Water and Wastewater Solutions For Industry

  1. Overcoming Water Scarcity Challenges On Providenciales Island
    6/30/2009

    The residents and industries of Providenciales Island are completely dependent on fresh water produced by a single desalination plant. In 2007, ITT Flowtronex was hired to replace the plant’s overworked pumping system and add a booster pumping station to the distribution system. One of the challenges they faced in designing controls for the system was how to maintain the public water supply while the island’s undersized ground water storage tanks were removed and replaced with a large single tank in the same location, a three to four month process. By Richard Embry and Christopher Little

  2. How The Semiconductor Industry Is Becoming Greener
    3/2/2016

    About 10 years ago, copper replaced aluminum for back end of line (BEOL) interconnects in the semiconductor industry. The downside of using copper for improved semiconductor performance is that it created a copper rich effluent from electroplating that is considered hazardous waste.

  3. Using ‘TransMembraneChemiSorption’ (TMCS) For Ammonia Removal From Industrial Waste Waters
    7/4/2017

    Dissolved gases like NH3, H2S or NOx in waste water lead to contamination in the sewage system and high treatment costs for municipal waste water treatment plants. 

  4. A Cool Method For Industrial Water Reuse
    4/3/2017

    By harvesting heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) condensate, industrial operations can take advantage of a cool, convenient source of clean water.

  5. Thermal Flow Meters Improve Biogas Monitoring
    3/16/2016

    Thermal mass flow meters are widely used to monitor gases from anaerobic digesters, landfill and agricultural/livestock digesters.

  6. Concrete Manufacturing Operation Meets Permit Requirements With PH Control System
    1/30/2014

    In order to meet its discharge permit limits, a ready-mix concrete manufacturing operation needed to neutralize its high pH process water. Staff installed a control system that automatically detects a rise in pH and treats the water with a modular in-line carbon dioxide feed system. The operation can now recycle treated water for rinsing trucks, supply recycled water into the concrete batching operation, and safely discharge the water into the environment.

  7. Refinery Chooses Ultrasonic Flow Technology
    2/3/2016

    An Oklahoma refinery recently required a flow measurement solution for a finished gasoline and diesel fuel line leaving the refinery site. They were already using a Siemens clamp-on check meter and interface detector elsewhere and hoped to install the same product on the fuel line. However, the local Siemens representative determined that there would not be enough straight run of pipe to support a clamp-on meter, and the refinery decided that they would need to bring the pipe above ground.

  8. Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up
    7/7/2014

    Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its rule for cooling water intakes under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, the race is on for more than 600 power plants and manufacturing facilities to comply.  Right now, there is probably no better example in the water industry of how carefully choosing among compliance options can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings.

  9. DenseSludge Treatment Plant Enables Recreational Fishing
    3/21/2016

    The water quality in Bennett Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek was impacted by Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) to the point that the stream could no longer support aquatic life.

  10. Aussie Managers Support World Climate Change Initiatives Such As Those Agreed In Paris — But Want Promises To Match Performance
    12/15/2015

    A new study of Australian management attitudes towards environmental initiatives involving cleaner water and greener energy has found strongly increasing support among the people who are key to making such projects happen.