WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

Reduce Electricity Costs By Putting More Energy Into Data Analysis
Reduce Electricity Costs By Putting More Energy Into Data Analysis

With electricity consumption being a primary operating cost in water treatment and wastewater treatment, steps taken to optimize energy use are critical. Saving energy is more than just an on/off decision. Monitoring and managing energy use — from analyzing pump curves, to reducing non-revenue-water leaks, to scheduling operations around premium-rate windows — is essential. Fortunately, the payback potential can be impressive.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Remote Monitoring Provides Water Resilience During Crisis
    Remote Monitoring Provides Water Resilience During Crisis

    Managing three drinking water treatment facilities, multiple pump stations, more than 350 miles of pipelines, and a wastewater treatment facility is challenging even in normal conditions for a small city where agriculture is an economic driver and water demand can exceed 22 MGD.

  • What Are The Benefits Of The Digital Twin For Water?
    What Are The Benefits Of The Digital Twin For Water?

    A Digital Twin is a virtual replica of a physical asset that is updated in real-time via a two-way data connection and, as such, representative of its live characteristics.

  • Microbiological Monitoring Of Paints Using 2<sup>nd</sup> Generation ATP
    Microbiological Monitoring Of Paints Using 2nd Generation ATP

    A paint manufacturer produces a wide range of paint products for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The products are manufactured in large batches of up to 10 tons. Before each batch is packaged and shipped, a number of tests are performed to ensure that the product meets strict quality control requirements. 

  • Using ATP To Reduce Risks From Legionella In Cooling Towers
    Using ATP To Reduce Risks From Legionella In Cooling Towers

    A semiconductor manufacturing facility in France relies on an extensive cooling system to maintain stable conditions throughout their production facilities. The cooling system includes 19 cooling towers and 14 cooling water networks spread over a 135-acre site.

  • Hurricane Harvey Was No Match For These Pumps
    Hurricane Harvey Was No Match For These Pumps

    The main lift station serving the waste water treatment plant in Morgan’s Point, Texas, continually experienced problems with its three standard non-clog pumps. The pumps frequently clogged when rainfall totals reached or exceeded 2 inches. Shop rags, pieces of 2 x 4 lumber, plastic bottles, gloves, and wet wipes all commonly clogged the pumps when the standard demand increased. Pump removal, unplugging, and recurring repairs were required, but the service company was not always available for immediate assistance, causing problems for residents serviced by this lift station.

  • Denver Water Enhances Operations And Water Quality Studies With Live Modeling
    Denver Water Enhances Operations And Water Quality Studies With Live Modeling

    Denver Water serves 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and the surrounding suburbs. It is the largest — and oldest — water utility in the state of Colorado and its service area covers more than 335 square miles.

  • A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility
    A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility

    Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means.

  • Identifying And Defining The Pressure Rating Standards For Flanged Valves
    Identifying And Defining The Pressure Rating Standards For Flanged Valves

    Maintenance and performance of pressurized water distribution systems require a complete grasp on the pressure ratings of every component within the system.  Mueller gives valuable insight here for pressure rating standards needed for flanged valves.

  • WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy
    WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy

    The need for a solid cybersecurity strategy has been discussed and debated for almost a half a century now, and yet the basic worm-type attacks first documented back in 1972 are still with us today. Why? Because even the most basic measures to protect control systems from these types of attacks are still not systematically employed. 

  • City Saves Big Money By Using Cloth Media Filters To Treat CSO Discharge
    City Saves Big Money By Using Cloth Media Filters To Treat CSO Discharge

    The City of Rushville, Indiana had to remedy a consent order filed in 2007 for its untreated combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges that were polluting the Flatrock River, a violation of the Clean Water Act. The city originally planned to install a 1 MGD stormwater storage tank, but was approached by Aqua-Aerobic representatives with a pilot test proposal utilizing a new technology.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors
    Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors

    Constant monitoring of critical motors while de-energized prevents failures on startup, reduces unscheduled downtime, saves on major rewinding repairs and increases personnel safety

  • Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization
    Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization

    Siemens offers to our customers the ability to both make process measurements and to remotely monitor the activity and health of that instrumentation without the need for SCADA systems or other expensive process control room products. By utilizing Siemens’ ability to offer unparalleled flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weight measurement as well as valve control, we can provide a broad range of process measurements and offer unequaled monitoring of the health and performance of those products.

