water quality analysis tool Articles

  • Topological clustering as a tool for planning water quality monitoring in water distribution networks

    Topological clustering was explored as a tool for water supply utilities in preparation of monitoring and contamination contingency plans. A complex water distribution network model of Copenhagen, Denmark, was simplified by topological clustering into recognizable water movement patterns to: (1) identify steady clusters for a part of the network where an actual contamination has occurred; (2) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drinking water quality monitoring using trend analysis

    One of the common quality parameters for drinking water is residual aluminium. High doses of residual aluminium in drinking water or water used in the food industry have been proved to be at least a minor health risk or even to increase the risk of more serious health effects, and cause economic losses to the water treatment plant. In this study, the trend index is developed from scaled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) as a Tool for Water Quality Management

    Whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing has evolved into a critical element of many National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued to both industrial and municipal dischargers. Over 6,500 dischargers to both fresh and salt waters are required to conduct toxicity tests to determine if their effluent might be potentially toxic to organisms in the receiving system. While ...


    By AECOM

  • TOC Analysis: The Best Tool in a Drinking Water Facility`s Toolbox

    Total organic carbon (TOC) has become an important water quality analysis tool for drinking water plants in recent years due to its link to disinfection byproducts (DBPs). TOC alone is not harmful, but upon its reaction with a disinfectant can produce harmful byproducts. However, TOC’s relevance in drinking water ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • CProb: a computational tool for conducting conditional probability analysis

    Conditional probability is the probability of observing one event given that another event has occurred. In an environmental context, conditional probability helps to assess the association between an environmental contaminant (i.e., the stressor) and the ecological condition of a resource (i.e., the response). These analyses, when combined with controlled experiments and other methodologies, ...

  • Better tools for fast and convenient Patulin analysis

    Analytical Standards and New SupelMIP SPE Cartridges The mycotoxin patulin is often found in rotten apples. It is mostly produced by Aspergillus, Penicillium and Byssochlamys and shows a variety of short-term and long-term effects in animal studies, ranging from gastrointestinal problems and neurotoxicity to genotoxicity and teratogenicity. Therefore, many countries set limits for patulin ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment

    The book attempts to covers the main fields of water quality issues presenting case studies in various countries concerning the physicochemical characteristics of surface and groundwaters and possible pollution sources as well as methods and tools for the evaluation of water quality status. This book is divided into two sections: Statistical Analysis of Water Quality Data;Water Quality Monitoring ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Early warning of changing drinking water quality by trend analysis

    Monitoring and control of water treatment plants play an essential role in ensuring high quality drinking water and avoiding health-related problems or economic losses. The most common quality variables, which can be used also for assessing the efficiency of the water treatment process, are turbidity and residual levels of coagulation and disinfection chemicals. In the present study, the trend ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Principles for the application of the cost-effectiveness analysis in water quality sector

    Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) provides useful information for the cost and the environmental effectiveness of alternative management options in realising a given environmental goal. The purpose of this paper is to present factors that could be considered essential for the identification of the most cost-effective combination of the measures for water quality management. The reviewed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of agricultural pollution by flood flow impact on water quality in a reservoir using a three-dimensional water quality model

    This study presents the Yuqiao Reservoir Water Quality Model (YRWQM), a three-dimensional hydrodynamic and water quality model of the Yuqiao reservoir, China. The YRWQM was developed under the environmental fluid dynamics code (EFDC) model and was calibrated and verified to hydrodynamic and water quality data, using two sets of observed data from January 1 to December 31, 2006 and from May 1 to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of a GIS-based decision support tool and assessment of Nile River water quality

    The objective of this paper is to develop and present a GIS-based and software tool capable of data management, data visualisation, and data analysis. The developed software is proved to be a good tool in the initial assessment of the quality status of the Nile river water quality. In addition a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was fully designed and implemented to make the GIS tool very easy and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring Tools for Watershed Assessments

     Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has designed and implemented a watershed-based monitoring program with the San Diego County Copermittees. The monitoring program includes three elements: Mass Loading Station (MLS) Monitoring, Stream Bioassessment Monitoring, and Ambient Bay and Lagoon Monitoring. The core program includes the collection and analysis of stormwater runoff during three storm ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Multi-variable sensitivity and identifiability analysis for a complex environmental model in view of integrated water quantity and water quality modeling

    Environmental models are often over-parameterized. A sensitivity analysis can identify influential model parameters for, e.g. the parameter estimation process, model development, research prioritization and so on. This paper presents the results of an extensive study of the Latin-Hypercube–One-factor-At-a-Time (LH-OAT) procedure applied to the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The LH-OAT is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advanced Water Quality Techniques Course

    Abstract:The development of a strategic water quality monitoring program is based on prioritizing risks to public safety and economic reality. The development of global standardized methods and protocols for automated water quality monitoring would facilitate international communication of water quality information and comparison of standardized methods and protocols. The three primary methods ...


  • Multivariate analysis and visualization of soil quality data for no-till systems

    To evidence the multidimensionality of the soil quality concept, we propose the use of data visualization as a tool for exploratory data analyses, model building, and diagnostics. Our objective was to establish the best edaphic indicators for assessing soil quality in four no-till systems with regard to functioning as a medium for crop production and nutrient cycling across two Illinois ...

  • Water quality assessment of a polluted urban river

    Urban rivers in Latin America are heavily impacted by human activities that affect their functions and services. This paper shows the results of a water quality assessment for the Reconquista River, the second most polluted urban river in Argentina. They allowed the identification of the main processes of transport of pollutants and the prioritisation of different areas of the basin for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A hydrodynamic water quality model for propagation of pollutants in rivers

    Numerical modelling can be a useful tool to assess a receiving water body's quality state. Indeed, the use of mathematical models in river water quality management has become a common practice to show the cause-effect relationship between emissions and water body quality and to design as well as assess the effectiveness of mitigation measures. In the present study, a hydrodynamic river water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The need for specialized statistical software for ground-water analysis

    Peer-reviewed guidance documents for the statistical analysis of ground-water monitoring data have been available for years, from the US EPA and from other bodies such as state Departments of Environmental Quality and ASTM. The truth, however, is that many of the statistical requirements are not being enforced by state regulators, with the result that statistics — where performed at all ...


    By Sanitas Technologies

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • For a successful finish, you need to start with the right tools

    Proper tool selection and pre-planning helps minimize mistakes When Brian Kenkel decided the time was right to start his own business, there were several underground drilling contractors already firmly established. Having been involved with horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for several years before he and two business partners founded Hurk Underground, based in Grinnell, Iowa, ...


    By Vermeer

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