water analytics control Articles

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Analytical Support for Cost-Effective Pollution Control

    ' Analytical tools have been developed by the World Bank Group to estimate rapidly the extent and impacts of pollution in a given situation and to support decisions on pollution management. These tools help decision makers to overcome the frequent lack of data on emissions from different sources, their impact on ambient quality, and mitigation alternatives.' Decision Support System for ...


    By The World Bank

  • Institutional water reforms in Kenya: an analytical review

    This paper reviews institutional reforms in the Kenyan water sector and their effect on water access. Despite a long history of reforms, a large proportion of the population still lacks access to water. The review showed that reforms during the colonial period gave the colonial government full control of land and water to satisfy the imperial quest for plantation agriculture and further limited ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimal closure of system actuators for transient control: an analytical approach

    The effect of downstream valve closure scheduling was analyzed to find optimal closure parameters that lead to the minimal maximum pressure head in the water distribution system. Several valve closure strategies were explored, combining the known valve performance curve (change in flow as a function of change in valve's opened area) with unknown valve closure curve (change in valve's opened ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment Whitepaper - Analytical and Measuring Instruments

    The recovery of natural gas and oil from untraditional wells is necessary for the economic stability of the United States. Shale gas deposits are deep below the earth’s surface and recovery of gas is expensive and requires millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals, known as "fracking solution". Most fracking solution stays underground or returns to the surface mixed with formation ...

  • Removal of Giardia spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. from water supply with high turbidity: analytical challenges and perspectives

    Giardia and Cryptosporidium species are a serious problem if present in water supplies. The removal of these protozoans and the adaptation of existing protocols are essential for supplying drinking water to developing countries. Considering this, the aim of this study is to evaluate, on a bench level, the removal of Giardia spp. cysts and of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated assessment of runoff from livestock farming operations: Analytical chemistry, in vitro bioassays, and in vivo fish exposures

    Animal waste from livestock farming operations (LFOs) can contain varying levels of natural and synthetic androgens and/or estrogens, which can contaminate surrounding waterways. In the present study, surface stream water was collected from six basins containing LFOs. Aqueous concentrations of 12 hormones were determined via chemical analyses. Relative androgenic and estrogenic activity was ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • N-nitrosamines, emerging disinfection by-products of health concern: an overview of occurrence, mechanisms of formation, control and analysis in water

    The presence of N-nitrosamines in water bodies used for drinking water purposes may present a more serious risk for humans than regulated disinfection by-products (DBPs) species. Hence, understanding and controlling the incidence of N-nitrosamines represents a contemporary challenge to the water industry. Although many of these molecules potentially formed as DBPs are detected in chlorinated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Corporation

    Introduction the Water Corporation was established under statute as a corporatized entity. The mission of the Water Corporation is to conduct a successful business providing quality water and wastewater services to customers to enhance their lifestyle and to support the future development of the State. Asset Monitoring Services was established within the Corporation to undertake data ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Water Quality Changes During 500-Year Flood Controlled with Sievers TOC Analyzer

    During September 20–21, 2009, over 18 inches of rain fell in Acworth, Georgia. The U.S. Geological Survey called this an epic 500-year flood for the area and one of the worst floods in the U.S. during the past 100 years. The flooding caused the local drinking water treatment plant, Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority, to see a rapid decrease in the Allatoona Reservoir source water ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Online Analyzers Improve Control of Chloramination Processes in Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee Water Works is a national leader in providing high quality drinking water and monitoring water quality. Since 1998, it has invested $227 million in its infrastructure, from treatment plants to distribution systems, to ensure high quality drinking water and reliable supply. The Milwaukee Water Works treats Lake Michigan water with Ozone gas as a primary disinfectant because it ...

  • Real-Time Control Optimizes Extended Aeration Processes

    The population of Hillsborough County, Florida has doubled since the Valrico advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWTP) was built in 1990 to treat the sewage of several small communities west of the City of Tampa. When it began operation, the Valrico AWTP capacity was only 4 MGD; small when compared to Tampa's 96 MGD Howard F. Curren AWTP located not far to the east. But Valrico serves as a very ...

  • Wastewater-Solids Dewatering Odor Control - Case Study

    Background The Milan Wastewater Treatment Plant, located just south of Moline, Illinois, is a 1.7 MGD (6,434 m3/day) activated sludge facility with an average wastewater flow of 700,000 gpd to 800,000 gpd. This facility dewaters primary sludge using a belt filter press (Figure 1). The press operates an average of three times per month, 8 hours per day at a pump rate of 100 gpm. The ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Food Processing: Odor Control in Edible Oil Processing

    Abstract: The problems with odor around a typical edible oil deodorizer are discussed in detail, and a three-step solution to eliminate these problems is presented. The three steps are a distillate recovery system which recovers most of the fatty acid in the deodorizer vapor discharge as a valuable byproduct, a closed loop barometric cooling water system which keeps the fatladen ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Qualitative determination of atrazine in water

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: Atrazine RANGE OF DETECTION: Qualitative Detection at 0.1 ppb MATERIALS: Atrazine RaPID Assay kit Equipment: Pipets capable of delivering 200 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1 mL, Magnetic Separation Unit, RPA-III - Micro Reader / Printer Battery Case (optional) or equivalent photometer, ...


  • Qualitative determination of cyanazine in water

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: Cyanazine RANGE OF DETECTION: Qualitative Detection at 0.1 ppb MATERIALS: Cyanazine RaPID AssayÒ kit. Equipment: Pipets capable of delivering 100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1 mL, Magnetic Separation Unit, RPA-III - Micro Reader / Printer Battery Case (optional) or equivalent photometer, ...


  • A comprehensive review of conduction-controlled rewetting: theoretical models and analyses

    This review deals with conduction-controlled rewetting analysis for water-cooled nuclear reactors following a hypothetical Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA). The first part of the survey deals with analytical solutions for various rewetting models. This contains the solution for one- and two-dimensional models, rewetting models with and without precursory cooling, rewetting models for two- and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Qualitative determination of alachlor in water

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: Alachlor RANGE OF DETECTION: Qualitative Detection at 0.1 ppb MATERIALS: Alachlor RaPID AssayÒ kit. Equipment: Pipets capable of delivering 200 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1 mL, Magnetic Separation Unit, RPA-III - Micro Reader / Printer Battery Case (optional) or equivalent photometer, tape ...


  • Direct injection ion chromatography for the control of chlorinated drinking water: simultaneous estimation of nine haloacetic acids and quantitation of bromate, chlorite and chlorate along with the major inorganic anions

    Most methods for the analysis of haloacetic acids published in recent years are based on ion chromatography with direct injection, employing a gradient elution with potassium hydroxide (KOH). This work reports the exploration of an alternative eluent, a buffer of sodium carbonate/sodium hydrogen carbonate, aimed at the simultaneous analysis of nine haloacetic acids along with bromate, chlorite ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Efficient Waste Water Treatment

    Clean drinking water is an essential need of mankind. Often surface water like rivers or lakes is used as drinking water source. To prevent these resources from pollution the effective treatment of waste water is a must. For example in China 75% of discharged waste water is coming from pulp and paper, textile and dyeing industries. To run a waste water treatment plant in the most efficient way ...


    By J.V. Niebergall CDH

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