Water Industry Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. Setting The Standard for Effective Chromium-6 Treatment
    6/26/2017

    When California capped chromium-6 in drinking water at 10 ppb in 2014, it became the only state to set a chromium MCL and, in so doing, created a challenge for water providers across the state.  WRT (Water Remediation Technology LLC) has met that challenge with the SMR (Selective Metals Reduction) Process.

  2. Improving Quality Standards For Elastomer Stoppers In Parenteral Drug Manufacturing
    4/30/2018

    This article is intended to highlight inconsistencies in testing elastomer vial stoppers — and to drive the collaborative development of a more sensitive, harmonized particle count method.

  3. What’s The Best Way To Measure Water And Wastewater Flow?
    7/13/2017

    Throughout my time in the industry, the one question that always gets brought up is, “With all of the options and technologies available, what is the best way to measure water and wastewater flow?”

  4. A Sound Approach To Evaluating NRW Loss And Aging Pipelines
    5/18/2018

    As water distribution infrastructure ages, the potential for leaks grows and the need for condition-driven asset management increases proportionally. As with so many other aspects of water operations, planning ahead is key. Good system diagnosis using noninvasive procedures provides an accurate and cost-effective assessment of distribution system integrity, just as noninvasive monitoring of heartbeat, pulse, and blood pressure plays an important role in human health.

  5. The Energy Footprint Of Drinking Water
    10/26/2017

    Drinking water and wastewater systems are generally the largest energy consumers for municipal governments. However, there is little published information available on the exact energy usage for specific systems.

  6. Utilities Kingston Manages Meter Inspections And Replacements With GIS Solution
    9/29/2017

    As  part  of  its  unique  multiutility  model—delivering water, wastewater, gas, and electricity services—Utilities Kingston provides safe and reliable gas services to nearly 15,000 customers in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The company routinely inspects customer appliances and replaces gas meters.

  7. Water Intense Meat Production Processes Will Have To Change
    10/15/2017

    A few years back, the Secretary of the International Farm Management Association (IFMA) announced that if the world’s population consumed food in the same manner as the citizens of the U.S., we would need 6 planet earths to keep up with demand. Now we know that the traditional diet of hamburgers, steaks and all-you-can-eat buffets across America’s heartland is slowly being diversified by a growing number of eating options, many far greener, i.e. Salad Works. 

  8. Improving The Quality Of Secondary Wastewater For Indirect Potable Reuse—From Pilot To Full Scale Plant
    5/15/2017

    In spite of the recent abundance of water, many of California’s aquifers continue to balance on the edge of water scarcity. Decades of overpumping have reduced the amount of ground water available to supplement surface water resources diminished by drought. The Pure Water Monterey Ground Water Replenishment Project (Monterey Pure), addressed the need to replenish a local aquifer, by piloting Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) processes, to determine the best method to convert secondary wastewater into a pure water resource.

  9. Using LinkedIn To Position Your Company As A Thought Leader
    3/29/2017

    This blog is a summary of a presentation I gave at the Water Quality Association’s annual convention in Orlando.

  10. Are Today’s Processes Efficient Enough For The Future Of Vaccine And Viral Vector Production?
    3/8/2018

    By recognizing the limitations of today’s production processes, the industry may be able to overcome the challenges, complexity, and high cost of manufacturing vaccines and viral vector-based therapies.