DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

Upgrading DWTP Operations In Kansas With The QbD1200 TOC Analyzer
Upgrading DWTP Operations In Kansas With The QbD1200 TOC Analyzer

For drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs), the EPA’s Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBP) is a way of life. Unfortunately, for many facilities the equipment and operations haven’t evolved with the regulation mandates, leaving facilities in a tough spot. For a DWTP in Douglas County, KS, its challenges with accurate TOC measurement and testing, along with expensive calibrations and extended downtime with its prior TOC analyzer led it to trialing the Hach QbD1200 TOC Analyzer. Read the full case study to learn more.

DRINKING WATER TREATMENT CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • Case Study: Chemplast Chooses Aquatech’s HERO™ & ZLD The Chemplast Mettur plant uses the Cauvery River as their main fresh water source. A strong industrial growth in recent years has resulted in water scarcity in the region. Industries are also required to follow strict environmental norms for discharging effluents. The intent of a Waste Water Treatment Plant was to have complete treatment, recycle and reuse of the combined waste water streams to reduce intake from the Cauvery River while not discharging any liquid waste streams. By Aquatech International Corporation
  • Maximum Ozone Transfer Efficiency Across Broad Range Of Water Flow
    Maximum Ozone Transfer Efficiency Across Broad Range Of Water Flow

    The design team for the intermediate ozone system at Buckingham Water Treatment Plant, Quebec, had limited space available for ozone contacting for the plant’s 1.3 – 7.4 MGD flow, so a standard fine bubble diffusion basin for ozone disinfection was not an option.

  • Meters Monitor Flow And Provide Pump Protection
    Meters Monitor Flow And Provide Pump Protection

    A Municipal Water Plant in the Southeast United States treats and supplies potable water to a large metropolitan area. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system.

  • Northshore Utility District Boosts Reading Efficiency By More Than 900 Percent, While Improving Customer Service
    Northshore Utility District Boosts Reading Efficiency By More Than 900 Percent, While Improving Customer Service

    When Northshore Utility District began searching for a new meter reading solution in 2006, achieving a strong return on investment was a critical factor in its selection process.

  • Dealing With The Highs And Lows Of Flow
    Dealing With The Highs And Lows Of Flow

    In February of 2014, due to severe drought conditions, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation informed central California farmers that they would receive no irrigation water from the lakes, canals and reservoirs under the Bureau’s control.

  • On-Site Chlorine Generation Replaces Conventional Chlorine Gas Feed System In Scottsdale AZ
    On-Site Chlorine Generation Replaces Conventional Chlorine Gas Feed System In Scottsdale AZ

    The city of Scottsdale, Arizona, a community of more than 200,000 residents was historically totally dependent on groundwater resources.  By the mid 1980’s, the city began putting together a multi-faceted water resource program to provide the community with a long-term sustainable water supply.

  • Precision Air/Gas Flow Measurement Helps Turn Landfills Into Green Electric Power Generators
    Precision Air/Gas Flow Measurement Helps Turn Landfills Into Green Electric Power Generators

    A leading supplier of landfill gas extraction and recovery systems located in the Midwest region of the US relies on flow meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) for gas flow measurements in landfills. The company has developed hundreds of landfill gas system flares and extraction system skids that are in operation worldwide, which all require accurate gas flow measurement.

  • Case Study: Seawater Desalination At Rabigh Refinery Saudi Aramco’s RABIGH Refinery in Saudi Arabia wanted to install facility for 10000 TPD Seawater Desalination for the industrial use. The facility was supposed to be a BOOT (Build Own Operate Transfer) basis. By Aquatech International Corporation
  • Water Supply Needs At Odds With Regional Demands To Lower Power Use
    Water Supply Needs At Odds With Regional Demands To Lower Power Use

    The shoreline of the Red Sea is a dazzling destination for tourists and locals to experience the beach and enjoy marine activities. In Egypt, the shoreline sprawls from the Suez Canal in the north, down to the southern part of the country bordering Sudan.

  • Engineering For Safe Chlorine Disinfection
    Engineering For Safe Chlorine Disinfection

    For more than 75 years chlorine has been effectively used to disinfect drinking water, eliminating dangerous bacteria and toxic compounds. Water supply engineers and treatment facility operators are used to necessary risks and problems associated with chlorine disinfection in order to deliver safe water. By Harland R. Pond, Product Manager; Grundfos

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DRINKING WATER TREATMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Immediate pH Correction For Fluctuating Flow
    Immediate pH Correction For Fluctuating Flow

    In a number of water, wastewater and industrial process applications, pH is one of the most critical and highly sensitive analytical measurements.  Examples of critical pH applications include: Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems in which a controlled feed of caustic solution is typically added to the feed stream in order to convert a portion of dissolved carbon dioxide into bicarbonate precipitate allowing for removal by the RO membrane. By Rafik H. Bishara, Steve Jacobs, and Dan Bell

  • Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions
    Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions

    The C445 motor management relay offers the most configurable protection options in the industry, with features specifically designed to protect critical pumps from costly damages due to dead-head and other underloaded or starved pump conditions.

