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  • TOC analyser improves lab efficiency

    Leading instrumentation company HACH LANGE is helping a number of key customers save valuable time and costs with its new IL550 TOC-TN analyser. TOC analysis is vitally important in applications ranging from power generation, wastewater, drinking water, surface water and ultrapure water, to agricultural soils, contaminated land and food. HACH LANGE analysers therefore offer a range of options ...


  • Using UV Fluorescent Technology to monitor for organic pollutants

    For many years the water industry has relied on traditional sampling techniques to monitor water quality in a wide range of environments. Traditional tests such as BOD, PH, Dissolved Oxygen and Ammonia have formed the bedrock of monitoring parameters. There are however other ways to establish water quality and UV fluorescence offers an up to date solution for the investigation of ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • Benefits of UV Transmittance (UVT) field testing for selling & servicing UV Disinfection Systems

    The Real UV254 ‘P’ series portable meters can be used to measure UV transmittance (UVT) in a number of situations, and are especially beneficial when working with small UV disinfection systems. The following cases outline two situations in which Real Tech’s portable meters are invaluable. Servicing Small UV Disinfection Systems An existing customer is ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Scale-up of a Medium Pressure UV System for the Treatment of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and its Advantages Over Low Pressure UV Systems

    Recently there has been considerable concern in California about the detection of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in drinking water at levels as high as 900 ppt. NDMA was found to be a carcinogen in animals and assessed as a Class 1 carcinogen. It is currently listed as a priority pollutant on the US EPA National Priorities List. California has set an 'action level' of 20 ppt for NDMA. NDMA is ...

  • Emulsion-Breaking Techniques for Accurate Oil in Water Measurements

    A White Paper discusses emulsion-breaking techniques for ensuring accurate oil in water measurements. Certain water samples, such as those containing detergent, may form an emulsion when oil in water extraction into a solvent is done. In order to ensure an accurate measurement, the emulsion must be broken. Six techniques are described that can be used for reducing an emulsion ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Emulsion breakingtechniques for oil in water solvent extractions

    Certain types of samples, such as those containing detergent, may form emulsions when doing an oil in water extraction into a solvent. The boundary between the solvent and the sample will have an emulsion layer that lias a cloudy or milky appearance as shown in tlris photo. According to U.S. EPA Method 1664, "if the emulsion is greater than one-third the volume of the solvent layer. Hie ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Factors Affecting Oil in Water Testing Methods

    Various factors need to be considered when comparing methods to measure oil and grease in water.  Whether you are trying to meet effluent limits for an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, comply with oil and grease limits for the Clean Water Act (CWA), or an industry satisfying a POTW’s (Publically Owned Treatment Works) discharge permit, it is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The removal of disinfection by-product precursors from water with ceramic membranes

    The main objective of this work was to investigate the effectiveness of ceramic ultrafiltration (UF) membranes with different pore sizes in removing natural organic matter (NOM) from model solutions and drinking water sources. A lab-scale, cross-flow ceramic membrane test unit was used in all experiments. Two different single-channel tubular ceramic membrane modules were tested with average pore ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Will your oil in water analysis method match the regulatory method?

    Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will continually get the question “Does your equipment match the regulatory method?” While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated -- it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the particular regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Reduction of TTHM and endocrine disrupting compounds in municipal wastewater

    The US Geological Service and Environmental Protection Agency have been monitoring the increasing levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in freshwater streams, aquifers, and off-shore coastal waters for the past decade, with the primary identified chemicals being residuals from pharmaceuticals, and petroleum-based fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides (Pyrines and Pyroids). This ...


  • Organics Monitoring (TOC)

    Total organic carbon (TOC) testing is the traditional method for determining organic matter in water. However there is a far more practical, affordable and often more useful way to measure organic matter. UV absorbance testing (UVA) is rapidly becoming the preferred method of measuring organics even when the levels of organics being measured are very small. Organic Matter Organic ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Buy Smarter – what questions should you ask when buying a Spectrophotometer?

    Spectrophotometers are relied on by a wide range of laboratories, for tests ranging from specific parameters, like chlorine or metals concentrations, right through to complex analyses of reaction kinetics. When choosing a spectrophotometer the range of specifications and price is vast, so take the time to list the features you need before you buy and make sure you choose the right one. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • 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 ...

  • SMF4 case study 1

    Recycled water plant monitoring Date: 2011 Location: New South Wales Australia Purpose: To determine if the SMF4 could be used to monitor the output from a grey water recycling plant and conclusively differentiate the output water between potable and recycled. Background STS has had a long history of closely working with ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • SMF4 case study 2

    Sewer Misconnection Survey Date: March 2010 Location: Edgebaston Birmingham UK Purpose: To test the application of the SMF4 portable fluorimeter in the detection and quantification of organic pollution from faecal matter in Surface water Sewers. Background STS was invited independently by the Environment Agency and Severn ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • SMF4 case study 3

    Bathing Water Catchment monitoring Date:2010 Location: Bude Cornwall UK Purpose: To carry out a river survey identifying potential pollution sources and their likely impact on bathing waters downstream. Background STS and the Environment Agency have, for some time, been discussing the issue of monitoring water courses which ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • Elimination of pharmaceuticals from the wastewater of a pharmaceutical plant

    Efficient decomposition of pharmaceuticals through ozonisation Roche AG had commissioned the company Envi-roChemie to develop a new procedure for a new production facility in Mexico, which prevents the undesired release of ecotoxicologically contaminating drugs into the environment and eliminates pharmaceuticals in the wastewater directly at the point of origin, even before they enter ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • Hyperion case study - UVC lights enhance air quality

    Located at the center of the Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant in Los Angeles, the Pregerson Building was experiencing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Built in 2002 to house nearly 400 city employees, the facility rapidly became the source of complaints about poor IAQ and odors. An engineered solution that incorporates both an odor control unit and supplemental ultraviolet- C (UVC) lights in ...


  • The natural way to clean wastewater

    John Todd founded Ocean Arks International in the 1980s, where he started to experiment with processes that mimic natural ways to purify wastewater. He built a greenhouse and ran sewage through a series of tanks, with plants suspended in the flowing waters, and constructed marshes made of sand and gravel. No chemicals were added, but plenty of aquatic creatures from snails to small fish were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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