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  • Getting Down To The Nitty Gritty
    Getting Down To The Nitty Gritty

    It has been said that the unseen and untreated can break down any system — this phrase could not be more accurate than in the world of wastewater treatment when considering the infiltration of grit into a system. Infiltration happens in the collection system, whether it’s from living on the coast, aging infrastructure or just plain old build up over time.

  • Improved Detection Key To Tackling Organic Contamination Issues
    Improved Detection Key To Tackling Organic Contamination Issues

    For many applications, water should be free — or nearly free — of organic compounds. In drinking water, the impact is optimal taste, appearance, and safety. While the problem of organics finding their way into source water continues to grow, newer monitoring technology is making it easier for water treatment plants to rapidly detect the substances and apply the appropriate fix.

  • 3 Ways To Reduce The Complexity Of Source Water Monitoring
    3 Ways To Reduce The Complexity Of Source Water Monitoring

    Source water monitoring is commonly viewed as a sophisticated and expensive task requiring extensive labor and high-tech equipment. Budget-minded municipal water authorities therefore tend to see it as unnecessary unless there’s a significant, imminent threat to source water quality. However, there are low-cost — in many cases, no-cost — methods to monitor source water to determine if looming issues warrant extra attention.

  • How To Cannibalize Your Own Technology
    How To Cannibalize Your Own Technology

    Business people love to talk about "disruption." They pride themselves on eating their competitors' lunch. Where their markets used to be about raving fans, now it's about inspiring craving fans, fueled by "hunger marketing" and the fear of missing out. There's a lot of dog-eat-dog philosophy...which is why it's important for companies to be willing to cannibalize their own technologies.

  • Achieving Higher Flow Rates And Smaller System Footprints For Iron Removal With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media
    Achieving Higher Flow Rates And Smaller System Footprints For Iron Removal With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media

    Traditional processes used to remove iron and manganese from groundwater have commonly included oxidation with chlorine followed by a filter with sand or other media.

  • Water Recycling To Receive Federal Investment In New Action Plan
    Water Recycling To Receive Federal Investment In New Action Plan

    The U.S. EPA has released details about a “Water Reuse Action Plan” meant to encourage water recycling through facilitated discussions between federal and state stakeholders and the treatment sector.

  • One Million Gallons Of Wastewater Reused Daily To Irrigate Award-Winning Botanical Garden
    One Million Gallons Of Wastewater Reused Daily To Irrigate Award-Winning Botanical Garden

    The City of Silverton is known as Oregon’s Garden City and sends one million gallons a day of treated effluent to the Oregon Gardens, returning the remainder to Silver Creek.

  • Industrial Process Optimization Through Process Water Integrity
    Industrial Process Optimization Through Process Water Integrity

    There are many facets to industrial processes — raw materials, skilled labor, well-designed equipment, and sound methodologies. Optimizing those manufacturing processes requires consistent, reliable feedback on performance efficiency and output quality. Here are several guidelines for implementing continuous monitoring to keep process integrity at optimum levels.

  • Cape Fear: 1,4-Dioxane Imperils N.C. Drinking Water
    Cape Fear: 1,4-Dioxane Imperils N.C. Drinking Water

    Increased treatment processes apparently haven’t been enough to curb levels of a potentially dangerous contaminant in a North Carolina water supply.

  • Linking Technologies Key To A Successful Potable Reuse Project
    Linking Technologies Key To A Successful Potable Reuse Project

    Potable reuse offers a massive opportunity to recover water from the wastewater process, but projects face a variety of barriers to getting off the ground. Most successful early adopters engaged early with their constituents and implemented smaller-scale demonstration projects that were accessible to the public to prove the technology and process.

  • Pushing Water Reuse To The Extremes
    Pushing Water Reuse To The Extremes

    Large-scale water-reuse treatment plants have had sustainable impact in populated areas where the volume of water to be treated and reused in a concentrated area makes them practical. Today, the flat-sheet membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) technology that is delivering high-quality wastewater treatment to remote locations is poised to realize the promise of sustainable water reuse in those same locations.

  • Ohio Voters Grant Lake Erie 'Human' Rights
    Ohio Voters Grant Lake Erie 'Human' Rights

    In a nod to just how important water quality has become for Lake Erie — a source body that has been plagued by toxic algal blooms for years — locals have decided to grant it the type of legal rights usually reserved for human beings.

  • Virginia’s Aquifer Recharge Project Receives Oversight Overhaul
    Virginia’s Aquifer Recharge Project Receives Oversight Overhaul

    An aquifer recharge plan in Virginia will now move forward under stricter legislative and scientific oversight.

