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Remove CO2 With SEPAREL Degassing Modules
By Sun Chemical Advanced Materials

In recent years, hollow fiber membrane degassing modules have become an ideal option for CO2 removal when compared to harmful, costly chemicals and bulky deaerating towers.

Stepping Up To Smart Aeration
By Aerzen

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 U.S. 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. As municipalities and plant operators look for ways to minimize energy use and contain operating costs, aeration is a natural area of focus.

CloudSCADA Helps Prevent Spills In The Bakken
By OpWorks

The environmental and financial impacts of a saltwater spill can be significant. Unfortunately, the Bakken region of western North Dakota and eastern Montana has seen its share of spills. One produced water gathering system is leading the way with advanced technology that focuses on leak prevention and detection, as well as streamlining operation costs and efficiencies.

State-Of-The-Art Septage Station Handles Large Volumes Effectively
By Huber Technology, Inc.

When the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) in San Antonio, TX, sought to upgrade their septage collection system they faced challenges beyond what might be normally seen in a typical WWTP. By partnering with Huber Technology, SAWS was able to navigate through challenges and put together a world-class system.

Understanding How Predictive Analytics Tools Benefit Power Utility Asset Management
By Schneider Electric

The impact of utility industry restructuring is being felt on several levels. The upside of distributed generation growth and the diversification of power sources are also resulting in the downside of loading issues, less switching flexibility, and the potential for reverse power flow. New predictive asset analytics tools allow utility personnel to address these issues before they become problems. This paper reviews how these tools can be applied to both utility operations and maintenance.

Industry News
 

A water utility network in Europe was recently hit by a cyberattack in an example of a vulnerability that is attracting increasing attention in the water industry.

Technology Showcase
Recordall Compound Series Meters

The Recordall Compound Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C700 and are available in a lead-free bronze alloy.

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Badger Meter
Model 4130 Chemical Dilution System

The JCS Model 4130 Chemical Dilution System is a robust device that has been designed to aid in applications where the feeding of dilute chemicals is required by regulations or desired for optimal feed situations.

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JCS Industries Inc.
InfoWater Modeling Made Easy

InfoWater is the #1 GIS-centric water distribution modeling software. Build and update models with easy-to-use tools, manage countless what-if scenarios, and get the answers you need from your model. If you happen to get stuck, reach out to our amazing support staff or join us for a training.

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Innovyze
AccuPier Media Support System

AccuPier is a pre-engineered support system for structured-sheet media designed to replace formed-in-place concrete supports and heavy concrete crossbeams.

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Brentwood Industries, Inc.
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Grit And Grease Removal System

Schreiber’s Model SFB Grit & Grease Removal System consists of a rectangular concrete channel with two parallel chambers. The rectangular design provides efficient removal over a wide range of flows.

BakerCorp Trench Shoring

The success of your project and the safety of your employees depends on making the right decisions in trench safety. With over 20 years of shoring experience, BakerCorp has the people, the equipment, and the solutions you’ll want working on your job.

Product Recovery Through Ozone Oxidation Of Waste Liquor

The manufacturing of soda ash from Trona is a multistep process that results in the production of a waste liquor that contains significant levels of organic contamination.

Calibration Verification Test Ensures Accurate Flow Meter Results

Before using a new flow meter for the first time, operators frequently want to test it in the field to make sure it is properly calibrated. Magnetrol has developed a method for quick and accurate calibration verification on-site. In this video, learn how to make sure your Magnetrol Thermatel Model TA2 flow meter is within calibration.

Dissolved Air Flotation

Engineered for applications where the water is difficult to treat with conventional gravity sedimentation processes, the dissolved air flotation (DAF) can be used for low-turbidity water, algae-laden water, water with seasonal algae blooms, water with color, taste, and odor problems, and nutrient-rich reservoir water or lagoon effluent.

Spectroquant Prove Matrix Check Features

Is matrix interference a concern in your testing? The Spectroquant Prove has a preprogrammed and simple-to-use matrix check function to give you the confidence that your results are accurate.

From The Editor
Leveraging Federal Funds To Aid Local Sewer Improvements
 
By Pete Antoniewicz

Inflow and infiltration (I&I) are ongoing concerns for many wastewater utilities. Even with diligent maintenance of infrastructure, there are limits to what can be controlled. One example of that is leakage in the lateral service lines connecting the sewer utility’s main to sewer customer buildings. Here is how one municipality took advantage of federal and local funding to encourage nearly 2,500 customers to upgrade deficient connections in their lateral service lines — to the tune of more than $4 million.

Featured Guest Column
Hurricane Harvey: Climate Change, Staggering Costs, And People At The Heart Of It All
 
By Kate Zerrenner, Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Texans are no stranger to the devastation of hurricanes. I still vividly remember, as a young child in Austin, being scared of Alicia in 1983 — and thankful that we lived at the top of the hill. Alicia caused nearly $2 billion in damages, a record at the time, and the category 3 storm was so destructive that its name was retired. But only a few years later, that record was broken...

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