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  • 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.

  • Caribbean Desalination Association Helps Restore Hurricane-Ravaged Hospital On Dominica
    Caribbean Desalination Association Helps Restore Hurricane-Ravaged Hospital On Dominica

    On September 18, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck the island of Dominica at Category 5, leaving 15 dead and devastating the island and its approximately 73,000 inhabitants. Across the island, hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed 70 to 80 percent of Dominica’s buildings and severely degraded the power and water systems.

  • Desalination In The Caribbean
    Desalination In The Caribbean

    More than 7,000 islands of the Caribbean Archipelago are scattered over a million-square-mile area between North and South America. Some smaller islands are naturally dry, but some volcanic islands — like Grenada and St. Lucia — are well forested and provide significant water catchment to support spring water and surface water. But, as populations, agriculture, and industry grow, desalination is becoming more attractive as a water source throughout the entire region.

  • Is Lake Mead Drying Up?
    Is Lake Mead Drying Up?

    Lake Mead levels are low, which creates significant complications for water management in Arizona.

  • When Water Scarcity Leads To Violent Crime
    When Water Scarcity Leads To Violent Crime

    As pressure on water resources grows, there is at least one “water cop” trying to maintain order.

  • Innovative Project In Virginia Changes Lens On Wastewater
    Innovative Project In Virginia Changes Lens On Wastewater

    In September of 2016, Ted Henifin took the first sip of water purified at a pilot treatment plant developed by HRSD (Hampton Roads Sanitation District). Now, the innovative water treatment program known as SWIFT — Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow — is changing the lens through which communities and government officials view wastewater, drinking water, aquifer replenishment, and even fighting sea level rise.

  • Dirty Irrigation Water Poses Health Risks
    Dirty Irrigation Water Poses Health Risks

    Irrigation water used by farmers appears to be making people sick.

  • Utilities Invoke A Nightmare: 'Imagine A Day Without Water'
    Utilities Invoke A Nightmare: 'Imagine A Day Without Water'

    Water utilities around the country are inviting the public to think the unthinkable in a campaign kicking off October 10 known as “Imagine a Day Without Water”.

  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Takes Life In New Jersey
    Brain-Eating Amoeba Takes Life In New Jersey

    The so-called "brain-eating" amoeba, a water-based threat that poses a risk to water utilities, has taken another life.

  • Groundwater Replenished To Prevent Sea Level Rise
    Groundwater Replenished To Prevent Sea Level Rise

    Groundwater in Southeastern coastal Virginia is depleting due to over-drafting without intentional replenishment. This phenomenon makes the Potomac aquifer susceptible to saltwater intrusion as well as land subsidence, or the gradual settling or sudden sinking of the earth’s surface. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District responded to these issues by using groundwater augmentation as a way to recharge the aquifer, prevent saltwater intrusion, and potentially increase ground elevation.

  • Eliminating A Silent Killer — A Critical Review On The Viability Of Decentralized Arsenic Removal Systems For Rural Communities
    Eliminating A Silent Killer — A Critical Review On The Viability Of Decentralized Arsenic Removal Systems For Rural Communities

    Arsenic is a global environmental health issue. Since it was recognized in the nineties many techniques have been developed on the remediation on arsenic contaminated drinking water. Solving people’s exposure through drinking water to arsenic is, however, a complex problem.

  • Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3
    Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3

    Our environment is rife with testimonials to the law of unintended consequences. When it comes to water treatment, the compound 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) is the latest surprise making its way through the remediation lifecycle.

  • Harmful Algae: How To Stay Ahead Of The Bloom
    Harmful Algae: How To Stay Ahead Of The Bloom

    It’s the call no water treatment plant superintendent wants to receive, especially not while on vacation. Andy McClure, Superintendent of Toledo, Ohio’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, answered his phone to hear his head of operations report that the level of microcystin in the finished water was high, caused by a large harmful algal bloom (HAB) that was impacting the plant’s Lake Erie intake.

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  • Cooling Tower Blowdown Wastewater Treatment For Reuse
    Cooling Tower Blowdown Wastewater Treatment For Reuse

    Megalim Solar Power Ltd’s Power Station, located in Israel’s northern Negev desert, will be the first utility-scale solar thermal or concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in operation in Israel when completed. To minimize fresh water usage in the cooling cycle and boiler makeup of the power plant, Fluence designed and supplied a containerized system for treatment of cooling tower blowdown wastewater for reuse and the production of ultrapure water (UPW).

  • Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition
    Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition

    While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is seeing numerous benefits today.

  • Using Mobility To Build Confidence In Your Service
    Using Mobility To Build Confidence In Your Service

    Service is a confidence-building exercise in the eyes of your customers, if executed well. For utilities, employees’ actions – or inactions – directly impact customers’ confidence in your organization and the services you provide.

  • Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3
    Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3

    Our environment is rife with testimonials to the law of unintended consequences. When it comes to water treatment, the compound 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) is the latest surprise making its way through the remediation lifecycle.

  • The Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide: Part 1
    The Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide: Part 1

    At a certain point in the project development process you will have qualified a few dissolved air flotation (DAF) system manufacturers from a field of many. Now you have to decide which one’s DAF System design will best suit your needs. How do you choose?

  • Affordable Sewer For Small Communities
    Affordable Sewer For Small Communities

    Affordability and maintainability are two of the greatest challenges small municipalities face when constructing and managing sewer infrastructure. With these challenges in mind, it’s important for small cities to choose wisely when investing in a wastewater system that needs to last for 30-60 years.

  • The Truth About Clogged Pumps
    The Truth About Clogged Pumps

    The sky is blue, grass is green, and, someday, your pumps are going to clog. It’s just another fact of life — or is it? 

  • How To Use Biological Filtration To Meet Today’s Clean Water Challenges
    How To Use Biological Filtration To Meet Today’s Clean Water Challenges

    Utilities and industries need reliable and cost-effective treatment methods to protect critical water resources. Water professionals want proven technology to remove contaminants from drinking water, wastewater, and process water. These technologies must also be able to operate under a variety of flows and conditions.

  • Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions
    Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions

    Data analysis around pipe condition, inflow & infiltration (I&I), and overflows can build a case for the approval of infrastructure funding in budget planning.

  • Utility Turns Over A New Leaf And Embraces Technology To Solve A Problem
    Utility Turns Over A New Leaf And Embraces Technology To Solve A Problem

    Genesee County, located in the middle of Michigan, offers families plenty of outdoor activities and a good way of life. The county’s water and wastewater utilities keep this way of life flowing. When Pump Station #8 kept clogging with debris and required countless maintenance calls to repair, the plant operator began to look for a solution.

    By installing the new Flygt Concertor Intelligent Pumping System with clog detection and pump cleaning functions, Genesee County’s Pump Station #8 is now a clog free operation. The Concertor, a smart wastewater pumping system that senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time, and provides feedback to pumping station operators.

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PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review

See our exciting new solution for medical monitors, PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review which empowers clinical development teams and medical monitors to detect safety signals faster and reduce time to submission by combining innovative medical review workflow with advanced analytics.

On-The-Floor Behavior Verification On-The-Floor Behavior Verification

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Aclara RF Network 3400 Water MTU Aclara RF Network 3400 Water MTU

The new 3400 On-Demand Meter Transmission Unit (MTU) for water uses the efficient, low-power, high performance two-way Aclara RF Network technology to transmit hourly, interval usage data to the utility. The MTU supports up to nine-digit registers and delivers time-stamped reads on a time-synchronized network, allowing for advanced water distribution management. Enhanced features such as on-demand reads, firmware over the air, on-board storage of readings, market leading security,meter-generated alarms and flags and remote shut-off valve control bring market-leading AMI capabilities to the Aclara RF Network.

DynaSand® EcoWash® DynaSand® EcoWash®

The Parkson DynaSand® EcoWash® Filter is a unique system that filters liquid suspensions to the designed effluent quality, while at the same time cleaning the sand bed so the filter is not shut down during the backwash time. Feed water is passed upwards through the sand bed and exits the top of the filter as clean water. At the same time, sand can be removed from the bottom, cleaned and returned to the top.  A small portion of the filtered water is used to wash the sand and leaves the filter as a reject stream.

GDT Mixing & Contacting Systems GDT Mixing & Contacting Systems

The GDT™ Process starts with the creation of ozone from an Ozone Generator. The ozone is then drawn into a Mazzei®Venturi Injector which provides dynamic mixing (a Back Pressure Control Valve adjusts injector outlet pressure optimizing ozone mass transfer in the system). Then mixing and contacting is enhanced in a Flash Reactor™. From there the two-phase flow travels to the Degas Separator (DS) & Relief Valve for additional mixing and entrained gas removal. And finally, the MTM Mixing Nozzles force dissolved ozone flow into the untreated water in the pipeline or basin for thorough mixing.

1000 Watts CW 0.8 – 4.2 GHz Solid-State Amplifier: 1000S1G4 1000 Watts CW 0.8 – 4.2 GHz Solid-State Amplifier: 1000S1G4

AR’s 1000S1G4 is a solid-sate amplifier covering the 0.8 – 4.2 GHz frequency range. When used with a sweep generator, it provides a minimum of 1000 watts RF power. Like most of AR’s amplifiers, this model is ideal for applications that call for instantaneous bandwidth, high linearity, and high gain.

