SOURCE WATER RESOURCES

  • With harmful algal blooms (HABs) being forecast to increase, in part due to the effects of climate change, more water systems can expect to face problematic cyanotoxin conditions more frequently and for more days per year. In its efforts to mitigate the negative effects of such increases, the U.S. EPA has enhanced its information resources for water utilities by issuing a new Cyanotoxins Preparedness and Response Toolkit (CPRT).

  • Increasing pressure on water resources has led to greater water scarcity and a growing demand for enough clean water. Many communities across the country have initiated, or are in the process of developing, centralized systems for planned water reuse. Water reuse is the concept of intentionally recycling, treating, and reusing alternative water sources. Federal government agencies and the water user community are coordinating their efforts to advance the adoption of water reuse and ensure the security, sustainability, and resilience of water resources. The National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) describes these collaborative actions.

  • PFAS is increasingly an issue for drinking water utilities. While regulations are a moving target — with a push for testing that includes more compounds and lower detection limits — more utilities are deciding to treat their source water. As treatment evolves, so do the means and methods of disposing spent material, which changes the cost comparison for two key technologies.

  • Making a film about water? Sign me up. When I heard that Xylem and Manchester City wanted to create a film about water challenges, I had to get involved. After all, I spent the better part of four years developing and directing a disaster movie called The Wave. I’m also from Norway, where water literally falls off the mountains. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about water, and then some. But then I learned more about the project and truly began to understand the incredible water challenges facing the world, the heroic work being done by utilities and the entire water sector, and why we simply must get the word out to the public about water.

  • Climate-linked droughts and water contamination are often overlooked. The private sector needs to do more to protect this precious resource.

  • Part of the fear of harmful algal blooms (HABs) derives as much from uncertainty as it does from actual cyanotoxin levels. Here is how a new, user-friendly technology is delivering precise, quantitative results to provide confidence sooner than other options — without the delays, expenses, guesswork, or more labor-intensive efforts of immunosorbent assay tests, test strips, or expensive liquid chromatography (LC) or mass spectrometry (MS) testing.

  • The impacts of cyanotoxins released from harmful algal blooms (HABs) are well documented. Unfortunately, researchers have yet to find reliable indicators of cyanotoxin presence vs. algal growth. That is why timely, accurate toxin monitoring is so important to water treatment and public health decision-makers, and why affected municipalities, utilities, and businesses need affordable plans to make it practical.

  • Water treatment plants (WTPs) that experience harmful algal blooms (HABs) in their source water have three critical opportunities to minimize the risk of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and cyanotoxins reaching their distribution systems: 1) quantifying the true level of risk, 2) adjusting treatment to minimize cyanotoxin exposure, and 3) removing the toxins. Here is how the right in-house detection technology can help them achieve all three.

  • When harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur, their negative effects can cause impacts on everything from recreational water activities to drinking water sourcing and treatment. Knowing the actual locations affected and accurate levels of exposure are the first steps to winning the battle. New technology now offers accurate answers, in-house, within 10 minutes — without the cost or delay of shipping samples out to third-party labs.

  • Adopting a cost-effective strategy for mitigating PFAS in highly contaminated environments, which can be as much as a million times more polluted than other water sources, tends to be overwhelming. The best way to combat the extreme PFAS at these locations as economically as possible is to develop a custom approach that takes every factor into account and isn’t beholden to any specific technology.

DRINKING WATER SOLUTIONS

  • MARINER OMNIPURE® Series M55 Marine Sewage System

    The MARINER OMNIPURE® Series M55 marine sewage treatment units offer a unique approach to wastewater treatment on smaller vessel, workboat and yacht applications. MARINER OMNIPURE Series M55 features a bulkhead mounting arrangement — a first of its kind — that provides safe and effective treatment of the wastewaters on board your vessel. The system results in discharge effluent quality well within the MEPC.159(55) requirements.

  • ETS-UV™ For Water Reuse

    Given the critical shortage of drinking water in many regions, advanced treatment and reuse of wastewater is becoming increasingly common as municipalities address water demands and shrinking supplies.

  • OPUS® Technology - Optimized Pretreatment and Unique Separation Technology

    OPUS technology combines a proprietary high rate chemical softening process, MULTIFLO, with filtration, ion exchange, and reverse osmosis operated at an elevated pH in single-pass or double-pass mode to generate high effluent water quality suitable for discharge, recycle or reuse.

  • TOC Reduction

    NeoTech Aqua Solutions provides the most efficient and cost-effective UV systems for destroying Total Organic Carbons (TOC’s) in water.  Whether your destroying NDMA, 1,4-dioxane, TCE, MTBE, urea, endocrine disruptors or other organics, only NeoTech Aqua provides ultraviolet TOC reduction with a treatment chamber optimized for low pressure mercury lamps.  As a result, NeoTech Aqua’s UV systems achieve a three times greater TOC reduction per kilowatt compared to standard UV systems, reducing our clients’ costs and energy consumption. In addition to efficiently generating ample 185 nm UV for TOC reduction, NeoTech Aqua’s TOC reduction systems also generate significant levels of 254 nm UV which serve as a powerful disinfectant, providing you both TOC-free and organism-free product water.

  • ReFlex™ Reverse Osmosis

    Desalitech's ReFlex Reverse Osmosis systems represent a new era of water treatment efficiency. With patented CCD technology, ReFlex systems guarantee maximum water savings and waste water reduction. Desalitech systems are making the best use of water resources, offering a recovery rate of up to 98 percent plus unmatched reliability and flexibility. ReFlex Reverse Osmosis typically reduces disposal costs by 50 percent to 75 percent and energy consumption by up to 35 percent.

  • Industrial Solutions and Services

    Veolia Water Technologies is a full service water management company dedicated to developing customer-specific solutions that reduce water consumption, effectively manage and treat wastewater, minimize water discharge and ensure environmental compliance.

DRINKING WATER VIDEOS

The new user interface for the Transcend Design Generator we’ve developed now allows non-experts to map their site and enter basic information. The software can make complex decisions that result in a complete project design engineering package.