DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

State-Of-Art Filters Triple Filter Run Times And Maximize Performance
State-Of-Art Filters Triple Filter Run Times And Maximize Performance

A plant manager in Colorado became frustrated by the consistently short filtration run-times and the large amount of water wasted by the four dual-cell bottom filters used to clean the region’s drinking water. Xylem’s Leopold Type XA underdrain with I.M.S 200 media retainer, new filter media (12” silica sand/18” anthracite), and wash troughs, emerged as the top choice.

DRINKING WATER TREATMENT CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • Aquatech Treats A Tertiary Effluent Wastewater Project In India To bridge the gap between demand and supply and to have reliable power supply to the capital city of Delhi, a 330 MW combined cycle Gas Turbine Power Project - Pragati Power Project (PPP) – was set up on a fast track basis. By Aquatech International Corporation
  • 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
  • Case Study: Continuous Monitoring Safeguards Malaysia’s Water Quality
    Case Study: Continuous Monitoring Safeguards Malaysia’s Water Quality

    Well on the way to becoming a total environmental monitoring solutions provider, Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has applied its expertise in air and water quality monitoring to aid the Malaysian government in safeguarding the nation's water supply. A broad contract between ASMA and Malaysia's Department of the Environment partners the two entities in a highly efficient system that gathers long-term trend data on water quality while also maintaining an early warning system to alert officials and water treatment operators of pollution discharges in key reaches of the country's river system

  • Utility  Enjoys More Than Seven Years of On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Production
    Utility Enjoys More Than Seven Years of On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Production

    “To me, Microclor® is the top of the line on‐site generation system on the market due to low maintenance and it being very user friendly.” Larry English, Water Quality Manager, Daphne Utilities. Read the full project profile to learn more.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  • 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.

  • Monitoring Lead In School Drinking Water
    Monitoring Lead In School Drinking Water

    The EPA’s guidance documentation “3T’s for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities: Training, Testing, Telling” recommends for schools to routinely test their facility’s drinking water, with a focus on lead levels in drinking water fountains.

  • 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.

  • Clari-DAF Pretreatment System Reduces Chemical Consumption, Doubles Treatment Capacity
    Clari-DAF Pretreatment System Reduces Chemical Consumption, Doubles Treatment Capacity

    Together, two water treatment plants in Boulder, CO, have the capacity to treat 55 million gallons per day (MGD). When severe drought conditions restricted the source water supply of the Betasso WTP, the city decided to expand the capacity of the Boulder Reservoir Water Treatment Plant (WTP).

  • OSG- On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) For Drinking Water Applications
    OSG- On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) For Drinking Water Applications

    Drinking water treatment plants use various forms of chlorine to inactivate pathogens, oxidize metals or metalloids and provide disinfection residual for distribution systems. By Glen Smith, PEPCON Systems

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DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

Capital Controls® Series WP70CV3 Gas Feeders Capital Controls® Series WP70CV3 Gas Feeders

Easy to install, each Series WP70CV3 wall panel feeder is factory tested and needs no field adjustment prior to start-up. Eleven different flowmeter capacities ranging from 5 to 3000 PPD (100 g/h to 60 kg/h) provide versatility in meeting gas flow requirements.

Filtration: FA Series Air and Gas Filters Filtration: FA Series Air and Gas Filters
Shelco's FA Filtration Series are ideal for all types of gases and compressed air filtration.
Filtration: Pleated Paper Filter Series Filtration: Pleated Paper Filter Series
Shelco's Pleated Paper Series housings are the most versitile filtration units produced in the industry.
Hydraulics and Water Quality Program Hydraulics and Water Quality Program
WaterMax is a graphical computer program that simulates hydraulics and water quality in distribution systems
Water Quality Monitoring System Water Quality Monitoring System
The DataSonde 4a and MiniSonde 4a transmit or automatically log water quality parameters
Water Quality Modeling for Wasteload Allocations Water Quality Modeling for Wasteload Allocations
Covers practical applications of Wasteload Allocation an essential technique for maintaining water quality while coping with both point and non-point pollution sources.
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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

  • Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry
    Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry

    If you feel like you have too much data but not enough understandable or usable information, fine-tuning data collection and funneling it into an integrated data management system may be the way to become more proactive and make better decisions.

  • Generating Great Chemistry Between Operators And Chlorine Dioxide
    Generating Great Chemistry Between Operators And Chlorine Dioxide

    The use of chemicals has long been a crucial aspect of the water treatment process, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. We’ve come a long way since, with chemical feed systems and generators representing the latest step in our progress. And even these are getting more precise and easier to use all the time.

  • Get Fast, Accurate, Field-Based Test Results For Real-Time Process Optimization
    Get Fast, Accurate, Field-Based Test Results For Real-Time Process Optimization

    Many industries use laboratory analyses to help with process control and regulatory compliance. However, process operators often need real-time results to make adjustments. Mobile testing methods are critical for troubleshooting problems and optimizing performance.

  • California And Potable Reuse’s Sustainable Momentum
    California And Potable Reuse’s Sustainable Momentum

    A new recycled water project in California is moving forward with plans to bolster the local drinking water supply.

  • 9 Water Technologies Ready For Liftoff
    9 Water Technologies Ready For Liftoff

    The Global Cleantech 100 identifies nine innovative water/wastewater technologies set to make significant market impact in the next decade.

  • What To Take Away From The CCL 4
    What To Take Away From The CCL 4

    The U.S. EPA’s latest roster of concerning drinking water contaminants offers clues into what may be threatening consumers and the regulations that come next.

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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: Monitoring Water Consumption Video: Monitoring Water Consumption
KROHNE's Joe Incontri discusses monitoring water consumption and the importance of accurate and reliable meters. Water savings means green savings.
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.

Video: YSI Professional Plus Multiparameter Meter Video: YSI Professional Plus Multiparameter Meter
This video gives an overview of the features and benefits of the YSI Professional Plus, or Pro Plus, handheld multiparameter water quality instrument.
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.