Did you ever have a paper route or go door-to-door selling items to your neighbors for a charitable cause in your younger years? Remember the house with the big dog? Or the overgrown yard? Maybe even the dark house at the end of the lane that the spooky old woman known to all as “the witch” lived in?
Combining technologies can deliver a detailed and robust understanding of flood risk.
The video provides a different perspective on the sludge thickening process and explains how various features combine to make the ThickTech the best option for low polymer usage and the highest capture rates of 98% or more.
Most people understand the inherent benefits of plastic piping — chemical resistance, installation speed, ease of assembly, cost efficiency, longevity in corrosive, harsh exterior or underground environments, etc. Not everyone, however, fully appreciates the nuances of plastic piping design that help to maximize those benefits most efficiently.
Las Vegas water planners are prepping for a harrowing possibility: The disappearance of the Colorado River.
Harmful algal blooms — the overgrowth of algae in water — are a major problem across the nation. Blooms occur when excess nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), combine with sunlight, and warm temperatures in water bodies. They can cause severe, negative impacts on aquatic ecosystems, the economy, and human health.
While San Diego has a reputation for beautiful weather in a sunny seaside setting, its growing population in the southernmost area of rain-starved California is a recipe for trouble in paradise. That challenge has spurred the creation of Pure Water San Diego — a multi-phase, multi-year program with the goal of using recycled water for up to one-third of San Diego’s water supply by the year 2035.
Carl Alexander, the GIS Director for White House Utility District describes how the utility integrated and used data from the PI System and ArcGIS to recover $900,000 in water being lost through leaks and reduced data prep time from 6 hours to ten minutes.
A case of legionellosis — an illness acquired from Legionella bacteria, which can grow in cooling water and potable water systems — was diagnosed at a medical retirement home.
In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere.
Water delivery in Austin, TX, was challenged by historic flooding in October, prompting an unusual turn of events for a major city.
The first blood tests results were released since water contamination in the Philadelphia suburbs came to light, and they provide a glimpse at potential health effects for residents.
Thames Water focuses on extracting value from specific combinations of structured and unstructured business data together with real-time operational data provided by Thames' PI System from across more than 3000 plant and 140,000 km of water and sewerage networks.
Envision a world absent of a water crisis, an end to the threatened health and economic welfare affecting nearly 1.5 billion people due to water scarcity. Clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and we are only scraping the surface on achieving public awareness. As our global population increases, access to clean water decreases; a metric with diminishing returns.
Metro Vancouver integrates their Microsoft suite with the PI System to empower people to achieve their environmental sustainability goals.
In the Louisiana community of Enterprise, tap water is so unappealing that one woman drives 20 miles each way to do her laundry in another town, according to CNN.
Matthew Au of Las Vegas Valley Water District describes using AF Transformer to speed up AF structure creation to build a better database.
Like wastewater treatment plants across the country, Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility experiences fluctuations in the volume of water to be treated due to the inflow and infiltration of stormwater. During storm events, this variation can be between X and Y mgd.
Not cool enough in summer. Not warm enough in winter. Guests staying at a prestigious country club in New York state complained regularly about the air conditioning and heating of their luxury suites and apartments. The geothermal heat exchange system serving this facility had never, in fact, been fully functional.
Across the country, farmers face unrelenting pressure to conserve both water and energy. From California to Texas, recent droughts and declining groundwater levels require more pumping to provide irrigation water for crops. Pumping water takes energy, as do many other precision agriculture tasks involved in running a successful farm today. This symbiotic relationship between water and energy use — often called the energy-water nexus — is taking its toll on America’s agricultural industry.
Dr. Francisco Castillo speaks on their FIELD MOUS system (Field MOnitoring User System), where a PI System acts as a repository of technical data into which different departments plug their data, and other departments access it to fit their particular needs.
A new report from an environmental group points to a potential atrazine problem in tap water.
The characteristic feature of the HUBER Drum Screen LIQUID is its screen basket which is horizontally installed in the channel or in a tank.
In the discussion about limited resources and energy saving in sewage treatment plants innovative sewage treatment methods are increasingly becoming a focal point. In Germany, there are about 1,200 sewage treatment plants which are designed for 10,000 to 50,000 PE, about one third of them have a sludge digester. Thus, there is a potential of about 800 sewage treatment plants that remains for a change from aerobic sludge stabilisation to processes with anaerobic sludge stabilization.
One of the nation’s largest four-service utility providers, Colorado Springs Utilities supplies energy and water to over 450,000 people. The state-certified laboratory of the Water Quality Assurance section processes over 14,000 samples and 80,000 analytes per year from eight watersheds, seven finished water treatment facilities, 38 finished water reservoirs, four post-chlorination stations, two wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2700 miles of pipeline.
With the proliferation of sensors, data collection, and cloud storage, there is the potential for operational insight heretofore never available, and the opportunity will only expand as the technology evolves and the Internet of Things becomes, well, more of a thing. But data is only truly useful if it informs decision-making that results in positive impact — for an organization's bottom line, its personnel, its customers, or even the world at large (i.e., the environment).
Colorado Springs Utilities internal customers can see lab results more quickly and as a result are reducing costs by optimizing their facilities by 30%.
