Wastewater Treatment Application Notes

  1. All WirelessHART Devices Are Not Created Equal
    12/4/2015

    Though they all must support routing functionality, some devices do it better than others.

    Routing consumes more energy, so the lifetime of the battery will be affected.  Therefore, a device with a battery that is inexpensive, has a long lifetime, and is easy to change would be ideal. With all this considered, a WirelessHART temperature transmitter is a suitable option to operate as a repeater.

  2. Application Note: Small Team Saves Big Hassles With The Professional Plus Multiparameter Instrument
    1/20/2010
    In the past, Shinkle and her colleagues carried separate YSI meters for pH and DO, she notes. Now they use the YSI Professional Plus handheld multiparameter instrument, which allows them to measure pH, DO and temperature with one quick, reliable instrument. By YSI
  3. Hot CIP Sanitization Procedure For 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors In Stainless Steel Housings
    6/7/2017

    Hot Clean-In-Place (CIP) sanitization is commonly used to combat microbial growth in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Performed frequently as a prevention strategy, hot water sanitization is a requirement for high purity water (HPW) for United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.).

  4. Wastewater Treatment Facility Complements On-Line Monitoring With Automated Control
    7/15/2014

    The Minnesota River Valley Public Utilities Commission (MRVPUC) provides wastewater treatment for the City of Le Sueur and the City of Henderson in south-central Minnesota. A significant factor facing the utility is the highly varying phosphorus load that challenges operators to meet the utility’s annual average discharge limit of 1.0 mg/L total phosphorus.

  5. Determination Of Hexanal In Foods Utilizing Dynamic Headspace
    4/9/2015

    Hexanal is one of many well-documented aromatic components that contribute to flavor and aroma in common consumer food products containing omega-6 fatty acids. Hexanal content is also used to measure the oxidative status of foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids.

  6. Optimizing Air Flows To Aeration Basins
    4/17/2014

    As a result of clean energy mandates and the rising cost of energy, wastewater treatment facilities around the country are retrofitting their instrumentation to run highly efficient, cost-effective, clean facilities. To reduce emissions and produce clean energy, solid wastes are often digested in large digester tanks to reduce the volume of waste (sludge) and produce more biogas, which is then used as fuel in the cogeneration process. However, a clean environment calls for not just clean air and clean energy, but clean water as well.

  7. Reducing Total Phosphorus In Water Resource Recovery Facilities
    9/10/2014

    Monitoring phosphate during the wastewater treatment process allows for fine-tuning and optimizing chemical dosing for removal of phosphate, which provides significant cost savings to the plant while protecting the aquatic environment downstream of the facility.

  8. Membrane Degassing and Debubbling of High Viscous Fluids with 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors
    6/28/2017

    Increased gas content often leads to problems with bubble formation in highly viscous fluids. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors can provide a simple, compact, and efficient in-line solution for removing bubbles from viscous liquids before they create problems in a process operation.

  9. Harmonics Reduction Methods
    4/17/2017

    There are several basic methods for reducing harmonic voltage and current distortion from nonlinear distribution loads such as adjustable frequency drives (AFDs). Following is a description of each method, along with each method’s advantages and disadvantages.

  10. Analysis Of Pesticide Residue In Spinach Using The AutoMate-Q40 An Automated QuEChERS Solution
    10/16/2014

    QuEChERS is a Quick-Easy-Cheap-Effective-Rugged-Safe extraction method that has been developed for the determination of pesticide residues in agricultural commodities.