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  • IoT: Driving The Fleet Of The Future, Part II
    IoT: Driving The Fleet Of The Future, Part II

    We recently explored some of the ways IoT is driving the fleet of the future. From culling data that identifies vehicle maintenance to drilling down into specifics about cargo being transported, we are seeing a revolution in efficiency and productivity for the industry.

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    While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is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

  • CFD: Computational Fluid Dynamics Or Colorful Fluid Dynamics?
    CFD: Computational Fluid Dynamics Or Colorful Fluid Dynamics?

    Queen’s immortal Bohemian Rhapsody asks a question that can directly apply to mathematical models: How do we know that numerical models are true? How do we know that they are defensible? More importantly, how can a modeler convey to customers the care he or she put into the model itself? Those questions are important to the water industry, where leading companies are making better use of sophisticated models every day.

  • The Duperon® Flexrake®: Inventing A Product That Defined A Segment
    The Duperon® Flexrake®: Inventing A Product That Defined A Segment

    In 1993, the Duperon® FlexRake® entered the market as the first multi-rake wastewater screen to operate without a lower sprocket, bearing or track. Designed by Duperon Corporation founder Terry Duperon, the patented equipment reflected his belief that mechanics should operate as simply as possible. The result was a mechanically-cleaned bar screen that consisted of just three main components — screen, raking device and drivehead. Despite its simplicity, the unit quickly proved to be far more reliable than other, more complicated designs. Paired with the industry’s first five-year warranty in wastewater, the Duperon® FlexRake® soon became a benchmark for low maintenance and ease of operation. 

  • BEACON AMA Increases Efficiency And Reduces Water And Energy Consumption
    BEACON AMA Increases Efficiency And Reduces Water And Energy Consumption

    Located in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California, an area hit hard by recent droughts, the City of Merced’s Water System Division appreciates the value of water and successful water management. Strict water mandates, put into effect across California after the historic droughts of 2014 and 2015, along with continuing population growth, made the city’s need for flexible and efficient water management solutions more critical than ever.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health
    Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health

    New technology helps utilities meet the challenges of maintaining a safe and adequate public water supply.

  • End Of The Line: Solutions For Water Main Dead Ends
    End Of The Line: Solutions For Water Main Dead Ends

    Maintaining the water distribution system is critical to ensure customers receive the best water quality. An important maintenance task is to ensure water movement through the system. Dead-end mains, typically in cul-de-sacs, at the end of rural streets, or even in a looped line, are known problem areas for water stagnation, resulting in quality complaints. Residential neighborhoods under construction and large underpopulated developments often have slow-moving or stagnant drinking water.

  • How To Save Costs With Simple, Effective Data Management
    How To Save Costs With Simple, Effective Data Management

    Water and wastewater utilities must monitor numerous aspects of their systems on a continuous basis. Various instruments are used to measure these processes, producing volumes of data every day. Endress+Hauser is a leading supplier of products and services for process measurement and automation. Water Online spoke with three of Endress+Hauser's experts to find out how data loggers and managers can save costs while providing effective data management. 

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Harvestainer Microcarrier Separation System Harvestainer Microcarrier Separation System

Self-contained, single-use solutions for harvesting and separating microcarrier cell culture
We leverage our experience in single-use design and engineering to establish innovative technologies for use in adherent cell culture production processes. The Thermo Scientific™ Harvestainer™ BioProcess Container (BPC) is a is a closed, single-use microcarrier separation system that helps increase product yields compared to traditional methods, while reducing clean-in-place and steam-in-place requirements and water for injection usage.

Ultra-Reliable Level Sensing And Control Ultra-Reliable Level Sensing And Control

Flygt’s Probe is the most reliable and cost-effective level sensor available in the water and wastewater industry today.

Recipe Management Software for Food Manufacturing Operations Recipe Management Software for Food Manufacturing Operations

Recipe Manager Plus is commercial off-the-shelf recipe management software for simplification of recipe deployment, optimization and execution on automated equipment in manufacturing operations. The software helps to manage more product variations, to increase operational efficiency and enforces product quality through increased process automation and repeatability.

