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    Put An END® To Silica Fouling

    Despite the tremendous advancements in water treatment technology over the past several decades, a handful of compounds remain significant challenges.  Among the most challenging for water treatment systems is silica which can lead to irreversible fouling in modern (RO) treatment systems.  Magna Imperio’s new Electrochemical Nano Diffusion (END®) process offers a simple and cost-effective solution for treatment of raw water and brine streams with high silica concentrations.

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    Because of their high treatment quality and simple operation, reverse osmosis (RO) treatment systems are very widely adopted across municipal and industrial water treatment.  Unfortunately, these benefits usually come at the expense of relatively high operating cost and low water recovery.  While many significant improvements have been made to reduce RO energy costs, brine handling and disposal are increasingly costly and difficult issues in many areas.  Fortunately, Magna Imperio Systems Corporation has reinvented a well-proven technology that can recover up to 98% of waste brine streams.

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    Water Crisis Hits Nation’s Fastest-Growing Urban Area

    The nation’s fastest-growing urban area has a water supply problem.

  • Bay Mussels In Puget Sound Show Traces Of Oxycodone
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    The opioid epidemic has now hit the waters of Puget Sound. State agencies tracking pollution levels in Puget Sound have discovered traces of oxycodone in the tissues of native bay mussels (Mytilus trossulus) from Seattle and Bremerton area harbors.

  • How To Conduct Water Quality Analysis For Ozone Disinfection
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    Ozone disinfection has long been a critical process in the wastewater treatment industry. And, because ozone is relied on so heavily to oxidize a wide variety of potential wastewater contaminants, water quality analysis during the disinfection process is paramount. Once the ozone process itself is understood, its water quality ramifications and the quality parameters that offer insight into its efficacy can be analyzed and taken into account.

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    Madison Utility Wants Biggest Rate Hike In Its History

    The water utility in Madison, WI, is experiencing economic turmoil, a sign of the strain faced by many water utilities across the country.

  • Are Water Infrastructure Investment Needs Overstated? 3 Takeaways From Xylem's 'Modernizing Water Infrastructure' Workshop
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    Last week, over 100 U.S. water industry personnel convened in Laurel, MD, for a workshop to address strategies and trends in modernizing water and wastewater infrastructure. Xylem Inc. brought together representatives from a multitude of public and private municipal water utilities, engineering and consulting firms, and Xylem subsidiaries — Pure Technologies, Visenti, Sensus, and Emnet — to discuss challenges, solutions, and best practices for water infrastructure management.

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    Why On Earth Would You Put SCADA On The Internet?

    This heated debate continues to rage on in boardrooms, online forums, and tradeshow floors around the world.

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    Execution of recommendations based on two evaluations for Volusia County, Florida has now saved the County more than $30 million since 2008. The County implemented many of the recommended improvements as described in the two evaluations for the Public Works Department that were conducted in 2007 and 2009. With a considerable investment of time and resources, the County desired to determine the impact and results of their efforts.

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    What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Reverse Osmosis

    Reverse osmosis (RO) has become a widely utilized treatment process for diverse applications such as medical and laboratory research, desalination, and treatment of industrial wastewater and municipal water/wastewater. Because of its widespread use and technically advanced nature, a variety of quality parameters should be monitored by those treatment operators who utilize it.

  • Michigan May Pass Nation’s Toughest Lead Rules
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    Michigan is close to completing its work on what could be the nation’s strictest drinking water rules for lead.

  • Atlas Copco Supports Aquafin With Their Total Cost Of Ownership Approach
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    Find out the importance of total cost of ownership in wastewater treatment applications and how Atlas Copco supports this approach.

  • Forests And Wetlands Are Water Infrastructure. New Green Bond Helps Finance Their Protection
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    East Africa’s Kariba Dam is almost empty due to diminishing rains. In Brazil, Sao Paulo’s reservoirs were reduced to dried mud three years ago, and experts say the city is heading toward another dry spell. Catastrophic floods recently wreaked havoc in southern England, Texas, and Bangkok.

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    Controlling Legionnaires’ disease will require a universal, preventive-based approach by a bevy of stakeholders ranging from building owners to hospital administrators, from public health officials to policymakers, and from scientists to water system engineers.

  • What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Chlorine Disinfection
    What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Chlorine Disinfection

    The use of chlorine to treat and disinfect drinking water and wastewater has been in practice for decades, with the earliest recorded attempt dating all the way back to 1893. Since then, it has come a long way.

  • EPA Identifies Inconsistencies In Florida Water Tests
    EPA Identifies Inconsistencies In Florida Water Tests

    A memo from Florida water regulators indicates that officials in the state may not be testing drinking water quality correctly, according to a new report.

  • The Hidden Dangers Of Manganese In Drinking Water
    The Hidden Dangers Of Manganese In Drinking Water

    Evidence indicates that manganese (Mn) is more than a nuisance: it's a threat to health. It's time to get serious about removing it from drinking water.

