While the majority of household consumers believe that they deserve the full attention of a water system, from a revenue perspective this does not bear out. Though the average home faucet is undoubtedly valued by its drinking water provider, the reality is that the vast majority of drinking water revenue comes from heavy-use commercial and industrial operations.
Wastewater from dairy applications has high amounts of calcium and phosphorus. This characteristic may cause scaling on the media of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor and may cause poor COD removal. Veolia was able to retrofit the client’s existing MBBR with the newly designed Z-MBBR media by AnoxKaldnes, which improved the operation of the entire wastewater system.
A natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility located in Idaho contacted QUA to find a solution to improve the performance of a water treatment system used to recycle the plant’s cooling tower blow down water.
The Poultry Capital of the World is a city in northwest Arkansas in the heart of the Ozark Mountain range. Springdale, Arkansas, the fourth largest city in the state, is the headquarters for Tyson Food Corporation, the world's largest meat-producing company. The city was founded in the mid-1800s and has been a hub for agriculture and industry in the region since then. In addition, the region is home to outdoors activities like fishing, hunting, camping, boating, etc., and the natural, outdoors life is enjoyed by many residents as well as visitors to the area.
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.
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.
The U.S. EPA's promulgation of the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule required Danver’s MA, Public Works Department to establish a Two-Phase upgrade of the plant’s treatment process in order to comply.
Most of us understand little about Africa and less about Nigeria. Nigeria is the largest country in Africa in terms of population and economy and ranks high globally on both lists as well. The population of 184 million makes it the seventh largest in the world and the economy is in the top twenty with a GDP of $500 billion. It is also a very young country and an increasingly urbanized country - more than half the population is under 14 years old and the same percentage live in cities..
Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers.
South Africa is a partner of a large number of industrial nations throughout the world. Very promising future domestic markets are the automotive industry and the infrastructure sector. Festo South Africa has already grown to a significant size in both sectors over the years.
AdEdge Water Technologies was recently engaged by Pharmaceutical Services & Installations (PSI) to provide a treatment option for the Century Packaging Corporation in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Watch the video demonstration of Venturi injectors in use at Scott Laboratories.
Today, over-the-counter and prescription drugs have become a serious threat to our water systems. Ozone (O3) is a naturally occurring compound in the form of a gas that is a powerful oxidizer and strong disinfectant.
Vaporization provides an environmentally friendly option for the delivery of natural Ecosorb®. No water is used in the vaporization process, only undiluted Ecosorb. Through the vapor phase unit, pure Ecosorb® products are pumped through a perforated pipe distribution system, creating a dry vapor to eliminate airborne smells.
Ecosorb® atomizing systems offer odor control against malodors associated with various industrial processes as well as odorous material handling. To eliminate any odor, Ecosorb® atomization systems come in a variety of formats, including explosion-proof systems, high-pressure atomization systems, air atomization systems, fan atomization systems, portable systems and custom designed systems, if needed.
A special spray gel formulation of Ecosorb® odor eliminator topically encapsulates material, blocking odors from escaping into the atmosphere. Ecosorb® Spray Gel® is an ideal solution for sludge handling and transportation, open-bed waste trucks, working faces of landfills, soil remediation projects, and other solid/semi-solid odorous materials that continuously emit odors.
The IMS Lime Slaker Systems provide continuous high volume lime slurries (up to 8,000 lbs/hour) for industrial and municipal process pH adjustment, flocculation, and chemical reaction. The superior paste-type slaking technology consistently produces a higher strength and more reactive lime slurry resulting in more efficient and more economical use of the quicklime. Systems are factory assembled and tested for quick and easy installation, and include options for lime feed and grit removal.
A new report from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Produced Water Working Group indicates that oil and gas companies looking for ways to dispose of large volumes of wastewater should focus on recycling those liquids within the oil and gas fields, and not use it for irrigation or other surface applications where human and environmental exposure is a risk.
Water-related business risks are becoming more and more apparent. According to CDP’s 2016 global water report, 607 companies lost $14 billion last year alone due to water scarcity, drought, flood and other water risks.
This mobile filtration technology offers water treatment operations a chance to combat the runoff and solids brought in by seasonal ice melt.
We’re entering the home stretch of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.
Micropollutants like PPCPs are known to pass through waterways and contaminate the environment. Some wonder what threat they pose as they find their way into biosolids and, eventually, into our soil.
California is home to some of the world’s most creative minds, top universities, productive farmland, groundbreaking industries — and one of the most epic droughts. The state has endured five years of drained reservoirs and groundwater reserves tapped so aggressively that the land subsidence caused by pumping has been literally seen from space. This indicates in no uncertain terms that it’s time to get all hands on deck. Private companies, universities, irrigation and drainage districts, municipalities — it’s time to pull together into public-private partnerships to address water challenges that face California and so many other regions of the world.
The Gold King Mine disaster foretells what’s in store for the mine sites tagged by Superfund during the 1980s — that still aren’t finished. This is a plan for the U.S. EPA to stay out of this business and address this Western dilemma without federal funding or lawsuits.
It may sound intimidating, but water that has been treated to “ultrapure” condition is more than necessary in many applications. This highly-cleansed product is a fundamental part of many industrial operations, from the medicine we need to get well to the power we rely on in our daily lives. But, as the name implies, it’s no small task to get average influent to the ultrapure level.
By harvesting heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) condensate, industrial operations can take advantage of a cool, convenient source of clean water.
An anaerobic digester designed for the food and beverage industry can create value out of the space’s unique wastewater.
“Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.
By making strategic choices to maximize energy-water efficiencies, we can help protect our supplies in advance of our next drought. Here are three ways that work.
To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.
With the change in administration comes a potential paradox for water and wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry: Will increased production accompanied by decreased regulations call for more treatment technology or less? Either way, the market is poised for change.