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Want to Reduce the Copper Sulfate Loading in Your Water Treatment?

When it comes to water treatment, there are many chemicals and minerals put into products used into our water, which may or may not harm aquatic life. One of these is the chemical, copper sulfate. Once dumped into the water, copper sulfate crystals sink...

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Tips for Flood-Proofing Wastewater Treatment Plants

When it comes to Mother Nature and flooding, recent history has taught us just how quickly water can overflow banks and pose major problems for wastewater and water treatment plants. With the last hurricanes, flooding has become a major concern –...

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The Difference Between Enzymes and Bacillus Bacteria and Why Microbes are Superior

Wastewater treatment plants have a big job to do, so ensuring the right products used is crucial. Many plants use enzymes to treat water; however, they only do part of the job. Bioaugmentation wastewater treatment proves far more superior in aiding with...

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Algae Response System: How Innova Saved One Plant $4,000 a Day

ATS Innova conducted an on-site treatment test at a water treatment plant in Arizona using EarthTec®, a specialized algae response system that is safe for use in treating water used by fish, animals, and humans, including drinking water. Algae Response System Test The...

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Phosphorus and Its Effect on Wastewater Plants

Years ago, our laundry detergent had other uses beyond just cleaning laundry. If you had an oil spill in a driveway, for example, you could pour a little Tide and water on it and then come out an hour later and rinse everything away, including the oil. Likewise, if...

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Alum and Ferric Chloride: Pros, Cons, and Substitutes

How are alum and ferric chloride used in water treatment? As every water treater knows, coagulants are used in the first step of water treatment; they destabilize the water so micro flocks can begin to form. This is followed up by a polymer, which turns it into a...

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TOC Reduction

It seems like it should be a simple problem to solve: Increase your total organic carbon (TOC) removal, decrease your dangerous DBPs, meet all federal and state water standards. But in practice, it's anything but simple. The Environmental Protection Agency requires...

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Cyanobacteria

In October 2014, two dogs died after swimming in and drinking water at Utah Lake that was contaminated with cyanobacteria, sometimes referred to as blue-green algae. The bacteria caused the same lake to be closed to all activities for a period in summer 2016....

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Why Should I Use an Algaecide All Year Long?

Algaecide All Year Long Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova, explains why using an algaecide all year long is important for your water treatment facilities. From the Video: Randy Mciff: My name is Randy Mciff, and I'm the Director of Water and...

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Reducing Backwash Sludge

Reduce Backwash Sludge Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova, discusses how you can reduce backwash sludge at your water treatment plants. From the Video: Randy McIff: My name is Randy McIff, and I'm the Director of Water and Waste Water Treatment with...

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What are the Hazards of Chlorine Dioxide?

The Hazards of Chlorine Dioxide Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova, discusses the hazards of chlorine dioxide and how it can affect your water and wastewater treatment plants. From the Video: My name is Randy McIff, and I'm the Director of Water and...

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Dissolution of EarthTec

Copper Based Algaecides Vs. EarthTec EarthTec is the fast, effective solution for cyanobacteria. Taste and odor issues are reduced in just 24 hours. From the Video: You can't kill algae or cyanobacteria if you can't get to it. We filled identical jars with tap water....

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What Advantages are there to Using a Polymer Blend?

Advantages of Using Polymer Blends Randy McIff, director of water and wastewater treatment discusses advantages to using specific polymer blends to help your water treatment facility. From the Video: Randy Mciff: My name is Randy Mciff and I'm the director of water...

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What Causes DBPs?

What causes DBPs, you might ask? Disinfection by-products are caused by the pro organic carbon in your water. ATS can help you solve your issues with DBPs. From the Video: Randy McIff: My name is Randy McIff and I'm the director of water and wastewater treatment with...

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Taste and Odor Concerns with Water

With headlines around the country this year about lead in drinking water, people are worried. They want to know if there’s a metallic taste in their water, do they need to be concerned about lead? Or can they smell lead? What if their water has taste and odor...

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Stage 2 DBP Compliance

The Stage 2 rules for disinfection byproducts are expected to prevent approximately 280 bladder cancer cases per year in the United States, 26 percent of which would have been fatal. The annual cost savings of fewer cancer cases is estimated between $763 million and...

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Blue-Green Sludge: the Time to Prepare is Now

You can wait until blue-green sludge washes ashore. Or when a dense algae mat appears in the water. Or when you have to close a lake or reservoir, and tell irrigation users that the water is dangerous. But you'd be better off doing something about it now. Still in the...

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What is Toxic Algae?

Why is Toxic Algae an Issue? One of ATS' expert water treatment consultants, Randy McIff, explains what toxic algae is, how it becomes a problem, and how to keep your community safe. My name is Randy McIff, and I’m the Director of Water and Wastewater Treatment with...

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Algaecides Aren’t All Created Equal

Spoiler alert: Not all algaecides are created equal. In summer 2016 a cyanobacterial algal bloom popped up in a Utah reservoir. As a result, city officials closed the popular recreation spot. Residents worried that water officials would close their favorite watering...

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Why Does My Water Taste Funny?

Why Does My Water Taste Funny? Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova, discusses the reason behind why does your water taste funny, and the underlying causes of these abnormal tastes. From the Video: My name is Randy McIff and I'm the Director of Water...

