WATER TALK

External Solutions To Water/Wastewater Flow Measurement
External Solutions To Water/Wastewater Flow Measurement Installing flow meters in new piping is one thing. Replacing a 20-year-old meter or adding new metering to piping where it never existed before is quite another. In this Water Talk interview, Cheryl Ades Anspach, marketing manager with Badger Meter, offers a non-invasive alternative using easily retrofittable clamp-on ultrasonic meters offering accuracy to + 0.5 percent and flow rates to 33,000 gpm in pipes up to 48” diameter. Two...  Continue Reading...
A Holistic Approach To Water Treatment
A Holistic Approach To Water Treatment Not all water is the same, so don't be sold on a "one-size-fits-all" solution. Many treatment providers will attempt to fit a square peg in a round hole, while others — a select few, in fact — can provide a fit-for-purpose solution based on broad, customized capabilities. That's the pitch from U.S. Water Services, which recently became part of Japan-based Kurita Water Industries, a resource- and technology-rich...  Continue Reading...
Using Fingerprints To ID Ideal Instrument Performance
Using Fingerprints To ID Ideal Instrument Performance Everyone wants peak accuracy from their instrumentation, but nobody wants to disrupt their field process to verify it. Purvang Upadhyay, the global water industry manager for measurement and analytics with ABB, shared an attractive alternative to such disruption with the Water Talk moderators at WEFTEC 2019 — in-situ verification. This classic example of digitalization in the water industry enables users to check the health and accuracy of ...  Continue Reading...
Forward-Looking Technology Anticipates Compliance Needs
Forward-Looking Technology Anticipates Compliance Needs When a company stakes its reputation on delivering innovative technologies, products, and services, the specter of a changing regulatory landscape is considered more an opportunity than an obstacle. In this Water Talk interview, Mirka Wilderer, CEO of De Nora Water Technologies, discusses varying topics such as pharmaceuticals and nutrients in wastewater, the synergy of the company’s new MIOX and Neptune acquisitions, and how to address...  Continue Reading...
New STEPs Minimize Biosolids, Energy, And Installation Costs
New STEPs Minimize Biosolids, Energy, And Installation Costs When low population density and troublesome topography make traditional gravity sewers cost-prohibitive, septic-tank effluent-pumping (STEP) technology offers an affordable alternative. In this Water Talk discussion, Mike Saunders, market segment leader for engineered systems at Orenco Systems, outlines how to match the right technology to the need. Orenco’s new decentralized liquid-only sewer systems treat septic effluent that is reduced...  Continue Reading...
An Improved Approach To Turnkey Disinfection Solutions
An Improved Approach To Turnkey Disinfection Solutions Engineered skid systems provide a compact configuration chemical feed at water and wastewater treatment plants. While these all-in-one metering pump solutions bring tremendous value to their users, traditional platforms have their pitfalls.  Continue Reading...
A Fresh Take On Biological Wastewater Treatment
A Fresh Take On Biological Wastewater Treatment Improving wastewater treatment efficiency requires some type of change in the physics, biology, or economics of the process. In this Water Talk interview, Jeff Kelly, Red Valve’s senior product manager for the Tideflex Aeration and Mixing System, describes how to change all three — to the tune of a cost-saving 50-percent reduction in applied airflow! The Tideflex approach uses a unique diffuser design to support on/off aeration and...  Continue Reading...
Cutting Sewage Problems Down To Size
Cutting Sewage Problems Down To Size For the past 10 to 15 years, wastewater treatment operators have faced increased clogging issues related to baby wipes, disposable diapers, rags, and other foreign debris. At the same time, the use of low-flow toilets has increased the solids concentration of sewage flow. This discussion with Brad Jernigan and Christina Foster from Pentair addresses differences between how grinder pumps (low flow/high head) and chopper pumps (higher flow/lower...  Continue Reading...
Championing Water Awareness, Education, And Enablement
Championing Water Awareness, Education, And Enablement Joe Vesey, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Xylem, is a believer in approaching water challenges holistically to create economic value and social value for water treatment operators and the communities they serve. At WEFTEC 2019, he entertained Water Talk’s moderators with his company’s involvement in confronting increasing stresses on water’s supply-and-demand equation. The discussion ranged from saving one ...  Continue Reading...
New Technology Stretches Wastewater Infrastructure
New Technology Stretches Wastewater Infrastructure Population growth, stricter regulations, and increased energy costs continue to exert significant pressure on municipal wastewater operations. But rather than investing in tired, old solutions such as the construction of additional concrete tanks, water system managers are seeking new ways to stretch the limits of their infrastructure.  Continue Reading...