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    Water resource recovery (WRR) plants must monitor ammonium and orthophosphate. Permitted levels for these nutrients in effluent discharge are becoming increasingly tight because state environmental agencies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are requiring dischargers to reduce the amount of nutrients in their effluent.

  • Supporting The Next Generation Of Scientists
    Supporting The Next Generation Of Scientists

    I was always fascinated with science as a kid, and as I have grown older that curiosity has not waned. In fact, it has increased exponentially.  On family outings, it’s usually the case that I’m pulling my granddaughter aside to describe to her the intricacies of a water or wastewater plant seen from the road or pointing out the sewage lift stations that dot the highway.  This is a particular favorite of mine; it’s the equivalent of license plate spotting for the environmentally inclined.

  • What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Biological Nutrient Removal
    What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Biological Nutrient Removal

    Nitrogen and phosphorus are two wastewater constituents that, together, pose one of the most high-profile threats for consumers and the environment. An abundance of these elements is what ultimately leads to the formation of toxic algae in surface waters, an environmental issue that regularly gains mainstream headlines and, in some cases, poses an acute health risk to consumers.

  • 30% Of Utility Customers Report Quality Problems
    30% Of Utility Customers Report Quality Problems

    A new report gave water ratepayers a voice on whether their water utility is meeting their needs.

  • The Water Workforce Opportunity: How Camden Is Driving Collaborative Solutions Around Its Infrastructure And Economy
    The Water Workforce Opportunity: How Camden Is Driving Collaborative Solutions Around Its Infrastructure And Economy

    Falling into disrepair and neglect, the country’s water infrastructure is posing an enormous physical and financial challenge for many regions. However, many of these same regions are launching new plans and investments to accelerate infrastructure repairs, which are often going hand-in-hand with larger economic development activities, including the support of long-lasting career pathways.

  • Sludge Handling In The Sooner State
    Sludge Handling In The Sooner State

    Smaller Oklahoma city upgrades their wastewater treatment plant’s sludge handling system using the latest intelligent equipment. The new pumps went into service in April and May 2017 and the staff is thrilled that they have experienced no clogging.

  • A Sound Approach To Evaluating NRW Loss And Aging Pipelines
    A Sound Approach To Evaluating NRW Loss And Aging Pipelines

    As water distribution infrastructure ages, the potential for leaks grows and the need for condition-driven asset management increases proportionally. As with so many other aspects of water operations, planning ahead is key. Good system diagnosis using noninvasive procedures provides an accurate and cost-effective assessment of distribution system integrity, just as noninvasive monitoring of heartbeat, pulse, and blood pressure plays an important role in human health.

  • Grand Opening Of The Ovivo MBR Knowledge Center And MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant
    Grand Opening Of The Ovivo MBR Knowledge Center And MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant

    The new Ovivo MBR Knowledge Center and MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant for BIO-CEL MBR Membrane Modules is a 27,000-square-foot facility that houses a fully automated, cutting edge membrane module production line, as well as offices for Ovivo designers, engineers, and technicians.

  • How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry
    How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry

    Global demand for power and water is accelerating — and the Middle East is no exception. A burgeoning population combined with multiple industrial diversification programs is fueling a boom in power and water projects. During the first three quarters of 2017, about US$30 billion of major power contracts and US$20 billion of water projects were awarded across the region. In 2018, the figure is looking more like $60 billion with the two sectors combined.

  • Soaking In Another Victory
    Soaking In Another Victory

    It’s a four-peat.

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Maryland, College Park has won high honors in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition to design the best ideas for capturing stormwater on campus before it can harm waterways.

  • Report: White House Buried Water Crisis Data
    Report: White House Buried Water Crisis Data

    A new report claims the White House and the U.S. EPA sought to bury a study that would reveal a nationwide drinking water crisis.

  • With Hurricane Season Approaching, Texas Should Heed Harvey’s Warning On Climate Change
    With Hurricane Season Approaching, Texas Should Heed Harvey’s Warning On Climate Change

    The 2018 hurricane season is just around the corner — June 1st, in fact.

  • California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use
    California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use

    California is one step closer to a more resilient and secure water future for our communities, environment, and economy thanks to the passage of two bills in Sacramento this week.  

  • How Much Sewage Does New York Release?
    How Much Sewage Does New York Release?

    6.5 billion gallons: That’s how much sewage and stormwater was released in New York state last year, according to a new government report.

  • West Coast WTPs: Beware Of Intruders On Your Doorstep
    West Coast WTPs: Beware Of Intruders On Your Doorstep

    As if they don’t already face enough challenges, water treatment plants (WTPs) in the western U.S. have yet another potential problem lurking in their source water waiting to blossom when they least expect it. This specific problem comes in the form of two invasive species: quagga mussels and zebra mussels.

