WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

Flow Data Red Flags: When To Act
Flow Data Red Flags: When To Act

Accurate flow measurement is critical to most water and wastewater processes. Red flags may pop up to indicate meter problems, but which ones should lead you to act — and when? The answer depends on the type of meter, what it is used for, and whether the readings are local or remote.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Scalable SCADA: Deploying Ignition In Any Architecture
    Scalable SCADA: Deploying Ignition In Any Architecture

    The Internet continues to transform the way business is done, industries are in transition, new markets are opening, and consumer habits are shifting. Even if your architecture is working well now, is it scalable enough to adapt to unpredictable changes?

  • Smarter SCADA Alarming
    Smarter SCADA Alarming

    One afternoon at a waste water treatment facility, an alarm goes off when the water pressure gets too high in one of the tanks. The alarm is set at priority level 4, which means “critical,” but it doesn’t stand out because almost every other alarm at the facility is set at that level. Besides, the operator can’t acknowledge it right away because he’s dealing with several other alarms that went off a few minutes earlier – which he doesn’t yet realize are just “nuisance alarms.”

  • Making Your Old SCADA System New Again
    Making Your Old SCADA System New Again

    When it comes time to update, it's a prime opportunity to consider switching over to new software that offers improved functionality instead of dumping more money into just keeping your existing software up-to-date.

  • Four Ways Ignition SCADA Speeds Development
    Four Ways Ignition SCADA Speeds Development

    Have you ever been trapped in “development hell”? If you’ve been involved in developing software applications, you can probably relate to the feeling. Modern technologies offer many promising possibilities for your enterprise, but the actual process of development can feel endless and painful, especially for control engineers or other professionals who may not have extensive training in software development. In this white paper, learn about the development platform.

  • Ignition Gets Data Flowing For Water District
    Ignition Gets Data Flowing For Water District

    Western Municipal Water District replaced their full SCADA system using Ignition.

  • Starch Mill Anaerobic & Aerobic WWTP Monitoring Program
    Starch Mill Anaerobic & Aerobic WWTP Monitoring Program

    Over the course of a 1.5-month field experiment at a Canadian starch mill biological wastewater treatment process, LuminUltra Technologies demonstrated the benefits of using 2nd Generation ATP® monitoring technology. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) monitoring technology is an accurate biomass measurement that can rapidly monitor all types of biological wastewater treatment processes, aerobic and anaerobic alike.

  •  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.

  • From The 1970s To Today – 4 Key Advances In Coriolis Flow Measurement
    From The 1970s To Today – 4 Key Advances In Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Since the first Coriolis flow sensors were introduced to the marketplace in the 1970s, the technology has evolved considerably. As the installed base for Coriolis grew, the sensors were being called upon to deliver data in environments with increasing levels of complexity. This meant that Coriolis sensors had to adapt and conform to a dizzying array of ever-changing installation requirements, process conditions, communication formats, and configuration parameters. The following article highlights four key advances in Coriolis flow measurement’s journey from the 1970s to today.

  • Preserving The Bay Area
    Preserving The Bay Area

    With any aging system, inspection, cleaning, rehabilitation, and repair is essential to maintaining the systems integrity.  The City of Oakland, CA, the largest city in the East Bay region, certainly has its share of utilities to maintain.  The City of Oakland’s sanitary sewer system encompasses over 930 miles of sanitary sewer pipes and includes 31,000 structures and seven pump/lift stations.

  • Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City
    Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City

    As a bulk emergency chlorine vapor scrubber system approached the end of its anticipated 20-year useful life, the city engaged Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC (IMS) inspected the equipment and proposed a system refurbishment plan that would ensure proper system performance and safe storage of the 30,000 gallons of corrosive caustic soda contained within it.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • 2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement
    2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Coriolis measurement has been adopted as a default technology in many application scenarios due to its high accuracy and immunity to process variables (temperature, pressure and flow profile). However, Coriolis wasn't always widely accepted. Two applications, in particular, helped what was once a nascent flow measurement technology gain a foothold in the marketplace.

  • Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications
    Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications

    Fox Thermal Flow Meters use a constant temperature differential (constant Δ T) technology to measure mass flow rate of air and gases.

  • Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics
    Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics

    Dosing of the precipitant was adjusted manually based on the laboratory measurement value of the daily composite sample and so was unable to respond to possible peaks. Although being compliant with the effluent limits, the values observed fluctuate between 0.2 and 0.8 mg/L. 

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor

    Hach LDO® technology improves the efficiency of pharmaceutical plant’s wastewater treatment process, helping to protect the environment and the community.

  • Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control
    Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control

    Levels of phosphorus, a chemical element that promotes organic growth, must be controlled in wastewater coming from beverage, food and dairy processing plants. Failure to control phosphorus accurately has a negative impact on water quality and can lead to large fines.

  • DR6000 In The Brewing Industry
    DR6000 In The Brewing Industry

    Compliance and consistent high quality are two of the key goals within the beverage industry. Hach® provides support for these goals through comprehensive analyses of water and beer.

  • Harmonics Reduction Methods
    Harmonics Reduction Methods

    There are several basic methods for reducing harmonic voltage and current distortion from nonlinear distribution loads such as adjustable frequency drives (AFDs). Following is a description of each method, along with each method’s advantages and disadvantages.

  • The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon
    The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon

    Organic carbon compounds vary greatly. In fact, one of the first lessons in most introductory Organic Chemistry courses explains that the number of possible carbon compounds is virtually infinite due to carbon’s ability to form long, chain-like molecules. While chromatographic methods like gas chromatography (GC) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) are able to make quantitative determinations for specific compounds, the user must first know which specific compounds to look for.

  • VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications
    VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications

    In the early days of variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for manufacturing synthetic fiber, steel bars, and aluminum foil.

  • Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions
    Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions

    The C445 motor management relay offers the most configurable protection options in the industry, with features specifically designed to protect critical pumps from costly damages due to dead-head and other underloaded or starved pump conditions.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

Ignition Industrial Automation Software Ignition Industrial Automation Software

Connect, Design, Deploy Without Limits!
Ignition is unlimited, so for the low cost of one server license you can seamlessly connect all your data, design any kind of industrial application with ease, and instantly web-deploy unlimited clients to anyone, anywhere — all from one universal platform for industrial automation.

Manage SCADA Alarm Notifications Any Way You Choose Manage SCADA Alarm Notifications Any Way You Choose

Build an advanced alarming system that fits the needs of your operation with the Ignition Alarm Notification Module, SMS Notification Module, and the Voice Notification Module to send, receive and acknowledge alarm notifications via email, text message or a phone call.

<B>XPSWMM:</b> Complete Stormwater, Sewer and Floodplain Model XPSWMM: Complete Stormwater, Sewer and Floodplain Model

XPSWMM is a fully dynamic hydraulic and hydrologic modelling software that combines 1D calculations for upstream to downstream flow with 2D overland flow calculations so that you can see what truly happens to your stormwater system, foul water system or floodplain when waters flow, populations increase or catastrophic events hit.

<B>XPDRAINAGE:</b> Automate The Sizing Of Traditional Stormwater Systems And BMP Facilities XPDRAINAGE: Automate The Sizing Of Traditional Stormwater Systems And BMP Facilities

XPDRAINAGE is an automated stormwater design software program that provides comprehensive assessment of stormwater designs and is enhanced by "one-click" optimizing for all Runoff Reduction practices.  Unlike many other tools and spreadsheets that assist with facility planning, XPDRAINAGE is integrated with CAD to shorten the design time, whatever your workflow. 

Singer™ Model 106 / 206 PGM-2PR-630-SM Pressure Management Valve With Integral Backup Singer™ Model 106 / 206 PGM-2PR-630-SM Pressure Management Valve With Integral Backup

A simple valve package that saves both water and money, the Model 106 / 206 PGM-2PR-630-SM is an extension of the 2PR-630 pressure management valve with safety back-up.

