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  • Winter Brings A Year’s Worth Of Water For 9 Million Californians
    Winter Brings A Year’s Worth Of Water For 9 Million Californians

    California may have a reputation for persistent drought and water scarcity, but already this year the state’s freshwater reserves are worth celebrating.

  • Intel Secures $150 Million In Bonds For Oregon Water Recycling Project
    Intel Secures $150 Million In Bonds For Oregon Water Recycling Project

    Thanks to a high-throughput production facility in Oregon, the technology manufacturer Intel is the area’s largest water consumer by far. Now, the state will help it pay for a massive water treatment project that will help it recycle some of that water.

  • Phosphate In Groundwater And Surface Water: A Rapid And Reliable Determination Method Using The Photometric Spectroquant® Test
    Phosphate In Groundwater And Surface Water: A Rapid And Reliable Determination Method Using The Photometric Spectroquant® Test

    Phosphorus is an essential element for organisms and plants. In natural, uncontaminated waters, it occurs as organically bound phosphate, condensed phosphates or as orthophosphate — often referred to by its chemical formula PO4-P. The small quantity of phosphorus present in natural waters does not promote the growth of plants. However, a rise in the concentration of phosphorus results in the proliferation of algae, which leads to the eutrophication of the water body.

  • Purifying Water From The Ground Up
    Purifying Water From The Ground Up

    For some water providers, carefree days of producing pure, fresh water from groundwater sources are long gone. Years of evolving chemical complexity, industrial operations, and short-sighted disposal methods have taken a toll on groundwater sources. The lowering of maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for contaminants such as chromium and the drilling of new wells into different geologic structures add to source water pressures. Fortunately, new technologies are helping water providers make the best of a challenging situation across a wide range of contaminants.

  • Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Back Solar Panels That Extract Water From Air
    Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Back Solar Panels That Extract Water From Air

    With backing from two of the biggest tech entrepreneurs in American history, a new solar-powered solution to water scarcity has raised a massive amount of money.

  • With Massive Federal Investment, Desalination May Cure Ongoing Drought
    With Massive Federal Investment, Desalination May Cure Ongoing Drought

    The latest solution for national water scarcity may seem like a major technical challenge, but with a nine-figure investment and federal backing, it could be a gamechanger.

  • Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs
    Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs

    Propeller flow meters have long been an important tool for agricultural irrigation management. As water scarcity and resource management have become increasingly critical, getting the most timely, accurate readings available from those meters is becoming more important than ever. Here is how growers and water conservation districts (WCDs) are each getting the best of both worlds for their own purposes.

  • Cloth Media Filtration Removes Coal Ash And Coal Fines At Power Plants
    Cloth Media Filtration Removes Coal Ash And Coal Fines At Power Plants

    Coal-fired power plants generate coal fines and coal ash from a number of sources, including coal combustion residuals (CCR), particularly fly and bottom ash from coal furnaces, and coal pile runoff during rain events. In support of an industry-wide effort to reduce, improve, and remove coal ash ponds, a variety of technologies have been tested and employed. Read the full application note to learn more.

  • Navigating The Waters of the United States Rule
    Navigating The Waters of the United States Rule

    On December 11th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) proposed a new definition of “Waters of the United States” to replace the 2015 definition adopted under the Obama administration. That definition has been subject to a variety of litigation over the past three years, causing its application to be sporadic at best.

  • Vegas Planners Prep For 'Doomsday' On Colorado River
    Vegas Planners Prep For 'Doomsday' On Colorado River

    Las Vegas water planners are prepping for a harrowing possibility: The disappearance of the Colorado River.

  • In Philly Suburb Water Crisis, Tests Reveal Chemicals In Blood
    In Philly Suburb Water Crisis, Tests Reveal Chemicals In Blood

    The first blood tests results were released since water contamination in the Philadelphia suburbs came to light, and they provide a glimpse at potential health effects for residents.

  • Small Town, Big Water Problems
    Small Town, Big Water Problems

    In the Louisiana community of Enterprise, tap water is so unappealing that one woman drives 20 miles each way to do her laundry in another town, according to CNN.

