Drinking Water Measurement

  1. Rapid Microbial Assessment Following A Case Of Legionellosis
    12/3/2018

    A case of legionellosis an illness acquired from Legionella bacteria, which can grow in cooling water and potable water systems was diagnosed at a medical retirement home.

  2. White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million
    12/3/2018

    In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere.

  3. Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flowmeters: How They Measure Up
    11/28/2018

    Not cool enough in summer. Not warm enough in winter. Guests staying at a prestigious country club in New York state complained regularly about the air conditioning and heating of their luxury suites and apartments. The geothermal heat exchange system serving this facility had never, in fact, been fully functional.

  4. Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data
    11/27/2018

    One of the nation’s largest four-service utility providers, Colorado Springs Utilities supplies energy and water to over 450,000 people. The state-certified laboratory of the Water Quality Assurance section processes over 14,000 samples and 80,000 analytes per year from eight watersheds, seven finished water treatment facilities, 38 finished water reservoirs, four post-chlorination stations, two wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2700 miles of pipeline.

  5. Troubleshooting A Sudden Fecal Coliform Non-Compliance Event
    11/26/2018

    A municipal wastewater treatment plant investigated a sudden increase in fecal coliform exceedance events.

  6. Smartphone App Delivers Reproducible And Precise pH Analysis
    11/8/2018

    Traditionally when it comes to analysis, there have been two ways to measure pH. The first is the inexpensive method of using test strips, which requires little time or training. The second requires the use of a pH electrode or probe and because it requires more training, time, and equipment, is far more expensive. However, a hybrid application is now available that brings together the ease of use of test strips with technology to ensure preciseness.

  7. Big Data Problem Solved With Magnetic Flow Meter Technology
    10/25/2018

    SUEZ operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people. SUEZ operates several water systems in the suburbs of New York City including SUEZ New Rochelle and SUEZ Westchester in Westchester County, New York.

  8. An 8-Point Checklist Of Pressure Gauge Application Best Practices
    10/1/2018

    As electronic measurement, microprocessor or computerized control, and wireless networking have worked their way deeper into industrial processes, new opportunities for accuracy, convenience, and cost-saving efficiency have multiplied. Electronic accuracy and communication have delivered performance advantages down to even the simplest functions — including pressure readings.

  9. Double Duty Flow Measurement: How To Conquer Changing Flow Conditions And Tight Footprints
    9/24/2018

    While accurate flow measurement is critical for most industries, flow conditions that change over time can make it difficult to properly size a flow meter. Replacing a meter as the flow changes is impractical and expensive. In addition, flow disturbers can greatly impact meter accuracy, so addressing that issue is important as well. A uniquely designed flow meter may be the solution to both problems.

  10. The Role Of pH Measurement During Coagulation
    9/20/2018

    In the wastewater treatment industry, coagulation has become one of the most widespread processes for effectively separating contaminants and effluent. But coagulation is a complicated and sensitive process, one that alters the chemical balance of the wastewater in order to strip it of unwanted constituents. As in many such processes, pH plays a critical role, and treatment professionals must analyze it closely if they want to properly coagulate their product.