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  • Biopharma Industry Reflections
    Biopharma Industry Reflections

    Insights from an expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry on what we can learn from the past and tips on how to overcome challenges in the future.
     

  • White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million
    White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million

    In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere.

  • Climate Change Report Identifies Myriad Needs For Water Industry
    Climate Change Report Identifies Myriad Needs For Water Industry

    The federal government recently released its fourth National Climate Assessment which focuses on the impact climate change will have on the U.S. economy over the next century. As mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the U.S. Global Change Research Program takes a comprehensive look at climate change and its effects on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems and biological diversity.

  • California Prepares For A Drought-Prone Future Under Stringent Title 22 Water Reuse Standards
    California Prepares For A Drought-Prone Future Under Stringent Title 22 Water Reuse Standards

    Fluence’s first MABR plant in mainland U.S. gives California new medium- and small-scale treatment options that comply with the state’s stringent standards for water reuse

  • The Electrical Side Of Water
    The Electrical Side Of Water

    The cost of operations is a rising concern for many water utilities, in addition to the chief concern of treating to regulations and protecting the environment. What may be overlooked, however, is the importance of power management to help achieve these objectives. In this Water Talk interview, Eaton Corporation's Joel Benzing explains how intelligent electrical infrastructure can help enhance plant productivity and efficiency by aiding, optimizing, and protecting the facility's equipment as well as its people.

  • 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.

  • East Bay Municipal Utility District Successfully Manages Chloramine Residual In Ten Million Gallon Reservoir With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor® RCS Chloramine Management System
    East Bay Municipal Utility District Successfully Manages Chloramine Residual In Ten Million Gallon Reservoir With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor® RCS Chloramine Management System

    Located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) treats and distributes water to over 1.3 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

  • Trimble Telog Helps The City Of Ft. Wayne, Indiana See Beneath The Streets
    Trimble Telog Helps The City Of Ft. Wayne, Indiana See Beneath The Streets

    In 2007 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) issued a consent decree to the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana to improve water quality and prevent negative effects from CSO events by achieving over a 90% reduction in these overflows by the end of 2025.

  • Post-Brexit Implications For The Pharmaceuticals Industry
    Post-Brexit Implications For The Pharmaceuticals Industry

    The EU’s unraveling stands to impact the global economy, with the United States and Britain taking the most powerful hits. The UK is America’s fourth-largest export market. In the pharmaceutical industry, our countries work closely together to bring new drugs to market and to bring life-saving medications to our respective populations. Like many industries, the pharmaceutical sector has serious concerns about the forthcoming Brexit deal.

  • Bispecific Antibody Purification: Insights And Case Studies
    Bispecific Antibody Purification: Insights And Case Studies

    New modalities, like bispecific antibodies, present unique challenges compared to mAb production. For purification, there’s not just one right answer to which strategy to use. Here are some industry insights to help you navigate the bispecific jungle.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Aqua Rhino™ In-Channel Escalating Screen Aqua Rhino™ In-Channel Escalating Screen

The Aqua Rhino™  represents the next generation step screen, providing unmatched durability, ease of operation and ultimate protection for your downstream process equipment. 

Powerfully Engineered GaN Solutions For Defense Industry Powerfully Engineered GaN Solutions For Defense Industry

Gallium nitride (GaN) technology continues to evolve, pushing the limits of what’s possible with ever-increasing power density, reliability and gain in a reduced size. No longer a technology just for defense/aerospace applications, GaN is enabling higher and higher frequencies in more complex applications, such as phased arrays, radar, base transceiver stations for 5G, cable TV (CATV), VSAT and defense communications.

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.

PerforMedia™ Oil Removal Media PerforMedia™ Oil Removal Media

Oily water filtration was developed for filtering free oil and suspended solids from produced water or refinery wastewater, to be disposed of, re-injected, discharged or reused. These systems primarily used black walnut shell media, and required expensive treatment upstream to limit the filter loading rate.

Tablex 2 Pharmaceutical Metal Detectors Tablex 2 Pharmaceutical Metal Detectors

Designed and built to comply with FDA, GMP standards and to satisfy the demands of the pharmaceutical industry, Tablex 2 metal detectors for tablets and capsules provide the ultimate in mobile, fully integrated product inspection and rejection systems.

Asset Performance Management Asset Performance Management

Infrastructure is complex. It must operate reliably without compromising health and safety standards, and comply with industry and environmental regulations. The Asset Performance Management solution allows you to capture and analyze historical and real-time operational and asset data to improve asset performance, reduce costs, and facilitate mission critical decision making in core business operations. With APM, you can develop consistent, optimized inspection and maintenance plans to mitigate operating risks and improve overall reliability, efficiency, and availability.

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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

    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
    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

  • Reducing Plastics Contamination In Food Manufacturing
    Reducing Plastics Contamination In Food Manufacturing

    This white paper explores how detectable additives are helping food processors detect and reject unwanted elements before the final product reaches consumers to preserve product safety and quality.

  • 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.

