Newsletter | December 23, 2008

12.23.08 — Door Open For Communities To Improve Water Infrastructure
Featured Articles
AMR And AMI By Their Proper Name: ARB
By Neptune Technology Group Inc.
In 1964 Neptune began with a vision to automate the revenue cycle for utilities — accurately measure and collect consumption data to generate a bill without the need for a site visit. The introduction of the industry's first Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system, Neptune's original Automatic Reading and Billing (ARB®) System, was developed to solve problems that all utilities shared: to efficiently and accurately reading inaccessible meters and billing their customers. The paradigm-changing benefits of automation achieved through an ARB Utility Management System result in the overall improvement in the efficiency of the utility's operations to more effectively serve the public...

Case Study: LA Water System Goes Digital
By Autodesk, Inc.
Learn how the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the United States' largest municipal utility, uses Autodesk software solutions to complete work faster, reduce data errors, share up-to-date GIS data with employees, and accept and deliver city data in its native format...

Top News Stories
Door Open For Communities To Improve Water Infrastructure, Says PA Governor
Department Identifies Water Systems That Fail To Comply With Testing Requirements
Africa To Develop Its Water Resources For Agriculture, Energy
EPA Asks For Comments On Duke Energy Disposal Wells
Water Detected At Record Distance With The Effelsberg Radio Telescope
Emerson Acquires Bay-Tec Engineering
Black & Veatch Wins Major Civil Engineering Award For Environmental Excellence
EPA Awards Arkansas Nearly $1M For Water Pollution Program
U.S. EPA Applauds Orange County For Wastewater Purification
First ASR Deoxygenation Trial Using Liqui-Cel Contactors Starts Up In Bradenton, FL
Beckman Coulter Introduces New Line Of Electrochemistry Meters And Electrodes
New FlowGuard Multiport CPVC Manifold System Offers Maximum Versatility
Maryland Project To Turn Water Into New Revenue Stream While Protecting Potomac River
Toray Receives 2008 Humanitarian Award From The United Nations Association Of New York
Save The Date For The 2009 Aclara Client Conference
Featured Products
Arsenic Removal For Residential Applications
ISOLUX Technologies has engineered a practical and efficient arsenic treatment system available for residential application. ISOLUX media is certified to NSF/ANSI Drinking Water Standard 61, which confirms the safety and quality of products in contact with drinking water.
Request additional information from ISOLUX Technologies.

Ovation Expert Control System
Ovation utilizes commercially available, off-the-shelf technology to provide a powerful and secure architecture while allowing your system to easily progress with rapidly advancing computer technologies.
Request additional information from Emerson Process Management, Power & Water Solutions

The SCADAPack100 controller offers Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII and DNP3 as native protocols and is remotely programmable, as a master or slave, through a choice of flexible programming languages. As with all SCADAPack products the SCADAPack100 is based on a multiprocessor architecture with a co-processor used for handling the on-board input/output channels.
Download the product brochure for complete information.

Ashcroft Diaphragm Seals And Instrument Isolators
Ashcroft seals are available in a wide variety of sizes, wetted materials and configurations including capsule type, welded, or bonded and clamped designs with threaded, flanged, and flushing connections.
Request additional information from Ashcroft Inc.

eXact Micro 7 Photometer
The eXact Micro 7 Photometer is ideal for residential, commercial, and municipal water testing. It reads nine parameters directly: total alkalinity; bromine; calcium hardness; free chlorine; total chlorine; copper; ozone; permanganate; pH; and transmission.
Request additional information from Industrial Test Systems, Inc.

SEACLOR industrial desalination water disinfection systems are the standard and preferred electrochlorination unit for biofouling control in power plants, cooling towers, liquefied natural gas terminals and desalination facilities, as well as coastal installations using seawater for cooling or other process needs all over the world.
Request additional information from Severn Trent Services.

W@M Products
W@M - Life Cycle Management is an open and flexible information platform with on-site tools and services supporting you along the life cycle. From engineering, procurement, and commissioning, through operation, maintenance and the replacement of individual components, W@M provides up-to-date and complete information, including products of other instrument suppliers.
Download the product brochure for complete information.

Hydrogen Analyzer Systems
Turbine generator efficiency is linked directly to hydrogen purity because a drop in the purity causes windage losses that subsequently reduce generator efficiency. For this reason, continuous, highly accurate hydrogen monitoring is vital for generator efficiency, for generator safety and for lowering operating costs per megawatt.
Request additional information from ABB.