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Toxic Algae: Bactericidal or Coagulation Solutions

Bactericidal products are your best defense against toxic algae. Last year there were unprecedented numbers of cyanobacteria outbreaks around the Western U.S. So this year, Utah water officials are gearing up early for toxic algae season. They've asked for two new...

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Algae Outbreak Happens Overnight in Utah Reservoir

Algae Outbreak on the Way in 2017 For the past several years algae has begun to grow at records levels, closing beaches, lakes, reservoirs, and all types of public and private waterways. With the influx of rain and snow this year and continuing warmer temperatures,...

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How Can I Reduce DBPs?

Reducing DBPs Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova, discusses how DBPs are caused and how reducing your DBPs can help your water treatment plant. From the Video: Randy Mciff: My name is Randy McIff and I'm the director of water and wastewater treatment...

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Why is Copper Sulfate a Problem?

Copper Sulfate is No Longer the Standard Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova, discusses some of the issues with using copper sulfate to treat water. There are alternative to regular copper sulfate. From the Video: My name is Randy McIff and I'm the...

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Algal Bloom vs. Water Manager: You Can Beat the Sludge

One day it was a beautiful lake in Northern California, open to swimming—the next day it was covered with a toxic algal bloom. In 2016, toxic algal blooms popped up in more than 40 waterways across California. The toxic blue-green slime isn't a new phenomenon, but the...

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What are TOCs?

What are Tocs? (Total Organic Carbon) Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova,describes what total organic carbon, or tocs are and how they can be reduced. From the Video: My name is Randy McIff and I'm the Director of Water and Waste Water Treatment with...

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Why Do Oxidation Ditches Not Work as Well in the Winter?

Oxidation Ditches in Winter Randy McIff, a water treatment expert at ATS Innova, discusses some of the issues with oxidation ditches during the winter months. From the Video: Randy McIff: My name is Randy McIff and I'm the director of Water and Wastewater Treatment...

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Kill Mussels and Slime While Meeting DBP Regulations

About a hundred years ago, the development of pre-chlorination and disinfection of water led to the end of epidemics of waterborne diseases. People in the U.S. with access to treated water no longer had to worry about deadly typhoid and cholera. But disinfection has...

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The 411 on TriHalomethanes: Harmful, but Preventable

TriHalomethanes Can Cause a Public Relations Nightmare A water system in the Midwest exceeded the EPA's total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) limit and had to issue a public notice of the violation. Local news stations picked up the story, and water system managers and...

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What are Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) and Why Do We Have Them?

Is a Serious Drinking Water Violation About To Hit Your Municipality? In August 2015, the city of Baltimore sent out a press release detailing an EPA violation for higher than maximum allowable levels of haloacetic acids (HAA5) above the maximum allowable limit in the...

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How Reducing Your DBPs Can Save You from the EPA

The emergence of chlorinating drinking water over a century ago, is widely determined as one of the “most significant public health advances of the millennium.” Through chlorination of water, “life expectancy has been increased by 30 years since 1900,” infectious...

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Taste and odor concerns disappear with ATS

You turn on the faucet to get a glass of water, and notice an unusual smell. You're not sure what it is, but it can't be the water, right? But when you take a sip, you realize it is the water, and it doesn't just stink—it tastes bad too. What do you do? You start...

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Disinfectants that don’t create toxic trash

Safe, clean, pure, clear? All words that should describe the culinary water that comes out of every faucet in the U.S. But that's not always the case because of disinfection byproducts, even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates the safety of the...

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An Algaecide that Makes the Toxic Ooze Vanish

Hundreds of miles of Florida coastline choked by blue-green toxic ooze, shutting down businesses and beaches, killing tourism and endangering people and animals. The Florida algal bloom crept through waterways for months, just one of the many blooms appearing around...

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EarthTec ends the quagga and zebra mussel invasion

You may have heard there's no hope if quagga and zebra mussels invade your water treatment plant, but you heard wrong. Innova's EarthTec will kill them all. These invaders are tiny creatures that do major, sometimes catastrophic, damage to industry and recreation...

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Desludge, Reduce Backwashes, and Save

You need to desludge, and you need better water treatment solutions because you're running too many backwashes. Your sludge hauls are getting more and more frequent, and hurting your bottom line. Sludge hauls and backwashes are necessary parts of the water treatment...

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Corrosive chemicals multiply water treatment costs

Since 1774 when Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered chlorine, scientists have been experimenting with the chemical element. Around the time of World War I, researchers discovered that injecting salt water with electrical current resulted in sodium...

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Get the Best Water Treatment with the Right Chemistry

True story: A water treatment plant manager called us to evaluate his facility, determine if there were better chemicals and protocols, and find ways to save money. After getting our report, he was a little reluctant to implement our plan because of the cost. But he...

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The art of smart wastewater solutions at Innova

You've got algae filling up your settling basin and clogging your wastewater system. Maybe quagga mussels have taken up residence in your equipment. Or are you producing too much sludge at your wastewater treatment plant? You have a wastewater treatments problem....

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Get Better, Safer Water Without Using Chlorine Dioxide

You're doing your best to decrease the disinfection by-products (DBPs) in your water, because you need to meet the latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements and, of course, you don't want your consumers unnecessarily exposed to substances that could...

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Flocculants, polymers: Our solutions save you money

Your average consumer doesn't want to hear about what goes on at their local wastewater treatment plant. They don't want to hear details of what happens after they flush the toilet or shut off the sink. They don't care what a flocculants are used or what a polymer...

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