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  • Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day
    Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day

    Saturday, March 24th was a busy day at the Brightwater Clean-Water Treatment Facility in Woodinville, WA, just outside Seattle. The Utility’s Education and Community Center was full of family-oriented science experiments and art projects with organized tours of the wastewater treatment plant taking place throughout the day. All in recognition of International World Water Day which had occurred two days before.

  • The Benefits of Warning Your Clients About Price Increases
    The Benefits of Warning Your Clients About Price Increases

    It’s that time of year again; reviewing contracts and sweating over the fact of having to notify clients about pricing changes. Why do we get so concerned? Other industries have no issues with raising prices — think of the increases we have come to know on a yearly basis including electric, cable, water, and property taxes to name just a few. However, our increases usually come with improvement of our services yet we still worry about customer’s reactions. Luckily, I have some good news: It’s time to stop worrying because there are more benefits than downsides of warning our clients about price increases.

  • City Validates Innovative Reuse Treatment Options Without RO
    City Validates Innovative Reuse Treatment Options Without RO

    Hollywood, Florida’s 55.5 MGD Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWWTP) treats wastewater from Hollywood and six neighboring municipalities in the southern region of Broward County. Florida’s outfall rule requires the city to begin a process to largely eliminate the use of its ocean outfall and implement 20.4 MGD of additional reuse on an annual basis.

  • New Smart Water Network Provides Perfect Harmony At Nashville Metro Water Services
    New Smart Water Network Provides Perfect Harmony At Nashville Metro Water Services

    Providing clean drinking water to its citizens since the early 1800s, Nashville’s city government has a deep-rooted history in the water industry. Today, Nashville Metro Water Services (MWS) serves more than 191,000 customers in Nashville and surrounding counties.

  • Municipal Wastewater Provides A Solution For A Major Chemical Processing Plant
    Municipal Wastewater Provides A Solution For A Major Chemical Processing Plant

    Water scarcity is requiring large industrial plants to investigate conservation options, including reuse of municipal wastewater effluent, in order to grow sustainably while meeting increased demands for fresh water make-up.

  • Asset Lifecycle Information Management For Water And Wastewater Networks
    Asset Lifecycle Information Management For Water And Wastewater Networks

    Water and wastewater leaders are unsung heroes. Clean, safe water is essential to human life and to the well-being of the environment, yet it is grossly underfunded. Limited resources lead to deferred maintenance and difficult decisions.

  • Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition
    Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition

    While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is seeing numerous benefits today.

  • For Pierre, South Dakota, ALPHA's Single-Bolt Install Is the 'Way to Go'
    For Pierre, South Dakota, ALPHA's Single-Bolt Install Is the 'Way to Go'

    Add Pierre, South Dakota, to the rapidly growing list of early adopters of AMERICAN Flow Control’s valves and hydrants with ALPHA restrained joint ends. Introduced last year, ALPHA saves labor, time and money.

  • AI, Digital Twins And IoT To Drive The Service Sector Toward A Data-Driven 2018
    AI, Digital Twins And IoT To Drive The Service Sector Toward A Data-Driven 2018

    With an explosive growth in new technologies to gather and use data to optimize service delivery this will be at the heart of driving the service industry in 2018. IoT in combination with digital twins, AI-powered service organizations and equipping users to service their own assets are key trends impacting the service industry, predicts Mark Brewer, IFS Global Industry Director for Service Management.

  • 5 Ways To Make Food Industry Accounting Easier
    5 Ways To Make Food Industry Accounting Easier

    Finance and accounting aren’t everyone’s favorite topics, but they matter tremendously in the food industry. In order for an organization to have success, it’s imperative they understand how to stay organized, minimize costs, and steer clear of financial issues. This article offers five tips and tricks leading organizations in the food industry rely on to maximize their resources.

