In the power generation industry, water quality is specified by boiler and turbine manufacturers. The removal of dissolved ions and dissolved gasses, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, must be reduced to extremely low concentrations long before the water enters boilers for steam production.
A large power producer in the Northeast U.S. has a four unit power generation plant that operates on demand, based upon bid price to the area ISO. Plant efficiency and speed of response is crucial.
The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO) is a joint venture company established with the purpose to produce Ethylene, Butadiene and their derivatives (Polyethylene, Poly Butadiene).
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.
Many manufacturing processes, analytical measurements, and other industrial processes that involve aqueous solutions are adversely affected by bubbles in the fluid stream. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors provide a very simple, cost effective solution to help eliminate bubbles from such processes.
A power plant in Egypt needed to use seawater from the nearby Red Sea as feed water for its plant processes. This case study shows how Fluence designed and built a new seawater demineralization plant that includes an ultrafiltration pretreatment, reverse osmosis, and mixed bed ion exchange.
The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center is a nominal 100 MW wood-fired biomass power generation facility located in Gainesville, FL. The plant provides about 30% of Gainesville Regional Utilities’ power, reducing the area’s dependence on energy from fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. The client contacted QUA to install their Q-SEP® UF membranes as pretreatment for the plant’s water treatment system.
Glendale Heights Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges treated water to the East Branch of the DuPage River in Illinois.
In 2010, one of the Power Plants of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) faced a crisis due to biological growth in their power plant’s cooling tower. The plant was using straight hypochlorite, which was not effective at controlling biological growth.
When the Clean Water Act was enacted, one of the intentions of this legislation was to reduce the untreated industrial waste water burden on publically owned waste water treatment plants (POTW) so that industrial wastewater would only load the treatment plant to the same extent as ordinary household sanitary waste. Industrial facilities that generated process wastewater had to begin pre-treatment of the water before it could be returned to the local POTW.
When the polar bears at the Brookfield Zoo were introduced to their new habitats at the Great Bear Wilderness, they had no idea how much more fulfilling their life would become.
Scientists are developing robots that might someday be able to creep through the pitch-black mines to help prevent spills. A 2015 spill from Colorado’s Gold King Mine unleashed 3 million gallons of water that fouled rivers in three states with toxins.
Whatever the setting, and however contaminated your water, BakerCorp has a solution. That's the message shared by Mehrzad Emanuel (Vice President, Filtration), Doug Herber (Vice President, Water Treatment Technology), and Bruce Lesikar (Director of Engineering) in this video presentation from WEFTEC, where they discuss BakerCorp's electrocoagulation technology and its mobile treatment platform with Water Online Chief Editor Kevin Westerling.
Water from cooling towers attracts and absorbs airborne contaminants on a continuous basis. Typically, 85% of suspended solids in cooling water and hot water loops are smaller than 5 microns. Scientific studies have shown that these small particles (5 microns and less) are the adherent contaminants fouling the water loop and process cooling system.
Founded in 2017, under the consolidation of global water industry leaders Emefcy and RWL Water, Fluence was established with a vision to become the key global provider in decentralized water and wastewater solutions.
There's a hidden threat to Indian energy companies' revenues — water.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is trying to prop up coal and nuclear companies under the guise of enhanced “resiliency.” The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal does not define resiliency, nor does it even make clear what resiliency means in the context of the electric grid.
You can’t control what you don’t know and when it comes to gas mixtures, control is of vital importance. But how can you get a handle on all of the elements you’re processing at a given time?
Unbeknownst to many, coal ash is one of the most prolific industrial wastes affecting wastewater quality in the country, with more than 100 hundred million tons produced each year. And treating for the byproduct is paramount, with health concerns and stringent regulations in place governing its removal.
Utilities are faced with myriad threats looming in the future, but chief among them is increased stress from population growth. In Denver, comprehensive planning for that future is underway.
Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.
India is making great strides to aggressively expand its renewable energy capacity. But the country's power sector remains highly reliant on thermoelectric plants, with high demand for water for cooling. That means that droughts, like the one caused last year by weak monsoons, can shut off the power, hampering the economy and potentially endangering lives.
Resiliency is a hot button word right now. Ten years ago, advocates focused on “adaptation,” or the idea of adapting to the coming effects of climate change. Now the focus is on “resiliency,” the ability to bounce forward — not backward — when something disastrous happens.
We’re entering the home stretch of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.
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.
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.
What would happen if there was an emergency in the U.S. that caused radioactive material to contaminate drinking water supplies? What steps could your utilities and government take?
Deep in the Israeli desert is an academic institute that is building peace in the region by putting nature at its center. The Arava Institute, in partnership with Ben Gurion University, brings students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to find common ground around environmental problems and build trust — and peace — from there.