Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. 10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017
    10/25/2017

    For the second straight year, the Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) came to McCormick Place in Chicago, returning also to the city which launched WEFTEC 90 years ago. As always, it was a showcase of the latest technologies and ideas available in the water/wastewater industry, but each show also has its own "feel" that reflects the times.

  2. Quality Control Leads To Quality Water, Beer
    10/25/2017

    The importance and utility of sensors for delivering precious drinking water — and beer — is of topic in this conversation with MJ Peters of Sensorex. The company provides UVT-LED sensors for monitoring UV transmittance, offering quality control for advanced treatment applications such as potable water reuse. One such application was the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge, where recycled water was used to make beer.

  3. Drumming Up Chemical Injection
    10/24/2017

    The operating ranges for chemical injection need to be large because of the variability of flow in many treatment operations. As Bill McDowell, Vice President of Operations with Blue White Industries explains in this Water Talk interview, “You might be down to as low as 5 or 10 milliliters a minute and then one hour later; you might need to pump 15 gallons a minute out of the same pump and through the same sensor.”

  4. Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud
    10/24/2017

    Cloud-based monitoring and reporting was all the rage at WEFTEC 2017. Water Talk sat down with Tom Perry, National Product Manager with Veolia to discuss Aquavista, one of the more established technologies for capturing critical data, storing it in the cloud and allowing it to be accessed real time, 24/7 from any smart, web-enabled device.

  5. A New Approach To Total Nitrogen Testing
    10/24/2017

    MilliporeSigma is well known by many, but perhaps not within the water industry. That is changing, thanks to the company's work on total nitrogen (TN) testing, having recently developed a new method. Learn how and why MilliporeSigma branched out from life sciences and specialty chemicals into water, and what it means going forward.

  6. Addressing Key Trends In Automation
    10/24/2017

    Machines get smarter and more capable, but so do the hackers, so how do we advance in automation and leverage its benefits without introducing new security threats? Kelvin J. Hurdle, North America Industry Manager for Rockwell Automation, addresses cybersecurity among other automation topics including workforce issues, understanding analytics, and addressing equipment downtime.

  7. B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management
    10/24/2017

    Andrew Smith is the Watershed, Stormwater, and Flood Management Practice Lead at Black & Veatch, and was therefore a timely interview subject in the wake of hurricanes and storm damage still fresh in the minds of attendees at WEFTEC 2017.

  8. Selecting The Right Control Gate For Your Application
    10/23/2017

    Control gates are used throughout the water and wastewater fluid handling process at pump stations, head works, purifiers and a variety of other locations. Beyond application, head pressure, solids content and placement are all critical factors in evaluating what type of control gate will best meet your needs.

  9. Using UVC LEDs To Develop Cost-Effective, Measurement-Specific Water Quality Sensors
    10/13/2017

    Rapid industrialization and tightened water quality standards are leading to an increase in global spending on water quality monitoring instrumentation. Spending in this area is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion by 2020, with some 25 percent spent on new, less expensive water quality monitoring sensors that deliver on-the-spot measurements.

  10. What Pumps Tell Us About Water, Power, And The Worker
    10/10/2017

    High up in the Tehachapi Mountains of California’s Central Valley lies the largest consumer of the state’s electricity, driving 14 centrifugal pumps, each rated at 80,000 hp.