Monday, August 17th, 2020

Direct Potable Reuse Water

By Saumya Garg (This is Part 2 of a three-part series on Reclaimed Water. Part 1 of the series was an introduction on reuse water. In Part 3 we will look at Indirect Potable Reuse of water.) Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) water is when reclaimed water is either directly blended with raw water immediately before 


Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Reuse Water: What it is and Why it matters

Growing human population, urbanization, expanding agricultural production, and climate change have created large water demands beyond local + regional supply capacity, especially in undeveloped and developing nations. Consequently, treated wastewater is being indirectly reused globally to replenish the fast depleting ponds, rivers and lakes that serve as the source of our drinking water. According to 


Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The role of UV disinfection on controlling Legionella in a healthcare facility’s water management program

In 2017 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum requiring healthcare facilities to implement a water management program to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in water. The memorandum stated that between 2000 and 2014, 19% of reported cases of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) outbreaks 


Monday, July 13th, 2020

Aquionics, Hanovia & Berson launch new UVC device for inactivation of SARS-CoV-2.

Halma’s UV Group of companies (Aquionics, Berson & Hanovia) today announced the launch of the AirLine UVv, a UVC device for HVAC systems (https://www.weuvcare.com/airline-uv/) that will help put an end to harmful pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. Easily retrofitted into commercial and light industrial HVAC duct work, the UVv uses high 


Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Schedule 80 PVC or Schedule 40 PVC pipes: What to choose when?

Based on the end use, PVC pipes come in varying sizes, colors and thickness. For most water transportation purposes, the pipes most commonly used are those designated as Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipes. Both Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 PVC pipes have the same external diameter, however, they have some key differences. Schedule 80 


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Did you know that you can remove free chlorine with a UV System?

Chlorine is being used as the most common disinfectant in water treatment processes. Municipal water works are using chlorine as a residual disinfectant to maintain hygienic conditions within the public drinking water network, feeding both domestic and industrial consumers. In addition, many industrial users also dose chlorine within their water treatment processes, either to secure 


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

BERKO iLAC UV De-chlorination for Pharmaceuticals

Berko Pharmaceuticals are developing products to contribute to human health with a “towards a healthier future” vision for more than 30 years. In June 2019 they installed a PharmaLine DC PH 0300 for de-chlorination. The unit is used for continuous de-chlorination of a Pure Water Generator. The unit is sized for up to 12 m3/h 


Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Bacteria Basics: Water- and Air-borne bacteria

Bacteria – the microscopic single celled organisms that are prevalent everywhere on earth. Amongst thousands of known bacterial species, the vast majority do not have any impact on us. The ones that cause most harm to humans are those that are either transmitted through water (water-borne) or air (air-borne). The mode of transmission of a 


Monday, May 11th, 2020

Benötigen Sie Ersatzteile? OEM ist der richtige Weg

Von Saumya Garg (aus dem Englischen übersetzt) Ultraviolette (UV) Systeme zur Desinfektion von Wasser bestehen aus mehreren entscheidenden Teilen, die für eine optimale Leistung sorgen. In den beigefügten Wartungsdokumenten dieser Systeme sind diese Teile eindeutig angegeben und die Intervalle für Austausch und Wartung aufgeführt. Kurz gesagt, die Teile, die häufig besondere Aufmerksamkeit erfordern, sind: Ein 


Monday, May 11th, 2020

Measuring Wastewater Effluent Quality

Wastewater comprises of a mix of solids, dissolved matter, particulates, microorganisms, nutrients, heavy metals and micro-pollutants. This complex mix undergoes treatment at wastewater treatment facilities before it is released into the environment as wastewater effluent. Per federal guidelines laid out in the Clean Water Act, state and county water divisions set the physical, chemical and