Capacitive deionization (CDI), sometimes called electrochemical demineralization, is referred to as Radial Deionization (RDI) by Atlantis Technologies, which has developed a proprietary form of the process. If you haven't heard of it by any name, or would like to know more about its considerable treatment capabilities, tune into this interview with Patrick Curran,
Filtration has been around for a long, long time, so it may be that most treatment plant operators feel pretty informed about its capabilities. But hearing from Brian Frewerd, Director of Application Engineering with Parkson Corporation and Water Talk guest, will likely prove enlightening. Frewerd provides background on sand filtration for tertiary treatment applications, followed by insight on notable technology improvements and performance milestones
Ian Scott describes the key landmarks in its use of the PI System and the evolution towards using the PI System as the cornerstone infrastructure of its business.
Wastewater professionals are under constant pressure to cut costs and improve sustainability. At the same time, they’re responsible for meeting ever more stringent regulations. Continued improvements in wastewater treatment processes are essential for utility leaders to meet these goals.
A municipal wastewater treatment plant investigated a sudden increase in fecal coliform exceedance events.
Outsourcing water management at industrial plants is not a simple all-or-nothing decision. Instead, when looking to outsource, industrial plant managers have a variety of models to choose from to meet their needs, each with its own benefits as well as trade-offs. Here is what to consider when deciding what and how to outsource.
In this video, we explain why plastic elements, or “teeth”, on the Aqua Guard screen are most effective to assist in removing solids and ultimately, provide a reliable screening process with the highest capture rates. Watch the full video to learn more.
Wastewater treatment facilities can be designed for physical and biological removal of numerous contaminants. Each plant is unique, yet nearly all wastewater plants must provide disinfection before discharging or reusing the effluent.
Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Loudoun Water provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 80,000 households in one of the nation's fastest-growing counties. Loudoun Water maintains over 1,200 miles of water distribution pipelines, more than 900 miles of wastewater collection system pipelines and a growing reclaimed non-potable water system. To keep pace with increasing demands, Loudoun Water decided to improve its process for handling asset maintenance and field service work orders.
On November 7 to 9, 2018, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) arrived in West Palm Beach, FL, for its 110th Annual Meeting. The meeting was held at the beautiful Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Attendance was excellent, and the speaker lineup was fabulous. As WWEMA Chairman, I had the honor of chairing our Annual Meeting, which was coordinated by WWEMA’s Executive Director, Vanessa Leiby.
Identifying the correct pace for digitizing water management at the industrial plant has many managers ready to “pull the plug.” Most would agree that the digital transformation wave promises to provide significant efficiency to their operations. However, in the rush to compete with others along the new digital frontier, many vendors seem to be glossing over the plant managers’ legitimate concerns about data security, mixing new and legacy systems, and ongoing service and support.
Zpryme, an Austin-based energy and technology research company, today announced that it is partnering with Smart Energy Water, the world’s leading global smart energy water cloud platform, to host the inaugural WE3 Summit in Palo Alto on March 15, 2019.
Representatives of Pennsylvania organizations submitted 90,039 signed petitions to Governor Wolf at his Capitol office today. The petitions, collected by groups representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.
DC Water today announced plans to work closely with the District government to implement a new lead service replacement program that offers free and discounted replacements of lead water service pipes on private property for thousands of homes across the city.
Water Technologies International, Inc. (OTC Markets Pink Sheets: WTII - News) the leader in the technology in atmospheric water generator’s production and design and water treatment, announced today, that it has signed an agreement with a Florida distiller and bottling company to produce their CBD, “Hemp Derived Cannabidiol” specialty water.
Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII), the leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, today announced total awards of $2.7 million to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger®technology for desalination projects in Chile.
Global pipeline infrastructure company Aquam Technologies has strengthened its UK team for industrial and commercial markets with three senior appointments this year.
Parkson Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the latest video which takes viewers on a virtual tour of the ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener (RDT), a system used to thicken and dewater sludge during the water / wastewater treatment process.
Aqua Metrology Systems (AMS) announced the pilot demonstration of its SafeGuard H2O HexavalentChromium [Cr (VI)] remediation system at California’s Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District (HVLCSD).
Woolpert has been contracted by Dewberry Engineers Inc. to collect high-resolution lidar data over approximately 10,000 square miles across the peninsula of Florida, from St. Johns County to Palm Beach County, as well as six inland counties in support of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).
The large saltwater disposal tanks at the Balmorhea Shale Oil Facility in West Texas, completed in November 2018, included PENETRON ADMIX in the concrete.
Responding to global demand for improved monitoring of nitrate in freshwater, OTT HydroMet has launched a new optical nitrate sensor, the OTT ecoN.
KROHNE, Inc. announces it was one of 15 Massachusetts firms named a winner of the MassEcon Impact Awards, which recognize companies for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy.
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) is a global leader in innovative solutions, high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water, and air. As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, the Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. Learn more.
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Sun Chemical Advanced Materials delivers SEPAREL® hollow fiber membrane modules for liquid degassing, a proprietary technology from the DIC Corporation. SEPAREL modules are optimized for the degasification of various liquids, including water, inkjet ink, and a range of corrosive chemicals. Learn more.
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