Drinking Water Features

  1. Can Innovation Be Achieved With A Tried-And-True Disinfection Technology?
    9/12/2017

    Since chlorine technology was first used to disinfect drinking water in Jersey City, NJ, in 1908, most waterborne diseases have been eliminated in the U.S. Chlorine is still the most common disinfectant for drinking water and wastewater. Chlorine is also used for disinfection and as a biocide in numerous industries.

  2. How To Combat Coal Ash In Power Plant Wastewater Streams
    9/11/2017

    Unbeknownst to many, coal ash is one of the most prolific industrial wastes affecting wastewater quality in the country, with more than 100 hundred million tons produced each year. And treating for the byproduct is paramount, with health concerns and stringent regulations in place governing its removal.

  3. The Fall Of Water Quality: Blame It On The Leaves
    9/7/2017

    As sweater weather approaches, it’s a good time to revisit a USGS report from last year highlighting the importance of leaf removal for keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of urban stormwater.

  4. How To Know It’s Time To Replace Your RO Membrane
    9/5/2017

    Reverse osmosis, or RO, is one of the finest technologies to purify water containing high total dissolved solids (TDS) levels of more than 500 ppm. Reverse osmosis plant exporters explain the technology as a separation technology where dissolved and invisible impurities in water are separated with the help of semi-permeable membrane or RO membrane that works under high pressure.

  5. Can This 'Supermolecule' Solve The PPCP Problem?
    8/31/2017

    Research from the UK has identified a “supermolecule” capable of seeking out and eliminating trace pharmaceuticals that contaminate water supplies.

  6. New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater
    8/29/2017

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

  7. 4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities
    8/29/2017

    The bigger water utilities have the resources, but small utilities face many of the same problems — namely failing pipeline infrastructure and water loss. So what are the solutions and best practices within small utilities’ grasp? One small utility shared its successful approach to controlling water loss as guidance for those with similar struggles.

  8. What Do Changes To WOTUS Mean For Drinking Water?
    8/28/2017

    Since its introduction in 2015, the Clean Water Rule and its Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) clarification have simultaneously drawn condemnation and praise. As Trump’s administration is now poised to replace it, it’s important for treatment operations to consider where they stand.

  9. Why Wastewater Treatment In India Is No Longer Optional
    8/25/2017

    Wastewater treatment in India can no longer be seen as some conservational fad. With depleting freshwater sources, water treatment is absolutely imperative. Depleting water resources is a worldwide problem with almost all nations grappling with water scarcity. But India’s massive population, coinciding with rising pollution, makes its water scarcity and clarity concerns critical.

  10. Evaluating Technologies To Keep The Lead Out
    8/25/2017

    With lead contamination still a paramount concern for consumers around the country, many water utilities need to improve their buried infrastructure sooner rather than later. For those that cannot embark on ambitious replacement projects, a new report on coating and lining technologies for lead service lines might be the guide forward.