Drinking Water Source

  1. New Jersey Industries To Pay Millions For PFAS Contamination
    4/12/2019

    With nearly one in five New Jersey residents receiving tap water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the local governor has ordered industrial polluters to help find a solution.

  2. Getting Down To The Nitty Gritty
    4/9/2019

    It has been said that the unseen and untreated can break down any system — this phrase could not be more accurate than in the world of wastewater treatment when considering the infiltration of grit into a system. Infiltration happens in the collection system, whether it’s from living on the coast, aging infrastructure or just plain old build up over time.

  3. Improved Detection Key To Tackling Organic Contamination Issues
    4/9/2019

    For many applications, water should be free — or nearly free — of organic compounds. In drinking water, the impact is optimal taste, appearance, and safety. While the problem of organics finding their way into source water continues to grow, newer monitoring technology is making it easier for water treatment plants to rapidly detect the substances and apply the appropriate fix.

  4. 3 Ways To Reduce The Complexity Of Source Water Monitoring
    4/8/2019

    Source water monitoring is commonly viewed as a sophisticated and expensive task requiring extensive labor and high-tech equipment. Budget-minded municipal water authorities therefore tend to see it as unnecessary unless there’s a significant, imminent threat to source water quality. However, there are low-cost — in many cases, no-cost — methods to monitor source water to determine if looming issues warrant extra attention.

  5. How To Cannibalize Your Own Technology
    4/3/2019

    Business people love to talk about "disruption." They pride themselves on eating their competitors' lunch. Where their markets used to be about raving fans, now it's about inspiring craving fans, fueled by "hunger marketing" and the fear of missing out. There's a lot of dog-eat-dog philosophy...which is why it's important for companies to be willing to cannibalize their own technologies.

  6. Achieving Higher Flow Rates And Smaller System Footprints For Iron Removal With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media
    4/2/2019

    Traditional processes used to remove iron and manganese from groundwater have commonly included oxidation with chlorine followed by a filter with sand or other media.

  7. Water Recycling To Receive Federal Investment In New Action Plan
    4/1/2019

    The U.S. EPA has released details about a “Water Reuse Action Plan” meant to encourage water recycling through facilitated discussions between federal and state stakeholders and the treatment sector.

  8. One Million Gallons Of Wastewater Reused Daily To Irrigate Award-Winning Botanical Garden
    4/1/2019

    The City of Silverton is known as Oregon’s Garden City and sends one million gallons a day of treated effluent to the Oregon Gardens, returning the remainder to Silver Creek.

  9. Industrial Process Optimization Through Process Water Integrity
    3/23/2019

    There are many facets to industrial processes — raw materials, skilled labor, well-designed equipment, and sound methodologies. Optimizing those manufacturing processes requires consistent, reliable feedback on performance efficiency and output quality. Here are several guidelines for implementing continuous monitoring to keep process integrity at optimum levels.

  10. Cape Fear: 1,4-Dioxane Imperils N.C. Drinking Water
    3/21/2019

    Increased treatment processes apparently haven’t been enough to curb levels of a potentially dangerous contaminant in a North Carolina water supply.