DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, AND ANALYSIS

  • ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency
    ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency

    The task of managing the quantity and quality of potable water is unimaginable without online instrumentation to help water utilities to measure, treat and deliver drinking water to consumers. ABB’s Aztec 600 colorimetric and ion-selective electrode (ISE) analyzers have been designed to measure the key parameters that affect water quality – aluminium, iron, manganese, phosphate, color, ammonia and fluoride.

  • How WWTPs Can Get Greener Grass On The Other Side Of The IIoT
    How WWTPs Can Get Greener Grass On The Other Side Of The IIoT

    The next big thing is here and it’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With pundits waxing philosophical on this big breakthrough, it’s hard to cut through the noise and understand what the IIoT actually is and how it applies to individual plants. I offer the following as a definition. The IIoT means collecting, interpreting, and applying data to actively improve processes or operations. To understand how the IIoT applies to a wastewater treatment plant, look no further than your front yard.

  • San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor™ Chloramine Management System
    San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem With The Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor™ Chloramine Management System

    A San Jose Water Quality Engineer said, "I wasn’t convinced that PSI’s Monoclor™ chloramine dosing system would solve our problems after several failed attempts to improve residual, but with PSI offering a trial including installation, operation, and troubleshooting for three months, San Jose Water decided to invest the necessary resources to pilot this system.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Preparing For Brexit: Advice From The EMA
    Preparing For Brexit: Advice From The EMA

    The U.K.’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) parliamentary committee announced it is investigating the implications of Brexit for the U.K.’s pharmaceutical market, amidst fears Brexit will threaten "the cost of medicines, investment in the United Kingdom and access to new and innovative research and products."

     

  • How To Boost Water System Efficiency With Smart Output Technology
    How To Boost Water System Efficiency With Smart Output Technology

    Water utilities are installing automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems more frequently. These systems often help utilities improve customer relations and provide valuable real-time data to improve operations. The ability for various meters to communicate with AMR and AMI technology has become more important as these systems become commonplace.

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DRINKING WATER PRODUCTS

Ammonia Analyzer - Economical (NH<sub>3</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>O) Ammonia Analyzer - Economical (NH3, H2O)

Los Gatos Research's (LGR's) Ammonia Analyzer provides sensitive measurements of ammonia in ambient air or in process flows containing ethylene with extremely high precision and sensitivity. No longer do you have to spend a lot of money or wait a long time or rely on scrubbers to measure ammonia with high sensitivity – LGR’s Ammonia Analyzer provides direct measurements every second with ppb-level precision. In addition, the Ammonia Analyzer can report measurements quickly (fast response time) over a very wide range of concentrations. The instrument, based on LGR’s cavity enhanced laser absorption spectroscopy, is simple to use, inexpensive to operate, and includes all components (internal vacuum pump, keyboard,mouse, video monitor) to start recording data within minutes.

4.4 – 5.0 GHz GaN Power Amplifier Module: QPA4501 4.4 – 5.0 GHz GaN Power Amplifier Module: QPA4501

Qorvo’s QPA4501 is an integrated 2-stage Power Amplifier (PA) module designed to cover the frequency range of 4.4 to 5.0 GHz. This device is optimized for 5G massive MIMO, W-CDMA/LTE, macro and micro cell base station, active antenna, and other general purpose applications.

Packaging Text Inspection System Packaging Text Inspection System

GlobalVision Text Inspection compares two unlike documents to manage the accuracy of text along the artwork, document, and packaging creation workflow. It’s perfect for making sure there aren’t any unintended changes as your text moves from your copy document to artwork to print.

OMNI&trade; Turbo (T&sup2;) Water Meters OMNI™ Turbo (T²) Water Meters

Improve accuracy range and extend meter service life for schools, hospitals, retail centers and other general commercial applications with our OMNI™ Turbo (T²), one of the most technologically advanced water meters on the market today. And you don’t have be concerned about sustained flow rates because there are no restrictions, thanks to its continuous operating range. OMNI T² meters are made of epoxy-coated ductile iron and are available in 1.5″-10″ sizes.

ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener

The ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener (RDT) is the industry leading sludge thickener. Its performance is unmatched, with sludge volume reduction of 90% and a 98% capture rate. In addition, this superior performance is achieved with very low amounts of polymer. The ThickTech™ system is quite compact and requires less floor space than other thickeners. It has low requirements for horsepower, water consumption and polymer usage, resulting in valuable operational efficiencies.

PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review

See our exciting new solution for medical monitors, PerkinElmer Signals™ Medical Review which empowers clinical development teams and medical monitors to detect safety signals faster and reduce time to submission by combining innovative medical review workflow with advanced analytics.

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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

  • Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design
    Tank Shark® Active Tank Mixing Proven To Be Superior To Dedicated Tank Inlet/Outlet Design

    San Jose Water Company (SJWC) provides drinking water for over a million people in the greater San Jose Metropolitan region and is a recognized leader in drinking water treatment and distribution system water quality management. With over 90 water storage facilities in service, planned maintenance and rehabilitation of capital assets is a key component of SJWC’s CIP program.

  • How To Take Charge of Your Water Quality Analysis For Chlorine Disinfection
    How To Take Charge of Your Water Quality Analysis For Chlorine Disinfection

    The use of chlorine to treat and disinfect drinking water and wastewater has been in practice for decades, with the earliest recorded attempt dating all the way back to 1893. Since then, it has come a long way.

  • Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department
    Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department

    The water municipality at a mid-size city in the Western region of the U.S. serving a population of about 180,000 people needed to address a chlorine disinfection system problem at one of its water treatment plants.

  • Are There Microbes Lurking At Your House
    Are There Microbes Lurking At Your House

    Since our humble beginnings in 2003, we at LuminUltra have always been keenly interested in water quality trends in different parts of the world. 

  • TrojanUVFlex Installed At Berlin Drinking Water Plant
    TrojanUVFlex Installed At Berlin Drinking Water Plant

    Our latest product innovation, the TrojanUVFlex, is here. And, it's extremely compact. This video shows the journey of the TrojanUVFlex chamber into the underground drinking water treatment plant in Lichtenberg Berlin, Germany. It was the only product that fit through the space available — avoiding costly, disruptive and time consuming construction.

  • Evaluating Field-Testing Options For Nutrients In Streams
    Evaluating Field-Testing Options For Nutrients In Streams

    Aside from having to deal with weather, mud, and the occasional slippery rock, there are key issues related to sample quality that can make testing water specimens from the field a bigger challenge than lab testing. That is why, when it comes to confidence and accuracy in onsite testing for nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, pH, and more, there’s nothing like using the right tools to do the job on the spot. Here is a quick checklist of trials, tribulations, and potential solutions for streamside sampling.

  • 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.

  • 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 To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Reverse Osmosis
    What To Know About Water Quality Analysis For Reverse Osmosis

    Reverse osmosis (RO) has become a widely utilized treatment process for diverse applications such as medical and laboratory research, desalination, and treatment of industrial wastewater and municipal water/wastewater. Because of its widespread use and technically advanced nature, a variety of quality parameters should be monitored by those treatment operators who utilize it.

  • Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3
    Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3

    Our environment is rife with testimonials to the law of unintended consequences. When it comes to water treatment, the compound 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) is the latest surprise making its way through the remediation lifecycle.

  • Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation
    Why California's Cannabis Industry Will Lead Water Innovation

    For years, I’ve been standing on my deck in San Francisco, looking south to Silicon Valley for innovation in water efficiency. But I’m starting to realize that I might have been gazing in the wrong direction. Maybe I need to turn around and look north, over the spires of the Golden Gate Bridge, toward the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties, the hotbed of California’s newly legalized commercial cannabis production.

  • Top Research Institute Turns To On-Site Generation For Drinking Water System
    Top Research Institute Turns To On-Site Generation For Drinking Water System

    As one of the top 20 American research institutes in the United States, Texas A&M has hundreds of laboratory facilities on its campus where a variety of proven water treatment technologies are used to control the quality of the water used in research.

  • The Minimalist Guide to Water Quality Analysis For Biological Nutrient Removal
    The Minimalist Guide to Water Quality Analysis For Biological Nutrient Removal

    Nitrogen and phosphorus are two wastewater constituents that, together, pose one of the most high-profile threats for consumers and the environment. An abundance of these elements is what ultimately leads to the formation of toxic algae in surface waters, an environmental issue that regularly gains mainstream headlines and, in some cases, poses an acute health risk to consumers.

  • Tank Covers Improve Operations And Save Costs For Water Treatment Plants
    Tank Covers Improve Operations And Save Costs For Water Treatment Plants

    Water treatment professionals face many challenges while working to provide customers with safe drinking water. Disinfection is critical to protect public health, but harmful byproducts may form during the process. In addition, some disinfectants volatilize and lose effectiveness when exposed to sunlight. Keeping tanks covered may help to reduce these problems while providing additional benefits.

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