CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Australian City Installs Microclor On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation System
Australian City Installs Microclor On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation System

Bathurst is the home of the Bathurst 1000 Race, the largest NASCAR-style “touring car” race in Australia. On race day, tens of thousands of additional visitors tax the capacity of the Bathurst 5 million-gallon-per- day wastewater treatment plant. The diligence and capability of the treatment staff allows the plant to meet the challenge every year. 

Ozone Resolves Hydrogen Sulfide And Color Issues In Well Water
Ozone Resolves Hydrogen Sulfide And Color Issues In Well Water

A potable water plant in Eastern Angelina County, Texas,  serves over 2,000 rural customers.

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CONTAMINANT REMOVAL PRODUCTS

Aqua-Jet® SS-PW Surface Aerator For THM Removal Aqua-Jet® SS-PW Surface Aerator For THM Removal

The Aqua-Jet® SS-PW surface mechanical aerator, manufactured by Aqua-Aerobic Systems is certified to NSF/ANSI 61 by UL for use in potable water applications. These units can be utilized for THM stripping applications or circulation in potable water treatment systems and reservoirs with a minimum volume of 100,000 gallons.

SYNCRO-CLEANSE® SYNCRO-CLEANSE®

Further reduction of the volume of backwash water requirements can be achieved with the application of the Loprest SYNCRO-CLEANSE® process. This patented design utilizes both air and water for a more efficient backwash operation.

Filter Inspection And Media Replacement Filter Inspection And Media Replacement

Annual filter inspections are a key component to long term, trouble free filter operation. Loprest’s trained service engineers can inspect your treatment system and provide written recommendations for maintenance, improvements and upgrades to keep your filter system operating at its peak performance.

Ion Exchange Systems Ion Exchange Systems

Loprest has been providing ion exchange treatment systems for the removal of arsenic, nitrate, perchlorate, hardness, fluoride and other contaminants for many decades. Loprest has the engineering process and application expertise to select the proper exchange resin and design a treatment system that will optimize the system performance.

Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation

De Nora offers reliable, robust and proven ozone solutions to ensure peace of mind, backed by extensive global experience.

Contaminant Removal Contaminant Removal

With 90 years of water treatment experience, Loprest has the expertise to design an effective treatment process for your water treatment challenges.  From basic filtration and ion exchange to multiple contaminant applications, challenge Loprest for an economic, effective solution of your water quality compliance issue.

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DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANT REMOVAL PODCASTS

Coconut Shell Activated Carbon For Removing PFOA And PFOS Coconut Shell Activated Carbon For Removing PFOA And PFOS

Coconut shell activated carbon is typically used for filtration in cleaner waters. Its alternatives are coal-based or wood-based carbon. With the recently published EPA guidelines on perfluorinated compounds, Water Online Radio sat down with Neal Megonnell, Senior Vice President for Haycarb USA, to understand coconut shell activated carbon’s application in fighting PFOA and PFOS.

A True Lifesaver: Grundfos Provides Key Element For High-Quality Water A True Lifesaver: Grundfos Provides Key Element For High-Quality Water

The facilities run by the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics have strict standards for water quality, as staff must protect the very sensitive equipment and patients under their care. Safeguarding against such threats as Legionella, there is no room for treatment system downtime. As maintenance issues with the network's existing water treatment systems became ever-increasing, a new technology was sought.

The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

Conventional ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is a great, but often expensive, solution for the destruction of pathogens in drinking water. All those lamps and power emissions add up. But what if you could perform the same job with 1/10 of the power used by conventional systems?

Can’t Keep Up? Partner With A Manufacturers’ Rep To Sustain Growth Can’t Keep Up? Partner With A Manufacturers’ Rep To Sustain Growth

Rich Cavagnaro, President of AdEdge Water Technologies, and Tom Carmody, President of TC Tech LLC, share how their companies have partnered to successfully grow business in the advanced water treatment technology space.