  • Oxidation And AOP: The Last Lines Of Defense Against Harmful Algal Blooms
    Oxidation And AOP: The Last Lines Of Defense Against Harmful Algal Blooms

    Secondary metabolites of algae — including algal toxins and taste and odor compounds triggered by a harmful algal bloom — can find their way into source water, creating the risk that they will ultimately reach the water treatment plant to cause water-quality problems. Here is a checklist of considerations for mitigating those effects through cost-effective oxidation, or combined oxidization processes, across a variety of source water conditions.

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  • Benefits Of Off-Line Calibration Of pH And ORP Meters
    Benefits Of Off-Line Calibration Of pH And ORP Meters

    One of the most commonly used measurements in the water and wastewater industry is pH. A measurement of how acid or alkaline a substance is, a pH reading can instantaneously indicate a problem with the water. Another common and useful measurement is oxidation-reduction potential (ORP). Treatment facilities use ORP sensors to optimize disinfection and biological nutrient removal processes.

  • Enhancing WWTP Nutrient Removal, Without Overblown Costs
    Enhancing WWTP Nutrient Removal, Without Overblown Costs

    For those who appreciate the old maxim about catching more flies with honey, the logic of creating a more favorable biological environment for better biological nutrient removal (BNR) makes perfect sense. Worldwide implementations of flat-sheet membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) technology are doing exactly that — in less space, with less energy, and with lower operating expenditure (OPEX) for aeration and chemical treatment. Here’s how:

  • Modernization Of Historical Water Treatment Plant Brings Increased Efficiency And Savings
    Modernization Of Historical Water Treatment Plant Brings Increased Efficiency And Savings

    The Warsaw Water Filters in Poland, also known as Lindley’s Filters, were built in 1883 - 1886 by William Lindley, an English engineer who together with his sons designed water and sewerage systems for over 30 cities across Europe.

  • Improving The Quality Of Secondary Wastewater For Indirect Potable Reuse—From Pilot To Full Scale Plant
    Improving The Quality Of Secondary Wastewater For Indirect Potable Reuse—From Pilot To Full Scale Plant

    In spite of the recent abundance of water, many of California’s aquifers continue to balance on the edge of water scarcity. Decades of overpumping have reduced the amount of ground water available to supplement surface water resources diminished by drought. The Pure Water Monterey Ground Water Replenishment Project (Monterey Pure), addressed the need to replenish a local aquifer, by piloting Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) processes, to determine the best method to convert secondary wastewater into a pure water resource.

  • Brexit: The Good, The Bad, And The Chaos
    Brexit: The Good, The Bad, And The Chaos

    With just over half a year to go until the divorce date, and roughly two months until European Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier’s self-imposed October deadline for a Brexit deal, it has started to feel like we are finally seeing some concrete progress when it comes to Brexit.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data
    Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data

    One of the nation’s largest four-service utility providers, Colorado Springs Utilities supplies energy and water to over 450,000 people. The state-certified laboratory of the Water Quality Assurance section processes over 14,000 samples and 80,000 analytes per year from eight watersheds, seven finished water treatment facilities, 38 finished water reservoirs, four post-chlorination stations, two wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2700 miles of pipeline.

  • White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million
    White House Utility District Reduces Costs By Over $1 Million

    In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere.

  • Trenton, Missouri Delivers Safety And Efficiency With On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Production From The Process Solutions, Inc. Microclor® System
    Trenton, Missouri Delivers Safety And Efficiency With On‐Site Sodium Hypochlorite Production From The Process Solutions, Inc. Microclor® System

    Located in Northern Missouri, the city of Trenton and its more than 6,000 residents pride themselves on self‐sufficiency and pragmatic decision making. During the spring of 2012, the utility embarked on the design and construction of chemical feed system upgrades at the existing water plant that would help the city manage the need for new capacity, better control of trihalomethanes (THM’s) and improve operator safety by removing gaseous chlorine as a disinfectant.

  • Molasses in Study Startup Efficiencies
    Molasses in Study Startup Efficiencies

    Overview of a recent study conducted to try to determine why there is so much variation and why there are so many inefficiencies and delays in study startup.

  • What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?
    What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?

    One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

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Kits For LAL Testing Using The Kinetic-Chromogenic Method Kits For LAL Testing Using The Kinetic-Chromogenic Method

The LAL Test (Limulus amebocyte lysate) is a method of great importance for the determination of endotoxins of bacterial origin.

At Fujifilm Wako, we manufacture kits to perform the kinetic-chromogenic LAL assay, which include all of the reagents necessary for bacterial endotoxins detection through a change in color development, and allow the customer to obtain accurate results in a short amount of time. To learn more about the principles of chromogenic detection in LAL testing we invite you to visit our blog.

THERMO-SYSTEM® Active Solar Sludge Dryer THERMO-SYSTEM® Active Solar Sludge Dryer

Parkson’s THERMO-SYSTEM® uses the sun as its main power source to generate 95% of the energy required for drying sludge.  The result is significantly reduced operating costs compared to competing technologies like conventional gas or oil fired dryers. 

