Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Indirect Potable Reuse Water

By Saumya Garg (This is Part 3 of a three-part series on Reclaimed Water. Part 1 of the series was an introduction on reused water. In Part 2 we looked at Direct Potable Reuse of water.) Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR) water is when reclaimed water is released to environmental buffers such as reservoirs and aquifers 


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

By Saumya Garg (This is Part 1 of a three-part series on Reclaimed Water. Part 2 of the series will shed some light on Direct Potable Reuse of water and Part 3 will look at Indirect Potable Reuse of water.) Growing human population, urbanization, expanding agricultural production, and climate change have created large water demands 


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

By Saumya Garg 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 


Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Water Hammer: A look at the cause and effect

By Saumya Garg Water hammer is a hydraulic phenomenon that occurs when flowing water is abruptly stopped by a block in its path. Since water molecules have very limited compression capability, a sudden stop forces the water to move in the opposite direction, which is again slammed forward by incoming water and so on. This 


Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Need Spare Parts? OEM is the way to go

By Saumya Garg Ultraviolet (UV) systems for disinfecting water comprise several crucial parts that keep them running at optimum performance. Equipment maintenance documents that accompany these systems clearly identify these parts and mention replacement and service requirements. Briefly, the parts that require frequent special attention are: UV Lamp – The UV lamp is the most 


Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Working together for World Water Day 2020

UN’s World Water Day on March 22, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It aims to trigger actions to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation 


Monday, January 6th, 2020

Is E. coli losing its reliability as a Fecal Indicator Bacteria?

By Saumya Garg The past 50 years have seen vast changes in the way water has been recycled into our streams, creeks, rivers, estuaries, oceans and lakes. Wastewater treatment has been an essential requirement to maintain the safety and health of not only the environment, but also of the human population. As a result, every 


Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Aquionics UV solution reduces energy and maintenance costs at City of Silverton wastewater treatment plant

UV disinfection technology treats one million gallons of wastewater per day for reuse in award-winning botanical garden irrigation project Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems from Aquionics are producing significant energy and maintenance savings for a wastewater treatment plant in the City of Silverton, Oregon. The facility collects all the residential, commercial and industrial wastewater produced by