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  • Multi-Point Chlorination Process To Treat Raw Water Yields To A Multi-Barrier Chain Of Treatment Technologies
    Multi-Point Chlorination Process To Treat Raw Water Yields To A Multi-Barrier Chain Of Treatment Technologies

    For decades, a Winnipeg utility used a multiple point-chlorination process to treat raw water drawn from remote Shoal Lake. Concerns eventually arose about the potential presence of chlorine-resistant pathogens–Crytosporidium and Giardia–and residual disinfection byproducts, which coincided with encroaching development near the lake. The Clari-DAF system was selected and now removes 70 percent of the organics at the Winnipeg plant, which also improves filtration and extends the intervals between filter backwashes.

  • 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.

  • As Waters Warm, Questions Swirl Around Health Of The Great Barrier Reef
    As Waters Warm, Questions Swirl Around Health Of The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef — a chain of 2,900 individual, underwater corals comprising the world’s biggest structure made by living organisms — is one of the most visible victims of climate change.

  • Operation And Maintenance Realities Of Non-Clog Sewage Pumps
    Operation And Maintenance Realities Of Non-Clog Sewage Pumps

    Pump clogs cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and backed up lift stations that damage the environment. They also put the public health at risk and lead to regulatory fines for the utility.

  • Avoid The Fallout From Incompatibility Between Your API And Its Formulation
    Avoid The Fallout From Incompatibility Between Your API And Its Formulation

    It is critical the experts creating a drug product’s formulation are aware of any reactions that can occur between an API and a tablet’s excipients.

  • Virtual Reference Technology Saves Costs And Simplifies Flow Meter Installation At Desalination Plants
    Virtual Reference Technology Saves Costs And Simplifies Flow Meter Installation At Desalination Plants

    As fresh water supplies dwindle, whether due to drought, contamination, or overuse, desalination becomes more attractive. Desalination plants must ensure proper flow measurement to monitor the resource — so proper installation and operation of these meters is extremely important.

  • How To Conduct Water Quality Analysis For Ozone Disinfection
    How To Conduct Water Quality Analysis For Ozone Disinfection

    Ozone disinfection has long been a critical process in the wastewater treatment industry. And, because ozone is relied on so heavily to oxidize a wide variety of potential wastewater contaminants, water quality analysis during the disinfection process is paramount. Once the ozone process itself is understood, its water quality ramifications and the quality parameters that offer insight into its efficacy can be analyzed and taken into account.

  • 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.

  • Does The Future Of The R&D Industry Lie In Robot Hands?
    Does The Future Of The R&D Industry Lie In Robot Hands?

    With teams under pressure to develop new products faster and at a lower cost, it’s easy to see the appeal of robots for R&D organizations.

  • Municipal Ozone Dissolution Systems: Pipeline Flash Reactors
    Municipal Ozone Dissolution Systems: Pipeline Flash Reactors

    Regulatory pressure, water scarcity and public health concerns have increased the use of ozone as a primary disinfectant and essential oxidant, making ozone a key treatment process in municipal water, wastewater and recycling facilities. Mazzei’s ozone dissolution systems are designed to work with a facility’s ozone generators to provide safe and rapid transfer of ozone gas to solution.

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Market Research Report: Biologic Sterile Injectable Drug Product Manufacturing Market Overview And Outlook Market Research Report: Biologic Sterile Injectable Drug Product Manufacturing Market Overview And Outlook

This market research report has been designed to give you an overview of the current state of the biologic sterile injectable market, and what outsourcing decision-makers predict the market will look like by 2022.  It provides insight on industry practices and CMO usage patterns to help you make informed decisions about your own outsourced sterile injectable manufacturing.

N<sub>2</sub>O/CO Analyzer (Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Monoxide) N2O/CO Analyzer (Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Monoxide)

LGR's N2O/CO Analyzer (Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Monoxide Analyzer) is the first instrument capable of continuously measuring ambient levels of nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide (with precision better than 0.1 ppb in 1 second) in real time (data rates to 10 Hz with optional external pump). Users can set up the instrument in minutes. Since CO is an excellent tracer of anthropogenic emissions, simultaneous measurements of CO and N2O can allow scientists to correlate the sources of N2O emissions.  TheN2O/CO Analyzer now also simultaneously measures water vapor  mole fraction. As a result, the instrument reports N2O and CO on a dry mol basis (accurately corrects for water vapor dilution and absorption line broadening effects) without the need for sample drying or empirical corrections.   (For simultaneous high precision measurements of CO and CO2, please refer to LGR's CO/CO2 Analyzer.)

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.

Downdraft Grinding Tables Downdraft Grinding Tables

Tri-Mer’s Wet Station Downdraft Grinding Tables feature a grated work surface and a height-adjustable workstation.

SORB 33® ARS Series Arsenic Removal Systems – Pre-engineered For Faster Delivery And Simple Installation SORB 33® ARS Series Arsenic Removal Systems – Pre-engineered For Faster Delivery And Simple Installation

De Nora’s SORB 33® arsenic removal adsorber systems use our proven and effective arsenic removal media that removes arsenic to non-detect levels. Systems are pre-engineered for faster delivery times and simple installation.

Tanks Tanks

Tri-Mer specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of polypropylene process tanks for heavy-service use.

