DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • City Of Scottsdale Water Campus Adopted Nanocomposite RO Membranes For Indirect Potable Reuse
    City Of Scottsdale Water Campus Adopted Nanocomposite RO Membranes For Indirect Potable Reuse

    Depletion of water supplies for potable and irrigation use has been a major problem in the world. Some areas in the US are facing challenges to reliably provide clean water to its population. These challenges require municipalities to pursue sustainable supply options such as Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR). IPR has become a sustainable alternative water supply. In IPR, municipal wastewater is treated and injected into a groundwater aquifer via vadose zone wells, spreading basins or other means in which water percolates through the unsaturated soil into the aquifer. The intent of IPR is to diversify water sources in order to maximize reliability of the region’s water supply.

  • How To Save Energy And Produce Top-Quality Effluent With MABR Technology
    How To Save Energy And Produce Top-Quality Effluent With MABR Technology

    Wastewater professionals are always under pressure to save costs while improving treatment. So, new technology that helps to accomplish these goals is always welcome. Wastewater equipment and treatment methodologies are becoming more effective and efficient, providing valuable solutions for utilities and industries.

  • 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.

  • The Benefits Of Arming Your Consumers With Their Water Usage Data
    The Benefits Of Arming Your Consumers With Their Water Usage Data

    Modern-era communication networks and data storage capacities are rapidly transforming the relationship between water utilities and their customers. The technology and infrastructure that we have today can provide timely water usage data directly to customers’ cell phones, creating the most transparent relationship that we have ever seen between water provider and consumer.

  • Affordable Sewer For Small Communities
    Affordable Sewer For Small Communities

    Affordability and maintainability are two of the greatest challenges small municipalities face when constructing and managing sewer infrastructure. With these challenges in mind, it’s important for small cities to choose wisely when investing in a wastewater system that needs to last for 30-60 years.

  • The Brave New World Of Autonomous Transportation
    The Brave New World Of Autonomous Transportation

    The mere mention of autonomous transportation still evokes images from sci-fi movies for some people. However, the reality is that this concept is not pie-in-the-sky talk — it’s really here. And it won’t be long before it’s mainstream. In fact, PwC’s 2017 Commercial Transportation Trends report revealed that 2016 was a breakout year for new technologies in the commercial transport industry, even while many companies still resisted them.

  • Operation And Maintenance Realities Of Non-Clog Sewage Pumps
    Operation And Maintenance Realities Of Non-Clog Sewage Pumps

    Pump clogs cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and backed up lift stations that damage the environment. They also put the public health at risk and lead to regulatory fines for the utility.

  • NIROBOX™ Seawater Desalination For Coastal Resort
    NIROBOX™ Seawater Desalination For Coastal Resort

    Threatened by water scarcity due to severe drought, Reserva Conchal turned to Fluence’s Nirobox for a sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective seawater desalination solution.

  • Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions
    Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions

    Data analysis around pipe condition, inflow & infiltration (I&I), and overflows can build a case for the approval of infrastructure funding in budget planning.

  • Sabesp Improves The Anhangabaú Sewer Collection System Below Projected Cost
    Sabesp Improves The Anhangabaú Sewer Collection System Below Projected Cost

    Sabesp provides water to and collects sewage from over half of the cities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, including São Paulo the state capital and the country’s largest city.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Systems Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Systems

Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) systems are designed to remove suspended solids (TSS), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), and oils and greases (O&G) from a wastewater stream. Contaminants are removed through the use of a dissolved air-in-water solution produced by injecting air under pressure into a recycle stream of clarified DAF effluent. This recycle stream is then combined and mixed with incoming wastewater in an internal contact chamber where the dissolved air comes out of solution in the form of micron-sized bubbles that attach to the contaminants. The bubbles and contaminants rise to the surface and form a floating bed of material that is removed by a surface skimmer into an internal hopper for further handling.

Aqua Guard® Continuous Self-Cleaning Moving Media Screen Aqua Guard® Continuous Self-Cleaning Moving Media Screen

The Aqua Guard® is a rugged and proven self-cleaning in-channel screen that uses a unique filter element system designed to automatically remove a wide range of floating and suspended solids from a wastewater stream.

Patient Engagement Patient Engagement

WCG’s end-to-end patient recruitment solution connects patients to clinical trials, enhances site resources and capabilities, and improves study data quality and endpoints. On average, we are helping our clients achieve a 33% acceleration in their enrollment timelines.

Pharmaceutical Consulting and Engineering Services Pharmaceutical Consulting and Engineering Services

In industrial biotech our know-how covers all process phases from upstream processing to cultivation and downstream purification with a variety of strategies for purification processes. We also have experience of bio-safety level 3 facilities.

XFdtd's Advantages For Mobile Device Design XFdtd's Advantages For Mobile Device Design

Engineers can’t afford discrepancies between device efficiency and simulation results. Importing the right CAD model achieves a higher level of accuracy with measurements that are exceptionally close to the real device, streamlining workflow and simplifying the design process.

