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  • Air Force Has Five-Year Plan To Address PFC Contamination
    Air Force Has Five-Year Plan To Address PFC Contamination

    The Air Force has acknowledged plans for addressing the higher-than-normal concentrations of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, that a base near Colorado Springs sent into the city’s sewer system as frequently as three times a year.

  • Streams, Mining Waste Rule Slashed By GOP
    Streams, Mining Waste Rule Slashed By GOP

    Using fast-track procedures, Congress killed an Obama administration regulation aimed at protecting streams from mining waste earlier this month.

  • North Pole Water System Expanded After Sulfolane Spill
    North Pole Water System Expanded After Sulfolane Spill

    The city of North Pole, AK, has plans to expand its water system to cover residents affected by a major sulfolane spill at a former refinery.

  • Vermont Lawmakers Debate PFOA Liability
    Vermont Lawmakers Debate PFOA Liability

    Vermont lawmakers are debating who should pick up the cost of ensuring clean drinking water after a contamination event.

  • New York Senators Ask For Help With 1,4-Dioxane Contamination
    New York Senators Ask For Help With 1,4-Dioxane Contamination

    Last month, both U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand signaled for the U.S. EPA to “prioritize and accelerate” the risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane, a potential carcinogen found in 71 percent of Long Island water supply systems.

  • Virginia’s New Industry Tests State’s Nutrient Pollution Caps
    Virginia’s New Industry Tests State’s Nutrient Pollution Caps

    A $2 billion paper and fertilizer plant is currently under construction near Richmond and is considered to be the first of its kind. Not only is it the first U.S. venture for a Chinese company but it is also the first project to test Virginia’s ability to add new industrial facilities to the Chesapeake Bay watershed while maintaining pollution caps set for the James River.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • Why Water Infrastructure Should Be The Priority
    Why Water Infrastructure Should Be The Priority

    This article is in support of the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign — a national online movement to raise awareness about the value of water and water infrastructure. See more articles on AMERICAN’s Imagine a Day Without Water home page.

  • Melaka Gets Tough On Non Revenue Water Loss And Claims Two Awards With Outstanding Results
    Melaka Gets Tough On Non Revenue Water Loss And Claims Two Awards With Outstanding Results

    Melaka is a relatively small state on the southwest side of the Malay Peninsula with a city so rich in history and beauty that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a population around 850,000, the Melaka Water Company Ltd. (SAMB) manages roughly 270,000 service connections for commercial and residential customers.

  • Accessing Innovation Through Research And Development
    Accessing Innovation Through Research And Development

    Where there’s a problem, there’s a solution. Sometimes it just takes a little ingenuity to get there. When you’re in the business of providing solutions to municipal and industrial water resource recovery utilities, then it’s helpful to invest in ingenuity.

  • How To Slash Energy Costs With Optimized Aeration Control
    How To Slash Energy Costs With Optimized Aeration Control

    Utilities are under constant pressure to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements, and improve sustainability. Finding the best way to meet these goals is a constant challenge. Endress+Hauser has been helping water and wastewater utilities achieve their objectives for many years, and spoke with Water Online to discuss how to save
    energy in today’s wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More
    Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More

    The turning point for Rudy Engert came when Georgia ran out of water. Faced with severe water shortages, the state was literally weeks away from water rationing. Engert decided it was time to think about the water and wastewater industry differently.

  • Maximizing EDI With Liqui-Cel
    Maximizing EDI With Liqui-Cel

    Electrodeionization (EDI) is a cutting-edge water treatment process that is now used all over the world. While it’s become the solution of choice for countless operations, it’s not exactly worry-free to utilize. When complications arise with performance optimization, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

  • Siemens Is Doing Its Part In Maintaining Drinking Water Purity
    Siemens Is Doing Its Part In Maintaining Drinking Water Purity

    Lead in drinking water has become a very visible issue of considerable concern over the last few months.  While municipalities across America have been scrutinizing the quality of their drinking water, it should at least be some consolation that manufacturers of measurement instrumentation have taken serious steps to assure that they are not contributing to the problems that have been encountered.

