Seeing the Big Picture

Remote monitoring allows operators to manage more vending machines with fewer staff

About The Author: 

Jessica Moorman is associate editor for Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1012, or by e-mail at jmoorman@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
February 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16679

Measuring Dissolved Ozone

A new technology shows promise for measuring dissolved ozone and can be used in applications such as bottling plants, water stores and food and beverage plant process water treatment.

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Company develops new method of measurement for bottled water plants

About The Author: 

Lawrence B. Kilham has a master’s degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He holds three patents in instrumentation and received the IR 100 award for technical innovation. Kilham has published numerous technical articles and addresses professional societies. He also published a book, Great Idea to a Great Company: Making Inventions Pay. Kilham has been in sales, engineering and management positions in high tech companies since 1965. Currently, he is owner of Eco Sensors, Inc., a rapidly growing instrument company in Santa Fe, N.M., and is a director of several start-up companies. He can be reached at larry@ecosensors.com.

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2003
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14438

E. Coli

This article provides a general overview of E. coli and drinking water as well as current and emerging monitoring and decontamination technologies.

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Current and emerging monitoring and decontamination technologies

About The Author: 

Danielle Duclos is with Foresight Science & Technology

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2003
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14051

New Analyzer Takes Readings During the Treatment Process

A unique ammonia/phosphate analyzer designed to take readings directly in the wastewater, in other words, precisely where the nutrient concentration needs to be measured, also delivers real-time, online information about nutrient concentration in the process.

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High Tech Focus

Activation Date: 
January 9, 2003
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13511

Odor Control System

Odor complaints have become an all too familiar subject to WWTP managers. They are not only expected to manage their plants effectively and efficiently, meeting both regulatory specs and budget requirements – they are also expected to be good neighbors and keep odor under control. This article describes the successful odor control efforts of the South Dearborn Regional Sewer District located in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

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Editorial Emphasis

About The Author: 

Brent Howe is a product line manager with Geomembrane
Technologies Inc. For further information, phone 506-452-7304.

Activation Date: 
January 9, 2003
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13510

Wireless Automation Opens Door to New Monitoring Options

Donala Water and Sanitation serves a large community of upscale homes in suburban Colorado Springs. In 1995, Donala turned to GMS Engineering of Colorado Springs to create a Request for Proposal for a comprehensive radio-based telemetry network that would grow with the rapidly expanding district. From the RFP, a Motorola MOSCAD wireless telemetry system was selected. Once it was installed, the district began to realize benefits from the new technology.

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Computers, Information Technology

Activation Date: 
November 12, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13425

Sludge Measurement System Thrives in Extreme Temperatures

Solartron Mobrey's MSL600 system recently was tested as part of an evaluation process conducted by Toronto, Canada's Highland Creek sewage treatment plant managers. After careful analysis of the results, they determined the MSL600 sludge level monitoring system installed on trial at the plant performed without problem even at temperatures as low as -28°C.

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Products In Action

Activation Date: 
September 6, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13324

Increased Treatment Security, Process Optimization Through Improved Monitoring Techniques

Recent implementation of the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) has increased potable water sampling and analysis requirements for an additional 11,000 treatment plants serving more than 18 million Americans.

About The Author: 

Robert L. Bryant is the president of Chemtrac Systems, Inc. located in Norcross, GA.

Activation Date: 
May 7, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13107

Midwest City Saves Money By Controlling Dissolved Oxygen In Aeration Basin

Maintaining the proper concentration of dissolved oxygen in an aeration basin is necessary to keep microorganisms alive for breakdown of the organic waste. When the dissolved oxygen content becomes too high, costly energy is wasted, and expensive aeration equipment endures unneeded wear. A small Midwestern city is a case in point, illustrating the benefits of continuous dissolved oxygen monitoring and control.

Activation Date: 
May 7, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13105

Automated Chlorine Control Brings Precision to Water Reclamation Operation

Using reclaimed water for non-potable purposes as a means of conserving potable water supplies is the most prevalent method of water reuse in the United States today. One of the significant challenges for water reclamation facilities is to keep up with the demands for safe, compliant chlorine (Cl2) treatment. One utility that is effectively meeting this challenge is Southern California’s Otay Water District.

About The Author: 

Steve Kobler is the water disinfection technician for the Otay Water District, Otay, Calif.

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13089