Water Industry Features

  1. How The GE Water Acquisition Bolsters SUEZ’s Resource Recovery Revolution
    12/20/2017

    One of the more eye-catching events in the water and wastewater industry in 2017 was the acquisition of the GE Water business by SUEZ.  Water Talk caught up to Heiner Markhoff, the new CEO of  SUEZ  Water Technologies and Solutions, to discuss the merger.

  2. Safety And Performance — The Keys To Water Management
    4/27/2017

    The key aspects to any process measurement and control of water is the quality and safety of the end product, in this case drinking water.  There are three important factors that contribute to the quality of the product.  Those factors are the performance of the measurement and control instrumentation, the long term reliability of the measurement and the inherent safety to the consumer.

  3. Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    8/15/2017

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.

  4. What You Need To Know About The 3 Types Of Iron Filter Media
    3/8/2017

    Several treatment processes can be used to remove iron and manganese from ground water for potable water supplies. Iron and manganese are typically found in groundwater in a dissolved state and appear clear. While there are various less common treatment methods used (such as ion exchange and ultra-filtration), most treatment systems for iron and manganese oxidize the ferrous state of iron to a ferric state so the solid particles can then be filtered out.

  5. Power Plant Water: Wanted Dead And Alive
    7/17/2017

    Water is the lifeblood of electrical power plants, whether they are water-cooled steam plants or turbine-spinning hydroelectric installations. Regardless of how the facility generates electricity, there is a growing awareness that each power plant is part of its own, unique industrial watershed — drawing water from the environment, altering its contents and temperature, releasing some to the atmosphere as steam, and returning the rest to receiving waters.

  6. Control Of Active Chlorine Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) Of Drinking Water Using The THM Plus Method
    4/13/2017

    Determining trihalomethane levels using standard analytical methods requires expensive equipment and highly qualified personnel, which also means that analysis costs are very high. For these reasons, trihalomethane analysis poses a serious problem for companies that supply drinking water. Read the full application note to learn how two drinking water laboratories improved quality control of water delivered to end users.

  7. Using AMERICAN Products, Champlain, NY, Prepares For Business Boom Near US/Canadian Border
    3/31/2017

    A key driver of economic development is the availability of water and wastewater services. For the Town and Village of Champlain, NY, this is no exception. To capitalize on the region’s economic potential and make more land available for new businesses, the Town and Village of Champlain are working together on the Shared Water Project, a major water system upgrade that includes installing 44,000 feet of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe.

  8. Pulling Together: Public-Private Partnerships Poised To Push California Water Efficiency
    4/11/2017

    California is home to some of the world’s most creative minds, top universities, productive farmland, groundbreaking industries — and one of the most epic droughts. The state has endured five years of drained reservoirs and groundwater reserves tapped so aggressively that the land subsidence caused by pumping has been literally seen from space. This indicates in no uncertain terms that it’s time to get all hands on deck. Private companies, universities, irrigation and drainage districts, municipalities — it’s time to pull together into public-private partnerships to address water challenges that face California and so many other regions of the world.

  9. Solving For Arsenic Contamination
    4/5/2017

    Few drinking water contaminants can boast the deadly reputation of arsenic. The substance is a well-known carcinogen associated with myriad health problems, and drinking water operations in certain regions must stay vigilant. To help in the fight against arsenic, Water Online spoke with Sahar Fathordoobadi, Application Engineer from AdEdge Technologies, an industry leader in arsenic removal solutions.

  10. Why Municipalities Can’t Afford To Do What They’ve Always Done, Choose Closed Vessel UV
    1/9/2017

    Ultraviolet disinfection is now a standard feature in most wastewater treatment systems. UV has also been embraced by the drinking water community as an effective barrier against chlorine tolerant organisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The technology is widely favored in wastewater treatment due to its non-chemical nature, the fact that no subsequent dechlorination process is required and its ability to be unselective in disinfection performance.