DRINKING WATER TREATMENT RESOURCES

  • PFAS is a growing problem for municipal water utilities. The contaminant continues to show up in more water sources and regulations are a moving target that will likely involve more compounds and lower acceptable limits. As a result, crafting a long-term strategy to address PFAS can be problematic. However, those utilities using conventional gravity filters with anthracite as the filtering media have an opportunity to continue organic removal while adding PFAS removal with a simple conversion.

  • When developing water or wastewater treatment processes for entirely new applications or modifying existing processes to accommodate changing water characteristics or regulatory discharge requirements, understanding capital investment, operating cost, and long-term performance is critical. Here are several ways to view pilot-plant or lab-scale testing as viable approaches to better outcomes with lower risks.

  • Since the Forsyth County, Georgia, Department of Water and Sewer deployed the AMERICAN Flow Control SEMPER® Remote Pressure Monitor (RPM) more than a year ago, it has seen numerous advantages. But the AFC SEMPER’s ability to move from one system asset to another, “Lift and Shift,” is among the greatest. Introduced in February 2020 in partnership with Trimble Water, the AFC SEMPER RPM is a wireless, battery-powered pressure recorder that provides utilities with the data needed to monitor water pressure throughout their systems, help identify transients and reduce non-revenue water.

  • There is no question that unpleasant taste and/or odor in drinking water can create negative water quality perception challenges for water utilities. Though taste and odor are not health concerns, consumers still are likely to notice and voice their concerns.

  • The United Nation’s (UN) World Water Development Report recently stated that nearly 6 billion people will suffer from clean water scarcity by 2050. Singapore is using desalination as part of the solution to their water supply issue in order to provide enough clean drinking water for its ever-growing population of 5.5 million.

  • Accurate and reliable flow measurement is critical to many water treatment and distribution applications. However, this can be a dicey proposition because most metering solutions require a set amount of straight pipe runs, before and after the device, to ensure accuracy. To address these and other related issues, an innovative solution has emerged.

  • For many utilities, properly treating the iron and manganese in source water is critical to maintaining good customer relationships. When iron and manganese are present, they are often accompanied by arsenic contamination. Here are several examples of utilities that successfully installed treatment systems to address the trio of contaminants.

  • The aesthetic impact of iron and manganese on finished water — altering its color, odor, and/or taste — is the top driver of municipal utility customer complaints. While there are well-established treatment processes for these contaminants, innovative medias can provide many benefits that traditional technologies lack. This includes lower capital and operating costs, as well as a smaller footprint in some cases.

DRINKING WATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

  • Water Champ® FX Induction Systems Provide Superior Mixing

    The Water Champ® FX Chemical Induction System from Evoqua has set the benchmark in chemical feed and disinfection with its innovative design and versatile applications for chlorination, dechlorination, chloramines, pH adjustment and rapid mix. The system provides superior mixing intensity maximizing chemical reaction while using less energy. Independent third party testing has proven that a Water Champ system can provide up to 40% better power to flow-rate ratios compared to other induction mixers or conventional methods.

  • Application Note: Water Flows From The Golden Hills Of California Each morning John Johnson drives the few miles from his smalltown home in northern California to the Center at Pardee Reservoir. Nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the reservoir is a long 100 miles away from San Francisco Bay. By YSI
  • TU5400 And TU5500 Process Turbidimeters (Turbidity)

    The TU5 Series employs a patented optical design that sees more of your sample than any other turbidimeter, delivering the best low level precision and sensitivity while minimizing variability from test to test.

  • OPTIMASS 2400 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter

    The OPTIMASS 2400 is the world’s highest capacity Coriolis mass flowmeter for liquids and gases. With its twin or four straight tube design, the Coriolis meter is ideally suited for bunkering operations and custody transfer or fiscal metering in the oil and gas industry. It can also be used for any bulk mass application with many other products such as syrup, molasses or raw chemicals up to 4,600 t/h / 169,000 lb/min. The Coriolis meter features Entrained Gas Management (EGMTM) for liquid applications, maintaining operation over a wide range of gas fractions and complex flow conditions. In this way, the Coriolis device enables continuous and uninterrupted measurement of mass and volume flow, density and temperature – even at difficult process conditions with 2-phase flow.

  • SuperSettler™ Featuring The ZICKERT Shark™ The efficient design of the SuperSettler™ Lamella Plate Clarifier utilizes lamella plates and shallow depth sedimentation to minimize the clarifier footprint.

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