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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • 4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit
    4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit

    “I have a board meeting next week and this event is materially changing how I think about and how I am going to present on the model and the direction of the business.” This was a quote from a successful SaaS CFO that joined us for the first of its kind Modern SaaS Finance Summit

  • 3 Employee Engagement Challenges Facing The Utilities Industry
    3 Employee Engagement Challenges Facing The Utilities Industry

    Similar to other deskless industries, there are unique employee engagement challenges facing the utilities industry brought on by advances in technology and a shortage of qualified workers. The latest employee engagement statistics reveal that only 52% of utility workers are engaged. With many changes happening in the industry and an often stressful and even dangerous work environment, it’s no surprise that employee engagement is a challenge.

  • Modernization Of Historical Water Treatment Plant Brings Increased Efficiency And Savings
    Modernization Of Historical Water Treatment Plant Brings Increased Efficiency And Savings

    The Warsaw Water Filters in Poland, also known as Lindley’s Filters, were built in 1883 - 1886 by William Lindley, an English engineer who together with his sons designed water and sewerage systems for over 30 cities across Europe.

  • Making The Medicines Of The Future
    Making The Medicines Of The Future

    Industry expert shares his thoughts on how disposable manufacturing technology helped with the commercialization of cell and gene therapies as well as insights on new technologies and their impact on the industry.

  • Effective Utility Management Starts With Data
    Effective Utility Management Starts With Data

    Over the past decade, there has been a considerable effort in the water sector to address industry shortcomings through collaboration. And perhaps there’s been no greater initiative to try to help water utility managers in their day-to-day and future planning than the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Initiative.

  • 3 Features Critical To An Optimal Utility Communication Network
    3 Features Critical To An Optimal Utility Communication Network

    Choosing the right communication network is crucial to building a successful, smart utility. The quality of the communication technology selected determines whether the data will be transmitted efficiently, securely, and reliably over the long haul. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

  • What's Next For Water Reuse?
    What's Next For Water Reuse?

    Steve Katz, Market Development Manager at SUEZ, explains how water reuse is being looked at differently today than it was even five years ago. Meanwhile, the stresses on water supply — increasing demand from industry and population growth, often in the face of drought — become more pressing with each passing year. Fortunately, water reuse is on the rise as public perception shifts and treatment technology advances.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Linking Technologies Key To A Successful Potable Reuse Project
    Linking Technologies Key To A Successful Potable Reuse Project

    Potable reuse offers a massive opportunity to recover water from the wastewater process, but projects face a variety of barriers to getting off the ground. Most successful early adopters engaged early with their constituents and implemented smaller-scale demonstration projects that were accessible to the public to prove the technology and process.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

LeakFinder-ST: Advanced Acoustic Leak Detection System LeakFinder-ST: Advanced Acoustic Leak Detection System

Echologics is globally recognized as a leader in non-invasive leak detection technology.  Echologics’ flagship LeakFinder-ST correlator is a result of extensive research as well as the input from global leak detection experts on the user interface and design of equipment to meet the needs of end user.

Liquid Analytical Measurement Liquid Analytical Measurement

Environmental protection, consistent product quality, process optimization and safety –​ just a few reasons why liquid analysis is becoming increasingly essential. Liquids such as water, beverages, dairy products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals have to be analyzed day in and day out. We support you in fulfilling all these measuring tasks with application know-how and cutting-edge technologies. Discover our comprehensive portfolio and choose the product best suited to your process needs.

Airborne Telemetry Power Amplifier: NuPower™ L60T01 Airborne Telemetry Power Amplifier: NuPower™ L60T01

The NuPower™ L60T01 is a L- and S-band solid-state power amplifier designed to deliver over 60 Watts of RF power in the 960 to 1390 MHz frequency range to extend the operational range of airborne telemetry links and transmitters. Based on the latest GaN technology, the amplifier’s 25% power efficiency at rated power and <10 in3 form factor make it ideal for size, weight, and power-constrained airborne RF telemetry, tactical communication systems, and electronic warfare systems.

MIMO And Array Design For 5G MIMO And Array Design For 5G

Antenna engineers favor advanced antenna systems capable of beam steering and multiple data stream transmission in order to meet 5G throughput requirements.  Designing such a device is a difficult task because many factors are involved a device’s performance:

  • Antenna coupling within a device’s case
  • Effects of multipath propagation
  • Data transfer schemes

XFdtd and Wireless InSite ensure a comprehensive device design process, from simulating the initial antenna pattern to computing throughput performance in a multipath channel model. Together the products ensure a device will work well in its intended environment.

Operation Performance System for Food Manufacturers Operation Performance System for Food Manufacturers

Alchemy’s Total Operational Performance System (TOPS) is a proven process that prioritizes safety, quality, yield, and productivity objectives to optimize the operations and profitability of your organization. This is accomplished while promoting a culture that includes commitment, behavior, service, and teamwork.

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.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

  • 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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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • 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.

