Water Industry Features

  1. Siemens Reveals 3 Key Factors For Water Quality
    10/18/2017

    Jack Roushey, product manager for instrumentation at Siemens, gives his take on trends in the water industry, including the three most important factors for ensuring a quality end product — safety, performance, and reliability within your process measurement and control regime. Talking to Water Online's Kevin Westerling, Roushey illuminates the impact of these important parameters with a discussion on lead in drinking water, which has recently caused contamination events, regulatory scrutiny, and a mandate for improved process control.

  2. Prevent Unplanned Downtime With Preventive Maintenance
    2/2/2017

    If production equipment fails, manufacturers face unplanned downtime, reduced output, and lost revenues. This article explains how preventive maintenance reduces the risk of unplanned downtime.

  3. 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.

  4. X3735 Series X-Ray Inspection System Datasheet
    5/8/2018

    The X3735 x-ray system is a high detection sensitivity solution, with an integrated conveyor designed to inspect tall, rigid packaged products in a wide range of applications.

  5. Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries
    3/22/2018

    Refineries are among the major consumers of water that has both process and non-process origins. The average refinery requires 2.5 gallons of water for every gallon of crude oil processed. Depending on the type of crude oil, composition of condensate and treatment processes, the characteristics of refinery wastewater varies widely. The design and operation of modern refinery wastewater treatment plants are challenging and are driven by technology. This article will highlight the most common types of waste streams in a refinery and suitable wastewater treatment strategies.

  6. WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal
    2/15/2017

    On his way out of office, Barack Obama made a final effort to bolster the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), which has drawn controversy since it was issued in 2015.

  7. Emerging Best Practices For Contamination Management In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    11/15/2017

    Despite quality audits and third-party oversight, contamination of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products is still prevalent. This article evaluates various emerging practices to overcome contamination issues.

  8. ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency
    11/15/2017

    The task of managing the quantity and quality of potable water is unimaginable without online instrumentation to help water utilities to measure, treat and deliver drinking water to consumers. ABB’s Aztec 600 colorimetric and ion-selective electrode (ISE) analyzers have been designed to measure the key parameters that affect water quality – aluminium, iron, manganese, phosphate, color, ammonia and fluoride.

  9. How To Cost-Effectively Remove Multiple Contaminants From Water Simultaneously
    4/25/2018

    Water utilities must protect the public health by producing a final product that meets all regulatory requirements. In addition, the water must be pleasing to the customer, with no taste or odor issues. And finally, utilities must stay abreast of emerging contaminants, health advisories, and new regulations. It’s a constant challenge to shoulder these responsibilities while staying within tight budgets. Utilities need a technology that helps them achieve multiple goals cost-effectively.

  10. Harmful Algal Blooms – What’s In Your Drinking Water Intake?
    7/18/2017

    In August 2014, the city of Toledo, Ohio informed its residents (~500,000 people) that they should not use tap water for any purposes including bathing and cooking. The culprit: microcystin, a toxin produced by blue-green algae, had been detected in the city’s finished drinking water at concentrations 2.5 times the World Health Organization’s guideline value.