Drinking Water Case Studies and White Papers

  1. 4 Tips For Building Meter-Related Revenue
    4/20/2010
    The water meter industry operates on revenue and the modern utility is both a business and a public service. This article deals with the business and revenue side of the water industry. I don’t question the ability of the modern water utility to produce safe, high-quality water. However, I am concerned about the service side, since fairness to the end users of our product and fairness to the utilities who produce this very high-quality product is important and closely related to the revenue issues. It is our job to collect the revenue to which we are entitled by the application of fair business practices and the use of accurate and cost-saving measurement devices. I will talk about building revenue by avoiding revenue loss. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company
  2. AMERICAN Products Used In Expansion At One Of The World’s Wonders
    10/27/2015

    It has been named one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World with about 14,000 cargo ships passing through its two locks every year. In 2016, its wonder will expand as a third set of locks opens and Post-Panamax ships pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for the first time.

  3. Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations
    3/15/2017

    Those who are philanthropically-minded need look no further for a cause than that of water. After all, this is a fundamental aspect of human existence and one that is shockingly scarce in some parts of the world.

  4. On-Site Chlorine Generation Replaces Conventional Chlorine Gas Feed System In Scottsdale AZ
    12/25/2013

    The city of Scottsdale, Arizona, a community of more than 200,000 residents was historically totally dependent on groundwater resources.  By the mid 1980’s, the city began putting together a multi-faceted water resource program to provide the community with a long-term sustainable water supply.

  5. Municipality Removes Biofilm, Improves Water Quality, Lowers Dosage With MIOX
    3/27/2014

    Looking to reduce potential disinfection byproducts issues that new and difficult regulations were requiring, a Tennessee municipality began investigating alternative water treatment disinfection methods in an effort to reduce the potential liability (RMP) involved with using and storing gas chlorine. Within months of switching to a mix of oxidants (MOS), a difference was noted in the systems residual, residual was no longer dead spotting in low flow areas, and much higher residual was noted in areas that had been difficult to maintain At the end of the first year of operation the municipality had also documented a reduction in their disinfection byproducts formations, specifically both TTHMs and HAAs, which were both reduced by 50% in direct comparison with the quarterly results from the previous year.

  6. Validation Of Online Monitors Using EPA 334.0 And EPA-Approved Or Accepted Laboratory Meter Reporting Methods
    8/25/2010
    There has long been verification testing between lab and online instrumentation for water quality measurements, especially for Drinking Water and Wastewater (DW//WW). By Jane L. Stevens, Product Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  7. Desalination Plants Benefit From MagMeters With Unique Virtual Reference Feature
    11/15/2011

    In certain applications, conventional grounding of electromagnetic flowmeters can pose special challenges. This article illustrates those challenges and sheds light on a unique solution that is especially suitable for problematic applications, some of which are found in desalination facilities.

  8. Santa Monica, CA Case Study
    12/22/2011
    The City of Santa Monica shut down the Charnock well fields in 1996 after finding methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and later trichloroethylene (TCE) and 1,1-Dichloroethene (1,1-DCE) in the water.
  9. Ozone Generators Enhance Aquarium’s Water Clarity
    12/9/2015

    The Georgia Aquarium system operates as a closed loop and is able to recapture and reuse over 99% of the water in its exhibits. In order to reuse the majority of the tank water, the aquarium must ensure that waste from its aquatic residents is removed.

  10. The Role Of pH Measurement During Coagulation
    9/20/2018

    In the wastewater treatment industry, coagulation has become one of the most widespread processes for effectively separating contaminants and effluent. But coagulation is a complicated and sensitive process, one that alters the chemical balance of the wastewater in order to strip it of unwanted constituents. As in many such processes, pH plays a critical role, and treatment professionals must analyze it closely if they want to properly coagulate their product.