WASTEWATER

Smart Water: Remote Sensing
Smart Water: Remote Sensing

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.

WASTEWATER CASE STUDIES AND WHITEPAPERS

  • Above And Beyond: Oxidation Ditch Plant Expansion Comes With Host Of Benefits
    Above And Beyond: Oxidation Ditch Plant Expansion Comes With Host Of Benefits The Steep Bank/Flat Bank wastewater treatment plant located in Missouri City, TX was originally designed in 2000 but within several years, the city needed to double the treatment capacities of the facility. By Greg Harding, Aeration Industries International
  • Treatment Of Produced Water By Electrocoagulation
    Treatment Of Produced Water By Electrocoagulation

    Produced water (PW) is salty water trapped in the reservoir rock and brought up along with oil or gas during production. It subsists under high pressures and temperatures, and usually contains hydrocarbons and metals. Therefore, it must be treated before being discharged to surface water. Different techniques are being used to treat PW through phase separations, system control and design, and chemical treatments. In this paper, we discuss our experimental results on treating PW through electrocoagulation (EC).

  •  3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flowmeters
    3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flowmeters

    Ever since Coriolis flow measurement technology achieved mainstream appeal, industry has been fervently striving to take advantage of its benefits. And while Coriolis is clearly a highly advantageous solution for many crucial flow measurement applications, it is not without flaw.

  • Stormwater Management - Cog Moors Wastewater Treatment Works, South Wales (Case Study)
    Stormwater Management - Cog Moors Wastewater Treatment Works, South Wales (Case Study)

    Wales is said to be wetter throughout the year than Northern Ireland and England, and is known for intense rainfall activity. Therefore, effectively treating and managing the country’s substantial stormwater runoff is of utmost importance. It’s also subject to increased scrutiny from governing bodies.

  • Case Study: Gorman-Rupp Addresses Concerns For Higher Head, Greater Flow Through Research & Development Increasingly, end users in the construction, industrial and wastewater markets are realizing the need for higher heads or to pump liquids greater distances, over challenging topography. Professional Engineers and municipal designers have previously had little choice but to overextend pump performance limits of conventional self-priming centrifugal trash pumps, potentially shortening the life of the pump and risking safety issues in the process. By The Gorman-Rupp Company
  • FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation
    FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation

    Stricter environmental policies and regulations worldwide are changing how industry approaches all aspects of business. Likewise, EU (European Union) environmental policies governing air, soil, and water quality have become progressively stringent.

    These policy changes affect the power industry’s balance of meeting growing European energy demands with compliance to environmental standards. In order to conform with EU standards specific for flue gas, a coalfired generation plant (at the time owned by Endesa, Italia, S.p.A.) in Monfalcone, Italy, undertook the measure of installing a state-of-the-art FGD (flue gas desulfurization) system at their facility. This system would remove SO2 (sulfur dioxide) from the emissions for the 336 MW coal-fired power station.

  • Predictive Flood Modeling: A Course For The Future
    Predictive Flood Modeling: A Course For The Future

    In a recent keynote speech at Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), Innovyze CEO Colby Manwaring took the stage to address the current state of flood modeling techniques. The story? We can do better.

  • Improved Pump And Seal Reliability When And Where It Really Counts
    Improved Pump And Seal Reliability When And Where It Really Counts

    The City of Chester, IL was getting only about 6 months life out of the mechanical seals in their former non-clog lift station pumps. While replacing seals twice per year was difficult and expensive, the more serious problem occurred when the seals failed with the Mississippi River at flood stage and with the sealed lift station underwater.

  • White Paper: Biologically Engineered BioFilm Modifications For The Enhancement Of Collection System Transformations And Impacts On BNR Wastewater Treatment
    White Paper: Biologically Engineered BioFilm Modifications For The Enhancement Of Collection System Transformations And Impacts On BNR Wastewater Treatment Increased influent RBCOD and heterotrophic plate counts coincided with the start of bioaugmentation in this study. Observed influent sulfide levels were also lower during bioaugmentation
  • Improving Flow Measurement Accuracy With Flow Conditioners
    Improving Flow Measurement Accuracy With Flow Conditioners

    When looking for a way to reduce plant operating costs, one of the potentially simplest and often least expensive solutions is to measure liquid and gas flow more accurately. Plant upgrade projects that focus on the continuous improvement of flow measurement and control can trim overall production costs by eliminating waste and reducing maintenance costs.

