DRINKING WATER FILTRATION RESOURCES

  • A staggering four billion people — two-thirds of the world’s population — experience water scarcity each year, and more than half lack access to safe sanitation services. The severity of this global water crisis will only increase as populations continue to rapidly grow, industries exhaust shared resources and extreme weather events exacerbate shortages. If we don’t act urgently, 700 million people could be displaced by intense water scarcity in just a few short years.

  • Technology is constantly evolving and changing to meet the needs of humanity, and one of those needs is for clean water. The water treatment industry is always researching, testing, and developing new and improved ways in which to treat wastewater and drinking water in ways that are both efficient and environmentally friendly. Zeolite water filtration media is a sustainable, natural treatment solution for drinking water, grey water and wastewater treatment.

  • Drinking water treatment systems have little room for error after treatment at the risk of public health. Use of treatment systems that effectively target and treat toxic and undesirable contaminants is essential to drinking water production. There are typically four stages in a standard drinking water treatment system process, coagulation/flocculation, sedimentation/clarification, filtration and disinfection. Sodium zeolite is typically utilized in the filtration systems within the filtration stage for optimal treatment performance.

  • At manufacturing operations using ultrafiltration systems, the ultrafiltration membranes are used for numerous batches without replacement, using Clean-In-Place (CIP) operations in between batches to maintain filter performance. However, ineffective CIP cycles or long-term fouling or degradation of the filter membrane can result in increased cycle times to move the desired amount of product through the filter, lost yield as the product is unable to permeate the filter, or poor product quality as membrane failure may occur.

  • The Toquepala mine is a large copper mine in the Tacna Province in Peru, on the border with Chile and Bolivia. The mine is situated far from nearby towns and cities and is operated by between 800-900 employees living on-site.

  • Ultrafiltration (UF) is commonly used as a pre-treatment to Reverse Osmosis (RO) to ensure reliable, consistent and efficient operation. As Shandong Hongxin Chemicals Co., Ltd in China recently discovered, this consistency and reliability, along with quick setup and installation times, helped them realize convenience and cost savings.

  • Dominica is an island in the Caribbean Sea that was granted independence by the United Kingdom on December 3rd 1978 after many years as a British colony. The island is comprised of a black volcanic sandy coastal strip, rain forest and mountains rising to a height of over 1,400 meters. The island’s area is about 750 km2 with a population of 70,000.

  • A Phosphorus mine in Wyoming needed to treat high selenium concentrations leaching into the surface water. A 3-month pilot study of a UF/RO system was conducted to reduce selenium levels under the US EPA's maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.05 mg/L, and mitigate impact to the ecosystem, especially aquatic species. Read the full case study to learn how Toray's high-rejection energy-efficient RO (TMGD series) removed the selenium at reduced feed pressures, projected to save the plant energy costs for years.

  • The Brazos Regional Public Utility Agency (BRPUA) in Texas operates the Surface Water and Treatment System (SWATS) that treats water from Lake Granbury, fed by the Brazos River. The SWATS facility first began operating in 1988 with clarification, dual media filtration, and electrodialysis reversal (EDR). The plant was upgraded in 2001 to include ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membrane treatment to produce higher quality effluent.

DRINKING WATER FILTRATION SOLUTIONS

  • Filtration: Spectrum Filter™

    The Spectrum Filtration Systems is a superior filtration system that handles water with a suspended solids concentration in excess of 100 mg/L and provides filtration turbidity of less than 0.1 NTU.

  • CeraQ™ Ceramic Filters For Water And Wastewater Treatment

    QUA’s CeraQ™ ceramic membrane modules are designed for challenging water and wastewater applications. These filters are ideal for wastewater recycle or reuse applications in a wide range of industries such as upstream oil and gas, petrochemicals, refinery, food beverage, and textiles. A variety of different pore sizes provides great flexibility to users in designing treatment system for applications covering the filtration spectrum of micro- to ultrafiltration.

  • Filtration: TAF Automatic Filter Series

    The "TAF" is an easy-to-operate automatic plastic filter, with a self-cleaning mechanism driven by an electric motor. The filter is designed to work with various types of screens in filtration degrees from 500 to 10 micron.

  • ME Series – Pleated

    Economical, Nominally Rated Pleated Cartridge Filters

  • Arkal Super Galaxy Self-Cleaning Disc Filter

    The Arkal Super Galaxy is a high-flow rate, self-cleaning, automatic disc filter. It is practical for water and wastewater treatment plants, central water systems for irrigation, large cooling tower power plants, ballast water, and saltwater, as it handles desalination. In addition, it controls algae and reduces hydraulic filtration degrees to less than 20 microns. Its vertical and horizontal installation options accommodate all space issues.

DRINKING WATER FILTRATION VIDEOS

In just under six months, Newterra designed and supplied this 5,000 GPD MBR Wastewater Treatment System for a small private community in Telluride, Colorado. Having the right solution and leveraging our partner AquaSolutions DBO to manage the permitting provided the customer confidence in our team made this project a resounding success.