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  • Protecting The Process: Pretreatment For Membrane Bioreactors
    Protecting The Process: Pretreatment For Membrane Bioreactors

    Toward the end of the 1980s, Professor Kazuo Yamamoto from Tokyo University gave a lecture to a skeptical crowd. His topic? Immersed hollow fiber membrane bioreactors. Since the day that first audience listened to the possibilities of MBRs, much work has been done to make membrane bioreactors a common step in the wastewater treatment process.  

  • From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround
    From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround

    In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.

  • Why The Future Of Smart Meters Is Now
    Why The Future Of Smart Meters Is Now

    The utility of the future will become an integral part of “smart cities.” These forward-thinking cities and utilities will have a complete sense of operations and millions of points of data streaming in at all times, allowing them to operate more efficiently and effectively. One component of the advanced water utility is already in the hands of many: smart meters.

  • Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters
    Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters

    In a nation of red states and blue states, water policy is an issue that often dissolves party lines.

  • Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion
    Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion

    One of the trends in water and wastewater treatment over the past decade has been a growing demand for decentralized systems. Water Talk recently caught up with Nii Mensah, General Manager of Fluence USA, to learn more about the solutions that the new company (formed by the merger of RWL Water and Emefcy) is bringing to market to address communities’ treatment needs

  • UV Small Footprint And Flexible Hydraulics Makes Space For The Future
    UV Small Footprint And Flexible Hydraulics Makes Space For The Future

    When a piece of process equipment needs to be replaced, it is tempting to go with a straight replacement in kind – same manufacturer, same model, just the latest version of “the same”. But often, full consideration of other options opens new possibilities for your treatment plant. That was certainly the case for Plainfield, Indiana.

  • LG BW 440 ES Datasheet

    LG Chem’s NanoH2O™ brackish water RO membranes serve various municipal and industrial applications.

  • Small Cities Are Big Smart Water Proponents
    Small Cities Are Big Smart Water Proponents

    A rising number of small cities are adopting smart water meter technology as a way to cut costs.

  • Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Prevents Energy Waste With Eaton’s Motor Insight
    Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Prevents Energy Waste With Eaton’s Motor Insight

    To ensure real-time monitoring of pump motor status at its five lift pumping stations, Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, Sheboygan, WI, replaced its bi-metallic overload relays with Eaton’s Motor Insight™ overload and monitoring relays.

  • Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Injection Skids Injection Skids

Mazzei injection systems are designed using the Mazzei’s patented technologies to obtain the most efficient mixing and contacting of air, oxygen, ozone or chemicals into a water stream.

SCOUT Hydro Profiling System SCOUT Hydro Profiling System

The Reliant Water Technologies SCOUT Hydro Profiling System is the answer to obtaining clear and concise shallow water survey data quickly and inexpensively. By not only providing a visual hydrographic ‘picture’ of everything underwater, in any shallow body of water, the SCOUT also provides the volume of sludge in the water body (as well as the volume of free water). The ‘picture’ provided is color enhanced in order to provide clear, definitive delineation of variable depths of sludge, or debris, and includes multi-point water depth over-lays.

ETS-UV™ For Dairy Applications ETS-UV™ For Dairy Applications

ETS-UV™ disinfection systems successfully demonstrate regulatory compliance with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) regulations. This establishes that our systems are an accepted process for the creation of pasteurized equivalent water for ultraviolet disinfection for use in dairy. UV is a viable and less costly alternative to the conventional pasteurization process. In addition, systems are validated for process water per USEPA UVDGM and NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for drinking water.

Unlimited Clients, Tags and Designers Unlimited Clients, Tags and Designers

A New Way to Buy Industrial Automation Software
Some industrial automation software companies still charge for every client and every tag, but Ignition is different because it’s unlimited.

Forty-X™ Disc Filter Armor Series - High Solids Loading and Greater Throughput Forty-X™ Disc Filter Armor Series - High Solids Loading and Greater Throughput

Evoqua’s Forty-X™ Disc Filter Armor series from the DAVCO™ line combines outside-in and inside-out filtration technologies within one filtration unit.  Influent water flows through an integrated pre-screen (outside-in) to woven stainless steel disc filter panels (inside-out), providing an effective and robust solution for challenging water and wastewater filtration applications.

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.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • 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.

  • A Game Plan For Water Technology Innovation
    A Game Plan For Water Technology Innovation

    The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute has mapped out best practices for water industry innovation and a framework for converting ideas into action.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Ignition Gets It Done For Electric, Water, And Sewer
    Ignition Gets It Done For Electric, Water, And Sewer

    Clarksville Light & Water Co. (CLW) is a very progressive utility. New infrastructure, a fiber optic network, groundbreaking cybersecurity — these are just a few items CLW is using to improve services for its customers in Clarksville, Ark.

  • WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal
    WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal

    On his way out of office, Barack Obama made a final effort to bolster the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), which has drawn controversy since it was issued in 2015.

  • Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion
    Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion

    One of the trends in water and wastewater treatment over the past decade has been a growing demand for decentralized systems. Water Talk recently caught up with Nii Mensah, General Manager of Fluence USA, to learn more about the solutions that the new company (formed by the merger of RWL Water and Emefcy) is bringing to market to address communities’ treatment needs

  • 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.

  • New Methods In Photometry: Testing A New Spectrophotometer
    New Methods In Photometry: Testing A New Spectrophotometer

    Photometry is an important part of modern laboratory activity within a beverage company. The determination of bitterness units, colour and photometric iodine samples are just some examples of the routine analysis that takes place in a brewery laboratory. These methods involve various enzymatic detections, such as the determination of alcohol or sugars (sucrose, fructose and glucose).

  • Variable Frequency Drive In Wastewater Treatment Stations
    Variable Frequency Drive In Wastewater Treatment Stations

    Just 20 years ago, many professionals did not consider using variable frequency drives (VFDs) in wastewater applications. Frequency converters were relatively expensive, and experience using them with the special conditions and requirements in wastewater was limited.

  • 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.

  • Experience Pays Off For Gas Injection
    Experience Pays Off For Gas Injection

    When it comes to gas injection, it pays to work with an experienced manufacturer that has lived the ups and downs of moving from pilots to full-scale plants. A number of years ago, Mazzei Injector Company ran into an issue where the engineer had specified a system at 2 psi of water pressure.

  • Lessons From Leonardo: What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach Us About Water
    Lessons From Leonardo: What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach Us About Water

    Salvator Mundi sold for nearly half a billion dollars. Walter Isaacson’s latest biography is a breakaway hit. Management guru Michael Gelb’s book accessing the thought techniques of history’s most accomplished Renaissance Man — in every literal and figurative sense of the word — is still a bestseller. Almost 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci is still a superstar.

  • Managing Operator Turnover
    Managing Operator Turnover

    Operators are an instrumental facet of how water and wastewater utilities function. An operator’s duties may involve everything from maintaining process and other equipment, to sampling and testing, to reporting state and federal regulatory requirements. Many operators stay with the same utility or facility for decades, resulting in them having a unique and deep understanding of the intricacies of their facility. While these employees can provide invaluable information to their facility, when they leave or retire, it can cause a critical gap in knowledge for remaining staff.

  • A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Can Prevent Financial Woes: Choosing Your Community Wastewater System
    A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Can Prevent Financial Woes: Choosing Your Community Wastewater System

    Straight pipes, failed drainfields, polluted lakes, out-of-compliance discharge permits, and several other indicators of wastewater management issues are widespread throughout Iowa’s rural communities. By Tyler Molatore, Orenco Systems®, Inc.

  • Control Of Drinking Water Clarifiers
    Control Of Drinking Water Clarifiers

    "The variable concentration of solids when purging lamella clarifiers creates problems with sludge dewatering. These problems are exacerbated when changing the flocculant. Read the full application note to learn how automatic control of purge cycles for clarifiers using the Sonatax sludge level probe resulted in reduced energy consumption and maintenance at the plant."

  • 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.

  • Are There Microbes Lurking At Your House
    Are There Microbes Lurking At Your House

    Since our humble beginnings in 2003, we at LuminUltra have always been keenly interested in water quality trends in different parts of the world. 

  • The Climb To The Top
    The Climb To The Top

    Back in the late 1980s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators.

  • 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactor Technology Being Evaluated For Dissolved Gas Removal From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Processes
    3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactor Technology Being Evaluated For Dissolved Gas Removal From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Processes

    The oil and gas industry has utilized various deaeration technologies for many years to remove dissolved gases, particularly oxygen, from injection water. In many hydrocarbon recovery and water processes, degassing is necessary in order to minimize environmental impact, improve operating efficiency, avoid process issues and help protect system components.

  • Enhancing Water System Reliability And Capacity For Boston Residents
    Enhancing Water System Reliability And Capacity For Boston Residents

    Enhancing process reliability and increasing capacity are common issues facing water municipalities. On the one hand, community demographics are constantly evolving and water municipalities need to accommodate the impact to capacity requirements. At the same time, older systems that support pumping operations are not getting any younger and as control systems age, for example, it can become more time consuming to maintain equipment and more difficult to find replacement parts after systems have been in place for many years.

  • Orenco® T-Max™ Storage Tanks Datasheet

    Orenco® T-Max™ Storage Tanks can be configured for a number of standard and custom applications. Multiple chambers, pumping sys­tems, built-in pump controls, and various filtration systems can be specified.

  • In River Pools Offer City Residents Swimming Alternatives
    In River Pools Offer City Residents Swimming Alternatives

    It wasn’t so long ago that city rivers were some of the more polluted bodies of water on the planet. In 1969 for example, the Cuyahoga River famously caught fire after years of unabated pollution, spurring an environmental movement to clean up the nation’s waterways.

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