INDUSTRIAL WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT

UVTreatment How To Choose A UV System For Water Reuse In Your Facility

Water reuse is, and will continue to be, one of the biggest considerations for companies all over the world in the battle against water scarcity. By reusing process water, grey water, and wastewater, buildings and facilities will reduce their demand for raw water from surface and groundwater sources and reduce the associated costs of supplying raw water and treating raw water before use. One of the treatment methods for accomplishing this is UV disinfection.

WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

  • What To Know About The EPA’s New Effluent Guidelines

    The U.S. EPA’s recently released Preliminary 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan indicates the industries and pollutants that the agency has its eyes on for potential future regulation.

  • Passing The Buck — The Real Climate Change Hoax

    In a slight change in topic, this is going to be a more general article around why I believe water treatment technologies are so critical. Why this Industry is so vital, and what depends on the new technologies that this industry generates. We do so much where I work that goes well beyond produced water recycling, and it is all extremely important.

  • Drought Forum Webinar: The Growing Demand For Re-Used And Brackish Water

    The Western Governors' Drought Forum webinar “Once Marginal, Now Crucial: The Growing Demand for Re-used, Produced, and Brackish Water” explores the technological and regulatory obstacles to utilizing re-used, produced, and brackish water.

  • Oil And Water: Lessons For The Water Industry From Oil And Gas

    As water scarcity continues to be a major, ongoing challenge in the U.S., public and private sector leaders are seeking new insights on sustainable solutions. In this work, they are grappling with challenges on a scale that oil and gas organizations have been confronting for decades now. It’s understandable that stakeholders can get caught up in the tactical side of dealing with water crises — but there is also guidance to be gained by taking a high-level view.

  • Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring

    Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled “Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases.” The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year of specified GHG’s to provide an annual report of their actual GHG emissions. 

WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

  • Dairy Processing Plant Maximizes Performance With New Scaling-Resistant Solution

    Wastewater from dairy applications has high amounts of calcium and phosphorus. This characteristic may cause scaling on the media of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor and may cause poor COD removal. Veolia was able to retrofit the client’s existing MBBR with the newly designed Z-MBBR media by AnoxKaldnes, which improved the operation of the entire wastewater system.

  • Deaeration System Eliminates Need For Maintenance And Cuts Cost For Paulaner Brewery

    High oxygen levels in beer will cause organoleptic problems in the final product, so breweries aim to achieve oxygen-free water. Since Paulaner Brewery installed a modular, water deaeration system that uses hydrophobic hollow fiber membranes to remove dissolved gasses, the unit has operated maintenance-free. This tech brief outlines the unit’s design, operation, and the resulting reduction of energy consumption costs.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  • 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Can Help Meet Pure Steam Requirements In Pharmaceutical Industry

    Pure steam is used in sterilization chambers as a common method to sterilize pharmaceutical products, such as equipment parts, instruments, containers and materials for sterile environments.

  • Microbial Control In Cheese Making

    Microbial contamination of food and beverage products is a potentially catastrophic occurrence resulting in foodborne illness or food spoilage. The same nutritive properties that render cheese and dairy products such a valuable food also provide an ideal growth medium for microbes if contamination occurs.

WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

  • Optimize Plant Burner Fuel-To-Air Ratio With ST75 Flow Meter And Reduce Boiler Energy Costs

    The advanced ST75 Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI), which measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in small line sizes, is ideal for optimizing the fuel-to-air ratio for plant burner-boiler control, reducing plant fuel costs while protecting the environment.

  • Straight Talk On Radiation

    From time-to-time I write on topics that are related to water and wastewater as a "backgrounder" so that those involved in the field can gain a wider perspective and have available to them a cogent explanation minus jargon on various topics. By Dr. J.H. Wakefield

  • Filter Installations Remove Solids From FGD Scrubber Effluent

    Power plants and refineries around the world must manage and treat complex effluent waste streams from the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) process. Flue gas is generated by the combustion process of fossil and fossil-derived fuels, such as coal, oils, and natural gas in power plants. Petrochemical refineries may generate flue gas from a number of different processes, including Catalytic Cracking, Steam Methane Reforming, and Heaters or Furnaces.

  • Oxygen Removal From The Feedwater Of A Central District Heating System

    Central district heating systems have gained attention in recent years because they can be more efficient than localized boiler units. The efficiency of district heating is usually due to power generation plants being able to produce heat and electricity simultaneously. District heating also helps prevent pollution by using advanced flue gas cleaning techniques.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 1: Design

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. Part one of this series will review the importance of water samples and pilot studies as plant engineers begin to design an RO system to match their needs.

WATER AND WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY

  • What To Know About The EPA’s New Effluent Guidelines

    The U.S. EPA’s recently released Preliminary 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan indicates the industries and pollutants that the agency has its eyes on for potential future regulation.

