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  • Brentwood Industries, Inc.
    Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers SedVac Sediment Removal System SedVac Sediment Removal System Tube Settlers Polychem Sludge Collectors Trickling Filters AccuFAS Submerged Fixed Film ABOUT US Brentwood designs and manufactures products for diverse global industries specializing in engineered water and wastewater treatment systems Whether you want to increase your plant s capacity achieve maximum energy efficiency or meet lower effluent limits Brentwood is skilled in evaluating your plant s current process and developing site specific goals to provide optimal treatment at the lowest capital and operational costs In addition to providing full system design Brentwood also partners with each customer to extend the process beyond physical equipment supply to installation assistance and maintenance services Brentwood offers tube settlers sediment removal systems and 100 non metallic chain and flight collectors for water clarification and trickling filter media and submerged fixed film technology for biological treatment SYSTEMS SedVac Sediment Removal System AccuFAS Submerged Fixed Film Polychem Sludge Collectors Trickling Filters Tube Settlers SUPPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS AccuGrid Surface Grating AccuPier Media Support System SmartGuard Collector Monitoring System SERVICES Process Design Assistance Installation Support Polychem Aftermarket Services CASE Program VIDEOS A Vacuum System That Truly Cleans The Basin Floor AccuFAS Aeration Pattern CONTACT INFORMATION Brentwood Industries Inc 500 Spring Ridge Drive Reading PA 19610 UNITED STATES Phone 610 374 5109 Fax 610 685 0127 Request More Information

    Original URL path: http://www.wateronline.com/ecommcenter/brentwood (2016-02-14)
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  • The Resilient Year 7 Trends To Watch In 2016
    the list of disasters in terms of impact Source Global Risks 2015 report World Economic Forum Switzerland 2015 Water Crises Top The List Of Global Risks In addition the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts more intense El Niño effects in 2016 which can be considered disasters in waiting These include Wetter than average conditions most likely in the Southern tier of the U S from central and southern California across Texas to Florida and up the East Coast to southern New England Above average precipitation is also favored in southeastern Alaska Drier than average conditions most likely for Hawaii central and western Alaska parts of the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies and for areas near the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley Some improvement is likely in central and southern California but not drought removal Drought is also likely to persist in the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies with drought development likely in Hawaii parts of the northern Plains and in the northern Great Lakes region While risk from climate change may often seem far off or someone else s problem utilities can use these reports to create the urgency needed to galvanize public support for resilience measures Trend 3 Cities Using Risk Based Planning In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy flooded subways and the disruption of essential services in New York City sounded a wakeup call to put resilience on the top of public agendas In response to this crisis Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team through the Mayor s Office of Recovery and Resiliency created a plan to improve the city s resilience to future trauma The first priority of this riskbased resilience plan was to ensure that the city could recover and emerge stronger both economically and socially from another major natural disaster This plan assigns extra investment and high priority to critical and vulnerable public assets like hospitals transportation and telecommunications plus water and wastewater facilities Shortterm solutions aim to provide flood protection for individual buildings The end goal is business and social continuity which also provides a foundation for recovery and rebuilding Other cities will look at this model in 2016 as a way to rationalize resilience investment Trend 4 Greater Acceptance of Alternative Sources And Reuse Droughts challenge the ability to meet water demand year to year Utilities are exploring ways to proactively address drought as part of broader sustainability planning Los Angeles includes the following goals in its Sustainable City pLAn the roadmap to a city that is environmentally healthy economically prosperous and equitable for all Source 50 percent of water locally by 2025 using both potable and non potable sources including stormwater recharge and recycled water Reduce average per capita potable water use by 20 percent by 2017 Improve disaster preparedness and resiliency for the city so commercial activity can return to normal after a disaster as quickly as possible with measurable targets Reduce municipal water use by at least 20 percent by 2017 L A s plans to increase the

