WASTEWATER ANALYSIS RESOURCES

  • Infrastructure rarely makes headlines, but the severe devastation in Texas requires a blunt conversation about aging infrastructure in the U.S. In a strange coincidence, shortly after news and images from Texas shocked the world, ASCE published its 2021 Infrastructure Report Card highlighting the decrepit state of the nation’s infrastructure, and, for the first time, including a report card for stormwater management.

  • With freshwater sources depleting rapidly, treating and consuming wastewater seems to be the only option in the near future. As per a UN population fund released in 2001, it was estimated that the world will start facing water-related issues by 2050.

  • A community wastewater system can provide valuable information about public health conditions in an anonymous and rapidly accessible manner. One area where this is especially powerful is infectious diseases, which are shed into wastewater systems. In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific community has rapidly mobilized to determine if wastewater monitoring for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could be detected and quantified in wastewater streams and sludge.

  • Like many companies, when we launched our 2020 strategic plan in January, we had no idea what the year would hold. We will remember 2020 not only as a year of unprecedented challenges, but of resilience and innovation.

  • Of all the questions that I’ve been asked when speaking with prospective clients in wastewater treatment, the one that I can count on is:

  • Water treatment operators balance their time between a wide range of responsibilities. On any given day they could be preparing chemicals, performing maintenance and miscellaneous repairs, reviewing data, collecting samples, and running a variety of tests. In balancing these competing demands, some important duties might not get the time required to truly maximize benefits.

  • Sending samples out still requires a level of responsibility and competency. Follow these steps to ensure accurate water quality analysis.

  • Researchers around the world are testing wastewater for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in hopes that what goes down the drain can act as an early warning system for COVID-19 infections in communities.

  • EPA researchers are developing and applying methods for detecting different forms of the virus, including live, or infectious, virus and the genetic marker of the virus, its RNA, in wastewater. Standard, reproducible methods of detection are critical to accurately inform public health decisions. This research will focus on developing the best method for detection.

  • A paint manufacturer produces a wide range of paint products for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The products are manufactured in large batches of up to 10 tons. Before each batch is packaged and shipped, a number of tests are performed to ensure that the product meets strict quality control requirements. 

WASTEWATER ANALYSIS SOLUTIONS

  • Dioxin & PCB Analysis

    Testing for dioxins and PCBs in environmental samples can be challenging due to matrix effects and the need to be able to detect these compounds at very low levels. 

    The Dioxin and PCB analysis brochure covers a variety of topics:

    • Dioxin prep system for thorough cleanup with significant time-savings
    • ORBO™-1000 samplers for collecting dioxins/furans and PCBs from air
    • GC columns suitable for analysis of dioxins and PCBs
    • SupraSolv® high quality solvents for trace GC analysis
    • Certified reference materials and analytical standards for accurate analysis
  • TOC Monitoring In Process Return Condensate

    Industrial power plants or co-generation power plants utilize steam for industrial purposes other than power production.
    Part of the steam is extracted from the water steam cycle and used for specific manufacturing processes. Examples of such industrial steam usage are refining, pulp and paper production, brewing, district heating, sugar and rubber production and countless more. After the steam is used it will return to the water steam cycle as a return condensate.
    This is identified as the critical point. If a potentially contaminated condensate from external use is re-fed into the "clean" cycle this can cause critical chemistry issues and damages at major generation components.

    Since the steam generation plant and the industrial plant are typically managed separately and are controlled areas, the return condensate defines the transfer point where either party must ensure that values are meeting requirements.

  • Custom Water Panel Answers Multiple Water Questions

    From intake through flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection, water plants monitor and control a number of water quality parameters before going to distribution. Increasingly plant managers are recognizing the value of a final check on those parameters. A mid-size water system in the southeast was looking to pull together multiple measurements in a single panel. After reviewing off-the-shelf solutions, they realized there was nothing that met their requirements.

  • Wastewater Solutions

    Optimization of wastewater treatment plants, and sewage and stormwater networks to prevent events and automate processes. Water utility companies must ensure a safe, reliable and cost-effective service for citizens.

  • Remote Monitoring Solutions-As-A-Service

    This new program removes technology complexity by providing a turn-key solution for water and wastewater infrastructure monitoring, delivering data and intelligence to help utility managers address key challenges. Learn more about RMSaaS.

WASTEWATER ANALYSIS VIDEOS

The best systems are ones that are not just effective by design; importantly, they are employed to optimal effect. When it comes to treatment plant instrumentation and automation, it's essential that the volumes of data collected throughout the treatment process are easily understood and acted upon. In this video, Jack Roushey, Marketing Manager for the Flow Division of Siemens Process Instrumentation, talks about how Siemens addresses these challenges through their portfolio of process measurement and analytics systems. He discusses the advantages of digitalization, including digital twin technology, and how smart instruments can be leveraged to solve some of the industry's highest-level concerns, such as water quality and resiliency, while making it more simple than ever for operators.