Drinking Water Disinfection Podcasts

  1. On Site Hydrogen Peroxide Generation for Advanced Oxidation Process
    7/6/2016

    Vitamins, steroids and hormones are all emerging as contaminants being detected in drinking water supplies. As Jon McClean, Chief Technology Officer with Neptune Benson explains in this Water Online Radio interview, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) add hydrogen peroxide in front of UV treatment to eradicate contamination.

  2. Is UV Poised For Increased Adoption?
    7/23/2014

    Disinfection can be achieved through chlorine, membranes, ozonation, or UV (among others), but the latter may be best equipped to serve the changing water treatment market.

  3. Polymer Activation And Onsite Hypochlorite Generation
    11/3/2016

    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.”

  4. UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection
    10/28/2015

    Learn why measuring UV transmittance is so important to efficient disinfection, and how LED helps get you there.

  5. Treatment Alternatives For PFCs
    7/4/2017

    Over the past two years, no groundwater issue has perhaps received as much community focus and attention as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS, often referred to as perflourinated compounds (PFCs). The U.S. EPA issued a health advisory, limiting the amount of these compounds to 70 parts/trillion which kicked off a nationwide evaluation of local water sources.

  6. Making Aftermarket Service And Support Work For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants
    11/11/2015

    As municipalities look to make their water and wastewater treatment equipment run longer with fewer operational staff on payroll to maintain the equipment, having a reliable aftermarket parts and service provider becomes essential.

  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. Safer Disinfection With Peracetic Acid
    1/10/2014

    John Maziuk, Technical Development Manager at Solvay Chemicals, discusses the benefits of peracetic acid over other wastewater and stormwater disinfection methods, including no harmful byproducts, a simpler process, and a longer shelf life.

  9. PAA And UV Pair Up To Improve Disinfection Performance
    10/26/2016

    Peracetic acid (PAA)-based disinfection is growing in the US, both as a standalone disinfection method and in conjunction with other applications such as UV. Water Online Radio sat down with John Maziuk, Technical Development Manager with Solvay Chemicals to understand why.

  10. The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?
    7/12/2018

    A lot has changed over the past 15 years. Back in the early 2000s, many utilities weren’t interested in understanding what was in their water beyond the contaminant and disinfection byproduct levels they were regulated to comply with. But as Pat Whalen, President and CEO of LuminUltra, explains in this ACE 2018 Water Talk interview, a steady stream of ongoing education and the modern data storage and analytics that cloud computing provides, has developed some rabid fans eager to explore the microbiology of their water systems.