  • Organics Monitoring (TOC)

    Total organic carbon (TOC) testing is the traditional method for determining organic matter in water. However there is a far more practical, affordable and often more useful way to measure organic matter. UV absorbance testing (UVA) is rapidly becoming the preferred method of measuring organics even when the levels of organics being measured are very small.

  • Preliminary Assessment Of Water Quality In Riviera Grise Near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
    Preliminary Assessment Of Water Quality In Riviera Grise Near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

    The Riviera Grise drains water from the Cul-de-Sac watershed, Haiti, which covers most of the rural areas along the flood plains and areas that extend into steep hillsides. It also covers urban areas of Port-Au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti.

  • Application Note: Miami Conservancy District Uses Nitrate Screening As Conjunctive Management Tool Tasked with monitoring a watershed covering nearly 4,000 square miles, almost 2,300 miles of rivers and streams, and a huge aquifer that provides drinking water for more than 1.2 million people, water quality monitoring specialists at the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) in Dayton, Ohio, have their hands full. By YSI
  • Alcoholic Beverage Fusel Alcohol Testing With Static Headspace
    Alcoholic Beverage Fusel Alcohol Testing With Static Headspace

    A static headspace method was developed using Teledyne Tekmar automated headspace vial samplers to meet the method requirements of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the US Department of the Treasury (TTB) method SSD: TM:2001 for testing fusel alcohols in alcoholic beverages.

  • Determination Of Polar Pesticide Residues In Food Of Plant Origin, By And Automate QuPPe Solution
    Determination Of Polar Pesticide Residues In Food Of Plant Origin, By And Automate QuPPe Solution

    The QuEChERS (Quick-Easy-Cheap-Effective-Rugged-Safe) sample extraction method was developed for the determination of pesticide residues in agricultural commodities.

  • Application Note: Desalination Plants: YSI Instruments Monitor Flow & Water Quality At Multiple Stages Desalination is the process of removing salt from sea water or brackish river or groundwater to make potable water. By YSI
  • Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money
    Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money

    Facility administrators will find the advanced ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) helps them improve the accuracy of specialty gas point of use and sub-metering operations to achieve accurate billing in their labs for better cost tracking and control.

  • Application Note: YSI Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring And The IPSWATCH-EMPACT Program The Ipswich and Parker Rivers watersheds lie only a short distance north of Boston, MA. The first settlements in these watersheds began in the early 1600s. Since that time, residents have relied heavily on the natural resources of the Parker and Ipswich Rivers, their coastal estuaries and Plum Island Sound, which is known as the Great Marsh. This ecosystem has been designated and protected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).
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DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

HT3 Static And Dynamic Headspace Analyzer HT3 Static And Dynamic Headspace Analyzer

Static Headspace analysis is a time-tested and robust technique for the analysis of volatile compounds in almost any matrix. The popularity of the technique is due to Headspace analysis providing a clean, reliable result.

Integrated Solutions and Projects Integrated Solutions and Projects

Veolia Water Technologies provides innovative solutions and technologies, technical expertise and project management services for water and wastewater treatment systems. Our work scopes range from treatment evaluations to full-scale system design and turnkey installation. Our integrated solutions are offered through a variety of flexible project delivery options including Engineer and Procure (EP), Design Build (DB), and Design Build Operate contracts.

ClorTec® Inspection And Maintenance Program ClorTec® Inspection And Maintenance Program

De Nora Water Technologies has developed a comprehensive preventative inspection and maintenance contract program for our ClorTec® on-site sodium hypochlorite generation system.

Screening Technology For Water Intakes Screening Technology For Water Intakes

Support for all project phases including conceptual design, assistance with regulatory requirements, equipment supply and more.

Grundfos Booster Module Systems Grundfos Booster Module Systems

The BMS range is a new range of booster modules for reverse osmosis and ultra-filtration applications that improve efficiency with a directly coupled pump powered by a permanent magnet motor and VFD.

