DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • Choosing The Right Residential Water Metering Technology
    Choosing The Right Residential Water Metering Technology

    Accurate and dependable water metering is more important than ever for today’s water utilities. Although utility managers are tasked with meeting tight budgets, it is imperative for utilities to invest in their water metering infrastructure. When making meter selection decisions, utilities must consider several factors. These include service size, application, and expected flow rates. There is no “one type fits all” application when it comes to meter technologies.

  • Jerusalem Region Water & Wastewater Utility Implements A Fixed Water Monitoring And Leak Detection Solution Offered By Trimble Water
    Jerusalem Region Water & Wastewater Utility Implements A Fixed Water Monitoring And Leak Detection Solution Offered By Trimble Water

    Water utilities throughout the world must deal with the issue of non-revenue water (NRW), which can seem like a never ending battle. One of the largest contributors to NRW are leaks from pipes and other assets such as valves or hydrants, that can be caused by aging infrastructure, cold weather, and soil erosion. Water main breaks are not only a waste of water as a precious resource, but can also be dangerous and life threatening.

  • 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. 

  • Addressing Fouling Challenges In Water Treatment With RO Membrane
    Addressing Fouling Challenges In Water Treatment With RO Membrane

    Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are widely used in potable water, wastewater, and industrial applications. However, a major issue in the application of RO membrane technology for desalination and wastewater reclamation is membrane fouling. It limits operating flux, decreases water production, and increases power consumption. Membrane fouling also increases the need for RO plants to perform periodical membrane CIP procedure. These problems decrease process efficiency, increase operation cost, and raise environmental issues related to the CIP solutions disposal.

  • How To Cost-Effectively Remove Multiple Contaminants From Water Simultaneously
    How To Cost-Effectively Remove Multiple Contaminants From Water Simultaneously

    Water utilities must protect the public health by producing a final product that meets all regulatory requirements. In addition, the water must be pleasing to the customer, with no taste or odor issues. And finally, utilities must stay abreast of emerging contaminants, health advisories, and new regulations. It’s a constant challenge to shoulder these responsibilities while staying within tight budgets. Utilities need a technology that helps them achieve multiple goals cost-effectively.

  • 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.

  • Connectivity: The Most Important Part Of Your Business
    Connectivity: The Most Important Part Of Your Business

    Many organizations don’t consider how secure, managed connectivity plays such a key role in today’s business environment. When I speak with businesses leaders - from both large enterprises and innovative start-ups - I find that wireless failover capability hasn’t always been considered in their business continuity plan, yet it can sometimes make the difference between success and failure.

  • Small Cities Are Big Smart Water Proponents
    Small Cities Are Big Smart Water Proponents

    A rising number of small cities are adopting smart water meter technology as a way to cut costs.

  • 15 Steps To Identifying Your Best WTP & WWTP Flow Metering Options
    15 Steps To Identifying Your Best WTP & WWTP Flow Metering Options

    There’s a lot to be said for the old adage, “Use the right tool for the job.” When it comes to flow meters for municipal or industrial water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operations, however, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. That is where using a process of elimination to winnow out styles that don’t fit the performance criteria of an application can make it easier to compare the few remaining options. Here is a checklist of considerations to accelerate that process.

  • The Importance Of pH Measurement During Industrial Treatment
    The Importance Of pH Measurement During Industrial Treatment

    Nearly every industry requires water and wastewater treatment to some degree. From food and beverage to pulp and paper operations, influent and effluent must meet certain conditions to adhere to regulatory and/or performance requirements, and water used during the process must conform as well.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

The SUEZ IDEAS Center The SUEZ IDEAS Center

The SUEZ IDEAS Center provides treatability, piloting and R&D services that comply with today’s ever-changing environmental regulations and anticipate the complex system challenges that await tomorrow’s industrial and municipal clients. SUEZ’ state-of-the-art laboratory is staffed by renowned research and development engineers and scientists who are equipped to analyze the composition of water and wastewater samples and develop the best technical, cost-effective solutions for SUEZ clients.

Seal / Leak Testing of Pharmaceutical Rigid Containers: KLV Seal / Leak Testing of Pharmaceutical Rigid Containers: KLV

The KLV ensures a consistently high inspection quality. It is the first machine of its kind where the integrated robotic system not only feeds the containers that require inspection into the process. It also adds reference samples for internal process control. In addition, automatic re-inspection makes sure that only containers, which have clearly been tested, leave the machine.

Condensate Polishing Systems Condensate Polishing Systems

Condensate polishers are used to maintain a proper quality of water by removing impurities from return Condensate, and are custom engineered and manufactured in accordance with industry codes and owner's specific requirements.

CO/CO<sub>2</sub> Analyzer (CO, CO<sub>2</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>O) CO/CO2 Analyzer (CO, CO2, H2O)

LGR's new CO/CO2 Analyzer simultaneously measures ambient levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and water vapor with extraordinary precision in real time.  Of course, higher precision may be achieved with modest averaging.  (For simultaneous measurements of N2O and CO, please refer to LGR's N2O/CO Analyzer.) The instrument may be set up in minutes and does not require any cryogens or consumables. In addition, the Analyzer simultaneously measures water vapor mixing ratios with very high precision and accuracy. As a result, the instrument also reports the measured gases on a dry mole fraction basis accurately in real time without the need for sample drying, empirical corrections, or any post processing.

X-Ray Inspection of Dairy Products X-Ray Inspection of Dairy Products

By ensuring the safety and quality of a variety of applications in the dairy industry, an Eagle x-ray inspection system can prevent harmful foreign bodies and substandard products from reaching consumers, safeguarding your brand’s reputation and reducing the risk of expensive product recalls.

