drinking water unit Articles

  • The Future of Drinking Water

    Predicted future growth in population numbers and rising sea levels mean demand for drinking water will continue to increase just as the natural availability of freshwater decreases. It is likely that brackish groundwater will be an important source of drinking water in the future, but the current methods used to produce fresh water from this source are expensive in terms of their energy use and ...


    By Boode Waterwell Systems

  • Drinking Water Analysis Guide

    Public Water Systems (PWS), regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), provide drinking water to 90% of Americans. Water systems and laboratories testing drinking water for Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance must be certified and must use USEPA approved methods, which are developed by the USEPA, other government agencies, universities, consensus method ...

  • Modelling of haloacetic acid concentrations in a United Kingdom drinking water system

    Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are formed during the chlorination of water containing organic matter but predictive models for their formation are not well established at present and have not been applied to UK water systems. In this paper two different modelling approaches have been applied and evaluated to a selected UK drinking water system. The first approach involved the development of statistical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?

    Original story at MIT News At MIT, experts address the challenges of supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population. The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher ...

  • Report to Congressional Requestors: Drinking Water

    Every day in the United States, at least 2 billion gallons of fluids are injected into over 172,000 wells to enhance oil and gas production, or to dispose of fluids brought to the surface during the extraction of oil and gas resources. These wells are subject to regulation to protect drinking water sources under EPA’s UIC class II program and approved state class II programs. Because much ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Testing and developing energy harvester systems for operation of energy-self-sufficient measurement and control units in drinking water supply

    In recent years, wireless measurement and control units have become more popular for monitoring water distribution systems in the drinking water supply. Electric power supply for a higher number of devices through fixed connections to the public electrical grid is technically complex and requires large investments. Powering monitoring devices, which are installed in areas where electrical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study Madagascar - independent drinking water solution

    Client ADES Solaire, Switzerland (NGO) Location ADES Centre in St. Augustin, Madagascar Introduction The island Madagascar is suffering from a high rate of poverty. Most of the people have no access to clean drinking water. In 2009 ADES and its supporters established a pilot project for the use of renewable energy for ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Giardiasis in the United States – an epidemiologic and geospatial analysis of county-level drinking water and sanitation data, 1993–2010

    Giardiasis is the most commonly reported intestinal parasitic infection in the United States. Outbreak investigations have implicated poorly maintained private wells, and hypothesized a role for wastewater systems in giardiasis transmission. Surveillance data consistently show geographic variability in reported giardiasis incidence. We explored county-level associations between giardiasis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Grundfos Alldos provides clean drinking water in Athens

    In time for the Olympic Games, Grundfos Alldos equipped the four existing Athens water treatment plants in Galatsi, Melindi, Kiourka and Aspropyrgos with state-of-the-art disinfection systems and put them into operation. In order to ensure that everything ran smoothly, a cutting-edge SCADA system was installed for remote monitoring. This means that plants, sometimes 40 km apart, can be monitored ...


  • Oxidation and volatilization of bromide by electrolysis in drinking water

    To reduce the concentrations of brominated disinfection by-products, a process is presented here which removes bromide from a widely used surface water source, the California State Water Project (SWP). The process consists of oxidizing bromide to bromine and volatilizing the bromine. SWP water was passed through this unit under various conditions and the bromide was oxidized and volatilized under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Surveillance and Improvement of Peruvian Drinking Water Case Study

    The surveillance and quality control of public water supplies are vital prerequisites for the protection of public health. In practice however, the two activities of surveillance and quality control are often confused and inadequately implemented, especially in the case of surveillance in less developed countries. The two are clearly distinguished by the World Health Organization (1984): ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Ensuring safe drinking water case study

    Challenge: A state environmental agency contracted with Antea Group to assist in the execution of a state-wide clean drinking water program. Program objectives included the development of an efficient and standardized program to monitor for chemical and biological contaminants across more than 6,500 public water systems. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • New DWI guidelines for UV drinking water disinfection

    atg UV, has seen increasing interest in the application of UV systems for the treatment of drinking water applications since the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) released their ‘Guidance on the use of Ultraviolet (UV) Irradiation for the Disinfection of Public Water Supplies' February 2010. With systems treating in excess of 2000 m3/hr daily, Ultraviolet disinfection is no longer an ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Volatile organic compounds in the nation’s ground water and drinking-water supply wells

    ABSTRACT Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are produced in large volumes and are associated with a myriad of products, such as plastics, adhesives, paints, gasoline, fumigants, refrigerants, and drycleaning fluids. Widespread and long-term use of VOCs and their ability to persist and migrate in ground water raise questions about possible adverse effects on the environment, including ...

  • Sustainable power and innovation provide clean drinking water and energy

    In many areas in Kenya, access to clean drinking water is lacking. About 88% of the population must travel long distances to get to the nearest source of clean water or is forced to drink contaminated water. Children in particular suffer from waterborne diseases. Systems Provide Energy-Independent Water Treatment To try to provide a long-lasting solution for the drinking water needs ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Chemically activated cow bone for increased fluoride removal from drinking water

    Thermally activated cow bone is widely utilized for treating fluoride impacted drinking water to meet the World Health Organization guideline value of 1.5 mg/L. However, the fluoride removal capacity of bone char is low, leaving room for further improvement. This study, therefore, strives to improve the fluoride adsorption capacity of cow bone by using chemical activation in place of thermal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electronic Water Treatment Provides a Clean Line for Food and Drink Production

    The USA’s food and drink producers spend billions of dollar’s each year in downtime, increased energy bills and the early renewal of capital equipment caused by hard water limescale blocking lines and leaving calcium carbonate deposits on water fed equipment.  Scale and sludge formation are the result of the precipitation of compounds that are ...

  • Assessing clarity of message communication for mandated USEPA drinking water quality reports

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency mandates that community water systems (CWSs), or drinking water utilities, provide annual consumer confidence reports (CCRs) reporting on water quality, compliance with regulations, source water, and consumer education. While certain report formats are prescribed, there are no criteria ensuring that consumers understand messages in these ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drinking Water Treatment Municipality of Latulipe-et-Gaboury, Quebec

    Latulipe-et-Gaboury is a small municipality of about 330 inhabitants in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Its drinking water requirements are 270 m3/day. The town"s water source is a lake (Lac de l"Aqueduc) which appears to be fed directly by a spring. Since there is no discharge of water aside from seepage and evaporation, algae tends to form in the lake during the summer months. As shown ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Nitrate: AQUAMEND™ Denitrification Units (Septic Water)

    The AQUAMEND® process has proven to be successful for the treatment of a wide range of constituents of interest. Much work was performed by Adventus in the area of treatment of high-strength industrial wastewater, with concentrations as high as 3,000 mg/L NO3-N (nitrate as nitrogen). In recent years development focused on use of the technology for the treatment of nitrate from on-site treatment ...


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