Latest Insights on Wastewater Measurement

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Is It Time To Start Worrying About Treatment Plant Hackers?
    8/23/2016

    Treatment plant control systems are more vulnerable to computer hacks than ever before. What should utilities be doing to prepare themselves?

  4. A Flight Simulator For Treatment Facilities: The New Frontier For Modeling Complete Treatment Plant Operations
    8/19/2016

    Inconsistent water availability, reduced capital and operational budgets and tightening regulations are posing real challenges for our water conveyance and treatment infrastructure today.

  5. 5 Innovations In Cyber-Water
    8/8/2016

    Just because water has been around since before the Stone Age doesn’t mean it’s immune to evolution. Here are five ways that water is getting swept up in the future.

  6. Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process
    8/2/2016

    With electricity prices climbing each year and eating up a greater share of companies’ operating expenses, energy efficiency is rightly becoming a top priority for many municipalities and businesses. According to the U.S. EPA, drinking water and wastewater treatment plants account for about 30 to 40 percent of many municipal governments’ total energy consumption.

  7. WWEMA Window: The Basics Of SCADA Troubleshooting
    7/15/2016

    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are easily classified as one of the greatest data acquisition methods to have ever been invented.

  8. 10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
    7/14/2016

    This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.

  9. How To Use SCADA To Avoid Overflows
    6/24/2016

    If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.

  10. How To Evolve With SCADA
    6/24/2016

    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?