Drinking Water Features

  1. The New Method For NDMA Detection
    7/27/2017

    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.

  2. Generational Thinking In Water Management
    7/26/2017

    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.

  3. High-Capacity Filtration Plus Ultraviolet Disinfection For Cooling Towers Means More “Uptime” For Server Farms
    7/26/2017

    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.

  4. How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane
    7/26/2017

    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.

  5. What Is A World-Class Utility, And How Does Yours Become One?
    7/25/2017

    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.

  6. New Membrane Gel Keeps Viruses Out Of Wastewater
    7/24/2017

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

  7. How To Purify Water And Save Costs With Inside-Out Filtration
    7/14/2017

    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.

  8. Touring The World Of Water Infrastructure
    7/10/2017

    An ambitious, globe-trotting program invites attendees to learn from the infrastructure accomplishments and challenges of the world’s premier riverfront cities. With water becoming an increasingly valuable resource and the world’s drinking and wastewater infrastructure in peril, what can these metropolises teach us?

  9. The Importance Of Clean Power Desalination
    7/10/2017

    Desalination giveth and taketh away — at least typically, due to its drain on energy-related resources (including water itself). But there is a better, smarter way.

  10. Overcoming The Barriers To On-Site Treatment And Reuse
    7/10/2017

    The path to on-site non-potable water reuse has been beset by roadblocks, but a new initiative is removing them to clear the way for more efficient water management.