surface water Articles

  • Why Is Water Level Monitoring Important?

    Monitoring water levels can have numerous environmental benefits and is a popular measurement for a number of different industries and organisations. Below we will discuss some of the common applications water level monitoring devices, as well as some of the valuable insights that recording this can reveal. Remote water level monitoring Whereas ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • The Basics of Evapotranspiration

    Evapotranspiration (ET) represents the loss of water from the Earth’s surface from the combination of direct evaporation and plant transpiration. ET is usually expressed as a rate such as inches per day. Knowledge of ET is important for irrigation scheduling but it is also an important factor for other land use applications such as septic tank drain fields, watershed level budgeting, and ...

  • Waste water: Skimming the surface

    A walk on the wild side gave the founder of a Calgary service company a new appreciation for clean water, indirectly laying the foundation for his own future. Years ago, while on the island of Borneo, Jason Snydmiller learned the super-major he was under contract to would promptly fine any contractor that left oil in local waters. Although it seemed harsh then, the rule was necessary, since ...


  • Surface Runoff

    Surface runoff is the water flow that occurs when soil is infiltrated to full capacity and excess water from rain, snowmelt, or other sources flows over the land. This is a major component of the hydrologic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phosphorus control protects surface waters

    Phosphorus is the decisive factor for excessive algae and plant growth in water bodies, that’s why quality standards require reductions in the amount of phosphorus released from wastewater treatment plants into rivers and lakes. In recent years, the outlet limit values have not only been reduced on national levels. Depending on the vulnerability of ecosystems, especially low target values ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • A review on interaction of groundwater and surface water

    Interactions between groundwater and surface water play a fundamental role in water resources management. The movement of water between groundwater and surface water should be investigated in view of both quantity and quality aspects of water resources. In this paper, an attempt is made to define the primary concepts of this interaction and to illustrate a case study undertaken in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lake Taneycomo surface water intake

    Client: City of Branson, Mo. Completion Date: 1997  Services Provided Microtunneling Public information program Permitting agency reviews Air backwash system Potassium permanganate feed system Inverted bulk drum storage Architectural features Architectural ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Surface Water Monitoring - Case Study

    Safe operation of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) requires careful monitoring of the water supply influent to the plant, as a guard for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality in the distribution system. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is Natural Organic Matter (NOM), which ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Containment for Ground Water, Surface Water, And Leachate

    Containment measures are often performed to prevent, or significantly reduce, the migration of contaminants in soils or ground water. Containment is necessary whenever contaminated materials are to be buried or left in place at a site. In general, containment is performed when extensive subsurface contamination at a site precludes excavation and removal of wastes because of potential hazards ...

  • Data Requirements for Ground Water, Surface Water, and Leachate

    It is common for ground water to be contaminated with the water soluble substances found in overlying soils. Many of the required data elements are similar, e.g., pH, TOC, BOD, COD, oil and grease, contaminant identification and quantification, and soil and aquifer characterization. Additional water quality monitoring data elements include hardness, ammonia, total dissolved solids, and metals ...

  • Surface Water Treatment Plant, City of Clovis, CA

    Located in the northeast quadrant of the Fresno- Clovis Metropolitan Area, Clovis is situated in the midst of the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. Dedicated to promoting planned growth while retaining its unique western atmosphere, the City's population has more than doubled since 1975, reaching the current level of approximately 90,000, and encompassing over 19.9 square miles in area. The ...

  • Surface Water Treatment Industry - Case Study

    “The surface treatment industry itself exists to produce durable products and to spare the environment.“ K. Hartwall Ltd. is an enterprise in the metal industry with net sales of approximately 20 million euro. The company is well known for its innovative carriage products used in the transport and storage of goods, especially foodstuffs. The primary material in carriages is steel, ...


    By Watman Ltd.

  • A New Way to Locate Seeps Into Surface Waters

    How can we determine where groundwater is seeping into rivers and bays?  Knowing seep locations can help with selecting sampling locations, identifying contaminant sources, determining whether contamination is historic or on-going, and designing remediation.  Historically, methods for locating seeps have been limited.  Due to cost, sampling can only be done at a few ...


    By SelkerMetrics

  • Application of the membrane technology to control ammonia in surface water

    Amnonium ion is effectively removed by Reverse Osmosis membranes (Brackish water, BW; Saline water, SW). The removal efficiency of ammonium ion from a solution containing ammonium ion which is not complexed is varying in the range of 5–60%. On the contrary, ammonium ion forms complexes with other ions in water and wastewater removal efficiency was as high as 99% for the synthetic solution which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Feasibility assessment of surface water disinfection by ultrafiltration

    Ultrafiltration (UF) has been presented as an alternative to chemical disinfection to obtain safe drinking water, for its ability to remove microbiological contamination. Hollow-fiber UF membranes are designed as an effective barrier to microorganisms, for their high manufacturing integrity and for the ‘potting’ method adopted to seal fibers to the feeding/extraction manifold. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Surface Water / Algae Blooms Case Study

    Challenge The city river in Berlin is contaminated to the point that fish death events are common. Combined sewage overflows, stormwater runoff and the high traffic of ships are the main sources of contamination. The high amount of nutrients and the high tempratures in the summer make the river prone to algae blooms. For these reasons, the shore of the river was selected as the first ...


    By akvola Technologies

  • Influence of Copper Mine on Surface Water Quality

    Aras water basin is located in northwest of Iran. Sungun mine which is the largest open-cast copper mine of Iran is located in this region and is in the primary stages of extraction. The influence of mining activity on the quality of regional surface water has been taken in to consideration in this study. Accordingly, sampling was done from 5 local streams in the study area. In order to consider ...

  • Hydraulic “Fracking”: Are surface water impacts an ecological concern?

    Use of high‐volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in unconventional reservoirs to recover previously inaccessible oil and natural gas is rapidly expanding in North America and elsewhere. Although hydraulic fracturing has been practiced for decades, the advent of more technologically advanced horizontal drilling coupled with improved slickwater chemical formulations has allowed extensive natural ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Photochemical fate of the vasodilator drug pentoxifylline in surface waters

    This study is the first to comprehensively investigate the photochemical fate of pentoxifylline in natural water systems. Among all attenuation processes, indirect sunlight photolysis is very likely the primary process for pentoxifylline degradation. The combination of dissolved organic matter (represented by fulvic acid), NO3− and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Surface/bathing water monitoring (Denmark) - Case Study

    In order to find the possible fecal sources to the sporadic high concentrations of bacteria, the municipality of Hjørring (DK) has set up a BACTcontrol in the ditch to monitor the E.coli levels. For this purpose the BACTcontrol is built into a movable trailer and powered by solar panels. This allows the BACTcontrol to run continuously (6 samples per day) for 7-14 days depending on the ...

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