DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • The Big (Bio) Freeze
    The Big (Bio) Freeze

    Reproducible freezing and thawing is critical for successful cell therapies. GE Healthcare’s G. John Morris explains why.

  • 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.

  • Maximizing The ROI On Your SCADA Investment
    Maximizing The ROI On Your SCADA Investment

    In many water industry applications, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is considered the heartbeat of the operation. As a result, many data management decisions revolve around what the SCADA system can or cannot do and how big of a deal and expense it is to change. Can’t there be a way to devise more ROI-responsive data solutions, without having to change SCADA solutions?

  • Knowledge Retention: Stay Up To Date As Workers Come And Go
    Knowledge Retention: Stay Up To Date As Workers Come And Go

    Understaffing, upcoming retirements, and finding qualified replacements seem to be recurring themes in the water industry. Perhaps the answers are as much about the tools we use as the people using them. Here is how a new approach to utility data management can capture the knowledge of retiring workers, share the insight across all disciplines, and shore up the skills and interests of the next generation.

  • Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs
    Remote Monitoring Helps Growers, Water Districts Do Their Jobs

    Propeller flow meters have long been an important tool for agricultural irrigation management. As water scarcity and resource management have become increasingly critical, getting the most timely, accurate readings available from those meters is becoming more important than ever. Here is how growers and water conservation districts (WCDs) are each getting the best of both worlds for their own purposes.

  • A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility
    A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility

    Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why Invest In Emerging Markets Now
    Why Invest In Emerging Markets Now

    Unexplored and emerging markets are an attractive prospect for biopharma companies looking to expand. But when it comes to ensuring success, what’s the wisest way to invest?

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Pharmaceutical Automation Systems Pharmaceutical Automation Systems

In the field of biotech, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, the pressure to increase productivity and reduce costs can cause headaches. The remedy: efficiently automated systems. Festo has solutions that guarantee reliably reproducible product quality and make your systems more flexible – from API manufacturing and formulation, right on up to filling and packaging.

Ideal MBBR™ / Ideal IFAS™ Ideal MBBR™ / Ideal IFAS™

The Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) process is a state-of-the-art fixed-film (or attached growth) biological process used for wastewater treatment both municipally and industrially for BOD removal, nitrification and denitrification. This process provides the smallest footprint biological system, which is tolerant of both load swings and temporary load deprivation.

Ethical & Regulatory Review Ethical & Regulatory Review

For 50 years, WIRB-Copernicus Group has stood as the gold standard of ethical and regulatory human research oversight, with more years of IRB and IBC experience and more deep, trusted relationships with sponsors, CROs, institutions, and investigators.

Portable Density Meter: DMA 35 Portable Density Meter: DMA 35

DMA 35 is a portable density and concentration meter you can take along for quick quality checks directly on-site. The portable density meter uses only two milliliters of sample. In addition, it saves you a lot of time as there is no need to transport the sample to the lab. DMA 35 is built to withstand the knocks and spills of outdoor use. To top it all off, DMA 35 can also be used as a mini benchtop instrument: Turn it upside down, put it on a table and fill the sample with a syringe.

Sterile Fill/Finish Sterile Fill/Finish

AbbVie’s new aseptic fill / finish vial line located in Sligo, northwest Ireland, is approximately 130 miles from Dublin. This state-of-the-art line supports lyophilization for potent and biologics along with liquid fill vials. Equipment installation is underway with production commencing H2 2020.

Pharmaceutical Design Feeders Pharmaceutical Design Feeders

Coperion K-Tron can provide single source solutions for all feeding and conveying needs in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. The complete Coperion K-Tron line of pharmaceutical equipment is engineered to meet the rigid requirements of the industry.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • My Most Personal Initiation To PFAS
    My Most Personal Initiation To PFAS

    When I attended the U.S. EPA-hosted PFAS Summit held at the Horsham, PA high school auditorium on July 25, 2018, the education I received from state and municipal leaders focusing on the local problem was more than just a professional briefing. It was ominously personal, due to the fact that the Water Online editorial office where I work and drink water every day is served by a utility sitting smack-dab in the middle of one of the most concentrated PFAS hotspots in the U.S.

  • 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?

    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

    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?