HCl/HF Analyzer (Hydrogen Chloride, Hydrogen Fluoride, Water Vapor) HCl/HF Analyzer (Hydrogen Chloride, Hydrogen Fluoride, Water Vapor)

LGR’s new HCl/HF Analyzer (hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride) measures hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, and water vapor simultaneously and continuously in ambient air or in industrial process flows (e.g., coal and cement exhaust streams) with extremely high precision and sensitivity. No longer do you have to spend a lot of money or wait a long time to measure hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride simultaneously with high sensitivity – LGR’s HCl/HF Analyzer provides measurements every second with sub-ppb-level precision. In addition, the analyzer can report measurements (on a dry and wet basis) quickly over a wide range of concentrations (mole fractions).

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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

  • PFAS Contamination Continues To Be An Issue Of Concern
    PFAS Contamination Continues To Be An Issue Of Concern

    A couple of weeks ago, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt called PFAS groundwater contamination “a national priority” and pledged action at an EPA national PFAS leadership summit.

  • Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters
    Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters

    In a nation of red states and blue states, water policy is an issue that often dissolves party lines.

  • 5 Golden Rules For Effective (And Inspection Ready) OOS Investigations
    5 Golden Rules For Effective (And Inspection Ready) OOS Investigations

    Following these five rules will ensure that OOE investigations are conducted in a scientific and meaningful manner, with each instance providing a genuine opportunity for improvement. 

  • Water And Food: One Man’s Vision
    Water And Food: One Man’s Vision

    Angelo Mazzei has always thought locally and acted globally. Born and raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley — one of the world’s most productive farming regions — Angelo worked for his uncle’s 10,000-acre farming operation after graduating from college. There he saw a pressing need for a system that would allow farmers to safely and efficiently inject fertilizer into their irrigation water — a task made even more challenging with the 1968 introduction of high-pressure water supplies through the California Aqueduct, a 400-mile-long water conveyance system. A new approach was vital.

  • Top Five Tips For Chromatography Sample Preparation
    Top Five Tips For Chromatography Sample Preparation

    Discover the steps you can take to improve the quality of your chromatography sample prior to performing your column separation, to ensure optimal isolation of your target protein.

  • Can Innovation Be Achieved With A Tried-And-True Disinfection Technology?
    Can Innovation Be Achieved With A Tried-And-True Disinfection Technology?

    Since chlorine technology was first used to disinfect drinking water in Jersey City, NJ, in 1908, most waterborne diseases have been eliminated in the U.S. Chlorine is still the most common disinfectant for drinking water and wastewater. Chlorine is also used for disinfection and as a biocide in numerous industries.

  • The Role Of pH Measurement During Coagulation
    The Role Of pH Measurement During Coagulation

    In the wastewater treatment industry, coagulation has become one of the most widespread processes for effectively separating contaminants and effluent. But coagulation is a complicated and sensitive process, one that alters the chemical balance of the wastewater in order to strip it of unwanted constituents. As in many such processes, pH plays a critical role, and treatment professionals must analyze it closely if they want to properly coagulate their product.

  • Emerging Best Practices For Contamination Management In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    Emerging Best Practices For Contamination Management In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Despite quality audits and third-party oversight, contamination of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products is still prevalent. This article evaluates various emerging practices to overcome contamination issues.

  • Magnetic Separators: What Are The Proper Steps To Test Magnetic Strength?
    Magnetic Separators: What Are The Proper Steps To Test Magnetic Strength?

    Food manufacturing companies invest millions of dollars annually into food magnetic separation equipment, proactively reducing the risk that any foreign object or contaminant will be embedded into a food product sold to grocery stores, restaurants, retailers, or general consumers. Manufacturers of food industrial magnets have adopted standard testing equipment that measures the holding force of a magnet. Here are some rules to follow to make sure you are using standard operating procedure when field testing magnetic strength to attain the most accurate results.

  • FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Help To Spot Gas Leaks From The Air
    FLIR Optical Gas Imaging Cameras Help To Spot Gas Leaks From The Air

    The Al Hosn Shah Gas Processing Plant in Abu Dhabi is a natural gas processing plant that purifies gases by removing certain contaminants in a sweetening process. The gas pipelines and other infrastructures that process sour gases need to be continuously monitored for leaks as the contaminant gases are often dangerous for human exposure. This case study explores the innovative combination of UAV and FLIR optical gas imaging technologies as an efficient way of monitoring vast gas fields from the air.

  • Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal
    Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal

    Despite evidence that often points to the contrary, many bodies of water around the country stand as prime examples of how environmental quality can be improved with the proper will and effort.

  • X3725 Series X-Ray Inspection System Datasheet

    The X3735 x-ray system is a high detection sensitivity solution, with an integrated conveyor designed to inspect tall, rigid packaged products in a wide range of applications.

  • 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.

  • Easier, Faster, And Safer Option For Measuring Total Nitrogen
    Easier, Faster, And Safer Option For Measuring Total Nitrogen

    Total nitrogen (TN) has become a compound of concern because of its impact on eutrophication on water sources. And as more states begin to set limits for TN, accurate testing becomes paramount. Unfortunately, multiple labs and variable test procedures can lead to disparities in final results. Many of today’s test methods are also time consuming, expensive, and even unsafe for lab technicians to use.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter
    Six Top Factors To Consider When Selecting A Flow Meter

    Water utilities rely on accurate and dependable flow measurement for critical process controls. Regulatory agencies also require flow monitoring and reporting, with specific accuracy limits.

  • Advances In Upstream Technologies Reduce Viral-Contamination Risks
    Advances In Upstream Technologies Reduce Viral-Contamination Risks

    Multilayered approach includes virus-resistant CHO cell lines, advanced filtration technologies, and careful raw material selection.

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