Water Treatment Monitoring Articles

  • Education Programs

    Community concern about water and environmental issues is increasing and the community is becoming increasingly well informed about water issues. Many water authorities now undertake community education programs to increase understanding of local water issues. Programs commonly include information on local water sources and how to save water and often include ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comprehensive monitoring of appropriate wastewater treatment at national and global level

    Coordinator:Korea Environment Institute (KEI) Where: Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)- PC 2 - Endoume 3 When: Thursday 15 March 1700 - 1900 Targeted audience: Policy makers, practitioners, service providers, civil society To build comprehensive monitoring system at national and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Penwhirn & Glengap WTW - New water treatment works

    Scottish Water 16.5 and 4.5 MLD respectively The Client Scottish Water is the UK's fourth largest water utility, responsible for the whole of Scotland and islands around the Scottish coast, including the major cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. They provide drinking water and wastewater treatment for a population of approximately 4.7 ...


  • Health risks associated with drinking water in a context of climate change in France: a review of surveillance requirements

    It is widely recognized that climate change will impact upon human health in a variety of ways. Assessing these impacts and identifying adaptation opportunities requires appropriate monitoring. To identify the need for reinforced surveillance in metropolitan France, we defined a conceptual framework of how climate change could impact upon health risks in relation to drinking water. Three types of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment performance of a constructed wetland during storm and non-storm events in Korea

    The efficiency of a free water surface flow constructed wetland (CW) in treating agricultural discharges from stream was investigated during storm and non-storm events between April and December, 2009. Physico-chemical and water quality constituents were monitored at five sampling locations along the flow path of the CW. The greatest reduction in pollutant concentration was observed after passing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Decentralized wastewater treatment system & desludging service for Hin Heup Town A GRET MIREP Pilot Project in Laos

    The French NGO GRET, established in 1976, has a mission of fair international development, through designing and implementing field projects, providing expertise, conducting research, and running information and exchange networks for development issues, and currently works in 27 countries. As part of this mission, GRET professionals have taken on various water and sanitation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pilot scale experiments on surface water treatment sequence including ozonation and adsorption processes

    The paper presents results of the experimental studies on combined ozonation and activated carbon adsorption processes at the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at Cracow (Poland). The study focused on the selection of an appropriate location of an ozonation process within the treatment scheme and on the choice of activated carbon grade for adsorption. Analysis of process efficiency in the proposed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Project profile - uranium treatment system village of Marshfield, VT

    Background Following a very successful pilot test, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2007 by the Village of Marshfield, VT and the site’s engineer, Forcier Aldrich & Associates (FA&A), to supply and install a full scale uranium treatment system using its AD92 regenerative Ion Exchange (IX) Technology. Given the high naturally occurring uranium of 76 ug/L ...

  • Dewatering sludge originating in water treatment works in reed bed systems

    The dewatering process of the liquid water works sludge was examined in a trial with a series of six trial beds, each 20 m2. These were monitored from April 2008 to June 2010. It is possible to get the vegetation to grow in ferric sludge (∼300,000 mg Fe/kg dry solid, pH 7,7). It has not been necessary to use fertilizer. The influence of the loading programs (15–50 kg dry solid/m2/year) was tested ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofouling by bryozoans, Cordylophora and sponges in UK water treatment works

    In recent years biofouling from native (bryozoans, sponges) and non-native (Cordylophora) animals has increased in UK water treatment works (WTW). A survey of six UK water companies and eight WTWs revealed that these taxa were more widespread and abundant than previously recognised. Primary problems related to the occlusion of underfloor nozzles and tailpipes in rapid gravity filter beds (RGFs). ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pollutant monitoring in sludge treatment wetlands

    Phragmites australis for sludge dewatering and stabilization processes have been widely proved. The presence of reeds, indeed, efficiently allows solids dewatering and organic matter stabilization in order to obtain a stabilised product that can be suitable for land application, even if its environmental impact has to be considered. The actual revision of the European Union's Working Document on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated process control for recirculating cooling water treatment in the coal chemical industry

    This work focused on the integrated process of the recirculating cooling water (RCW) treatment to achieve approximate zero emission in the coal chemical industry. The benefits of fractional and comprehensive RCW treatment were quantified and qualified by using a water and mass balance approach. Limits of cycle of concentrations and some encountered bottlenecks were used to ascertain set target ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring, environmental emergencies management and water treatment improvement of freshwater lakes in China: the Chao Lake case study

    Severe eutrophication of freshwater lakes, with the subsequent risk of algal blooms, has a critical effect on the safety of drinking water supplies in China and is one of the main environmental emergencies in the country. This paper focuses on Chao Lake, a large, shallow eutrophic lake used as a source of drinking water. The study considers the possibilities of improving the lake monitoring ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A critical evaluation of two point-of-use water treatment technologies: can they provide water that meets WHO drinking water guidelines?

    Point-of-use (POU) technologies have been proposed as solutions for meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for safe water. They reduce the risk of contamination between the water source and the home, by providing treatment at the household level. This study examined two POU technologies commonly used around the world: BioSand and ceramic filters. While the health benefits in terms of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preventing Legionellosis - Published version

    Legionellosis is the condition of being infected by Legionella bacteria. Recent news has increased awareness about how important it is to prevent the hazard that causes legionellosis from harming people in health-care facilities. In October 2005, a $600 million class action lawsuit was filed onbehalf of legionellosis victims at the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged, along-term ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Operating boundaries of full-scale advanced water reuse treatment plants: many lessons learned from pilot plant experience

    Three Advanced Water Treatment Plants (AWTP) have recently been built in South East Queensland as part of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project (WCRWP) producing Purified Recycled Water from secondary treated waste water for the purpose of indirect potable reuse. At Luggage Point, a demonstration plant was primarily operated by the design team for design verification. The investigation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recent development of an in-situ image detecting system for floc characterization and monitoring

    Coagulation control plays a significant role in the final yield of sludge volume during water and wastewater treatment. The precise control of coagulant dosage, floc formation and aggregation behaviour becomes the important target for the coagulation process both in water and wastewater treatment. A critical review is presented first in this paper on the recent advances in coagulation control. In ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tylosin abatement in water by photocatalytic process

    The photocatalytic degradation of a macrolide (tylosin) has been studied using immobilized titanium dioxide as photocatalyst in a laboratory reactor under UV illumination (365 nm). The degradation of the antibiotic and of the reaction intermediary product was monitored by UV spectrophotometry and HPLC. Three photocatalysts (P25 from Degussa and PC105 and PC500 from Millenium) immobilized on glass ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biological wastewater treatment followed by physicochemical treatment for the removal of fluorinated surfactants

    Perfluorinated surfactants (PFS) have become compounds of high concern during the last decade. While “conventional surfactants” are degraded to a great extent in the biological wastewater treatment process, partly or perfluorinated surfactants are not only stable against biodegradation but also against oxidizing agents, they even resist OH-radical attacks. Our objectives were to eliminate the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Test & treat - treating hydrostatic test water

    A pipeline company in Iowa conducted a hydrostatic test of its pipeline, producing 39,000 barrels of fluid for treatment. The hydrostatic test water was to be discharged in accordance with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The permit required that discharge of the treated test water could not exceed a period of 14 days from the date the test was conducted. Fluid ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

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