates on the banks of the Merrimack River approximately 24 miles from Boston, in the northeastern part of Massachusetts.

  • A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology
    A New Paradigm In Aeration Technology

    The DO2E organization sprang from one individual’s attempt to solve an aeration problem in a fish hatchery and realizing that his device to do so had many other applications as well. This device broke up algal blooms as well as aerating, and it was only a short step to modify it into breaking up FOG (fats, oils, and grease) deposits in grease traps and lift stations. This device was patented, thus DO2E was born.

  • Hybrid Blowers: Should WWTPs Believe The Hype?
    Hybrid Blowers: Should WWTPs Believe The Hype?

    In 2010, an energy analysis of the Freeport Wastewater Treatment Facility in southern Maine revealed that the plant had significant inefficiencies in usage. Specifically, the plant’s 30-year-old multistage centrifugal aeration blowers were accounting for as much as 90 percent of electricity consumption.

  • BioMag™ and CoMag® Systems Video
    BioMag™ and CoMag® Systems Video

    These are proven wastewater and water treatment technologies that utilize magnetite ballast to enhance capacity, performance, stability and control — while minimizing footprint and capital costs.

  • Mechanical Flow Switches: F10 & F50 Datasheet

    Magnetrol® flow switches are highly reliable devices utilized to sense the start or stop of flow in horizontal pipelines containing oil and petroleum derivatives, chemicals, water, or air.

  • RIO Zuni Installation & Start Up Video
    RIO Zuni Installation & Start Up Video

    The RIO Zuni produces Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) through a patented electrolysis process by MIOX using salt, water and electricity. MOS is a non-hazardous chemical that is proven more effective at microorganism inactivation.

  • 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.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Control And Removal White Paper

    Hydrogen sulfide is probably the most obnoxious and troublesome compound to be dealt with in a potable water supply. It is an almost impossible task to produce a palatable water that is free of taste and odor at all times if hydrogen sulfide is present in the raw water in significant concentrations

  • 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.

  • Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note
    Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note

    Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) are used throughout water distribution systems to reduce pipeline pressure to a predetermined set point. This decreases water loss and prevents pipe breaks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Granular Activated Carbon As A Barrier Against Chemical Spills
    Granular Activated Carbon As A Barrier Against Chemical Spills

    Granular activated carbon can provide an effective barrier defense against chemical spills into our drinking water sources. Read this white paper describing how to put GAC to work defending your source waters.

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