WHITE PAPERS

How the Cloud is Revolutionizing the Future of Water Utility Management: Understanding the Differences Between Managed Cloud-based Software Solutions and Traditional In-house Solutions for Water Meter Data Management

  The emergence of the cloud-based, managed solution approach to advanced metering analytics has been met by a lack of thorough understanding of how this new model compares to the traditional in-house AMI model, and how a utility might rationalize its costs and benefits. This white paper pro...

High Viscosity Polymer Measurement

One of the challenges in the measurement of waste water and water treatment processes is high viscosity fluid flow. An example is the flow of polymers used in waste water treatment plants.  Costly polymers are mixed with water and used to coagulate (thicken) suspended solids and produce what...

Three Steps for Reducing Total Cost of Ownership in Pumping Systems

Energy costs have become an increasing contributor to pumping systems Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In fact, energy cost represents 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% utilizing Variable Speed Drives while decreasing maintenance c...

ANDalyze - Real-time Heavy Metals Testing in Water

Water pollution is a worldwide problem affecting developing and developed countries alike. Heavy metal contaminants are one prevalent type of water pollutant. They are persistent in the environment once discharged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply...

Operational and Energy Efficiency for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Countless municipalities and utilities are facing aging water and wastewater facilities. Addressing these issues is expected to cost $2 trillion over the next 25 years. Budget shortfalls, shrinking revenues and staff reductions make it difficult to tackle inefficient infrastructure and escalating...

Why circulate? How to restore water quality, biodiversity and aesthetics to lakes, reservoirs and ponds

Harmful blue-green algae blooms have become all too common in freshwater lakes, reservoirs and ponds, including reservoirs that are sources of municipal drinking water. A new white paper from Medora Corporation explores how horizontal long-distance circulation can be an effective and chemical-fre...

One-Stage Deammonification Process - MBBR Versus IFAS Configurations - Development Updates and Application Considerations

The ANITA™ Mox Process is a single-stage deammonification process utilizing moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) technology. Early studies indicated that the Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) configuration was an effective approach to improve ANITA™ Mox performance. Two studies on ANITA™...

Why Smart Water Networks Boost Efficiency

The Smart Water Network (SWAN) is the water utility industry’s equivalent to the energy industry’s Smart Grid. However, water utilities are trying to determine how new SWAN technologies will help maintain or improve service and profitability levels at existing water billing rates. This paper expl...

Online Analysis System: Modular end-to-end system for water analysis

The continuous analysis of water parameters is a costly procedure in practice. Usually, different systems with separate displays, different controls and individual sensors are installed. With the Type 8905 Online Analysis System presented for the first time at Hannover Messe Bürkert has developed...

SCADA Alternatives for Remote Monitoring

Most utilities employ a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system or DCS (Distributed Control System) to operate and monitor their process plants. Extending the SCADA network into the field seems logical and almost obvious if new investment in remote monitoring is required. For man...

How to Control Activated Sludge with Online Sensors

YSI's white paper delves into the concept of online monitoring and control in wastewater facilities. Its focus is the use of online instrumentation for control of wastewater treatment aeration. Activated sludge aeration systems can account for 25 to as much as 60 percent of total plant ener...

MBR Screening Selection Criteria

 The number of Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) treatment plants in design, construction and operation has increased considerably over the past decade. MBR operators as well as manufacturers of flat sheet and hollow fiber membranes technologies have realized through past experiences the importance...