WATER SCARCITY NEWS FEATURES

More Water Scarcity News Features

WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • The Electrical Side Of Water
    The Electrical Side Of Water

    The cost of operations is a rising concern for many water utilities, in addition to the chief concern of treating to regulations and protecting the environment. What may be overlooked, however, is the importance of power management to help achieve these objectives. In this Water Talk interview, Eaton Corporation's Joel Benzing explains how intelligent electrical infrastructure can help enhance plant productivity and efficiency by aiding, optimizing, and protecting the facility's equipment as well as its people.

  • 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.

  • Achieving Level Pressure At Challenging Points In Distribution Systems
    Achieving Level Pressure At Challenging Points In Distribution Systems

    When drinking water leaves a treatment plant through giant pipes, with the help of huge pumps, the pressure can exceed 200 psi. The high pressure is a necessity because water must travel a long distance in some cases. Water towers scattered throughout the distribution system aid in the process so it can reach all utility customers. The problem is that not all distribution points in a water system are created equal.

  • 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.

  • The Evolution of Public Health Research: The Next Frontier
    The Evolution of Public Health Research: The Next Frontier

    Public health and medical research occasionally take unexpected turns that allow us to glimpse new wonders into the world we inhabit. After the scientific community had accepted Pasteur’s germ theory of disease, discoveries in microbiology increased exponentially, including Robert Koch’s use of agar in 1876 as a culture medium to isolate specific micro-organisms.

  • Are Your Pumps Running As Efficiently As Practical?

    In water and wastewater operations, optimizing energy use plays a huge role in cost efficiency, but how can you know if pumping equipment and other motors are running as efficiently as possible? Analytics systems that interpret performance from a variety of data points — pump curves, run time, flow rates, vibration, temperature, energy consumption, etc. — can quantify pump operation to keep performance efficiency on an upward track.

  • Total Dissolved Solids: A Matter Of More Than Just Good Taste
    Total Dissolved Solids: A Matter Of More Than Just Good Taste

    Everyone wants good-tasting water, but most water treatment plants (WTPs) are hostages to the composition of their local source water supplies. One of the components involved in taste is total dissolved solids (TDS), which can affect both the acceptability of finished water taste and its likelihood to corrode or clog pipes and fixtures. Here’s how to quantify the problem and what to do about it if it is excessive.

  • 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.

  • Reviewing FY2017 FDA 483s: Training Failures Or A Learning Paradigm?
    Reviewing FY2017 FDA 483s: Training Failures Or A Learning Paradigm?

    How do we act on the data of previous 483s? What do we do with that data? Similar to the annual product reviews, we gather data on FDA observations, make graphs, and then … file it away. But there is an alternative.

  • Wastewater Poses Threat To Coral Reefs Worldwide
    Wastewater Poses Threat To Coral Reefs Worldwide

    Coral reefs contain among the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, serving as habitat and shelter for marine life and as the source of nitrogen and other essential nutrients for marine food chains. They help with carbon fixing, nitrogen fixing, and nutrient recycling, while they preserve coastlines from constant battering from waves and storms.

More From Water Industry Features, Insights, & Analysis

DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-5731 CO<sub>2</sub> Incubator NuAire In-VitroCell™ ES Model NU-5731 CO2 Incubator

Model NU-5731 is a direct heat CO2 incubator offering 5.65 cubic feet (160 Liters) of useable growth space. Featuring an Oxygen control system, In-VitroCell NU-5731 uses nitrogen to suppress Oxygen levels in the growth chamber making it the perfect benchtop or floor standing solution for age-related studies.

Powerfully Engineered GaN Solutions For Defense Industry Powerfully Engineered GaN Solutions For Defense Industry

Gallium nitride (GaN) technology continues to evolve, pushing the limits of what’s possible with ever-increasing power density, reliability and gain in a reduced size. No longer a technology just for defense/aerospace applications, GaN is enabling higher and higher frequencies in more complex applications, such as phased arrays, radar, base transceiver stations for 5G, cable TV (CATV), VSAT and defense communications.

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

The DMA systems from Anton Paar perform dynamic mechanical analysis in torsion, tension, bending and compression at unprecedented precision. Whatever your DMA requirements are, the DMA systems from Anton Paar are efficiently and comfortably adapted to meet your needs. Use the systems for the dynamic mechanical analysis of solutions, melts, solid bars, films, foils, or reactive resins.

HyPerforma G3Lab Bioprocess Controller HyPerforma G3Lab Bioprocess Controller

Reliable Process Control
The Thermo Scientific™ HyPerforma™ G3Lab™ Controller can control most brands of single-use or autoclavable bioreactors or fermentors that are ≤50 L, including stirred- tank and rocking models. The controller operates using Thermo Scientific™ TruBio™ software, which provides easy process scale-up or scale-down and the configurability to modify your control strategy along with your process. The enclosure contains state-of-the-art transmitters along with power supplies, pumps, input/output (I/O) modules, and the hardware required to connect to the control network, providing maximum control capability.

