water treatment professional Articles

  • AQUATECH CHINA 2013

    2013 AQUATECH CHINA Shanghai Int’l Wastewater Treatment Show Brochure   Exhibition Highlights: 2013 AQUATECH CHINA Shanghai Int’l Wastewater Treatment Show will create the most efficient trading platform for companies through independent area of 25,000㎡totaling ...


  • Oil refinery reduces energy consumption with a Culligan Solution

    Challenge A major petroleum refinery was looking to replace a hot lime softener. Naturally occurring minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Silica can cause scale in steam boilers and other types of equipment used in refinery operations. Scale deposits in steam boilers con reduce equipment efficiency and increase energy, chemical, disposal and maintenance costs. Hot lime softening is a ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Getting back to basics: What is pH?

    Getting back to basics: What is pH? The most used measure in wastewater treatment, and for good reasons The “potential of hydrogen” or “pH” is the measure of free hydrogen activity in water and thereby indicative of the measure of its free acidity or free alkalinity. Gauged on a numeric scale of 0-14, solutions with a pH of less than 7.0 are acids. ...


  • Pump metering wastewater chemicals operationally effective and cost efficient

    Pumps are the heart of wastewater treatment systems and pump metering chemicals is critically imperative to required wastewater treatment! Different types of pumps are designed for unique wastewater treatment pump applications. Centrifugal pumps are used for general wastewater pumping. Positive Displacement pumps are used for pumping heavier solids. Chemical Metering Pumps are used for pump ...

  • Peracetic Acid – is it an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Chlorine?

     ABSTRACT Concerns with chlorine disinfection have led to investigation of alternative disinfectants for use in the environmental arena. Are there environmentally safe alternatives to chlorine? Is peracetic acid one among these? Peracetic acid is one among several chemicals that have been touted as a replacement in recent years. Peracetic acid is very effective in killing bacteria, ...

  • Power Plant Improves Operating Efficiency with Culligan Matrix Solutions

    Challenge A large chemical manufacture was challenged with boiler tube failures in its power plant, resulting in costly repairs and down time. The boiler tube failures were a result of the incoming water quality to the power plant. Until recently, the boiler make-up water was treated with a combination of carbon media filtration and softening. As a result less than 50% of condensate was ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • An Integrated Philosophy for the Use of Technology to Attract, Develop, and Reatain Technical Talent: Perspectives of a Young Professionaly and Senior Consultants

    ABSTRACTDespite company dynamics, an integral facet to the growth of both small and international engineering consulting firms is the development of junior staff to fill future leadership roles. International consulting engineering corporations provide young professionals (YPs) in the engineering community an opportunity to participate in unique projects that have substantial capital. Therefore, ...

  • Human infection with the Cryptosporidium rabbit genotype

    Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite which causes the gastrointestinal disease cryptosporidiosis. This is characterised mainly by watery diarrhoea and abdominal pain and lasting for a couple of weeks. In immunocompromised individuals, the disease can be more severe andeven fatal. Cryptosporidium oocysts are shed in the faeces of infected individuals and infection usually occurs through ...


    By TCS Biosciences Ltd

  • Wastewater Reuse and Minimisation: Weatherall Smash Repairs

     Weatherall Smash Repairs took the initiative on cleaner production because the owner and staff wanted to help the environment. They’ve been rewarded with savings that will grow as water and disposal costs continue to increase, gains in productivity, and a future marketing advantage. They may also be able to sell the water recycling system they have developed, giving a further financial ...


  • Who Says Charity has to Cost Money?

    It is a rare and delightful occurrence when altruistic motives and the quest for profit coincide in such a way that following one begets the other.  The reuse and recycling of waste water is just such a project, especially in industrial applications replacing municipal potable drinking water supplies.  When one considers the fact that more than a billion people in the world are without ...

  • Culligan application brief food & beverage - a sustainable approach from Culligan Matrix Solutions

    Challenge A major beverage plant was looking to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment while meeting the water treatment challenges at its facility. The sustainability goals of the facility included reducing water usage ond energy costs associated with its operations. Until recently, the facility was using city water in its utility process. The company was looking ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Together we can get the lead out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle is the protection of public health -- voted unanimously on March 7 to forge on a path toward the removal of all lead service lines. ...

  • How Arsenic Biological Filtration Systems Can Improve Your Life

    Water is the foundation of human existence. It’s used for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and most importantly, drinking. Unfortunately, water is often dirty and contaminated, especially when it’s pulled from groundwater sources and wells. Since many cities have been shown to have low-grade drinking water, concern has increased about water quality. Many people are wondering if their water ...

  • Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice

    NGWA recently published Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, a guidance document on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Association published the PFAS guidance document to assist members and other groundwater professionals who may be tasked with investigating the transport pathways and extent of PFAS in groundwater and surface water, assessing potential risks to ...

  • Kroff Chemical Company Continues Growth with Two New Appointments

    Kroff, Inc., one of the fastest-growing water treatment companies in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of two individuals to Kroff Chemical Company, Inc., a division of Kroff, Inc., that provides custom-blended ...


    By Kroff, Inc.

  • Case study – oil removal from central collection basin

    Customer Profile: Largest manufacturer of newspaper stock and toilet tissue in Toronto, Canada using recycled paper as the primary ingredient in their production process.  Customer collects paper, newsprint and magazines from “blue boxes” and other sources throughout Ontario Province.  Customer separates the paper collected and makes recycled paper ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • U.S. desalination industry grows since 2000; seen as essential to meeting supply needs

    With supplies of clean water becoming more scarce in certain areas and demand increasing, desalination is on the rise in the United States, water professionals told BNA. Half again as many municipal desalination plants were built between 2000 and 2010 as were built in the preceding three decades, according to research by water sector consultant Mike Mickley that was published in 2012 in the IDA ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Remove contaminated soil - Duns

    Remove Contaminated Soil & Treat Ground Waters Client: Lothian Borders & Angus Co-op Consultant: Wren & Bell Challenge: Remove contaminated soils and tanks from a former petrol station. Applied technology: Excavate, haulage and disposal Remediation ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Safeguarding the provision of ecosystem services in catchment systems

    A narrow technocentric focus on a few favoured ecosystem services (generally provisioning services) has led to ecosystem degradation globally, including catchment systems and their capacities to support human wellbeing. Increasing recognition of the multiple benefits provided by ecosystems is slowly being translated into policy and some areas of practice, though there remains a significant ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • TDS: `The Done Sale`

    Many Americans have at least some concern that their tap water is problematic, yet they don’t know where to begin. The TDS, or total dissolved solids, meter can be the first step in determining if there’s a problem. The term TDS has long been well-known in the water treatment industry, yet still has not penetrated the mass consumer market. However, by hearing your brief explanation, ...


    By HM Digital, Inc.

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