Water Quality Monitoring Articles

  • LG Sonic to automatically predict algal blooms

    LG Sonic will make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further develop the software algorithm which will make it possible to predict algal blooms based on water quality data automatically. Furthermore, it will provide detailed information about the intensity and the impact of the algal bloom on the ecosystem of the water body. The updated algorithm will be implemented in LG Sonic’s ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Validation of Salt Water Disposal Well Treatment Plants with Handheld Oil in Water Sample Analyzer

    Salt Water Disposal (SWD) well operators often dispose a substantial volume of oil inadvertently when injecting salt water, thereby losing the opportunity to sell the oil on the market and potentially reducing the ability to inject water in the well. Injection facilities are typically operated with minimal instrumentation or system optimization, which means the operators don't know how much, or ...

  • Ultrapure Water for Determination of Toxic Elements in Environmental Analyses

    Abstract In this paper the importance of reagent water quality for toxic element environmental analyses is discussed, and the suitability of fresh ultrapure water produced using Merck water purification systems for ICP-OES and ICP-MS trace element analyses in environmental laboratories is demonstrated. Key words or phrases Trace elements, metals, toxic ...

  • The Water Quality Association comes to Denver

    Purolite representatives from Canada as well as the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States spent a few days in Denver to support the Water Quality Association (WQA) at their annual meeting. The WQA has been holding this event for its members for more than many decades and Purolite has been a part of the exhibition floor for several years. Visitors from across the globe were in ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Water quality testing: solutions from catchment to waste

    Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.1Clean water is an essential part of daily life, from catchment all the way through to wastewater treatment, therefore analysis ...

  • Algae control in Auckland Dam - Case Study

    Five solar-powered algae control systems where installed in the Lower Nihotupu Dam in Auckland, New Zealand to reduce the levels of blue-green algae. The project started in December 2016 and so far, the project appeared to be of great success with the blue-green algae count over summer 90 per cent less than the previous year. The Challenge: Reduce Blue-green Algae Count The ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Why 2017 is LG Sonic’s best year yet

    2017 was another successful year for LG Sonic. The company’s revenue grew for the fifth consecutive year and with new MPC-Buoy installations in Belgium, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Peru and United States, LG Sonic is now running MPC-Buoy algae control projects in more than 17 countries worldwide. Next year will see the introduction of MPC-Lab, this system will combine the most innovative ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Sodium hypochlorite dosage for household and emergency water treatment: updated recommendations

    Household water treatment with chlorine can improve the microbiological quality of household water and reduce diarrheal disease. We conducted laboratory and field studies to inform chlorine dosage recommendations. In the laboratory, reactors of varying turbidity (10–300 NTU) and total organic carbon (0–25 mg/L addition) were created, spiked with Escherichia coli, and dosed with 3.75 mg/L ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • DelAgua Case Study - GVC in Lebanon

    GVC are a non-governmental, secular and independent organisation, founded in 1971. They are active all over the world carrying out development aid projects. The flow of refugees to Lebanon has increased the population by 25% and, as a consequence, the demand for water. GVC is helping to ensure a reliable and sustainable supply of water ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • How to identify issues in water quality

    Water quality can mean different things to different people and therefore depends on what standard of quality one is looking for, for example, water may be fine for fish to live in but lack the quality required for human consumption. To measure the quality of water accurately, tests are carried out to identify several key indicators. These characteristics are then compared ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • AWWA releases new manual, M68 Water Quality in Distribution Systems

    The American Water Works Association has released a new manual, ...

  • Sample preparation is the key to quality analysis with a laser analyser

    Sample preparation is the most important step of any chemical analysis. To get the best results with any elemental alloy analyser regardless of the technology, the sample must be clean before taking a measurement. Otherwise the results are always compromised at least to some extent. The effect of dirty surfaces will vary and some technologies are more forgiving to sample surface conditions than ...

  • Viruses in the environment – presence and diversity of bacteriophage and enteric virus populations in the Umhlangane River, Durban, South Africa

    Due to the continued persistence of waterborne viral-associated infections, the presence of enteric viruses is a concern. Notwithstanding the health implications, viral diversity and abundance is an indicator of water quality declination in the environment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of viruses (bacteriophage and enteric viruses) in a highly polluted, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pilot of BACTcontrol at Aigües de Barcelona - Case Study

    MicroLAN just started (Febr. 2017) to work under WP10 of Aquavalens with Aigües de Barcelona and CETaqua. This WP aims to obtain data on the occurrence of waterborne pathogens in different water types and implement and test the microbiological methods and tools for risk management in large water systems. The team consists of: Claudia Puigdomenech Serra David Baquero ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Precise Temperature Control assures High Quality Steel

    Process monitoring during continuous casting using special ratio-pyrometers and thermal imagers from LumaSense Today’s increasing quality standards and higher energy costs demand more accurate and consistent temperature control in every step of the steel making process. Steel manufacturing consists of high temperature manufacturing steps that use significant amounts of energy. Processes ...


    By LumaSense Technologies, Inc.

  • Spatiotemporal variation of bacterial water quality and the relationship with pasture land cover

    Pathogens are a major cause of water quality impairment and public health concern world-wide. In the United States, each state is tasked with developing water quality standards (WQS) to protect the designated use(s) of waterbodies. Several streams in the Illinois River Watershed in northwest Arkansas are currently listed as impaired due to elevated levels of pathogens. Our objective was to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Waters 2017 Food Testing Application Notes Booklet

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in the global food supply

    Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and environmental regulations, ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Policy recommendation for drinking water supply cross-border networking in the Adriatic region

    Cross-border water resources and drinking water supply management are among the basic concerns for almost all Adriatic Sea countries. Adopting measures such as developing common methodologies, tools and techniques addressing water quality and quantity issues, water losses and pricing policies is a top priority. Regarding the harmonization of procedures and legislative framework, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Are long-held beliefs and taboos on recycled water reducing in Southern Africa?1

    A sample of 1,114 households in three countries located in the Limpopo River Basin was surveyed to investigate willingness to use (WTU) and willingness to pay (WTP) for different quality attributes of recycled water. The results indicate that 36% of the households are willing to use recycled water for potable uses and only 70% are willing to use it for non-potable use such as gardening. WTU ...


    By IWA Publishing

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