INDUSTRIAL WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT

The Growing Relationship Between Mining And The Water Sector

Global mining is emerging as a key sales channel for water players. Bluefield Research is forecasting the global mining sector’s capital investment in water solutions to grow to $17 billion in 2019. 

WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

  • Shape Matters: The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters
    Shape Matters: The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters

    Selecting the proper flow meter will take an operator through a fairly typical vetting process, including consideration of capital expenditure (CAPEX), O&M requirements, effectiveness, and durability. Manufacturers of all meter types (e.g., Venturi meters, magnetic flow meters (magmeters), cone meters, etc.) will surely claim to excel in these categories, but can they back up the claim?

  • Fracking Wastewater Recycled In Four Innovative Steps
    Fracking Wastewater Recycled In Four Innovative Steps

    Florida-based company Ozonix developed a new chemical-free system that uses four disinfection technologies­ to treat and recycle flowback and produced water for use as fracturing fluid.

  • Forward Osmosis: How It Works, And Why It’s Important
    Forward Osmosis: How It Works, And Why It’s Important

    Is this innovative desalination technique ready to topple incumbent technologies? An industry expert explains the benefits and potential of forward osmosis.

  • Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. By Jim Delee, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

  • Technology Qualification Of Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors For Deoxygenation Of Low Salinity Water For Polymer Flooding
    Technology Qualification Of Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors For Deoxygenation Of Low Salinity Water For Polymer Flooding

    Polymer flooding using low salinity water has been shown to improve oil reservoir recovery rates by altering the reservoir characteristic from an oil-wet state to a water-wet state. It has also been shown to be cost competitive with other Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes. The combined cost savings and increased recovery rate have prompted a lot of attention in the polymer flooding process with low salinity water in recent years.

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WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

  • Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down
    Brewery Reuses Water For Factory Wash-Down

    Looking to reduce its water footprint, Shepherd Neame Brewery invested in a complete membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater recovery and re-use plant. Learn how the new plant's aeration system has helped to reduce the brewery's water-to-beer ratio to an industry-leading value of 3:1.

  • Arsenic 101: 5 Questions Answered
    Arsenic 101: 5 Questions Answered

    Arsenic in water is one thing, but arsenic in beer? This is getting out of hand. While the drinking water supply is clearly much more of a concern than the beer supply, the sobering fact is that arsenic, a known carcinogen, is far too prevalent in the environment.

  • Autolyzed Excess Yeast: Control Breweries Energy Footprint
    Autolyzed Excess Yeast: Control Breweries Energy Footprint

    Beer brewing and processing is complex and energy intensive. And despite significant technological improvements, energy consumption remains a major environmental challenge in the brewing industry, together with wastewater and produced byproducts.

  • Deaeration System Eliminates Need For Maintenance And Cuts Cost For Paulaner Brewery
    Deaeration System Eliminates Need For Maintenance And Cuts Cost For Paulaner Brewery

    High oxygen levels in beer will cause organoleptic problems in the final product, so breweries aim to achieve oxygen-free water. Since Paulaner Brewery installed a modular, water deaeration system that uses hydrophobic hollow fiber membranes to remove dissolved gasses, the unit has operated maintenance-free. This tech brief outlines the unit’s design, operation, and the resulting reduction of energy consumption costs.

  • Revolutionary Sludge Management Comes To America
    Revolutionary Sludge Management Comes To America

    Wastewater utilities have a new opportunity to turn their sludge (biosolids) into something special.

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WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

  • Developments In Heat Transfer Technology Can Improve Exchanger Efficiency And Reduce Water Demand
    Developments In Heat Transfer Technology Can Improve Exchanger Efficiency And Reduce Water Demand

    Water’s high heat capacity, high thermal conductivity, and historically low cost make it popular for process heat exchange. Power plants, especially those for liquid cooling applications, withdraw a large fraction of the total demand for water necessary for agriculture, industry, recreation, hygiene, drinking, and wildlife.  By Kevin J. Farrell and Vijay Sathyamurthi, Heat Transfer Research, Inc., College Station, Texas USA

  • Cooling Tower Water Treatment: Substitution Of Conventional Biocide Treatment With Mixed Oxidant Solution
    Cooling Tower Water Treatment: Substitution Of Conventional Biocide Treatment With Mixed Oxidant Solution

    The substitution of conventional biocide treatments with MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) has resulted in a biocidal cooling tower water treatment process that costs less and is more effective than isothiazoline and bromine biocides.

  • A New Approach To Early Biofilm Detection
    A New Approach To Early Biofilm Detection

    To assist industrial operators in managing and preventing biofilm, Italian start-up ALVIM Srl created a monitoring system that provides early warning detection of bacterial biofilm growing on pipelines, tanks, heat exchangers, RO membranes, and other equipment.

  • Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. By Jim Delee, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

  • Optimize Plant Burner Fuel-To-Air Ratio With ST75 Flow Meter And Reduce Boiler Energy Costs
    Optimize Plant Burner Fuel-To-Air Ratio With ST75 Flow Meter And Reduce Boiler Energy Costs

    The advanced ST75 Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI), which measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in small line sizes, is ideal for optimizing the fuel-to-air ratio for plant burner-boiler control, reducing plant fuel costs while protecting the environment.

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WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY

  • How To Fix High pH And Comply With The Clean Water Act
    How To Fix High pH And Comply With The Clean Water Act

    When the Clean Water Act was enacted, one of the intentions of this legislation was to reduce the untreated industrial waste water burden on publically owned waste water treatment plants (POTW) so that industrial wastewater would only load the treatment plant to the same extent as ordinary household sanitary waste. Industrial facilities that generated process wastewater had to begin pre-treatment of the water before it could be returned to the local POTW.

