Drinking Water Treatment Insights

  1. The Problem With Road Salt
    1/23/2017

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  2. EPA Providing Guidance For Drinking Water After Radiological Emergency
    1/17/2017

    What would happen if there was an emergency in the U.S. that caused radioactive material to contaminate drinking water supplies? What steps could your utilities and government take?

  3. Remove Perfluorinated Compounds From Drinking Water — Without Creating A Toxic Waste Stream
    1/13/2017

    Water utility managers have a lot of responsibilities, not the least of which is to keep up with the latest in the industry—contaminants, regulations, technology, and trends. And perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are on the horizon as contaminants that may affect the public health. Water Online spoke with Calgon Carbon about these important emerging contaminants and how best to remove them.

  4. The Synergy Between Activated Carbon And Ion Exchange
    1/13/2017

    Jacobi Carbons is a renowned voice in activated carbon (AC) solutions for water treatment, as its name would imply. But its employees also possess a high-level expertise on ion exchange (IX) and how the two processes can be combined for optimal results. Water Online tapped into this knowledge, speaking with Jeffrey Singer from Jacobi to break down the processes’ role in water treatment, the problems they can solve as a team, and who utilizes this synergy best.

  5. 5 Red Flags For Chloramination
    1/11/2017

    Many drinking water utilities have made or are considering the switch from chlorine to chloramine to avoid regulated disinfection byproducts. However, the Water Research Foundation warns that chloramination presents its own set of problems.

  6. 1,4-Dioxane’s Drinking Water Threat
    1/6/2017

    A known carcinogen that makes its way into drinking water supplies through personal care products is under fire in New York. While the state mulls stricter limits, consumers remain exposed.

  7. Does Healthy Drinking Water Mean Stricter Limits On Atrazine?
    12/16/2016

    The U.S. EPA is considering tightening its water regulations on atrazine, an herbicide known to cause adverse health effects if ingested. As researchers and state regulators advocate for stricter limits, it may be time to act.

  8. Redefining The Water Utility Business Model: Is It A Pipe Dream?
    12/15/2016

    Last week, a two-inch thick, ductile iron section of a water main broke and flooded a densely populated part of downtown Boston — sparking manhole fires, deluging businesses, and snarling traffic while utility crews rushed to repair the ruptured main.

  9. Can The DWSRF Solve The Lead Crisis?
    12/14/2016

    The federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was designed to help communities pay for infrastructure projects and meet safety regulations. But can it be applied for the greatest threat to drinking water of our time?

  10. Hexavalent Chromium Treatment Using Strong Base Anion Exchange With An Innovation In Brine Management
    12/12/2016

    Researchers examine the feasibility of treating hexavalent chromium — the carcinogen made famous by the movie “Erin Brockovich” — with strong base anion exchange (SBA-IX).