WATER TALK

How The GE Water Acquisition Bolsters SUEZ’s Resource Recovery Revolution
How The GE Water Acquisition Bolsters SUEZ’s Resource Recovery Revolution One of the more eye-catching events in the water and wastewater industry in 2017 was the acquisition of the GE Water business by SUEZ.  Water Talk caught up to Heiner Markhoff, the new CEO of  SUEZ  Water Technologies and Solutions, to discuss the merger.  Continue Reading...
Ozonia M and FiltraFast Provide New Options For Treatment Facilities
Ozonia M and FiltraFast Provide New Options For Treatment Facilities If you don’t need the performance of an ultrafiltration membrane but also want to avoid the large footprint of a conventional media filter, you might want to consider FiltraFast extreme rate compressible media filters. As Ryan Hess, Director of Advanced Separation with SUEZ Water Technologies suggests in this Water Talk interview, “They provide roughly ten times the hydraulic loading rate of conventional media filters.”  Continue Reading...
Chemical Attraction: Full-Service Solutions For Wastewater Treatment, Odor Control
Chemical Attraction: Full-Service Solutions For Wastewater Treatment, Odor Control Wastewater treatment plants need chemicals for various reasons, but they also need equipment and expertise to apply the chemicals appropriately and cost-effectively. As Water Talk guest John Walton explains, USP Technologies offers a complete range of chemical services to wastewater utilities, from soup to nuts, including packaged solutions that can be up and running within weeks.  Continue Reading...
Getting Chlorine Disinfection Right
Getting Chlorine Disinfection Right Of all the process considerations facing wastewater treatment operators, disinfection is one of the most important. In this exclusive Water Talk interview, Gary Lohse, Technical Sales Manager, Disinfection with De Nora Water Technologies, discusses how disinfection has become increasingly complex over time. Lohse reviews a host of selection criteria including target microorganisms, control strategies, disinfection by-products, capex and safety. ...  Continue Reading...
Making Sense Of Lead Free, Low Lead, And No Lead Terminology
Making Sense Of Lead Free, Low Lead, And No Lead Terminology Post Flint, there has been a deeper focus in the service line business around the presence of lead in service brass. In particular, the plethora of information that has arisen, referencing terms such as low lead, no lead or lead free. Water Talk sat down with Dave Cole, Central District Manager from Mueller Company at WEFTEC 2017 to make sense of it all.  Continue Reading...
Still Classic, Still Innovating: Enduring Solids Removal Expertise
Still Classic, Still Innovating: Enduring Solids Removal Expertise Duperon Corporation is the inventor of the FlexRake barscreen, which has enjoyed widespread use at wastewater treatment plants for many years, coveted for its ability to remove solids in a robust, reliable package. And while copycat barscreens have recently come along, Duperon's classic design and service experience are proving hard to match, according to company president Mark Turpin. In this Water Talk interview, Turpin describes product...  Continue Reading...
New Tools For Improving Membrane Bioreactors
New Tools For Improving Membrane Bioreactors Toray Membrane USA introduced an aptly-named product at WEFTEC 2017, the NHP (New High Performance) module for membrane bioreactors (MBRs). Toray's Peter Waldron sat down with Water Online to discuss how the NHP, which features thin membrane flat sheets densely packed into easily interchangeable cassettes, differs from current industry offerings and how these features benefit MBR operation.  Continue Reading...
Quality Control Leads To Quality Water, Beer
Quality Control Leads To Quality Water, Beer The importance and utility of sensors for delivering precious drinking water — and beer — is of topic in this conversation with MJ Peters of Sensorex. The company provides UVT-LED sensors for monitoring UV transmittance, offering quality control for advanced treatment applications such as potable water reuse. One such application was the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge, where recycled water was used to make beer.  Continue Reading...
Optimizing Activated Sludge Mixing
Optimizing Activated Sludge Mixing Mixing activated sludge to a velocity of 0.03 meters/second is important because it keeps bacteria in motion, avoids sedimentation and optimizes the biological wastewater treatment process.  Water Talk recently caught up with Michael Lebkuecher, Director of Product Management for Solids Handling Pumps and Rainer Kutzko, Senior Project Engineer, both with KSB to learn more about mixing considerations.  Continue Reading...
Drumming Up Chemical Injection
Drumming Up Chemical Injection The operating ranges for chemical injection need to be large because of the variability of flow in many treatment operations. As Bill McDowell, Vice President of Operations with Blue White Industries explains in this Water Talk interview, “You might be down to as low as 5 or 10 milliliters a minute and then one hour later; you might need to pump 15 gallons a minute out of the same pump and through the same sensor.”  Continue Reading...