Water & Wastewater Articles

  • Oil and grease in waste water

    Determination of oil and grease in waste water according to Standard Methods AWWA 5520 This Application Note describes the extraction and determination of oil and grease from waste water samples following Standard Methods 5520 part D (Soxhlet Extraction Method). “Oil and grease” is defined as any material recovered as a substance soluble in the solvent. Therefore, compounds ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

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

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

  • Spain - Copper’ recovery from plastic, 3000 kg/h input - Case Study

    Customer: Josè Jareno Country: Spain Machinery: LINE Double Guidetti line composed by 2 refiners Turbo625/4 and 2 separators Robi151, with production up to 1200 kg/h, to totally recover all the copper present in the plastic waste after cables’ recycling processes. Indicated for all working plants of the competition ...


    By Guidetti Recycling S.r.l.

  • Green Walls: The New Wall-Y Technical Manual Is Online

    The Wall-Y Technical Manual is now available on our website, with updated data and a new graphic design. A useful tool to have all the technical specifications of our product and the prescriptions to correctly design systems for vertical green walls. ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Five principles of uncertainty for modelers discussed in November-December issue of Groundwater

    If you’re a member of the NGWA Scientists and Engineers Section, you will soon receive your copy of the November-December 2017 of Groundwater®, an issue brimming with a wide range of topics. In his Guest Editorial, Randall J. Hunt offers five principles of uncertainty for groundwater modelers. He argues that uncertainty must ...

  • A Closer Look | NOV 2017 Sebright Products with Gary Brinkman

    Sebright Products, a family owned and operated company, got its start in 1984, according to Gary Brinkmann, the company’s director of multinational sales. At the beginning, the company built compactors. Now, it’s “one of the most innovative manufacturers of waste and recycling equipment in the entire world,” Brinkman said. “We are a solution designer that ...


    By Sebright Products, Inc.

  • Incoming NGWA president shares goals in November Water Well Journal

    The incoming president of NGWA is featured in a profile in the November 2017 issue of Water Well Journal®. David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, vice president of Bergerson-Caswell Inc. in Maple Plain, Minnesota, will become president of NGWA’s Board of Directors at Groundwater Week 2017, December 5-7 in Nashville, Tennessee. The article “ ...

  • A Checklist To Keeping Your Control Valves In Good Health

    Don’t let your valves flat-line! Learn how to properly examine your ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • What is a Syringe Pump?

    A syringe pump is a type of infusion pump originally developed to help administer drugs to patients in a controlled manner. Early attempts to construct infusion pumps were made in the 19th century. However, the first infusion device was introduced in the 1950s to be used in chemotherapy. In the 1970s, the development of ambulatory infusion technology enabled the pumps to be used in research; ...


    By Chemyx Inc

  • Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) handheld analysers are both compact, easy-to-use and fast. Materials can be identified at the pull of a trigger. It’s that simple. Often, cost is a key factor in the decision making process, especially when it comes to thinking about overheads long-term. When both products are comparably priced and have a similar ...

  • Types of Water Treatment Systems

    There are different types of water treatment systems, and knowing the difference between them can help you make an informed decision on just what type of treatment you’ll need for your water. There is no best water treatment system that will meet everyone’s needs—each system has its benefits and deficiencies. Here are a few ...

  • Reasons You Should Invest in an Arsenic Water Treatment System

    In many areas of the U.S., the element arsenic makes its way into the water supply. This element can have adverse health effects. Although it’s rare that it shows up in large enough concentrations to be fatal, it can still cause problems and should be eliminated. Health Effects Many studies have been done to determine the specific effects of consuming water ...

  • Seminar on Capillary Electrophoresis for the determination of inorganic cations and anions in Thailand demonstrates the benefits of CE method

    In the beginning of October, Lumex Instruments held the hands-on training on Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) in Thailand for our users and potential clients. This event was organized together with our distributor CE Combination and involved presentation of CE method and demonstration of Lumex Instruments ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter is a device that measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. There are several water flow meter technologies to choose from depending on the water measurement application, maintenance requirements, and budgetary terms.  Each of these types of water flow meters has a unique principle of operation, specific application benefits, and overall ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 5 Reasons to Use Eductor Systems for Complex Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation of dams and levees present complex geotechnical conditions. Contractors require dry, safe and stable working environments in order to carry out an effective rehabilitation project. As our national dam and levee infrastructure ages, the pressure to stabilize construction sites and lower costs will rise. Eductor systems provide a safe, cost-effective dewatering solution for these ...

  • 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 ...

  • Harmful Effects of Arsenic on Human Health

    Arsenic can pose a serious risk to your health. It is very important to detect any traces of it and have it removed from your water as soon as possible. Detecting any potential arsenic contamination in your water can ensure that you have a fresh, trustworthy supply to drink from. If you don’t, these are some of the health risks you could experience. Skin Changes ...

  • Meeting Water Needs With Desalination

    As demand for fresh water increases, communities look to the sea and to previously unusable aquifers With the world’s population consuming water in record amounts and water scarcity causing a host of geopolitical and humanitarian problems, technology can be harnessed to help meet the demand. One increasingly important solution ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • How to Choose the Right Biological Water Filtration System

    There are many different biological treatments of water available. They’re all similar in a number of ways, but share key differences in the specific ways the water is filtered. This article is an informative breakdown of all the different biological water treatment systems that are available and how they ...

  • Anaerobic Digestion Reduces Microplastics in Sludge

    Anaerobic digestion can help remove microplastics — a large cause of water pollution — during the sewage treatment process Microplastics, or tiny fragments of plastic, include microbeads, the plastic pellets present in thousands of household and personal care products, including toothpaste, cosmetics, and beauty scrubs. They also include fragments from the breakdown of anything in our ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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