What is the perspective of today’s market from the view of a manufacturer’s representative marketing a diverse line of water and wastewater treatment products, along with pumps, solids handling/dewatering equipment, and infrastructure assessment?
New research into the chemical byproducts that result from cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair indicates that the practice may not be safe for installers or nearby residents. Is your operation at risk?
Florida’s largest freshwater lake is thick with toxic algae, fueling concerns that it will spread to other water bodies and sparking a debate over whether decisions by water managers helped encourage the growth of this bloom.
San Diego police are investigating a potential crime after surveillance video appeared to show a man poisoning a homeowner’s drinking water.
Water bills sometimes force families out of their homes — a problem that has afflicted people across the country.
A long-awaited plan to curb stormwater pollution in Massachusetts is going to be delayed and could be eliminated altogether.
After a taxpayer group challenged a drinking water standard in California, a state panel has decided to remove the rule.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim they know what water utilities should do to spend more efficiently on infrastructure.
Water made headlines over the past year, with the major contamination discovery in Flint, MI, droughts and then flooding in California, and questions about infrastructure. These headlines highlight how vital water is to the U.S. economy and the American people, as well as the challenges the industry faces. What’s not in these headline stories, though, is how the industry views its future.
What is the effect of the baby boomer-to-millennial personnel changeover as it relates to technology, knowledge transfer, and the future of the water industry? Water Online surveyed technology providers who serve the utility and engineering community on their perceptions of and preparations for the transition.
A failure to include orthophosphate in water treatment processes in Flint was a primary reason for the lead crisis that gripped the city and served up unsafe tap water to locals, according to new research.
San Diego has approval from federal regulators to continue running its wastewater treatment plant, but it comes with a catch.
Utilities are faced with myriad threats looming in the future, but chief among them is increased stress from population growth. In Denver, comprehensive planning for that future is underway.
A constant problem in many wastewater collection systems is the formation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the lift stations as well as from biofilms further downstream in the delivery piping to the wastewater treatment plant. DO2E representatives suggested that the City of Taylorville (IL) use their proprietary digesters equipped with an ozone (O3) capability to remove this problem from our system.
A city in New Jersey is facing criticism for failing to prosecute a small-scale water heist allegedly carried out last year.
A major battle over funding has broken out after a shuttered Air Force base seven miles outside of Sacramento contaminated groundwater supplies in the area.
A utility in West Virginia is setting the standard for how to provide clean tap water despite relying on an extremely polluted waterway.
California regulators are not doing enough to protect groundwater from wastewater injection by the energy industry, according to a new report by KQED.
Municipal water services continually utilize improved technologies so that they can offer their customers higher water quality.
An innovative approach to high quality ice production has been adopted by the new Ice Palace in Moscow.
Heat and power generation in biofuel engine cogeneration plants has become increasingly important as process industries look for more economical and environmentally friendly ways to produce energy.
Ammonia is used as a cleaning and bleaching agent in the production of fertilizers, plastics, explosives, and many other products.
Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) recently commissioned a membrane decarbonation system using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF-14x28 Series Membrane Contactors to remove CO2 prior to their mixed bed deionizers.
Pure steam is used in sterilization chambers as a common method to sterilize pharmaceutical products, such as equipment parts, instruments, containers and materials for sterile environments.
There are many challenges for mobile radio operators, installers, and system integrators that have to do with the installation of remote radio systems. Challenges include considerations for how the higher power requirements affect the inductance of newly integrated hybrid cycles, and how inductive voltage drops can be reduced. This white paper presents answers for these challenges, and offers ideal installation solutions for remote radio systems and their solutions.
According to the U.S. EPA, municipal water and wastewater treatment systems account for 30 to 40 percent of the total energy used by municipalities in the United States. In wastewater treatment, the biggest chunk of this energy consumption comes from aeration. Within a typical WWTP, the aeration equipment used to maintain the required dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the activated sludge process can account for as much as 60 percent of the total plant energy use (Source: EPA.gov). As municipalities and plant operators look for ways to minimize energy use and contain operating costs, aeration is a natural area of focus.
California regulators are getting closer to regulating waste discharges by marijuana growers.
Concern that government regulators are failing to adequately address perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination has prompted New Hampshire locals to begin their own research into the health effects of these pollutants.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited a water treatment plant last week amid concerns about GenX contamination in the Cape Fear River.
An unusual part of the lives of waste workers: Findings strange items that get flushed down the toilet or otherwise end up at the treatment plant.
Aeration is a critical part of the wastewater treatment process and one of its biggest energy consumers. As such, there is no reason why aeration should be left behind as plant processes and technologies become more advanced.
The utility of the future will become an integral part of “smart cities.” These forward-thinking cities and utilities will have a complete sense of operations and millions of points of data streaming in at all times, allowing them to operate more efficiently and effectively. One component of the advanced water utility is already in the hands of many: smart meters.
Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.
The Flint water crisis brought long overdue attention to the state of U.S. water infrastructure. Repair and development costs, north of a trillion dollars by some measures, are jaw-dropping. And water management is being scrutinized — from the top-down — to figure out how these costs are going to be paid for.
A grandmother appears to have contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while vacationing in South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach last month.
Infrastructure failure resulted in a major fish kill in Iowa this week.
Water utilities and farmers are at odds over who should shoulder the burden of cleaning nitrates and phosphorus out of water.
Minnesota water regulators are taking on a corporation for allegedly violating its water quality promises.
When searching for a service provider, you want what’s best for your company. But what does best mean when it comes to service?
Add Pierre, South Dakota, to the rapidly growing list of early adopters of AMERICAN Flow Control’s valves and hydrants with ALPHA restrained joint ends. Introduced last year, ALPHA saves labor, time and money.
Social media engagement has for too long been a missed opportunity for drinking water utilities. A new research project seeks to convince them that they need to change that.
The 34 MGD Otay Water Treatment Plant in San Diego, California serves a population of approximately 200,000. It is a conventional treatment plant that uses coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. The plant receives raw water from two different sources — imported water from the Colorado River and runoff water from three local reservoirs.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces 11 distinguished members as the 2017 WEF Fellows recipients.
SplashLink, water’s online platform, and Porto Water Innovation Week (PWIW), a week-long event focused on discussing the main innovation challenges in water resources, are pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide PWIW’s attendees with unique access to an online marketplace built exclusively for the water industry.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Sensus Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution has been honored by municipal utility executives as the “Best Smart Utility Solution” during the Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS).
Anue Water Technologies, the leading manufacturer of high-efficiency Ozone and Oxygen generation and injection systems for the elimination of odor, corrosion and FOG (fat, oil, grease) in municipal and industrial wastewater, will introduce its strong, new management team, key technology improvements and live product demonstrations at the upcoming WEFTEC Show in Chicago, October 2 – 4, 2017.
SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), the electrochlorination based solution pioneered by Evoqua Water Technologies, has successfully completed all biological efficacy US Coast Guard Type Approval tests.
Clean Chemistry, a chemical technology company, announced recently that its patented PeroxyMAX chemistry has received EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) biocide registration.
Anue Water Technologies, the leading manufacturer of high-efficiency Ozone and Oxygen generation and injection systems for the elimination of odor, corrosion and FOG (fat, oil, grease) in municipal and industrial wastewater, will introduce its strong, new management team, key technology improvements and live product demonstrations at the upcoming WEFTEC Show in Chicago, October 2 – 4, 2017
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