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  • Trouble In Paradise, And A Plan To Alleviate It
    Trouble In Paradise, And A Plan To Alleviate It

    While San Diego has a reputation for beautiful weather in a sunny seaside setting, its growing population in the southernmost area of rain-starved California is a recipe for trouble in paradise. That challenge has spurred the creation of Pure Water San Diego — a multi-phase, multi-year program with the goal of using recycled water for up to one-third of San Diego’s water supply by the year 2035.

  • How Farms Can Tend To The Energy-Water Nexus, Reduce Costs, And Help Their Communities
    How Farms Can Tend To The Energy-Water Nexus, Reduce Costs, And Help Their Communities

    Across the country, farmers face unrelenting pressure to conserve both water and energy. From California to Texas, recent droughts and declining groundwater levels require more pumping to provide irrigation water for crops. Pumping water takes energy, as do many other precision agriculture tasks involved in running a successful farm today. This symbiotic relationship between water and energy use — often called the energy-water nexus — is taking its toll on America’s agricultural industry.

  • Freshwater Is Disappearing. Can Technology Save Us?
    Freshwater Is Disappearing. Can Technology Save Us?

    Fresh water is the most important resource for human life on earth. People can survive far longer without food than without water, and virtually all of our food sources require fresh water to grow or create.

  • Helping Preserve And Promote The Cultural Significance Of Kingsbury Bay And Grassy Point
    Helping Preserve And Promote The Cultural Significance Of Kingsbury Bay And Grassy Point

    The cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation are all situated at the western end of Lake Superior, along the St. Louis River where it flows into the lake.

  • The Final Straw Against Water Pollution
    The Final Straw Against Water Pollution

    If I were asked to describe the makeup of the Water Online and Water Innovations audience, I could say it’s a mix of engineers and operators focusing on clean and/or wastewater processes within municipal or industrial settings. But that wouldn’t tell the whole story, because you are much more than that — you are caretakers of our planet’s most valuable resource.

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  • FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Help To Spot Gas Leaks From The Air
    FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Help To Spot Gas Leaks From The Air

    The Al Hosn Shah Gas Processing Plant in Abu Dhabi is a natural gas processing plant that purifies gases by removing certain contaminants in a sweetening process. The gas pipelines and other infrastructures that process sour gases need to be continuously monitored for leaks as the contaminant gases are often dangerous for human exposure. This case study explores the innovative combination of UAV and FLIR optical gas imaging technologies as an efficient way of monitoring vast gas fields from the air.

  • Selecting The Best Solution For PFAS Removal
    Selecting The Best Solution For PFAS Removal

    Protecting the public health and ensuring water is safe to drink is the highest goal of water system managers. Negative health effects are indicated from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS). Based on lab studies, the U.S. EPA has issued a health advisory for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water of 70 parts per trillion. While health advisories are not enforceable, they offer a margin of safety for consumers.

  • How To Develop The Best Construction Dewatering Solutions
    How To Develop The Best Construction Dewatering Solutions

    Basic construction activities today are more complex than ever when it comes to environmental concerns. Dewatering is a common necessity for contractors and developers today. In addition to ensuring a safe construction site, contractors must be aware of groundwater disposal constraints and regulations.

  • 5 Considerations When Changing From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection
    5 Considerations When Changing From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection

    Surprise objects in food, and the anger and fear they create, can turn into viral news faster than you can say “recall!” Here are five considerations when upgrading from metal detection to X-Ray inspection.

  • 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.

  • Remove Perfluorinated Compounds From Drinking Water — Without Creating A Toxic Waste Stream
    Remove Perfluorinated Compounds From Drinking Water — Without Creating A Toxic Waste Stream

    Water utility managers have a lot of responsibilities, not the least of which is to keep up with the latest in the industry—contaminants, regulations, technology, and trends. And perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are on the horizon as contaminants that may affect the public health. Water Online spoke with Calgon Carbon about these important emerging contaminants and how best to remove them.

  • Why Won’t Cellular ATP Levels Decrease After UV Treatment?
    Why Won’t Cellular ATP Levels Decrease After UV Treatment?

    UV treatment has only recently become widely adopted in the water and wastewater treatment industries but the benefits of sun exposure for water purification have been acknowledged for thousands of years. 

  • How To Squeeze Money Out Of Your Water Meters
    How To Squeeze Money Out Of Your Water Meters

    There are many types of water meters being used across the U.S. to measure water consumption. And even though the panacea for a water utility would be to equip each residence with the same meter — standardizing metering technique, data capture and maintenance — the reality is that a utility needs to be able to read and service the variety of meters that make up its metering portfolio.

  • 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.

  • X-Ray Inspection Of Beef Jerky Products
    X-Ray Inspection Of Beef Jerky Products

    X-ray inspection of beef jerky presents many, and often unforeseen, challenges. This application note provides guidance to overcome those challenges to produce high-quality beef jerky.

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