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  • Bringing An END™ To RO Brine And Difficult Brackish Water Treatment
    Bringing An END™ To RO Brine And Difficult Brackish Water Treatment

    Access to clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. By some estimates over 1.5 billion people face water scarcity issues that directly threaten their health or economic welfare on a daily basis. More concerning, the impacts of climate change and global population growth are expected to exacerbate these issues to impact over 2.3 billion people by the year 2050. These sobering facts are why six of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are focused on providing access to clean, safe water. Part of solving this challenge is reducing industrial water consumption to conserve water resources.

  • Crafting H<sub>2</sub>O &mdash; The Science And Art Of Beer Making
    Crafting H2O — The Science And Art Of Beer Making

    Cincinnati-based MadTree Brewing Company is serious about how they make their beer. Their scientific approach means that they also pay close attention to the water they use, a message they’re more than happy to share.

  • Utilities Workforce Reality - Aging And Yet More Vibrant
    Utilities Workforce Reality - Aging And Yet More Vibrant

    A high-quality workforce is a tremendous asset to any Utility. And utility technicians, across the board, have a lot of experience and skill. The challenge to utilities is that this “asset” is older than the average workforce currently driving other U.S. industries. According to PWC, over 30% of Utility workers are within five years of retirement. PWC also reported that first-year turnover is high among the next-generation of utility field service professionals, and getting worse.

  • Weighing Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Treatment
    Weighing Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Industrial wastewater operations have to tangle with myriad regulations and countless contaminants every day, making their work some of the most complicated that the treatment sector has to offer. Wrapping one’s head around these challenges can be difficult, but finding the solutions for them can be near impossible. Luckily, there’s an age-old technology that continues to offer industrial wastewater treatment operators salvation.

  • Effective Enterprise Communication: The Foundation Of Strategic Field Service
    Effective Enterprise Communication: The Foundation Of Strategic Field Service

    Do you view field service strategically? Leading organizations recognize that service is a great differentiator — stellar field service can be the path to setting your company apart, creating new revenue streams, and driving profits. These organizations are focusing on initiatives such as migrating from break-fix work to outcomes-based service models, better understanding and delivering on customer expectations, and embracing the need to continually improve operations by developing its people, processes, and technology use.

  • Helping Customers Find The Right Fit For Security
    Helping Customers Find The Right Fit For Security

    When it comes to data security, there’s often a gap between what your clients think they need and what they really need. Your job as an MSP is to create and deploy a solution that will deliver both. But, determining what that solution is will require more than just checking off a list of features and capabilities.

  • Weighing The Value Of Biosolids As Fertilizer
    Weighing The Value Of Biosolids As Fertilizer

    Wastewater treatment plants process tons and tons of sludge every year and they have to contend with the question of what to do with it. Increasingly, biosolids are looked at as an opportunity to help the planet.

  • Tap Water To Traffic Monitoring
    Tap Water To Traffic Monitoring

    Sevierville, Tennessee is the hometown of internationally known entertainer Dolly Parton and is a popular gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Located in Eastern Tennessee, the city has a population of 16,500 residents and is visited by 16 million tourists per year. 

  • Easton Suburban Water Authority Saves $85,000 A Year With Sensus Software As A Service
    Easton Suburban Water Authority Saves $85,000 A Year With Sensus Software As A Service

    Easton Suburban Water Authority (ESWA) is in the business of providing water to its customers, not managing technology. One summer, Technology Manager Tim Ryan had enough with focusing valuable time and resources on the utility’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) IT network and servers.

  • San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor&trade; Chloramine Management System
    San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor™ Chloramine Management System

    A San Jose Water Quality Engineer said, "I wasn’t convinced that PSI’s Monoclor™ chloramine dosing system would solve our problems after several failed attempts to improve residual, but with PSI offering a trial including installation, operation, and troubleshooting for three months, San Jose Water decided to invest the necessary resources to pilot this system.

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<B>InfoMaster</b>: Advanced ArcGIS-Integrated Risk-Based Analytical Asset Management And Capital Planning Software InfoMaster: Advanced ArcGIS-Integrated Risk-Based Analytical Asset Management And Capital Planning Software

NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP certified, InfoMaster is a complete ArcGIS-based asset integrity management and capital planning software for water and wastewater networks. It leverages existing GIS and IT investments with advanced modeling and sophisticated predictive analytics to give utilities a cost effective business intelligence and data collection platform for more informed, action-oriented decision making. With versions designed for the desktop, Web, and iOS mobile devices, InfoMaster enables day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning for users throughout the organization.

