WASTEWATER FEATURES, INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS

  1. Real-Time Collection System Monitoring Is Saving Ratepayers Millions
    12/11/2017

    A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems. Such technology is lowering operating costs by millions of dollars, reducing pressure on rates, and dramatically decreasing the risk of sewer overflows. The decision reflects a growing trend of using collection system technologies to reduce maintenance and help limit rate increases.

  2. Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy
    12/11/2017

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  3. Is There A Correlation Between ATP And Other Traditional Microbiological Methods?
    12/7/2017

    Perhaps the most common question that we’re asked is how our ATP tests correlate with traditional microbiological methods.  Unsurprisingly, when people are used to getting their information in a certain way, they naturally want to know how a new method will stack up against it.  However, the mechanisms of culture-based techniques and ATP analyses are completely different, and in many ways, so are the results they produce. 

  4. Starch Mill Anaerobic & Aerobic WWTP Monitoring Program
    12/7/2017

    Over the course of a 1.5-month field experiment at a Canadian starch mill biological wastewater treatment process, LuminUltra Technologies demonstrated the benefits of using 2nd Generation ATP® monitoring technology. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) monitoring technology is an accurate biomass measurement that can rapidly monitor all types of biological wastewater treatment processes, aerobic and anaerobic alike.

  5. Effective Odor Control In A Low Pressure Sewer System
    12/6/2017

    When the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County received odor complaints from a residential subdivision, Evoqua provided a rapid, cost-effective solution.

  6. Odor Problems Solved At Santa Margarita Water District’s Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant In Orange County, CA
    12/5/2017

    Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) is the second largest water district in Orange County, California, providing water and wastewater services to more than 155,000 residents and commercial enterprises. When a new housing development was planned adjacent to SMWD’s 9.0 MGD Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant, the District initiated plans for enhanced odor control solutions. District staff identified the primary process area (grit removal and primary clarifiers) as a significant contributor to odor emissions.

  7. Sewer Sense: Smart Decisions About Sanitary Sewer System Is Paying Off For Utility And Customers
    12/5/2017

    Using a technology called SmartCover Systems, the Prince William County Service Authority is able to remotely monitor wastewater flows in strategic areas across Prince William County. A SmartCover is comprised of a small device that electronically monitors the level of flow in sewer mains from the underside of a manhole cover.

  8. The Biology Of Biofiltration And Odor Control
    11/28/2017

    Each industrial odor problem is as unique as the processes and materials that combine to cause it. While various methods are employed to control industrial odors, biological treatment solutions hold a great deal of promise. This article examines what goes on inside a biotrickling filter and aims to equip facility managers with the information they need to make better industrial odor control decisions.

  9. Grit Removal — Anticipating Future Challenges And Equipment Selection
    11/27/2017

    Plant processes are interdependent, and all existing and future processes should be considered when making design decisions. Grit, for example, is a significant cause of unforeseen maintenance costs and lower-than-expected performance and capacity. Effectively removing grit keeps the entire plant operating at the intended design capacity and helps ensure long-term, reliable performance.

  10. Get A Big Bang For Your Buck With A Smart Selection
    11/20/2017

    The Huber Technology EscaMAX® gives control over what gets in the stream whereas their previous process gave them no way to prevent rag balls from flowing into pumps and mixers and causing slowdowns and clogs.