Latest Industrial Insights

  1. 5 Municipal-Industrial Water Issues Analyzed

    A water technology expert tackles high-profile and important topics currently affecting municipalities, industry, and the community at large.

  2. The Power Of Reclaimed Water

    The population continues to grow, demanding more output from fewer resources. This strain is felt acutely in the power industry. New plants are built to accommodate the growing population’s power needs, requiring more water than ever for power generation and cooling. As freshwater resources continue to dwindle, more plants are turning to reclaimed water.

  3. New Filters To Combine Processes And Cut Down Costs

    Reverse osmosis is one of the most energy-intensive, and therefore costly, steps in wastewater treatment. A newly developed nanofilter may change that.

  4. Industrial Water Treatment For Inorganic Contaminants: Emerging Technologies

    This article is the sixth in a series on industrial water treatment focusing on inorganic contaminants; this one will discuss several emerging treatment technologies. 

  5. A Safe, No-Hassle Way To Measure Chemical Oxygen Demand

    Many treatment facilities test for chemical oxygen demand on a regular basis. Some laboratory test methods can be time consuming and expose technicians to toxic chemicals. In addition, interference from components in the samples may affect the test results. MilliporeSigma is a global leader in the life science industry and has produced test kits to measure numerous analytes. Water Online spoke with MilliporeSigma about advances in measuring chemical oxygen demand

  6. Measuring The Impact Of Phosphorus Recovery — From The Midwest To The Gulf Of Mexico

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has taken the lead in transitioning its wastewater treatment plants to water resource recovery facilities, resulting in environmental, economic, and social benefits that stretch well beyond the Windy City.

  7. A Treatment Technology For All Occasions

    There are a lot of technology startups in the water space vying for attention, including a good bit in the New England area alone, but one Massachusetts company and its potentially "disruptive innovation" stands apart.

  8. Using Smart Irrigation To Conserve Water

    Using efficient irrigation for outdoor lawns is an effective way to save water and to delay the need for water utilities to develop new water sources. In 2005, Orange County Utilities (FL) began an effort to plan for alternate water sources in Orange County because its primary water source, the Floridan Aquifer, was predicted to meet its capacity to provide water.

  9. Fighting For Florida’s Surface-Water Standards

    Late last month, a panel of regulators appointed by Governor Rick Scott narrowly approved the first changes to Florida’s surface-water quality standards since 1992. Marked with adamant support on one side and passionate protest on the other, the sweeping amendment has left questions about how clean Florida’s water will be.

  10. EPA And USDA Pledge Actions To Support America’s Growing Water Quality Trading Markets

    In September of 2015, EPA and USDA sponsored a three-day national workshop at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska that brought together more than 200 experts and leaders representing the agricultural community, utilities, environmental NGOs, private investors, states, cities, and tribes to discuss how to expand the country’s small but growing water quality trading markets.