Water Reservoirs Articles

  • Reservoir Management - Online Oil-In-Water Monitor - Case Study

    Background Older generation online oil-in-water (OiW) monitors may suffer from fouling of optics due to scales, soaps, emulsions, sludge, etc., resulting in inaccurate (usually low) concentrations. New generation OiW monitors: Yield more accurate O  iW concentrations Improve accuracy of the OiW measurements, allowing operators to optimize water ...

  • Weir Maintenance Tips and Tricks

    devices are self-cleaning and require very little maintenance. However, in some applications, measuring flow with a weir is a much better choice. While weirs are also very accurate, they do require regular maintenance in order to function properly. If you’ve never had to perform weir maintenance before, you should learn about a few of the most common maintenance tasks and their ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Applications of the anarchic society optimization (ASO) algorithm for optimizing operations of single and continuous multi-reservoir systems

    To address water resources-related management issues, different evolutionary and heuristic algorithms have been developed in recent years. In this paper, a new algorithm is introduced for optimizing the operation of reservoir systems. Specifically, the anarchic society optimization (ASO) algorithm is applied to solve water resources management problems for the first time. In these problems, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Detection of Giardia intestinalis in water samples collected from natural water reservoirs and wells in northern and north-eastern Poland using LAMP, real-time PCR and nested PCR

    Giardia intestinalis is a protozoan parasite, transmitted to humans and animals by the faecal–oral route, mainly through contaminated water and food. Knowledge about the distribution of this parasite in surface water in Poland is fragmentary and incomplete. Accordingly, 36 environmental water samples taken from surface water reservoirs and wells were collected in Pomerania and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water mixing in waste lagoons

    Man-made lagoons have been used worldwide for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater, it seems, forever. All waste lagoons were first designed and thoughtfully planned considering their locations, soil makeup, and waste reduction processes prior to being implemented. The biological process of organic waste reduction is always a consideration of waste lagoon designs. There are three ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • The rehabilitation of 43 year old waste lagoons

    In 1967 the City of Concordia, MO built a segmented lagoon system to handle the small town’s waste requirements. The main industry in Concordia is a Tyson renderings plant, and the lagoon system was designed to also handle that plant’s final waste and water polishing requirements. The lagoon system was a relatively standard design, consisting of an 18.7 acre primary lagoon, a 5.6 acre ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • The elimination of fecal coliforms and e. coli in lagoons

    Many horse racetracks throughout the world are designed to drain water from the track into a lagoon that is located in the infield of the track. Due to the track being predominantly used for horse racing, there is a high amount of fecal coliform, especially of the Escherichia coli species, bacteria in the water that drains from the track. During the racing season, fecal coliform and E. coli ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Eliminating sludge islands in your wastewater lagoon

    Old municipal and industrial wastewater lagoons have the tendency to build islands of sludge at various locations around the lagoon. It is most common for older lagoons to build such islands wherever wastewater enters the lagoons. Of course, this is because the solids entering the lagoon have enough weight to fall out of the water as flow velocity is reduced, so the solids pile up just after ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Spatio-temporal variations of water quality in Nova Ponte Reservoir, Araguari River Basin, Brazil

    Multivariate techniques, like cluster analysis (CA) and principal component analysis (PCA), were used to evaluate the spatial and temporal variability of surface water quality in a large neotropical hydroelectric reservoir (Nova Ponte Reservoir). The dataset, obtained during the period of 1995–2011 from the Energy Company of Minas Gerais State (CEMIG), contains 14 parameters surveyed quarterly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Influence of environmental variables on saxitoxin yields by Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in a mesotrophic subtropical reservoir

    Saxitoxins are a class of toxins produced by at least two groups of evolutionarily distant organisms (cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates). While the toxicity of these toxins is relatively well characterized, to date little is known about their drivers and ecological functions, especially in lower latitude tropical and subtropical freshwater ecosystems. In the present study, we aimed to obtain a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydrochemical characterization of a river affected by acid mine drainage in the Iberian Pyrite Belt

    This paper addresses the modelling of the processes associated with acid mine drainage affecting the Trimpancho River basin, chosen for this purpose because of its location and paradigmatic hydrological, geological, mining and environmental contexts. By using physical-chemical indicators it is possible to define the contamination degree of the system from the perspective of an entire river ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • Case study - Reservoir Aabach Germany - Continuous monitoring of contact pressure

    With a total volume of approximately 20 million cubic meters of water and a length of 450 meters, the reservoir supplies drinking water for 200.000 people in the area and fulfils also an important  function in the flood protection there. With the new monitoring solution it was possible to reduce the workload and cost for collecting, reading out and transmitting of data significantly. An ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Interactive monitoring in reservoirs using NUSwan – preliminary field results

    Water quality monitoring of large freshwater bodies is usually slow and laborious, resulting in very sparse samples. This paper presents the design and preliminary field results from a network of low-cost mobile robots called NUSwan, a system aimed at addressing this issue. NUSwan robots can autonomously traverse a reservoir to provide real-time water quality data over the Internet, and allow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flora Digital prints with Renishaw`s optical encoders - Case Study

    Background What is the maximum resolution of the human eye? There are a number of factors that influence this including viewing distance, lighting conditions and eye health. In general a healthy human eye has a maximum resolution of 350 DPI or 73 µm (1 arc min) at the normal reading distance (250 mm). Irrespective of future breakthroughs in printing technology, there ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Stakeholder engagement in multi-objective optimization of water quality monitoring network, case study: Karkheh Dam reservoir

    Reservoir water quality is important for water quality management downstream. A hierarchical approach is developed to present the monitoring locations within a format that satisfies the objectives of social stakeholders for making final decisions. First, a CE-QUAL-W2 model is applied to simulate water quality variables in the reservoir for a long time using a set of historic data. Second, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Linking environmental flows to sediment dynamics

    This is a policy discussion paper aimed at addressing possible alternative approaches for environmental flows (e-Flows) assessment and identification within the context of best strategies for fluvial restoration. We focus on dammed rivers in Mediterranean regions. Fluvial species and their ecological integrity are the result of their evolutionary adaptation to river habitats. Flowing water is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Mazzei aeration system solves lagoon odors and high maintenance problems

    The Problem: A large vegetable processing facility was experiencing problems with its lagoon surface aerators. The company’s treatment process includes a collection and screening assembly, two anaerobic stabilization ponds and a 40 million gallon aerated lagoon. The aeration lagoon is used for BOD reduction and polishing before the water is discharged to a near-by creek. Several surface ...

  • Hart`s E&P: Smart drillpipe technologies for the driller’s toolbox

    Advances in technology boost successful development of new LWD and drilling technology offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Wired drillpipe (WDP) technology was implemented on a multiple-well project located offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The operator’s main objective was to drill each well as cost-effectively as possible while making sure that the wellbore placement ...


    By Baker Hughes

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