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  • Can The Medical Device Industry Overcome Legacy Sterilization Methods?
    Can The Medical Device Industry Overcome Legacy Sterilization Methods?

    As companies continue to innovate, they are finding that some of today’s most commonly used sterilization methods impose serious limitations in terms of efficacy, quality, or production processes.

  • A Sound Approach To Evaluating NRW Loss And Aging Pipelines
    A Sound Approach To Evaluating NRW Loss And Aging Pipelines

    As water distribution infrastructure ages, the potential for leaks grows and the need for condition-driven asset management increases proportionally. As with so many other aspects of water operations, planning ahead is key. Good system diagnosis using noninvasive procedures provides an accurate and cost-effective assessment of distribution system integrity, just as noninvasive monitoring of heartbeat, pulse, and blood pressure plays an important role in human health.

  • Exploring The Concept Of Reliable Connections
    Exploring The Concept Of Reliable Connections

    Launched last year, Mueller’s “Reliable Connections” slogan looks to unite the Company’s customers, engineers, and contractors with its business units, knowledge experts and service offerings in the water industry.

  • WWTP Air Handling Control Philosophies: Do’s And Don’ts
    WWTP Air Handling Control Philosophies: Do’s And Don’ts

    Without an appropriate control strategy, even the best wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) equipment can struggle to deliver maximum efficiency. Because energy costs represent up to 60 percent of WWTP plant operating expense, air distribution designs and changing loading (biochemical/biological oxygen demand [BOD]/chemical oxygen demand [COD], ammonia) demands require control strategies designed to adapt to all eventualities efficiently. The following checklists, plus important Do’s and Don’ts, can help in identifying an underperforming control strategy and developing a better one.

  • Electrospinning & The Future Of Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    Electrospinning & The Future Of Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Blair Brettmann, Ph.D., assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering, discusses the current state of continuous manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry, her group’s research into electrospinning and other novel approaches, and how to overcome the challenges to further adoption of continuous processes.

  • Fostering Innovation From Within
    Fostering Innovation From Within

    Every water treatment challenge is a little different. Many companies have a variety of technologies that can be applied to meet the demands of their water utility customers. One such company would be SUEZ. Water Talk recently sat down with Adriano Vieira, Director of R&D with the SUEZ IDEAS Center, to learn more about the unique approach the Company’s North American arm is taking to innovation.

  • Pulling Together: Public-Private Partnerships Poised To Push California Water Efficiency
    Pulling Together: Public-Private Partnerships Poised To Push California Water Efficiency

    California is home to some of the world’s most creative minds, top universities, productive farmland, groundbreaking industries — and one of the most epic droughts. The state has endured five years of drained reservoirs and groundwater reserves tapped so aggressively that the land subsidence caused by pumping has been literally seen from space. This indicates in no uncertain terms that it’s time to get all hands on deck. Private companies, universities, irrigation and drainage districts, municipalities — it’s time to pull together into public-private partnerships to address water challenges that face California and so many other regions of the world.

  • Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?
    Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?

    Talk about making waves. Cryptocurrency — digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks — have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months. The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

  • The Formulation Of Viscous Simethicone Into Chewable Tablets
    The Formulation Of Viscous Simethicone Into Chewable Tablets

    Grace’s SYLOID® 244 FP silica is highly porous and an excellent solution for converting viscous Simethicone into compressible free flowing powder to make chewable tablets.

  • 5 Ways To Tell If Your “Rugged” Tablet, Laptop, Or Handheld Is A Knock-Off
    5 Ways To Tell If Your “Rugged” Tablet, Laptop, Or Handheld Is A Knock-Off

    Xplore has been in the rugged mobility business for more than 20 years. In fact, we’re the only manufacturer that has exclusively designed and delivered rugged tablet-based mobility solutions for global industry for more than two decades. So, we know rugged. It isn’t something we “also” do like many other device manufacturers that also build and sell an extensive lineup of non-rugged or desktop computers, or even vacuum cleaners or air conditioners. 

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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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  •  Prevent Unplanned Downtime With Preventive Maintenance
    Prevent Unplanned Downtime With Preventive Maintenance

    If production equipment fails, manufacturers face unplanned downtime, reduced output, and lost revenues. This article explains how preventive maintenance reduces the risk of unplanned downtime.

  • Blower System Integration For Wastewater Aeration Applications
    Blower System Integration For Wastewater Aeration Applications

    The overall wastewater treatment process is complex, and each step is integral to ensuring water is properly purified. Effluent ends up in the plants, containing substances that must be removed before the water can be properly cleaned and returned for use. The range of potential contaminants is almost endless, and can include food, pulp, waste, or other substances. Afterwards, the water requires further scrubbing, with the aid of bacteria. It is in this part of the process that compressed air (ideally provided by energy-efficient rotary lobe blowers) plays a vital role.

