Municipal water services continually utilize improved technologies so that they can offer their customers higher water quality.
Desalination Technology Transforms 650 m3/day of Abused Industrial Wastewater
KROHNE has successfully deployed its flowmeter solutions for many applications throughout the world to deal specifically with the growing demands for accurate biogas flow measurement in a wide and seasonally varying operational range. Here are two specific stories that highlight the applications’ challenges and the resulting benefits. By Rich Lowrie , KROHNE, Inc, and Joerg Holtmann, KROHNE Messtechnik, GmbH
Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) recently commissioned a membrane decarbonation system using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF-14x28 Series Membrane Contactors to remove CO2 prior to their mixed bed deionizers.
At the end of 2011, the total hydroelectric installed capacity in the United Kingdom accounted for approximately 1.67 Gigawatts (GW) of installed electrical generating capacity, being 1.9% of the current total UK generating capacity, and 14% of the UK's renewable energy generating capacity.
Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its rule for cooling water intakes under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, the race is on for more than 600 power plants and manufacturing facilities to comply. Right now, there is probably no better example in the water industry of how carefully choosing among compliance options can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings.
Ammonia is used as a cleaning and bleaching agent in the production of fertilizers, plastics, explosives, and many other products.
Sabine Pass, a large LNG refinery in the U.S., required a membrane desalination solution to cater to its extensive process water needs in order to produce a large amount of liquefied natural gas for export.
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.
Evaporative cooling towers are key components in the effective operation of plants in the electric power, industrial process and manufacturing industries.
Misinformation about WirelessHART networks prevails among many instrument engineers in the process industries. This article attempts to set the record straight by debunking seven myths about these networks.
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.
O’Brien, Texas is just one of thousands of small communities in the United States that struggle to find the resources to ensure that the water coming out of the tap is safe to drink. The recent budget proposal by the Trump administration will only make matters worse. Watch this documentary short produced by Tom Rosenberg and Earth Institute fellow Madison Condon details one shrinking town’s drinking water crisis.
How researchers at UC Merced are developing a better understanding of the three sources of water upon which California depends in order to adapt to the effects of environmental changes and make better use of this most precious of our natural resources.
Winemakers everywhere are discovering that pumping the juice through a Mazzei® macro aeration Wine Pump-over Venturi injector during fermentation aspirates a substantial amount of air/oxygen into the liquid. Mazzei Injectors are highly efficient, low cost devices for energizing fermentation. Watch Scott Laboratories’ video of the Mazzei Wine Pump-over Injector in action.
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.
At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.
After acquiring TELOG last year, Trimble has combined its traditional GIS/GPS navigation technology with TELOG’s remote monitoring solutions to create Trimble Unity, a smart network for monitoring water systems.
The Water Research Foundation recently facilitated a meeting between seven major water-related organizations such as AWWA, WEF and NAWC and the Department of Energy to discuss the energy, water and food nexus. Water Online Radio sat down with Beate Wright, Executive Director for the D.C. office of the Water Research Foundation, to understand the implications of the meeting.
With large parts of the country facing drought conditions, including California, Massachusetts, and Alabama, small communities and cities alike are facing increased water-energy nexus pressures.
The power sector looks to zero liquid discharge and taps municipal reclaimed water as a water reuse strategy.