DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • Value-Based Procurement: Steps In The Right Direction
    Value-Based Procurement: Steps In The Right Direction

    As a means of encouraging the growth of new technologies and improving operating costs, water and wastewater equipment manufacturers have long advocated for changing the mindset of equipment procurement from low-bid to lowest life-cycle cost evaluation.This have proven to be a very daunting task. 

  • Remove Perfluorinated Compounds From Drinking Water — Without Creating A Toxic Waste Stream
    Remove Perfluorinated Compounds From Drinking Water — Without Creating A Toxic Waste Stream

    Water utility managers have a lot of responsibilities, not the least of which is to keep up with the latest in the industry—contaminants, regulations, technology, and trends. And perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are on the horizon as contaminants that may affect the public health. Water Online spoke with Calgon Carbon about these important emerging contaminants and how best to remove them.

  • Florida County Partners With The WateReuse Association To Find The Best Use For Reclaimed Drinking Water
    Florida County Partners With The WateReuse Association To Find The Best Use For Reclaimed Drinking Water

    In 2016 Hillsborough County Public Utilities, a forward thinking organization, initiated the first direct potable reuse pilot project in Florida. In its efforts to utilize 100 percent of its reclaimed water, the progressive utility created a successful program to effectively suspend surface water discharges. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Can The Medical Device Industry Overcome Legacy Sterilization Methods?
    Can The Medical Device Industry Overcome Legacy Sterilization Methods?

    As companies continue to innovate, they are finding that some of today’s most commonly used sterilization methods impose serious limitations in terms of efficacy, quality, or production processes.

  • Retail Technology Report Reveals Trends And Buying Behaviors
    Retail Technology Report Reveals Trends And Buying Behaviors

    Total Retail surveyed its retail executive audience to understand current and future retail technology trends and buying behaviors. The results show that while innovative retail technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, chatbots (i.e., artificial intelligence), and drones get a lot of media attention for how they’re going to disrupt the industry — it’s more basic solutions like marketing automation software, video and mobile websites that currently have retailers’ attention.

  • Intelligent Fire Hydrants Provide Utilities With System Performance Data
    Intelligent Fire Hydrants Provide Utilities With System Performance Data

    Historically, most fire hydrants sit idle after they are installed. They were there for that one day that hopefully never shows up. But in today’s connected world, fire hydrants are becoming an important asset in understanding the water distribution system, allowing utilities to monitor their water system operation and predict leaks.

  • 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.

  • Wastewater Poses Threat To Coral Reefs Worldwide
    Wastewater Poses Threat To Coral Reefs Worldwide

    Coral reefs contain among the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, serving as habitat and shelter for marine life and as the source of nitrogen and other essential nutrients for marine food chains. They help with carbon fixing, nitrogen fixing, and nutrient recycling, while they preserve coastlines from constant battering from waves and storms.

  • Exploring The Concept Of Reliable Connections
    Exploring The Concept Of Reliable Connections

    Launched last year, Mueller’s “Reliable Connections” slogan looks to unite the Company’s customers, engineers, and contractors with its business units, knowledge experts and service offerings in the water industry.

  • Water And Food: One Man’s Vision
    Water And Food: One Man’s Vision

    Angelo Mazzei has always thought locally and acted globally. Born and raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley — one of the world’s most productive farming regions — Angelo worked for his uncle’s 10,000-acre farming operation after graduating from college. There he saw a pressing need for a system that would allow farmers to safely and efficiently inject fertilizer into their irrigation water — a task made even more challenging with the 1968 introduction of high-pressure water supplies through the California Aqueduct, a 400-mile-long water conveyance system. A new approach was vital.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Duty Management Duty Management

Minimizing duties is one of the fastest and easiest ways to squeeze significant financial returns out of a company’s global supply chain. A dollar, yen, pound, or euro saved in duties goes straight to a company’s bottom line, which is what makes these programs so appealing. Duty minimization opportunities come in many forms, including preferential trade agreements, foreign trade zones and duty drawback. In order to take advantage of them, organizations must first determine eligibility. After determining eligibility, organizations must establish the appropriate procedures and documentation to qualify for them. Finally, organizations must track and administer the programs on an ongoing basis, for every qualifying product shipped.

H<sub>2</sub>S/NH<sub>3</sub> Analyzer (Hydrogen Sulfide, Ammonia, Water Vapor) H2S/NH3 Analyzer (Hydrogen Sulfide, Ammonia, Water Vapor)

LGR’s H2S/NH3 Analyzer (ammonia, hydrogen sulfide) provides sensitive measurements in ambient air or in industrial process flows with extremely high precision and sensitivity. No longer do you have to wait a long time to measure these gases with high sensitivity and accuracy – LGR’s H2S/NH3 Analyzer provides measurements every second with sub-ppm level precision. In addition, the H2S/NH3 Analyzer can report measurements quickly over a very wide range of mole fractions even in complex process flows.

PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review

See our exciting new solution for medical monitors, PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review which empowers clinical development teams and medical monitors to detect safety signals faster and reduce time to submission by combining innovative medical review workflow with advanced analytics.

