WATER TALK

Emergency Operators: On-Call Water Experts In Times Of Need, Including Hurricanes
Emergency Operators: On-Call Water Experts In Times Of Need, Including Hurricanes When hurricanes hit, water infrastructure, treatment plant operations, and water quality are all at risk. In extreme situations such as Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the need for water and wastewater experts — namely operators and engineers — far exceeds that which is available from local municipal staff. Peter Brooks, vice president of waterTALENT, tells Water Talk host Todd Schnick about a service that places licensed and insured...  Continue Reading...
Moving Water Reuse Forward
Moving Water Reuse Forward Andrew Gilmore, Vice President at Carollo Engineers, gives his perspective on water issues out West, where water scarcity has posed both challenge and opportunity. A licensed PE in Arizona, New Mexico, and California, Gilmore discusses the evolution of water reuse from both a technological and societal standpoint.  Continue Reading...
Peracetic Acid (PAA) Disinfection Is Up For The Challenge
Peracetic Acid (PAA) Disinfection Is Up For The Challenge The primary consideration for evaluating disinfection alternatives has to be permit compliance. But as Sarah Stewart, Associate and Senior Project Manager with CDM Smith explains in this Water Talk interview, contact time, high color, nitrates, industrial loads and many other factors all play a role in selecting the most practical and cost effect disinfection solution for your facility.  Continue Reading...
Different Wastewaters Require Different Decentralized Solutions
Different Wastewaters Require Different Decentralized Solutions When we think decentralization, we often think of smaller and smaller systems, supporting a single-family home or business. So it was interesting to sit down with Bob Rebori, President of Bio-Microbics recently and learn that the Company is being asked to build larger decentralized systems to support a variety of commercial applications.  Continue Reading...
Real-Time Monitoring Aids Adoption Of New Water Treatment Technologies
Real-Time Monitoring Aids Adoption Of New Water Treatment Technologies With the ability to store mass amounts of data, real-time monitoring and the timely analysis of that data is spurring significant change in the water industry. As Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, explains in this Water Talk interview, high frequency data is not only aiding in the battle to identify contamination but also in summarizing performance once a solution has been installed to fix it.  Continue Reading...
Alternative Treatment For Groundwater Wells
Alternative Treatment For Groundwater Wells AdEdge Water Technologies specializes in inorganic contaminant removal, relying on a variety of treatment technologies such as adsorption, coagulation, oxidation, filtration, RO and ion exchange. Rich Cavagnaro, CEO of AdEdge Water Technologies and Ronit Erlitzki, Director of Business and Product Development for the Company, recently joined Water Talk to discuss a biological treatment technology for groundwater wells.  Continue Reading...
The Complexity Of Today’s Water Challenges Spurs Innovation And Stewardship
The Complexity Of Today’s Water Challenges Spurs Innovation And Stewardship Providing water and wastewater services to the world has never been more complex. Whether it be the evolution of resource recovery to reuse wastewater for indirect or direct potable purposes, or the financing packages being put together to support communities’ infrastructure needs, water and wastewater operations become more and more complicated.  Continue Reading...
Water Quality Comes Under The Consumer Microscope
Water Quality Comes Under The Consumer Microscope Water quality is getting a lot more scrutiny these days. And that’s a good thing says Russ Swerdfeger, Global Director of Memcor Product Management with Evoqua. Alongside his colleague Daryl Weatherup, Director of Marketing with Evoqua, Swerdfeger recently discussed the future of drinking water and the key issues and concerns facing the water industry right now with Water Talk.  Continue Reading...
Inside The Modern Control Valve
Inside The Modern Control Valve When it comes to control valves, managing pressure, flow, surge and altitude is all part of the day-to-day. Water Talk sat down with Ryan Spooner, Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Manager with Singer Valve, to understand more about the latest in control valve automation and management.  Continue Reading...
The Right Tools For Asset Management
The Right Tools For Asset Management There are many tools, offered by many vendors, available to help operators understand the condition of their assets. But which do you choose, and how does condition assessment and risk management relate to asset management? Brian Ball, Asset Management and Condition Assessment Engineer for Black and Veatch, has the answers.  Continue Reading...