Fostering Innovation From Within Fostering Innovation From Within

Every water treatment challenge is a little different. Many companies have a variety of technologies that can be applied to meet the demands of their water utility customers. One such company would be SUEZ. Water Talk recently sat down with Adriano Vieira, Director of R&D with the SUEZ IDEAS Center, to learn more about the unique approach the Company’s North American arm is taking to innovation.

The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried? The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?

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.

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CONTAMINANT REMOVAL VIDEOS

Innovation Spotlight: Real Tech Water Purification Technology Innovation Spotlight: Real Tech Water Purification Technology

Real Tech Inc. is the subject of this Ontario Innovation spotlight, which details the company's cost-effective technologies to detect reactive organic matter in water and prevent disinfection byproducts (DBPs).

CAPITAL CONTROLS® Ozone Generator Video CAPITAL CONTROLS® Ozone Generator Video

Ozone is used widely for water treatment in Europe and Asia. Now, with more than 40 years of global experience, De Nora is bringing CAPITAL CONTROLS Ozone to North America.

A powerful oxidant with fast reaction time, no added chemicals, and reduced disinfection byproducts, Ozone is an appealing and growing option for water and wastewater treatment. Watch the full video to learn more.

Watch CoMag® System Deliver Rapid and Reliable Floc Settling Watch CoMag® System Deliver Rapid and Reliable Floc Settling

The CoMag® system from Evoqua improves chemical flocculation treatment in wastewater and drinking water applications by using magnetite (an iron ore) to ballast chemical floc, resulting in rapid, reliable and enhanced settling and clarification. The CoMag system settles floc up to 30 times faster than conventional treatments, which reduces plant investment costs by enabling greater treatment capacity in smaller or existing tanks.

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The removal of contaminants from public drinking water systems in the US is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These are legally enforceable standards that protect public health by limiting the levels of contaminants in drinking water. Similar regulations are managed by agencies worldwide to protect their citizens from drinking water contamination.

There are a plethora of drinking water contaminant removal technologies that public and private water systems use to comply with the EPA’s drinking water regulations. These include reverse osmosis, membrane, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, chlorine disinfection, UV disinfection and Ozone-based disinfection practices.

The EPA’s list of drinking water contaminants is organized into six types of contaminants and lists each contaminant along with its Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), some of the potential health effects from long-term exposure above the MCL and the probable source of the drinking water contaminant.

The six types of contaminants are microorganisms, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals and radionuclides.

Examples of microbiological, organic contaminants are Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia. Both of these microorganic pathogens are found in human or animal fecal waste and cause gastrointestinal illness, such as diarrhea and vomiting.

A common disinfectant used in municipal drinking water treatment to disinfect microorganisms is chlorine. The EPA’s primary drinking water regulations require drinking water treatment plants to maintain a maximum disinfectant residual level (MDRL) for chlorine of 4.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L). Some of the detrimental health effects of chlorine above the MCL are eye irritation and stomach discomfort.

Similarly, byproducts from the chlorine-based disinfection methods used by public water systems to remove contaminants can be contaminants in their own right if not removed from the drinking water prior to it being released into the distribution system. Examples of disinfection byproducts include bromate, chlorite and total trihalomethanes (TTHMs). Not removed from drinking water, these disinfection byproducts can increase risk of cancer and cause central nervous system issues.

Chemical contamination of drinking water can be caused by inorganic chemicals such as arsenic, barium lead, mercury and cadmium or organic chemicals such as benzene, dichloroethane and other carbon-derived compounds. These chemicals get into source water through a variety of natural and industrial processes. Arsenic for example is present in source water through the erosion of natural deposits.  Many of the chemical contaminants are derived from industrial wastewater such as discharges from petroleum refineries, steel or pulp mills or the corrosion of asbestos cement water mains or galvanized pipes.

Radium and uranium are examples of radionuclides. Radium 226 and Radium 228 must be removed to a level of 5 picocuries/liter (PCI/L) and Uranium to a level of 30 micrograms/liter (30 ug/L).