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Muffin Monsters Help BP Oil Spill Vessels Keep Working
By JWC Environmental

In the first weeks of the BP oil spill, T&T Marine Salvage arrived on scene quickly to skim and recover oil near the site of the Deepwater Horizon sinking. Then a setback — their massive offshore vessels ran into an issue when seaweed and trash started clogging pipelines and valves onboard the ship.

Cost-Effective Plant Renovation Proves Itself
By Sanitaire -- A Xylem Brand

Rather than build totally new facilities, the award-winning Fond du Lac Regional WWTP adapted existing elements to comply with a stringent ammonia rule change, resolve bypass problems, and double hydraulic capacity, all at less energy usage. 

Manipulating Dissolved Gasses With SEPAREL: Beverages
By Sun Chemical Advanced Materials

In the beverage industry, there are many opportunities for degassing with a SEPAREL hollow-fiber membrane due to the fact that water treatment is not as elaborate as in other industries. The main focuses of water treatment in the beverage industry are the removal of harmful bacteria and dissolved chemicals for health reasons as well as the conservation of water’s natural flavor by eliminating dissolved ions, particles, and chlorine.

Measuring Tube Construction Affects The Long-Term Stability Of Magnetic Flow Meters
By KROHNE, Inc.

Electromagnetic flow meters, also known as mag meters, are popular and proven devices for flow measurement of electrically conductive process fluids and for volumetric filling machine applications. Of prime importance to a mag meter’s accuracy and long-term performance is the condition of the metering section of the flow sensor.

Tank Monitoring Challenges Solved With Radar Level Transmitters
By Siemens Process Instrumentation

An electrical contractor in the upper-midwest United States provides oilfield tank monitoring for several oil companies. They supply level measurement and control in nearly 400 barrel tanks containing crude oil and/or produced salt water.

Industry News
 

Over a million people lost their water service in recent years due to shutoffs by major providers in a sign of the growing challenge of water affordability.

Technology Showcase
Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager

The Advanced Data Manager is a flexible and powerful system for organizing process values. Thanks to its intuitive operation, Memograph M adapts quickly and easily to any application. The process values are clearly presented on the display and logged safely, and limits are monitored and analyzed. Via communication protocols, the measured and calculated values can be easily transferred to higher-level systems and plant modules can be interconnected.

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Endress+Hauser, Inc.
H2Zero Backwash Recycle Systems

Developed by AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC., H2Zero Backwash Recycle Systems conserve water by storing and treating contaminated backwash water from filtration and treatment systems.

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AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC.
Resinex Ion Exchange Resins

Resinex products are used for the softening, demineralization, and purification of water, the “deashing” of liquid foodstuffs, and the manufacture of ultra-pure water for use in the production of semiconductors and energy generation.

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Jacobi Carbons Inc.
Submersible A Series Wastewater Pumps

HOMA submersible water and wastewater pumps operate worldwide in numerous domestic, municipal, and industrial applications. Over 60 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of submersible pumps, plus uncompromising attention to quality with our ISO9001 compliance, ensure the utmost reliability and long service life of all HOMA products.

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HOMA Pump Technology
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Installation: "Plug And Work", Time And Money Saved!

Automation systems from Festo almost completely eliminate the complex working processes involved in the construction of a system. Our systems are rigorously tested and ready for installation, and they are designed to reduce installation costs to a minimum.

Evaluation Of Ceralite-A As An Alternative To Anthracite Filter Media

The Golden Heart WTP, located in Fairbanks, AK, is a lime-softened, groundwater treatment plant with five filter basins with a combined surface area of 1,495 ft2. Typical filter loading rates are in the 2.3 to to 3.1 gpm/ft2.

Wastewater Management System Helps City With Consolidation Of Data, Reduction Of Manual Input

On the banks of Puget Sound and in the shadow of Mount Rainier exists Tacoma, WA. The city is home to approximately 211,000 residents, making it the third largest city in the state of Washington. Tacoma’s vision is one focused on stewardship and resiliency, as outlined in the Environmental Services Department strategic plan: “We believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all.”

AdvanTex AX-Max Treatment Systems

Orenco’s AdvanTex AX-Max is a complete, fully plumbed, AdvanTex Wastewater Treatment Plant for residential, commercial, municipal, and mobile applications with medium-to-large flows and permits requiring secondary treatment or better. It can be used as a stand-alone unit or in multiunit arrays under adverse conditions in a wide range of environ¬ments.

Odor Control Against Various Industrial Processes

Ecosorb atomizing systems offer odor control against malodors associated with various industrial processes as well as odorous material handling. To eliminate any odor, Ecosorb atomization systems come in a variety of formats, including explosion-proof systems, high-pressure atomization systems, air atomization systems, fan atomization systems, portable systems, and custom designed systems, if needed.

Thermal Dispersion Technology Helps Utility Meet Federal Environmental And Health Regulations

Many water quality plants are using flow controls to help achieve critical operational goals. This recent case study shows how thermal dispersion flow meters can help your plant ensure compliance with stringent government regulations.

From The Editor
Industry Gut-Check: How’s Your Utility Workforce?
 
By Pete Antoniewicz

In discussions with water industry suppliers and service organizations, the topic of a changing (i.e., aging) water workforce comes up quite frequently. Just how serious of a concern is it? How much of a threat does it pose to output quality and ongoing regulatory compliance? Most important, what can be done to improve the situation?

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