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UV Technologies UV Technologies

Almost 30 years ago, Calgon Carbon introduced one of the first advanced ultraviolet (UV) oxidation processes to remediate contaminated groundwater. Then soon after, Calgon Carbon became the first company to adapt the technology to cost-effectively inactivate pathogens in surface water. These breakthroughs have established Calgon Carbon as a world leader in the use of UV technology for disinfection and oxidation to treat drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, process water and ballast water.

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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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency
    ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency

    The task of managing the quantity and quality of potable water is unimaginable without online instrumentation to help water utilities to measure, treat and deliver drinking water to consumers. ABB’s Aztec 600 colorimetric and ion-selective electrode (ISE) analyzers have been designed to measure the key parameters that affect water quality – aluminium, iron, manganese, phosphate, color, ammonia and fluoride.

  • Treatment Alternatives For PFCs
    Treatment Alternatives For PFCs

    Over the past two years, no groundwater issue has perhaps received as much community focus and attention as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS, often referred to as perflourinated compounds (PFCs). The U.S. EPA issued a health advisory, limiting the amount of these compounds to 70 parts/trillion which kicked off a nationwide evaluation of local water sources.

  • How To Weigh Your Options For Arsenic Removal
    How To Weigh Your Options For Arsenic Removal

    Arsenic is among the most well-known, and most feared, drinking water contaminants. Finding its way into water supplies through natural and man-made avenues, the carcinogen poses particular obstacles to those operations responsible for treating it. To get a grasp on those obstacles and the technologies that can best overcome them, Water Online spoke with De Nora Water Technologies.

  • 5 Considerations When Changing From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection
    5 Considerations When Changing From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection

    Surprise objects in food, and the anger and fear they create, can turn into viral news faster than you can say “recall!” Here are five considerations when upgrading from metal detection to X-Ray inspection.

  • Direct Heat Versus Water Jacket CO2 Incubators
    Direct Heat Versus Water Jacket CO2 Incubators

    CO2 incubators enable the necessary environmental control and isolate cell cultures from external conditions and contamination. Which one is the best fit for your research?

  • Marine Water Treatment For Oil & Gas: Intentional Maintenance Programs Prevent Violations And Loss Of Revenue
    Marine Water Treatment For Oil & Gas: Intentional Maintenance Programs Prevent Violations And Loss Of Revenue

    Oil and gas companies, whether in coastal or offshore settings, use water in various stages of production and for drinking and sanitary purposes. Process water, feed water and wastewater requires disinfection and filtration treatment prior to use, reclamation or discharge. Intentional maintenance is critical to safe, effective, and long-lasting marine water treatment equipment.

  • UV Oxidation For Dummies
    UV Oxidation For Dummies

    As regulatory requirements become more stringent, utilities and businesses look for more effective ways to remove contaminants. Technological improvements in water treatment include various forms of advanced oxidation processes. Calgon Carbon is a global leader in the activated carbon industry with complementary expertise in ultraviolet light (UV) technology. Water Online interviewed Steven Day, Director Product Management/Marketing, to find out more about UV oxidation and how the technology can help to improve water quality.

  • Project Profile: Norfolk Southern Railroad Treats Stormwater Pond With ETS-UV™ Disinfection System For Dust Suppression Use
    Project Profile: Norfolk Southern Railroad Treats Stormwater Pond With ETS-UV™ Disinfection System For Dust Suppression Use

    Norfolk Southern has a history of nearly two centuries of service that has linked communities and customers to the marketplace of the world. The railway company operates approximately 20,000 miles of rails and serves every major container port in the eastern United States while providing connections to other rail carriers.

  • Cape Breton Gets Tough On NRW And Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water With The Installation Of Just One Automatic Flushing Unit
    Cape Breton Gets Tough On NRW And Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water With The Installation Of Just One Automatic Flushing Unit

    The Cape Breton Regional Municipal (CBRM) Water Utility in Nova Scotia supplies potable water to a population of 81,000, which is distributed over 478 miles (770 km) of pipeline. To do this, they operate, maintain and manage 5 water treatment plants, 6 pumping stations, 11 water storage tanks, 8 sources of supply, 2,900 fire hydrants, 28,700 water meters and thousands of valves.

