Source Water Desalination

  1. Harness The Power Of The Sun For Off-The-Grid Desalination

    Industrial and population growth continue to outpace the supply of freshwater resources in many regions of the world. The need for additional freshwater resources is driving the need for desalination. When combined with concerns regarding climate change and harmful impacts associated with fossil fuels, desalination powered by renewable energy should be considered as a necessary part of the solution.

  2. Moving Forward On Desalination

    A Q&A with scientist Jeff Urban, who explains forward osmosis and how Berkeley Lab is pushing the frontiers of this emerging technology

  3. Defending Against Saltwater Intrusion

    Are “ghost forests” a sign of things to come? Rising sea levels and superstorm tidal surges are already impacting coastal areas, with rising salinity levels affecting some drinking water sources. Coastal water utilities are not the only ones that have to worry about salinity, however, as high concentrations of winter storm road treatments, gas drilling, and mining can also generate elevated salinity levels in surface water sources.

  4. Total Dissolved Solids: A Matter Of More Than Just Good Taste

    Everyone wants good-tasting water, but most water treatment plants (WTPs) are hostages to the composition of their local source water supplies. One of the components involved in taste is total dissolved solids (TDS), which can affect both the acceptability of finished water taste and its likelihood to corrode or clog pipes and fixtures. Here’s how to quantify the problem and what to do about it if it is excessive.

  5. New Technology Will Be Key To Higher Recovery Rates

    A growing number of regions with stressed water resources are focusing on improving their rate of recovery. Being able to tap into new technology to increase recovery will be key to meeting water demands while avoiding waste and practicing sustainability. In this Water Talk interview, Rick Myer, business development officer for Magna Imperio Systems, discusses new solutions for water recovery and energy savings. This includes systems for brackish water desalination, treatment of high-silica waters, and brine recovery applications which are now available to industries and municipalities worldwide.

  6. Minimum Liquid Discharge – The Best Bang For Your Buck

    Fresh water sources around the globe are becoming increasingly stressed due to population growth, industry use, and changing climate patterns.  These stresses drive the need to make the most out of every drop of water available.  Water treatment systems inherently produce a waste stream that contains contaminants removed during the treatment process.  This waste stream can often constitute 20-30% of the total water fed to the treatment system, representing a significant loss of a precious resource both in human and economic terms.  Minimizing this waste stream is a key part of the solution to solving the water crisis for both industry and people.

  7. MBR Wastewater Treatment System For Bay Meadows Community

    newterra developed a modular membrane bioreactor (MBR) sewage treatment system for Bay Meadows Park - a year-round mobile home/RV park in Ontario, Canada. newterra was selected by Gunnell Engineering to provide a compact, self-contained treatment system to meet the extremely stringent limits required for surface discharge. The low maintenance system was engineered, built, installed and commissioned by newterra in less than 20 weeks, and is allowing the park to expand the number of sites on its property.

  8. Worldwide Business With Kathy Ireland Interview

    Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland® recently showcased an interview with Tom Vossman, CEO of newterra, Ltd., leaders in decentralized water treatment solutions. Originally aired on January 21, 2018, at 5:30 pm (EST) on Fox Business Network.

  9. Modular Treatment Systems

    With the high cost of infrastructure replacement and demands for more stringent environmental standards, newterra modular treatment systems are driving the adoption of decentralized solutions. Our packaged sewage treatment plants minimize collection network requirements, reduce pumping costs, and deliver reuse quality effluent. 

  10. With Massive Federal Investment, Desalination May Cure Ongoing Drought

    The latest solution for national water scarcity may seem like a major technical challenge, but with a nine-figure investment and federal backing, it could be a gamechanger.