• The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: What It Means For Your Project

    The much-debated topic of what the federal government does or doesn’t have jurisdiction over — what is or isn’t a regulated water — has provoked change on and off for the past 60 years. Now it’s changing once again.

  • Optimal Ultrafiltration Uses For Beverage And Dairy Companies

    When you’re sipping on a cold soda or snacking on a creamy piece of cheese, you probably don’t really think about what went into making your food or beverage. Aside from the automated production-line machines, one of the most important things that goes into the making of any soda, juice, wheel of cheese, or gallon of milk is water. Producing beverages and dairy products uses substantial amounts of water within production processes.

  • Mixing Made Easy For Low Energy Lakes, Ponds, And Lagoons

    Landlocked, shallow bodies of water such as recreational ponds, irrigation, drinking water and animal waste lagoons have a major problem with flow. The only natural methods of movement in these bodies of water are the slight Coriolis Effect of the earth and wind. Neither of these natural mixing sources is sufficient to allow shallow water bodies to respire and deal with the natural biological degradation of wastes and detritus that eventually form on the bottom. Eventually, external problems will occur – algae begins to form in abundance, odors will emanate from the water due to stagnation, blue-green cyanobacteria will form on the surface and cause more odor and toxicity, and eventually the water is no longer capable of supporting basic aquatic fauna reproduction.

  • Submersible Pumps Sales Soar On Back Of Digitization And New Initiatives On Wastewater Treatment

    The global submersible pumps market size will expand 1.5X in the coming decade. Submersible pumps are emerging as the preferred pumping technology across various end-uses, including wastewater management and oil & gas manufacturing. Submersible pumps are considered ideal for applications involving highly viscous fluid that require proper elimination of vapor cavities.

  • Frozen Vegetable Supplier Exceeds Effluent Requirements With MBBR

    A frozen vegetable company was the premier supplier of individually quick-frozen onions, potatoes, roasted potatoes and vegetable blends to large food service companies. At their processing facility, a significant barrier to growth was faced due to an aging wastewater treatment system, which could not treat the anticipated flows that a plant expansion and production increase would generate. 

  • Oily Water Treatment: How To Treat Using Advanced Electrocoagulation

    We cook with it. Use it on our skin. Paint with it. Use it to fuel our cars. Our own bodies even produce it. However, something doesn’t quite add up here. Clearly, you wouldn’t cook with motor oil and you wouldn’t put olive oil in your gas tank. So why do we call these different products by the same general name? What oily water treatment is used to treat these different types of emulsified oils?

  • Fish Hatchery Chooses UV Disinfection (Case Study)

    Located on the Klamath River in Hornbrook, California, Iron Gate Hatchery is a salmon and steelhead hatchery that releases fish back to the Klamath River. Due to the presence of the fungus Saprolegnia sp and primarily bacteria Flavobacterium psychrophila and Metallogenium sp), hatchery yield was thwarted due to disease.

  • Salmon Hatchery Upgrades Its UV Disinfection System (Case Study)

    While the facility was receiving awards and accolades for their aquaculture production, they were having challenges keeping their former UV system operating consistently and reliably. Spare parts were expensive and they often experienced periods of down-time, negatively affecting operations.

  • A Market-Based Tool For Groundwater Conservation

    Ventura County, California, is an agricultural powerhouse. In 2017, its revenues from agriculture were an estimated $2.1 billion. It also faces extraordinary population pressure, with nearly 450 people per square mile — about five times the average population density of the United States. Both agriculture and infrastructure are dependent on, and impacted by, the availability of water — which has itself been impacted by California’s rapidly-diminishing groundwater reserves.

  • Food Sanitation Startup Uses Innovation And SMART Digital Dosing To Fight COVID-19

    As a startup that has been recognized for its innovation in food safety, Clean Works quickly recognized its unique position to help fight COVID-19 by using its produce disinfection technology to disinfect critically needed masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).


  • Lagoon Commander Mixer

    The Reliant Lagoon Commander Pond/Lagoon Mixer continuously, and slowly, moves water along the bottom of a lagoon/pond, continually mixing the entire water column using a minimum of energy. When compared to standard surface aerators or directional mixers, the Lagoon Commander is more efficient, less costly to operate, and requires minimal maintenance.

  • IGNITE™ Integrated Nitrification Process

    The IGNITE™ Integrated Nitrification process is a non-activated sludge solution for upgrading lagoon based treatment plants to achieve improved BOD and ammonia removal. The process utilizes a combination of Parkson’s Biofuser® lagoon aeration system and the TumbleOx™ Nitrification Reactor process.

  • TumbleOx™ Nitrification Reactor

    The Parkson TumbleOx™ Bioreactor consists of a treatment tank(s) containing a series of slowly rotating drums. Each drum is partially filled with loose media which freely tumbles inside the five-foot diameter drum as it rotates. A thin biofilm grows on the media and provides biological treatment. The unique media design maximizes surface area for biological growth and also aerates the wastewater as the drum turns, providing dissolved oxygen for the micro-organisms. The system components include the rotating drum, plastic media, and the bearings and simple drive mechanism to slowly rotate the drum. No supplemental aeration system is required.

  • In-Line Ultrasonic Meters Provide Continuous Measurement For Sample Stations

    Boilers, cooling towers, and reverse osmosis (RO) systems are some of the most common systems that require monitoring and chemical treatment.  Chemical treatment of boiler systems reduces scale, corrosion, and other mineral deposits. This enables the system to run more efficiently, keep heat transfer rates high and fuel costs down. To determine the proper amount of chemical to be injected into the water stream, samples of key parameters need to be taken. Instrumentation to measure ORP, pH, conductivity, temperature, pressure and flow are deployed to take these measurements.

  • Ultrasonic Meters Provide Accurate Flow Testing Of Agricultural Spraying Systems

    Today’s agricultural industry relies on advanced automated spraying systems for applying fertilizers and pesticides to fields. These automated systems can provide feedback and control to ensure proper amounts of chemicals are being applied. To achieve a high level of control, the system components (valves, nozzles, spray bar, and feed lines) need to perform accurately and repeatably. FTI Flow Technology, Inc., has worked with multiple agricultural spraying system original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to test full spraying systems and individual components.


An introduction and overview of the unique features and benefits of the Aquafine SwiftBeverage™ UV disinfection system – a validated system for food & beverage applications, including for the dairy industry under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).