Drinking Water Disinfection [Case Studies White Paper]

  1. The UV Uprising: How UV Disinfection Will Claw Its Way To Prominence
    6/20/2014

    Chlorination in all of its forms — gas, liquid, or solid — has been the primary way for treatment plants to disinfect the treated wastewater. The treatment plants that use gas chlorination must face federal regulatory oversight in the form of a Risk Management Program (RMP). Liquid chlorine plants trade in the regulatory oversight for a more expensive and less effective product. While chlorine in its solid form is good for small treatment facilities known as package plants (named for their mobility). However, ultraviolet (UV) technology is rapidly altering the landscape of disinfection throughout the industry.

  2. Stormwater Treatment and Reuse - Toronto, Ontario (Case Study)
    6/5/2012

    Sherbourne Common is an innovative waterfront park that provides the public with green recreational space along Lake Ontario in a former industrial area. 

  3. Granular Activated Carbon: A Long-Term Solution For Meeting DPB Compliance
    7/31/2017

    When the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) anticipated the need to upgrade the Hugh A. Wyckoff water treatment plant, they turned to granular activated carbon (GAC) technology after vetting several alternatives. The plant, a wholesaler in a two-plant system, processes up to 72 million gallons per day and serves about 350,000 people. Comprising of Wyckoff and the James E. Quarles treatment plant, CCMWA is the second largest water provider in Georgia.

  4. Utility Removes Burdensome Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite From Operations
    7/24/2018

    Historically, Lyon County Utilities, Nevada, applied 12.5% bulk sodium hypochlorite for disinfection at each of their well sites. Always looking to improve system efficiency, Lyon County staff reexamined on‐site hypochlorite generation to determine if the use of the 0.8% sodium hypochlorite solution could mitigate the challenges associated with dosing high strength sodium hypochlorite.

  5. Degas Separator Selected For Wichita Aquifer Storage And Recovery Project
    4/26/2017

    In the 1990s, the City of Wichita, KS, developed a water supply plan that included creating a sustainable water supply through the year 2050. The key component of the plan is recharging the large aquifer that lies under the region with 100 MGD of water from the Little Arkansas River.

  6. Utah Water District Saves Time And Resources, Improves Accuracy By Upgrading Sensors And Analyzers
    7/20/2015

    Monitoring chlorine and fluoride levels in the drinking water of Utah’s Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District used to be expensive, labor intensive, and often sensitive to interference from the vari­able frequency drives used to operate the chlorine injection pumps. That is, until the district upgraded to Rosemount free chlorine and fluoride sen­sors and analyzers from Emerson.

  7. Residual Control Technology Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water While Maintaining Consistent Chloramine Residual Levels
    7/18/2018

    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.

  8. Reservoir Overcomes Toxic Algae Issue
    6/16/2015

    A Nebraska reservoir was experiencing toxic algae in its water. Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) primarily as a flood control reservoir with recreation and irrigation as secondary uses, the reservoir has a surface area of 700+ acres with an average depth of almost 12 feet.

  9. ORP Based Measurement Of Oxidizing Disinfectants In Aqueous Solutions
    9/22/2011

    Oxidizing antimicrobials, such as chlorine, are common disinfectants used to treat water. Test strips, DPD kits, and colorimeters are currently the most popular methods for determining the relative disinfecting power of oxidizing antimicrobial agents in these applications. By Myron L Company

  10. Microcystin Concentrations Following Treatments Of Harmful Algal Blooms
    6/16/2015
    Microcystin producing cyanobacteria blooms were sampled and tested from an Illinois reservoir, an Ohio reservoir and a Michigan lake.
    The Question: Should the fear of "releasing" microcystin deter an algaecide application?