  • Air / Gas Mass Flow Meter Improves Wastewater Treatment Processing Efficiency
    Air / Gas Mass Flow Meter Improves Wastewater Treatment Processing Efficiency

    One of the most common processes in wastewater treatment is the activated sludge method, which biologically treats the wastewater through the use of large aeration basins. This process requires the pumping of compressed air into the aeration basins where a diffuser system ensures the air is distributed evenly for optimum treatment. The energy needed to provide compressed air is a significant cost in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.

  • Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money
    Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money

    Facility administrators will find the advanced ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) helps them improve the accuracy of specialty gas point of use and sub-metering operations to achieve accurate billing in their labs for better cost tracking and control.

  • 2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement
    2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Coriolis measurement has been adopted as a default technology in many application scenarios due to its high accuracy and immunity to process variables (temperature, pressure and flow profile). However, Coriolis wasn't always widely accepted. Two applications, in particular, helped what was once a nascent flow measurement technology gain a foothold in the marketplace.

  • Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications
    Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications

    Fox Thermal Flow Meters use a constant temperature differential (constant Δ T) technology to measure mass flow rate of air and gases.

  • Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics
    Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics

    Dosing of the precipitant was adjusted manually based on the laboratory measurement value of the daily composite sample and so was unable to respond to possible peaks. Although being compliant with the effluent limits, the values observed fluctuate between 0.2 and 0.8 mg/L. 

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor

    Hach LDO® technology improves the efficiency of pharmaceutical plant’s wastewater treatment process, helping to protect the environment and the community.

  • Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control
    Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control

    Levels of phosphorus, a chemical element that promotes organic growth, must be controlled in wastewater coming from beverage, food and dairy processing plants. Failure to control phosphorus accurately has a negative impact on water quality and can lead to large fines.

  • DR6000 In The Brewing Industry
    DR6000 In The Brewing Industry

    Compliance and consistent high quality are two of the key goals within the beverage industry. Hach® provides support for these goals through comprehensive analyses of water and beer.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

Complete Solutions For Wastewater Analysis Complete Solutions For Wastewater Analysis

From the Primary to Quarternary treatment process, find the right ISO compliant test kits, standards & CRMs, key tools and application notes for your wastewater analysis.

OpenFlows SewerOPS OpenFlows SewerOPS

Wastewater utilities face difficult operational challenges when timely decisions are needed for events associated with a range of conditions, from normal operation to sewer overflows, blockages, and network power outages. You not only need a good sense of what is happening in your network right now, but also the ability to accurately predict what is about to happen, and how to respond to achieve the best possible outcome.

Bevel Gear Actuator Bevel Gear Actuator

Hydra-Stop is proud to introduce the Bevel Gear Actuator to our line of solutions for control, now available for purchase. Ideal for shallow bury applications, the Bevel Gear Actuator allows for the operation of horizontal Insta-Valve 250 installations on lines as shallow as 12-18 inches."

OpenFlows WaterOPS OpenFlows WaterOPS

OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions. OpenFlows WaterOPS empowers water utilities to instantaneously gain better visibility into dark data between monitored locations, predict future performance, and react to events and emergencies.

PumpDrive 2 Variable Frequency Drive PumpDrive 2 Variable Frequency Drive

The PumpDrive 2; a self-cooling variable frequency drive that can be motor or wall/cabinet mountable , allows you to reduce your pump’s energy consumption proficiently. The system comes ready for operation, pre-parameterized to the pump and motor, with adjustability possible. PumpDrive 2 adjusts the rotational speed of the motor – and with that the pump’s flow rate and head – to match current demand to keep on the best efficiency levels.