  • Water Acquisition Challenges For Industrial Plants
    Water Acquisition Challenges For Industrial Plants

    Water is becoming more complex for industry. Its cost as a component of production is on the rise, and greater regulatory scrutiny continues to expand post-process wastewater treatment. Against a backdrop of growing water scarcity, industrial leaders are focusing more time and energy into leveraging water acquisition and usage to their competitive advantage. The days when access to water was taken for granted are over. In fact, by 2030 global water demand is projected to exceed available water by 40 percent.

  • New Indirect Potable Reuse Project Comes To Southwest
    New Indirect Potable Reuse Project Comes To Southwest

    A city near Phoenix recently greenlit a major indirect potable reuse project designed to support the water supply in an area threatened by drought, rising demand, and climate change.

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  • Bringing An END™ To RO Brine And Difficult Brackish Water Treatment
    Bringing An END™ To RO Brine And Difficult Brackish Water Treatment

    Access to clean, safe, fresh water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. By some estimates over 1.5 billion people face water scarcity issues that directly threaten their health or economic welfare on a daily basis. More concerning, the impacts of climate change and global population growth are expected to exacerbate these issues to impact over 2.3 billion people by the year 2050. These sobering facts are why six of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are focused on providing access to clean, safe water. Part of solving this challenge is reducing industrial water consumption to conserve water resources.

  • Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter
    Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter

    Water utilities rely on accurate and dependable flow measurement for critical process controls. Regulatory agencies also require flow monitoring and reporting, with specific accuracy limits.

  • Australian Cities Adopt Wastewater Reuse
    Australian Cities Adopt Wastewater Reuse

    Potable reuse of wastewater has gone by many different names, some of them unflattering, like “toilet to tap.” Despite the clear benefits of water reuse, this so-called “ick factor” has slowed the adoption of technology that can transform wastewater into drinking water.

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)
    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)

    Beyond the existential philosophy implications, the consequences of a pipeline leaking in a forest when no one is around highlight the desirability of leak detection systems in water distribution utilities as a whole. As the following experiences show, leak detection can have its entertaining side. On the other side of the coin, however, the consequences of not monitoring leaks can also trigger a tsunami of costs far beyond the expense of pipeline repair alone.

  • Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal – Who’s Doing The Work?
    Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal – Who’s Doing The Work?

    Enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) was first documented in the early 1970’s. Traditionally it has been understood that EBPR requires a first stage anaerobic zone that is free of nitrate and nitrite. In the anaerobic zone, phosphorus accumulating organisms (PAO) utilize energy from stored polyphosphate to assimilate volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and produce polyhydroxybutyrate storage products.

  • Effective Utility Management Starts With Data
    Effective Utility Management Starts With Data

    Over the past decade, there has been a considerable effort in the water sector to address industry shortcomings through collaboration. And perhaps there’s been no greater initiative to try to help water utility managers in their day-to-day and future planning than the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Initiative.

  • 2018 Retail IT Trends Recap, and 2019 Predictions
    2018 Retail IT Trends Recap, and 2019 Predictions

    Here are the top three trends happening in retail this year and our predictions for what’s going to be big next year.

  • Advanced UV Technology Reduces Downtime And Improves Efficiency (Article)
    Advanced UV Technology Reduces Downtime And Improves Efficiency (Article)

    Industrial companies need reliable water treatment technology, since failure of a water system may result in downtime for production, with significant financial impacts. Ultraviolet (UV) technology is used for water treatment in various industries such as microelectronics, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and many other industry segments.

  • 3 Employee Engagement Challenges Facing The Utilities Industry
    3 Employee Engagement Challenges Facing The Utilities Industry

    Similar to other deskless industries, there are unique employee engagement challenges facing the utilities industry brought on by advances in technology and a shortage of qualified workers. The latest employee engagement statistics reveal that only 52% of utility workers are engaged. With many changes happening in the industry and an often stressful and even dangerous work environment, it’s no surprise that employee engagement is a challenge.

  • Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health
    Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health

    New technology helps utilities meet the challenges of maintaining a safe and adequate public water supply.

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

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Whether you’re looking for a placebo to match your product or designing your trial dose to match an existing comparator, getting a good match can be almost impossible. That’s where we come in.

We can over-encapsulate solid oral dosage forms like tablets or capsules, backfill them with a suitable excipient and manufacture a placebo to match. This gives real scientific credibility to your clinical trial, maintaining the integrity of your double-blind study design.

