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    WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cyber Security Strategy

    The need for a solid cyber security strategy has been discussed and debated for almost a half a century now, and yet the basic worm-type attacks first documented back in 1972 are still with us today. Why? Because even the most basic measures to protect control systems from these types of attacks are still not systematically employed. 

  • When To Consider An Alternative To Thermal Dispersion Meters
    When To Consider An Alternative To Thermal Dispersion Meters

    Maintaining a firm grip on blower output within digesters at wastewater treatment plants is the key to stable dissolved oxygen levels that support an optimal biological cycle. However, the most common type of device used to measure aeration in the activated sludge process — thermal dispersion flow meters — is not always the best fit. The good news is that wastewater plant operators have multiple alternatives.

  • Automated Disinfectant Generation And Control Systems Produce Consistent Residual Levels In Aqua Pennsylvania’s Distribution System
    Automated Disinfectant Generation And Control Systems Produce Consistent Residual Levels In Aqua Pennsylvania’s Distribution System

    Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua PA), an Aqua America subsidiary, serves more than 1.4 million people in 32 counties across Pennsylvania. Aqua PA has significant experience using chloramine chemistry to mitigate trihalomethane (THM) disinfection byproduct formation in its many distribution systems.

  • City Of San Diego Water Plant Switches From Chlorine Gas To On-Site Hypochlorite Generation To Reduce Risks, Improve Safety And Decrease Costs
    City Of San Diego Water Plant Switches From Chlorine Gas To On-Site Hypochlorite Generation To Reduce Risks, Improve Safety And Decrease Costs

    With virtually no local water sources available for use, the City of San Diego relies on water from the Metropolitan Water District, which imports its water from the Colorado River and the California State Water Project. The two massive water projects bring water from other watersheds and regions hundreds of miles to the north and east.

  • Removing Iron From Groundwater
    Removing Iron From Groundwater

    In 2008 Texas was facing an extended drought and the City of San Angelo was weighing its alternatives. The City felt the Hickory Aquifer well field was the best water option available, but this water contained significant amounts of radium and iron.

  • Aqua MultiBore® C-Series Ceramic Membrane System Solves Disinfection By-Product (DPB) Challenge At Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
    Aqua MultiBore® C-Series Ceramic Membrane System Solves Disinfection By-Product (DPB) Challenge At Butte-Silver Bow, Montana

    The Basin Creek Reservoir in Butte, MT served its community with pristine water from both sides of the Continental Divide for nearly 100 years. In 2010, a pine beetle infestation killed most of the trees surrounding the reservoir, many of which fell into the water, increasing the natural organic matter (NOM) level.

  • Pile Cloth Media Filtration For Clean Utilities
    Pile Cloth Media Filtration For Clean Utilities

    Cooling towers and boilers consume the most fresh water in the industry, with industrial process waters carrying the balance. Power plants and refineries use more water volume for the cooling process than any other area of the facility. Mining and food and beverage industries consume higher volumes for their processes. Clean water may come from a range of sources, including clarified surface waters, groundwater or properly treated wastewater (reuse) sources.

  • Wastewater Treatment Double-Play Game Winner
    Wastewater Treatment Double-Play Game Winner

    While aeration and digester wastewater treatment systems are fundamentally different, they share common challenges when it comes to accurate air/gas flow measurement. Flow meters need to operate over a wide flow range, fluctuating from very high to low rates. The fluid media can be benign, moist, dirty or corrosive and combustible under the right conditions.

  • Channel Monster Flex Video
    Channel Monster Flex Video

    The patent pending Channel Monster FLEX consists of a FLEX Grinder and a Solids Diverter with perforated screen connected by a FLEX Frame. The Channel Monster FLEX continues the Channel Monster legacy of high flow capacity while capturing and shredding rags, rocks, wood, and other solids into small pieces to pass harmlessly through pumps, pipes, and process equipment.

  • City Saves Big Money By Using Cloth Media Filters To Treat CSO Discharge
    City Saves Big Money By Using Cloth Media Filters To Treat CSO Discharge

    The City of Rushville, Indiana had to remedy a consent order filed in 2007 for its untreated combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges that were polluting the Flatrock River, a violation of the Clean Water Act. The city originally planned to install a 1 MGD stormwater storage tank, but was approached by Aqua-Aerobic representatives with a pilot test proposal utilizing a new technology.