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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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  • How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane
    How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane

    1,4-Dioxane is a contaminant that is known to linger in groundwater and have adverse health effects when consumed. Worse still, it can pose some significant treatment challenges to the operations tasked with eliminating it.

  • An Open Letter To Jeff Bezos: Use Your Resources To Protect Our Most Precious Resource
    An Open Letter To Jeff Bezos: Use Your Resources To Protect Our Most Precious Resource

    Economist Harold Pollack's New York Times article suggesting priorities for your philanthropic work was a fun read for those of us who would love to imagine what we would do with $131 billion. Unlike Pollack, I'm not going to tell you how to give away your money — you earned it, it's yours, and you can do what you want with it.

  • 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.

  •  How To Improve Test Accuracy With The Latest Sampling Technology
    How To Improve Test Accuracy With The Latest Sampling Technology

    Sampling and laboratory testing are major responsibilities for water professionals. Test results are used for process control, and ultimately to determine that water is safe for drinking, reuse, or discharge to the environment. Regulatory agencies rely on reported results for proof of permit compliance. So, obtaining representative, properly collected and preserved samples is the first critical step to ensure accurate test results.

  • Optimize Biogas Production With Accurate, Real-Time Monitoring
    Optimize Biogas Production With Accurate, Real-Time Monitoring

    Many utilities and industries today face increasing pressure to lower costs and improve sustainability. Reducing electrical usage — or even selling electricity back to the grid — helps to accomplish both of these goals, and anaerobic digesters may play a part in doing so.

  • Integrated Membrane Facility In The City Of Delaware, Ohio
    Integrated Membrane Facility In The City Of Delaware, Ohio

    To better comply with the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) the City of Delaware (Ohio) piloted Torayfil hollow-fiber PVDF membrane modules to treat surface water for their 7.2 mgd full-scale facility. After significant review of the data, cost, and other factors, the City and URS selected Toray to utilize in the full scale design. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Activated Carbons For Drinking Water Treatment Datasheet

    Activated carbon has proven to be a reliable, cost effective technology for the control of various contaminants found in drinking water supplies. Jacobi Carbons manufactures a full range of activated carbons for municipal drinking water treatment, covering both powdered and granular carbons made from coal, coconut, and proprietary blands of raw materials. These products are manufactured in strict accordance with ANSI/NSF 61 and AWWA B604 standards for drinking water treatment.

  • How To Conduct Water Quality Analysis For Ozone Disinfection
    How To Conduct Water Quality Analysis For Ozone Disinfection

    Ozone disinfection has long been a critical process in the wastewater treatment industry. And, because ozone is relied on so heavily to oxidize a wide variety of potential wastewater contaminants, water quality analysis during the disinfection process is paramount. Once the ozone process itself is understood, its water quality ramifications and the quality parameters that offer insight into its efficacy can be analyzed and taken into account.

  • The Hidden Dangers Of Manganese In Drinking Water
    The Hidden Dangers Of Manganese In Drinking Water

    Evidence indicates that manganese (Mn) is more than a nuisance: it's a threat to health. It's time to get serious about removing it from drinking water.

  • 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.

  • BPOG Extractables Testing Protocols: Working With Multiple Single-Use Components
    BPOG Extractables Testing Protocols: Working With Multiple Single-Use Components

    Understand the analytical challenges faced when implementing the BPOG protocol for four SUS components.

  • Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries
    Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries

    Refineries are among the major consumers of water that has both process and non-process origins. The average refinery requires 2.5 gallons of water for every gallon of crude oil processed. Depending on the type of crude oil, composition of condensate and treatment processes, the characteristics of refinery wastewater varies widely. The design and operation of modern refinery wastewater treatment plants are challenging and are driven by technology. This article will highlight the most common types of waste streams in a refinery and suitable wastewater treatment strategies.

  • Start-Up And Operating Tips For Jet Aeration Systems
    Start-Up And Operating Tips For Jet Aeration Systems

    Jet aeration systems are extremely efficient due to their high alpha factor and clean water oxygen transfer performance. Proper start-up, operation, and maintenance will ensure reliable service and a long life.

  • Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations
    Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations

    Those who are philanthropically-minded need look no further for a cause than that of water. After all, this is a fundamental aspect of human existence and one that is shockingly scarce in some parts of the world.

  • EPA Integrates Emergency Response To Help Make Informed Mission-Critical Decisions
    EPA Integrates Emergency Response To Help Make Informed Mission-Critical Decisions The EPA and Tetra Tech have iteratively developed a robust emergency response solution over time, by learning from individual site-specific cleanup activities that occur every day and scaling these activities during significant response events.
  • Achieving Ultrapure Water
    Achieving Ultrapure Water

    It may sound intimidating, but water that has been treated to “ultrapure” condition is more than necessary in many applications. This highly-cleansed product is a fundamental part of many industrial operations, from the medicine we need to get well to the power we rely on in our daily lives. But, as the name implies, it’s no small task to get average influent to the ultrapure level.

  • 5 Ways Product Inspection Can Increase Profits For Meat Processors
    5 Ways Product Inspection Can Increase Profits For Meat Processors

    This article shows how advanced product inspection equipment can help processors remain competitive by offering multilayered benefits.

  • 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 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.

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