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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions
    An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions

    Whether you’re managing municipal waters, working with cooling towers, or producing clean water, NeoTech Aqua Solutions offers disinfection, TOC reduction, and ozone destruction products that can be easily sized for your requirements.  Real-time dosimetry units provide exact dosage measurements, and a minimum number of lamps allow for halting of water flow without powering the unit down.

  • Alternative Wastewater Treatment Option Suitable for Sustainable Practices
    Alternative Wastewater Treatment Option Suitable for Sustainable Practices

    Merryvale Starmont chose to investigate alternate wastewater treatment equipment options to better fit with the company’s dedication to sustainable practices. The old turbine style surface aerators were replaced with UltraFine Bubble aerators, reducing the total horsepower from 37.5 down to 8. An automatic DO control system was also installed to increase energy conservation. The reduction in horsepower allowed the facility to claim over $13,000 in PG&E rebates in addition to the savings being realized by the more energy efficient motors.

  • WWEMA Window: The Past, Present, And Future Of Water
    WWEMA Window: The Past, Present, And Future Of Water

    As I am writing this article, I find it hard to believe that another year has zipped by and evaluations of all our prognostications from the previous year are now subject to review and scrutiny.  2013 has been an interesting year in the water and wastewater market!

  • 12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
    12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System

     “You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.

  • Northumbrian Water Opts For Energy Efficient Atlas Copco Screw Blower Technology
    Northumbrian Water Opts For Energy Efficient Atlas Copco Screw Blower Technology

    Northumbrian Water, a leading provider of water and sewerage services in the North East of England, has chosen Atlas Copco screw blower technology to help reduce energy consumption and minimize service costs at its sewage treatment works in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

  • 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

  • Drought & Water Technology
    Drought & Water Technology

    Find out how Desalitech’s ReFlex Reverse Osmosis technology is enabling cost-efficient in-land water purification. This technology is helping farms in dry and drought-stricken areas turn brackish water into a new water resource.

  • KLa Slot Injector™ Aeration System Assists Cheese And Whey Production Plant Solve Its Nitrogen Discharge Challenge
    KLa Slot Injector™ Aeration System Assists Cheese And Whey Production Plant Solve Its Nitrogen Discharge Challenge

    A gourmet cheese, whey protein, and lactose production facility located in the Midwest had been utilizing a land application system for effluent discharge for over 40 years. Using a combination of ridge and furrow and spray irrigation, the plant had many years of success applying their wastewater to the land.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Hydro-Guard® HG-31

Hydro-Guard® HG-31

The Hydro-Guard® HG-31 LongNeck™ Standard Flushing System was developed for use in moderate to severe cold weather climates, and can be operated all year in all weather conditions.

InnovaMass 240 VTP

InnovaMass 240 VTP

Read five process variables with a single installed device!

Our award-winning InnovaMass® Model 240 steam flow meter can measure the mass flow rate of any gas or liquid and are ideally suited for saturated or superheated steam. Our multivariable Technology allows one instrument and one process connection to measure FIVE process parameters at the same time to simultaneously measure mass flow rate, temperature, pressure, volumetric flow rate, and fluid density.

Model R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter

Model R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter

The Magnetrol® Model R82 is an economical, loop-powered radar transmitter bringing radar to everyday applications.

Ashcroft® DG25 Digital Pressure Gauge

Ashcroft® DG25 Digital Pressure Gauge

The new Ashcroft® DG25 digital pressure gauge provides a 5 full digit LCD in ranges up to 25,000 psi. Available in accuracies of 0.5% and 0.25% FS, this new design boasts a minimum battery life of 2000 hours. Standard features include an IP67 enclosure, selectable units of measure, a 20 segment bar graph indicator, min-max, tare and a list of agency certifications. A backlight and rubber protective boot are also available.

ETS-UV for Drinking Water Disinfection

ETS-UV for Drinking Water Disinfection

The ETS range of drinking water UV systems are modeled using CFD and FEA emulation tools and have been independently validated to demonstrate performance under a variety of operating conditions.

Smartrack™ MF/UF Rack System

Smartrack™ MF/UF Rack System

Smartrack™ is the only universal rack for high-purity water production with interchangeable ultrafiltration modules capable of varied dimensions as well as different connections.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins
    New Drinking Water Regulations Sought For Algal Toxins

    Excess nutrients, blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), and cyanotoxins have long been a problem for wastewater treatment plants — many states regulate nutrient levels in discharged water — but now drinking water plants are being eyed for regulation as well.

  • 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.

  • Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance
    Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance

    The national lead-free law that went into effect in January 2014 arrived with a certain amount of confusion tied to it. What does “lead free” really mean? What constitutes a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture? How are lead-free products identified? How is the law enforced?

  • Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges
    Research To The Rescue: Solutions For Today’s Top Water Challenges

    The Water Research Foundation should be well known to those interested in the latest solutions to the water/wastewater industry’s most pressing challenges — they’ve been around since 1966 — but in case you don’t know…

  • Next-Generation Arsenic Removal
    Next-Generation Arsenic Removal

    A novel process gives spent adsorptive media — and utilities’ budgets — new life.

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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?

  • The Value Of Wastewater: Closed Vessel UV Disinfection For Water Reuse
    The Value Of Wastewater: Closed Vessel UV Disinfection For Water Reuse

    Jon McClean, President of Engineered Treatment Systems (ETS), explains how UV disinfection of wastewater provides an effective and sustainable solution to growing water shortages.

  • 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.

  • Energy-Saving Desalination Technology
    Energy-Saving Desalination Technology

    As water resources dwindle, more and more focus turns to desalination technologies. In this interview with Water Online Radio, Harland Pond and Thomas Morrison of Grundfos talk about the company’s commitment to innovation and their quest to solve the world’s water problems.

  • 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.

  • Best Practices for Mass Flow Controller Manufacturing
    Best Practices for Mass Flow Controller Manufacturing

    In Part 1 of our mass flow controller best practices series, Best Practices for Mass Flow Controller Selection and Installation,  Sierra’s Chief Engineer John Smitherman compiled a comprehensive list of best practices for the selection, installation and operation of mass flow meters and controllers. With so many flow measurement products and technologies on the market, it’s important to also be able to assess the manufacturer,

  • WWEMA Window: ‘Nondispersibles’ Turning Sewers Into Nightmares Nationwide
    WWEMA Window: ‘Nondispersibles’ Turning Sewers Into Nightmares Nationwide

    Increasingly, wipes are causing serious issues for wastewater treatment system operators. Many of the wipes entering the sewage system are not dispersible and technically not flushable.

  • SCADA Systems Provide Insight To Increase Efficiency
    SCADA Systems Provide Insight To Increase Efficiency

    Glenn Wadden, President of Trihedral, explains how today’s SCADA systems are intuitive to learn for remote plant operators and capable of providing feedback that can reduce cost and increase efficiency.

  • Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities
    Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities

    Monitoring phosphate during the wastewater treatment process allows for fine-tuning and optimizing chemical dosing for removal of phosphate, which provides significant cost savings to the plant while protecting the aquatic environment downstream of the facility.

  • Arad Group Poised To Acquire Water Firm In Mexico, Continues Global Expansion
    Arad Group Poised To Acquire Water Firm In Mexico, Continues Global Expansion

    The Arad Group continues to expand its global presence in the smart water technology sector.

  • 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.

  • Pulp And Paper Manufacturer Significantly Increases Production While Complying With Discharge Limitations
    Pulp And Paper Manufacturer Significantly Increases Production While Complying With Discharge Limitations

    A U.S.-based pulp and paper manufacturer required high purity process and boiler feed water. It was using water from a local well and treating it with a 150 gpm conventional RO system operating at 75% recovery, but this was creating 50 gpm of wastewater – over 26 million gallons per year.

  • 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

  • New Treatment Technologies For Water Customers
    New Treatment Technologies For Water Customers

    Elena Bailey, Director of Business Development at Ovivo, introduces new treatment technologies, including the Duet screen for grit removal and the AEROSTRIP® Diffusor for aeration. In this video, learn how the latest products in the company’s portfolio connect with customers’ needs in the drinking water and wastewater industries.

  • 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.

  • Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors
    Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors

    When engineers at the Kori nuclear power plant in South Korea found that dissolved nitrogen in reactor feed water led to an increased production of carbon 14, a long-term environmental contaminant, they sought a way to minimize its production. Membrane contactors were installed to simultaneously remove both dissolved nitrogen and oxygen from the water.

  • The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution
    The Many Faces Of Carbon — A Versatile Treatment Solution

    What concerns drinking water municipalities the most? Is it regulations, emerging contaminants, or a crisp, clear product? To a degree, it’s all of the above. Jim Knepper of Jacobi Carbons explains.

  • WEDECO PRO<sub>3</sub>MIX Overview
    WEDECO PRO3MIX Overview

    The PRO3MIX bromate control system is an intelligent ozone-based advanced oxidation process (AOP) introduction and reaction system enabling ozone treatment in a compact and intelligent design to mitigate bromate formation even in cases of high level bromide in source water. This short animated overview walks the reader through the various disinfection points of the process.

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