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  • Salt Lake City Public Utilities ‐ Award Winning Big Cottonwood WTP, Experiences Microclor® On‐Site Hypochlorite System Reliability and Safety For Over Six Years
    Salt Lake City Public Utilities ‐ Award Winning Big Cottonwood WTP, Experiences Microclor® On‐Site Hypochlorite System Reliability and Safety For Over Six Years

    Located at the mouth of the Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Big Cottonwood WTP is one of three water treatment facilities providing treated water to Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah. The utility distributes water through about 1,300 miles of transmission and distribution pipe to over 90,500 connections. Recently, the Big Cottonwood WTP was recognized for delivering 16 years of high quality water and received the Directors Award from the EPA & AWWA Partnership for Safe Water.

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    Our new Liquid Ai platform is a suite of services provided by Real Tech to bring intelligent insights to our clients’ water quality monitoring applications.

  • The Role Of Ultraviolet Disinfection In Protecting India’s Water (Article)
    The Role Of Ultraviolet Disinfection In Protecting India’s Water (Article)

    Protecting public health and the environment by treating and disinfecting water and wastewater is a global endeavor. India is no exception, and with a rise in population and industrialization, protection of water resources is critical.

  • 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.

  • The Benefits of Warning Your Clients About Price Increases
    The Benefits of Warning Your Clients About Price Increases

    It’s that time of year again; reviewing contracts and sweating over the fact of having to notify clients about pricing changes. Why do we get so concerned? Other industries have no issues with raising prices — think of the increases we have come to know on a yearly basis including electric, cable, water, and property taxes to name just a few. However, our increases usually come with improvement of our services yet we still worry about customer’s reactions. Luckily, I have some good news: It’s time to stop worrying because there are more benefits than downsides of warning our clients about price increases.

  • Cobot, The Collaborative Robot – Get Ready For Industry 4.0
    Cobot, The Collaborative Robot – Get Ready For Industry 4.0

    Altair’s new cobot – a complex machine interacting with a human operator – is an example of a new successful design method with the use of simulation tools in industry 4.0. When creating complex products such as this, engineers must consider the entire mechatronics system, including structure, sensors, actuators with dynamic controls, electromagnetic compatibility. They must also interconnect machines for more flexibility, and increase productivity optimizing the maintenance process. This article discusses the design process for a cobot virtual demonstrator and how Altair’s HyperWorks was used in the process.

  • The Duperon® FlexRake®: Inventing A Product That Defined A Segment
    The Duperon® FlexRake®: Inventing A Product That Defined A Segment

    In 1993, the Duperon® FlexRake® entered the market as the first multi-rake wastewater screen to operate without a lower sprocket, bearing or track. Designed by Duperon Corporation founder Terry Duperon, the patented equipment reflected his belief that mechanics should operate as simply as possible. The result was a mechanically-cleaned bar screen that consisted of just three main components — screen, raking device and drivehead. Despite its simplicity, the unit quickly proved to be far more reliable than other, more complicated designs. Paired with the industry’s first five-year warranty in wastewater, the Duperon® FlexRake® soon became a benchmark for low maintenance and ease of operation. 

  • Nitrification In Monochloramine-Treated Water
    Nitrification In Monochloramine-Treated Water

    A water utility in the Midwest USA uses Monochloramine treatment in their two surface water treatment plants to disinfect raw water and establish residual disinfectant prior to discharge to their distribution system. 

  • Fluence Is Changing The Economics And Accessibility Of Wastewater Treatment
    Fluence Is Changing The Economics And Accessibility Of Wastewater Treatment

    Surrounded by agricultural fields where water is a vital resource, the rural region of Hayogev, Israel chose Fluence’s energy-efficient Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) solution for wastewater treatment suitable for reuse.

  • Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection Sensors
    Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection Sensors

    In 2017, Orlando residents saw firsthand the negative effects of what could happen when a construction crew caused a major water main break downtown. Not only did the leak become an inconvenience for the city, but it also was expensive to repair.

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UV Technologies UV Technologies

Almost 30 years ago, Calgon Carbon introduced one of the first advanced ultraviolet (UV) oxidation processes to remediate contaminated groundwater. Then soon after, Calgon Carbon became the first company to adapt the technology to cost-effectively inactivate pathogens in surface water. These breakthroughs have established Calgon Carbon as a world leader in the use of UV technology for disinfection and oxidation to treat drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, process water and ballast water.

ReFleX™ Efficiency ReFleX™ Efficiency

For both disinfection and TOC-reduction applications, NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ patented ReFleX™ UV chamber technology represents the state-of-the-art in high-efficiency UV systems by reflecting over 99% of the UV we generate back into the water.

Disinfection Series Disinfection Series

The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

Patriot™ Series Patriot™ Series

NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ Patriot Series utilizes D438 chamber technology in a stacked and manifolded configuration to support larger flow volumes. By integrating NeoTech Aqua’s patented ReFleX chamber technology, Patriot systems provide the most efficient and versatile UV water treatment equipment available for large volume users. Further, when configured as an n+1 design, the NeoTech Aqua’s Patriot systems meet most redundancy requirements.

TOC Reduction TOC Reduction

NeoTech Aqua Solutions provides the most efficient and cost-effective UV systems for destroying Total Organic Carbons (TOC’s) in water.  Whether your destroying NDMA, 1,4-dioxane, TCE, MTBE, urea, endocrine disruptors or other organics, only NeoTech Aqua provides ultraviolet TOC reduction with a treatment chamber optimized for low pressure mercury lamps.  As a result, NeoTech Aqua’s UV systems achieve a three times greater TOC reduction per kilowatt compared to standard UV systems, reducing our clients’ costs and energy consumption. In addition to efficiently generating ample 185 nm UV for TOC reduction, NeoTech Aqua’s TOC reduction systems also generate significant levels of 254 nm UV which serve as a powerful disinfectant, providing you both TOC-free and organism-free product water.

