WATER INNOVATIONS CURRENT ISSUE

  • Climate-Ready Or Not?
    Climate-Ready Or Not?

    There are many positive changes on the horizon for the water and wastewater industry — new ideas and technologies that should enable more efficient and reliable operations, better water quality, and cost savings — but the forecast for the future is not all sunshine. There are some storm clouds brewing, literally, and water system managers need to prepare for the impact of severe rains.

  • How Utilities Can Put Safety Into The Hands Of Employees
    How Utilities Can Put Safety Into The Hands Of Employees

    A recent initiative and underlying philosophy at American Water offers a lesson in what it looks like to empower utility employees to take charge of their own workplace safety.

  • A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management
    A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management

    The landscape is changing for water consumers and suppliers and the delivery systems that connect them, with data and analytics forging the path ahead.

  • Exploring RO’s Inner Net
    Exploring RO’s Inner Net

    A deep dive into reverse osmosis (RO) elements reveals the importance of feed channel spacers for optimal membrane filtration system performance.

  • The Coming Expansion Of Energy Management For Utilities
    The Coming Expansion Of Energy Management For Utilities

    With so much demand on operating budgets, water and wastewater utility dollars must be spent — or conserved — wisely. Energy expenditure is a prime savings opportunity, but how do you pull it off successfully? Here are some factors, illuminated with a case study, to consider.

  • Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners
    Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners

    Water Research Foundation (WRF) research examines successes and challenges for “One Water” management of resources and long-term sustainability.

  • Collaborative Approaches That Deliver Infrastructure Project Flexibility
    Collaborative Approaches That Deliver Infrastructure Project Flexibility

    Utility and government agencies with limited resources for water infrastructure projects aren’t limited to traditional approaches; collaborative approaches such as progressive design-build delivery give owners more flexibility to optimize not only the price, but also the overall result and experience.

  • 3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flow Meters
    3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flow Meters

    Ever since Coriolis flow measurement technology achieved mainstream appeal, industry has been fervently striving to take advantage of its benefits. And while Coriolis is clearly a highly advantageous solution for many crucial flow measurement applications, it is not without flaw.

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WASTEWATER

  • The Coming Expansion Of Energy Management For Utilities

    With so much demand on operating budgets, water and wastewater utility dollars must be spent — or conserved — wisely. Energy expenditure is a prime savings opportunity, but how do you pull it off successfully? Here are some factors, illuminated with a case study, to consider.

  • New IoT Web-Enabled CA900 Titration Analyzer Measures Alkalinity Automatically And Accurately

    Engineers and laboratory technicians responsible for maintaining alkaline and pH levels in balance to support a wide range of municipal and industrial water-based processes will find the new IoT web-enabled CA900 Titration Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) automates the process of routine alkalinity measurement with a simple, accurate and cost-effective approach.

  • Emerging Trends In Disinfection: Peracetic Acid

    As regulations on chlorinated disinfection byproducts and total residual chlorine become increasingly stringent, peracetic acid (PAA) is gaining in both interest and usage as a water reclamation disinfectant. Here’s what you need to know.

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REUSE

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Climate-Ready Or Not?

    There are many positive changes on the horizon for the water and wastewater industry — new ideas and technologies that should enable more efficient and reliable operations, better water quality, and cost savings — but the forecast for the future is not all sunshine. There are some storm clouds brewing, literally, and water system managers need to prepare for the impact of severe rains.

  • How Utilities Can Put Safety Into The Hands Of Employees

    A recent initiative and underlying philosophy at American Water offers a lesson in what it looks like to empower utility employees to take charge of their own workplace safety.

  • Can Public Outreach Help Resolve The Water Industry Crisis?

    When it comes to asset management, Kansas City, MO, proves to be smart beyond its innovative Smart Sewer program. The city realizes that people are its greatest asset.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Collaborative Approaches That Deliver Infrastructure Project Flexibility

    Utility and government agencies with limited resources for water infrastructure projects aren’t limited to traditional approaches; collaborative approaches such as progressive design-build delivery give owners more flexibility to optimize not only the price, but also the overall result and experience.

  • Delivering Assets And Strengthening Communities: A CBP3 Primer

    Local government can harness the power of community-based, public-private partnerships (CBP3s) to efficiently implement programs that encompass delivery of many unique assets — such as stormwater management programs that include green infrastructure. Can your community benefit from this delivery approach?

  • Sediment Solutions Within Existing Intake Facility Footprint

    Sediment and turbidity can be enough to shut down a drinking water treatment plant if the headworks aren’t suited to the source water. Learn how one facility near Tacoma, WA, which incorporates fish-handling to further complicate intake operations, secured sustainability through masterful design.

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SOURCE WATER

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  • BioAlgaNyx: Bringing Sludge Management Into The 21st Century
    BioAlgaNyx: Bringing Sludge Management Into The 21st Century

    Ovivo, a worldwide leader in providing advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions, in partnership with the University of Akron, has developed BioAlgaNyx™, a bioengineered algae based technology for wastewater and sludge management.

  • Slot Injector™ System Operating with Dual Flow Control
    Slot Injector™ System Operating with Dual Flow Control

    The Slot Injector™ System is a superior jet aeration system that is specifically applied to industrial biological treatment processes where fine screening is a standard pretreatment operation in both conventional and advanced air activated sludge applications.

  • 3D Animation Air Foil Bearing
    3D Animation Air Foil Bearing

    Construction and functional principle of a turbo blower of the current AERZEN AT and TB series are simple and at the same time effective. As the air supply of modern wastewater treatment plants is clearly designed for maximum availability, high energy efficiency and long maintenance cycles, AERZEN uses for the demanding bearing system within turbo blowers neither oil nor other lubricants - but simply air.

  • Water Hammer: Identifying The Causes Of Transient Events
    Water Hammer: Identifying The Causes Of Transient Events

    A video from Trimble Water highlighting their comprehensive, cost effective solution for proactively monitoring pressure transients and water hammers. This solution provides utilities with the data needed to reduce future transient events that contribute to pipe failures and non-revenue water loss.

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DRINKING WATER

  • Exploring RO’s Inner Net

    A deep dive into reverse osmosis (RO) elements reveals the importance of feed channel spacers for optimal membrane filtration system performance.

  • U.S. Water Strategy: Think Locally, Act Globally

    A new plan has been created by the U.S. government to bring safe drinking water, sanitation services, sustainability, and resiliency to the world’s most water-stressed countries, with benefits for the U.S. as well.

  • PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers

    PFCs are turning up in source waters and news cycles, drawing both public and regulatory concern. How pervasive is this group of emerging contaminants — namely PFOS and PFOA — and how might the saga unfold for utilities?

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REVENUE METERING

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MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL

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