DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS RESOURCES

  • 2020 Industry Forecast: Treatment Moves Down The Line

    It’s no secret that safe and readily available water is important for public health, can boost economic growth and help reduce poverty. But factors such as climate change, growing populations, natural disasters, increasing water scarcity, and urbanization continue to challenge water systems around the world. 

  • Preparing To Tackle The Hydra Of LCR Revisions

    As a journalist serving the water industry — but not yet a seasoned technical veteran — I attended a recent Lead In Drinking Water Forum sponsored by AWWA NJ to learn about the challenges of complying with the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). What I heard impressed upon me the technical, administrative, and logistical challenges of delivering safe, lead-free drinking water all the way to user taps. Here are my takeaways.

  • Moneyball For Water And Wastewater Treatment

    The movie and sports term has infiltrated the business world and has important implications for the water/wastewater industry.

  • Calibrating Success: Improved Tools To Maintain Flowmeter Accuracy

    Water utilities with highly successful monitoring programs tend to share a common trait: they have a well-defined plan for calibration that emphasizes frequency and tracking. However, when done properly, this process is time-consuming and often leads to unnecessary labor and downtime. The good news is that advanced metering technology is available for plants to get a better handle on the instrument’s performance with significantly less effort.

  • Water Monitoring's Triple Threat: Bad Habits, Bad Readings, Bad Results

    When water and wastewater plant operators can’t get accurate flow measurements or analytical readings — or lack confidence in their instruments’ readings — it creates challenges with the process. When substandard water goes to homes and causes a boil order, or discharge pollutes a lake or reservoir, the resulting bad press, fines, and potential lawsuits erode public confidence. Avoiding these kinds of problems is rooted in good preventive maintenance habits.

  • Sounding The Alarm On Silent Noncompliance

    Water and wastewater utility operators work diligently to operate within strict guidelines, ensuring their facilities are producing the best drinking water and highest quality effluent possible. Despite all their efforts, however, it can be easy to fall outside of regulatory compliance without even being aware. The key to avoiding problems like these is to understand how silent noncompliance can happen and knowing when to raise a red flag.

  • Installing Granular Activated Carbon Today To Prevent Regulatory Issues In The Future

    In 2010, Shelby County Water Services (SCWS) was planning for the future. With new regulations on the horizon, SCWS determined that the Talladega/Shelby water treatment plant in Shelby County, AL, needed more effective removal of disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Specifically, the treatment plant needed help complying with the U.S. EPA’s new Stage 2 Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBPR).

  • Alaska WTP Takes Control Of Water Quality With UV254

    With the ongoing concern about water quality in Alaska, Philip Downing, the Remote Maintenance Worker for South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium, offered a new approach to a plant’s ability to continuously monitor and adjust treatment processes in response to changes in raw water quality.

  • Rapid Microbial Assessment Following A Case Of Legionellosis

    A case of legionellosis an illness acquired from Legionella bacteria, which can grow in cooling water and potable water systems was diagnosed at a medical retirement home.

DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS SOLUTIONS

  • SIPART PS100

    Positioners are essential to the smooth and reliable operation of your process. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible performance throughout your plant. A great example is our new electropneumatic positioner, the SIPART PS100. Its ease and speed of initialization make it a winner for valve manufacturers, the chemical industry, the energy sector, and many other fields. Special benefits of the SIPART PS100 include robust construction and ease of operation.

  • Chlorine Method For UKAS Accreditation And DWI Compliance At Welsh Water

    In 2013 the Drinking Water Inspectorate for England & Wales announced that water samples collected in England and Wales must be tested in a laboratory that meets specific standards for drinking water sampling and analysis. At the time of the new instruction, the chlorine method employed at the Welsh Water Bretton laboratory was unable to meet these requirements, notably for the prescribed limit of detection. This prompted the laboratory to investigate new analytical options for monitoring residual chlorine.

  • TOC Drinking Water Analysis

    Teledyne Tekmar has been the market leader in environmental and drinking water testing for decades, having invented many of the instrumental technologies used in today’s lab.  From TOC drinking water analysis to EPA compendium methods for air, soil and water, Tekmar has the right instrument for your application.

  • M21 Transmitter

    The Millennium II (M21) single channel universal transmitters have been engineered from the ground-up to include the innovative features that managers and operators in the field demand, while providing rock solid day-to-day operation, even in the most extreme conditions. The Millennium II redefines what you expect from a fixed gas detection solution.

  • Signet 4150 Turbidimeter

    The Signet 4150 Turbidimeter system provides accurate and reliable EPA-compliant water quality monitoring for municipal and industrial applications.

DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS VIDEOS

The best systems are ones that are not just effective by design; importantly, they are employed to optimal effect. When it comes to treatment plant instrumentation and automation, it's essential that the volumes of data collected throughout the treatment process are easily understood and acted upon. In this video, Jack Roushey, Marketing Manager for the Flow Division of Siemens Process Instrumentation, talks about how Siemens addresses these challenges through their portfolio of process measurement and analytics systems. He discusses the advantages of digitalization, including digital twin technology, and how smart instruments can be leveraged to solve some of the industry's highest-level concerns, such as water quality and resiliency, while making it more simple than ever for operators.