DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS CASE STUDIES AND WHITE PAPERS

Installing Granular Activated Carbon Today To Prevent Regulatory Issues In The Future
Installing Granular Activated Carbon Today To Prevent Regulatory Issues In The Future

In 2010, Shelby County Water Services (SCWS) was planning for the future. With new regulations on the horizon, SCWS determined that the Talladega/Shelby water treatment plant in Shelby County, AL, needed more effective removal of disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Specifically, the treatment plant needed help complying with the U.S. EPA’s new Stage 2 Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBPR).

  • Troubleshooting A Sudden Fecal Coliform Non-Compliance Event
    Troubleshooting A Sudden Fecal Coliform Non-Compliance Event

    A municipal wastewater treatment plant investigated a sudden increase in fecal coliform exceedance events.

  • The Smarter Water Manager
    The Smarter Water Manager

    Communities around the world are facing a growing storm. Complex challenges including water scarcity, changing demographics, extreme weather patterns, and aging or overly stressed infrastructure are colliding to threaten critical water, energy, transport, enterprise and health networks. The water industry is in the eye of the storm.

  • FMCW Or ToF? Which Radar Level Technology Is Best For Tank Gauging In Custody Transfer Applications?
    FMCW Or ToF? Which Radar Level Technology Is Best For Tank Gauging In Custody Transfer Applications?

    Measuring the level of tanks used to hold fluids for custody transfer can be expensive. This is not due to the cost of the measurement instrumentation, but to what inaccurate measurements can cost the company. Picking the right instrumentation for applications is important. Which radar level technology should you choose for tank gauging in custody transfer applications? Frequency Modulated Continuous Waveform (FMCW) or pulsed Time-of-Flight (ToF or PToF).

  • Are You Experiencing Deviation Alarms In Your High Pressure Process Vessels?
    Are You Experiencing Deviation Alarms In Your High Pressure Process Vessels?

    In this white paper, learn how to decrease alarms due to redundant level devices not matching, especially in applications with high pressure and/or high temperature. The importance of Gas Phase Compensation (GPC) and how it affects level readings of guided wave radar (GWR) devices is critical. The presence of polar gas also can have an effect on the accuracy of any GWR that does not have GPC when installed in applications where high temperature or pressure is present. This paper will discuss these issues and address how to overcome them.

  • How To Clean And Handle pH Sensors
    How To Clean And Handle pH Sensors

    For a pH sensor to maintain an accurate reading, the sensor must remain clean. Specifically, the glass measuring electrode cannot become coated, and the reference electrode assembly must not become coated, plugged or otherwise contaminated by the process solution. Here’s how to clean pH sensors to ensure correct operation.

  • Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City
    Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City

    As a bulk emergency chlorine vapor scrubber system approached the end of its anticipated 20-year useful life, the city engaged Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC (IMS) inspected the equipment and proposed a system refurbishment plan that would ensure proper system performance and safe storage of the 30,000 gallons of corrosive caustic soda contained within it.

  • U Of I Urbana-Champaign Implements Remote Monitoring System
    U Of I Urbana-Champaign Implements Remote Monitoring System

    The Utility Distribution team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign manage the water system which serves the entire campus. The University purchases water from Illinois American Water which is distributed across the campus for uses as diverse as chemistry labs, agricultural research, and competitive swimming complexes.

  • Multi-Point Chlorination Process To Treat Raw Water Yields To A Multi-Barrier Chain Of Treatment Technologies
    Multi-Point Chlorination Process To Treat Raw Water Yields To A Multi-Barrier Chain Of Treatment Technologies

    For decades, a Winnipeg utility used a multiple point-chlorination process to treat raw water drawn from remote Shoal Lake. Concerns eventually arose about the potential presence of chlorine-resistant pathogens–Crytosporidium and Giardia–and residual disinfection byproducts, which coincided with encroaching development near the lake. The Clari-DAF system was selected and now removes 70 percent of the organics at the Winnipeg plant, which also improves filtration and extends the intervals between filter backwashes.

