DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data
    Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data

    One of the nation’s largest four-service utility providers, Colorado Springs Utilities supplies energy and water to over 450,000 people. The state-certified laboratory of the Water Quality Assurance section processes over 14,000 samples and 80,000 analytes per year from eight watersheds, seven finished water treatment facilities, 38 finished water reservoirs, four post-chlorination stations, two wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2700 miles of pipeline.

  • Making The Medicines Of The Future
    Making The Medicines Of The Future

    Industry expert shares his thoughts on how disposable manufacturing technology helped with the commercialization of cell and gene therapies as well as insights on new technologies and their impact on the industry.

  • Enorsul Saneamento Optimizes Olinda’s Water Distribution System, Reducing Water Losses
    Enorsul Saneamento Optimizes Olinda’s Water Distribution System, Reducing Water Losses

    Bentley’s WaterGEMS Helps Identify and Prioritize Solutions, Including Implementing 43 Metering and Control Zones

  • Asset Lifecycle Information Management For Water And Wastewater Networks
    Asset Lifecycle Information Management For Water And Wastewater Networks

    Water and wastewater leaders are unsung heroes. Clean, safe water is essential to human life and to the well-being of the environment, yet it is grossly underfunded. Limited resources lead to deferred maintenance and difficult decisions.

  • Choosing The Right Metrology For The Right Application
    Choosing The Right Metrology For The Right Application

    Many utilities are embracing the concept of smart utility networks to make their systems more efficient and enhance customer service. Smart utility networks provide the ability to improve every part of the water cycle. However, having the right metrology for each application is critical to ensuring the reliability and accuracy of the data being collected.

  • Modernization Of Historical Water Treatment Plant Brings Increased Efficiency And Savings
    Modernization Of Historical Water Treatment Plant Brings Increased Efficiency And Savings

    The Warsaw Water Filters in Poland, also known as Lindley’s Filters, were built in 1883 - 1886 by William Lindley, an English engineer who together with his sons designed water and sewerage systems for over 30 cities across Europe.

  • Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?
    Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?

    Talk about making waves. Cryptocurrency — digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks — have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months. The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

  • UV Kind Of Town, Chicago Is (Case Study)
    UV Kind Of Town, Chicago Is (Case Study)

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) — of which the Terrence J. O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) is part of — has made a number of upgrades to its treatment process in recent years.

  • How To Avoid System Downtime When Installing Flow Meters
    How To Avoid System Downtime When Installing Flow Meters

    Water and wastewater utilities rely on accurate flow measurement for important process controls. These may include recycle streams, chemical dosing systems, and other operational functions. In addition, regulators require utilities to measure certain flows, such as treatment plant influent and effluent and potable water pumping. Accurate flow measurement is also important for monitoring and reducing unaccounted-for water.

  • 6 Top Challenges Salespeople Face Today
    6 Top Challenges Salespeople Face Today

    Today’s selling space moves at the speed of light, and as the B2B industry continues to accelerate…only the survival-of-the-fittest salespeople will thrive. It’s crucial that sellers learn how to adapt to new buyer behaviors so that they can navigate through the sales process and close more deals.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

On-The-Floor Behavior Verification On-The-Floor Behavior Verification

Foster Engagement. Verify Compliance.
Imagine if you could clone your best supervisor. Now you can. Alchemy Coach is a powerful mobile app that strengthens supervisor/employee relation

 

Water Network Modeling And Analysis Water Network Modeling And Analysis

Reliably delivering clean, potable water to customers is at the core of what every water utility does. Making this happen is a heroic effort, though, and requires constant attention to be able to fully understand how the system behaves, identify problems, and choose the best course of action to address the needs of the customers and the needs of the utility. Our tools are designed specifically to help engineers analyze and design water distribution systems.

Streamline The Path From Discovery To Cure: Cell Therapy Solutions Streamline The Path From Discovery To Cure: Cell Therapy Solutions

Regardless of where you are in your cell therapy development, here are solutions to help you achieve your cell therapy goals—all the way through to commercialization.

