Latest Industrial Insights

  1. The Future Of Water Management

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

  2. Will Water And Wastewater Treatment In The Oil And Gas Industry Change Under Trump?

    With the change in administration comes a potential paradox for water and wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry: Will increased production accompanied by decreased regulations call for more treatment technology or less? Either way, the market is poised for change.

  3. Getting Water Up The Mountainside: How The Barsha Pump Utilizes Rivers To Power Irrigation

    In the Himalayan mountains, irrigation can be a challenge. There are few affordable pumping technologies accessible for poor farmers, and they come with high maintenance costs.

  4. The Challenge Of Tracking Nutrient Pollution 2,300 Miles

    Nitrogen and phosphorus are essential nutrients — yet too much of a good thing is not always a good thing. Scientists are investigating nutrient pollution down the Mississippi River.

  5. Filtering Through Industrial Cooling Options

    With water availability becoming an issue all over the country, industrial operations are having to look at their usage. Cooling towers provide an ample opportunity for these operations to cut back on their water costs and footprint by utilizing recycled wastewater, but in order to do so, they will have to consider their filtration options. With many different technologies available, it can be hard to determine the right fit.

  6. Optimize Biogas Production With Accurate, Real-Time Monitoring

    Many utilities and industries today face increasing pressure to lower costs and improve sustainability. Reducing electrical usage — or even selling electricity back to the grid — helps to accomplish both of these goals, and anaerobic digesters may play a part in doing so.

  7. 9 Water Technologies Ready For Liftoff

    The Global Cleantech 100 identifies nine innovative water/wastewater technologies set to make significant market impact in the next decade.

  8. Saving Energy And Doubling Worldwide Water Supplies – One Drip At A Time

    On a warm December day, I stood in a jojoba field in the Negev Desert in southern Israel and watched water slowly seep up from the ground around the trees. First a tiny spot, then spreading, watering the plants from deep below. This highly efficient system is known as drip irrigation, and I was there to meet with the world’s leading drip irrigation company, Israel-based Netafim.

  9. Green Heat: Using Less Water To Create Cleaner, More Abundant Energy

    Farmers in Uganda and in developing countries around the world are facing major energy and waste management issues. There are anaerobic digestions systems to help farmers manage agricultural waste from plants and animals, but there’s a problem.

  10. The New Silicon Valley: How A Forgotten Mineral Solves Our Water Problems

    For centuries, scientists believed that silicon — an element that accounts for nearly 28 percent of the earth’s crust — had little to do with life-sustaining processes in animal and plants. But in the last couple of decades, science has begun to recognize something new: Silicon can reduce the effects of various stressors on plants, including water stress. This ubiquitous, but overlooked, mineral could be the key to more resilient crops worldwide.