|About UGSI Solutions|
UGSI Solutions provides chemical feed and water disinfection technologies to municipal and industrial clients.
With a history that reaches back over 100 years, UGSI Solutions combines iconic brands such as Encore® metering pumps, Varea-Meter® flow meters, Polyblend®, Dynablend™ and Dynajet™ polymer activation systems along with today’s cutting-edge water quality technologies such as Microclor® on-site hypochlorite generation, Monoclor® RCS disinfectant residual management, PAX TRS™ THM removal systems, and the PAX Mixers and Tank Shark® reservoir mixing systems. Tens of thousands of installations validate our experience and know-how in the area of chemical feed and disinfection. UGSI Solutions makes your chemicals work harder for you.
Polyblend® Sizing Guide
Use the Polyblend® Sizing Guide to generate a Polyblend® polymer activation system recommendation for liquid polymer types, flows and applications.
Encore® E/M/S Pump Selection Guide
Use the Encore® E/M/S Pump Selection Guide to determine which model to use for a specific chemical metering application.
Encore® 700 Pump Sizing Tool
Use the Encore® 700 Pump Sizing Tool to configure a recommendation for the most reliable chemical metering pump on the market.
UGSI Solutions, Inc.
13135 Danielson St., Suite 203
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 218-3745
Fax: (858) 218-3790
Contact: Melissa Hill
Polymers used in wastewater treatment represent one of the most expensive operating costs for municipalities. By providing an optimal environment for the activation of these polymers, plants can improve efficiency by as much as 20 percent or more. At the same time, drinking water plant managers face enormous pressure to control the disinfection residual. In this Water Talk interview, Matt Boeh, director of sales for UGSI Chemical Feed, discusses the advanced mixing technologies that can be used to improve polymer usage as well as address drinking water quality issues in distribution systems.
Polymer activation through proper hydration of the polymer particle is critical in water clarification or sludge dewatering applications. According to Jeff Rhodes, Vice President of Commercial Development for UGSI Solutions, “the key is to have a high energy zone at the moment of initial welding, when the polymer and the water come together.”
There are plenty of bells and whistles at a given water treatment plant. Between pumps, mixers, dry chemical feeders, and other chemical handling equipment, it can be easy to go with the status quo when it comes time to upgrade certain pieces of equipment. For an operation’s chemical metering pumps, this usually meant replacing one unit with its exact replica, instead of facing the often arduous task of researching a better option.
The climate in Southgate, Ontario, is considered cold and temperate with significant rainfall throughout the year. Temperatures in winter average around -10°C and can drop as low as -30°C to -40°C for brief periods of time, which can wreak havoc on the local water storage tanks and distribution piping. Read more to learn how the installation of PAX Mixers has kept the tanks free from ice and has shown an improvement in disinfectant residual levels.
Purissima Hills Water District (PHWD), a county water district, provides chloraminated water service to two-thirds of the town of Los Altos Hills, adjacent to the city of Palo Alto in Northern California. With remote tank locations, low population density (6,800 people) and low water demand (1.61MGD), PHWD is constantly challenged to maintain consistent disinfectant residual levels while simultaneously balancing the safe delivery of chemicals to its tank site at an affordable cost.
Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua PA), an Aqua America subsidiary, serves more than 1.4 million people in 32 counties across Pennsylvania. Aqua PA has significant experience using chloramine chemistry to mitigate trihalomethane (THM) disinfection byproduct formation in its many distribution systems.
With virtually no local water sources available for use, the City of San Diego relies on water from the Metropolitan Water District, which imports its water from the Colorado River and the California State Water Project. The two massive water projects bring water from other watersheds and regions hundreds of miles to the north and east.
In the past several years, Aquarion Water Company had been monitoring their system’s THM formation and attempting to lower them through treatment and distribution system changes. Aquarion engineers decided that reducing THM formation in the Laurel High Service Clearwell at the Stamford Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would eliminate concerns of elevated THM formation in the distribution system served by the WTP.