industrial water industry Articles

  • Testing the Waters

    Last summer’s wave of tropical storms left the East Coast scrambling to ensure drinking water quality. Water Quality Products editorial intern Raissa Rocha spoke with Marc Hamel of testing equipment manufacturer Horizon Technology Inc. to discuss the impact weather events may have on water quality. Raissa Rocha: What is your experience with ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Water Woes — And Winners

    Businesses can barely use the word “water” today without also adding “risk,” “crisis,” “shortage” or another similarly miserable modifier. With a 40 percent shortfall predicted by 2030, it’s no wonder the World Economic Forum has pegged ...


    By Ensia

  • Aruba promises the best water

    Aruba is a Caribbean Island located eighteen miles off the coast of Venezuela. The Island is extremely arid, with no natural fresh water source available. The Island is dependent on seawater desalination to meet its entire potable water requirements. An Island population of approximately 80,000 and a thriving tourist industry of over 100,000 visitors annually, demand a reliable supply of potable ...

  • The devil in the detail of the Water Framework Directive

    Introduction By the end of this year the UK, along with other Member States of the EC, will have transposed the Water Framework Directive (WFD) into national legislation. This is the first step in implementing the most substantial piece of water legislation to come out of Brussels, but the details about what will be required from industry in terms of costs and benefits are still very uncertain. ...


    By WRc plc

  • Allocation of water consumption in multipurpose reservoirs

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources represented a benchmark in the assessment of water consumption from electricity production. The numbers for hydropower ranged from very low to much larger than the other renewable technologies, partly explained by methodological problems. One of the methodological shortcomings identified was the lack of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Travels with Paul: Breweries and Water Sites

    Each month we’re going to show you what the Partech team have been up to and today we’re sharing the recent adventures of our sales engineer, Paul! Paul’s on the road a lot and so we managed to pin him down to tell us what he’s been up to. Paul started the month of January by visiting Thames Water in Oxford to discuss the way in which they’re using ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Eclox Rural Water Association Helps Assure Water Security Statewide with Rapid Response Water Test Kit

    The ability to rapidly monitor the quality of U.S. source water for contamination has never been more important than it is in today’s security-sensitive environment. The Delaware Rural Water Association (DRWA), located in Milford, Del., is a non-profit trade organization, one of 47 state affiliate members of the National Rural Water Association. The mission of the DRWA is to improve the quality ...

  • Evaluation of new generation brackish water RO

    Since the development of brackish water reverse osmosis (RO) membranes their use has seen rapid development.  All major RO membrane manufacturers have developed one or more brackish water RO membranes.  In the last ten years these membranes have seen a large decrease in price and an increase in productivity making brackish groundwater desalination an attractive option in water scarce regions.  ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • Policy Brief on Carbon sensitive urban water futures

    Supplying quality water to a growing population in a world that is changing at breakneck speed is one of the biggest challenges facing society in the 21st century. Attempting at the same time to reduce the amount of embedded carbon and energy used in the delivery systems provides an added test. The "Policy Brief on Carbon sensitive urban water futures" illustrate that the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Anglian water Cryptosoridium outbreak

    Pitsford Drinking Water Site, England In June 2008, a rabbit was located in the wash water tank at the Pitsford Drinking Water Plant of Anglian Water, leading to contamination of the treatment works with Cryptosporidum, a chlorine resistant parasitic micro-organism. The parasite was detected on June 24 and, following consultation with health and local authorities, a notice to boil ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Factors Affecting Oil in Water Testing Methods

    Various factors need to be considered when comparing methods to measure oil and grease in water.  Whether you are trying to meet effluent limits for an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, comply with oil and grease limits for the Clean Water Act (CWA), or an industry satisfying a POTW’s (Publically Owned Treatment Works) discharge permit, it is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Water quality products magazine features ITS

    The decision for a company to seek approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a product can be beneficial in the long run, but the road to get there may be a long one. In August 1998, Industrial Test Systems (ITS) began its journey on the path to EPA approval for its Sensafe Free Chlorine Water Check test strips. After many outside studies, research, testing and reporting, ...

  • Water Security – A Growing Issue with No Easy Fixes

    The issue of water security – access to enough quality water to make it possible to live safely – is a growing concern for many, just ask the communities of Flint and Corpus Christie. The problem is exacerbated when communities and companies come face-to-face over access to water supplies. Wouldn’t the nice idea be to share?  That’s met with disagreements as ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • System dynamics analysis of water supply and demand in the North China Plain

    Water resource carrying capacity (WRCC) is an important metric for regional sustainable development in China. It is defined as the difference between the total water supply and demand. The North China Plain (NCP) currently faces a serious water shortage if the WRCC is not managed at a sustainable level. This study focuses on applying system dynamics (SD) methodology to evaluate different water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A conceptual decomposition of MINLP models for the design of water-using systems

    The work presents a systematic methodology for the design of industrial water systems that combines principles of water-pinch (Wang and Smith, 1994a, 1994b) with mathematical programming techniques that enable the imposition of practical constraints and the generalisation of the conceptual tools into multi-contaminant problems. A superstructure model is formulated as an MINLP and solved via ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Wait Until Tomorrow To Know Today`s Water Quality?

    As water management continues to move to the forefront of worldwide resource concerns, better information is required to facilitate effective decision making. Not only does the information have to better, it also has to be obtained faster and from multiple locations. When public health is at stake, the results must come quickly. Heterotrophic Plate Counts and other culture-based ...

  • Comparative use of artificial neural networks for the quality assessment of the water reservoirs of Athens

    Neural networks are powerful tools that could explore the basic structure of environmental data. In this work, the most common artificial neural network (ANN) architectures, multi-layer perceptrons (MLPs), radial basis function (RBF) and Kohonen's self-organizing maps (SOM), are applied in order to assess the quality of the water reservoirs used for the domestic and industrial water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Genetic algorithm-based optimization of water resources allocation under drought conditions

    The efficient allocation of increasingly scarce water resources is a growing challenge worldwide, particularly during times of drought. This paper describes the development and application of an innovative technique to optimize the allocation of raw water supply to the city of London, UK during a period of drought in 2006. Using genetic algorithms, an optimization tool was developed to derive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of Water Based Paint To Reduce Solvent Emissions: Brisbane Motor Bodies

     Background For the last twelve months Richard Powell has been using water based 'base coat' paints in his smash repair business at Woolloongabba. These paints use water, instead of solvent, as the carrier for the basic paint constituents, and do not release any harmful vapours to the atmosphere. Richard has been in the smash repair business for more than twenty five years and ...


  • Water vapour permeation testing of food packaging at Campden BRI, Research and Technology Organisation

    Based in the UK, Campden BRI provide the food and drinks industry worldwide with the research, technical and advisory services essential to ensure product quality and safety, process efficiency and innovation. The research centre is a continuous source of knowledge for industry, meeting frequently with its thirteen member interest groups and associated industrial working parties. Contract ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

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