Versa Rx High-Accuracy, High-Rate Checkweigher Versa Rx High-Accuracy, High-Rate Checkweigher

The Thermo Scientific Versa Rx checkweigher provides superior quality to meet the most demanding performance standards.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing Simulation Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing Simulation

Electrostatic discharge testing is utilized worldwide by electronics manufacturers to determine the ESD susceptibility of their devices. It is extremely difficult to estimate the exact cost of ESD loss annually, but it can safely be stated that ESD requires the development and testing of many hardware prototypes and contributes to a high number of warranty claims and loss of consumer confidence if failure occurs in the hands of the customer. Given the high cost in time and materials associated with ESD hardware testing, the ability to simulate the ESD testing process in XFdtd is extremely valuable, allowing engineers to pinpoint locations susceptible to ESD damage and optimize ESD mitigation during the concept and design stage of product development.

More From Drinking Water Products

LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER SCARCITY

  • In It Together: Water Pros Share Problems And Solutions
    In It Together: Water Pros Share Problems And Solutions

    You might say that there’s a lot wrong with the water industry — problems including infrastructure, financing, and scarcity — but there’s also a lot going right. In this Q&A, Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Rick Warner is a source of insight and optimism.

  • Water Reuse Within Reach: Guidance For Potential Practitioners

    “Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.

  • 9 Water Technologies Ready For Liftoff

    The Global Cleantech 100 identifies nine innovative water/wastewater technologies set to make significant market impact in the next decade.

  • 7 Keys To 'One Water'
    7 Keys To 'One Water'

    It’s a buzzword for the industry, but what does it really entail?

  • 5 Principles For Improved Water Security

    Are environmental interests and business interests mutually exclusive? Our divisive sociopolitical climate might make you think so — you’re either labeled ‘tree-hugging’ or ‘greedy’ — but it is not an either/or proposition, especially when it comes to water conservation.

  • U.S. vs. The World In Water Sustainability

    Yes, America cleaned up at the Olympics this summer, but how does the U.S. fare on the world stage when it comes to water resiliency, efficiency, and quality?

  • 5 Municipal-Industrial Water Issues Analyzed

    A water technology expert tackles high-profile and important topics currently affecting municipalities, industry, and the community at large.

  • A Treatment Technology For All Occasions
    A Treatment Technology For All Occasions

    There are a lot of technology startups in the water space vying for attention, including a good bit in the New England area alone, but one Massachusetts company and its potentially "disruptive innovation" stands apart.

  • What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?

    Survey data on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward public drinking water confirms tough times now, but hints at better days ahead.

  • 10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
    10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16

    This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.

More Views on Water Scarcity

WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • X-Ray Inspection Of Walnuts
    X-Ray Inspection Of Walnuts

    Walnut processing inherently runs the risk of including undesirable foreign objects. An effective x-ray inspection system to find and remove those contaminants is critical to brand protection and food safety.

  • 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.

  • How Harmful Algal Blooms Can Affect Your Water Treatment Plant
    How Harmful Algal Blooms Can Affect Your Water Treatment Plant

    Headlines in 2018 were dominated by the red tide along Florida’s Gulf Coast, which persisted for months, causing human respiratory illnesses, the deaths of dozens of Florida’s beloved dolphins and manatees, and hundreds of millions of dollars in lost tourism revenue and cleanup costs. Here are insights on how to forestall becoming the next city to make national headlines related to harmful algal blooms.

  • EPA Integrates Emergency Response To Help Make Informed Mission-Critical Decisions
    EPA Integrates Emergency Response To Help Make Informed Mission-Critical Decisions The EPA and Tetra Tech have iteratively developed a robust emergency response solution over time, by learning from individual site-specific cleanup activities that occur every day and scaling these activities during significant response events.
  • Balancing The Yin And Yang Of Water Pressure

    All the effort and expense required to produce high-quality water can be for naught if the distribution system cannot maintain appropriate pressure to deliver it efficiently, at a reliable flow rate. Simply pumping more pressure into the system is not the answer. Learn how new pressure monitoring options make it easier to track pressure in every zone to deliver customer satisfaction at peak energy efficiency.

  • The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?
    The Microbes Have Us Outnumbered 20 To 1: Should We Be Worried?

    A lot has changed over the past 15 years. Back in the early 2000s, many utilities weren’t interested in understanding what was in their water beyond the contaminant and disinfection byproduct levels they were regulated to comply with. But as Pat Whalen, President and CEO of LuminUltra, explains in this ACE 2018 Water Talk interview, a steady stream of ongoing education and the modern data storage and analytics that cloud computing provides, has developed some rabid fans eager to explore the microbiology of their water systems.