  • Ozone Vent Gas For Aeration At Wastewater Plant Expansion In China
    Ozone Vent Gas For Aeration At Wastewater Plant Expansion In China

    The Jimo, China, municipal wastewater plant was originally designed to treat a combination of municipal and textile wastewater (120,000 m3/d) with Class IB effluent limits for BOD, COD, ESS, TN, NH3-N and TP.

  • Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate
    Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate

    A landfill operator’s leachate treatment plant in Missouri required pH reduction following lime-softening and prior to the biological wastewater treatment process. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was chosen as a substitute for sulfuric acid due to improved process control and a reduced tendency to form scale.

In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

To increase capacity within the existing footprint of a wastewater treatment facility in Michigan, two existing tanks were converted to aeration tanks with pure-oxygen aeration provided by Praxair’s In-Situ Oxygenation (I-SOTM) System.

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DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS PRODUCTS

Capital Controls® Series 70CV2000 Chloromatic™ Gas Control Valve Capital Controls® Series 70CV2000 Chloromatic™ Gas Control Valve

The Series 70CV2000 Chloromatic™ control valve is wall mounted and responds to control signals from a water flow transmitter and/or a chlorine residual analyzer controller. Valve characteristics are provided to directly accept a pacing signal proportional to flow.

Mobile Sensor Management Mobile Sensor Management

Hach® Mobile Sensor Management provides clarity through easy access to crucial information, helping you manage your process and be proactive in your maintenance.

TROLL 9500 Water Quality  Instrument TROLL 9500 Water Quality Instrument
The U.S. EPA has granted nationwide approval to three In-Situ RDO optical DO methods under the Alternate Test Procedure(ATP) process.
TOC Theory TOC Theory

TOC is a popular analytical technique in water quality testing, as seen in many official analytical methods today. The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), recognizes TOC as a required test for purified water and water for injection (WFI). As stated in USP method <643> on Total Organic Carbon:

Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer

If not adequately removed from drinking water, manganese can cause taste, odor and color problems, staining of clothes and plumbing fixtures, and incrustation of water mains that can result in black water at the customer's tap.

HQd Digital Benchtop Meters And IntelliCAL&trade; Probes HQd Digital Benchtop Meters And IntelliCAL™ Probes

Hach, the leader in water quality, has developed a customized solution for water quality testing that takes the guesswork out of your measurements.

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DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS PODCASTS

The Onset Of Water's Digital Transformation The Onset Of Water's Digital Transformation

The future of water looks daunting with the ever-looming challenges of population growth, climate change, and failing infrastructure, but the future also includes technological advances that can help overcome these hard-to-solve issues. The key, explains Water Talk guest and digital technology consultant Gigi Karmous-Edwards, is to embrace our digital capabilities as they continue to develop. We are already in the age of smart water, but the majority of utilities are not taking advantage of the power of data for optimizing operations and informing decision-making. It is only when wide-scale implementation occurs that the digital transformation arrives. In the interview below, Karmous-Edwards explains the impact on the horizon.

Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud

Cloud-based monitoring and reporting was all the rage at WEFTEC 2017. Water Talk sat down with Tom Perry, National Product Manager with Veolia to discuss Aquavista, one of the more established technologies for capturing critical data, storing it in the cloud and allowing it to be accessed real time, 24/7 from any smart, web-enabled device.

Real-Time Monitoring Aids Adoption Of New Water Treatment Technologies Real-Time Monitoring Aids Adoption Of New Water Treatment Technologies

With the ability to store mass amounts of data, real-time monitoring and the timely analysis of that data is spurring significant change in the water industry. As Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, explains in this Water Talk interview, high frequency data is not only aiding in the battle to identify contamination but also in summarizing performance once a solution has been installed to fix it.

Microbial Contamination Monitoring For Water Distribution Systems Microbial Contamination Monitoring For Water Distribution Systems

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.