Aqua Rhino™ In-Channel Escalating Screen Aqua Rhino™ In-Channel Escalating Screen

The Aqua Rhino™  represents the next generation step screen, providing unmatched durability, ease of operation and ultimate protection for your downstream process equipment. 

4.4 – 5.0 GHz GaN Power Amplifier Module: QPA4501 4.4 – 5.0 GHz GaN Power Amplifier Module: QPA4501

Qorvo’s QPA4501 is an integrated 2-stage Power Amplifier (PA) module designed to cover the frequency range of 4.4 to 5.0 GHz. This device is optimized for 5G massive MIMO, W-CDMA/LTE, macro and micro cell base station, active antenna, and other general purpose applications.

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Quick-Release Pharmaceutical Tablet Tooling Quick-Release Pharmaceutical Tablet Tooling

Natoli Quick-Release Tablet Tooling allows researchers to test different dwell times during the tablet R&D process without the expense of buying several different sets of tools or the time needed to change complete sets of tooling or turret speed.

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  • Manipulating Dissolved Gasses With SEPAREL®: Beverages
    Manipulating Dissolved Gasses With SEPAREL®: Beverages

    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 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.

  • Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health
    Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health

    New technology helps utilities meet the challenges of maintaining a safe and adequate public water supply.

  • How To Calculate Chlorine Demand When Treating Iron & Manganese With Solid Manganese Dioxide
    How To Calculate Chlorine Demand When Treating Iron & Manganese With Solid Manganese Dioxide

    Most treatment systems for removing iron and manganese from groundwater sources use chlorine, oxygen or various other chemicals to oxidize the clear state of iron and manganese to an oxidized or solid form so the particles can then be filtered out. If complete oxidation occurs and if the oxidized floc is of suitable condition, a filtration system consisting of filter sand and anthracite is used.

  • Improving Quality Standards For Elastomer Stoppers In Parenteral Drug Manufacturing
    Improving Quality Standards For Elastomer Stoppers In Parenteral Drug Manufacturing

    This article is intended to highlight inconsistencies in testing elastomer vial stoppers — and to drive the collaborative development of a more sensitive, harmonized particle count method.

  • Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise
    Wastewater Service Charges Continue To Rise

    Wastewater service charges vary considerably across EPA regions and States. That’s one of the key findings from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Cost of Clean Water Index. If you live in Montana, Wyoming or the Dakotas (EPA Region 8), your average service charge of $261 a year is considerably less than the $884 your fellow Americans up in New England (EPA Region 1) are paying.  As you can imagine, much of the difference is to do with population size and geography.

  • Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs
    Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs

    The Mountain Regional Water District is a Special Service District of the county that was established by the Summit County Commission in 2000 to regionalize water service by consolidating several public and private water companies.

  • Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries
    Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries

    Refineries are among the major consumers of water that has both process and non-process origins. The average refinery requires 2.5 gallons of water for every gallon of crude oil processed. Depending on the type of crude oil, composition of condensate and treatment processes, the characteristics of refinery wastewater varies widely. The design and operation of modern refinery wastewater treatment plants are challenging and are driven by technology. This article will highlight the most common types of waste streams in a refinery and suitable wastewater treatment strategies.

  • A Proactive Approach To Ebola Vaccine Development
    A Proactive Approach To Ebola Vaccine Development

    Best practices for rapid test development and regulatory approvals.

  • Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC430
    Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC430

    A global beverage company produces, markets, sells and distributes a variety of beverages including beer, malt, soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. The brewery has utilized several types of SITRANS F flowmeters from Siemens to regulate all aspects of the brewing process for more than a decade, including SITRANS F C Coriolis meters to monitor the sugar concentration in wort prior to fermentation.

  • Microbial Expectations For 503B Compounding Pharmacies
    Microbial Expectations For 503B Compounding Pharmacies

    According to section 503B of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, outsourcing facilities are required to comply with all cGMPs and regulations regarding insanitary conditions. Many regulatory observations are written for the failure to follow cGMPs and insanitary conditions. This article highlights some of the microbial expectations for 503B compounding pharmacies.

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CIPP Installation Process Animation CIPP Installation Process Animation

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Engineers Design New Lead Detector For Water

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