We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Isabel Cunningham for the position of Project Engineer. Isabel is a recent graduate from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and has moved here from a town called Sandwich (yes, really!) in New Hampshire. She is currently learning how to implement all aspects of membrane system design, fabrication, start-up and pilot testing of membrane filtration and reverse osmosis water treatment systems. Soon Isabel will be able to provide another point of contact for owners and engineers to obtain information about membrane treatment systems, prepare bids and submittals for membrane treatment systems, and set up and monitor operations for pilot test units. Some fun facts about Isabel: she played rugby in college, she loves to paddle board and sail, and her favorite book is Pride & Prejudice.
Water treatment membrane systems are complex. Even after the technical design is finalized, it can be difficult to assess cost versus value. We all know from purchasing anything from shoes to washing machines that the cheapest product probably won’t provide us the best value.
Membrane Installation Components
Membranes are loaded from the feed end of the pressure vessel. To better understand the installation procedure, the following definitions are helpful:
Water recycling technology has advanced exponentially in recent years, yet the concept is not one that was born in the new millennium.Water recycling is the process by which wastewater is treated to remove impurities and solids so that reclaimed or recycled water can be used. Reclaimed water can be used for commercial and industrial water needs, the recharging of groundwater aquifers, and sustainable landscaping irrigation. It can also be used as drinking water.
Topics: water recycling
Three major hurricanes have already hit the United States this year. Being prepared for a hurricane has never been more important, especially for those who run and manage water treatment facilities. Water treatment is essential for removing constituents that can be unpalatable and lead to illnesses and other serious conditions. Houston experienced an outbreak of E. Coli due to water contamination from the impact of hurricane Harvey, which knocked out at least 40 water treatment facilities in the area. Water is essential for our survival so it is of utmost importance that water treatment facilities are prepared to handle and respond to natural disasters, like a hurricane.water
The effects of global warming and climate change are continuously being felt on the earth. In fact, we are expected to experience a 2-5 degrees Celsius increase in global temperatures within the next 30 years. An effect of climate change that often gets overlooked is its impact felt on water treatment processes.
Climate change poses major challenges to the effective treatment of water. Some of these challenges include inundated water supplies that lead to higher levels of contaminants in the water, pressure on the operation of current water infrastructure, and the effect of inclement weather on water systems.