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DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS NEWS AND HEADLINES

Siemens Reveals 3 Key Factors For Water Quality Siemens Reveals 3 Key Factors For Water Quality

Jack Roushey, product manager for instrumentation at Siemens, gives his take on trends in the water industry, including the three most important factors for ensuring a quality end product — safety, performance, and reliability within your process measurement and control regime. Talking to Water Online's Kevin Westerling, Roushey illuminates the impact of these important parameters with a discussion on lead in drinking water, which has recently caused contamination events, regulatory scrutiny, and a mandate for improved process control.

Capital Controls&reg; MicroChem&reg;3 Multi-Parameter Analyzer And Controller Capital Controls® MicroChem®3 Multi-Parameter Analyzer And Controller

From the experts in chlorine management comes a multi-parameter water analysis system offering both chlorine measurement and control in one versatile instrument. Tailor the modular MicroChem®3 to your individual application with up to three measurement parameters. Watch the video to learn more.

Mazzei Degas Separators Selected For Wichita Aquifer Project Mazzei Degas Separators Selected For Wichita Aquifer Project

A key component of the water supply plan for the City of Wichita, Kansas, was recharging the large aquifer that lies under the region with water from the Little Arkansas River. The river basin contains substantial farming operations which, during rain events, spike the river water with the commonly used herbicide Atrazine. Atrazine concentrations in the river frequently rose forcing the city to shutdown the bank filtration system. Advanced oxidation process (AOP) was selected to remove the herbicide. The AOP reactor’s design limited the amount of hydraulic backpressure it could tolerate. Consequently, Mazzei was challenged by the project’s design team to remove the entrained gas bubbles that remained from the prior oxidation treatment at a “not to exceed” hydrostatic backpressure of 19 feet.

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DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS SUPPLIERS

  • RELIANT Water Technologies
    RELIANT Water Technologies

    Reliant Water Technologies is a global marketing company that supplies high quality, one-of-a-kind products to the water and wastewater treatment industries.

  • Hach
    Hach

    For more than 60 years, Hach has been at the crest of the industry - finding solutions that help you best manage your water. Our analytical instruments and reagents are used to test the quality of water in a variety of industries and markets - from around the corner, to around the globe.

  • Emerson
    Emerson

    Rosemount Analytical, one of Emerson’s leading process management companies, is the world’s premier supplier of technologies for liquid and combustion analysis, process analysis, gas measurement, and emissions monitoring. With an 80-year legacy of manufacturing liquid and gas analytical products that have revolutionized the process industries, we continue to provide real, quantifiable analytical solutions.

  • Myron L Company
    Myron L Company

    The Myron L Company, originally founded in 1957 as a Research and Development company, is a privately owned and operated California Corporation

  • OI Analytical
    OI Analytical

    OI Analytical designs, manufactures, and supports analytical instrumentation used for sample preparation, detection, and measurement of chemical compounds and elements. Our products are supported by an ever-increasing network of sales, service, and applications personnel. The Company's products are sold worldwide by direct sales personnel, independent representatives, and distributors

  • Real Tech Inc.
    Real Tech Inc.

    Real Tech is bringing intelligence to water with a comprehensive line of water quality monitoring instruments and custom software analytics. We detect and predict a wide array of water quality parameters and compounds in real-time including UVT, UV254, TOC, DOC, COD, BOD, TSS, turbidity, nitrate, nitrite, algae, permanganate, chromium, colour, dyes, BTEX, oil in water, surfactants, black liquor, pH/ORP, DO, conductivity and so much more.

  • Swan Analytical USA
    Swan Analytical USA

    Swan Analytical Instruments is a leading manufacturer of high quality on-line analytical instruments for water analysis in applications such as high purity water, steam, condensate, cooling water, potable water, and effluent.

  • Thermo Scientific
    Thermo Scientific

     

    Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a full range of water analysis instruments from pH, ISE, conductivity and dissolved oxygen meters, electrodes and solutions, to colorimetry, titration and on-line process monitors.

     

  • YSI, a Xylem brand
    YSI, a Xylem brand

    YSI offers a full line of environmental monitoring and sampling instruments, systems, and services for water quality and water velocity data. Our multiparameter instruments, aquaculture monitoring systems, handheld sampling instruments, and complete line of SonTek products can be incorporated into any of your monitoring or sampling applications.