Demineralized Water Systems Demineralized Water Systems

SUEZ' Demineralized Water Systems are custom engineered in accordance with industry codes and owners’ specific requirements, and manufactured to exacting standards, all to produce the highest purity demineralized water for a broad range of industrial applications.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGS

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MORE WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring
    Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring

    Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled “Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases.” The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year of specified GHG’s to provide an annual report of their actual GHG emissions. 

  • 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.

  • Challenging The Traditional Municipal Procurement Process — Getting Beyond The 'Or Equal' Bind
    Challenging The Traditional Municipal Procurement Process — Getting Beyond The 'Or Equal' Bind

    Purchasing low-priced equipment is easy. Purchasing equipment with good lifetime value is much more difficult — especially for managers of public utilities, who are required by their procurement procedures to entertain "or equal" bids.

  • Thermal Flow Meter Helps Semiconductor Manufacturer Solve Boiler Fuel Gas Mystery for Multi-Building Campus
    Thermal Flow Meter Helps Semiconductor Manufacturer Solve Boiler Fuel Gas Mystery for Multi-Building Campus

    When the plant team at a large semiconductor manufacturer in the northwestern region of the U.S. found its boilers were consuming an unusually large quantity of natural gas, the numbers simply didn’t add up. Something mysterious was going on with the boilers, which incorrectly showed gas consumption above plant permit levels, and this situation would eventually cause regulatory reporting problems later on.

  • Development Of A Two-Column Manufacturing Process For Adenovirus
    Development Of A Two-Column Manufacturing Process For Adenovirus

    Adenovirus vectors are effective tools for the transfer of genetic material into mammalian cells. Their qualities have led them to be the most used gene transfer vectors in experimental therapies. 

  • What Water Treatment Advancements Mean For Pharma
    What Water Treatment Advancements Mean For Pharma

    Pharmaceutical water is key to the production of pharmaceutical drug products, and there have been a number of technological advancements in high-purity pharmaceutical-grade water.

  • What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?
    What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?

    One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

  • What Not To Sell: Three Rules Of Engagement For MSPs
    What Not To Sell: Three Rules Of Engagement For MSPs

    When IT service providers become MSPs, the transition isn’t always easy. It requires a fundamental change in the way business is done. What you sell—and what you shouldn’t sell—needs to be clearly considered if success is part of your plan.

  • Chlorine vs. Chloramine: A Tale Of Two Chemistries
    Chlorine vs. Chloramine: A Tale Of Two Chemistries

    In drinking water treatment’s ongoing battle between disinfection and disinfection byproducts (DBPs), most water utility customers are oblivious to the process. One thing they do notice, however, is when their water smells or tastes bad. Here are some insights that can help water treatment plant (WTP) operators deal with their internal concerns about DBPs and residual chlorine or ammonia levels, as well as their external concerns about customer perceptions of water quality.

  • 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.

  • Best Practices In Filter Qualification, Validation And Process Development
    Best Practices In Filter Qualification, Validation And Process Development

    Of the available viral clearance (inactivation and removal) strategies, filtration is a robust technique that generally is not susceptible to minor changes in process conditions. 

  • The World’s Largest Drinking Water Plant Using Ozone Serves 1.6 Million Customers
    The World’s Largest Drinking Water Plant Using Ozone Serves 1.6 Million Customers

    Facing new limits on acceptable levels of DBPs in the drinking water, as well as age-old complaints about the taste of the water during the summer algal bloom, the North Texas Municipal Water District turned to ozone disinfection as a possible alternative able to address both concerns.

  • UV Oxidation For Dummies
    UV Oxidation For Dummies

    As regulatory requirements become more stringent, utilities and businesses look for more effective ways to remove contaminants. Technological improvements in water treatment include various forms of advanced oxidation processes. Calgon Carbon is a global leader in the activated carbon industry with complementary expertise in ultraviolet light (UV) technology. Water Online interviewed Steven Day, Director Product Management/Marketing, to find out more about UV oxidation and how the technology can help to improve water quality.

  • Direct Heat Versus Water Jacket CO2 Incubators
    Direct Heat Versus Water Jacket CO2 Incubators

    CO2 incubators enable the necessary environmental control and isolate cell cultures from external conditions and contamination. Which one is the best fit for your research?

  • 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.

  • Eco-Friendly Odor Management Strategies Help Wastewater Treatment Facilities Be Good Neighbors
    Eco-Friendly Odor Management Strategies Help Wastewater Treatment Facilities Be Good Neighbors

    A common challenge for wastewater treatment facilities is the ability to be fully productive, while also combating odor concerns and issues.  But as with many facilities across the U.S., regional housing and commercial development have increased, causing many plants to operate more harmoniously with neighboring businesses.

  • Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations
    Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations

    Those who are philanthropically-minded need look no further for a cause than that of water. After all, this is a fundamental aspect of human existence and one that is shockingly scarce in some parts of the world.

  • Challenges, Change, And The Future Of eTMF
    Challenges, Change, And The Future Of eTMF

    The TransPerfect Life Sciences Trial Interactive team was excited to attend the 2017 TMF Summit in London this October, where discussions on the movement from paper to eTMF continued to be a focus.  

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