Pharmaceutical Lyophilizer / Freeze Dryer Pharmaceutical Lyophilizer / Freeze Dryer

The pharmaceutical lyophilization system can be used to stabilize thermolabile and delicate active ingredients, like oncological medications, vaccines or antibodies. The system, which was developed at the company’s Austrian subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik (SBM), rounds out Bosch’s portfolio for pharmaceutical liquids. “Short time-to-market, high quality and cost efficiency are key for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Our new freeze dryer is not only energy efficient, but also offers short cycle times together with reliable product quality in large batches,” explains Annabel Madero, product manager at SBM. Its modular design makes the GMP-compliant freeze dryer suitable for the production of small batches for clinical trials, as well as for medium production batches.

Get Real-Time & Historical Data On Control Screens Get Real-Time & Historical Data On Control Screens

The Vision Module delivers a dynamic, powerful, and beautiful HMI experience unlike any other. Display real-time and historical data on everything from status-and-control screens to interactive charts and tables so you can analyze data at-a-glance and quickly act on it. Since all clients are connected to a central server, everyone in your company will stay up-to-date and can easily access the real-time data they need.

MES Software for Food Manufacturing Operations MES Software for Food Manufacturing Operations

Managing the transformation of materials into finished products in real time.

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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

  • 5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs
    5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs

    Most people understand the inherent benefits of plastic piping — chemical resistance, installation speed, ease of assembly, cost efficiency, longevity in corrosive, harsh exterior or underground environments, etc. Not everyone, however, fully appreciates the nuances of plastic piping design that help to maximize those benefits most efficiently.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advanced Metering Analytics: The Logical Evolution Of AMI
    Advanced Metering Analytics: The Logical Evolution Of AMI

    Just as different water utilities use different processes for turning raw source water into potable drinking water, so too do they take different routes to account for, and bill for, their output. Here is an overview of a cellular-based approach to collecting and leveraging data from water distribution operations that can achieve the greatest business advantage.

  • Biosimilars. Are They Ready for Primetime?
    Biosimilars. Are They Ready for Primetime?

    Is the hype surrounding biosimilars real or simply a hopeful view on an exceedingly expensive drug market? Substantial savings with these effective alternative treatments have been promised, but can they really deliver a viable alternative treatment?

  • Tips For Performing Preparative Chromatography And Protein Purification
    Tips For Performing Preparative Chromatography And Protein Purification

    This articles provides some fundamental tips and tricks to preparative chromatography that will yield a pure sample preparation that will advance protein characterization studies.

  • A More Efficient Approach To EPA Stage 2 DBP Compliance
    A More Efficient Approach To EPA Stage 2 DBP Compliance

    Everyone wants pathogen-free drinking water, and adding chlorine is a great way to get it. Unfortunately, the dirtier a water treatment plant (WTP)’s raw water inflow — in terms of natural organic matter (NOM) or microbial organisms — the more disinfection byproducts (DBPs) the chlorination process will generate in the form of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Those DBPs increase the risk of non-compliance with the U.S. EPA’s Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rules. Choosing the right instrumentation to measure NOM through spectral absorption coefficients (SACs) can have a big impact on treatment strategies — in terms of both costs and compliance performance.

  • Modern Invention Pulls Water Out Of Thin Air
    Modern Invention Pulls Water Out Of Thin Air

    When you think about areas of the world where people have limited access to clean water, I’m guessing hot, sunny, arid climates come to mind. In an interesting twist, a couple of innovations are using those exact conditions to create potable water.

  • X3725 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.

  • Monoclor Chloramine Residual Management System Manages Residual For Problematic 5.5 Million Gallon Tank
    Monoclor Chloramine Residual Management System Manages Residual For Problematic 5.5 Million Gallon Tank

    Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) serves about 142,000 customers in Riverside County, CA. The EMWD service area is one of the largest for any water district in arid southern California. On the drinking water side, EMWD manages two water treatment plants and over 15 reservoirs. With 70% of the district’s water coming from the Metropolitan Water District with chloramine disinfection, EMWD has become reliant on chloramine disinfection to manage long transmission lines and longer detention times.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How To Improve Water Treatment With Innovative Technology
    How To Improve Water Treatment With Innovative Technology

    Water professionals are constantly looking for ways to produce the highest quality water while staying within limited budgets. In addition, regulations are constantly changing, becoming increasingly stringent. New technologies are essential to meeting customer demands for quality and cost.

  • Water Industry World Records
    Water Industry World Records

    You may have read recently that Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) set a Guinness World Record for the most wastewater recycled to drinking water in 24 hours. The record attempt kicked off on February 15th 2018 to mark the 10th anniversary since the districts’ Groundwater Replenishment System was launched and culminated with more than 100 million gallons per day (MGD) being produced.

  • 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.

  • Every Drop Counts — A Call To Innovation
    Every Drop Counts — A Call To Innovation

    A Request for Startups post on January 3rd on the Y Combinator Blog caught my eye. The blogger talked about the need to prepare for things to get worse with regard to climate change, and called for applications for funding from those working on new technologies that could inexpensively produce clean water.

  • Why Won’t Cellular ATP Levels Decrease After UV Treatment?
    Why Won’t Cellular ATP Levels Decrease After UV Treatment?

    UV treatment has only recently become widely adopted in the water and wastewater treatment industries but the benefits of sun exposure for water purification have been acknowledged for thousands of years. 

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