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

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Pilot Test For Arsenic, Color And Iron Shows Great Results
    Pilot Test For Arsenic, Color And Iron Shows Great Results

    The City of Riverdale was running into issues with arsenic, color and iron treatment system at their Well 4 site, so they conducted a pilot test with the help of Loprest.

  • On Site But Out Of Mind… Getting Extra Mileage Out Of Your Disinfection System
    On Site But Out Of Mind… Getting Extra Mileage Out Of Your Disinfection System

    Using on-site sodium hypochlorite generation technology to make oxidant for water and wastewater treatment is cost-effective, safe, and environmentally responsible. But, as with any piece of equipment, choosing the right one and caring for it properly impacts both life cycle costs and effectiveness. We talked with David McWalters, Field Service Manager-Americas, De Nora, to learn more.

  • A Holistic Approach To Bioburden Control In Downstream Processing
    A Holistic Approach To Bioburden Control In Downstream Processing

    Understanding the different considerations for bioburden control in various operations and production steps can help define a strategy for successful production.

  • Granular Activated Carbon System Provides Emergency Solution To Combat Algal Toxins
    Granular Activated Carbon System Provides Emergency Solution To Combat Algal Toxins

    Nestled in the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, the town of Owasco is a popular vacation spot. With about 4,000 residents, the town, along with the nearby community of Auburn, relies on Owasco Lake for its drinking water. In 2016, Owasco and Auburn detected algal toxins in their finished water for the first time. With the busy summer tourist season quickly approaching, GHD contacted Calgon Carbon.

  • Filtration Efficiency From Every Angle: Type 360 Underdrain

    The Leopold Type 360 Underdrain uses a modular lateral design to simplify installation. Unique hold-down brackets secure the laterals and enable service to individual underdrains through its innovative bolt down system.

  • 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.

  • Automated mAb Workflows: Combining Multidimensional (Multi-D) Purifications With Product Analysis
    Automated mAb Workflows: Combining Multidimensional (Multi-D) Purifications With Product Analysis

    A demonstration of the development of a robust, high-quality, and automated Multi-D chromatography purification utilizing both tandem and multi-column configurations using ChromLab™ Software on an NGC Chromatography System.

  • 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.

  • A Fresh Case For Investing In MBR To Improve Capacity And Effluent Quality
    A Fresh Case For Investing In MBR To Improve Capacity And Effluent Quality

    The membrane bioreactor industry has matured past the point of being an experiment or a niche technology. Advancements, as well as more recent adoptions by high-profile users, are providing wastewater treatment plant operators with more incentive and a better business case to retrofit their systems.

  • 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.

  •  XRay Inspection , Cookies And Biscuits In Plastic Cups
    XRay Inspection , Cookies And Biscuits In Plastic Cups

    Cookie and biscuit manufacturers face many challenges to provide the highest quality products and it is vital that they implement effective food safety programs to overcome these issues, safeguard their brand reputation and prevent customer complaints.

  • 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.

  • Ozone Resolves Hydrogen Sulfide And Color Issues In Well Water
    Ozone Resolves Hydrogen Sulfide And Color Issues In Well Water

    A potable water plant in Eastern Angelina County, Texas,  serves over 2,000 rural customers.

  • 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 Ozone In Advanced Oxidation
    Using Ozone In Advanced Oxidation

    The advanced oxidation process removes contaminants in water and wastewater by oxidation through reactions with highly reactive hydroxyl radicals (.OH). This chemical process uses ozone (O3), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and/or UV light.

  • Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC330
    Coriolis Installation At Brewery Indicates Bright Future For SITRANS FC330

    A global beverage company produces, markets, sells and distributes a variety of beverages including beer, malt, soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral water. The brewery has utilized several types of SITRANS F flowmeters from Siemens to regulate all aspects of the brewing process for more than a decade, including SITRANS F C Coriolis meters to monitor the sugar concentration in wort prior to fermentation.

  • Cheyenne Board Of Public Utilities In Cheyenne, Wyoming Successfully Moves From Calcium Hypochlorite Tablets To Microclor® 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.

  • Filtration For A New Era
    Filtration For A New Era

    Filtration has been around for a long, long time, so it may be that most treatment plant operators feel pretty informed about its capabilities. But hearing from Brian Frewerd, Director of Application Engineering with Parkson Corporation and Water Talk guest, will likely prove enlightening. Frewerd provides background on sand filtration for tertiary treatment applications, followed by insight on notable technology improvements and performance milestones

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