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  • The Great Permian Basin Produced-Water Ponzi Scheme?
    The Great Permian Basin Produced-Water Ponzi Scheme?

    I was having lunch with a former colleague a few months ago and the subject of produced water recycling came up. During the course of the conversation, he asked me: “Isn't this just a reverse Ponzi scheme with produced water? Ultimately, if they stop fracking, they [the operators] are going to have to deal with a lot of dirty water they don't need!”

  • Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise
    Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise

    Wastewater service charges vary considerably across EPA regions and States. That’s one of the key findings from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Cost of Clean Water Index. If you live in Montana, Wyoming or the Dakotas (EPA Region 8), your average service charge of $261 a year is considerably less than the $884 your fellow Americans up in New England (EPA Region 1) are paying.  As you can imagine, much of the difference is to do with population size and geography.

  • Collaborating To Get Biopharma In The Fast Lane
    Collaborating To Get Biopharma In The Fast Lane

    Scaling up a bioprocess doesn’t need to be a headache – especially when there are firms out there that can lend a helping hand.

  • Leopold Type 360 Underdrain: Video
    Leopold Type 360 Underdrain: Video

    The Leopold brand of Xylem has been providing the most efficient water and wastewater treatment filtration systems available since 1922. The Leopold difference – effectively backwashing 100 percent of the media.

  • Water Recycling Efficiency In Ethylene Facilities Producing Spent Caustic, Part II: Process
    Water Recycling Efficiency In Ethylene Facilities Producing Spent Caustic, Part II: Process

    After addressing the business, financial, and operating benefits of segregated ethylene spent caustic treatment in Water Recycling Efficiency In Ethylene Facilities Producing Spent Caustic, Part I: Cost, this conclusion to the story delves deeper into the process involved.

  • Integrated Communication Apps: Get Employees On The Same Page
    Integrated Communication Apps: Get Employees On The Same Page

    The collaboration and communication tech markets are inextricably linked—at least in terms of how business users expect them to operate. It’s the vendors that tend to be miles apart, which can cause pain for users. I covered the distinction between communication and collaboration in a previous blog with this key takeaway; you can collaborate all day long but unless you communicate in real-time, productivity takes a hit and things can very quickly start to break down. That’s why it’s so important for these two functions to be connected through technologies like integrated communication apps.

  • The City Of Baxter Minnesota Installs And Starts‐Up An 800 Pound‐Per‐Day Microclor® On‐Site Hypochlorite System In Three Days
    The City Of Baxter Minnesota Installs And Starts‐Up An 800 Pound‐Per‐Day Microclor® On‐Site Hypochlorite System In Three Days

    The City of Baxter, located in central Minnesota, has always endeavored to deliver superior and reliable service to their customer base with a strong dose of selfreliance.

  • 6 Top Challenges Salespeople Face Today
    6 Top Challenges Salespeople Face Today

    Today’s selling space moves at the speed of light, and as the B2B industry continues to accelerate…only the survival-of-the-fittest salespeople will thrive. It’s crucial that sellers learn how to adapt to new buyer behaviors so that they can navigate through the sales process and close more deals.

  • Billions Of Gallons Of Treated Water Irrigates U.S. Lawns
    Billions Of Gallons Of Treated Water Irrigates U.S. Lawns

    For most of the United States, we’ve reached the time of year where Americans desire to maintain a perfectly green lawn starts to be tested by the warmer and dryer summer months. From the water industry’s perspective, it’s staggering just how many billions of gallons of treated water ends up being sprayed across our hallowed front and back yards in maintaining a full and aesthetically-pleasing lawn.

  • Effective Utility Management Starts With Data
    Effective Utility Management Starts With Data

    Over the past decade, there has been a considerable effort in the water sector to address industry shortcomings through collaboration. And perhaps there’s been no greater initiative to try to help water utility managers in their day-to-day and future planning than the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Initiative.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Packaging Text Inspection System Packaging Text Inspection System

GlobalVision Text Inspection compares two unlike documents to manage the accuracy of text along the artwork, document, and packaging creation workflow. It’s perfect for making sure there aren’t any unintended changes as your text moves from your copy document to artwork to print.

ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener

The ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener (RDT) is the industry leading sludge thickener. Its performance is unmatched, with sludge volume reduction of 90% and a 98% capture rate. In addition, this superior performance is achieved with very low amounts of polymer. The ThickTech™ system is quite compact and requires less floor space than other thickeners. It has low requirements for horsepower, water consumption and polymer usage, resulting in valuable operational efficiencies.

ProField ENCORE Smart Meter Maintenance Software ProField ENCORE Smart Meter Maintenance Software

ProFieldENCORE’S modular design and open interface architecture means that you can license as many or as few of ProFieldENCORE’S modules as you need. Let our experts help you to design an implementation model that fits your specific needs and circumstances.