  • Tips For Cleaning And Sanitizing Pneumatic Conveying Lines
    Tips For Cleaning And Sanitizing Pneumatic Conveying Lines

    Pneumatic conveying is an effective form of moving dry materials in food manufacturing. However, the long lengths of conveying pipe present challenges in terms of addressing cleanliness and sanitation.

  • On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Replaces Hazardous Cyanide In Precious Metal Extraction
    On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Replaces Hazardous Cyanide In Precious Metal Extraction

    The Baia Mare Aurul gold mine in North Western Romania suffered a historic catastrophe in January 2000, when its dam burst, streaming out 100,000 cubic meters of waste water, largely contaminated with cyanide, commonly used in the process of mining gold, into tributaries of the Tisza River, a major waterway in Hungary.

  • How Do You Know If Your Ozone Contacting System Is Well Mixed?
    How Do You Know If Your Ozone Contacting System Is Well Mixed?

    Mixing is something that is often taken for granted when designing systems for water and wastewater treatment. Perhaps “taken for granted” is too harsh a term. Let’s instead say that while designing a treatment unit operation or process, mixing as a phenomenon is automatically assumed to occur — an assumption that forms the basis for process controls, performance guarantees and measurement methods and locations.

  • Achieving Level Pressure At Challenging Points In Distribution Systems
    Achieving Level Pressure At Challenging Points In Distribution Systems

    When drinking water leaves a treatment plant through giant pipes, with the help of huge pumps, the pressure can exceed 200 psi. The high pressure is a necessity because water must travel a long distance in some cases. Water towers scattered throughout the distribution system aid in the process so it can reach all utility customers. The problem is that not all distribution points in a water system are created equal.

  • Cheyenne Board Of Public Utilities In Cheyenne, Wyoming Successfully Moves From Calcium Hypochlorite Tablets To Microclor&reg; On-Site Hypochlorite Generation
    Cheyenne Board Of Public Utilities In Cheyenne, Wyoming Successfully Moves From Calcium Hypochlorite Tablets To Microclor® On-Site Hypochlorite Generation

    The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) operates the water and wastewater systems for the capital of Wyoming which has a population of more than 63,000. Located in the fast growing Front Range Urban Corridor, BOPU is challenged by growth, periodic water scarcity and aging infrastructure.

  • Meeting Food Retailers’ Requirements Through X-Ray Inspection
    Meeting Food Retailers’ Requirements Through X-Ray Inspection

    Food regulations are deepening and so is the authority regulators have in the marketplace. However, the right X-ray inspection system can help you achieve compliance and exceed retailer requirements.

  • Why Dairy Producers Are Considering The Switch To UV Disinfection
    Why Dairy Producers Are Considering The Switch To UV Disinfection

    Recent advancements are making it more appealing than ever for the dairy industry to replace heat pasteurization in favor of ultraviolet disinfection to sterilize water for its production needs.

  • 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.

  • Robust Encore® Pumps Replace Peristaltic Hose Pumps To Maintain Consistent pH For Finished Drinking Water
    Robust Encore® Pumps Replace Peristaltic Hose Pumps To Maintain Consistent pH For Finished Drinking Water

    Upper Deerfield Township, NJ relies on groundwater from four wells measuring 120 to 160 feet deep. The water is treated at two treatment plants with a capacity of 2.2 MGD and then pumped out to the distribution system with approximately 750,000 gallons of storage. Since the deep groundwater is hard, operators add lime to the finished water to raise the pH to reduce hardness.

  • 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.

  • Sensitive And Reproducible SPR-Based Concentration And Ligand-Binding Analyses
    Sensitive And Reproducible SPR-Based Concentration And Ligand-Binding Analyses

    Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) assays are used across the life cycle of a biopharmaceutical, from target identification, through CQA determination, development, and on-going quality control. This article focuses on concentration assays associated with late-stage development and biotherapeutic drug chemical manufacturing and control.

  • Treating Emerging Contaminants With UV Advanced Oxidation
    Treating Emerging Contaminants With UV Advanced Oxidation

    As technology improves, contaminants can be measured in ever-smaller quantities. Pollutants formerly undetected are now becoming emerging contaminants of concern. Water utility managers must stay abreast of potential new regulations and plan for ways to address these contaminants.

  • Sounding The Alarm On Silent Noncompliance
    Sounding The Alarm On Silent Noncompliance

    Water and wastewater utility operators work diligently to operate within strict guidelines, ensuring their facilities are producing the best drinking water and highest quality effluent possible. Despite all their efforts, however, it can be easy to fall outside of regulatory compliance without even being aware. The key to avoiding problems like these is to understand how silent noncompliance can happen and knowing when to raise a red flag.

More From Water Industry Features