  • The Hidden Dangers Of Manganese In Drinking Water
    The Hidden Dangers Of Manganese In Drinking Water

    Evidence indicates that manganese (Mn) is more than a nuisance: it's a threat to health. It's time to get serious about removing it from drinking water.

  • Water Industry World Records
    Water Industry World Records

    You may have read recently that Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) set a Guinness World Record for the most wastewater recycled to drinking water in 24 hours. The record attempt kicked off on February 15th 2018 to mark the 10th anniversary since the districts’ Groundwater Replenishment System was launched and culminated with more than 100 million gallons per day (MGD) being produced.

  • Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs
    Mountain Regional Water District Deploys Next Generation On-Site Hypochlorite And Tank Mixing Technology To Meet Expanding Water Management Needs

    The Mountain Regional Water District is a Special Service District of the county that was established by the Summit County Commission in 2000 to regionalize water service by consolidating several public and private water companies.

  • 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.

  • Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day
    Treatment Facilities Celebrate World Water Day

    Saturday, March 24th was a busy day at the Brightwater Clean-Water Treatment Facility in Woodinville, WA, just outside Seattle. The Utility’s Education and Community Center was full of family-oriented science experiments and art projects with organized tours of the wastewater treatment plant taking place throughout the day. All in recognition of International World Water Day which had occurred two days before.

  • Plastic Straws And One-Use Plastics Harming The Water System
    Plastic Straws And One-Use Plastics Harming The Water System

    More than a third of plastic is used once then thrown away. It may be broken and ground into progressively smaller bits by the elements, but it lasts virtually forever. In the U.S., more than 30 million tons of plastic is discarded every year. In the European Union, approximately 100,000 tons of discarded plastic ends up in the sea every year. More than 250,000 tons of plastic in 5 trillion pieces floats on the ocean’s surface, and straws are some of the most common single-use plastic items found floating.

  • 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.

  • 4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit
    4 Key Takeaways From The Modern SaaS Finance Summit

    “I have a board meeting next week and this event is materially changing how I think about and how I am going to present on the model and the direction of the business.” This was a quote from a successful SaaS CFO that joined us for the first of its kind Modern SaaS Finance Summit

  • Accurate Metering For Every Water Consumer’s Habits
    Accurate Metering For Every Water Consumer’s Habits

    Utilities looking for greater billing efficiency and control over every drop of water consumed by their customers face a constant battle with non-revenue water loss, which can be compounded by different metering technologies and consumer behaviors. Using accurate, always-on, continuous-sampling meters to take full advantage of automated smart utility networks is a better way to improve decision-making and achieve accountability goals across any circumstances.

  • Groundwater Treatment Pilot Test Program Proves Successful In California
    Groundwater Treatment Pilot Test Program Proves Successful In California

    Iron, manganese, arsenic and hydrogen sulfide are indigenous to numerous groundwater aquifers. With the exception of arsenic, these constituents are more prevalent in deeper aquifers that are devoid of dissolved oxygen. This report summarizes the results and conclusions of a groundwater treatment pilot test program. This pilot test program was undertaken to determine the removal performance for arsenic, manganese and iron at the City of Merced’s Well 20 site. Chemical treatment processes required were also studied.

  • Cybersecurity Importance On The Rise In Water Utility Operations
    Cybersecurity Importance On The Rise In Water Utility Operations

    As water utilities migrate toward remote system monitoring and real-time control, the risks associated with cybersecurity tick upward as well. While the rewards of digitalization offer real promise, the associated complexity and security concerns pose corresponding risks. That is why it is important to have an overall risk-management process for the organizational level, the business process level, and for the information system and data levels as well. 

  • Australian Cities Adopt Wastewater Reuse
    Australian Cities Adopt Wastewater Reuse

    Potable reuse of wastewater has gone by many different names, some of them unflattering, like “toilet to tap.” Despite the clear benefits of water reuse, this so-called “ick factor” has slowed the adoption of technology that can transform wastewater into drinking water.

  • Gulf Of Mexico’s Hypoxic Zone Larger Than Ever
    Gulf Of Mexico’s Hypoxic Zone Larger Than Ever

    Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded the largest hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico since monitoring began 32 years ago. Hypoxic waters, often referred to as dead zones, have dissolved oxygen concentrations of less than 2-3 ppm. They are caused by eutrophication or excess nutrients that promote algal growth in water bodies. As algae decompose, they consume oxygen creating dead zones.

  • How To Prevent GenX Leaching From Filters
    How To Prevent GenX Leaching From Filters

    Water professionals must plan and budget to meet new regulations on the horizon. They must find the best technology for removing emerging contaminants, such as perfluorinated compounds. Above all, they want to ensure the health and safety of their customers.

  • 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.

  • Detecting Needles And Wire In Food Manufacturing
    Detecting Needles And Wire In Food Manufacturing

    This paper will examine foreign object detection in adulteration events, including the detection challenges of finding very small contaminants, in a complex and fast-moving, global supply chain.

  • 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.

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