OMNI™ Verification (V²) Portable Test Meter OMNI™ Verification (V²) Portable Test Meter

The Sensus OMNI™ Verification (V²) portable test meter gives you a fast and efficient solution to test the accuracy and performance of your large meters. The test meter will quickly become an important part of your water system’s maintenance operation. Piping and flow pattern irregularities can influence your meters’ accuracy and testing them in-line provides a truer indication of in-service accuracy. With OMNI V² you no longer have to take your meters out of service to test them.

Industrial Emissions Analyzer (CO, CO<sub>2</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>O, O<sub>2</sub>) Industrial Emissions Analyzer (CO, CO2, H2O, O2)

LGR’s new Industrial Emissions Analyzer (CO, CO2, H2O, O2), IEA, is the world’s first laser-based instrument capable of simultaneous measurements of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, water vapor and oxygen. The IEA is simple to use, sensitive, and rugged which makes it ideal for continuous emissions monitoring, industrial process control and compliance monitoring applications.

NO/CO<sub>2</sub> Analyzer (NO, CO<sub>2</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>O) NO/CO2 Analyzer (NO, CO2, H2O)

LGR's new NO/CO2 (nitric oxide, carbon dioxide) Analyzer simultaneously measures nitric oxide, carbon dioxide and water vapor with extraordinary precision continuously and in real time. (For measurements of N2O and CO, please refer to LGR's N2O/CO Analyzer.) The instrument may be set up in minutes and does not require any cryogens or consumables. In addition, the Analyzer simultaneously measures water vapor concentration with very high precision and accuracy. As a result, the instrument also reports the measured gases on a dry mol fraction basis accurately in real time without the need for sample drying, empirical corrections, or any post processing. Of course, unlike conventional chemiluminescence analyzers, LGR's laser-based analyzers do not require any ozone or other consummables.

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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

  • Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud
    Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud

    Cloud-based monitoring and reporting was all the rage at WEFTEC 2017. Water Talk sat down with Tom Perry, National Product Manager with Veolia to discuss Aquavista, one of the more established technologies for capturing critical data, storing it in the cloud and allowing it to be accessed real time, 24/7 from any smart, web-enabled device.

  • Crushing The Five Barriers To Growth
    Crushing The Five Barriers To Growth

    Starting a business can be hard. Growing  your business can be even harder. Whether it’s poor customer data, manual and broken processes, minimal operations visibility to make decisions, building a winning team, or keeping up with changing regulations, there is always something getting in the way of growth. These barriers hurt sales, cost money and create risk.

  • X-Ray Inspection Buyer’s Guide: How To Maximize Performance, ROI, & OEE
    X-Ray Inspection Buyer’s Guide: How To Maximize Performance, ROI, & OEE

    Uncover the less obvious aspects of cost and performance, and understand recent technology advances and trending sanitation demands that will help you choose a system that meets your detection goals.

  • Evolving Landscapes In Multiple Sclerosis Research
    Evolving Landscapes In Multiple Sclerosis Research

    Treatments for relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) have been available commercially since 1993—and since that time, patients have developed an increasingly sophisticated and accurate understanding of RMS. While this is obviously good news for individual patients, it poses certain challenges for researchers attempting to develop and evaluate new and more effective treatments for RMS; for interventional MS research, and in particular, RMS research, traditional clinical endpoints for a study may not be sensitive enough to demonstrate that a new drug is more effective than an existing standard treatment, particularly in earlier phase exploratory research characterized by limited sample sizes, and demands for efficient exploration of dose, exposure, and response. In addition, in an RMS research population with low disease activity, it's difficult to detect differences with respect to placebo, given similar constraints.

