Domestic Water Treatment Articles

  • 5 ways to conserve water this winter

    Water conservation is something we harp on during the summertime, but what about during the winter? When the irrigation systems shut down, it’s easy to put conservation on the back burner while indoor water waste continues to occur. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the average person uses 80-100 gallons per day for everything from cooking, to showering and flushing the ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Extension of New York’s Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit

    The New York State Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit has been extended through 2020.  The personal income tax credit, which was initially authorized in 2006, is provided to eligible taxpayers for biodiesel purchases used for residential space and water ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Countering Wastewater Odor Complaints on a Localized Level

    In countless counties and towns throughout the U.S., there are ongoing new stories about wastewater treatment odors negatively impacting nearby residents and businesses. From Sioux City, Iowa to  ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Modeling the effect of weather conditions on urban water demand in multiple network areas: a practical approach to improve monthly and seasonal operation

    The current paper is aimed at studying the influence of weather conditions on urban water consumption using available continuous flow measurements from existing district metered areas (DMA), belonging to different Portuguese water distribution systems. A three-step methodology was followed: Data processing; DMA segmentation in terms of billed consumption and socio-demographic characteristics; ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interview with Christian Schwär in Neue Verpackung

    Interview with Christian Schwär, Sales Manager of OEM Packaging for German-speaking Countries at Nordson Deutschland GmbH, Erkrath "OEMs are becoming more and more global" As a technology market leader in packaging applications with hot melts—for example, in end-of-line applications--US-based ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Moulton niguel water district gets high marks for use of high resolution inspection technology on steel main

    When a critical pipeline in a populated residential area has a high consequence of failure, it makes sense to assess its condition with the highest resolution technology available. That’s the proactive route taken by Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD), which provides water, recycled water and wastewater service to approximately 170,000 people within its service ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Ten Ways to Conserve Water This Holiday Season

    The holiday season is almost here, which to us at WaterSignal means even more opportunities to conserve water! As you gear up for the holidays, save water and money with these ten water saving tips: 1.) Buy recycled paper products: Products made from 100 percent recycled paper require much less water in their manufacturing than those made from virgin paper. 2.) Inspect bathroom ...


    By WaterSignal

  • WaStop Access protects residents in Lewiston NY, USA - Case Study

    Location: Lewiston New York, USA Client: City of Lewiston Problem: The effect of combined sewers (combined wastewater and storm water) and an area prone to flooding from the Niagara River, a section of Upper Mountain Rd in Lewiston New York have experienced repeated flooded basements. On a visit with Jeffery Ritter of the City of Lewiston, Bob ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Ground Source & Underfloor For A Manor House In Herts

    Better Planet was selected to design, supply, install and commission a Ground Source Heat Pump and Underfloor Heating in connection to an ongoing comprehensive renovation of this Manor House in Hertfordshire. Our involvement started with a room by room heat loss calculation allowing us to size the heat pump and design the underfloor heating. We also carried ...


  • Urban domestic water pricing in India and China

    Despite significant differences in political and administrative structures, recent reforms in urban domestic water tariff regimes in India and China have had similar trajectories with important but sometimes nuanced differences. In both countries, there has been a devolution of operational authority to municipal governments and acceptance of greater reliance on cost recovery through user fees. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ‘Big brother, little brothers’: comparing China's and India's transboundary river policies

    Hydro-hegemons can provide both positive and negative forms of leadership, the former leading to cooperative outcomes and the latter to conflict in transboundary river basins. What constrains hydro-hegemons and under what conditions do they cooperate? This paper examines China's and India's hydro-hegemonic behavior, using case studies of the Mekong and the Ganges, respectively. As a positive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Limited effectiveness of household sand filters for removal of arsenic from well water in North Vietnam

    Since well water utilized for domestic purposes in the Red River Delta of North Vietnam has been reported to be polluted by arsenic, barium, iron, and manganese, household sand filters consisting of various components are used. Information regarding the effectiveness of various sand filters for removal of the four toxic elements in well water is limited. In this study, arsenic levels in 13/20 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Residential SSO To High Solids Anaerobic Digestion

    Source separated organics, including kitchen and garden waste, are processed in a dry AD plant. Resulting biomethane is injected into an adjacent natural gas pipeline. Winterthur, a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland, has the country’s sixth largest population, estimated at more than 100,000. In 2011, the City of Winterthur launched a 2050 energy policy to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • At Goulds Water Technology, business means family and family means business - Case Study

    When Seabury S. Gould founded his pump company in the mid-1800s, he knew he had a good thing going. He believed in the material and the design, and he was proud to be the man behind fresh flowing water for the pioneers opening the West, the farmers in the East and the plantations down South. What Gould didn’t know, and ...

  • Improvement and prediction of OSA system performance in sludge reduction through integration with thermal and mechanical treatment

    The oxic–settling–anoxic (OSA) process is one of the sludge production reduction methods in the activated sludge process. In this method, sludge is stored in an anaerobic tank within the sludge return line before entrance into an aeration tank. Due to this method's flexibility in application to operating treatment plants and not being energy-consuming, its application is developing. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Should I insulate my condensate units’ receiver?

    This issue is not addressed in Xylem Domestic Pump and Hoffman Pump product manuals, factory recommendations or Little Red School House steam system application and sizing guides. Some installations require insulation for safety. Otherwise, it’s a matter of choice based on system design and your understanding of the strengths, limitations and use of products in the system. ...

  • The challenge: Tackling the problem of microorganisms and pesticides - Case Study

    As published in this months WET News....Conventional treatment are effective at removing Cryptosporidium, but there are inherent weaknesses in the technologies. atg’s Barry Hopton reveals all. The Challenge “The disinfection of public water supplies is a statutory requirement in England and Wales. Water supplied for domestic or food production purposes ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Optimization of operation conditions for domestic sewage treatment using a sequencing batch biofilm filter

    A sequencing batch biofilm filter (SBBF) was applied to treat domestic sewage. The bioreactor consisted of fibrous filler in the upper part and ceramsite filter media in the lower part. The impacts of the most important factors including dissolved oxygen (DO), water temperature and hydraulic retention time (HRT) were evaluated on contaminants removal during the operation of the SBBF. Changes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Xylem pumps chosen for the biggest shopping mall in the Nordic region - Case Study

    When the time came to select the pumps for the Mall of Scandinavia, high operational reliability and superior efficiency were two of the key parameters. Around 200 Xylem in-line pumps are now helping to handle the supply of heating, cooling and domestic hot water to all areas of the giant installation. Located in Stockholm, Solna, the Mall of Scandinavia is the biggest shopping centre in ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • Domestic wastewater treatment with a decentralized, simple technology biomass concentrator reactor

    A new type of membrane-like aerobic reactor initially designed for the degradation of hydrocarbon-derived groundwater contaminants was tested for treating domestic wastewater. The biomass concentrator reactor (BCR) consists of an enclosed, aerated tank containing a graded filtration medium with the function of solids separation, and was previously used to treat industrial wastewaters ...


    By IWA Publishing

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