  • The Secret Weapon For Your Big Project: It Could Be You
    The Secret Weapon For Your Big Project: It Could Be You

    One of the things that strikes me when I read Water Online is the expansive range of industry imperatives — from contaminant removal and wastewater management to desalination, infrastructure improvement, and drought prevention. And while we can always point to limited resources as an obstacle, a focus on capital constraints almost always ensures that progress won’t be made. But there’s one resource that increases the likelihood of project success across the board in the water sector.

  • Empowering Consumers Is Key To Addressing Global Water Challenges
    Empowering Consumers Is Key To Addressing Global Water Challenges

    Consumers are taking advantage of technology to gain knowledge and demand rapid, inexpensive (sometimes free) delivery of goods. In supply chain terms, that’s called the last mile — getting the product to the consumer as quickly as possible.

  • Top 10 Considerations For Designing And Installing Your Stormwater System
    Top 10 Considerations For Designing And Installing Your Stormwater System

    Designing an underground stormwater storage system is a unique step in the overall construction process for each site. The size of the inlets and the conveyance pipes are determined by flow rate, elevation, and slope. This information is entered and calculated by stormwater management software to determine the drainage calculation. But many of the measures build upon one another or vary based on different criteria, so it can be a pretty complex process. That’s why we’re going to take a look at the top 10 factors that go into designing and installing one of these systems.

  • Philly Pins Water Quality Hopes On Baby Mussels
    Philly Pins Water Quality Hopes On Baby Mussels

    Philadelphia is placing a major bet on mussels for improving water quality in the Delaware River basin.

  • Could Bats Guide Humans To Clean Drinking Water In Places Where It’s Scarce?
    Could Bats Guide Humans To Clean Drinking Water In Places Where It’s Scarce?

    Desert life depends on reliable access to water. In Namibia’s stark Namib Desert, where I spent 18 months doing research for my Ph.D., wildlife concentrates around natural springs. Increasingly, animals there also rely on man-made ponds intended for livestock.

  • Santa Barbara, Curaçao Desalination Plant: Six Years Of Operation Of LG Chem Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) SWRO Membrane
    Santa Barbara, Curaçao Desalination Plant: Six Years Of Operation Of LG Chem Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) SWRO Membrane

    The Santa Barbara desalination plant located in the south-eastern part of Curaçao provides drinking water to about half of the population of this Caribbean island. With an average precipitation of approximately 500 mm, rainwater is the only natural source of freshwater in the island. Government efforts to address the water shortage problem date back to the 20s of the last century. Initially based on evaporation, the seawater desalination evolved into the reverse osmosis technology in the 90s. After several years of experimenting with RO, Aqualectra, the municipal supplier of potable water and electricity for Curaçao, took the decision to move forward with this technology and in 2003 started a project to build a SWRO desalination plant.

  • From Zero To SCADA
    From Zero To SCADA

    VTScada software helps Jamaica National Water Commission adopt world-class monitoring and control system.

  • Welcome To GF Piping Systems In North America!
    Welcome To GF Piping Systems In North America!

    See and hear from the Head of Business Unit Americas, from representatives of GF Piping Systems sales companies in the US, Canada and Mexico, and from representatives of each manufacturing company in the US. This video introduction includes footage from inside and out many of the GF facilities in North America.

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    Assessing The Effectiveness Of Leak-Seeking Satellites

    Pipeline maintenance and non-revenue water reduction get a boost from far-out resources.

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    Point Level vs. Continuous Level Measuring Technologies

    While point level measuring approaches are regarded as simple and user-friendly, they lack the capabilities of more sophisticated continuous measuring instruments.

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JWC Environmental’s Monster Wash Press (MWP) cleans and compacts the discharge from headworks screens, separating water and organics from the solids.  It features a Muffin Monster® grinder to pre-condition screenings before entering the Monster Wash Press.  The grinder breaks open rags, plastics and trash to promote washing and removal of soft organics.  The patent-pending paddle rotor in the active wash zone agitates the material to enhance water penetration throughout the debris for even better removal of the organics from the solids.  Organics are washed back into the wastewater treatment process and the solids are compacted into a dry, less odorous solid plug.  The Monster Wash Press is designed for easy maintenance.  The rotor and field replaceable screen can be removed via the top of the unit, minimizing the clearance space needed around the unit during maintenance.  A grinderless version of the Monster Wash Press is also available.

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RTC101 P-Module Real-Time Phosphorus Control Solution RTC101 P-Module Real-Time Phosphorus Control Solution

Adjusting chemical dose based on flow or setting a fixed chemical dose can be very expensive. With a system that provides Real-Time Control, you can significantly lower chemical costs, quickly adjust for loading changes, and enjoy the peace of mind in knowing your effluent phosphorus levels are within permit range.

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