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  • The Financial Upside Of Electronic Meters
    The Financial Upside Of Electronic Meters

    Mechanical flow meters have a proven track record. However, there’s a downside. Electronic meters — which are gaining wider acceptance — are less prone to damage, require little to no maintenance, and can be comparably priced or even less expensive when operating costs are taken into account.

  • Smart Water: Remote Sensing
    Smart Water: Remote Sensing

    Automated metering systems (AMSs) or “smart meters” can provide valuable data for electric and water utilities. Data analytics can be used to improve customer service, boost conservation, monitor the system, and even forecast demand. An ultimate goal might be to eventually monitor everything from streetlight intensity to fire hydrants.

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part II)

    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I) addressed condition assessment and leak detection from the perspective of surprises that can arise when “hidden” problems are revealed by acoustic technology. This article introduces several more eye-opening experiences with permanent and mobile acoustic leak detection equipment, plus examples of just how expensive undetected leaks can become when they turn into full-blown water main breaks.

  • Quantifying The Benefits Of High-Volume Meter Testing

    “I know that (blank) is good for me; I just haven’t gotten around to doing it yet!” Most of us can fill in that blank with any number of tasks — modifying diets, exercising, or monitoring commercial and industrial (C&I) water meter accuracy at our largest utility accounts. If that last item is still on your “to-do” list, here are several good reasons why you should do it and how to make it happen soon.

  • DC Water’s Unconventional Approach To Utility Management

    Over the past 10 years, DC Water has become the harbinger of the modern water utility. It’s often unconventional approach to tackling age-old problems usually elicits one of two responses from other utility professionals. The first response is one of resignation — if only I had the budget that size permits, I’d be able to do similar things. And the second is one of awe — there’s no way I have the amount of gumption to convince regulators or customers that I have a better way.

  • Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology Validated For Title 22 Compliance
    Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology Validated For Title 22 Compliance

    Title 22 of California’s Water Recycling Criteria is among the strictest water treatment standards for water recycling and reuse in the United States. Fluence’s MABR demonstration plant was installed at the Codiga Resource Recovery Center (CR2C) in Stanford, California, in January 2018 for the purpose of third-party evaluation. The testing parameters included criteria to evaluate reliable enhanced nutrient removal in the form of Total Nitrogen, which is increasingly important across the United States and difficult and costly to achieve through conventional wastewater treatment.

  • Minimum Liquid Discharge – The Best Bang For Your Buck
    Minimum Liquid Discharge – The Best Bang For Your Buck

    Fresh water sources around the globe are becoming increasingly stressed due to population growth, industry use, and changing climate patterns.  These stresses drive the need to make the most out of every drop of water available.  Water treatment systems inherently produce a waste stream that contains contaminants removed during the treatment process.  This waste stream can often constitute 20-30% of the total water fed to the treatment system, representing a significant loss of a precious resource both in human and economic terms.  Minimizing this waste stream is a key part of the solution to solving the water crisis for both industry and people.

  • Why Next-Generation Reporting Is Critical In The Water Utilities Industry
    Why Next-Generation Reporting Is Critical In The Water Utilities Industry

    The internet of things (IoT) is transforming the water utilities industry. From sensors that collect flow and pressure information in remote locations to smart meters that upload data continuously into the cloud, more and more equipment is generating endless streams of data.

  • Clinical Research Site Payment Study
    Clinical Research Site Payment Study

    Study helps further understand the current processes related to reconciling payments at research sites, the level of satisfaction at research sites around receivables, as well as the impact that reconciling payments from sponsors / CROs has on the site’s ability to conduct a clinical trial.

  • Foresight Reduces Risk, Boosts Resilience, Identifies Opportunity
    Foresight Reduces Risk, Boosts Resilience, Identifies Opportunity

    If forewarned is forearmed, then monitoring risk, resilience assessment, and emergency planning are essential to keeping water flowing in the face of surprise developments. At ACE19, Bentley Systems’ Senior Product Manager Tom Walski shared how the company’s modeling software running as a “digital twin” for water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure systems is helping utilities improve daily operation resilience, noting “a little bit of work has a lot of payback.” 

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Sigma Air Manager 4.0 Sigma Air Manager 4.0

Key technology for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things
The new generation of compressed air system control is here with Sigma Air Manager 4.0. Using its adaptive 3Dadvanced Control, SAM 4.0 makes air generation and treatment even more intelligent, reliable and efficient.

Capacitors For Electric Vehicle Drivetrains Capacitors For Electric Vehicle Drivetrains

The concept of the Electric Vehicle (EV) market is hard to miss nowadays. We increasingly see EVs on the streets and charging stations are becoming part of the landscape. Knowles offers an array of capacitors for electric vehicle drivetrains.

NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-5831 CO<sub>2</sub> Incubator NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-5831 CO2 Incubator

The In-VitroCell ES NU-5831 Direct Heat Hypoxic CO2 Incubator can lower oxygen levels in the growth chamber down to 0.5% accurate with in ±0.25% through the use of a Zirconia Ceramic O2 Sensor.

NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-8600 CO<sub>2</sub> Incubator NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-8600 CO2 Incubator

The In-VitroCell™ ES (Energy Saver) model NU-8600 is a CO2 Incubator that uses heated water that surrounds the growth chamber to created uniform temperature conditions for cell culture growth. Water Jacket model NU-8600 also uses an IR sensor to maintain proper CO2 gas levels and produces a humidified environment up to 95% perfect for mammalian cell studies.

OPTIFLUX 5300 Electromagnetic Flowmeter OPTIFLUX 5300 Electromagnetic Flowmeter

The OPTIFLUX 5300 is an electromagnetic flowmeter (EMF) with a high-tech ceramic measuring tube for very aggressive and abrasive fluids, even with high solid content (up to 70%). The high-end EMF is particularly suited for process applications in the chemical processing industry and the minerals and mining sector. Due to its FDA and EC1935/2004 compliant sensor material, the OPTIFLUX 5300 can also be used for hygienic applications. With a measuring uncertainty of just ±0.15% of measured value (±1 mm/s) it is one of the most accurate electromagnetic flowmeters available in the market. That is why leading metrological institutes use the OPTIFLUX 5300 as their master meter.

NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-5731 CO<sub>2</sub> Incubator NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-5731 CO2 Incubator

Model NU-5731 is a direct heat CO2 incubator offering 5.65 cubic feet (160 Liters) of useable growth space. Featuring an Oxygen control system, In-VitroCell NU-5731 uses nitrogen to suppress Oxygen levels in the growth chamber making it the perfect benchtop or floor standing solution for age-related studies.

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  • 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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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  • Understanding Filter Methods For Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging
    Understanding Filter Methods For Uncooled Optical Gas Imaging

    Optical gas imaging with infrared cameras excels at detecting gas leaks, but some businesses that might find it useful are put off by the cost. Now a new generation of cameras that rely on uncooled detectors is bringing OGI to more users.

  • Know Your Options For Mag Meter Installation Cost, Care, And Calibration
    Know Your Options For Mag Meter Installation Cost, Care, And Calibration

    Electromagnetic meters (mag meters) are well established in terms of highly accurate performance for a variety of municipal and industrial water applications. Differences in their construction formats, however, dictate how easy they can be to install, maintain, and calibrate. Compare these three options to see the value of full-profile-insertion (FPI) mag meters and their associated advantages in real-world use.

  • What Abbott And Costello Can Teach Us About Water

    World Water Day (Thursday, March 22nd this year) does a great job of focusing our attention on water issues. And especially with storms on the East Coast and drought in the West, not to mention the looming possibility that officials will have to shut off the taps in Cape Town sometime this summer, a lot of the messaging around water is pretty much like being smothered in a wet blanket.

  • 7 Tools For Breakthrough Quality And Performance In 30 Days
    7 Tools For Breakthrough Quality And Performance In 30 Days

    In this sixth installment on the selection and use of quality improvement tools in your organization, Ben Locwin wraps up the series with a treatise on the 7 Tools of Quality.

  • Naegleria Fowleri And The Hot Spring

    For many people, hot springs conjure up thoughts of cleansing and purity. For centuries, humans have visited hot springs to relax and recover. But as with any natural water body, hot springs can also exhibit biota that can infect and in severe cases kill.

  • External Management Improves Operational Quality And Increases Reference Meters’ Availability
    External Management Improves Operational Quality And Increases Reference Meters’ Availability

    A biotechnology plant was struggling with the management of the calibration of the more than 100 reference standards covered about 20 calibration service providers. Endress+Hauser took the responsibility to manage the whole calibration process of the reference standards resulting in a reduction of non-conformities achieved has led to better operational quality.

  • PFAS Contamination Continues To Be An Issue Of Concern

    A couple of weeks ago, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt called PFAS groundwater contamination “a national priority” and pledged action at an EPA national PFAS leadership summit.