Siemens’ Revive™ Oily Water Membrane Systems Siemens’ Revive™ Oily Water Membrane Systems

Siemens’ Revive™ oily water membrane systems replace both filtration and flotation with a single step, eliminating the need for polymers and allowing for better oil recovery. Revive™ systems can achieve Oil & Grease and Total Suspended Solids levels of <1 mg/L, and Silt Density Index of <3.

Nozzle Manifold Systems & Mixing Nozzles Nozzle Manifold Systems & Mixing Nozzles

Mazzei MTM Mixing Nozzles provide dynamic mixing under pressure, which results in great mass transfer. When used in conjunction with the patented Mazzei® Injector, these nozzles dramatically enhance system mixing and contacting performance. Mazzei nozzles allow the delivery of treatment gases to any depth — all within a compact design, with trouble-free operation and easy installation. Many models are available for various applications.

QPL1002 0.03 - 3 GHz GaN Low Noise Amplifier QPL1002 0.03 - 3 GHz GaN Low Noise Amplifier

The QPL1002 is a wideband cascode low noise amplifier fabricated on Qorvo’s 0.25um GaN on SiC production process. This cascode LNA is robust to 5W of input power with 17dB typical gain and 1.2dB noise figure from 0.03 GHz to 3.0 GHz. The QPL1002 is ideal for wideband communication applications across defense and commercial markets.

Peripheral Drive Clarifiers Peripheral Drive Clarifiers

Schreiber’s Peripheral Drive Clarifiers are favored because of their ability to accomplish rapid sludge removal and continuous collection and removal of floatables. Instead of the typical center-drive high torque arrangement, Schreiber Clarifiers utilize the mechanical leverage and mechanical simplicity of a peripherally driven system. A low horsepower single drive unit is all that is needed to rotate both the scraper and the skimming assemblies. The assemblies are suspended from a rotating access bridge or, in the case of smaller units, a lightweight rotating beam arm. The rotating skimming equipment removes floatables regardless of wind direction, and the helical scrapers convey settled solids to the center of the basin for removal in one revolution or less.

General Purpose SP8T Switch: QPC6082 General Purpose SP8T Switch: QPC6082

Qorvo’s QPC6082 is a low loss, high isolation single-pole 8-throw switch optimized for CDMA, WCDMA & LTE applications that require high linearity. The switch features RF and antenna ports that can be directly connected to 50 systems. The switch's control logic is compatible with +1.3 V through +1.8 V systems.

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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 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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  • Sensitive Determination Of Iron In Drinking Water, Mineral Water, Groundwater, And Spring Water Using Rapid Photometric Tests
    Sensitive Determination Of Iron In Drinking Water, Mineral Water, Groundwater, And Spring Water Using Rapid Photometric Tests

    The quality of drinking water is regulated by a variety of guidelines, such as the EU Council Directive 98/831,2 and WHO guideline. The key principles used to define these limits consider both health hazards and sensory and technical reasons. Iron, for example, does not exhibit a risk for health in concentrations usually found in drinking water.

  • Evaluating Field-Testing Options For Nutrients In Streams
    Evaluating Field-Testing Options For Nutrients In Streams

    Aside from having to deal with weather, mud, and the occasional slippery rock, there are key issues related to sample quality that can make testing water specimens from the field a bigger challenge than lab testing. That is why, when it comes to confidence and accuracy in onsite testing for nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, pH, and more, there’s nothing like using the right tools to do the job on the spot. Here is a quick checklist of trials, tribulations, and potential solutions for streamside sampling.

  • Tank Covers Improve Operations And Save Costs For Water Treatment Plants
    Tank Covers Improve Operations And Save Costs For Water Treatment Plants

    Water treatment professionals face many challenges while working to provide customers with safe drinking water. Disinfection is critical to protect public health, but harmful byproducts may form during the process. In addition, some disinfectants volatilize and lose effectiveness when exposed to sunlight. Keeping tanks covered may help to reduce these problems while providing additional benefits.

  • Orchestrating Corrosion Control With Phosphate Analyzers
    Orchestrating Corrosion Control With Phosphate Analyzers

    As with so many other drinking water treatment processes, corrosion control demands a delicate balance among multiple factors. From the water-purifying chlorine that increases corrosion risk, to alternative strategies that reduce corrosion — using either elevated pH or phosphates — keeping corrosion under control requires sound strategy and reliable execution. Here are several approaches to addressing those conditions, along with options for better, more effective corrosion control.

  • Ozone Resolves Hydrogen Sulfide And Color Issues In Well Water
    Ozone Resolves Hydrogen Sulfide And Color Issues In Well Water

    A potable water plant in Eastern Angelina County, Texas,  serves over 2,000 rural customers.