OPTISONIC 7300 Ultrasonic Flowmeter OPTISONIC 7300 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

The OPTISONIC 7300 is a universal 2-path ultrasonic gas flowmeter for process and utility gas measurements in oil and gas refineries or the chemical or petrochemical industries. It is also suitable for non-custody transfer natural gas applications or applications with (compressed) air, mixed or flue gases (up to +180°C / +356°F). Using the transit time differential measuring principle, the OPTISONIC 7300 delivers high performance over a wide flow range (up to DN600 / 24", turndown ratio: 100:1). Its patented titanium transducers are perfectly focused, equalizing process fluctuations and avoiding acoustic feedback.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

  • A Practical Approach To Using IoT Devices To Support Legacy SCADA Field Systems In The Transition To Internet-Based Industrial Automation Systems
    A Practical Approach To Using IoT Devices To Support Legacy SCADA Field Systems In The Transition To Internet-Based Industrial Automation Systems

    In the world of industrial automation, the talk is centered around “industrial internet of things” (IIoT). With buzzwords like “Industry 4.0”, “IoT”, “digital twin”, “cloud computing”, “artificial intelligence”, “machine learning”, and “deep learning”, it is difficult for automation engineers and business managers to determine how to implement these new technologies.

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Hits Its Stride For Water, Wastewater, And Stormwater Treatment
    Computational Fluid Dynamics Hits Its Stride For Water, Wastewater, And Stormwater Treatment

    It took some time for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to find its way to the water industry, but now that it has, a primer is warranted to understand its application.

  • Moneyball For Water And Wastewater Treatment
    Moneyball For Water And Wastewater Treatment

    The movie and sports term has infiltrated the business world and has important implications for the water/wastewater industry.

  • Bringing Light To Dark Data
    Bringing Light To Dark Data

    If you're not benefiting from the analytics readily available to your utility operation, you're missing out on efficiency and cost savings. For  the curious and for skeptics, or if you want to advance your smart water journey, this Water Talk interview with Kevin Stively, Vice President and Smart Utility Services Leader at Brown and Caldwell, is a must-listen. Stively notes how the investment in smart technologies can be small — in comparison to the payback — and taken in "baby steps."

  • 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 palm-sized rail-mounted transducers provide simpler, more affordable installation than having to shut down or cut into a live pipeline or bring in heavy equipment to install a full-bore mag meter. Built-in datalogging backup (8 GB) with time-date stamp granularity down to one second provides ample opportunity for detailed flow analysis.

  • 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 an electromagnetic flow meter against a digital ‘fingerprint’ of that meter’s performance the day it was originally calibrated or installed. 

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Swan Analytical Instruments Company Overview Swan Analytical Instruments Company Overview

Swan Analytical provided trusted online analyzers across a broad range of industries for key water quality parameters. Founded in Switzerland in 1991, Swan now brings Swiss quality and innovation to satisfied customers worldwide.

Manage Emergency Response Manage Emergency Response

Use a sewer network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, inexpensive options to improve the resilience and daily management of sewer networks. For example, quickly determine the amount of bypass pumping required in the event of a sewer blockage.

Analyze Combined Sewer Overflows Analyze Combined Sewer Overflows

Predict the location, time, duration, and volume of sewer overflows with live weather forecasts. Quickly include a 2D overland flow analysis to determine the extent of flooding.

Analyze Wastewater Network Hydraulics Analyze Wastewater Network Hydraulics

Analyze the real-time performance of complex sewer networks containing any number of gravity or pressure pipe subnetworks. Accurately simulate pumps, pump controls (including variable speed drives), and the filling and draining of wet wells.

Manage Emergency Response Capability Manage Emergency Response Capability

Hydraulic modelers, planners, and operators can use a network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, effective options to address pipe bursts, power outages, fires, and other urgent events.

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