water industry standard Articles

  • How Seismic Use Group Classification affects your Water Storage Tank

    When purchasing a bolted steel tank or a welded steel water storage tank, one of the key criteria determining the design parameters of the tank is the Seismic Use Group (SUG) classification. The term Seismic Use Group is essentially the same as the terms Occupancy Category and Risk Category used by the International Building Code (IBC) and the ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Asbestos in water? How to address ‘non-standard’ samples of industrial and other effluents

    Biohazards and other interferences complicate the employment of off-the-shelf asbestos in water methods by traditional TEM techniques. Laboratories must implement creative strategies to prepare and analyze these samples to produce meaningful analytical data. Laboratory and personnel safety have to be considered before sample handling. The interferences also greatly diminished any reasonable ...

  • Filtronics’ NSF Certified Electromedia sets the standard for water filtration industry

    The key to any water treatment system and its efficiency and effectiveness is its filtering media, or the sand or gravel that helps to remove pollutants and contaminants from a water source. Filtronics’ exclusive Electromedia is a permanent filtering media that is National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) ...


    By Filtronics, Inc.

  • Strategic Standardization

    An Interview with John Walter, CEO of the Standards Council of Canada SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priorities and harmonizing Canadian and U.S. standards. How is the Standards Council of Canada approaching the upcoming revision to the Canadian Standards Strategy? The Standards ...


    By ASTM International

  • A Commitment to Standards

    An Interview with Philip Piqueira, Global Standards Leader for GE’s Industrial Solutions Business General Electric participates in standards development through its work on numerous committees and organizations. Philip Piqueira discusses why this business strategy and its continuance is crucial for GE. From your perspective as the global standards ...


    By ASTM International

  • Water reuse for the bottled water industry

    ABSTRACTThe bottled water industry uses a machine specifically designed for the washing of its containers (19-L capacity) and generates 6-L wastewater/container. This effluent can be used for watering of green areas and car washing. The objectives of the present work were to characterize the effluent and to propose a specific treatment to enable reuse of the effluent from the container washing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Derivation of water framework directive environmental quality standards

    In 2005, the Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) proposed that the UKTAG Chemistry Task Team (CTT) should develop standards for certain Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) List II substances as Annex VIII substances under the Water Framework Directive. These are substances for which EQSs are currently available, i.e. List II parameters as listed in the Dangerous Substances ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Will water accounting standards provide useful information to stakeholders?

    In order to assist solving the water needs of the growing population around the world, water and accounting experts have been working to draft Statements of Water Accounting Concepts in Australia. The financial accounting framework and the financial accounting standards are used as a base to draft the Water Accounting Framework. This paper attempts to list and evaluate some of the major ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Standard quality valves available forcompressed gas and welding industry

    Small, medium or large scale industries all can be befitted with unique, innovative and premium quality valves provided by Evergreen Midwest Co. Other products includeregulators,fittings, adapters, cryogenic valves, transfer hoses and accessories. There are various kinds of valves available like the ammonia, CNG, Gate, chlorine valve, check packed, cylinder valves, ...


  • Types of Environmental Standards

    Different kinds of environmental standards can serve quite different purposes in environmental policy. This note outlines these differences Ambient Standards Ambient standards set maximum allowable levels of a pollutant in the receiving medium (air, water and soil). Ambient standards can offer a simple method of establishing priorities since areas (or stream lengths) which ...


  • UV, a bright future for the water industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes.  Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped. Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Water and wastewater treatment for Solar industry

    Solar cells arc manufactured in a complex process thai requires enormous know-how. The objective is to produce panels with a high level of efficiency at low cost. To achieve this, different production processes are used. A fundamental distinction is made between solar cells on the basis of silicon wafers and thin-film cells, in which a special process is used to apply the photovoltaic layer onto ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • A Look at the Impact of Proposed Water Standard to Prevent Legionnaires` Disease

    From the standpoint of water treatment industry experts, failure to prevent legionellosis (or Legionnaires’ Disease) is the most significant water treatment problem today. Essentially every case of the disease is the result of exposure to inadequately managed building watersystems, and both utility and potable water systems can be the source of the hazard (i.e., Legionella bacteria). In ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    For Presentation at the AWT 2011 Convention and Exposition  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. Standard 188P is a “Practices” standard – not a “Design” or ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Setting the standards for headspace sampling by PID

    The responsiveness of PIDs to virtually all VOCs has seen them become the accepted tool for initial site entry assessment, ensuring optimal detection of unknown and often toxic or hazardous chemicals found at hazardous waste sites and chemical emergencies. The speed and accuracy of modern PID equipment means that many worker and community safety concerns during initial and ongoing operations can ...


    By Ion Science

  • Editor’s perspective - solvent cleanup standards

    Risk-assessment science is a critical tenet of the remediation industry, as it is the underlying basis of the majority of cleanup work performed. However, risk-assessment science is, for the most part, poorly understood by a large portion of environmental professionals. Most seasoned professionals understand the basic risk-assessment concepts related to the dose-response and exposure duration ...

  • Water quality improvement of industrial shrimp ponds

    Agriculture has been one of the most major economic sources in Tien Giang province. Because waste generation from ISP process has not been completely controlled, it has affected the water quality seriously. Samples collected at three stages of shrimp ponds and surface water (rivers, canals) were assessed. The results showed that water quality in rivers and canals is contaminated by organic and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sustainable industrial water cycle - a review of the economics and approach

    Studies suggest that only 31% of Europe is thought to have a water supply that is either plentiful or sufficient to meet demands until 2015, and water stress indexes show a number of countries with traditionally wet climates such as Belgium and Bulgaria, under significant water stress. Therefore, there is both a desire and a need to reduce the consumption of water over much of Europe. For ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • LIMS Key to Quality Data Management in Water Industry

    WEFTEC  has just  wrapped up its 2012 conference – the largest meeting of its kind in North America.  The Water Environment Federations’ annual meeting has again delivered comprehensive water quality education and training to thousands of water quality professionals.  The leading discussions at WEFTEC ...

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