  • Lessons From Leonardo: What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach Us About Water
    Lessons From Leonardo: What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach Us About Water

    Salvator Mundi sold for nearly half a billion dollars. Walter Isaacson’s latest biography is a breakaway hit. Management guru Michael Gelb’s book accessing the thought techniques of history’s most accomplished Renaissance Man — in every literal and figurative sense of the word — is still a bestseller. Almost 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci is still a superstar.

  • 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.

  • Naegleria Fowleri And The Hot Spring
    Naegleria Fowleri And The Hot Spring

    For many people, hot springs conjure up thoughts of cleansing and purity. For centuries, humans have visited hot springs to relax and recover. But as with any natural water body, hot springs can also exhibit biota that can infect and in severe cases kill.

  • Setting The Standard for Effective Chromium-6 Treatment
    Setting The Standard for Effective Chromium-6 Treatment

    When California capped chromium-6 in drinking water at 10 ppb in 2014, it became the only state to set a chromium MCL and, in so doing, created a challenge for water providers across the state.  WRT (Water Remediation Technology LLC) has met that challenge with the SMR (Selective Metals Reduction) Process.

  • Choose Between Infrared And Thermal Conductivity Co2 Sensors In Incubators
    Choose Between Infrared And Thermal Conductivity Co2 Sensors In Incubators

    This paper compares the two main technologies for measuring CO2 — infrared (IR) and thermal conductivity and examines which technology might be best for a given laboratory.

  • How To Destroy Pathogens And Micropollutants With Ozone
    How To Destroy Pathogens And Micropollutants With Ozone

    Utilities continually face new challenges. Where treatment facilities were once expected to simply disinfect the water, they must now avoid creating disinfection byproducts during the process. New and more stringent regulations require removal of additional micropollutants and emerging contaminants. Finding the best technology to accomplish these goals can be difficult.

  • How To Fine-Tune Corrosion Prevention In Your Collection System
    How To Fine-Tune Corrosion Prevention In Your Collection System

    Many utility managers have experienced infrastructure failures caused by corrosion in the collection system — corrosion that leads to sewer collapses, weakened wet wells, and control system failures. These issues are often not addressed until complaints about overflows or odors are received from regulators or customers.

  • How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane
    How To Fight 1,4-Dioxane

    1,4-Dioxane is a contaminant that is known to linger in groundwater and have adverse health effects when consumed. Worse still, it can pose some significant treatment challenges to the operations tasked with eliminating it.

  • A Model For Vacuum Feed Monitoring
    A Model For Vacuum Feed Monitoring

    Chemicals are among the greatest allies that drinking water and wastewater treatment operations have in the fight against contaminants. But these operations are dependent on the proper technology to administer just the right amount of chemicals at just the right time, ensuring that effluent is neither under- nor overdosed.

  • Tracking Chemical Use To Optimize Quality And Save Money
    Tracking Chemical Use To Optimize Quality And Save Money

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  • Clearing Up Misconceptions About Turbidimeter Performance And Calibration
    Clearing Up Misconceptions About Turbidimeter Performance And Calibration

    There is little doubt about the importance of taking turbidity readings as part of drinking water treatment. However, there are certain misperceptions about the associated requirements and procedures needed to confirm the validity of those readings. The major points of confusion seem to revolve around perception of the terms “approved,” “calibration,” and “validation.” Here is a quick synopsis on what you really need to know about meeting U.S. EPA Method 180.1: Determination of Turbidity by Nephelometry for accurate turbidity readings.

  • FSMA Compliance: How Separation Technology Gets — And Keeps — You There
    FSMA Compliance: How Separation Technology Gets — And Keeps — You There

    Are you confused about how to incorporate technology into FSMA compliance? If so, you are not alone. This article offer suggestions on how to apply technology at your plant to comply with FSMA.

  • The Energy Footprint Of Drinking Water
    The Energy Footprint Of Drinking Water

    Drinking water and wastewater systems are generally the largest energy consumers for municipal governments. However, there is little published information available on the exact energy usage for specific systems.

  • In River Pools Offer City Residents Swimming Alternatives
    In River Pools Offer City Residents Swimming Alternatives

    It wasn’t so long ago that city rivers were some of the more polluted bodies of water on the planet. In 1969 for example, the Cuyahoga River famously caught fire after years of unabated pollution, spurring an environmental movement to clean up the nation’s waterways.

  • 5 Ways Product Inspection Can Increase Profits For Meat Processors
    5 Ways Product Inspection Can Increase Profits For Meat Processors

    This article shows how advanced product inspection equipment can help processors remain competitive by offering multilayered benefits.

  • WWTP Air Handling Control Philosophies: Do’s And Don’ts
    WWTP Air Handling Control Philosophies: Do’s And Don’ts

    Without an appropriate control strategy, even the best wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) equipment can struggle to deliver maximum efficiency. Because energy costs represent up to 60 percent of WWTP plant operating expense, air distribution designs and changing loading (biochemical/biological oxygen demand [BOD]/chemical oxygen demand [COD], ammonia) demands require control strategies designed to adapt to all eventualities efficiently. The following checklists, plus important Do’s and Don’ts, can help in identifying an underperforming control strategy and developing a better one.

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