DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • Harmful Algae: How To Stay Ahead Of The Bloom
    Harmful Algae: How To Stay Ahead Of The Bloom

    It’s the call no water treatment plant superintendent wants to receive, especially not while on vacation. Andy McClure, Superintendent of Toledo, Ohio’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, answered his phone to hear his head of operations report that the level of microcystin in the finished water was high, caused by a large harmful algal bloom (HAB) that was impacting the plant’s Lake Erie intake.

  • Data Modeling Helps Detroit Avoid $500M CSO Infrastructure Investment
    Data Modeling Helps Detroit Avoid $500M CSO Infrastructure Investment

    Five years ago, the city of Detroit, MI, filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history at an estimated $18 to 20B. At the time, there was a lot of speculation in the water market as to how the city would continue to serve its citizens with viable water and sanitary sewer services. Ultimately Detroit reached a deal with neighboring Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties to create the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), a new regional water and sewer authority. Spring forward to today and despite Detroit’s population continuing to dwindle, it’s water and sewer provision under the GLWA has recovered significantly.

  • Affordable Sewer For Small Communities
    Affordable Sewer For Small Communities

    Affordability and maintainability are two of the greatest challenges small municipalities face when constructing and managing sewer infrastructure. With these challenges in mind, it’s important for small cities to choose wisely when investing in a wastewater system that needs to last for 30-60 years.

  • West Yost Associates Empowers Clearer Determination Of Risk
    West Yost Associates Empowers Clearer Determination Of Risk

    Lani Good, P.E., is an Asset Management Practice Leader. During her 5 years at West Yost Associates, she has specialized in Utility Asset Management. Her organization exclusively focuses on water, wastewater, and stormwater systems to ensure longevity for typical water infrastructure assets – pipes, pumps, storage and treatment plants.

  • 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.

  • Seeing Green: Eye Scans And The Evolution Of The Payment Industry
    Seeing Green: Eye Scans And The Evolution Of The Payment Industry

    The evolution of the payment industry dates back thousands of years. Whether it was the early days of bartering goods and livestock, or the introduction of precious metal coins and leather money, we’ve come a long way. As time marches on, we see a shift from paper currency such as checks and dollar bills to credit card payments. No longer is cash the true king.

  • The Benefits of Warning Your Clients About Price Increases
    The Benefits of Warning Your Clients About Price Increases

    It’s that time of year again; reviewing contracts and sweating over the fact of having to notify clients about pricing changes. Why do we get so concerned? Other industries have no issues with raising prices — think of the increases we have come to know on a yearly basis including electric, cable, water, and property taxes to name just a few. However, our increases usually come with improvement of our services yet we still worry about customer’s reactions. Luckily, I have some good news: It’s time to stop worrying because there are more benefits than downsides of warning our clients about price increases.

  • How To Boost Water System Efficiency With Smart Output Technology
    How To Boost Water System Efficiency With Smart Output Technology

    Water utilities are installing automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems more frequently. These systems often help utilities improve customer relations and provide valuable real-time data to improve operations. The ability for various meters to communicate with AMR and AMI technology has become more important as these systems become commonplace.

  • Wastewater Reuse And Recycling Today
    Wastewater Reuse And Recycling Today

    Over the last several years the wastewater reuse segment of the water industry has experienced both rapid growth and tremendous change. Global demand for increased water supplies fuels the development of alternative water sources, including reclaimed wastewater.

  • 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.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Roadmap To Profitability Financial Dashboard Roadmap To Profitability Financial Dashboard

Taylor Business Group is pleased to offer the Roadmap to Profitability Financial Dashboard, a revolutionary way of looking at your financials.

Load Cells For Tank And Hopper Weighing: PR 6241 Load Cells For Tank And Hopper Weighing: PR 6241

The PR 6241 range of load cells is specially designed for weighing small and medium sized process vessels and for high-precision dosing. The unique design principle, in combination with the FlexLock-installation kits, makes it possible to counterbalance movements arising from mechanical or thermal expansion or contraction of the vessel or its supporting construction.

Load cell construction
 

S-shape design with integrated load return. Full stainless steel construction, hermetically sealed, welded, filled with inert gas.

 

 
Material
 

Load cell: 1.4542 (DIN 17440) similar to S604, S622 (B.S.), 17 - 4PH 

 
Protection
 

IP 68, IEC 529 (equivalent to NEMA 6). The load cell can be submerged in water to a depth of 1.5m for 10,000 hours. Robust, flexible, screened; Sheath: TPE Thermopl. Elastomere, Colour: grey (EX: blue); Diameter: 5 mm, wires 4 x 0.35 mm2; Length: 5 m

 

Bending radius
 

Fixed installation: ≥ 50mm; Flexible installation: ≥ 150mm

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.

NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-8600 CO<sub>2</sub> Incubator NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-8600 CO2 Incubator

The In-VitroCell™ ES (Energy Saver) model NU-8600 is a CO2 Incubator that uses heated water that surrounds the growth chamber to created uniform temperature conditions for cell culture growth. Water Jacket model NU-8600 also uses an IR sensor to maintain proper CO2 gas levels and produces a humidified environment up to 95% perfect for mammalian cell studies.