  • Stepping Up Water Reuse — From Irrigation To Direct-Potable

    Water reuse is trending up. Here are nine developments to watch in 2017.

  • Optimize Plant Burner Fuel-To-Air Ratio With ST75 Flow Meter And Reduce Boiler Energy Costs

    The advanced ST75 Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI), which measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in small line sizes, is ideal for optimizing the fuel-to-air ratio for plant burner-boiler control, reducing plant fuel costs while protecting the environment.

  • Improved Flow Measurement Through Multiple In-Pipe Readings

    A combination of water scarcity and the desire to provide exceptional service has driven water utility managers to be focused more than ever on acquiring accurate, real-time insight into their distribution systems. Operators face a natural hurdle, however, when using traditional center-line electromagnetic flow meters, which don’t account for velocities that vary across a pipe. Fortunately, a solution has emerged to address the issue.

  • New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere

    Innovation can take many forms. In the water and wastewater industry, new and emerging technologies get most of the credit for being innovative and potentially transformative. However, new modes of thinking can have equal and sometimes greater impact.

  • Textile Wastewater Treatment — An Application To Sustainably Reuse Water In The Textile Industry

    The textile industry is a water consumption intensive industry. Water is utilized for cleaning the raw material, and for the different steps in the textile dyeing process. Due to the effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations, the cost of fresh water utilization has increased worldwide.

  • Chronic Clogging Problems Solved And Energy Usage Halved At Heathrow Airport

    London’s Heathrow Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports catering for more than 200,000 passengers each day with an average of 1,200 flights arriving and departing from the airport daily. Heathrow Airport Water Services Department has an extensive network of 120 pumping stations to manage and they agreed to install and trial Xylem’s new state-of-the-art Flygt wastewater pumping system in an effort to solve chronic clogging issues at one of the airport’s wastewater pumping stations.

  • Passing The Buck — The Real Climate Change Hoax

    In a slight change in topic, this is going to be a more general article around why I believe water treatment technologies are so critical. Why this Industry is so vital, and what depends on the new technologies that this industry generates. We do so much where I work that goes well beyond produced water recycling, and it is all extremely important.

  • Are Wastewater Treatment Prices On The Rise Following The Election?

    Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump has presented to the American public his energy and economic plans, which are geared toward establishing energy sovereignty and increasing the pace of job creation in the nation. In his push for energy independence, Trump has suggested lifting restrictions placed on shale, oil, natural gas, and coal production.

  • Drought Forum Webinar: The Growing Demand For Re-Used And Brackish Water

    The Western Governors' Drought Forum webinar “Once Marginal, Now Crucial: The Growing Demand for Re-used, Produced, and Brackish Water” explores the technological and regulatory obstacles to utilizing re-used, produced, and brackish water.

INDUSTRIAL WATER AND WASTEWATER PRODUCTS

Veolia’s patent-pending CoStrip degases raw water by introducing microbubbles of a stripping gas (air, nitrogen or fuel gas) counter-current to the liquid stream. First, the microbubbles are introduced into a series of chambers utilizing eductors. Next, they rise and capture dissolved gases due to the disequilibrium between the microbubble gases and the dissolved gases in the water.

The Capital Controls® Series 480 all-vacuum gas feeder is designed for direct mounting to a 150 pound gas cylinder or ton container. It is a basic alternative for those applications requiring a chlorine feed rate of 250 PPD (5 kg/h) or less. The gas feed rate is controlled under sonic flow conditions eliminating the need for an auxiliary differential pressure regulators.

The AWT440 transmitter is designed to be used with minimum expertise or maintenance. Enabling users the ultimate flexibility to expand the transmitter functionality and capacity to meet operational demands.

No. 204 is a fiber-reinforced and chemically-resistant epoxy lining system used to protect concrete and steel from chemical and physical abuse. The interlocking fiber matrix within FibreCrete systems contributes outstanding flexural and tensile strengths while significantly reducing permeability

Increase production by eliminating Coal Bed Methane produced water issues with Eco-Tec’s RecoPur® CBM Water Treatment System. This system is specifically configured to economically purify and recycle produced water that exceeds agricultural and environmental standards.

WesTech granular activated carbon (GAC) contactors are an effective means for removal of low-molecular-weight contaminants from aqueous solutions.

The VZWP solenoid valves have the capability to control high pressures at large nominal sizes, thanks to sealing pistons instead of a diaphragm.

The WesTech Solids CONTACT CLARIFIER™ has the ability to act as both an enhanced flocculation device as well as a high rate chemical precipitator. Mixing, internal solids recirculation, gentle flocculation and gravity sedimentation are all combined into a single unit.