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Myron L® Company announces the release of a new product line, the ULTRAPEN PTBTx, Bluetooth® enabled pocket testers for use with Apple iOS 6 and iOS 7 mobile devices. These instruments are designed to be extremely accurate, fast, and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include automatic temperature compensation, highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry, user-intuitive design, and waterproof housing. The PTBTx pocket testers are easy to calibrate and easy to use. Learn more.

Featured Articles
The Importance Of Accurate Metering In Irrigation
By Siemens Process Instrumentation

In the agriculture sector today, where water usage reporting is increasingly becoming a requirement for irrigation system operators that divert water in regulated areas from ground and surface sources, accurate metering is critical.

Retrofitting Malta Desalination Plants With Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) SWRO Membrane
By LG Chem

Malta is an archipelago of three islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea, around 50 miles south of Sicily. There are no rivers of any significance on the islands, and the sparse annual rainfall is only about 500 mm. There is a water deficit in Malta. It occurs especially in summer when there is a great demand from the farmers for irirrigation and from the tourism sector.

Cyanotoxins Have Met Their Match
A Q&A With Jacobi Carbons Inc.

In the summer of 2014, the threat of algal blooms made national headlines courtesy of an outbreak in Toledo, OH. Although it has been a wastewater treatment concern for years, the public reaction to the news has put nutrient removal at the top of mind for utilities across the country.

Monitoring Chlorine Residuals For RO Membranes: ORP vs. Chlorine Analyzers
By Swan Analytical USA

In processes where disinfection is required, chlorine is the most common and economic disinfectant followed by sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach). It is important to disinfect the RO feedwater to avoid fouling of the membranes, which results in poor performance and frequent cleaning.

10 Fluid Measurement Plant Imperatives That Increase Process Efficiency And Reduce Costs
By Allen Kugi, Fluid Components International

Accurately measuring the flow and level of the various liquids and gases that travel through a process industry plant is a critical function for effective and efficient plant operations. Read more to learn ten important industrial process plant functions that can benefit from accurate, repeatable, and reliable electronic flow or level measurement.

Technology Showcase
Hydra-View: Pipeline Assessment Solution

When a leak is suspected in your system, do you know exactly where it is located? Is the broken valve on Main Street stuck in the open or closed position? How many illegal connections are in my system? Finding answers to these questions used to be difficult — but not anymore.

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ZM Oil-Free Multistage Centrifugal Pressure And Vacuum Blowers

Atlas Copco’s ZM oil-free multistage centrifugal blowers are working successfully in thousands of installations around the world. These reliable blowers are ideal for applications ranging from air to gas and pressure to vacuum. 

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Atlas Copco Airpower Compressor Technique
PolyBlend Polymer Feed Systems

Polymers vastly improve the operations of water and wastewater plants by accelerating settling of particles and improving sludge dewatering. Polymers (emulsion and dry) require the application of different levels of energy at different times to get the optimal “uncoiling” of the polymer chains without damaging or shortening the polymer chain.

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UGSI Solutions, Inc.
Compressed Air Preparation

Anyone who wants to improve process reliability and machine availability must start at the very beginning — and first analyze the compressed air supply in detail. Particles, water, and oil are the natural enemies of perfectly prepared compressed air. They have an adverse effect on the components and cost additional energy.

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Festo Corporation
Recommended Resources
Optimize Your Operations With InSight

InSight, an asset performance management solution from SUEZ, uses data and analytics to help ensure water treatment assets operate at optimal levels of reliability, efficiency, and output. By connecting multiple assets into a single platform, InSight offers enhanced monitoring, reporting, and analysis of key performance indicators. Download our fact sheet to learn more.

Myers Grinder Pump Rail Adapters

Quickly and effectively upgrade to a HOMA pump without the need to replace your Myers check valve assembly. Add a HOMA to Myers adapter and upgrade to a HOMA GRP12-19 series pump, or a GRP10-50 series pump, with optional vertical discharge, for nonclog, reliable operation.

Rotamix Process Mixing System

Vaughan's Rotamix system is today’s most cost-effective means of mechanical hydraulic mixing, consisting of an engineered arrangement of floor-mounted nozzles fed by a Vaughan chopper pump.

BEACON AMA Mobile Solution

The BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) mobile solution from Badger Meter is built on a century of water metering experience, combining our intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION communication technology to prepare you for the future.

Pumps And Mixers For Water And Wastewater

Since no one type of impeller is equally suitable for all applications, KSB provides various types of impellers to meet specific requirements. Our range includes vortex, closed nonclogging single, two or three vanes, open-single vane, grinder, axial propeller, and mixed flow impeller.

Redefining Smart City Communications

Building smart cities takes technology and networking solutions with in-depth views and infrastructure control. The Sensus FlexNet communication network is a long-range radio network that provides scalable and reliable two-way infra­structure. The system receives data not only around customer usage, but also from meters and other sensors that assist in optimizing the operation of electric, water, gas, and outdoor lighting systems to reduce costs and improve safety and customer satisfaction.

From The Editor
Coping With The Personnel Pinch In WTP/WWTP Operations
By Pete Antoniewicz

The trend of losing top-tier water-treatment employees to retirement has been receiving enough press recently that water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) managers are starting to plan ahead. Having to groom and certify mid-level employees to fill top-tier spots is difficult enough. Finding qualified and interested prospects to fill in entry-level positions is getting even harder.

Featured Guest Column
3 Things Cities Can Learn From Cape Town’s Impending 'Day Zero' Water Shut-Off
By Betsy Otto and Leah Schleifer, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Cape Town is running out of water. After three years of intense drought, South Africa’s second-largest city is just a few months away from "Day Zero," the day when the city government will shut off water taps for most homes and businesses.

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