In the past several years, Aquarion Water Company had been monitoring their system’s THM formation and attempting to lower them through treatment and distribution system changes. Aquarion engineers decided that reducing THM formation in the Laurel High Service Clearwell at the Stamford Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would eliminate concerns of elevated THM formation in the distribution system served by the WTP.
In an effort to lower operational costs and extend the life of the dewatering centrifuge, operators in Springboro, OH, began to look at the polymer activation equipment in use at the plant. The Polyblend® M-Series emulsion polymer activation systems had been in steady operation for over 10 years. The equipment still performed reliably, but operators were interested in ways to achieve greater efficiency. They were aware of the new Polyblend® Magnum mix chamber, with its enhanced two-zone mixing energy.
The Hagerstown Wastewater Treatment Plant in Maryland incorporated several plant modifications, one of which was the conversion of their disinfection process from the use of ozone to UV.
The Lariana Depur wastewater treatment plant in Fino Mornasco, Italy, treats wastewater from multiple textile manufacturers in the Como region, known as the heart of the textile industry. Since 1994, ozone has been used effectively as a polisher to remove the dark blue-purple color — the result of the dyes used in the textile dyeing and printing process — from the water.
Installing and operating an ozone oxidation system for wastewater remediation at a gold mine located in a remote region of Alaska is full of challenges.
Chatsworth Water Works Commission provides both water and wastewater services to the 5,000 residents of the cities of Chatsworth and Eton, GA.
In April 2013, City Utilities started up three Microclor Model MC‐1500 skid systems, each rated at 1,500 pounds per day of free available chlorine.
The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) operates the water and wastewater systems for the capital of Wyoming which has a population of more than 63,000. Located in the fast growing Front Range Urban Corridor, BOPU is challenged by growth, periodic water scarcity and aging infrastructure.
In 2017, a municipal water treatment plant was commissioning a new elevated tank. The tank had been cleaned, flushed and disinfected, but initial test results indicated unacceptable water quality. After a second cleaning, the tank was refilled and water samples were sent to the lab for follow-up testing.
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.
Significant innovation had occurred in the 17 years since the TrojanUV4000™ was installed at the Murfreesboro Water Resource Recovery Facility. Advancements associated with system efficacy, simplified maintenance, and energy efficiency had been introduced, all of which correlate to cost savings. Such advancements can all be found in the TrojanUVSigna™ – the UV system that was selected for the upgrade.
After a 17-year run, a plant’s UV disinfection system was limping toward the finish line. The city needed to identify a replacement UV system that fit into the same channel, offered lower power consumption, and contained a practical ease of maintenance to reduce the amount of labor consumed on the equipment. The new system requires dramatically less power to run while simultaneously streamlining upkeep.
AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in UV-C LED disinfection systems, has been wholly acquired by Nikkiso America, Inc in a cash deal. With over a half century of product development, Nikkiso has provided original technologies to a range of industries, including medical, aviation, life sciences, and microelectronics.
The open access article for the June 2015 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) examines biopolymers production by mixed culture and their applications in water and wastewater treatment.
The Swedish ozone generator manufacturer Primozone has been elected to join the American Water Works Association’s ozone standards committee.
Neptune-Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems, ETS-UV disinfection systems, and Lawson Aquatics components, is a proud to be chosen to supply their award-winning Defender® aquatic filtration system to the Lotte World Gimhae Waterpark in South Korea.
NOV just completed a joint industry project with the aim to verify and demonstrate installation- and performance aspects of a full-scale Seabox subsea water treatment module in a realistic subsea environment.
Ecolab Textile Care has signed an exclusive global agreement with Wisconsin based OMNI Solutions for its Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System technology for commercial laundries.
The ribbon has been cut at the Terrence J. O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) in Skokie, Illinois.
Families and businesses in Cornwall are benefitting from up-to-date wastewater infrastructure now that significant upgrades to the Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Plant are complete.
Process and Water, a leading manufacturer and designer of advanced water purification, filtration and chemical treatment systems, today announced that it has completed manufacturing and has shipped an industrial wastewater and recycling system as part of a larger system for a Universal Alloy Corporation manufacturing plant in Romania.
After successful completion of land-based tests with marine, brackish and fresh water – all using the current ballast water treatment system design – a test report package for PureBallast has now been finalized by the independent lab DNV GL.
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has introduced new performance-enhancing Wedeco Ecoray Upgrade Kits that can reduce the energy consumption of an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system by up to 30 percent*.
Fluence Corporation Limited is pleased to announce a new partnership and another contract award to deliver multiple MABR-based Aspiral™ smart packaged solutions in China.
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is seeking research proposals to examine the effects of peracetic acid (PAA) on aquatic life, on water- and wastewater-related processes, and to provide guidance on the use of PAA as a disinfection method.
As the United States forecast a surge in energy demand and consumption over the winter period, Biwater and NeoTech Aqua team up to highlight their energy-saving work in California, centred on a new and innovative water reuse demonstration project with the Padre Dam Municipal Water District.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) improve the quality of wastewater management and reuse through a $240M private sector loan package to Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (BEWG), an integrated water infrastructure operator.
In May 2014, Wichita Falls, Texas found itself under a stage 5 drought catastrophe ranking during the second worst drought in the city’s history.
PTG Water & Energy (PTG), innovator of onsite power generation technology optimized for craft breweries, has been selected by Smog City Brewing Co. to provide onsite electricity and process heat at its primary craft beer production facility in Torrance, California.
Wastewater disinfection takes place after primary, secondary and sometimes tertiary wastewater treatment. It is typically a final step to remove organisms from the treated water before the effluent is released back into the water system. Disinfection prevents the spread of waterborne diseases by reducing microbes and bacterial numbers to a regulated level.
A variety of physical and chemical methods are used to disinfect wastewater prior to it being released into natural waterways. Historically, the chemical agent of choice for municipal wastewater treatment has been chlorine, due to its disinfecting properties and low cost. However, the rising cost of chlorine and concerns that low chlorine concentrations can still be toxic to fish and other wildlife, has given rise to more physical methods of wastewater disinfection being adopted such as ozonation or ultraviolet (UV) light.
The use of ozone as a disinfection agent has the added benefit of increasing the dissolved oxygen content of the treated wastewater. However, because the ozone has to be generated, ozonation can require prohibitive up-front capital expenditure compared to traditional chlorination. UV disinfection has been growing in popularity as a wastewater disinfection method, in large part because of the life-cycle economics of the equipment and the fact that, like ozone, there is no toxic residual.