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Investigating the Effectiveness of Antibiotic Combinations Utilized in Fuel Ethanol Production

Bacterial infections during fuel ethanol fermentations can negatively impact the fermentation process and lower ethanol yields. Lactic acid producing bacteria (LAB), such as Lactobacillus , Lactococcus , Weissella and Pediococcus , are a common source of contamination due to their ability to grow in the harsh conditions, low pH, high temperatures, and high concentrations of ethanol, present during fermentation. [...]

Packaged Treatment System Treats Radium, Ammonia and Iron in Wisconsin

The city of Elkhorn, WI made the decision to replace an aging pressure filtration water treatment plant with a custom gravity system. The new water treatment plant features aeration, detention, and filtration within a single vessel, in addition to separate ion exchange vessels that are similar to those in use at the previous plant. The water system serves a population of about 10,000, through nearly three miles of [...]

Biologically Enhanced Ion Exchange Used to Treat Florida Groundwater

Haines City located in Polk County Florida, was required to meet new compliance standards after regulations regarding disinfection by-product levels were adjusted. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water) was selected as the process system manufacturer for the city’s new water treatment plant. With a focus on waste reduction and a small footprint, the Haines City system includes four Organix™ ion [...]

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. Acquires Avista Technologies, Inc. and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd.

On May 16, 2019, Kurita Water Industries Ltd. ("Kurita") announced that the procedures for acquisition of the outstanding shares of Avista Technologies, Inc. (Head Office: California, U.S.) and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd. (Head Office: U.K.) were completed on May 15, 2019, Pacific Time, in the United States. Headquartered in California, Avista U.S. manufacturers and sells reverse osmosis (RO) chemicals [...]

An Introduction to Brewery Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment can be overwhelming, and brewery wastewater treatment is no exception. Regulations and permits often require breweries to treat residual wastewater leftover from the brewing process, and failure to treat this water can result in fines and penalties and the effluent from your facility may negatively impact your community. Wastewater treatment comes in various forms, from primary treatment [...]

U.S. Water Receives 2018 Governor's Safety Award

U.S. Water's Cambridge, Minnesota facility was awarded the 2018 Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety Governor's Safety Award during the 2019 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference held in Prior Lake, Minnesota on May 8th, 2019. U.S. Water continues to be recognized as one of the leading national providers of integrated solutions for water treatment. The company’s integrated approach combines [...]

Florida Treatment Plant Expands Ion Exchange System to Treat TOC and Color

Palm Beach County installed and commissioned a Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water) Organix™ ion exchange system downstream from lime softening in 2008 to address issues with Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Disinfection Byproduct Precursors (DBPs), and excessive color in their finished water. The original seven-vessel system is rated at 10 MGD. Pleased with the performance of the original system, the [...]

Could you Benefit from Reverse Osmosis Pre-Treatment?

While reverse osmosis is an effective process used to remove common chemical contaminants, pre-treatment through media filtration is often beneficial for water sources having the following physical properties or containing the following contaminants: Dissolved iron Dissolved manganese Organic matter Suspended solids. When these conditions exist, membrane cartridges can become fouled, [...]

Midwest University Reduces 70 Million Gallons of Wastewater with Sustainable Improvement

Problem A Midwestern university’s power plant has a closed cooling loop circuit that utilizes once through non-contact cooling water. The cooling water cools air compressors, sample coolers, and critical auxiliary equipment on a 10 megawatt generator. Compressed air from the plant is used to control HVAC pneumatics throughout the 320 buildings on campus, a highly critical operation. The plant [...]

U.S. Water Featured in Oilman Magazine

In the March/April edition of Oilman magazine, U.S. Water's Senior Business Development Manager, David Schneider and Director of Energy Services, Gene Hatcher shared their thoughts on the importance of water management in the oil and gas industry, U.S. Water’s initiatives for water treatment and better oil production, and how technological solutions and eco-conscious practices have been improving water [...]

California Water Plant Treats Nitrates and Perchlorate with No Liquid Waste

The City of Corona, California was in need of a new water treatment plant. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water), was selected to provide a RidION™ Ion Exchange System and a Nion-IX™ Treatment System for the removal of nitrates and perchlorate. The treatment of perchlorate does not allow for waste disposal through conventional means, requiring media to be removed and disposed of off site. Ion [...]

U.S. Water Celebrates Drinking Water Week

Each year in May, the CDC recognizes Drinking Water Week and the critical role drinking water plays in our daily lives. This year's theme is Protect the Source, highlighting the importance of protecting our water resources. According to the CDC, the average American consumes one to two liters of drinking water daily.  Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand, has a long and successful history of delivering [...]