Water Industry Features

  1. Small Cities Are Big Smart Water Proponents
    4/12/2017

    A rising number of small cities are adopting smart water meter technology as a way to cut costs.

  2. Over Decades, Merrimack River Transforms
    6/15/2017

    The Merrimack River is considered one of the major beneficiaries of the Clean Water Act of 1972.

  3. How To Size Commercial Filtration Systems For Iron & Manganese Removal
    4/17/2017

    Iron and manganese removal treatment systems use oxidation to convert the dissolved forms of the metals to a solid form, followed by a filtration process.

  4. 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.

  5. Optimize Biogas Production With Accurate, Real-Time Monitoring
    3/6/2017

    Many utilities and industries today face increasing pressure to lower costs and improve sustainability. Reducing electrical usage — or even selling electricity back to the grid — helps to accomplish both of these goals, and anaerobic digesters may play a part in doing so.

  6. Water And Food: One Man’s Vision
    10/2/2017

    Angelo Mazzei has always thought locally and acted globally. Born and raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley — one of the world’s most productive farming regions — Angelo worked for his uncle’s 10,000-acre farming operation after graduating from college. There he saw a pressing need for a system that would allow farmers to safely and efficiently inject fertilizer into their irrigation water — a task made even more challenging with the 1968 introduction of high-pressure water supplies through the California Aqueduct, a 400-mile-long water conveyance system. A new approach was vital.

  7. Helping The Public See The Magic Of AMI
    2/7/2017

    The benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) are well known in the water industry, but the public is not as aware of what AMI has to offer. With that in mind, industry experts are looking for ways to educate customers about the value provided by AMI.

  8. Eco-Friendly Odor Management Strategies Help Wastewater Treatment Facilities Be Good Neighbors
    7/20/2017

    A common challenge for wastewater treatment facilities is the ability to be fully productive, while also combating odor concerns and issues.  But as with many facilities across the U.S., regional housing and commercial development have increased, causing many plants to operate more harmoniously with neighboring businesses.

  9. Upgrading DWTP Operations In Kansas With The QbD1200 TOC Analyzer
    7/26/2017

    For drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs), the EPA’s Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBP) is a way of life. Unfortunately, for many facilities the equipment and operations haven’t evolved with the regulation mandates, leaving facilities in a tough spot. For a DWTP in Douglas County, KS, its challenges with accurate TOC measurement and testing, along with expensive calibrations and extended downtime with its prior TOC analyzer led it to trialing the Hach QbD1200 TOC Analyzer. Read the full case study to learn more.

  10. Dirty Process Water Can Lead To Increased Total Operating Costs
    9/13/2017

    Water from cooling towers attracts and absorbs airborne contaminants on a continuous basis. Typically, 85% of suspended solids in cooling water and hot water loops are smaller than 5 microns. Scientific studies have shown that these small particles (5 microns and less) are the adherent contaminants fouling the water loop and process cooling system.