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  • Groundwater Extraction Is Imperiling Watersheds, Study Concludes
    Groundwater Extraction Is Imperiling Watersheds, Study Concludes

    As pervasive drought and growing demand for drinking water continues to stress supplies, the world’s water systems have increasingly turned to groundwater reserves. But new research indicates that our reliance on these sources will soon put ecosystems in hundreds of locations around the world at risk.

  • Grundfos’ Commitment To Sustainability Helps Team Win Prize For Water Innovation Challenge
    Grundfos’ Commitment To Sustainability Helps Team Win Prize For Water Innovation Challenge

    Once you know Grundfos, you realize the company’s commitment to promoting sustainability is genuine. The global leader in pumps spearheads programs worldwide to help promote the efficient and sustainable use of water and energy.

  • In Face Of Pervasive Drought, Palo Alto DPR Program May Be Palatable
    In Face Of Pervasive Drought, Palo Alto DPR Program May Be Palatable

    Despite the official end of a years-long drought in the state, one major California city is poised to take a significant step toward sustainable conservation.

  • PFAS Manufacturers Grilled By Congress
    PFAS Manufacturers Grilled By Congress

    Following years of warnings from drinking water treatment institutions and source water quality advocates, it appears that the federal government is cracking down on potential per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.

  • Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse
    Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse

    Every city facing infrastructure or operational challenges or concerns about maintaining quality of life in the face of population growth or a changing environment has benefits to gain from a unified smart-city approach. Here are some concepts for promoting understanding and acceptance among utility and government decision-makers, plus several examples of benefits already being garnered by smart cities large and small.

  • D.C. Adds Mussel To Federal Ruling On E. coli Limits
    D.C. Adds Mussel To Federal Ruling On E. coli Limits

    With a federal judge deciding it needs to do a better job to combat E. coli discharge into its waterways, Washington, D.C. could be turning to an unlikely ally in its struggle to clean up local rivers: mussels.

  • Better CAPEX, OPEX Options For PFAS Treatment
    Better CAPEX, OPEX Options For PFAS Treatment

    The documented performance of ion exchange (IX) resins for treating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) offers new opportunities for more practical solutions in many applications. IX has demonstrated its ability to reduce both capital and operating costs compared to the conventional granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment approach.

  • Will Dissolved Air Flotation Fix Harmful Algal Blooms?
    Will Dissolved Air Flotation Fix Harmful Algal Blooms?

    The State of Florida is facing a problem shared worldwide at this time of year: a prevalence of toxic algae in source water brought on by the combination of warmer temperatures and nutrient runoff. So it’s worth paying attention to a potential fix being implemented in the Sunshine State.

  • A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater
    A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater

    Ammonia is a naturally occurring compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. As a key ingredient in many fertilizers, the most common way that it infiltrates source water and causes water treatment plant (WTP) problems is as agricultural runoff. Fortunately, new biological treatments can now handle ammonia and frequently co-occurring compounds such as iron and manganese all in one process.

  • Water Scarcity Triggers First-Ever Cuts From Colorado River
    Water Scarcity Triggers First-Ever Cuts From Colorado River

    In the wake of ongoing source water scarcity, one of the country’s most critical — and critically stressed — drinking water sources will soon benefit from mandatory conservation measures.

  • The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal
    The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal

    Nature has long provided guidance to simple and sustainable ways to manage environmental challenges. Biological treatment of potable water is no exception. As more water is required to support human activity worldwide, sources once considered too contaminated or expensive to treat are quickly becoming necessary options. For groundwater contaminant removal, once again, the laws of nature point the way.

  • Heading To The Corner Bar … For A Water?
    Heading To The Corner Bar … For A Water?

    What do a drinking establishment and an eco-friendly writing utensil have in common? They both reflect new and unconventional ways that water is being injected into commerce.

  • Toxic Algae Kills Three Dogs In North Carolina
    Toxic Algae Kills Three Dogs In North Carolina

    For years, harmful algal blooms (HABs) have posed a threat to drinking water across the country. And now, a tragic incident has illustrated that the problem can have an even more direct effect on our loved ones.

  • EPA Determines Newark’s Lead Filters Not Working; City Distributes Bottled Water
    EPA Determines Newark’s Lead Filters Not Working; City Distributes Bottled Water

    Late last week, the U.S. EPA sent a letter to officials in Newark, NJ, warning them that residents were exposed to dangerous levels of lead contamination in their drinking water and that the city’s efforts to mediate the crisis weren’t working.

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  • Virtual and Augmented Realities For The Water Industry
    Virtual and Augmented Realities For The Water Industry

    No technology innovations have received as much coverage over the past year as virtual (VR) and augmented realities (AR). Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant have us all talking to our devices and interacting with non-humans on a regular basis. 

  • Leveraging Water Data: The Future Is Here!
    Leveraging Water Data: The Future Is Here!