  • Be A Detective: 5 Must-Ask Questions For Industrial Screening Selection
    Be A Detective: 5 Must-Ask Questions For Industrial Screening Selection

    Sherlock Holmes and Bert Irwin have something in common: they both spend their days looking for clues.

  • Ion Exchange Resins Reduce Pollution From Refineries
    Ion Exchange Resins Reduce Pollution From Refineries

    A single operational oil and gas refinery produces millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater a year, leading to environmental pollution concerns. Ion exchange resins are a metal- and ion-removal solution to help clean this wastewater for plant reuse or safe disposal. This application guide explains how resins can be used to demineralize refinery water in process, boiler, and cooling water applications.

  • Waste Heat Recovery For Desalination From Steam Power Plants
    Waste Heat Recovery For Desalination From Steam Power Plants

    Currently, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia about 1.5 million barrels of oil are consumed daily to generate electricity to drive reverse osmosis desalination plants.  This represents about 15 percent of KSA’s daily oil production. 

  • A New Approach To Early Biofilm Detection
    A New Approach To Early Biofilm Detection

    To assist industrial operators in managing and preventing biofilm, Italian start-up ALVIM Srl created a monitoring system that provides early warning detection of bacterial biofilm growing on pipelines, tanks, heat exchangers, RO membranes, and other equipment.

  • Fracking Wastewater Recycled In Four Innovative Steps
    Fracking Wastewater Recycled In Four Innovative Steps

    Florida-based company Ozonix developed a new chemical-free system that uses four disinfection technologies­ to treat and recycle flowback and produced water for use as fracturing fluid.

  • Platte River Power Authority Restores Cooling Reservoir, Reducing Maintenance Costs And Improving Wildlife Habitat
    Platte River Power Authority Restores Cooling Reservoir, Reducing Maintenance Costs And Improving Wildlife Habitat

    Top-performing coal-fired power plant finds that SolarBee® solar-powered mixers combat blue-green algae in 500-acre reservoir without the need for chemicals or mechanical aeration.

  • How A Wisconsin Paper Mill Increased Capacity And Improved Water Quality
    How A Wisconsin Paper Mill Increased Capacity And Improved Water Quality

    In late 2012, production capacity issues arose with several of the clay tile filters at the NewPage Biron paper mill in Wisconsin. Process engineers decided to retrofit two of their four existing dual cell filters with an underdrain system and media retainer. This case study details the system and explains how it doubled capacity for the two filters and improved effluent water quality, leading to fewer plant shutdowns due to seal failures within the mill.

  • Chemical-Free Degassing Alternative For The Pharmaceutical Industry
    Chemical-Free Degassing Alternative For The Pharmaceutical Industry

    When treating water for the production of pharmaceuticals, carbon dioxide content in the raw water must be reduced to obtain purified water with the proper conductivity. Though sodium hydroxide dosing has historically been used to control CO2, membrane degasification technology is an alternative approach that eliminates the need for chemicals. In this tech brief, learn how the OEM Hager + Elsässer uses membrane contactors for efficient gas removal in their pharmaceutical water treatment systems.

  • Resolving High PH For Mining Operations
    Resolving High PH For Mining Operations

    For an open-pit taconite mining operation in Minnesota, high pH groundwater required round-the-clock pumping to comply with discharge permit limits. After management installed a control system to neutralize the pH, the treated water leaving the site now meets permit limits. Read this case study to learn more about the installed system and results.

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9210p On-line Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

9210p On-line Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

OI Analytical introduces the Model 9210p On-Line Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzer. The 9210p uses proven heated persulfate oxidation with Solid State Non-Dispersive Infrared detector (SSNDIR) technology to monitor for organic contaminants in water streams for regulatory compliance and optimization of water treatment processes.

SmartMOD®: Advanced Modularized Evaporation System For Oil Sands

Aquatech has been providing integrated water treatment solutions to the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years, ensuring our customers’ production and refining processes operate in an efficient and safe manner.

Wastewater Transport

Wastewater Transport

Once water has served its human needs, effluent stations equipped with Xylem pumps efficiently move wastewater to treatment facilities
OPTIMASS 2000

OPTIMASS 2000

Whilst the OPTIMASS 2000 has been developed to meet the demanding transfer requirements of the oil and gas industry, it is well suited to bulk measurement in many applications.
Schneider Electric Industrial Repair Services

Schneider Electric Industrial Repair Services

The Schneider Electric global brand continues to gain awareness and recognition throughout the world as a trusted solutions provider. With more than 40 years of experience, we are the technology leader that continually sets the standard in the industrial electronic repair business.

PPro-Seal™ Natural Polypropylene

PPro-Seal™ Natural Polypropylene

PPro-Seal has excellent resistance to attack by most organic and inorganic chemicals in common use. In general, it is attacked only by strong oxidizing acids and is weakened by certain organic solvents and chlorinated hydrocarbons
Thermo Scientific AquaSensors DataStick Dissolved Oxygen (ppm and ppb) Measurement System

Thermo Scientific AquaSensors DataStick Dissolved Oxygen (ppm and ppb) Measurement System

Connect this D.O. sensor directly to a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) for seamless integration with industrial control systems. Use any computer to display data, calibrate and customize the measurement without an intermediate analyzer electronics box.
Sludge Handling

Sludge Handling

Xylem's energy efficient pumps see service in sludge handling operations.
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