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Your Performance Index: The Importance of External Filter Inspections

Maintenance is vital to the success of treatment plants across all industries. External filter inspection on a regular basis will keep your plant running optimally and promote system longevity. Consistent inspections will catch minor repairs that when fixed in a timely manner, do not become bigger, more expensive repairs and also prevents a full plant shutdown. When inspecting filter exteriors, there a few things you [...]

Kevin Brown Wins 2018 Paul Cohen Award for International Water Conference Presentation

U.S. Water Area Manager Kevin Brown recently received the 2018 International Water Conference (IWC) Paul Cohan Award for his 2018 presentation titled, Decreasing Filterable Iron Levels in an Air-cooled Condenser at a Combined Cycle Power Plant. IWC will present Kevin with his award during the 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida. Each year IWC recognizes the author of the most precise and innovative presentation in [...]

Plant in Colorado Utilizes Coagulation Filtration Treatment in a Single Packaged Unit

The town of Antonito, Colorado was in need of a new water treatment plant. With the assistance of Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water), they worked to design a new water treatment system meeting both ten state standards and Colorado standards for conventional surface water treatment. The system includes Tonka Water’s Unitized Treatment System™ (UTS™) featuring a Simul-Wash™ backwash [...]

Filming Amine Use in Multi-Metal Hot Water Systems

Corrosion in industrial and commercial water treatment continues to be a major concern as companies strive to reduce costs while maintaining their assets. The need to protect heat exchange equipment and associated piping is vital in minimizing operational costs and preventing downtime. Traditionally, copper and carbon steel have been the metallurgies of choice for comfort heating and cooling heat exchange equipment. [...]

Minimizing White Rust in Galvanized Cooling Systems

Galvanized coatings for cooling tower systems (cooling towers, evaporator tube bundles, etc.) have been used in the industry since the 1950s due to their relatively low cost and long service life. The galvanizing process bonds a layer of zinc metal to steel. When properly applied and passivated, the zinc coating works as a non-permeable sacrificial anode to prevent corrosion of the underlying steel structure. White [...]

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. to Acquire U.S. Water Services, Accelerating Business Expansion in North America

ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell U.S. Water Services Inc. to Kurita Water Industries Ltd., a leading international water management company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The transaction is expected to close by end of the first quarter 2019 upon the receipt of regulatory approval.  “Kurita is a well-respected global enterprise, and this agreement [...]

System Expansion to Include Softening in Ohio

The City of Miamisburg made the decision to expand their current filtration system to add softening treatment. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water brand (Tonka Water), was the basis of design on the project, having previously worked with the engineer. Tonka Water worked with the engineer to design a new treatment system to best meet the needs of the city. The chosen process for softening is a complete Tonka Water integrated [...]

U.S. Water Featured in Water Technology Magazine

U.S. Water's Area Manager, Justin Treece’s Detecting and Reducing Boiler Scale Buildup in a Pharmaceutical Plant article was recently featured on Water Technology’s website, as well as in their January/February 2019 magazine. This case study describes how a water technologist and plant engineer collaborate to manage calcium carbonate scale in a boiler system.

U.S. Water Designs and Manufacturers a Self-Contained Water Treatment System

A methanol manufacturing facility in the Texas Panhandle needed a water treatment plant designed, manufactured, and installed during the construction phase of their operation. The equipment needed to satisfy rigorous water criteria, be modular for plug and play installation, meet Class I Div. II Explosion Proof requirements, and fit into two, customized 53-foot shipping containers. The manufacturing company [...]

Is a Containerized Treatment System Right for You?

As industrial facilities continually look for ways to reduce capital costs and decrease installation timelines associated with water treatment and other systems, the practice of containerizing equipment has become more prevalent. A containerized system offers many benefits of lower costs than comparable field erected buildings, faster timelines and lower field installation requirements. However, once site building [...]

Design and Care of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 3: Operation and Monitoring

Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. The final article of this three-part series will address RO system operation and maintenance best practices. Section one and two of this [...]

Customized Softening System Provided to Alabama Community

The community of Stewartville was in need of a water treatment solution. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand, was selected as the equipment manufacturer for a new water treatment plant. The chosen process for softening is a complete integrated system consisting of membrane softening, with controls by Tonka Water. The new system includes a Flux™ Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane system consisting of an 8×4 [...]