SANILEC® 6 Portable Sodium Hypochlorite Generator SANILEC® 6 Portable Sodium Hypochlorite Generator

De Nora Water Technologies’ SANILEC® 6 system generates sodium hypochlorite wherever and whenever disinfection is required. These lightweight, extremely portable systems are designed for use in rural or isolated locations where water purification, waste treatment or surface disinfection is required. SANILEC 6 systems are ideal for use in areas where chemical storage creates a risk or in areas where other disinfectant chemicals are in short supply.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

  • Generational Thinking In Water Management
    Generational Thinking In Water Management

    Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.

  • High-Capacity Filtration Plus Ultraviolet Disinfection For Cooling Towers Means More “Uptime” For Server Farms
    High-Capacity Filtration Plus Ultraviolet Disinfection For Cooling Towers Means More “Uptime” For Server Farms

    Most of us use computers or smartphones on a daily basis. But we usually don’t know what goes on behind the scenes — the technology that allows us to use cloud computing or even Google search. And we certainly aren’t aware of the infrastructure needed to support that technology — like cooling towers.

  • How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane
    How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane

    1,4-Dioxane is a contaminant that is known to linger in groundwater and have adverse health effects when consumed. Worse still, it can pose some significant treatment challenges to the operations tasked with eliminating it.

  • What Is A World-Class Utility, And How Does Yours Become One?
    What Is A World-Class Utility, And How Does Yours Become One?

    Water utilities are tasked with ensuring a sustainable and safe supply in addition to achieving business and service excellence goals. These goals are typically based on criteria that measure operational performance, meeting bond covenants, and customer satisfaction.

  • How To Purify Water And Save Costs With Inside-Out Filtration
    How To Purify Water And Save Costs With Inside-Out Filtration

    Water professionals are tasked with protecting the public health every minute of every day. They must ensure the removal of contaminants and pathogens from the public water supply. To do so, they employ a variety of treatment methods.

  • The Importance Of Clean Power Desalination
    The Importance Of Clean Power Desalination

    Desalination giveth and taketh away — at least typically, due to its drain on energy-related resources (including water itself). But there is a better, smarter way.

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DRINKING WATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

Video: Hanna Instruments 98703 Portable Turbidity Meter Video: Hanna Instruments 98703 Portable Turbidity Meter
The Hanna Instruments 98703 portable turbidity meter is perfect for stormwater testing.
Video: OPTIMASS Video: OPTIMASS
OPTIMASS the new family of Coriolis mass flowmeters is now improving performance in more applications for more customers than ever before.
People Drink Sewage Water For The First Time

Rather drink sewage water than LA tap water any day.

Drought Forum Webinar: The Growing Demand For Re-Used And Brackish Water Drought Forum Webinar: The Growing Demand For Re-Used And Brackish Water

The Western Governors' Drought Forum webinar “Once Marginal, Now Crucial: The Growing Demand for Re-used, Produced, and Brackish Water” explores the technological and regulatory obstacles to utilizing re-used, produced, and brackish water.

Science Safeguards Drinking Water From Harmful Algal Blooms

Toxins from harmful algal blooms are increasingly contaminating source waters, as well as the drinking water treatment facilities that source waters supply. EPA researchers are helping the treatment facilities find safe, cost effective ways to remove the toxins and keep your drinking water safe.

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ABOUT DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

Drinking Water Treatment involves the removal of pathogens and other contaminants from source water in order to make it safe for humans to consume. Treatment of public drinking water is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. Common examples of contaminants that need to be treated and removed from water before it is considered potable are microorganisms, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals and radionuclides.

There are a variety of technologies and processes that can be used to decontaminate or treat water in a drinking water treatment plant before the clean water is pumped into the water distribution system for consumption.

The first stage in treating drinking water is often called pretreatment and involves screens to remove large debris and objects from the water supply. Aeration can also be used in the pretreatment phase. By mixing air and water, unwanted gases and minerals are removed and the water improves in color, taste and odor.

The second stage in the drinking water treatment process involves coagulation and flocculation. A coagulating agent is added to the water which causes suspended particles to stick together into clumps of material called floc. In sedimentation basins, the heavier floc separates from the water supply and sinks to form sludge, allowing the less turbid water to continue through the process.

During the filtration stage, smaller particles not removed by flocculation are removed from the treated water by running the water through a series of filters. Filter media can include sand, granulated carbon or manufactured membranes. Filtration using reverse osmosis membranes is a critical component of removing salt particles where desalination is being used to treat brackish water or seawater into drinking water.

Following filtration, the water is disinfected to kill or disable any microbes or viruses that could make the consumer sick. The most traditional disinfection method for treating drinking water uses chlorine or chloramines. However, new drinking water disinfection methods are constantly coming to market. Two disinfection methods that have been gaining traction use ozone and ultra-violet (UV) light to disinfect the water supply.