Drinking Water Features

  1. 5 Cooling Industry Trends Driving The Need For Cleaner Water

    The cooling market is growing, and industry managers are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Clean water is an integral part of the process. Improved technologies continue to evolve to ensure optimum system performance.

    Evoqua is a global leader in water treatment. The team are experts in water filtration. Water Online interviewed Keith Karl, Vortisand® Cooling & Process Water Filtration Expert at Evoqua, to learn about trends in the cooling industry and the need for high-quality water.

  2. Droughts And Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy To Power Sri Lanka

    India is making great strides to aggressively expand its renewable energy capacity. But the country's power sector remains highly reliant on thermoelectric plants, with high demand for water for cooling. That means that droughts, like the one caused last year by weak monsoons, can shut off the power, hampering the economy and potentially endangering lives.

  3. El Paso Electric Should Protect The City’s Water And Let Solar Power Shine

    Resiliency is a hot button word right now. Ten years ago, advocates focused on “adaptation,” or the idea of adapting to the coming effects of climate change. Now the focus is on “resiliency,” the ability to bounce forward — not backward — when something disastrous happens.

  4. The New Method For NDMA Detection

    A research project is vetting streamlined analysis for detecting NDMA in water. It could save laboratories time and money, and maybe even change the way they test for all trace contaminants.

  5. Generational Thinking In Water Management

    Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.

  6. High-Capacity Filtration Plus Ultraviolet Disinfection For Cooling Towers Means More “Uptime” For Server Farms

    Most of us use computers or smartphones on a daily basis. But we usually don’t know what goes on behind the scenes — the technology that allows us to use cloud computing or even Google search. And we certainly aren’t aware of the infrastructure needed to support that technology — like cooling towers.

  7. How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane

    1,4-Dioxane is a contaminant that is known to linger in groundwater and have adverse health effects when consumed. Worse still, it can pose some significant treatment challenges to the operations tasked with eliminating it.

  8. What Is A World-Class Utility, And How Does Yours Become One?

    Water utilities are tasked with ensuring a sustainable and safe supply in addition to achieving business and service excellence goals. These goals are typically based on criteria that measure operational performance, meeting bond covenants, and customer satisfaction.

  9. New Membrane Gel Keeps Viruses Out Of Wastewater

    New research has developed a membrane technology that repels deadly viruses while maintaining permeability. Is it a ‘must have’ for treatment operations?

  10. How To Purify Water And Save Costs With Inside-Out Filtration

    Water professionals are tasked with protecting the public health every minute of every day. They must ensure the removal of contaminants and pathogens from the public water supply. To do so, they employ a variety of treatment methods.