  • How To Fine-Tune Corrosion Prevention In Your Collection System
    How To Fine-Tune Corrosion Prevention In Your Collection System

    Many utility managers have experienced infrastructure failures caused by corrosion in the collection system — corrosion that leads to sewer collapses, weakened wet wells, and control system failures. These issues are often not addressed until complaints about overflows or odors are received from regulators or customers.

  • Southern California Water District Reduces Polymer Usage 30% With PolyBlend® Polymer Activation System
    Southern California Water District Reduces Polymer Usage 30% With PolyBlend® Polymer Activation System

    Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD), located in southern California’s Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego, provides drinking water and wastewater services to over 165,000 residents and businesses. SMWD approached UGSI Solutions about a PolyBlend® Polymer Activation System trial at their 3 A Water Reclamation Plant.

  • Addressing Placebo Response, Therapeutic Misconceptions And Expectations
    Addressing Placebo Response, Therapeutic Misconceptions And Expectations

    Improving outcomes in clinical trials and reducing the trend toward high placebo response across different therapeutic areas requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders.

  • Thermal Flow Meter Helps Semiconductor Manufacturer Solve Boiler Fuel Gas Mystery for Multi-Building Campus
    Thermal Flow Meter Helps Semiconductor Manufacturer Solve Boiler Fuel Gas Mystery for Multi-Building Campus

    When the plant team at a large semiconductor manufacturer in the northwestern region of the U.S. found its boilers were consuming an unusually large quantity of natural gas, the numbers simply didn’t add up. Something mysterious was going on with the boilers, which incorrectly showed gas consumption above plant permit levels, and this situation would eventually cause regulatory reporting problems later on.

  • Integrated Membrane Facility In The City Of Delaware, Ohio
    Integrated Membrane Facility In The City Of Delaware, Ohio

    To better comply with the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) the City of Delaware (Ohio) piloted Torayfil hollow-fiber PVDF membrane modules to treat surface water for their 7.2 mgd full-scale facility. After significant review of the data, cost, and other factors, the City and URS selected Toray to utilize in the full scale design. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • A More Efficient Approach To EPA Stage 2 DBP Compliance
    A More Efficient Approach To EPA Stage 2 DBP Compliance

    Everyone wants pathogen-free drinking water, and adding chlorine is a great way to get it. Unfortunately, the dirtier a water treatment plant (WTP)’s raw water inflow — in terms of natural organic matter (NOM) or microbial organisms — the more disinfection byproducts (DBPs) the chlorination process will generate in the form of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Those DBPs increase the risk of non-compliance with the U.S. EPA’s Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rules. Choosing the right instrumentation to measure NOM through spectral absorption coefficients (SACs) can have a big impact on treatment strategies — in terms of both costs and compliance performance.

  • Orchestrating Corrosion Control With Phosphate Analyzers
    Orchestrating Corrosion Control With Phosphate Analyzers

    As with so many other drinking water treatment processes, corrosion control demands a delicate balance among multiple factors. From the water-purifying chlorine that increases corrosion risk, to alternative strategies that reduce corrosion — using either elevated pH or phosphates — keeping corrosion under control requires sound strategy and reliable execution. Here are several approaches to addressing those conditions, along with options for better, more effective corrosion control.

  • DEPOLOX® 700 M Analyzer For Potable Water

    The DEPOLOX® 700 M is designed for measurement and limited control tasks in the drinking and process water industry. The analyzer can incorporate up to six well proven measurement parameters: free chlorine, total chlorine, pH, oxidation reduction potential, conductivity and temperature.

  • Advances In Upstream Technologies Reduce Viral-Contamination Risks
    Advances In Upstream Technologies Reduce Viral-Contamination Risks

    Multilayered approach includes virus-resistant CHO cell lines, advanced filtration technologies, and careful raw material selection.

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