Thousands of Florida residents joined together for a demonstration on Sunday conveying a commitment to clean water.
Vermont is bulking up its drinking water for PFAS by adding three substances to the warning.
Two businesses are being sued by the U.S. Attorney’s office for allegedly contaminating drinking water on Long Island.
The city of Newark is being sued over what an environmental group calls “dangerously high” lead levels in tap water.
Wastewater from breweries is creating pollution problems in Lake Champlain.
In March, the Pentagon provided its most comprehensive report to date on the scope water contamination caused by military bases.
How do we act on the data of previous 483s? What do we do with that data? Similar to the annual product reviews, we gather data on FDA observations, make graphs, and then … file it away. But there is an alternative.
Pump clogs cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and backed up lift stations that damage the environment. They also put the public health at risk and lead to regulatory fines for the utility.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) — of which the Terrence J. O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) is part of — has made a number of upgrades to its treatment process in recent years.
Since the launch of myTI—TransPerfect’s mobile experience for the Trial Interactive eTMF—I have heard rave reviews from clinical operations leaders and CRAs. The advantages of mobile technology for clinical operations are generating a lot of excitement, and rightfully so. In my collaboration with study teams during the development, release, and ongoing evolution of myTI, we encountered many thematic pain points that were ripe for a mobile solution.
The Leopold brand of Xylem has been providing the most efficient water and wastewater treatment filtration systems available since 1922. The Leopold difference – effectively backwashing 100 percent of the media.
In drinking water treatment’s ongoing battle between disinfection and disinfection byproducts (DBPs), most water utility customers are oblivious to the process. One thing they do notice, however, is when their water smells or tastes bad. Here are some insights that can help water treatment plant (WTP) operators deal with their internal concerns about DBPs and residual chlorine or ammonia levels, as well as their external concerns about customer perceptions of water quality.
For years, centralized water and wastewater treatment facilities have been the norm. Large treatment plants typically provided the most cost-effective solution, due to economies of scale. However, new technology is tipping the scales, as decentralized treatment solutions are providing improved treatment at reduced costs.
As capacity requirements change and grow, it is essential to have agility when modeling system expansions and their potential impacts on current collections assets. How can wastewater management systems be modeled to address all current and future hydraulic capacity needs?
The idea of the “paperless office” has traditionally been centered around cost and efficiency improvements. But in addition to reducing your line-item costs for paper, toner, and other printing expenses (if it’s in digital form), you can also move information faster.
Unexplored and emerging markets are an attractive prospect for biopharma companies looking to expand. But when it comes to ensuring success, what’s the wisest way to invest?
Nick Burns, director of water treatment technology for (the Americas region of) Black & Veatch, discusses the health concerns, current regulatory status, and documented presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), also sometimes called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in drinking water supplies — as determined by sampling under the U.S. EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3).
By now, just about everyone in the U.S. has heard about Flint, Michigan’s water woes. Despite the many issues raised by that incident, urban water systems are not the sole reason the 2017 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the U.S. drinking water infrastructure an overall “D” grade. Hidden within that disheartening rating are the harsh realities faced by rural water systems.
It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?
PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?
Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?
Most industries are required to remove contaminants from wastewater systems before discharge to a receiving stream or municipal facility. Depending on the industry, contaminants may be numerous or difficult to treat. Finding the most effective, cost-efficient treatment method is critical for both business and the environment.
A tailored mobile experience tailored could streamline and simplify the clinical trial process using our own personal mobile devices to get documents quickly and safely into the TMF in real time while the CRAs are at the investigative site.
This article is intended to highlight inconsistencies in testing elastomer vial stoppers — and to drive the collaborative development of a more sensitive, harmonized particle count method.
In recent years, hollow fiber membrane degassing modules have become an ideal option for CO2 removal when compared to harmful, costly chemicals and bulky deaerating towers.
Wax products producer achieves 99% efficiency using Tri-Mer Dust Collection Equipment.
In 2017, Orlando residents saw firsthand the negative effects of what could happen when a construction crew caused a major water main break downtown. Not only did the leak become an inconvenience for the city, but it also was expensive to repair.
There is little doubt about the importance of taking turbidity readings as part of drinking water treatment. However, there are certain misperceptions about the associated requirements and procedures needed to confirm the validity of those readings. The major points of confusion seem to revolve around perception of the terms “approved,” “calibration,” and “validation.” Here is a quick synopsis on what you really need to know about meeting U.S. EPA Method 180.1: Determination of Turbidity by Nephelometry for accurate turbidity readings.
This guide will help lab managers understand risks and best practices as they develop training for CO2 incubator users and establish a preventive maintenance program and setup criteria.
Microbiological contamination is at the top of the CDMO threat list. A CDMO needs to have clearly defined procedures and allow client access to data.
Jet aeration systems are extremely efficient due to their high alpha factor and clean water oxygen transfer performance. Proper start-up, operation, and maintenance will ensure reliable service and a long life.
In the Semiconductor industry, raw water is treated in two steps; the first treatment is used to produce “make-up water” and the second phase involves turning make-up water into ultrapure water. This ultrapure water is then used for the final rinsing of fabricated wafers.
Potable reuse of wastewater has gone by many different names, some of them unflattering, like “toilet to tap.” Despite the clear benefits of water reuse, this so-called “ick factor” has slowed the adoption of technology that can transform wastewater into drinking water.
Over the past decade, there has been a considerable effort in the water sector to address industry shortcomings through collaboration. And perhaps there’s been no greater initiative to try to help water utility managers in their day-to-day and future planning than the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Initiative.
Keeping on schedule and showing up on time for service calls are important tasks for companies in the field service industry. By fulfilling these tasks efficiently, companies will boost their customer satisfaction and improve their daily productivity. In an effort to help, let's discuss how smart scheduling improves field service workflows.
Beyond Independence Day or Veterans Day, it's always a great time to thank our nation's veterans for their service and reflect on the sacrifices they and their families have made on our behalf. This year, it's also a great time to add a plea — and an opportunity — for further service in the defense of our country: to take the skills they learned in the military and apply them to the water industry.
Automated metering systems (AMSs) or “smart meters” can provide valuable data for electric and water utilities. Data analytics can be used to improve customer service, boost conservation, monitor the system, and even forecast demand. An ultimate goal might be to eventually monitor everything from streetlight intensity to fire hydrants.
Steve Katz, Market Development Manager at SUEZ, explains how water reuse is being looked at differently today than it was even five years ago. Meanwhile, the stresses on water supply — increasing demand from industry and population growth, often in the face of drought — become more pressing with each passing year. Fortunately, water reuse is on the rise as public perception shifts and treatment technology advances.