    Technology is on pace to reach a milestone of 26 billion devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) by the end of 2019. In the water industry, IoT capabilities are enabling utilities to leverage meter reading data collected via secure private cellular networks to satisfy multiple purposes — increasing its value exponentially. In this Water Talk interview, Kristie Anderson from Badger Meter discusses how advances in smart solutions, smart water, and smart city technology are delivering real-world benefits that seemed like futuristic promises just a few short years ago.

  • Advanced Metering Analytics: The Logical Evolution Of AMI
    Advanced Metering Analytics: The Logical Evolution Of AMI

    Just as different water utilities use different processes for turning raw source water into potable drinking water, so too do they take different routes to account for, and bill for, their output. Here is an overview of a cellular-based approach to collecting and leveraging data from water distribution operations that can achieve the greatest business advantage.

  • The Caribbean’s Wastewater Problem
    The Caribbean’s Wastewater Problem

    For decades, wastewater management has been a growing problem for the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR), a problem that regional governments have long understood as a threat to the economy, the environment, and to public health. In the Caribbean, most wastewater from cities, industry, and agriculture pours directly into surface water or into the sea completely untreated, degrading residents’ quality of life, as well as the region’s biodiversity, pristine blue waters, and reefs, which are the lifeblood of the vital tourism industry.

  • Mapping Assets For Resilience And Response In Emergencies
    Mapping Assets For Resilience And Response In Emergencies

    Among utilities concerned about resilience and response in natural disasters or other emergencies, precise asset inventory and mapping are high priorities. In truth, there is value in having the same information for everyday purposes as well. For anyone who has ever had a problem locating or tracking key water or wastewater system assets, here are several good reasons and ways to avoid a last-minute scramble.

  • 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.

  • Using Data To Improve Asset Management
    Using Data To Improve Asset Management

    The nexus of operations and asset management is coming as the water industry continues its digital transformation. Ongoing asset performance management informed by near-real-time data empowers a streamlined view of which assets are nearing the end of their useful lives, and which are operating at optimal efficiency. Read more to see how better data leads to better asset management for utilities of any size.

  • Why More Utilities Are Investing In Remote Pressure Monitoring
    Why More Utilities Are Investing In Remote Pressure Monitoring

    A car struck a fire hydrant in the middle of the night in California, creating a massive water leak. Even before first responders were notified, a pressure sensor sent a text alert to the water utility manager, who was able to dispatch a crew to the scene within minutes. What’s significant is that the utility responded long before receiving a call from emergency crews or an alert from its SCADA system installed in a nearby pump station.

  • Sniffer Dogs Now Being Used To Detect Water Main Leaks
    Sniffer Dogs Now Being Used To Detect Water Main Leaks

    Sniffer dogs have been used for a while in the oil and gas industry to find leaks. But recently, dogs have begun to be used to find leaks in water mains.

  • 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.

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Satcom Optical Filters And Coatings Satcom Optical Filters And Coatings

Iridian offers over 20 years of experience in producing industry leading optical telecommunication and datacom filters for terrestrial systems. Commercial satcom networks will consist of constellations of 100’s to 1000’s of satellites in an interconnected low earth orbit (LEO) mesh. Many of these systems rely on an optical intersatellite link (OISL) architecture to connect satellites via laser based optical communications. Optical filters provide wavelength selectivity to these systems addressing different functional needs from solar rejection windows to beam steering wavelength selective dichroic filters.

Heat Recovery From Compressed Air Systems Heat Recovery From Compressed Air Systems

The rise in energy prices is an unwelcome reality in today’s manufacturing environment. Energy cost reduction strategies are vital to staying competitive. Facility engineers are challenged to optimize energy efficiency and extract as much productivity out of every unit of energy paid for. Harnessing the heat from compressed air systems can greatly increase operational efficiencies and help reduce a plant’s carbon footprint.

OPTIMASS 7400 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter OPTIMASS 7400 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter

The OPTIMASS 7400 is a high-end Coriolis mass flowmeter for demanding process and custody transfer (CT) applications. It is the ideal solution when it comes to high accuracy measurement of gases and shear-sensitive or viscous liquids, slurries, very aggressive media or media with a low flow velocity. The meter features Entrained Gas Management (EGMTM) for liquid applications, providing reliable readings even in the event of gas entrainment of up to 100%. In this way, the Coriolis meter enables continuous and uninterrupted measurement of volume flow and mass, density and temperature – even at difficult process conditions with 2-phase flow.

IoT Endpoint Lifecycle Management IoT Endpoint Lifecycle Management

Best-in-class services designed to simplify and accelerate IoT solution adoption.

Water Network Modeling And Analysis Water Network Modeling And Analysis

Reliably delivering clean, potable water to customers is at the core of what every water utility does. Making this happen is a heroic effort, though, and requires constant attention to be able to fully understand how the system behaves, identify problems, and choose the best course of action to address the needs of the customers and the needs of the utility. Our tools are designed specifically to help engineers analyze and design water distribution systems.

Laboratory Testing Services Laboratory Testing Services

Flow Sciences, Inc. (FSI) evaluates and ensures that every enclosure shipped to their customer meets all relevant standards. FSI performs procedures from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 110-2016 – Methods of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods.

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