Tag: water treatment plant

Water treatment is, collectively, the industrial-scale processes that makes water more acceptable for an end-use, which may be drinking, industry, or medicine. Water treatment is unlike small-scale water sterilization that campers and other people in wilderness areas practice. Water treatment should remove existing water contaminants or so reduce their concentration that their water becomes fit for its desired end-use, which may be safely returning used water to the environment.

Project Profile: Stabilizing an Abandoned Gold Mine

Project Profile: Stabilizing an Abandoned Gold Mine

A ONCE HIGHLY CONTAMINATED FOrmer mining site in eastern Ontario is nearing complete decommissioning due in part to the use of HydroStraw Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM). Initial specifications called for an erosion control blanket. Kurt Vanclief, owner of Willowlee Sod Farms, which was contracted to do the erosion control on

Reader Profile: Lindsey Olson

Reader Profile: Lindsey Olson

As more tenured water operations employees retire, “there is a pressing need to recruit talent into the water industry to ensure the continued quality of our water,” notes Melanie Kennedy, senior vice president of human resources for American Water, the nation’s largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded water and

Optimizing Operations

Optimizing Operations

Just about every water utility uses some type of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. SCADA control systems incorporate computers, networked data communication, and graphical user interfaces to manage systems and control industrial processes at remote locations.

Xylem selected to provide advanced UV disinfection technology to support first UV drinking water treatment application in Florida

Xylem selected to provide advanced UV disinfection technology to support first UV drinking water treatment application in Florida

Xylem’s Wedeco UV technology to deliver safe, clean drinking water for 110,000 people in City of West Palm Beach

Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States (U.S.), impacting almost 750,000 people each year with potentially severe symptoms[1]. As the chlorine-resistant cryptosporidium parasite is easily inactivated

Project Profile: Water Treatment Plant Replacement

Project Profile: Water Treatment Plant Replacement

THE GENERAL MANAGER OF a Midwestern water district, who also serves as the chief operator of its water treatment plant (WTP), reports dramatic reduction of district water loss, as well as reduced plant salt consumption, deriving from the 2016 installation of a custom replacement plant. The new plant, which features

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