Portable Density Meter: DMA 35 Portable Density Meter: DMA 35

DMA 35 is a portable density and concentration meter you can take along for quick quality checks directly on-site. The portable density meter uses only two milliliters of sample. In addition, it saves you a lot of time as there is no need to transport the sample to the lab. DMA 35 is built to withstand the knocks and spills of outdoor use. To top it all off, DMA 35 can also be used as a mini benchtop instrument: Turn it upside down, put it on a table and fill the sample with a syringe.

4.4 – 5.0 GHz GaN Power Amplifier Module: QPA4501 4.4 – 5.0 GHz GaN Power Amplifier Module: QPA4501

Qorvo’s QPA4501 is an integrated 2-stage Power Amplifier (PA) module designed to cover the frequency range of 4.4 to 5.0 GHz. This device is optimized for 5G massive MIMO, W-CDMA/LTE, macro and micro cell base station, active antenna, and other general purpose applications.

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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

  • WWTP Air Handling Control Philosophies: Do’s And Don’ts
    WWTP Air Handling Control Philosophies: Do’s And Don’ts

    Without an appropriate control strategy, even the best wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) equipment can struggle to deliver maximum efficiency. Because energy costs represent up to 60 percent of WWTP plant operating expense, air distribution designs and changing loading (biochemical/biological oxygen demand [BOD]/chemical oxygen demand [COD], ammonia) demands require control strategies designed to adapt to all eventualities efficiently. The following checklists, plus important Do’s and Don’ts, can help in identifying an underperforming control strategy and developing a better one.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Proactive Approach To Ebola Vaccine Development
    A Proactive Approach To Ebola Vaccine Development

    Best practices for rapid test development and regulatory approvals.

  • 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.

  • Using Ozone In Advanced Oxidation
    Using Ozone In Advanced Oxidation

    The advanced oxidation process removes contaminants in water and wastewater by oxidation through reactions with highly reactive hydroxyl radicals (.OH). This chemical process uses ozone (O3), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and/or UV light.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Co<sub>2</sub> Incubator: Guide To Proper Use And Preventive Maintenance
    Co2 Incubator: Guide To Proper Use And Preventive Maintenance

    This guide will help lab managers understand risks and best practices as they develop training for CO2 incubator users and establish a preventive maintenance program and setup criteria.

  • Detecting Needles And Wire In Food Manufacturing
    Detecting Needles And Wire In Food Manufacturing

    There are many threats to the world food supply—and once adulteration is suspected or known, global exports and the supply chain to end users can come to a halt. This paper will examine foreign object detection in adulteration events—including discussion of the particular detection challenges in finding very small contaminants such as needles and wire in a complex and fast-moving, global supply chain of perishable products.

  • 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.

  • A Holistic Approach To Bioburden Control In Downstream Processing
    A Holistic Approach To Bioburden Control In Downstream Processing

    Understanding the different considerations for bioburden control in various operations and production steps can help define a strategy for successful production.

  • 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.

  • How To Be More Industrious About Water-Quality Measurement
    How To Be More Industrious About Water-Quality Measurement

    Precise water quality is critical for municipal water treatment operations, but many industrial applications have even more rigorous requirements, regulations, and guidelines to follow. The energy, pharmaceutical, food processing, and other industrial fields require exact water quality in order to function efficiently.

  • SofterWare Improves Security & Client Optimization With BI
    SofterWare Improves Security & Client Optimization With BI

    Over 34 years, SofterWare has grown from a small entrepreneurial business to a $35 million+ company with over 10,000 nonprofit, childcare, camp, school, and payment processing clients. We credit our longevity and success to our team's dedication to providing complete customer satisfaction through outstanding products and services. DonorPerfect Fundraising Software takes the hassle out of time-stealing administrative tasks, so nonprofits can focus on furthering their missions and raising more funds. Offering flexible, integrated solutions tailored to nonprofits’ needs, we create software that simplifies the way nonprofits manage constituent data and fundraise. Exago’s reporting solution provides the robustness and flexibility we need to help us realize our vision..

  • 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.

  • Automated mAb Workflows: Combining Multidimensional (Multi-D) Purifications With Product Analysis
    Automated mAb Workflows: Combining Multidimensional (Multi-D) Purifications With Product Analysis

    A demonstration of the development of a robust, high-quality, and automated Multi-D chromatography purification utilizing both tandem and multi-column configurations using ChromLab™ Software on an NGC Chromatography System.

  • Concentration And Ligand-Binding Analyses In Late-Stage Development And Quality Control Of Biotherapeutics
    Concentration And Ligand-Binding Analyses In Late-Stage Development And Quality Control Of Biotherapeutics

    Review the use of Biacore for active concentration measurements, target binding, and Fc receptor (FcR) analysis along with the use of these assays for assessment of drug potency and stability.

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