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Featured Articles
Higher Flux Rate Operation With The Fuzzy Filter
By Schreiber

As greater restrictions and increased capacities are being placed on industrial and municipal plants, filtration systems are being pushed to greater operating levels. The Fuzzy Filter has enjoyed a distinct advantage over conventional media and disc-type filters by virtue of its ability to operate at over five times conventional flux rates while maintaining effluent quality better than these technologies.

WWTP Overcomes Odor Issue
By OMI Industries

The City of Crystal Lake is located about 45 miles northwest of Chicago with a population of nearly 45,000 people. Like many wastewater treatment plants, urban sprawl and suburban development puts the Crystal Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant near a host of commercial and residential neighbors, including a high school immediately west of the plant. Plant managers were very forward thinking and wanted to be good neighbors to those occupying the surrounding area. They wanted to take steps to reduce — and hopefully eliminate completely — any odor issues from the plant.

Disinfection In Drinking Water: Choosing The Right Chlorine Analyzer For Your Application
By Hach Company

Disinfection is a very important part of the drinking water treatment process, and choosing between an amperometric and colorimetric chlorine analyzer is a decision that depends on a variety of factors. Below you will find out why a colorimetric analyzer was the right choice for our customer, given their specific situation.

5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
By WRT - Water Remediation Technology, LLC

High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost-effectively as possible?

Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency
By ABB Measurement & Analytics

The task of managing the quantity and quality of potable water is unimaginable without online instrumentation to help water utilities measure, treat, and deliver drinking water to consumers. ABB’s Aztec 600 colorimetric and ion-selective electrode (ISE) analyzers have been designed to measure the key parameters that affect water quality — aluminum, iron, manganese, phosphate, color, ammonia, and fluoride.

Industry News

Nitrate in groundwater and drinking water, which primarily comes from fertilizers used in the agricultural production, has not only been subject to decades of environmental awareness — it has also been suspected of increasing the risk of cancer.

Technology Showcase
Sensus Essential Water Analytics

Sensus Essential Water Analytics is a bundle of applications that give you the core meter data management performance you need — affordably and quickly — without the high cost, commitment to enterprisewide integration, and seemingly endless learning curve.

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Sensus, a Xylem brand
VigorOx WWT II Wastewater Disinfection Technology

Disinfecting wastewater with chemicals that produce harmful byproducts seems counterproductive. That’s why we’ve developed VigorOx WWT II wastewater disinfection technology, a peracetic-based, environmentally responsible, and economically minded alternative disinfectant to chlorine and UV disinfection.

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14" To 66" Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve

AMERICAN's 14" to 66" Series 2500 ductile iron resilient wedge gate valves are suitable for use in potable water, sewage, and fire protection systems. These valves have a rated working pressure of 250 psig with zero leakage. The waterway is clear and unobstructed.

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AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company
TrojanUVTelos — Drinking Water Disinfection System

TrojanUVTelos is the latest evolution of UV for small communities and was created to address the needs of the energy- and maintenance-conscious buyer. This advanced system utilizes TrojanUV Solo Lamp Technology and TrojanUV Flow Integration (FIN) hydraulic optimization technology, which leads to low power consumption, uniform UV dose delivery, and a low lamp count.

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Recommended Resources
Increased Reliability And Reduced Costs Result In Savings Of $1 Million

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) required ALCOSAN to prepare a comprehensive plan in accordance with requirements of the Act 537 Comprehensive Sewage Facilities Plan.

Finescreen Monster

The Finescreen Monster incorporates a continuous band of stainless steel or optional StapleGuard ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene perforated panels attached to heavy-duty stainless-steel roller chains. Panels are available with 1/8" or 1/4" (3mm or 6mm) openings.

Spectroquant Prove Live ID And Reagent Test Kit

See how the Live ID bar code can be used with cell test kits and reagent test kits to speed up your regular testing needs while also eliminating the possibility of selecting the wrong test.


As part of Toray’s MEMBRAY MBR series, the NHP (new high performance) module features thin membrane flat sheets that are densely packed into easily interchangeable cassettes. These cassettes allow for a higher packing density than what was originally thought possible with flat plate designs. The thin membranes are also highly flexible and allow for more movement, resulting in increased vibrations during aeration. This helps dislodge sludge and improve cleaning efficiency, all with less energy use.

Jet Aeration Systems

KLa jet aeration technology is applicable across a wide range of wastewater and biosolids treatment applications including air activated sludge, SBR, MBR, MBBR, oxidation ditch, aerated stabilization basins, equalization tanks, aerobic digesters, and ATAD.

Pro-OX 7500 Commercial Iron Filtration Systems

Flow rate refers to the maximum recommended gallons per minute (GPM), which means how fast the water is flowing. The 1.5 CF model works best for most homes (such as two-to-three bathroom homes with two to six persons). However for homes with two to four persons, the 0.75 or 1.0 CF models work great.

Featured Guest Column
Design First, Build Later
By Paul Brake, P.Eng., Dynamic Machine Design

Sounds simple. It makes sense. But far too many people do not do this. They put together an idea, a process, but fail to take the design to completion before starting to build. Cutting corners always comes at a price. There is an old saying in Project Management, "You can have it good, fast, or cheap. Pick any TWO." Cutting corners will bump your cost, decrease quality, or possibly both.

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