AGAR Biological Treatment Process
The unique AGAR (Attached Growth Airlift Reactor) process is an innovative biological treatment process that uses thousands of special carriers designed to create an enormous total surface area for biofilm growth — enhancing your wastewater treatment process without expanding your footprint.
Request additional information from Siemens Water Technologies.

SCADAConnect: Seamless Integration Of SCADA And Hydraulic Modeling
Use SCADAConnect to link WaterGEMS or WaterCAD with your supervisory, control, and data acquisition system, creating real-time system simulators that boost your confidence in models as reliable decision-support tools.
Request additional information from Bentley Systems, Inc.

Shelco BFS Multi-Cavity Bag Housings
Shelco's BFS clamp style housing is fast becoming a market leader with its quick clamp closer and exceptional value. The heavy duty design of the swing bolt closer and davit assembly make it a perfect choice for your larger flow applications.
Download the product datasheet for specifications.

EnviroLastic Polyurea
EnviroLastic Polyurea is used in immersion or atmospheric exposure as a tough, flexible, impact resistant, coating and lining system for primary or secondary containment, as a waterproof membrane, or as a deck coating system.
Request additional information from Sherwin-Williams.

Badger ORION Mobile Meter Reading System
The ORION Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) System is a one-way bubble-up RF system. The AMR system is comprised of an ORION transmitter located at the meter that transmits readings and tamper data to an ORION Receiver when the receiver is in the proximity range of the transmitted signal.
Request additional information from Badger Meter, Inc.

Hydroactive Polyurethane Grout No. F-370
Applied by injection, Grout No. F-370 is commonly specified to repair concrete walls, ceilings, and floors. It is also recommended for use in tunnels, manholes, sewer lines, tanks, dikes, and dams.
Request additional information from Sauereisen, Inc.

PLT Series Presses
PLT series of presses are designed to convey, dewater, wash, and compact solids after screening. The presses can be used to remove free liquids from solids.
Request additional information from IPEC.

Mazzei AirJection Wastewater Aeration
Wastewater is pumped through one or more high-efficiency Mazzei Injectors, forcing air or oxygen to aspirate into the wastewater. The resulting gas/water mixture is discharged back into the basin through Mazzei Mass Transfer Multiplier Nozzles for greater oxygen transfer.
Download the product brochure for complete information.

Fire Protection Tanks
Columbian TecTank tanks are completely coated, inside and out, with an electrostatically applied powder epoxy under factory-controlled conditions. The factory-applied and thermally cured coating process eliminates the risks and costs of field-applied coatings.
Request additional information from Columbian TecTank.

ABW Automatic Backwash Filter
This rapid gravity filter features a low head, shallow bed filter and is built with corrosion-resistant materials. Self-cleaning and automatic, the ABW Filter provides performance without downtime.
Request additional information from Degremont Technologies.

Leopold Desalination Pretreatment Systems
Reverse osmosis membrane filters are an effective means of producing potable water from seawater. However, RO membranes are intended for removing only salt and dissolved ions.
Request additional information from ITT Leopold.

Combination Sewer Valve
Air & Vacuum Sewer Valves and Pressure Sewer Air Release Valves are piped together to perform a dual function at the high point on a line. After the Air & Vacuum Sewer Valve relieves the large volume of air in the line and seats, the Pressure Sewer Valve continues to release entrapped air and gas accumulations.
Download the product datasheet for complete specifications.

Featured Downloads
CHEMetrics 2008-2009 Catalog
CHEMetrics' extensive product line of water and wastewater testing kits is based on the self-filling reagent ampoule. This innovative technique has greatly increased the simplicity, convenience, speed, and safety of colorimetric water testing, both on-site and in the laboratory...

Brochure: Aclara Software - Turning Knowledge Into Action
As an industry thought leader, Aclara Software develops visionary software solutions that address operational as well as demand, energy efficiency, and resource management challenges...

Datasheet: Sterilight Silver "PLUS" Series
The Sterilight Silver "PLUS" Series line of disinfection systems is a product offering based on our traditional "PA" series of products. This line now incorporates a UV intensity monitor in a modular line of ultraviolet disinfection systems that can be used in a myriad of applications where water quality is unknown and/or a monitoring system is required...

Amiad 2009 Training Seminars
You are invited to attend Amiad's training seminars in 2009. The seminars will focus on the use and the importance of filtration in various applications...
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Next Month In The Water Online Newsletter…
Look for Water Online's special coverage of the following topics during the month of January:
  • Membranes, RO, and Desalination (Jan. 13)
  • Aeration and Mixing (Jan. 20)
  • DistribuTECH (Jan. 22)
  • Stormwater (Jan. 27)

For more information, see our 2009 Editorial Calendar.

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