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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?
    How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?

    People concerned about their water footprint often make an effort to turn the faucet off quickly, take shorter showers, and cut back on watering the lawn.

  • Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns
    Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns

    Election season is in full swing and while it may not be the “hottest” topic being debated amongst presidential candidates, the topic of water isn’t being ignored as we approach November. Several candidates have addressed the challenges plaguing water and wastewater systems nationwide.

  •  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.

  • Reducing Odor & Corrosion
    Reducing Odor & Corrosion

    Veolia faced the daunting challenge of managing two large WWTP’s as well as finding a better and more cost effective solution for odor and corrosion control.

  • Zero Liquid Waste At Nickel Mine
    Zero Liquid Waste At Nickel Mine

    The water treatment plant at the client’s site was designed not only to meet low level discharge requirements for overall environmental compliance but also to meet the regional discharge levels of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This initiative included strict discharge limits of mercury at 1.3 parts per trillion.

  • Weighing The Value Of Biosolids As Fertilizer
    Weighing The Value Of Biosolids As Fertilizer

    Wastewater treatment plants process tons and tons of sludge every year and they have to contend with the question of what to do with it. Increasingly, biosolids are looked at as an opportunity to help the planet.

  • Constant Sewage Spills Elimated At Sultan Qaboos University Station
    Constant Sewage Spills Elimated At Sultan Qaboos University Station

    Operators of a wastewater pumping station at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman were facing serious clogging issues, having to frequently lift the station’s pump and manually remove waste solids and grease build-up.Furthermore, as the station couldn’t handle the flow during peak hours, it was not unusual to have overflows that would reach the adjacent roads.

  • The Rio Pool – A Cautionary Aquatic Tale About How Fast Things Can Go Wrong And What You Can Do To Stop It From Happening To You
    The Rio Pool – A Cautionary Aquatic Tale About How Fast Things Can Go Wrong And What You Can Do To Stop It From Happening To You

    Tuesday, August 9, at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre started like many others have recently. Athletes and coaches were preparing to compete, fans were arriving to cheer on their countrymen/women, and event managers were working away at the thousand and one tasks that needed to happen at their facility so the world could watch a full day of world class swimming, diving and water polo.

  • De Nora Doubles Down On Innovation
    De Nora Doubles Down On Innovation

    With 29 locations, 1,600 employees and research facilities in Japan, Italy and the United States, DeNora is one of the largest disinfection and filtration companies in the world. As Gary Lohse, Regional Sales Manager for De Nora, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, the acquisition of the former Severn Trent manufacturing division coupled with De Nora’s product innovation strength is driving enhancements to some of the most respected brands in the water industry.

  • Piping Up About Chemical Resistance
    Piping Up About Chemical Resistance

    The lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI, brought more attention to the country’s piping systems than we’ve seen in a long time. Average Americans were questioning what exactly constitutes the water infrastructure below them and what that might mean for the water they enjoy in their homes.

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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.

NeoTech D222™ NeoTech D222™

The NeoTech D222™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

  • Established Routine: How To Sample For Unknown Contaminants
    Established Routine: How To Sample For Unknown Contaminants

    The U.S. EPA has updated its sampling guidance for determining and fighting against unknown contaminants in drinking water. Here’s why routine preparation can be a utility’s best friend in case of emergency.

  • The Legal Push For Direct Potable Reuse
    The Legal Push For Direct Potable Reuse

    Arizona is taking steps to allow for direct potable reuse throughout the drought-plagued state. With the practice legalized for wide use, its popularity around the world may rise.

  • A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    A Guide For Effective Utility Management

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  • Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change
    Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change

    With Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt helming the U.S. EPA, the National Rural Water Association sees an opportunity to free its members from burdensome regulations and change the perception of the country’s smallest water utilities.

  • 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.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • 5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal
    5 Burning Questions On Uranium And Radium Removal

    High levels of radionuclides (uranium/radium/etc.) in drinking water aren’t very common, but they are very dangerous. If you’ve long dealt with radionuclides, you’re familiar with the treatment requirements — but are you treating as cost effectively as possible?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Is Water Shortage The Next Big Short?
    Is Water Shortage The Next Big Short?

    At the end of The Big Short, a postscript stated that one of the story's protagonists, Dr. Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale), was now focused on investing in only one commodity: water. That got my attention.

  • Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation
    Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation

    For years, I’ve been standing on my deck in San Francisco, looking south to Silicon Valley for innovation in water efficiency. But I’m starting to realize that I might have been gazing in the wrong direction. Maybe I need to turn around and look north, over the spires of the Golden Gate Bridge, toward the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties, the hotbed of California’s newly legalized commercial cannabis production.

  • 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.

  • 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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