The Splash

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 [...]

U.S. Water Wins Second Appeal in Patent Infringement Case Against Novozymes in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Court of Appeals Overturns Decision That Held U.S. Water Patents Invalid U.S. Water announces that on April 19, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed an adverse judgment against it by the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, reinstating a jury’s unanimous verdict in favor of U.S. Water in its lawsuit against Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America, [...]

Cost Effective Treatment Solution Provided in Ohio

The city of Bucyrus, Ohio was in need of a new water treatment plant. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water) provided a cost-effective solution, based on their 60 years of knowledge and experience in the design and implementation of surface water treatment systems. The new system includes two Tonka Water TriClear™ clarifiers and a Centralator™. The treatment of turbidity and hardness begins with [...]

Four Commonly Asked Questions in Brewery Wastewater Treatment

Can you recommend a product or treatment to assist in the breakdown of a heavy scum layer?   Front end screening can aid in the removal of gross solids, followed by mixing which will keep the scum layer homogenized. Once homogenized a dissolved air flotation (DAF) or clarifier can be used to remove the solids prior to biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) treatment if needed. If there is at least a day of [...]

The Key to Saving Water is in Your Backwash System

Since airwash was first introduced into filters in the 1960s, it has been widely known that the introduction of air with water achieves greater media cleansing and promotes optimum performance of granular water filters. Simul-Wash™ is a simultaneous air and water backwash system. The Simul-Wash cycle consists of four steps: draindown, combined air/water backwash, air purge, and restratification. The key to [...]