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  • Update on the cooling water intake structures proposed rule

    In response to requests from stakeholders and to encourage additional public comment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for the cooling water intake structures proposed rule. This change will not affect EPA’s schedule for issuing a final rule by July 27, 2012. This proposed rule, based on Section 316 (b) of the Clean ...

  • Water intake protection using fluorescence monitors

    The protection of municipal drinking water producers and industrial plants water intakes from oil and hydrocarbon contamination has long been a problem for users of rivers, lakes and oceans.  Potential pollution sources include ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, local surface traffic accidents with fuel spills, upstream industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling ...

  • Protect sea-water intakes from oil using turner oil in water monitors

    The protection of Desalination Plants, Open Loop Cooling Water Intakes, Seafood Processing Plants and other seawater users is a special problem during an oil spill or other marine accident. Potential pollution sources include crude oil drilling and production, ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, and other industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling water discharges. Low ...

  • NRDC: New EPA Water Intake Rule Too Weak, Fails to Protect Aquatic Life

    The Environmental Protection Agency today, following decades of litigation, issued a final rule that falls far short of what’s needed to protect fish and other aquatic life from being killed by the cooling system water intakes at electric power plants and large factories, the Natural Resources Defense Council said. NRDC and other conservation groups objected to rules when they were first ...

  • Citing impact of shutdown, EPA postpones issuing final rule on cooling water intake

    The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay issuing until Nov. 20 a final rule to require more than 1,000 power plants and industrial facilities to obtain Clean Water Act permits for their cooling water intake structures, citing the government shutdown in October as a force beyond its control. Under a 2010 legal agreement with Riverkeeper, an environmental advocacy group, the EPA was ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • PetroSentry - The Early Warning Hydrocarbon Monitor For Salt Water Intakes Now Available For Immediate Delivery

    They say that oil and water do not mix; but when they do you need to know about it! TPH intrusions can cause serious problems if not caught early. PetroSentry is designed to provide you with the time to take corrective action and avoid serious damage or expensive corrective actions. Easy to install, easy to maintain- interfaces with many commercial loggers and controllers. and now with internet ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • EPA Finalizes Standards to Protect Fish, Aquatic Life from Cooling Water Intakes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized standards to protect billions of fish and other aquatic life drawn each year into cooling water systems at large power plants and factories. This final rule is required by the Clean Water Act to address site-specific challenges, and establishes a common sense framework, putting a premium on public input and flexibility for facilities ...

  • Power Plants Ask Federal Appeals Court To Review EPA Cooling Water Intake Rule

    A coalition of power plants has joined Entergy Corp. in asking an appellate court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule regulating cooling water intake structures at more than 1,000 factories and power plants. In a Sept. 5 petition, the Utility Water Act Group (UWAG) and Entergy asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to review the final cooling water intake ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Power Restored to Middlesex Water Company's Intake, Cautious Optimism Regarding Sustained Power Reliability; Water Pressures Slowly Rising, Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect

    Primary power was restored to Middlesex Water Company's intake in New Brunswick, NJ at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning. Water pressures can be expected to slowly increase over the next 8 hours assuming electric power can be sustained. Tap water may initially appear cloudy, this is harmless and is simply the result of excess air in the water mains resulting from the initial loss of water ...


    By Marketwire

  • Floating Oil on Water Sensor

    One of our favourite products (and a firm client favourite too!) is the OilTechw² FLT oil on water sensor. A few months ago we did a case study on Northern Ireland Water and their intake protection using our clever sensors, which ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Clean cooling water to a nuclear plant

    Kopar is to modify fine bar screens at Fortum Loviisa nuclear plant. Kopar received an order from Fortum Power and Heat Oy's Loviisa Power Plant. The scope of the purchase is modernisation of the fine bar screens at the raw water intake station of plant unit no 2. The Loviisa nuclear power plant consists of two plant units, Loviisa 1 and Loviisa 2. The plant units generate a combined eight ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Water contamination detector

    A contamination event at a UK water pumping station was successfully detected by the Chelsea Technologies FASTtracka II system. The event was automatically detected using the FASTtracka II, Fast Repetition Rate (FRR) chlorophyll a fluorometer combined with a novel Red, Amber, Green (RAG) algorithm, which has been developed to provide continuous, real-time protection for water supplies at the ...

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...

  • Manufacturing water footprint

    Siemens Technology Ltd has published a short article on Water OnLine describing their Top 5 Tips to reduce water footprint in industry. Tips include carefully monitoring water use, treating water as a valuable resource, recycling and reusing where possible and reducing consumption. Audit your water usage: review all the sources of water use within your plant from intake to discharge. Don"t limit ...

  • Congresses on water use and re-use

    Two conferences will be held from 13th to 16th June 2010 in Oviedo (Spain): the 7th Anque's International Congress, themed Integral Water Cycle: Present and Future - A Shared Commitment, and the mid-term Aquafit4Use conference. The Anque's International Congress will offer a forum for ...

  • Water Conserving Self Cleaning Filter

    Englewood, NJ -- ORIVAL, Inc. released four new filters in its ORG-Series. One new 4 inch, two new 6 inch automatic self-cleaning filters and a new 8 inch unit bring the series to eight models designed specifically to conserve rinse water. The vertical design of the ORG Series minimizes the footprint while maximizing screen area to provide efficient solids removal with fewer cleaning cycles. ...


    By Orival, Inc.

  • Meet the Partech Water Instruments Distributor!

    Each month we’ve been introducing you to one of our distributors—this month we spoke to Christophe at C2Plus in France. Hi Christophe! How long have you been affiliated with Partech? We’ve been associated with Partech for three years now, but we had connections for over 15 years as Mobrey France. We ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • B & V Water develops revolutionary alternative water supply system

    One of the UK's largest water treatment companies has developed a revolutionary system which enables companies to tap into alternative water supplies while reducing their costs and their impact on their environment. The system, created by multi million turnover and double award winning B & V Water Treatment, enables access to non potable water for industrial processes, thus conserving ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • Missouri American Water Completes Major Water System Improvement in Jefferson City

    Missouri American Water marked the completion of an $11 million water system improvement project in Jefferson City this week with a ceremonial start-up of the new pumps. Jefferson City Mayor Eric Struemph launched ribbon-cutting fireworks at the December 19th community event. The fireworks were coordinated by Dr. Paul Worsey of the Missouri University of Science ...


    By American Water

  • PepsiCo releases inaugural water report

    PepsiCo, Inc., one of the world's largest food and beverage businesses, today published its inaugural water report detailing the company's efforts to conserve and replenish water use in its operations and expand access to clean water across the globe. The release of the report, titled "Water Stewardship: Good for Business. Good for Society." coincides with PepsiCo's participation in Stockholm ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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