  • Resource Recovery: Monetizing The Hidden Assets Within Wastewater Plants
    Resource Recovery: Monetizing The Hidden Assets Within Wastewater Plants A growing number of wastewater treatment plant leaders are banking on newer technology to tap into previously unclaimed resources at their sites while addressing pressing needs such as increasing capacity and meeting more stringent treatment requirements. By looking at the process through a different lens and raising the bar when it comes to overall objectives, it is possible to shift facilities from being a cost center toward a revenue generator.
  • Balancing The Yin And Yang Of Water Pressure
    Balancing The Yin And Yang Of Water Pressure

    All the effort and expense required to produce high-quality water can be for naught if the distribution system cannot maintain appropriate pressure to deliver it efficiently, at a reliable flow rate. Simply pumping more pressure into the system is not the answer. Learn how new pressure monitoring options make it easier to track pressure in every zone to deliver customer satisfaction at peak energy efficiency.

  • Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs
    Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs

    The Mountain Regional Water District is a Special Service District of the county that was established by the Summit County Commission in 2000 to regionalize water service by consolidating several public and private water companies.

  • Beyond Traditional AMI — The Smart Utility Network (SUN) Sheds Light Across The Entire Utility Water Cycle
    Beyond Traditional AMI — The Smart Utility Network (SUN) Sheds Light Across The Entire Utility Water Cycle

    Many utilities today are investing in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). However, many of these same utilities often don’t realize the breadth of capabilities that a smart utility network (SUN) now offers. In the past, AMI networks were typically used for accurate metering and billing. Today, a smart utility network builds upon traditional AMI to provide multiple advantages across the full water cycle — and beyond.

  • 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 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.

  • TOC Analysis: The Best Tool In A Drinking Water Facility’s Toolbox
    TOC Analysis: The Best Tool In A Drinking Water Facility’s Toolbox

    SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions designs and manufactures Sievers Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzers that enable near real-time reporting of organic carbon levels for treatment optimization, quality control & regulatory compliance. TOC has a wide range of applicability at a drinking water plant, and therefore any drinking water utility — large or small — can measure TOC in their laboratory or online in their treatment process.

  • Tackling Nonpoint Source Nutrient Pollution
    Tackling Nonpoint Source Nutrient Pollution

    Recently, Ohio Governor John Kasich issued an executive order allowing the Ohio Department of Agriculture to set requirements for storing, handling and applying manure as well as nutrient management plans in an effort to reduce nutrient pollution and algal bloom growth in Lake Erie. The order is set to affect 7,000 farms across 2 million acres.

  • What Abbott And Costello Can Teach Us About Water
    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.

  • What You Need To Know About 1,2,3-TCP And Drinking Water
    What You Need To Know About 1,2,3-TCP And Drinking Water

    As our ability to measure contaminants at ever smaller concentrations improves, “emerging contaminants” are on the rise. Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), emerging contaminants are chemicals or materials characterized by a perceived, potential, or real threat to human health or the environment.

  • 3 Tips For Operational Excellence Within Pet Food Manufacturing
    3 Tips For Operational Excellence Within Pet Food Manufacturing

    When it comes to food manufacturing, the pet food industry isn’t always in agreement on how to properly test and inspect pet food products. Here are tips to keep in mind as you begin to develop initiatives that drive operational excellence in pet food manufacturing.

  • Pilot Test For Arsenic, Color And Iron Shows Great Results
    Pilot Test For Arsenic, Color And Iron Shows Great Results

    The City of Riverdale was running into issues with arsenic, color and iron treatment system at their Well 4 site, so they conducted a pilot test with the help of Loprest.

  • Is Your Crisis Response Plan Ready For Action?
    Is Your Crisis Response Plan Ready For Action?

    It's important and useful that everyone in your company has a clear understanding of all roles during a crisis. Stress levels are high, and the more clarity that we can bring in advance of a crisis, the better.

  • X3735 Series X-Ray Inspection System Datasheet

    The X3735 x-ray system is a high detection sensitivity solution, with an integrated conveyor designed to inspect tall, rigid packaged products in a wide range of applications.

  • Easier, Faster, And Safer Option For Measuring Total Nitrogen
    Easier, Faster, And Safer Option For Measuring Total Nitrogen

    Total nitrogen (TN) has become a compound of concern because of its impact on eutrophication on water sources. And as more states begin to set limits for TN, accurate testing becomes paramount. Unfortunately, multiple labs and variable test procedures can lead to disparities in final results. Many of today’s test methods are also time consuming, expensive, and even unsafe for lab technicians to use.

  • 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.

  • Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter
    Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter

    Water utilities rely on accurate and dependable flow measurement for critical process controls. Regulatory agencies also require flow monitoring and reporting, with specific accuracy limits.

  • Robust Encore® Pumps Replace Peristaltic Hose Pumps To Maintain Consistent pH For Finished Drinking Water
    Robust Encore® Pumps Replace Peristaltic Hose Pumps To Maintain Consistent pH For Finished Drinking Water

    Upper Deerfield Township, NJ relies on groundwater from four wells measuring 120 to 160 feet deep. The water is treated at two treatment plants with a capacity of 2.2 MGD and then pumped out to the distribution system with approximately 750,000 gallons of storage. Since the deep groundwater is hard, operators add lime to the finished water to raise the pH to reduce hardness.

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