  • Phosphate In Groundwater And Surface Water: A Rapid And Reliable Determination Method Using The Photometric Spectroquant® Test
    Phosphate In Groundwater And Surface Water: A Rapid And Reliable Determination Method Using The Photometric Spectroquant® Test

    Phosphorus is an essential element for organisms and plants. In natural, uncontaminated waters, it occurs as organically bound phosphate, condensed phosphates or as orthophosphate — often referred to by its chemical formula PO4-P. The small quantity of phosphorus present in natural waters does not promote the growth of plants. However, a rise in the concentration of phosphorus results in the proliferation of algae, which leads to the eutrophication of the water body.

  • Temperature Monitoring Provides Additional Checks On Microbiological Conditions
    Temperature Monitoring Provides Additional Checks On Microbiological Conditions

    Effective control of the microbiological environment in water distribution systems is one of the biggest keys to providing a healthy product. When it comes to processes for achieving this, the U.S. can some take lessons from Europe, where utilities are more likely to monitor temperature. Advanced flow metering technology that incorporates temperature monitoring provides a significant tool for utilities without the need for additional instruments.

  • How To Cost-Effectively Remove Multiple Contaminants From Water Simultaneously
    How To Cost-Effectively Remove Multiple Contaminants From Water Simultaneously

    Water utilities must protect the public health by producing a final product that meets all regulatory requirements. In addition, the water must be pleasing to the customer, with no taste or odor issues. And finally, utilities must stay abreast of emerging contaminants, health advisories, and new regulations. It’s a constant challenge to shoulder these responsibilities while staying within tight budgets. Utilities need a technology that helps them achieve multiple goals cost-effectively.

  • Where’s The Fire? Industrial Uses For Fire Hydrant Meters
    Where’s The Fire? Industrial Uses For Fire Hydrant Meters

    There are many options for ensuring accurate billing of water used at established industrial customer locations. But how do municipalities or businesses keep track of water availability and use for intermittent applications or movable access points? We spoke with McCrometer, Inc.’s Marc Bennett for insight into how water utilities and industries can efficiently track and allocate water use for billing or internal accounting purposes in such ad hoc applications.

  • 4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit
    4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit

    “I have a board meeting next week and this event is materially changing how I think about and how I am going to present on the model and the direction of the business.” This was a quote from a successful SaaS CFO that joined us for the first of its kind Modern SaaS Finance Summit

  • 4 Treatment Plant Budget Busters To Avoid
    4 Treatment Plant Budget Busters To Avoid

    Municipalities work diligently to produce quality drinking water and meet strict wastewater treatment regulatory standards while judiciously managing expenses. Despite the efforts, many of their plants have operational weaknesses where money is quietly being lost. Advanced technologies provide an opportunity for utilities to gather actionable information and strategically offset deficiencies.

  • Water Quality Testing: Solutions From Catchment To Waste
    Water Quality Testing: Solutions From Catchment To Waste

    Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused. Clean water is an essential part of daily life, from catchment all the way through to wastewater treatment, therefore analysis throughout the whole cycle is crucial. Whether in lakes, pipes, or bottles, we can accompany you with our range of instruments, test kits and applications for your water and wastewater needs.

  • Detecting Needles And Wire In Food Manufacturing
    Detecting Needles And Wire In Food Manufacturing

    This paper will examine foreign object detection in adulteration events, including the detection challenges of finding very small contaminants, in a complex and fast-moving, global supply chain.

  • CHO Cell Cultivation In A Mini Bioreactor System And Parallel Bioreactor Systems
    CHO Cell Cultivation In A Mini Bioreactor System And Parallel Bioreactor Systems

    A guide through all steps of a bioprocess, starting from the preparation of the inoculum to the preparation and operation of the vessels and bioprocess systems, the bioprocess run, and analysis of samples.

  • Yesware Gives Fundbox Back 1 Hour / Rep / Day
    Yesware Gives Fundbox Back 1 Hour / Rep / Day

    Fundbox is dedicated to helping small businesses grow by giving them access to credit that doesn’t require a personal credit score to get started. It uses cutting-edge technology, data science, and common sense to give small businesses access to previously unattainable financial options.

  • Meeting Food Retailers’ Requirements Through X-Ray Inspection
    Meeting Food Retailers’ Requirements Through X-Ray Inspection

    Food regulations are deepening and so is the authority regulators have in the marketplace. However, the right X-ray inspection system can help you achieve compliance and exceed retailer requirements.

  • Find More Insight In Your Deluge Of Water Data
    Find More Insight In Your Deluge Of Water Data

    With the proliferation of new sensors and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives now feeding SCADA systems, water industry managers lament how they are drowning in a sea of data yet starving for insights that really matter. With concepts like data democratization starting to bear fruit, advanced analytical capabilities are creating new opportunities for water insights without requiring a degree in computer science.

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