Red To Near-IR Enhanced Surface-Mount Photodiode: NXIR-5C Red To Near-IR Enhanced Surface-Mount Photodiode: NXIR-5C

Opto Diode’s new NXIR-5C is a red to near-infrared (NIR) enhanced photodiode ideally designed for laser monitoring, medical diagnostic equipment, industrial automation, scientific measurement, and military applications. The photodiode features a circular active area of 5 mm2, and delivers spectral response from 320 nm to 100 nm.

Liquid Ai Services Liquid Ai Services

Real Tech is advancing the digital future of water. Our new Liquid Ai data services are bringing intelligent insights to our clients’ water quality monitoring applications.

Autoclave Passive Opener Autoclave Passive Opener

The Autoclave Passive opener contains the interlocks of a typical Active unit to allow it to open a connected Passive unit. During an autoclave cycle this ensures the product contact surfaces of the Passive and attached container/IBC are exposed to sterilization.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • In It Together: Water Pros Share Problems And Solutions
    In It Together: Water Pros Share Problems And Solutions

    You might say that there’s a lot wrong with the water industry — problems including infrastructure, financing, and scarcity — but there’s also a lot going right. In this Q&A, Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Rick Warner is a source of insight and optimism.

  • Water Reuse Within Reach: Guidance For Potential Practitioners
    Water Reuse Within Reach: Guidance For Potential Practitioners

    “Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.

  • 9 Water Technologies Ready For Liftoff
    9 Water Technologies Ready For Liftoff

    The Global Cleantech 100 identifies nine innovative water/wastewater technologies set to make significant market impact in the next decade.

  • 7 Keys To 'One Water'
    7 Keys To 'One Water'

    It’s a buzzword for the industry, but what does it really entail?

  • 5 Principles For Improved Water Security
    5 Principles For Improved Water Security

    Are environmental interests and business interests mutually exclusive? Our divisive sociopolitical climate might make you think so — you’re either labeled ‘tree-hugging’ or ‘greedy’ — but it is not an either/or proposition, especially when it comes to water conservation.

  • U.S. vs. The World In Water Sustainability
    U.S. vs. The World In Water Sustainability

    Yes, America cleaned up at the Olympics this summer, but how does the U.S. fare on the world stage when it comes to water resiliency, efficiency, and quality?

  • 5 Municipal-Industrial Water Issues Analyzed
    5 Municipal-Industrial Water Issues Analyzed

    A water technology expert tackles high-profile and important topics currently affecting municipalities, industry, and the community at large.

  • A Treatment Technology For All Occasions
    A Treatment Technology For All Occasions

    There are a lot of technology startups in the water space vying for attention, including a good bit in the New England area alone, but one Massachusetts company and its potentially "disruptive innovation" stands apart.

  • What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?
    What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?

    Survey data on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward public drinking water confirms tough times now, but hints at better days ahead.

  • 10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
    10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16

    This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Ceramic Membranes Offer High Performance, Long Life, And Lower Operating Costs For Water Treatment
    Ceramic Membranes Offer High Performance, Long Life, And Lower Operating Costs For Water Treatment

    Microfiltration and ultrafiltration have become mainstays in the water treatment arena. These processes remove contaminants from water by passing it through a low-pressure membrane. Membrane filters are constructed with a variety of materials with various pore sizes. The challenge is determining which best suits the application with regard to performance, cost, and ease of operation.

  • Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise
    Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise

    Wastewater service charges vary considerably across EPA regions and States. That’s one of the key findings from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Cost of Clean Water Index. If you live in Montana, Wyoming or the Dakotas (EPA Region 8), your average service charge of $261 a year is considerably less than the $884 your fellow Americans up in New England (EPA Region 1) are paying.  As you can imagine, much of the difference is to do with population size and geography.

  • Stripping Membranes For Reprobing
    Stripping Membranes For Reprobing

    Detect more than one protein by chemiluminescence on the same Western blot membrane by stripping and reprobing the membrane with a different primary antibody.

  • Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day
    Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day

    Saturday, March 24th was a busy day at the Brightwater Clean-Water Treatment Facility in Woodinville, WA, just outside Seattle. The Utility’s Education and Community Center was full of family-oriented science experiments and art projects with organized tours of the wastewater treatment plant taking place throughout the day. All in recognition of International World Water Day which had occurred two days before.

  • How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker
    How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker

    With the proliferation of sensors, data collection, and cloud storage, there is the potential for operational insight heretofore never available, and the opportunity will only expand as the technology evolves and the Internet of Things becomes, well, more of a thing. But data is only truly useful if it informs decision-making that results in positive impact — for an organization's bottom line, its personnel, its customers, or even the world at large (i.e., the environment).

