SOURCE WATER CONTAMINATION RESOURCES

  • Plastic Micro- And Nanoparticles In Drinking Water And Foods

    The prospect of plastics working their way into humans is a rising concern for the public, with information presented to them from various, and sometimes suspect, sources. To cut through the noise, findings from the top available sources — detailed international reviews — are presented here with commentary.

  • Coronavirus And The Water Cycle — Here Is What Treatment Professionals Need To Know

    As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts.

  • 4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Groundwater Treatment

    Even though groundwater sources are somewhat safer from pollution and contamination due to their underground location, they are still susceptible.

  • U.S. Military Bases With Cancer-Linked Contaminated Water Are Undercounted

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of an estimated 5,000 man-made fluorinated chemicals that have been used, since the 1940s, in the manufacturing processes of various consumer products and industries. PFAS are widely used, especially because of their oil and water repellency and temperature and chemical resistance.

  • Mine Waste Dams Threaten The Environment, Even When They Don't Fail

    Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of the world. The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.

  • 4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Arsenic Removal From Water

    In water and wastewater treatment, arsenic is classfied as a heavy metal. It is well known for its toxicity and it can cause numerous health problems in humans if consumed at high enough doses. Arsenic can affect the skin, liver, kidneys, bladder, and prostate as well as the nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, and endocrine systems. Due to the many health risks associated with arsenic, the U.S. EPA has set the drinking water standard at 10 ppb as the maximum allowable concentration in drinking water. Therefore, this is the goal of all treatment systems for arsenic removal from water.

  • Sustainability Trends In The Water Industry: A Focus On Microplastics In Wastewater Treatment

    Plastic has had tremendous impact on society in ways both large and small, such as with microplastics — tiny substances creating a huge problem.

  • Bushfires Threaten Drinking Water Safety. The Consequences Could Last For Decades

    Bushfires pose serious short- and long-term impacts to public drinking water quality. They can damage water supply infrastructure and water catchments, impeding the treatment processes that normally make our water safe to drink. Several areas in New South Wales and Victoria have already been issued with warnings about the quality of their drinking water. Here’s what we know about the short- and long-term risks.

  • Understanding PFAS’ Impact On Remediation Strategies

    For more than 16.5 million water-utility customers in 33 different states, contamination caused by per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a source-water issue that will not go away for a long time. What are the practical options for community water systems currently confronting this challenge? Here is an overview of several treatments and their relative successes against a wide variety of PFAS compounds.

  • EPA Continues To Update Its Environmental Sampling And Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program

    EPA’s Homeland Security Research Program (HSRP) aims to increase the United States’ capabilities to prepare for and respond to environmental disasters involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear substances (CBRN). As part of this effort, EPA researchers develop scientific data, methods, and tools that can be used by various stakeholders, including laboratories and on-scene coordinators, to increase the effectiveness of response.

DRINKING WATER SOLUTIONS

  • Desalination Of Sea Water

    Desalination is the name given to processes that remove salt from water

  • Pentair X-Flow

    The Pentair X-Flow UF membrane system provides a simple solution producing water that meets the highest standards for turbidity and micro biology

  • ROMEMBRA® Seawater RO Elements

    Following 4”, 8” and 16” membranes can be used in multiple membrane systems to treat sea water or high salinity water > 10’000 ppm. The 4” membrane types can be used for small private or shipboard sea water desalination.

  • Turbidity Filtration: Turbidity Filtration Using Alum Electromedia® V effectively filters turbid waters at 10 g.p.m. per sq. ft. to produce treated waters having turbidities less than 0.2 NTU
  • ACTIFLO®

    Actiflo™ is a compact process that operates with microsand (Actisand™) as a seed for floc formation. Actisand™ provides surface area that enhances flocculation and also acts as a ballast or weight to aid a rapid settlement

SOURCE WATER VIDEOS

If you're of the mind that the water industry is staid and stagnant, watch this interview with Xylem's Joe Vesey to have your mind changed. Vesey, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer with Xylem, describes the "massive disruption, massive change, [and] massive value creation" happening broadly across society and business, promising that it's also "going to happen in water." At Xylem, it has already begun.