Drinking Water Contaminant Removal podcasts

  1. Instantly Measuring Trihalomethanes (THM)
    8/2/2016

    Water treatment plants are responsible for sampling their water quarterly for trihalomethanes (THM). THM are a group of four chemicals that are formed along with other disinfection byproducts (DBPs) when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water.

  2. Microbial Contamination Monitoring For Water Distribution Systems
    7/5/2017

    Back in 2014, Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals wrote an executive order for municipalities to boost their chlorine residuals as high as possible to burn off all biofilm and stop the outbreak of brain-eating amoeba (Naegleria fowleri) that had been detected as the cause of death in a number of individuals.

  3. Ozonia M and FiltraFast Provide New Options For Treatment Facilities
    11/20/2017

    If you don’t need the performance of an ultrafiltration membrane but also want to avoid the large footprint of a conventional media filter, you might want to consider FiltraFast extreme rate compressible media filters. As Ryan Hess, Director of Advanced Separation with SUEZ Water Technologies suggests in this Water Talk interview, “They provide roughly ten times the hydraulic loading rate of conventional media filters.”

  4. The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?
    7/12/2018

    A lot has changed over the past 15 years. Back in the early 2000s, many utilities weren’t interested in understanding what was in their water beyond the contaminant and disinfection byproduct levels they were regulated to comply with. But as Pat Whalen, President and CEO of LuminUltra, explains in this ACE 2018 Water Talk interview, a steady stream of ongoing education and the modern data storage and analytics that cloud computing provides, has developed some rabid fans eager to explore the microbiology of their water systems.

  5. Making Sense Of PFOA And PFOS
    6/27/2018

    In addition to the bewildering alphabet soup of acronyms associated with perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), together known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) or perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), there is confusion as to how dangerous and prevalent these chemicals are, and thus how they should be treated or regulated. To help bring clarity to the issue, Pete D’Adamo, Director of Water Treatment for HDR, spoke on Water Talk with Water Online's Todd Schnick and Kevin Westerling. D'Adamo discusses the background and scope of the issue, as well as treatment methods and what to expect next. Tune in below to hear the conversation.

  6. UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection
    10/28/2015

    Learn why measuring UV transmittance is so important to efficient disinfection, and how LED helps get you there.

  7. Challenges For Water Utilities Spur Technology Upgrades
    10/11/2013

    Lee Odell, Water Treatment Global Technology Lead at CH2M HILL, discusses some of the current challenges that water utilities are facing and how CH2M HILL is well-poised to address them.

  8. A 'Banner Year' For Ballasted Treatment
    10/14/2015

    It may not be mentioned as Ryan Seacrest begins the countdown on New Year’s Eve, but a few treatment plants scattered across the country may recall 2015 as the year of ballasted treatment.

  9. On Site Hydrogen Peroxide Generation for Advanced Oxidation Process
    7/6/2016

    Vitamins, steroids and hormones are all emerging as contaminants being detected in drinking water supplies. As Jon McClean, Chief Technology Officer with Neptune Benson explains in this Water Online Radio interview, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) add hydrogen peroxide in front of UV treatment to eradicate contamination.

  10. Let’s Talk Adenovirus With TrojanUV (Audio)
    7/11/2012

    Adam Festger, Drinking Water & Environmental Contaminant Treatment market manager for TrojanUV, sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss UV trends and technologies. Hear all about TrojanUV’s “Let’s Talk Adenovirus” campaign, as well as the company’s growing installation base and recent product developments.