WATER TALK

How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker
How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker With the proliferation of sensors, data collection, and cloud storage, there is the potential for operational insight heretofore never available, and the opportunity will only expand as the technology evolves and the Internet of Things becomes, well, more of a thing. But data is only truly useful if it informs decision-making that results in positive impact — for an organization's bottom line, its personnel, its customers, or even the...  Continue Reading...
Capacitive Deionization Takes Off
Capacitive Deionization Takes Off Capacitive deionization (CDI), sometimes called electrochemical demineralization, is referred to as Radial Deionization (RDI) by Atlantis Technologies, which has developed a proprietary form of the process. If you haven't heard of it by any name, or would like to know more about its considerable treatment capabilities, tune into this interview with Patrick Curran,  Continue Reading...
Filtration For A New Era
Filtration For A New Era Filtration has been around for a long, long time, so it may be that most treatment plant operators feel pretty informed about its capabilities. But hearing from Brian Frewerd, Director of Application Engineering with Parkson Corporation and Water Talk guest, will likely prove enlightening. Frewerd provides background on sand filtration for tertiary treatment applications, followed by insight on notable technology improvements and performance...  Continue Reading...
Turning Pumps Into Smart Drives
Turning Pumps Into Smart Drives Nicole George, Product Manager - Pumping Variable Frequency Drives with Eaton, starts this Water Talk discussion with a description of the Internet of Things (IoT) before going deep on capabilities, particularly with pumping systems and variable frequency drives (VFDs). Learn how IoT-enabled pumps can help manage operation more efficiently and save on labor costs with cloud-connected, VFD-powered data analytics and health monitoring.  Continue Reading...
The Electrical Side Of Water
The Electrical Side Of Water The cost of operations is a rising concern for many water utilities, in addition to the chief concern of treating to regulations and protecting the environment. What may be overlooked, however, is the importance of power management to help achieve these objectives. In this Water Talk interview, Eaton Corporation's Joel Benzing explains how intelligent electrical infrastructure can help enhance plant productivity and efficiency by aiding,...  Continue Reading...
Less And More: Biological Nutrient Removal With Granular Sludge
Less And More: Biological Nutrient Removal With Granular Sludge Many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are facing stricter limits on nutrient discharges, yet each plant and situation is different and solutions are not one-size-fits-all. Bryce Figdore, Wastewater Process Engineer with HDR and Water Talk podcast guest, talks about another tool at utilities' disposal — nitrification bioaugmentation using granular sludge.  Continue Reading...
Laying The Blueprint For 'One Water' Management
Laying The Blueprint For 'One Water' Management Partnering with the Water Research Foundation, Brown and Caldwell has developed the Blueprint for One Water — a user-friendly document for the practical application of 'One Water' planning. According to Lisa Skutecki, Brown and Caldwell's Southern California Water Resources Group Manager, 'One Water' is the concept of breaking down barriers across the water sector.  Continue Reading...
Stemming The Tide Of Rising Utility Costs
Stemming The Tide Of Rising Utility Costs Of the issues facing utilities, financing — or lack thereof — ranks at or near the top of most lists. During this Water Talk, Reese Tisdale, President of Bluefield Research, discusses the rise in operating expenses (OPEX) over the past 10 years, explains the reasons and repercussions, and forecasts where costs will go from here.  Continue Reading...
The Expanding Role Of Ozone
The Expanding Role Of Ozone As water reuse becomes increasingly common, more utilities will get to know ozone. To explain its role in water treatment schemes, Water Talk welcomed Jim Lauria, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mazzei Injector Company, and Ben Kuhnel, Senior Project Manager for Arcadis. Learn how ozone works in concert with other processes to safely recycle water and treat contaminants of emerging concern — even in mobile/on-site applications.  Continue Reading...
What's Next For Water Reuse?
What's Next For Water Reuse? Steve Katz, Market Development Manager at SUEZ, explains how water reuse is being looked at differently today than it was even five years ago. Meanwhile, the stresses on water supply — increasing demand from industry and population growth, often in the face of drought — become more pressing with each passing year. Fortunately, water reuse is on the rise as public perception shifts and treatment technology advances.  Continue Reading...