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  • Despite Drought San Diego Is Dumping Treated Water
    dumped a half billion gallons of expensive treated drinking water San Diego s water supply is reaching absurd proportions according to Voices of San Diego The San Diego County Water Authority has dumped a half billion gallons of costly drinking water into a lake near Chula Vista Now that drinking water has been poured into a lake the water must be treated a second time before humans can consume it the report said That s a very small portion of the County Water Authority s annual water supplies but still roughly as much water as 14 000 people use in a year The dumped supply includes water from San Diego County s desalination plant the largest in the western hemisphere which opened in December after 15 years of development and 1 billion in spending Ratepayers will now have to shell out an additional quarter million dollars to retreat the water so it s again fit for human consumption Voices of San Diego reported Why is San Diego dumping treated water The report blamed four factors stubborn water politics pipeline physics unexpectedly low demand and the restrictive terms of a contract the County Water Authority signed with water desalination company Poseidon Resources The county must buy water from the desalination plant under the contract Demand meanwhile is low because of mandatory water cuts imposed by the governor The county authority has complained that under the mandate it wasn t getting any credit for investing in the desalination plant The Sacramento Bee reported The County Water Authority blames its main supplier of water the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for sending too much water and has asked it to stop the report said But Metropolitan has said it cannot stop without physically changing the pipeline Despite the current challenges officials continue

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  • 6 Musts When Choosing A Water Service Provider
    Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Q A February 8 2016 6 Musts When Choosing A Water Service Provider Contact The Supplier Choosing the company that will fill your water service needs is like making any other long term commitment It s impor tant to do your homework identify the areas that are most important and take the time necessary to find a good match To help with your next decision Water Online enlisted Evoqua Water Technologies Tim Crowley Evoqua s business director of general industry solutions and Doug Gillen marketing director to discuss the six things a cus tomer should look for in a provider their own experiences with meeting expecta tions and how many in the industry have made the wrong choice Evoqua Water Technologies Contact The Supplier Contact

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  • Intersex Fish Found In Protected Waters
    sarmje Researchers are finding that even in some of the cleanest waters in the U S pollution appears to be altering the sex functions of fish and making them intersex a condition that hinders reproduction Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge near the U S Canada border is among the most productive and pristine wetland ecosystems in the Northeast Yet even there researchers are seeing troubling abnormalities in fish populations and it is raising concerns about water quality across the country The problem at hand endocrine disruption In fish populations this refers to the presence of female eggs in male testes indicates some kind of hormonal confusion National Geographic reported In a new study scientists from the U S Fish and Wildlife Service and the U S Geological Survey studied fish in 19 national wildlife refuges in the U S Northeast including Missisquoi the report said The researchers published their findings this month in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety Their conclusion An astonishing 60 to 100 percent of all the male smallmouth bass they examined had female egg cells growing in their testes National Geographic reported Researchers had made similar findings before as Water Online has previously reported So why does this new research matter Over the past decade feminized male fish have been discovered in 37 species in lakes and rivers throughout North America Europe and other parts of the world Experts say the new discovery in protected wildlife refuges is worrisome because it suggests that pollution may be even more pervasive than previously thought National Geographic reported Luke Iwanowicz a U S Geological Survey researcher who led the study weighed in per National Geographic There are no truly untouched areas I think the take away here is that everything we do everything we use or put on the land

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  • Simulating A Cure For Brain Drain
    steadily over the years driven by wastewater treatment plants becoming more and more complex he said With this increased treatment complexity come more interactions between different components of a treatment plant BioWin enables designers to be aware of these interactions and look at options and strategies for dealing with them Over the years we have seen BioWin move from a tool used by early adopters to something that now is considered to be a necessary component in every process engineer s toolkit There s also Hydromantis another simulation software provider headquartered down the street from EnviroSim which I m assured is purely a geographical coincidence Its tools address both the drinking and wastewater side of the industry There are WatPro which predicts water quality to simulate plant operation ODM for online disinfection management GPS X a wastewater treatment plant simulator that can aid design and optimization efforts CapdetWorks which can project capital and operating costs Toxchem for odor emission reporting and modeling and SimuWorks the flight simulator for water and wastewater treatment plants Our software allows students and young professionals to see the complex cause and effect relationships in wastewater treatment and that type of learning is highly appealing Christopher Bye senior process engineer EnviroSim Our SimuWorks platform was designed specifically to provide operators with a realistic training platform Robert Beres executive vice president of sales and marketing for Hydromantis said It can be deployed as a complete life sized replica of a specific control room set up for regional training with a library of various plant models used in more traditional multistation classroom environments or loaded on individual workstations In a field as sensitive and precise as wastewater treatment simulators provide the room for error necessary for novices to refine their skills BioWin allows new staff to play with the plant process in a safe environment Bye said For example changing a dissolved oxygen setpoint or a wasting rate and then observing how the process responds is a fantastic way to reinforce important concepts that play a role in the knowledge base of a wastewater professional Enlisting The Future When it comes to the retiring workforce WRF and AWWA may be more concerned with enticing new labor than training it The two along with the U S EPA launched a recruiting website WorkForWater org to encourage young people to pursue careers in the water sector The Water Sector Workforce Sustainability Initiative report includes recommendations for connecting with schools and workforce investment boards Screenshot from the BioWin wastewater process simulator Simulation software can serve as a recruiting tool too offering new workers a realistic and engaging experience with the tasks that are offered by the field Our software allows students and young professionals to see the complex cause and effect relationships in wastewater treatment and that type of learning is highly appealing said Bye Beres added that working with simulators may clear up some misconceptions about the industry held by inexperienced workers Simulation tools are dispensing with the prevailing notion