  • New Jersey Industries To Pay Millions For PFAS Contamination

    With nearly one in five New Jersey residents receiving tap water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the local governor has ordered industrial polluters to help find a solution.

  • Achieving Effective Microbiological Management In Distribution Systems

    Most distribution system water-quality problems can relate back to microorganisms growing as biofilms in the pipes. These biofilms can prompt chlorine residual degradation, corrosion, nitrification, THM formation, red or black water, and taste and odor problems as well as other issues. An effective microbiological control strategy combines the appropriate testing technologies and their use at optimal intervals.

  • EPA's Looming Risk Resilience Assessment (RRA) And Emergency Response Plan (ERP): What You Need To Know

    The U.S. EPA has a new Risk Resilience Assessment (RRA) and Emergency Response Plan (ERP) compliance deadline coming for water systems across America. These key plans are set to come due in 2020 and 2021 with varying deadlines as per the size of the utility’s service areas. This article will give you tips to be ready for the EPA deadlines.

  • CDC To Study PFAS Health Effects; Cancer Not Included

    Communities around the country had been unknowingly ingesting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for years as the compounds leaked into drinking water sources and evaded treatment.

  • Thwarting Nitrification With A Proactive Approach

    A lack of real-time monitoring capabilities for treated water once it leaves the plant has many utilities scrambling to manage nitrification, which can appear abruptly and then be difficult to contain. Fortunately, advanced testing tools are available so water plant operators can take a proactive approach to the hazardous condition in their distribution systems.

  • Aerzen Canada Open House Event 2019

    Aerzen Canada is in a growth and expansion mode. The company celebrated the opening of a brand new, 26,000 square foot building with office space and a production facility.

  • Poland Spring Faces Lawsuit Over 'Colossal Fraud'

    In a potential indictment of the bottled water industry and the lofty promises it makes about its product, a recent lawsuit is accusing Poland Spring of lying to consumers.

  • Scaling Back: EPA Researchers Help Communities Protect Drinking Water Systems From Lead

    Lead is one of the most pressing challenges communities face in protecting public health in the face of aging water infrastructure. Clear and without taste or odor when dissolved, lead in drinking water poses major health risks, especially for growing families. Ingestion by small children can cause permanent brain damage, resulting in lower intelligence and medical problems for the rest of their lives.

  • Getting Down To The Nitty Gritty

    It has been said that the unseen and untreated can break down any system — this phrase could not be more accurate than in the world of wastewater treatment when considering the infiltration of grit into a system. Infiltration happens in the collection system, whether it’s from living on the coast, aging infrastructure or just plain old build up over time.

  • Improved Detection Key To Tackling Organic Contamination Issues

    For many applications, water should be free — or nearly free — of organic compounds. In drinking water, the impact is optimal taste, appearance, and safety. While the problem of organics finding their way into source water continues to grow, newer monitoring technology is making it easier for water treatment plants to rapidly detect the substances and apply the appropriate fix.

  • Filter Installations Remove Solids From FGD Scrubber Effluent

    Power plants and refineries around the world must manage and treat complex effluent waste streams from the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) process. Flue gas is generated by the combustion process of fossil and fossil-derived fuels, such as coal, oils, and natural gas in power plants. Petrochemical refineries may generate flue gas from a number of different processes, including Catalytic Cracking, Steam Methane Reforming, and Heaters or Furnaces.

  • Paid Ambassador Program Will Evangelize Tap Water In Philadelphia

    In an effort to promote the importance and benefits of tap water, the Philadelphia Water Department will pay local residents to serve as ambassadors.

  • As Climate Change Erodes U.S. Coastlines, An Invasive Plant Could Become An Ally

    Many invasive species are found along U.S. coasts, including fishes, crabs, mollusks, and marsh grasses. Since the general opinion is that invasives are harmful, land managers and communities spend a lot of time and resources attempting to remove them. Often this happens before much is known about their actual effects, either good or bad.

