WASTEWATER INSTRUMENTATION RESOURCES

  • Wastewater is suddenly an important source for data and insight for solving problems beyond the scope of traditional water management.

  • To appreciate the impact of smart water solutions — Big Data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning — one must first identify some of the main challenges involved in water and wastewater network monitoring, as well as the benefits of real-time, proactive versus traditional, reactive approaches. This impact is intertwined by economic, social, and environmental dimensions, which are best enabled through industry collaboration.

  • Extraneous water in the wastewater network is likely to increase as the climate change progresses. Wastewater components can offer key information for water utilities for prioritizing network inspections and renovations, such as CCTV and manhole cover inspections. At the same time, calculating wastewater components out of pumping stations data is a valuable example of how water utilities can extract concrete insights from large data sets.

  • Wastewater analytics are already being used around the world to monitor contamination, optimize treatment processes, and catch environmental scofflaws. So why has the U.S. been so slow to adopt these technologies?

  • With the dearth of quality source water a major and worsening issue for utilities and industry, water-level monitoring is paramount for successful operations — as is stepping up to IoT technology.

  • Effectively managing hundreds of thousands of miles of sewer network is not an enviable task. And with ever changing industry regulation, stricter statutory targets, additional compliance, and a growing abundance of technology, that task could easily be regarded as insurmountable. How can you ever know exactly what’s going on throughout your entire network? It’s impossible. Or is it?

  • Raw sewage enters our rivers, lakes, and oceans at an alarming volume and frequency. This is a problem faced around the world. In some locations, great strides are being made to tackle this through infrastructure investment, often as a result of public and regulatory pressure, and because we all know that we need to do better.

  • Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is the analysis of wastewater to identify the presence of biologicals or chemicals for the purpose of monitoring public health. It can provide a snapshot of entire communities from one sample. Detecting viral diseases by way of wastewater monitoring is nothing new, it’s been known for decades that viral particles can be detected in human feces. WBE has previously been used to detect the presence of pharmaceutical or industrial waste, drugs, viruses, and potential emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In Israel, a wastewater surveillance program for monitoring polio outbreaks has been successfully running since 1989.

  • This presentation will focus on converting and expressing flow rate gallons in minutes, converted from flow rate gallons in hours.

  • The City of Memphis teamed with Brown and Caldwell to pilot a smart sensor network where water-quality monitors could be installed directly at permitted discharge points for five of the largest industrial users. The pilot project also served as a proof-of-concept project for the City to assess the feasibility of making a paradigm shift to digital water-quality monitoring as a long-term solution.

WASTEWATER INSTRUMENTATION SOLUTIONS

  • SITRANS FS290 Portable Clamp-On Flow Meter Test Kit

    Each measuring path is formed by two coordinated transducers that transmit ultrasonic signals back and forth through the pipe. Using the transmit and receive time difference between the two signals, caused by the flow in the pipe slowing the transit time against the flow and accelerating the time with the flow, the transmitter calculates the resulting flow measurement.

  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Complements On-Line Monitoring With Automated Control

    The Minnesota River Valley Public Utilities Commission (MRVPUC) provides wastewater treatment for the City of Le Sueur and the City of Henderson in south-central Minnesota. Its wastewater treatment plant serves a domestic population of about 4,500; however, more than 50 percent of treatment plant influent flow and load consists of industrial waste. This unusually high percentage of industrial load often results in large, unexpected volumes to the system. A significant factor is the highly varying phosphorus load that challenges operators to meet the utility’s annual average discharge limit of 1.0 mg/L total phosphorus.

  • Reduced Bore Electromagnetic Flowmeter

    Being able to accurately measure both the quantity and rate of water passing through a water distribution system is crucial to gain an informed understanding of overall efficiency. As such, achieving a measurement that is exact as possible can have a significant impact on key areas. This includes supply planning, maintenance, resource deployment, leakage detection and the overall environment.

  • Textile Manufacturing

    The textile manufacturing industry encompasses many and diverse processes that rely heavily on the use of water, energy, chemicals, and other resources. Wet spinning, sizing, desizing, scouring, bleaching, mercerization, dyeing and printing are just a few. Monitoring and controlling the pH, TDS/Conductivity/Salt Concentration, ORP (REDOX), and Temperature of the aqueous solutions used in these processes conserves costly resources, controls quality, and reduces the amount of pollution that must be treated before discharge of effluent wastes. This can be done manually with handheld instruments or automatically with in-line monitor/controllers.

  • Automatic Rinse Tank Controls

    Proper rinsing is one of the most important steps in quality manufacturing or metal finishing. Plenty of low cost, good quality water for rinsing has been available in the past, so rinse water conservation has been largely ignored.

WASTEWATER INSTRUMENTATION VIDEOS

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn how to achieve reliable and accurate measurements on your water and wastewater operations. Panametrics’ flow meters and process analyzers can help your water treatment facility get the most out of challenging operations through innovative technology. Our goal is to help water and wastewater operators optimize profitability by preventing downtime and improving efficiency.