Contaminant Removal Case Studies and White Papers

  1. Monoclor Chloramine Residual Management System Manages Residual For Problematic 5.5 Million Gallon Tank
    7/10/2018

    Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) serves about 142,000 customers in Riverside County, CA. The EMWD service area is one of the largest for any water district in arid southern California. On the drinking water side, EMWD manages two water treatment plants and over 15 reservoirs. With 70% of the district’s water coming from the Metropolitan Water District with chloramine disinfection, EMWD has become reliant on chloramine disinfection to manage long transmission lines and longer detention times.

  2. The City Of Baxter Minnesota Installs And Starts‐Up An 800 Pound‐Per‐Day Microclor® On‐Site Hypochlorite System In Three Days
    7/24/2018

    The City of Baxter, located in central Minnesota, has always endeavored to deliver superior and reliable service to their customer base with a strong dose of selfreliance.

  3. Cryptosporidium Removal From Commercial Swimming Pools
    5/28/2018

    A year long pilot study was performed at an indoor commercial pool in Geauga County Ohio. The testing included an extensive evaluation of common and widely available granular filtration medias and compared the performance results in real time. The intent of the study was firstly to compare the real time turbidity removal capabilities of the various medias and secondly assess the removal ability of cryptosporidium sized particulate (2-5 micron). This assessment also included a polystyrene microsphere challenge on selected well-seasoned medias to compare the ability of the medias to remove crypto sized particles.

  4. Coastside County Water District, California Drives System Reliability And Sustainability With Microclor® On‐Site Hypochlorite Generation, Encore® Metering Pumps And PolyBlend® Polymer Activation
    7/18/2018

    Located in northern California, the Coastside County Water District (CCWD) provides treated water to the scenic town of Half Moon Bay and several unincorporated communities in the area. The system is served by two treatment plants, the Nunes Water Treatment Plant (4.5 MGD) and Denniston Creek Water Treatment Plant (1.0 MGD) and water is distributed through about 100 miles of transmission and distribution pipe.

  5. Hexavalent Chromium Treatment Using Strong Base Anion Exchange With An Innovation In Brine Management
    12/12/2016

    Researchers examine the feasibility of treating hexavalent chromium — the carcinogen made famous by the movie “Erin Brockovich” — with strong base anion exchange (SBA-IX).

  6. Water Works Commission Lowers Risk Profile By Converting To A Safer Disinfectant
    7/24/2018

    Chatsworth Water Works Commission provides both water and wastewater services to the 5,000 residents of the cities of Chatsworth and Eton, GA.

  7. Largest Ozone Facility In North America Meets Regulatory Requirements And Remediates Taste & Odor Problems
    9/5/2018

    The North Texas Metropolitan Water District began working to add ozone to its four interconnected water treatment facilities which operate as the Wylie Water Treatment Plant (WTP).

  8. Multi-Point Chlorination Process To Treat Raw Water Yields To A Multi-Barrier Chain Of Treatment Technologies
    4/11/2017

    For decades, a Winnipeg utility used a multiple point-chlorination process to treat raw water drawn from remote Shoal Lake. Concerns eventually arose about the potential presence of chlorine-resistant pathogens–Crytosporidium and Giardia–and residual disinfection byproducts, which coincided with encroaching development near the lake. The Clari-DAF system was selected and now removes 70 percent of the organics at the Winnipeg plant, which also improves filtration and extends the intervals between filter backwashes.

  9. TotalCare Condition Audit Results In Energy Savings Of 80% And Improved Controls
    5/1/2017

    Xylem TotalCare Condition Audit, an inspection and recommendation program that helps plant operators find ways to lower maintenance costs by identifying inefficiencies in the operation of water and wastewater equipment, was elected to audit the American Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in California.

  10. Conversion To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Improves The Safety And Resilience Of Two Wastewater Reuse Plants With A Three-Year Economic Payback
    7/10/2018

    Aqua Engineers is a local Hawaiian company founded almost 40 years ago which delivers operations, engineering, and construction management to the water and wastewater industry throughout Hawaii. Also, as an owner and operator, Aqua Engineers is keenly focused on the return on investment for process equipment decisions, but also on the safety of its operators and surrounding community. Read the full case study to learn why Aqua Engineers chose the Microclor OSHG system provided by UGSI Solutions for both their sites in 2016.