Drinking Water Treatment Insights

  1. EPA Outlines Possible Solutions To Looming Perchlorate Limits
    6/18/2019

    The U.S. EPA is gearing up to limit perchlorate in public drinking water systems, so municipalities should start preparing to adopt the appropriate testing and treatment technologies. In a recent report, the agency identified several technologies as the best available to address the perchlorate problem.

  2. Fine Tune Your Lab Testing Accuracy With Compliant Proficiency Testing (PT)
    6/12/2019

    Proficiency Testing (PT) is the name used by the International Standards Organization for a procedure also known as “inter-laboratory study” or “external quality assessment” or “ring test”. Proficiency testing, in simple terms, comprises a sample sent to a group of laboratories for measurement. The labs know what might be in the sample, but they don’t know exactly what is there or the concentration. Their results are compared with the known or true value and the lab is assigned a “Z” score to show how closely their result came to the target.

  3. The U.S. Drinking Water Supply Is Mostly Safe, But That's Not Good Enough
    6/5/2019

    Most Americans take clean drinking water for granted as a convenience of modern life. The United States has one of the world’s safest drinking water supplies, but new challenges constantly emerge.

  4. From Emerging To Emerged: What These 'Here Now' Contaminants Mean For The Water Sector
    5/1/2019

    As PFAS and a host of other pollutants threaten water systems and erode public confidence, the water industry fights back with a comprehensive action plan.

  5. When Water Is Scarce, We Can't Afford To Neglect The Alternatives To Desalination
    3/25/2019

    This is the second of two articles looking at the increasing reliance of Australian cities on desalination plants to supply drinking water, with less emphasis on the alternatives of water recycling and demand management. So what is the best way forward to achieve urban water security?

  6. Advances In Flowmeter Technology
    3/19/2019

    Thist article disucsses two trends turning the flowmeter industry on its ear: advances in flowmeter diagnostics and the adoption of smartphone-like technology to improve access and communications.

  7. Cities Turn To Desalination For Water Security, But At What Cost?
    2/27/2019

    Removing salts and other impurities from water is really difficult. For thousands of years people, including Aristotle, tried to make fresh water from sea water. In the 21st century, advances in desalination technology mean water authorities in Australia and worldwide can supply bountiful fresh water at the flick of a switch.

  8. How Can We Start The Journey To Smart Water Networks?
    2/20/2019

    In the developed world, potable water is delivered to people via a complex infrastructure consisting of water catchment, water treatment, water storage (reservoirs, towers), and water distribution (pipes). The first two elements are well understood; what is less understood is what happens to water as it journeys to the tap.

  9. Global Experts Offer 2019 Smart Water Insights
    2/13/2019

    What are some of the biggest global challenges, trends, and opportunities for the smart water sector in 2019? To answer these questions, the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) interviewed four industry experts from Australia, North America, the UK, and India.

  10. Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 3: Operation And Monitoring
    2/5/2019

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. The final article of this three-part series will address RO system operation and maintenance best practices.