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An example of a metering pump manufactured by Itron.
An example of a metering pump manufactured by Itron. There are many types of metering pumps on the market and choosing the correct one for your utility requires weighing pros and cons.
Feb 26 2002
In use today are three basic diaphragm-metering pump technologies for water disinfection. Each has advantages and disadvantages that need to be…
Dec 27 2001
The pumps at the Stony Brook Lift Station used to clog so often that crews for Suffolk County (N.Y.) Department of Public Works (SCDPW) anticipated…
Dec 27 2001
Submersible motor use in municipal systems is not new. The advantages of submersible motors are well known to this industry. Since these motors are…
Dec 27 2001
Three significant reputations for innovative, reliable solutions to environmental problems came together as the Singapore Ministry of the Environment…
Dec 10 2001
The intake system that will draw cooling makeup water from the Kaskaskia River for the $250-million Holland energy plant in Shelby County, Illinois,…
Nov 13 2001
When a Leicester, Mass., developer planned a subdivision of 16 houses at the same elevation as the town’s water tower, he was faced with the problem…
Oct 22 2001
Hayward Industrial offers new thermoplastic valves designed to not fail, stick or jam due to rust or corrosion ? virtually eliminating the…
Oct 19 2001
The "headworks" of a wastewater treatment plant is the initial stage of a complex process. This process reduces the level of pollutants in the…
Sep 20 2001
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) corrosion damage to wastewater treatment plant facilities often means time consuming and costly rehabili GSC Hal Gillette…
Jul 25 2001
The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Chalk Point Generating power plant is Maryland’s largest, serving Washington, D.C., and suburbs. The…
Jul 25 2001
Actual design conditions were 263 gpm at 191 ft. of TDH. These conditions are not uncommon for mountainous areas with high static lift, or for…
Jul 25 2001
In a team effort that included the area’s conservation district, an engineering firm, and Flowtronex’s Waterworks division, they found a way to…
Dec 28 2000
The Iowa Great Lakes area is located in northwest Iowa and is one of the most desirable summer recreation areas in the Midwest. The three major lakes…
Dec 28 2000
Using a temporary sewage bypass pumping system and its nondisruptive pipe rehabilitation methods, Insituform Technologies, Inc., has rehabilitated a…
Dec 28 2000
One of the key benefits of having a Muffin Monster® grinder in a wastewater treatment works is that it improves overall maintenance and prevents…
Dec 28 2000
During the early ’80s and due to several inceptions of environmental regulations, stainless steel pumps were introduced to the pump market as a…
Dec 28 2000
Design features at the Influent Relief Pumping Station (IRPS) recently placed into service for the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee, have resulted in…
Dec 28 2000
Most of us have viewed with fascination the rapid development and evolution of computer technology in recent years, while perhaps overlooking some…
Dec 28 2000
Submersible Pumps in the Dry Well Figure 6 depicts the concept of using submersible pumps that can operate in a dry well in lieu of the conventional…
Dec 28 2000
Conventional Pumping Stations A typical design for a conventional wastewater pumping station is depicted in Figure 4. Such a wastewater pumping…
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