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  Introducing Claros Water Intelligence System From Hach
 

Changing regulations, unpredictable influent levels, and instrument downtime are all problems plant operators encounter. Without a clear picture of their water or data, operators face uncertainty about efficiency and compliance. Imagine the time savings, cost reductions, and peace of mind that a complete “water intelligence system” could provide. Claros™, the Water Intelligence System from Hach®, focuses on instrument, data, and process management to help reduce uncertainty and increase operational confidence.

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Featured Articles
Residual Control Technology Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water While Maintaining Consistent Chloramine Residual Levels
By UGSI Solutions, Inc.

Like many cities within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the City of Coppell experienced water quality challenges at different periods throughout the year. In particular, the city had difficulty maintaining adequate chloramine residuals at the 1.5-MG Southwestern elevated storage tank during the warmer summer months when outdoor watering was restricted to conserve water.

Cardston’s Community Relationship Improves With Dewatering Technology Choice
By Huber Technology, Inc.

Cardston WWTP’s choice of a dewatering system to replace its belt press, Huber Technology Q-Press, has a striking comparison to the plant’s previous technology in both the footprint and the attention it requires. The Cardston staff also noticed striking improvements in water separation, end-product dryness, and offensive odor byproduct. Read more about how the Q-Press helped Cardston become a better neighbor.

Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department
By Steve Cox, Fluid Components International (FCI)

The water municipality at a midsize city in the western region of the U.S. serving a population of about 180,000 people needed to address a chlorine disinfection system problem at one of its water treatment plants.

MWA’s Rebuilt And Repaired Pumps Increase Reliability, Efficiency, And Capacity
By Flygt -- A Xylem Brand

Rather than scrap a pair of veteran pumps, a regional public water utility elected to have them rebuilt and reinstalled by experts to increase reliability, efficiency, and capacity.

Change To Three-Precursor Vacuum Generator-Feeder For ClO2 In WTP, From Batch Generator Pumping, Cuts Chemical Costs, Gains Plant Management Of Equipment
By Cliff Lebowitz

The manager of the water treatment plants (WTP) for the City of Midlothian, TX, reports significant reduction in chemical costs, gaining new management control for their generation and feed equipment, and ending a pesky maintenance burden, by switching to a three-precursor vacuum generator-feeder, from batch-generator pumping, for introducing chlorine dioxide (ClO2) into their 8-MGD plant #2. As a result, he plans to make the same change at their 12-MGD plant #1.

Technology Showcase
The Lift Station Solution

For 50 years, Vaughan Chopper Pumps have offered "guaranteed" performance in the toughest solids-handling applications. With the increasing number of flushable consumer products creating serious clogging problems, the Vaughan Chopper Pump has become the economical solution by increasing reliability and decreasing downtime.

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Vaughan Company
Seawater RO Membrane

LG Chem’s NanoH2O seawater RO membranes, incorporated with innovative thin film nanocomposite (TFN) technology, reduce the cost of desalination while delivering superior water quality. Our seawater RO membranes provide industry-leading salt rejection of 99.85 percent and produce 20 percent more flow than membranes manufactured with conventional technologies.

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LG Chem
Submersible Sewage Pump Type ABS XFP 100J-600X

Submersible sewage pumps type ABS XFP are suitable for clear and wastewater and for sewage with sludge containing solids and fibrous material.

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Sulzer Pumps Solutions Inc.
eFLOW Antistatic Devices

The eFLOW series of antistatic devices control resistivity in DI water by injecting CO2 gas, which prevents destruction of the substrate pattern by static electricity and prevents the reattachment of dust via static electricity.

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Sun Chemical Advanced Materials
Recommended Resources
Ignition Saves City Of Hot Springs Several Million Dollars: Video

Brown Engineers' award-winning project saved the city of Hot Springs, AR, millions of dollars. Watch the full video to learn more.

Essential Water Analytics

Sensus Essential Water Analytics provides the core business functionality you need to streamline customer service and operations.

Hydra-Q.I.K: Quick Install Kit

Decrease installation time up to 25 percent over current valve insertion installations. Hydra-Stop has engineered and created a revolutionary set of valve insertion tools to save up to 25 percent from current installation time and greatly increase operator safety.

Granular Activated Carbon Solutions For Potable Water

The treatment of municipal drinking water through granular activated carbon (GAC) has been proven to remove a variety of dissolved organic compounds and chemicals, including those that can cause taste and odor concerns.

Bandscreen Monster

In today’s modern wastewater treatment plants, meeting high standards in effluent quality, cost-efficiency, and odor control is a must. To meet these higher standards, JWCE introduces the Bandscreen Monster, a member of the Monster Separation System line of high-performance screens.

Activated Carbon For Water Processes

The supply of clean, fresh water is rapidly becoming more and more constrained as populations grow and there is rising demand for high-quality water around the world. Increasing regulatory pressures require tighter and tighter limits on various contaminants in drinking water supplies and wastewater discharges. Increasing standards of living dictate consumer demand for better-tasting water that is free of off colors and odors. Increasing industrial processes also require cleaner feedwater quality.

From The Editor
An Electrochemical Solution To Organic Compounds
 
By Peter Chawaga

A new industrial wastewater treatment system makes the most out of relatively little energy to eliminate non-biodegradable compounds.

Featured Guest Column
Where Is An Infrastructure Package Heading?
 
By Vanessa M. Leiby, Executive Director, WWEMA

As Congress faces another Continuing Resolution (CR) deadline of February 8, members are scrambling to resolve several potentially contentious issues that have eluded resolution through the last three CRs. Those issues include addressing the status of persons affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy that expires March 5 and funding of the U.S.-Mexican border wall, among others.

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