Regulations and Legislation Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. Emerging Contaminants: PFOS AND PFOA
    7/29/2016

    PFCS are manmade fully fluorinated compounds which are not naturally found in the environment, are used in a variety of products such as fire fighting foams, coating additives as a surface-activeagent. PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) are the most commonly produced PFCs, and large amounts of PFCs have been produced during past manufacturing processes and released to the air, soil and water.

  2. Multi-Barrier Disinfection Strategy - New York City (Case Study)
    1/15/2014

    New York City is home to more than 8 million people, making it the most populous city in the United States. The majority of New York's drinking water is supplied by the Catskill/Delaware watershed, located approximately 100 miles outside the city. Historically, NYC has not filtered the water from this system, nor did they require any additional barriers to microbial contaminants due to the pristine nature of the watershed.

  3. Chlorine vs. Chloramine: A Tale Of Two Chemistries
    4/17/2018

    In drinking water treatment’s ongoing battle between disinfection and disinfection byproducts (DBPs), most water utility customers are oblivious to the process. One thing they do notice, however, is when their water smells or tastes bad. Here are some insights that can help water treatment plant (WTP) operators deal with their internal concerns about DBPs and residual chlorine or ammonia levels, as well as their external concerns about customer perceptions of water quality.

  4. City Water Treatment Processing Application
    3/12/2012
    Activated carbon (AC) filtration is most effective in removing organic contaminants from water. Organic substances are composed of two basic elements, carbon and hydrogen. Because organic chemicals are often responsible for taste, odor, and color problems, AC filtration can generally be used to improve aesthetically objectionable water as well as remove chlorine. By Schenck AccuRate
  5. Full Scale Installation: City Of Pewaukee, Wisconsin
    8/13/2012

    WRT has been contracted for 20 years to remove the contaminant from a well that provides drinking water to some 12,000 people in Pewaukee, located 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The treatment system, capable of processing 183,000 gallons of water a day, will lower the amount of radium in the water to a level below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) requirements, ensuring that the city has safe drinking water. 

  6. Utilizing A Phosphate Analyzer To Monitor And Control Chemical Feed Reduces Operating Costs And Improves Reliability
    2/6/2014

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which provides for the enhancement of the safety of public drinking water supplies through the establishment and enforcement of nationwide drinking water regulations. Congress gave the primary responsibility for establishing regulations to the U. S. EPA.   Until 1990, the EPA administered a certification process for chemicals, including phosphates, to be used for potable water treatment. By Randy C. Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA

  7. Z-92®/Z-33™ Uranium-Arsenic Treatment Process - Schurz Elementary School, Nevada Case Study
    8/9/2012

    This uranium, arsenic and gross alpha removal pilot study was conducted for the Schurz Elementary School treatment facility in Schurz, Nevada. The Schurz Elementary School well contains concentrations of uranium, arsenic and gross alpha in excess of the State regulated Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL).

  8. Project Profile: Melody Woods Water Company Los Gatos, California Iron And Manganese Treatment System
    11/16/2009

    In February 2009, the Melody Woods Water Company selected and began working with AdEdge Technologies to assist with the design and implementation of a Manganese, Iron and Turbidity treatment system to serve the water supply for Melody Woods in Los Gatos, California. By Adedge Technologies Inc.

  9. Measuring pH And Its Role In Corrosion Control
    9/19/2018

    Corrosion control has always been a priority for distributing safe drinking water throughout the world’s networks of pipeline. This has become all the more critical following the outrageous lead poisoning revelations in Flint, MI — an incident caused directly by corrosion of the city’s lead-based infrastructure.

  10. California Dreamin’? Pilot Study Makes Treating Arsenic, Manganese And Iron A Reality
    10/12/2018

    The City of Paramount conducted a pilot study for arsenic, manganese and iron treatment system at their Well 15 site. The onsite pilot test was designed to demonstrate the performance of the Loprest Water Treatment Company treatment process proposed for the new treatment plant.