  • In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
    In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

    To increase capacity within the existing footprint of a wastewater treatment facility in Michigan, two existing tanks were converted to aeration tanks with pure-oxygen aeration provided by Praxair’s In-Situ Oxygenation (I-SOTM) System.

  • A Visual Guide To Troubleshooting Your Valves
    A Visual Guide To Troubleshooting Your Valves

    Water management professionals know all too well that problems arise — usually sometime after 2 a.m., or just as you’re walking out the door for a holiday weekend. No matter how well-prepared you are, or how sophisticated your system, sometimes you’re going to run into challenges. It’s simply the nature of the industry. When you experience an issue with your valves (especially when they’re failing to open or close as expected) your first instinct is to call the factory for support. While some cases may require factory assistance, this isn’t always the most efficient solution.

  •  ATP And DNA – Who’s On First?
    ATP And DNA – Who’s On First?

    As some of you may have heard, LuminUltra has partnered with Microbe Detectives to offer DNA testing services to the drinking water and wastewater industries. So “Who’s on First?” (pun intended); simply put, the partnership’s combined technologies tell you who is in a given water or wastewater sample, and how much is in that sample.

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SOURCE WATER CONTAMINATION PRODUCTS

PFOA And PFOS Remediation PFOA And PFOS Remediation

Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Treatment.

ReFleX™ Efficiency ReFleX™ Efficiency

For both disinfection and TOC-reduction applications, NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ patented ReFleX™ UV chamber technology represents the state-of-the-art in high-efficiency UV systems by reflecting over 99% of the UV we generate back into the water.

Disinfection Series Disinfection Series

The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

Patriot™ Series Patriot™ Series

NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ Patriot Series utilizes D438 chamber technology in a stacked and manifolded configuration to support larger flow volumes. By integrating NeoTech Aqua’s patented ReFleX chamber technology, Patriot systems provide the most efficient and versatile UV water treatment equipment available for large volume users. Further, when configured as an n+1 design, the NeoTech Aqua’s Patriot systems meet most redundancy requirements.

TOC Reduction 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.

NeoTech CU-4 X™ NeoTech CU-4 X™

The NeoTech CU4-X™ UV Water Treatment Control Interface is a remote and compact master controller capable of managing up to four NeoTech ultraviolet water treatment chambers independently and simultaneously.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

  • What To Take Away From The CCL 4
    What To Take Away From The CCL 4

    The U.S. EPA’s latest roster of concerning drinking water contaminants offers clues into what may be threatening consumers and the regulations that come next.

  • In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety
    In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety

    A U.S. EPA “call to action” for improving drinking water seems to lay the groundwork for the new president to address public health.

  • What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA
    What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA

    Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS have emerged as the contaminants of greatest concern for many consumers. While the U.S. EPA has issued a health advisory with limits on the chemicals, some affected communities wonder if their restrictions go far enough. So, what is an acceptable amount of PFOA in your drinking water?

  • The Problem With Road Salt
    The Problem With Road Salt

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  • 5 Red Flags For Chloramination
    5 Red Flags For Chloramination

    Many drinking water utilities have made or are considering the switch from chlorine to chloramine to avoid regulated disinfection byproducts. However, the Water Research Foundation warns that chloramination presents its own set of problems.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

  • What’s In Your Water?
    What’s In Your Water?

    When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.

  • The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control
    The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.

  • ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?
    ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?

    There have been many publications lately that claim universal appeal of the ORP sensors and their applicability across the board. This concerns me, because the authors sometimes forget to mention some well-known practical limitations of the method, let alone the realities of water treatment applications potentially influencing the sensor performance.

  • Preparing For Algae Season
    Preparing For Algae Season

    For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    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.

  • How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2
    How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2

    The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

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