  • 3 Ways To Reduce The Complexity Of Source Water Monitoring

    Source water monitoring is commonly viewed as a sophisticated and expensive task requiring extensive labor and high-tech equipment. Budget-minded municipal water authorities therefore tend to see it as unnecessary unless there’s a significant, imminent threat to source water quality. However, there are low-cost — in many cases, no-cost — methods to monitor source water to determine if looming issues warrant extra attention.

  • ABB Ability: Our Offering For Power Plants

    ABB provides an extensive selection of proven measurement and analytical products and solutions for power generation industry applications.

  • Following E. Coli Outbreak, Romaine Growers Intensify Water Treatment

    Following multiple health scares in recent months, California’s produce industry will be taking some new water treatment steps.

  • Feds Detail Bribery Scheme Over $38 Million Water Treatment Plant Project

    A multi-million dollar water treatment facility renovation in Texas has drawn interest from the federal government. And not for its impact on clean drinking water.

  • How To Cannibalize Your Own Technology

    Business people love to talk about "disruption." They pride themselves on eating their competitors' lunch. Where their markets used to be about raving fans, now it's about inspiring craving fans, fueled by "hunger marketing" and the fear of missing out. There's a lot of dog-eat-dog philosophy...which is why it's important for companies to be willing to cannibalize their own technologies.

  • Leaning In To The Challenge Of Climate Change

    Climate change is unfolding right before our very eyes. And for Denver Water it is serious business. Experts in Colorado point to rising temperatures, earlier spring runoff and extreme fire behavior as powerful evidence for climate shifts resulting from the buildup of greenhouse gases tied to power generation, tailpipe emissions and a wide array of additional human activities over decades.

  • Achieving Higher Flow Rates And Smaller System Footprints For Iron Removal With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media

    Traditional processes used to remove iron and manganese from groundwater have commonly included oxidation with chlorine followed by a filter with sand or other media.

  • Wastewater Methane Could Soon Power SoCal

    Wastewater treatment facilities have emerged as a promising option to increase resource efficiency and sustainability — converting effluent into reusable drinking water and harvesting natural fuel along the way. Now, power utilities in California want to make the most of this potential for their customers.

  • Bright Lights, Running Water: AMERICAN Flow Control Valves Ensure Flexibility On Las Vegas Strip

    Running under the lights and sounds of the Las Vegas Strip are miles and miles of water pipelines. Managing and maintaining the main supply of water to this area is a Rate of Flow Control Station (ROFCS) operated by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). This ROFCS alone has the ability to deliver up to 180 million gallons of water a day.

  • Passing The Buck — The Real Climate Change Hoax

    In a slight change in topic, this is going to be a more general article around why I believe water treatment technologies are so critical. Why this Industry is so vital, and what depends on the new technologies that this industry generates. We do so much where I work that goes well beyond produced water recycling, and it is all extremely important.

  • Improved Blowers Offer A Big Opportunity To Optimize Aeration

    Properly evaluating each of the three turbo blower technologies — air foil bearing, magnetic bearing, and geared turbo — is key to choosing the best solution for a wastewater plant.

  • Military Pilot Program To Evaluate PFAS Treatment Technology

    The prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalklyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water sources around the country has the attention of consumers and regulators. And in Pennsylvania, it’s top of mind for the military as well.

  • Water Recycling To Receive Federal Investment In New Action Plan

    The U.S. EPA has released details about a “Water Reuse Action Plan” meant to encourage water recycling through facilitated discussions between federal and state stakeholders and the treatment sector.

  • One Solution For Wastewater Brain Drain? Increase Pay

    Of the many challenges faced by the wastewater treatment industry today, perhaps none are more acute than the threat of “brain drain” — the loss of institutional knowledge that comes from one generation of wastewater professionals retiring without enough of a workforce entering the field to replace it. While there are a number of potential solutions to this problem being explored, two neighboring Ohio communities believe it may all come down to wages and education.

  • Multicore Blowers Offer Advanced Aeration Solution

    The new machines will allow larger municipal wastewater plants to use air foil bearing blower technology despite the size limitations on single units.

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