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  • What EPA Should Consider On Their Final 'Fracking' Assessment
    and explored a number of key areas of concern But EDF didn t agree with the way EPA summarized its findings And it turns out after hearing from EDF and other experts across the country neither do EPA s advising scientists Now through ongoing review by the Science Advisory Board the agency is getting feedback yet again from dozens of concerned parties including EDF with vested interest in making sure EPA gets this assessment right Here are three things to keep in mind No evidence does not mean no problem The error of EPA s main takeaway is it attempts to reach a uniform conclusion about a set of activities and impacts that are far from uniform Impacts that are not widespread or systemic are still impacts even if they are outliers infrequent rare localized or poorly understood These impacts matter and they should not be ignored even if they do not happen at every site and do not happen all the time In attempting to reach a broad conclusion the Agency has developed a message that is unclear at best and misleading at worst The statement must be modified or it risks supporting the notion that these practices are conclusively and inherently safe drowning out 1 000 pages of research and years of work and discounting a number of confirmed and potential impacts cited in the new report No interests are served by translating years of work into a one sentence summary that does little to advance our understanding of today s operations and their potential impacts on communities Expose data gaps so we can close them We can t expect one report to answer every question about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities and the agency should not let this report be the final word on the matter A lot of additional research is clearly needed and EPA should use this assessment and what the agency learned in compiling it to emphasize priority research needs that could support more definitive answers in the future Burying uncertainties limitations and unknowns deep in the pages of this report isn t helpful EPA is in a powerful position to use this experience and its authority to develop and recommend a research agenda that can have a real impact on the way we understand and address risks from hydraulic fracturing activities in the future We need the agency to clearly explain what the important research needs are as well as the key questions that must be answered to allow for a better review in the future An honest answer is the best answer The public is looking for a straight answer from EPA on what to worry about what not to worry about and why and the current message has done little to address that need EPA should send a clear and direct message about the key takeaways from their research Hydraulic fracturing activities can and do impact the environment and communities even if incidents don t happen at every site all

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  • Utility To Receive 1 Million For Upgrades After Violating Ammonia Emission Permit
    make the upgrades on its own reports the Peninsula Clarion In 2015 the DEC cited Kenai for exceeding permit ammonia emission limits in its wastewater discharge Kenai was given five years to fix the problem It was this very violation which may have finally prompted the DEC to approve a wastewater plant upgrade grant for Kenai A draft of the state s budget has allocated 1 019 287 to the utility There s kind of a double edged sword on that violation said Mike Lewis DEC s program manager for the Municipal Matching Grant in the Peninsula Clarion article We give them extra points on that but we do take a little bit away because they are operating without compliance But if they show that they re trying to do something to move forward with it they ll get enough points to override that criteria If there s an issue and the community s not doing anything then they d probably be hurt more by not being in compliance and not doing anything about it Before any improvement projects can begin the source of the ammonia must be determined Kenai City Manager Rick Koch says it is possible that the problem is caused by the plant s digester which hasn t been cleaned in 25 years because the plant has been unable to take it out of use reports the Peninsula Clarion We ve only got one Koch said in the Peninsula Clarion article It s working but like any component in a mechanical process there s a time when you ve got to take it offline and clean it out We re probably past due that A consultant from C2HM is investigating the issue testing at critical places throughout the system at different times to see if ammonia levels

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