Latest Insights on Drinking Water Measurement

  1. How One Plant Found Great Service Through Turbidity Analyzers
    10/3/2016

    The nearly 16,000 people in Calhoun, GA, rely on two drinking water treatment facilities — one that pulls its water from a river and another that pulls from groundwater — that process about 9 MGD. The turbidity of the river’s water can fluctuate dramatically, so the operators rely on the surface water treatment plant’s turbidity analyzers to ensure that they are serving the population as they should.

  2. Modern Technology For Combating Bacterial Water Contamination
    9/19/2016

    Mobile-enabled geographic information systems (GIS) herald a new age for bacterial source tracking, allowing increased stakeholder involvement, more informed decision-making, and enhanced water quality.

  3. Save Time And Costs With A New, Simple Way To Measure Bromate In Drinking Water
    9/14/2016

    Utilities using ozone for disinfection must meet strict regulatory requirements for bromate. MilliporeSigma has been in the business of improving analytical equipment to make life in the lab more efficient and cost-effective for many years. Water Online spoke with MilliporeSigma about a new method for measuring bromate in drinking water.

  4. How To Slash Energy Costs With Optimized Aeration Control
    9/6/2016

    Utilities are under constant pressure to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements, and improve sustainability. Finding the best way to meet these goals is a constant challenge. Endress+Hauser has been helping water and wastewater utilities achieve their objectives for many years, and spoke with Water Online to discuss how to save
    energy in today’s wastewater treatment facilities.

  5. A Safe, No-Hassle Way To Measure Chemical Oxygen Demand
    9/2/2016

    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. Cost-Effective Advances In Radar Level Technology
    9/1/2016

    You can’t control what you can’t measure. It seems simple enough, but accurate measurement can be one of the more complicated aspects of operating a water, wastewater, or industrial plant. There are unexpected hiccups in the process that can alter recordings, hazardous conditions to contend with, and tons of data to collect and analyze.

  7. How To Comply With Drinking Water Turbidity Requirements Using 360° x 90° Detection Technology
    8/24/2016

    Drinking water systems must meet a myriad of regulatory requirements to ensure the public’s health and safety. Excess turbidity can be a first indication of degrading water quality, so accurate and timely turbidity measurement is critical. Hach has been a leader in providing analytical instruments to the water industry for many years. Water Online spoke with Hach about turbidity measurements and how to ensure test results reflect actual water quality conditions.

  8. A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux
    8/11/2016

    Like most digital technology, the move from traditional to smart water meters seems like an inevitable step in the march towards progress. However, due to cost and regulatory concerns, many utilities have yet to make the transition.

  9. Bacteria Monitoring In 3D
    8/10/2016

    Monitoring of bacteria in drinking water is not perfect, but the perfect compromise between the reliability of lab testing and the speed of indirect sensors may have been found — an optical, online system that provides better protection for consumers by being just good enough.

  10. PRVs And Pipeline Security
    7/18/2016

    When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.