PerforMedia™ Oil Removal Media PerforMedia™ Oil Removal Media

Oily water filtration was developed for filtering free oil and suspended solids from produced water or refinery wastewater, to be disposed of, re-injected, discharged or reused. These systems primarily used black walnut shell media, and required expensive treatment upstream to limit the filter loading rate.

Large Scale Filtration System For Single-Use Large Scale Filtration System For Single-Use

MaxiCaps® MR eliminates scale-up limitations in single-use technology.

Pre-assembled, pre-sterilized and self-contained: MaxiCaps® MR is designed for large-scale filtration in biopharmaceutical applications. Compact and ready-to-use MaxiCaps® MR devices not only mitigate risk due to their ease of use and minimized handling as a result, but also significantly save time. MaxiCaps® MR is the only logical choice when large filtration areas are needed in single-use processes.

Flow Measurement Flow Measurement

One for all - Endress+Hauser's multivariable metering. The ability to measure several process variables all at the same time opens up completely new application fields.

Clinical IRT Services Clinical IRT Services

Increasingly elaborate international clinical trials demand a smart, streamlined approach and at Sharp we use interactive response technologies (IRT) to provide just that. They’re a powerful, practical tool for accelerating your product’s progress to launch and making the management of your trial much easier for everyone.

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  • How To Be More Industrious About Water-Quality Measurement
    How To Be More Industrious About Water-Quality Measurement

    Precise water quality is critical for municipal water treatment operations, but many industrial applications have even more rigorous requirements, regulations, and guidelines to follow. The energy, pharmaceutical, food processing, and other industrial fields require exact water quality in order to function efficiently.

  • Co<sub>2</sub> Incubator: Guide To Proper Use And Preventive Maintenance
    Co2 Incubator: Guide To Proper Use And Preventive Maintenance

    This guide will help lab managers understand risks and best practices as they develop training for CO2 incubator users and establish a preventive maintenance program and setup criteria.

  • How The EPA Reacts To A Government Shutdown
    How The EPA Reacts To A Government Shutdown

    Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had a published Contingency Plan in anticipation of the current government shutdown? I guess in hindsight, you would have expected it for an agency with 134 facilities dotted across the country. And in fact, it’s required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Circular A-11, Section 124 that all government agencies have plans for an orderly shutdown “in the event of an absence of appropriations.”

  •  XRay Inspection , Cookies And Biscuits In Plastic Cups
    XRay Inspection , Cookies And Biscuits In Plastic Cups

    Cookie and biscuit manufacturers face many challenges to provide the highest quality products and it is vital that they implement effective food safety programs to overcome these issues, safeguard their brand reputation and prevent customer complaints.

  • 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.

  • Channel Enablement Definition – What Is Channel Enablement?
    Channel Enablement Definition – What Is Channel Enablement?

    What is channel enablement exactly? Channel enablement has emerged as a leading concern for organizations that rely heavily on partners to sell and market their products and services.

  • Easier, Faster, And Safer Option For Measuring Total Nitrogen
    Easier, Faster, And Safer Option For Measuring Total Nitrogen

    Total nitrogen (TN) has become a compound of concern because of its impact on eutrophication on water sources. And as more states begin to set limits for TN, accurate testing becomes paramount. Unfortunately, multiple labs and variable test procedures can lead to disparities in final results. Many of today’s test methods are also time consuming, expensive, and even unsafe for lab technicians to use.

  • Filtration For A New Era
    Filtration For A New Era

    Filtration has been around for a long, long time, so it may be that most treatment plant operators feel pretty informed about its capabilities. But hearing from Brian Frewerd, Director of Application Engineering with Parkson Corporation and Water Talk guest, will likely prove enlightening. Frewerd provides background on sand filtration for tertiary treatment applications, followed by insight on notable technology improvements and performance milestones

  • Increased Biogas Yields With Biological Hydrolysis
    Increased Biogas Yields With Biological Hydrolysis

    Municipal wastewater operations require significant energy to operate, but the biogas produced solely through anerobic digestion of sludge isn’t typically enough to offset the electricity and heat load demand at plants. Advanced anaerobic digestion technology, however, can change the equation so wastewater treatment plants can get closer to energy neutrality and in some cases even generate an excess.

  • How To Conduct Water Quality Analysis For Ozone Disinfection
    How To Conduct Water Quality Analysis For Ozone Disinfection

    Ozone disinfection has long been a critical process in the wastewater treatment industry. And, because ozone is relied on so heavily to oxidize a wide variety of potential wastewater contaminants, water quality analysis during the disinfection process is paramount. Once the ozone process itself is understood, its water quality ramifications and the quality parameters that offer insight into its efficacy can be analyzed and taken into account.

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