  • Looking For Consistent Aeration Performance Over Time? Consider Jet Aeration
    Looking For Consistent Aeration Performance Over Time? Consider Jet Aeration

    The VariOx jet aeration system is an aeration and mixing device used in numerous water and wastewater treatment applications. The jet aerator consists of an inner liquid nozzle and outer air nozzle. Liquid from the tank is recirculated through the inner nozzle at a high velocity. Concurrently, air is fed into the outer nozzle where it is combined with the high velocity liquid from the inner nozzle and discharged as a high energy plume.

  • Clearing Up Misconceptions About Turbidimeter Performance And Calibration
    Clearing Up Misconceptions About Turbidimeter Performance And Calibration

    There is little doubt about the importance of taking turbidity readings as part of drinking water treatment. However, there are certain misperceptions about the associated requirements and procedures needed to confirm the validity of those readings. The major points of confusion seem to revolve around perception of the terms “approved,” “calibration,” and “validation.” Here is a quick synopsis on what you really need to know about meeting U.S. EPA Method 180.1: Determination of Turbidity by Nephelometry for accurate turbidity readings.

  • Water Supplier Ensures DBP Compliance With UV254
    Water Supplier Ensures DBP Compliance With UV254

    Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) in New York State is a progressive supplier of potable water. With source water from the Adirondack Mountains, MVWA works to improve on nature and provide superior water quality, always striving to meet or exceed drinking water standards.

  • 5 Golden Rules For Effective (And Inspection Ready) OOS Investigations
    5 Golden Rules For Effective (And Inspection Ready) OOS Investigations

    Following these five rules will ensure that OOE investigations are conducted in a scientific and meaningful manner, with each instance providing a genuine opportunity for improvement. 

  • 5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs
    5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs

    Most people understand the inherent benefits of plastic piping — chemical resistance, installation speed, ease of assembly, cost efficiency, longevity in corrosive, harsh exterior or underground environments, etc. Not everyone, however, fully appreciates the nuances of plastic piping design that help to maximize those benefits most efficiently.

  • Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter
    Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter

    Water utilities rely on accurate and dependable flow measurement for critical process controls. Regulatory agencies also require flow monitoring and reporting, with specific accuracy limits.

  • Cheyenne Board Of Public Utilities In Cheyenne, Wyoming Successfully Moves From Calcium Hypochlorite Tablets To Microclor® On-Site Hypochlorite Generation
    Cheyenne Board Of Public Utilities In Cheyenne, Wyoming Successfully Moves From Calcium Hypochlorite Tablets To Microclor® On-Site Hypochlorite Generation

    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.

  • Compliance Analytics: Building And Expanding A $20M Licensing Revenue Recovery Program
    Compliance Analytics: Building And Expanding A $20M Licensing Revenue Recovery Program

    How a Leading Product Lifecycle Management Software Developer Transforms Pirates into Paying Customers.

  • Plastic Straws And One-Use Plastics Harming The Water System
    Plastic Straws And One-Use Plastics Harming The Water System

    More than a third of plastic is used once then thrown away. It may be broken and ground into progressively smaller bits by the elements, but it lasts virtually forever. In the U.S., more than 30 million tons of plastic is discarded every year. In the European Union, approximately 100,000 tons of discarded plastic ends up in the sea every year. More than 250,000 tons of plastic in 5 trillion pieces floats on the ocean’s surface, and straws are some of the most common single-use plastic items found floating.

  • United Utilities, The UK's Largest Water Utility Optimizes Incident Management And Regulatory Reporting
    United Utilities, The UK's Largest Water Utility Optimizes Incident Management And Regulatory Reporting

    United Utilities is responsible for providing the water and sewerage services for over 3 million customers in Northwest England, and a population of 7 million, making it the largest listed utility in the United Kingdom (U.K.).

  • X3725 Series X-Ray Inspection System Datasheet

    The X3735 x-ray system is a high detection sensitivity solution, with an integrated conveyor designed to inspect tall, rigid packaged products in a wide range of applications.

  • X3735 Series X-Ray Inspection System Datasheet

    The X3735 x-ray system is a high detection sensitivity solution, with an integrated conveyor designed to inspect tall, rigid packaged products in a wide range of applications.

  • How To Develop The Best Construction Dewatering Solutions
    How To Develop The Best Construction Dewatering Solutions

    Basic construction activities today are more complex than ever when it comes to environmental concerns. Dewatering is a common necessity for contractors and developers today. In addition to ensuring a safe construction site, contractors must be aware of groundwater disposal constraints and regulations.

  • What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?
    What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?

    One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

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