Ultra Pure Water Systems Ultra Pure Water Systems

Komal manufactures complete system to meet very special application for the Research lab and electronic industries. Water produced will meet the standards like CAP, ASTM, USP, NSST etc. Standard units having flowrate of 5/10/30 lit/hr. is readily available. Units are microprocessor based controlled with replaceable cartridges.

EcoCycle SBR™ Sequencing Batch Reactor EcoCycle SBR™ Sequencing Batch Reactor

The EcoCycle SBR™ from Parkson combines industry leading DynaPhase Control™ technology with high efficiency treatment schemes designed to provide reliable and flexible performance for today’s stringent effluent needs.  The EcoCycle SBR™ is a true-batch SBR design, which allows for an ideal anaerobic / anoxic fill period, perfect for biological phosphorus removal and Nitrogen removal.  The true-batch design will also allow for a perfect quiescent settling step, promoting ideal sludge settling and compaction before the decant of the treated effluent.  In the EcoCycle SBR™ basin designs are not limited by basin geometry or configuration.  Deep tank SBR basins are encouraged for better O2 transfer, which can lead to reduced operating expenses. 

Aqua Caiman™ In-Channel Articulating Rake Screen Aqua Caiman™ In-Channel Articulating Rake Screen

The Aqua Caiman™ represents the next generation of articulating rake screen. In designing the screen, Parkson combined over 40 years of experience working on thousands of in-channel screen installations with in-depth market and engineering research. This allowed us to better understand the weaknesses of existing multi-rake and articulating rake screens. Our engineers put design expertise into components where strength matters the most — frame, bars and chain. They also provided a smart design to reduce manufacturing costs. The result is the most competitively priced articulating rake screen that provides unmatched durability, ease of operation and protection of downstream process equipment.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • The ABCs Of PFCs
    The ABCs Of PFCs

    Nick Burns, director of water treatment technology for (the Americas region of) Black & Veatch, discusses the health concerns, current regulatory status, and documented presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), also sometimes called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in drinking water supplies — as determined by sampling under the U.S. EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3).

  • What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?
    What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?

    By now, just about everyone in the U.S. has heard about Flint, Michigan’s water woes. Despite the many issues raised by that incident, urban water systems are not the sole reason the 2017 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the U.S. drinking water infrastructure an overall “D” grade. Hidden within that disheartening rating are the harsh realities faced by rural water systems.

  • Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA
    Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA

    It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?

  • How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?
    How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?

    PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?

  • The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018
    The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018

    Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • Desalination In The Caribbean
    Desalination In The Caribbean

    More than 7,000 islands of the Caribbean Archipelago are scattered over a million-square-mile area between North and South America. Some smaller islands are naturally dry, but some volcanic islands — like Grenada and St. Lucia — are well forested and provide significant water catchment to support spring water and surface water. But, as populations, agriculture, and industry grow, desalination is becoming more attractive as a water source throughout the entire region.

  • Filtration For A New Era
    Filtration For A New Era

    Filtration has been around for a long, long time, so it may be that most treatment plant operators feel pretty informed about its capabilities. But hearing from Brian Frewerd, Director of Application Engineering with Parkson Corporation and Water Talk guest, will likely prove enlightening. Frewerd provides background on sand filtration for tertiary treatment applications, followed by insight on notable technology improvements and performance milestones

  • The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country
    The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country

    Beyond Independence Day or Veterans Day, it's always a great time to thank our nation's veterans for their service and reflect on the sacrifices they and their families have made on our behalf. This year, it's also a great time to add a plea — and an opportunity — for further service in the defense of our country: to take the skills they learned in the military and apply them to the water industry.

  • Study Stakeholder Collaboration Takes The Stage At DIA
    Study Stakeholder Collaboration Takes The Stage At DIA

    A strategy to reduce potential conflicts when working with clinical research study stakeholders.

  • The Benefits Of Arming Your Consumers With Their Water Usage Data
    The Benefits Of Arming Your Consumers With Their Water Usage Data

    Modern-era communication networks and data storage capacities are rapidly transforming the relationship between water utilities and their customers. The technology and infrastructure that we have today can provide timely water usage data directly to customers’ cell phones, creating the most transparent relationship that we have ever seen between water provider and consumer.

