Drinking Water Contaminant Removal podcasts

  1. Clearing The Air With Activated Carbon
    12/2/2014

    Think you know activated carbon? The range of capabilities is so robust that operators of all types — drinking water, wastewater, municipal, or industrial — should come to fully understand its usage.

  2. A 'Banner Year' For Ballasted Treatment
    10/14/2015

    It may not be mentioned as Ryan Seacrest begins the countdown on New Year’s Eve, but a few treatment plants scattered across the country may recall 2015 as the year of ballasted treatment.

  3. Carbon Company Highlights Ion Exchange
    6/24/2015

    Activated carbon and ion exchange can be called two sides of the same coin. Where activated carbon purifies water by removing organic contaminants through an adsorption process, ion exchange removes contaminants under the surface via electrical charge.

  4. Challenges For Water Utilities Spur Technology Upgrades
    10/11/2013

    Lee Odell, Water Treatment Global Technology Lead at CH2M HILL, discusses some of the current challenges that water utilities are facing and how CH2M HILL is well-poised to address them.

  5. Making Sense Of PFOA And PFOS
    6/27/2018

    In addition to the bewildering alphabet soup of acronyms associated with perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), together known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) or perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), there is confusion as to how dangerous and prevalent these chemicals are, and thus how they should be treated or regulated. To help bring clarity to the issue, Pete D’Adamo, Director of Water Treatment for HDR, spoke on Water Talk with Water Online's Todd Schnick and Kevin Westerling. D'Adamo discusses the background and scope of the issue, as well as treatment methods and what to expect next. Tune in below to hear the conversation.

  6. The Growth Of A Carbon Company
    10/30/2015

    Jacobi Carbons Inc., the largest worldwide manufacturer of coconut shell activated carbon, will be celebrating it’s 100th birthday in 2016.

  7. Coconut Shell Activated Carbon
    9/23/2013

    Jim Knepper, Vice President of Sales for Jacobi Carbons, discusses the growth of the Company and the advantages of coconut shell activated carbon in complying with the EPA’s disinfection byproduct phase II ruling.

  8. Experience Pays Off For Gas Injection
    7/10/2017

    When it comes to gas injection, it pays to work with an experienced manufacturer that has lived the ups and downs of moving from pilots to full-scale plants. A number of years ago, Mazzei Injector Company ran into an issue where the engineer had specified a system at 2 psi of water pressure.

  9. Tackling PFAS And Other Emerging Contaminants
    7/11/2019

    Manmade chemicals — most notably PFAS and 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP — are emerging as a serious threat to water sources that municipalities at some point will need to address to meet regulations and provide quality water. PFAS has been rearing its head across the U.S.; and while TCP is mainly a California issue, it could prove to be more expansive. In this Water Talk interview, Jim Knepper, vice president and general manager of the Resinex division of Jacobi Carbons, and Mike Bickel, a municipal sales manager with Jacobi, discuss how activated carbon technology is helping water plant operators tackle looming problems such as PFAS and TCP.

  10. Can’t Keep Up? Partner With A Manufacturers’ Rep To Sustain Growth
    2/19/2014

    Rich Cavagnaro, President of AdEdge Water Technologies, and Tom Carmody, President of TC Tech LLC, share how their companies have partnered to successfully grow business in the advanced water treatment technology space.