turbidity barrier Articles

  • TURBIDITY BARRIER ULTIMATE GUIDE

    TURBIDITY BARRIER ULTIMATE GUIDE Definition Floating turbidity barriers (a.k.a. silt curtains, silt boom, sediment curtain) are a temporary in-water sediment barrier consisting of a continuous geotextile fabric curtain suspended from a flotation device on the water surface and held in ...

  • Multi-barrier water treatment cleans up turbidity spikes

    When the City of Bloomfield, N.M., was notified by the New Mexico Environmental Department that it had 18 months to bring its drinking water treatment plant into compliance with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), they needed a fast, innovative solution. Under the IESWTR, the city was challenged to meet regulatory compliance on turbidity levels. During seasonal runoff ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Multi-Barrier water treatment cleans up turbidity spikes

    When the city of Bloomfield, N.M., was notified by the New Mexico Environmental Department that it had 18 months to bring its drinking water treatment plant into compliance with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the city needed a fast, innovative solution. Under the IESWTR, the city was challenged to meet regulatory compliance on turbidity levels. During seasonal runoff ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Dielectric barrier discharge-based investigation and analysis of wastewater treatment and pollutant removal

    Current research reveals that the oxidation by ozone is considered as an effective solution and offers irrefutable advantages in wastewater treatment. It is also well known that ozone is used to treat different types of water due to its effectiveness in water purification and for its oxidation potential. This process of ozonation is becoming progressively an alternative technology and is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The application of artificial neural networks for the optimization of coagulant dosage

    Filtration is the final physical barrier preventing the passage of microbial pathogens into public drinking water. Proper pre-treatment via coagulation is essential for maintaining good particle removal during filtration. To improve filter performance at the Elgin Area WTP, artificial neural network (ANN) models were applied to optimize pre-filtration processes in terms of settled water turbidity ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Field comparison of solar water disinfection (SODIS) efficacy between glass and polyethylene terephalate (PET) plastic bottles under sub-Saharan weather conditions

    Concerns about photodegradation products leaching from plastic bottle material into water during solar water disinfection (SODIS) are a major psychological barrier to increased uptake of SODIS. In this study, a comparison of SODIS efficacy using glass and plastic polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles was carried out under strong real sunlight and overcast weather conditions at Makerere ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of biologically active GAC and complementary technologies for gray water treatment

    The reuse of gray water for applications ranging from irrigation to showering is a viable means to reduce net water demand when water supplies are stressed. The objective of this study was to investigate the treatment of gray water using biologically active granular-activated carbon (GAC) and complementary technologies. Technologies were challenged individually or in combination using a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating a composite cartridge for small system drinking water treatment

    A pilot-scale evaluation was conducted at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Test & Evaluation (T&E) Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, on a multi-layer, cartridge-based system that combines physical filtration with carbon adsorption and ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection to serve as a home-base water treatment security device against accidental or intentional contaminant events. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Do sales models influence the purchase and use of ceramic filters in rural areas of Kenya and Bolivia?

    Demand for safe water, as well as access to adequate and affordable products for drinking water treatment, is key for household water treatment (HWT) in low-income countries. Critical barriers, particularly in rural areas, are the lack of adequate marketing and sales models and the challenge of setting up distribution channels that reach low-income customers, leading to the unavailability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Radar measurement in the North Sea

    Background / Task The NLWKN operates the barrier in the inland waterway of the river Ems. They are working with a dense monitoringnetwork which is required e.g. for the preservation of evidence in case of blocks for the protection against storm tides or if the water depth has to be increased to make the Ems navigable for big vessels coming from the dockyard. After an average a new radar ...

  • Grundfos Alldos Chlorine Dioxide System in Malaysia’s new Sepangar Bay submarine naval base

    Background At the Malaysia’s New Sepangar Bay Submarine Naval Base, Bacfree-Trident Water is selected to provide and retreat the direct potable water from municipal treated water for marine vessel applications. The source water is from the local municipal treated water supply source and is of excellent quality for most of the time. However, the water may be undesirable for direct ...


  • Do You Need a Raw Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

    Determining whether or not you need a raw water treatment system for your industrial facility can be a difficult decision. But if your plant draws from a raw water source (such as a river, lake, ocean, or groundwater), chances are you will need some sort of treatment. If left untreated, what is present in your water source can cause a variety of issues, such as contamination in drinking water ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Retirement community graywater reuse - Australia case study

    Project Background or Rationale RSL Care’s Sunset Ridge Retirement Community resides near the Pacific coast in Zilzie, Queensland, Australia. The retirement community includes 100 independent living villas, a 120-bed aged care residential complex, and resort style facilities. Although Zilzie averages 31 in (79 cm) of annual rainfall, RSL Care sought to install a graywater recycling ...

  • Unique Chinese wetland park monitors water 24/7

    Project background The Deyang area in southwest China was struck hard by an earthquake in 2008. Since then, reconstruction has taken place with a tremendous speed and the urban population grew exponentially. Due to this urbanisation, the city’s water supply system can not meet its rapidly growing water demand. Currently, two-thirds of ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Sewer mining to supplement blackwater flow in a commercial high-rise Australia-Sydney case study

    Project Background or Rationale Australia’s warm climate and habitual droughts have resulted in innovative water conservation practices in commercial developments, such as 1 Bligh Street in Sydney. Commissioned in May 2011, the highly acclaimed 29 story office tower overlooking the Sydney Harbor captures nearly 100 percent of its wastewater and reuses it in the building. By recycling ...

  • In-pipe monitors turn dreams into reality

    In-pipe monitors turn dreams into reality The quality of tap water has improved enormously in recent decades, but for largely technological reasons, until recently, knowledge of water quality between the treatment works and the tap has been an almost impossible dream for water treatment and distribution network managers. In this article, Jo Cooper, Product Specialist at Intellitect Water, will ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Picking Their Membranes - Part I -

    Membrane use by water suppliers may not be new, but suppliers are considering membranes in new ways -- by number and variety of applications. Membranes can work on a wider range of resource waters, more efficiently and for less cost than before. Among membranes' attractions as substitutes for conventional water-treatment technologies, such as filtration, distillation and ion-exchange are: ...


  • Spiral-Wound Elements for Potable Water Treatment

    Introduction Any new technology must overcome perceptions of the marketplace, which are not accurate. As a technology moves into new areas of application, new misconceptions also arise. Crossflow membrane technology is no exception. The first man-made, pressure-driven 'crossflow' membranes were made in flat sheet form. This membrane had to be configured in a device, and was first made in ...


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