  • On-Site Disinfection Generation Enables City To Provide High Quality Water For Industrial Food Processing Customers
    On-Site Disinfection Generation Enables City To Provide High Quality Water For Industrial Food Processing Customers

    The city of Buhl, Idaho, obtains all of its drinking water from groundwater sources through multiple wells. Prior to 2009, the city did not treat the groundwater but only added chlorine in the form of bulk 12.5% sodium hypochlorite to provide a disinfectant residual. A combination of factors including: changes in EPA and state DEQ regulatory requirements, growth of the residential population and growth of the industrial food processing customers forced the City to build a new water treatment plant to provide filtration to address the naturally occurring arsenic present in the groundwater.

  • 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 Filter Iron & Manganese From Well Water With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media
    How To Filter Iron & Manganese From Well Water With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media

    There are various treatment processes that are used to remove iron and manganese from ground water for potable water supplies. Iron and manganese are typically found in groundwater in a dissolved state and the water may appear clear. While there are various less common treatment methods used (such as ion exchange), most treatment systems for iron and manganese oxidize the ferrous state (clear iron) to a ferric state so the solid particles can then be filtered out. 

  • Aerobic Treatment Of Wastewater For Fish Flour And Fish Oil Company Reuse
    Aerobic Treatment Of Wastewater For Fish Flour And Fish Oil Company Reuse

    A fish flour and fish oil processing company produces 100 tons of flour a day from fish waste resulting from the broth concentration plant and from drying of flour, washing water, boiler blowdown and cooling towers. The company needed to treat its wastewater and to reduce its water supply costs.

  • How To Mitigate Biofouling In Your Industrial Process Using 2<sup>nd</sup> Generation ATP
    How To Mitigate Biofouling In Your Industrial Process Using 2nd Generation ATP

    Microorganisms can wreak havoc in industrial processes in a number of ways – from slime formation that causes paper breaks and excessive downtime in papermaking facilities, to costly recalls of spoiled final product. Consequently, an effective microbiological control program, which includes accurate and reliable monitoring, is critical for maintaining an efficient process and final product quality.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Using Laser-Based Headspace Moisture Analysis For Rapid Nondestructive Moisture Determination Of Sterile Freeze-Dried Product
    Using Laser-Based Headspace Moisture Analysis For Rapid Nondestructive Moisture Determination Of Sterile Freeze-Dried Product

    Rapid water vapor determination with an optical method could replace the slow destructive traditional methods for the moisture analysis of freeze-dried product. A description of industry applications of headspace moisture analysis including freeze drying cycle optimization, lyo chamber moisture distribution mapping, and 100% moisture inspection of commercial freeze-dried product.

  • Microbiology Fulfills A Vital QC Role At A CDMO In Aseptic Filling And Sampling
    Microbiology Fulfills A Vital QC Role At A CDMO In Aseptic Filling And Sampling

    Microbiological contamination is at the top of the CDMO threat list. A CDMO needs to have clearly defined procedures and allow client access to data.

  • Yesware Gives Fundbox Back 1 Hour / Rep / Day
    Yesware Gives Fundbox Back 1 Hour / Rep / Day

    Fundbox is dedicated to helping small businesses grow by giving them access to credit that doesn’t require a personal credit score to get started. It uses cutting-edge technology, data science, and common sense to give small businesses access to previously unattainable financial options.

  • Manipulating Dissolved Gasses With SEPAREL®: Oil & Gas
    Manipulating Dissolved Gasses With SEPAREL®: Oil & Gas

    Degassing applications in the oil industry are numerous; steam is used in nearly all processes for refining oil. Therefore, water must be treated to prevent scale and pipe pitting through the removal of dissolved ions and dissolved gasses such as oxygen and CO2. Boiler feed water for producing steam must also be free of dissolved CO2 and oxygen; SEPAREL® degassing membranes can remove both gasses in a single compact system.

  • 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.

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