Drinking Water Treatment Insights

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Smart Water Questions Answered
    7/10/2017

    A smart-water expert details the impact of data and analytics on the water sector.

  6. Actuating Chlorine And Sulfur Dioxide Safety
    7/7/2017

    Drinking water and wastewater treatment operators are in a hazardous line of work. Beyond the large, complicated machinery they rely on, the use of chlorine and sulfur dioxide is a regular part of operations, two chemicals that can prove dangerous if not handled properly.

  7. 10 Knockout Technologies From ACE17
    6/29/2017

    AWWA's Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) hits The City of Brotherly Love with a flurry of new technologies.

  8. How To Select The Right Activated Carbon For PFAS Removal
    6/16/2017

    No water contamination issue is grabbing more headlines these days than that of perfluorinated chemicals, commonly referred to as PFCs or PFAS. Concerns over the chemicals have sprung up all over the country, prompted by contamination from industrial wastewater and military firefighting foam. Regardless of where the issue has come up or what caused it, everyone who has been affected wants the same thing: an effective treatment solution. To discuss such a solution, Water Online spoke with Calgon Carbon Corporation.

  9. Putting Mussel Behind Treatment Plant Filtration
    6/6/2017

    Unbeknownst to many, a tiny nuisance to treatment operations gathers in clusters under the nation’s waters. They multiply at a staggering rate, jamming intake pipes and disrupting the daily work of plants. They are non-native disruptors known as zebra and quagga mussels.

  10. Virtual Reference Technology Saves Costs And Simplifies Flow Meter Installation At Desalination Plants
    5/30/2017

    As fresh water supplies dwindle, whether due to drought, contamination, or overuse, desalination becomes more attractive. Desalination plants must ensure proper flow measurement to monitor the resource — so proper installation and operation of these meters is extremely important.