NeoTech CU-4 X™ NeoTech CU-4 X™

The NeoTech CU4-X™ UV Water Treatment Control Interface is a remote and compact master controller capable of managing up to four NeoTech ultraviolet water treatment chambers independently and simultaneously.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

  • The ABCs Of PFCs
    The ABCs Of PFCs

    Nick Burns, director of water treatment technology for (the Americas region of) Black & Veatch, discusses the health concerns, current regulatory status, and documented presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), also sometimes called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in drinking water supplies — as determined by sampling under the U.S. EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3).

  • What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?
    What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?

    By now, just about everyone in the U.S. has heard about Flint, Michigan’s water woes. Despite the many issues raised by that incident, urban water systems are not the sole reason the 2017 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the U.S. drinking water infrastructure an overall “D” grade. Hidden within that disheartening rating are the harsh realities faced by rural water systems.

  • Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA
    Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA

    It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?

  • How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?
    How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?

    PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?

  • The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018
    The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018

    Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How To Disinfect Wastewater In The Most Eco-Friendly Way
    How To Disinfect Wastewater In The Most Eco-Friendly Way

    Wastewater treatment facilities can be designed for physical and biological removal of numerous contaminants. Each plant is unique, yet nearly all wastewater plants must provide disinfection before discharging or reusing the effluent.

  • Billions Of Gallons Of Treated Water Irrigates U.S. Lawns
    Billions Of Gallons Of Treated Water Irrigates U.S. Lawns

    For most of the United States, we’ve reached the time of year where Americans desire to maintain a perfectly green lawn starts to be tested by the warmer and dryer summer months. From the water industry’s perspective, it’s staggering just how many billions of gallons of treated water ends up being sprayed across our hallowed front and back yards in maintaining a full and aesthetically-pleasing lawn.

  • 5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs
    5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs

    Most people understand the inherent benefits of plastic piping — chemical resistance, installation speed, ease of assembly, cost efficiency, longevity in corrosive, harsh exterior or underground environments, etc. Not everyone, however, fully appreciates the nuances of plastic piping design that help to maximize those benefits most efficiently.

  • Aerobic Treatment Of Wastewater For Fish Flour And Fish Oil Company Reuse
    Aerobic Treatment Of Wastewater For Fish Flour And Fish Oil Company Reuse

    A fish flour and fish oil processing company produces 100 tons of flour a day from fish waste resulting from the broth concentration plant and from drying of flour, washing water, boiler blowdown and cooling towers. The company needed to treat its wastewater and to reduce its water supply costs.

  • On The Job In 72 Hours Following Utility’s Massive Water Main Break
    On The Job In 72 Hours Following Utility’s Massive Water Main Break

    On the morning of December 12, 2017, about 30 homes in the Shelby Park neighborhood of Lousiville, KY, were without water, and others were experiencing low water pressure after a massive water main break at the intersection of Clay and Oak streets. More than 20 million gallons of water flooded the neighborhood, covering a three-block area.

  • Chlorine vs. Chloramine: A Tale Of Two Chemistries
    Chlorine vs. Chloramine: A Tale Of Two Chemistries

    In drinking water treatment’s ongoing battle between disinfection and disinfection byproducts (DBPs), most water utility customers are oblivious to the process. One thing they do notice, however, is when their water smells or tastes bad. Here are some insights that can help water treatment plant (WTP) operators deal with their internal concerns about DBPs and residual chlorine or ammonia levels, as well as their external concerns about customer perceptions of water quality.

  • How To Filter Iron & Manganese From Well Water With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media
    How To Filter Iron & Manganese From Well Water With Manganese Dioxide Filter Media

    There are various treatment processes that are used to remove iron and manganese from ground water for potable water supplies. Iron and manganese are typically found in groundwater in a dissolved state and the water may appear clear. While there are various less common treatment methods used (such as ion exchange), most treatment systems for iron and manganese oxidize the ferrous state (clear iron) to a ferric state so the solid particles can then be filtered out. 

  • The Role Of Ultraviolet Disinfection In Protecting India’s Water (Article)
    The Role Of Ultraviolet Disinfection In Protecting India’s Water (Article)

    Protecting public health and the environment by treating and disinfecting water and wastewater is a global endeavor. India is no exception, and with a rise in population and industrialization, protection of water resources is critical.

  • Smart Water: Remote Sensing
    Smart Water: Remote Sensing

    Automated metering systems (AMSs) or “smart meters” can provide valuable data for electric and water utilities. Data analytics can be used to improve customer service, boost conservation, monitor the system, and even forecast demand. An ultimate goal might be to eventually monitor everything from streetlight intensity to fire hydrants.

  • 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.

  • Mass Transfer Of Single-Use Fermenters To Stirred Glass Bioreactors
    Mass Transfer Of Single-Use Fermenters To Stirred Glass Bioreactors

    The aggressive performance demands of industrial microbiology have limited the conversion of traditional fermentation processes into single-use systems. In order to address the unique needs of microbial applications, single-use fermentors have been designed to meet the requirements of microbial fermentation instead of being modified from a cell culture bioreactor.

  • Rapid, Serum-Free, High-Yield Antibody Production In Nunc PETG Roller Bottles
    Rapid, Serum-Free, High-Yield Antibody Production In Nunc PETG Roller Bottles

    A rapid, flexible, and high-yield approach for both hybridoma expansion and for antibody production using a serum-free medium in Nunc PETG Roller Bottles.

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