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WASTEWATER PRODUCTS

ecoSep  Below Grade Oil/Water Separator     ecoSep Below Grade Oil/Water Separator
ecoSep is a cost-effective below grade oil/water separation unit that can help keep water clean from oil contaminates
VertiCel® Wastewater Treatment Systems VertiCel® Wastewater Treatment Systems

The VertiCel® system is superior to other aeration technologies because it saves energy and space, while producing an unparalleled effluent quality. It is ideally suited for wastewater treatment plants with process flows above two million gallons per day. The VertiCel® tanks in series design consists of an aerated-anoxic tank followed by an aerobic tank. 

Alkagen® Solution - Odor and Corrosion Control Alkagen® Solution - Odor and Corrosion Control

Alkagen® Solution is a fast-acting pH shift technology that effectively controls odors and corrosion in wastewater systems.  This unique, proven product is environmentally safe and uses a combination of alkaline and nitrate technologies to remove and prevent hydrogen sulfide.  Alkagen solution also reduces the impact of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in the system while providing a beneficial alkaline supplement for the treatment plant.

MBD™ Modular Brine Crystallization System MBD™ Modular Brine Crystallization System

Evaporation is an effective and reliable method to treat wastewaters that contain relatively high concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS).

Lamella EcoFlow® Inclined Plate Settler Lamella EcoFlow® Inclined Plate Settler

The Lamella® is the original inclined plate gravity settler. Introduced by Parkson in 1971, it has been the industry standard for this technology.

Capital Controls® Gas Feed Systems Series 3700 Capital Controls® Gas Feed Systems Series 3700

Capital Controls® Series 3700 Skid Mounted Gas Feed Systems are complete, pre-engineered packages which are factory assembled for easy, economical installation and operation.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER

  • Pride And Prejudice: A Philadelphia (Water Department) Story
    Pride And Prejudice: A Philadelphia (Water Department) Story

    Recently, I had the opportunity to tour a unique and innovative facility, the Bureau of Lab Services (BLS), the “water quality heartbeat of the Philadelphia Water Department” (PWD), as described by BLS director Gary Burlingame.

  • Benefits Of Remote Access To Primary Wastewater Treatment
    Benefits Of Remote Access To Primary Wastewater Treatment

    A real-world, industrial application of remote process monitoring proves that a little technology can go a long way in terms of cost savings and process improvement.

  • Innovative Water Use In An Urban Setting
    Innovative Water Use In An Urban Setting

    Rather than waiting on water scarcity and reacting to a crisis, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is forging its own future, and that of others, by blazing a trail of water-reuse practice and policy.

  • Integration Of CFD Modeling In Wastewater Treatment Design
    Integration Of CFD Modeling In Wastewater Treatment Design

    This overview of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling for wastewater treatment plant design reveals how it is applied to different system components, as well as why (i.e., the benefits) and when (in the design process) it should be applied.

  • From Australia To California, Log Reduction Credits For MBR Systems
    From Australia To California, Log Reduction Credits For MBR Systems

    Jon Loveland, Global Practice Leader - Alternative Water Supply at Black & Veatch, shares insight on a major development for membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems and potable reuse.

  • Is There A Cure For Wastewater’s Summertime Blues?
    Is There A Cure For Wastewater’s Summertime Blues?

    As we approach the hottest months of the year, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators face a range of challenges arising from elevated summer temperatures. With all due respect to Eddie Cochran, this article outlines some of the cures — or at least preventive steps and countermeasures — for wastewater treatment’s “summertime blues.”

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WASTEWATER VIDEOS

EPA White Board: Clean Water Act Rule Proposal Explained

In this White Board video, EPA Deputy Chief of Staff Arvin Ganesen explains what EPA's Clean Water Act rule proposal is all about, and what it means to you.

Urban Green - Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility

City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma construct a Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility in Point Defiance Park.

Shining a Light on Stormwater (Video) Shining a Light on Stormwater (Video)

This video tells the story of how the community of East Bayfront converted an industrial area into a beautiful park that also acts as a neighborhood-wide stormwater treatment system, and what role the TrojanUVFit plays in the treatment train.

Adam Ruins Everything -- Why Flushable Wipes Aren't Flushable

Adam explains why the toilet paper industry's recent advertising ploy is clogging our drains.

Video: OPTIMASS Video: OPTIMASS
OPTIMASS the new family of Coriolis mass flowmeters is now improving performance in more applications for more customers than ever before.
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