  • How To Prevent GenX Leaching From Filters
    How To Prevent GenX Leaching From Filters

    Water professionals must plan and budget to meet new regulations on the horizon. They must find the best technology for removing emerging contaminants, such as perfluorinated compounds. Above all, they want to ensure the health and safety of their customers.

  • 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.

  • Does Public Outreach Help Or Hinder Acceptance Of Recycled Wastewater As A Drinking Water Source?
    Does Public Outreach Help Or Hinder Acceptance Of Recycled Wastewater As A Drinking Water Source?

    When California’s AB2022 went into effect earlier this year, allowing the bottling of advanced purified reused water for educational purposes, Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District began the #GetOverIt! campaign to continue to push for consumer acceptance of recycled water systems.

  • Setting The Standard for Effective Chromium-6 Treatment
    Setting The Standard for Effective Chromium-6 Treatment

    When California capped chromium-6 in drinking water at 10 ppb in 2014, it became the only state to set a chromium MCL and, in so doing, created a challenge for water providers across the state.  WRT (Water Remediation Technology LLC) has met that challenge with the SMR (Selective Metals Reduction) Process.

  • An MSPs Guide To Selling IT Security
    An MSPs Guide To Selling IT Security

    Savvy and sophisticated MSPs are always looking for ways to add additional value to their offerings and engagement with their customers. By enhancing their capabilities, MSPs are able to differentiate their service, be more proactive, and command higher margins.

  • Safely Separate Microcarriers And Harvest Cells In A Closed System
    Safely Separate Microcarriers And Harvest Cells In A Closed System

    Current techniques used to separate adherent mammalian cells from microcarrier beads include: sedimentation using conical or inclined settlers, centrifugation, acoustic resonance, spin filtration, and microfiltration. These techniques often use sophisticated equipment, requiring significant capital expenditure as well as routine maintenance and between-use cleaning and sterilization. Until now, single-use options were restricted to disposable spin filters and hollow-fiber/microfiltration systems.

  • TCO Considerations For Biopharma Manufacturing Facilities
    TCO Considerations For Biopharma Manufacturing Facilities

    whether you’re building a plant for a small molecule drug or a biologic, you need to be able to do so faster and in a more agile manner than ever before. 

  • Development Of A Two-Column Manufacturing Process For Adenovirus
    Development Of A Two-Column Manufacturing Process For Adenovirus

    Adenovirus vectors are effective tools for the transfer of genetic material into mammalian cells. Their qualities have led them to be the most used gene transfer vectors in experimental therapies. 

  • What Not To Sell: Three Rules Of Engagement For MSPs
    What Not To Sell: Three Rules Of Engagement For MSPs

    When IT service providers become MSPs, the transition isn’t always easy. It requires a fundamental change in the way business is done. What you sell—and what you shouldn’t sell—needs to be clearly considered if success is part of your plan.

  • Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans
    Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans

    It may seem farfetched, but the reality is that many Americans don’t have regular access to clean drinking water.

  • Finding The Right Solution For Bubble Generation
    Finding The Right Solution For Bubble Generation

    It may not be immediately apparent just how crucial bubbles are to oil and gas operations. They play a critical role in a process known as dissolved gas flotation (DGF), which is imperative for removing contaminants. And not all bubbles are created the same.

  • 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.

  • Boron Removal By Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) Membranes
    Boron Removal By Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) Membranes

    Depletion of water supplies for potable and irrigation use has been a major problem in the world. Seawater desalination by reverse osmosis has become a common solution to address these demands. Using alternative sources of water requires implementation of increasingly stringent standards of water quality obtained by reverse osmosis processes, and boron is one of the most challenging contaminants in the final product.

  • A Pumping Primer — Considerations For Prime-Assisted Wastewater Pump Stations
    A Pumping Primer — Considerations For Prime-Assisted Wastewater Pump Stations

    Prime-assisted wastewater pump stations that house all mechanical and electrical components above-grade are a safe and cost-saving alternative to traditional or chopper submersibles, addressing confined space restrictions and improving operating efficiency and reliability.

  • 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.

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