  • A Virtuous Circle: Optimizing Operation & Maintenance For Leak Detection
    A Virtuous Circle: Optimizing Operation & Maintenance For Leak Detection

    Operational savings realized through high-tech leak detection techniques could pay for your utility’s advanced leak detection equipment.

  • How To Purify Water And Save Costs With Inside-Out Filtration
    How To Purify Water And Save Costs With Inside-Out Filtration

    Water professionals are tasked with protecting the public health every minute of every day. They must ensure the removal of contaminants and pathogens from the public water supply. To do so, they employ a variety of treatment methods.

  • Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition
    Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition

    While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is seeing numerous benefits today.

  • The Energy Footprint Of Drinking Water
    The Energy Footprint Of Drinking Water

    Drinking water and wastewater systems are generally the largest energy consumers for municipal governments. However, there is little published information available on the exact energy usage for specific systems.

  • What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Reverse Osmosis
    What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Reverse Osmosis

    Reverse osmosis (RO) has become a widely utilized treatment process for diverse applications such as medical and laboratory research, desalination, and treatment of industrial wastewater and municipal water/wastewater. Because of its widespread use and technically advanced nature, a variety of quality parameters should be monitored by those treatment operators who utilize it.

  • How To Destroy Pathogens And Micropollutants With Ozone
    How To Destroy Pathogens And Micropollutants With Ozone

    Utilities continually face new challenges. Where treatment facilities were once expected to simply disinfect the water, they must now avoid creating disinfection byproducts during the process. New and more stringent regulations require removal of additional micropollutants and emerging contaminants. Finding the best technology to accomplish these goals can be difficult.

  • Ecomuseum Zoo: High Efficiency Filtration Reduces Turbidity & Maintenance Costs
    Ecomuseum Zoo: High Efficiency Filtration Reduces Turbidity & Maintenance Costs

    ​The Ecomuseum Zoo is home to the most impressive ambassadors of Quebec’s wildlife. All residents of the Ecomuseum Zoo are there for a special reason: orphaned, injured or born under professional human care, each of them could not return to the wild. Hence, they have found a forever home at the zoo.

  • Full-Scale Installation Report For Z-92® Uranium Removal – Morongo Del Sur, CA
    Full-Scale Installation Report For Z-92® Uranium Removal – Morongo Del Sur, CA

    The Golden State Water Company selected WRT’s Z-92® Uranium Removal treatment system to reduce high concentrations of uranium in a single treatment system for three wells located in the Morongo Valley of California.  Since installation of the Z-92® Uranium Removal treatment system in Morongo del Sur in 2013, the uranium levels are being reduced to levels below the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL).

  • How To Take Charge of Your Water Quality Analysis For Chlorine Disinfection
    How To Take Charge of Your Water Quality Analysis For Chlorine Disinfection

    The use of chlorine to treat and disinfect drinking water and wastewater has been in practice for decades, with the earliest recorded attempt dating all the way back to 1893. Since then, it has come a long way.

  • Top Five Tips For Chromatography Sample Preparation
    Top Five Tips For Chromatography Sample Preparation

    Discover the steps you can take to improve the quality of your chromatography sample prior to performing your column separation, to ensure optimal isolation of your target protein.

  • The Minimalist Guide to Water Quality Analysis For Biological Nutrient Removal
    The Minimalist Guide to Water Quality Analysis For Biological Nutrient Removal

    Nitrogen and phosphorus are two wastewater constituents that, together, pose one of the most high-profile threats for consumers and the environment. An abundance of these elements is what ultimately leads to the formation of toxic algae in surface waters, an environmental issue that regularly gains mainstream headlines and, in some cases, poses an acute health risk to consumers.

  • Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design
    Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design

    San Jose Water Company (SJWC) provides drinking water for over a million people in the greater San Jose Metropolitan region and is a recognized leader in drinking water treatment and distribution system water quality management. With over 90 water storage facilities in service, planned maintenance and rehabilitation of capital assets is a key component of SJWC’s CIP program.

  • How To Detect 87 Percent Smaller Wire Contaminants In Manufacturing
    How To Detect 87 Percent Smaller Wire Contaminants In Manufacturing

    Metal detector sensitivity performance is usually expressed in terms of the diameter of a test sphere made from a specific type of metal, such as ferrous, non-ferrous, aluminum or stainless steel.

  • Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field
    Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field

    District Sales Engineer Andy Singer has spent enough time troubleshooting problems in the field that not much surprises him anymore. When it comes to dry barrel fire hydrants, though, he still gets a chuckle out of some of his more outrageous experiences. Here is his educational and entertaining take on the care and maintenance of fire hydrants, and ways to maximize a utility’s return on what potentially can be a 50+-year infrastructure investment.

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