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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • EPA Releases Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This robust, online mapping tool provides the public, water system operators, state programs, and federal agencies with critical information to help them safeguard the sources of America’s drinking water. DWMAPS allows users to learn about their watershed ...

  • California Board Proposes Ways to Protect Ocean Life, Water Quality During Desalinization

    The California State Water Resources Control Board has released proposed amendments to the state's ocean plan that addresses desalination facility intakes and brine discharges. Generally, desalination plants remove salts from saltwater and brackish water to produce freshwater for municipal uses. The main environmental impacts associated with desalination facilities are marine life ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Chinese Environmental Protection Equipment Industry Research Report

    This report presents a clear picture about the overall development of environmental protection equipment market in China and the trend in recent years based on detailed data analysis. This report includes the analysis on the environmental protection equipment market size and market share in China, the study on major hot areas in this market, introduction of key data and the comparison of major 10 ...


  • China Environmental Protection Equipment Market Analysis

    This report presents a clear picture about the overall development of environmental protection equipment market in China and the trend in recent years based on detailed data analysis. This report includes the analysis on the environmental protection equipment market size and market share in China, the study on major hot areas in this market, introduction of key data and the comparison of major 10 ...


  • EPA to open public comment on proposed standards to protect aquatic ecosystems

    Today, as required by the Clean Water Act and pursuant to a settlement agreement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing for public comment standards to protect billions of fish and other aquatic organisms drawn each year into cooling water systems at large power plants and factories. The proposal, based on Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, would establish a common sense ...

  • Heat exchanger monitoring and protection using UV fluorescence technology

    Fluorescence oil in water measurement technology uses ultraviolet and near ultraviolet light to cause the chemicals in various oils, fuels and heat transfer fluids to fluoresce. Fluorescence is the emission of light energy from molecules that are excited by the UV light. Fluorescence is a well known and understood measurement technology that is specific to oils and fuels or specific dyes and ...

  • 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.

  • Modified discharge permit for Kendall Station Power Plant in Cambridge, mass. significantly advances protections for Charles River (MA)

    A new water discharge permit for the Kendall Cogeneration Station power plant in Cambridge, Mass. will significantly increase protections for ecological health and recreational water uses of the lower Charles River and Boston Harbor by requiring the plant to reduce its heat discharge and water withdrawal by approximately 95 percent, and closely monitoring river temperatures to ensure that even ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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.

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