Smarter Water Management Smarter Water Management

Aquavista™ offers a wide and flexible range of digital solutions that respond to your challenges. From operators to management, Aquavista™ provides your plant personnel with a tool to efficiently manage plants and water treatment equipment.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

  • The App For Treatment Data And Reporting
    The App For Treatment Data And Reporting

    With water treatment plant operators around the country relying on paper and pen to record critical quality data, there is an opportunity to make life easier online.

  • Real-Time Collection System Monitoring Is Saving Ratepayers Millions
    Real-Time Collection System Monitoring Is Saving Ratepayers Millions

    A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems. Such technology is lowering operating costs by millions of dollars, reducing pressure on rates, and dramatically decreasing the risk of sewer overflows. The decision reflects a growing trend of using collection system technologies to reduce maintenance and help limit rate increases.

  • Sewer Sense: Smart Decisions About Sanitary Sewer System Is Paying Off For Utility And Customers
    Sewer Sense: Smart Decisions About Sanitary Sewer System Is Paying Off For Utility And Customers

    Using a technology called SmartCover Systems, the Prince William County Service Authority is able to remotely monitor wastewater flows in strategic areas across Prince William County. A SmartCover is comprised of a small device that electronically monitors the level of flow in sewer mains from the underside of a manhole cover.

  • How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?
    How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?

    The question of how to get the most out of the data that we collect as an industry was central to the Sensing in Water Conference recently hosted by the Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG). The two-day conference highlighted several themes on how to get the best of the data that the Water Industry collects and how to make our measurements “meaningful.” Chief among those themes was greater collaboration among the different stakeholders, including water companies, universities, and the supply chain.

  • A Practical Framework To Improve The Management Of Cyanide In Industrial Wastewaters
    A Practical Framework To Improve The Management Of Cyanide In Industrial Wastewaters

    Understanding your detection needs when it comes to free cyanide can help you choose the most suitable detection method.

  • Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management
    Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has compiled a report on the world’s leading stormwater management solutions and challenges. Reviewing its contents can be an opportunity for communities to build stormwater strength together.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Total Nitrogen New Method For Analysis: Webinar Total Nitrogen New Method For Analysis: Webinar

Currently the US EPA has not promulgated a single method for the analysis of Total Nitrogen (TN). Most states that have TN regulations require permitee's to measure TN as the composite of TKN, Nitrate and Nitrite. This approach is costly, time consuming, and susceptible to variability based on the methods used for the individual analytes. We are excited to announce the introduction of a Total Nitrogen Test Method consisting of a single spectrophotometric test kit. The method has been evaluated in a multilab study and this webinar will present the results of that study as well as an overview of the savings made possible by utilizing this new method for testing Total Nitrogen.

Aquavista Aquavista

Aquavista™ offers a wide and flexible range of customized digital solutions for water treatment systems.  From operators to management, Aquavista™ provides your plant personnel with a tool to efficiently manage plants and water treatment equipment.

MBD Brine Crystallization System MBD Brine Crystallization System

Veolia Water Technologies offers the MBD™ (Modular Bulldozer Design) System as an ideal solution that not only effectively treats high TDS wastewater, but also manages the subsequent mixed salts.  Utilizing Veolia's HPD® thermal evaporation technology, it is a proven and cost-effective solution to the high cost, permitting issues, and long-term liabilities associated with multiple ponds.

A Partner That Cares About Our Success A Partner That Cares About Our Success

Carlsen Systems in Woodbridge, Connecticut is a company with a mantra: “we never walk away from a problem.” The reliable performance of Sulzer products backed up by Sulzer’s expert support helps Carlsen to solve their customers’ challenges.

Clearly Intelligent Software To Manage Operations Clearly Intelligent Software To Manage Operations

Robert Olofsson, Business Unit Manager of Software for Hach, provides an overview — and brief demo — of the new Claros software platform, billed as "The Water Intelligence System". Olofsson describes how instrument management and data management integrate with process management to optimize operator control and plant performance. Though it works with drinking water, wastewater, or industrial water operations, this discussion from WEFTEC spotlights wastewater capabilities.

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