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AMS Delivers an Affordable Treatment Solution for Hexavalent Chromium Removal in California

Hexavalent chromium (Cr6) in drinking water is a controversial topic in California. More than 20 years after the film Erin Brockovich was released raising public awareness and concern about Cr6, high levels of the contaminant continue to pose a threat to the health of thousands of consumers. To meet the need for an affordable treatment system that eliminates Cr6 from drinking water supplies and removes the barrier to a lower regulatory limit for this carcinogen, AMS developed SafeGuard™ H2O. The technology ensures a safe and affordable treatment approach to meet the Cr6 public health goal of 0.02 ppb while saving California taxpayers millions of dollars. During a pilot demonstration at the City of Los Banos, Calif., AMS’ SafeGuard H2O Cr6 treatment system proved to reduce Cr6 to non-detect levels at an annual cost per household in small communities of less than $5 per day.
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Los Banos, Calif. SafeGuard™ H2O Cr(VI) Treatment System Pilot Report

A SafeGuard™ H2O intelligent Cr(VI) remediation system demonstration unit with a treatment capacity of 10 gpm was installed with the City of Los Banos, California to evaluate the performance of the technology to treat Cr(VI) to non-detect levels (under 1 ppb) in unchlorinated well water.  SafeGuard H2O is an innovative technology based on a proprietary approach that generates on demand a stannous ion reagent in-situ via an electrolytic process. The pilot with Los Banos provided confirmation of the technology’s efficacy and third-party validation of the SafeGuard H2O system as a cost-effective alternative to traditional Cr(VI) treatment systems. Results are detailed.

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The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management, published in August 2020 by The Global Tailings Review, provides a framework for safe tailings facility management while affording Operators flexibility as to how best to achieve this goal. The Standard strives to achieve the ultimate goal of zero harm to people and the environment with zero tolerance for human fatality.

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Minimize the Environmental Impact of Semiconductor Manufacturing with Real-Time Online Trace Metals Analysis

Semiconductor manufacturing is not only highly dependent on large volumes of water that must be treated to ultrapure standards, but the process also generates significant volumes of wastewater that contains heavy metals and toxic solvents. To reduce its environmental impact, the semiconductor industry is actively searching for new ways to optimize water consumption and improve the quality of wastewater effluent. AMS offers innovative online real-time, continuous trace metals monitoring solutions designed to aid the semiconductor industry in optimizing water consumption, improving the quality of wastewater effluent and reducing its environmental impact.

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A New and Cost-Effective Arsenic Removal Technology Paves the Way for More Stringent Federal Arsenic Standards

The industry is in dire need of a simple, economical and effective treatment solution for arsenic. SafeGuard H2O™, a new and cost-effective arsenic removal technology, paves the way for the evaluation and review of a more stringent federal arsenic standard. This innovative solution virtually eliminates arsenic and drastically reduces the cost of removing the toxic contaminant from water supplies.

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AMS Advances the Evaluation and Review of a More Stringent Federal Arsenic Standard with Its SafeGuard™ H2O Innovative and Cost-Effective Arsenic Removal Technology

It has been nearly 20 years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal arsenic standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb) was put into place; however, the 2001 regulation remains the same today with the exception of New Hampshire and New Jersey that have implemented a more stringent maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5 ppb at the state level (EPA, 2001). This paper aims to advance the evaluation and review of a more stringent federal arsenic standard by presenting evidence of an innovation in arsenic removal technology — Aqua Metrology Systems’ (AMS) SafeGuard™ H2O (SGH2O) — that is proven, validated and commercially available. The technology virtually eliminates arsenic and drastically reduces the cost of removing the toxic contaminant from water supplies when compared to alternative treatment technologies.

 

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Bringing Innovative and Affordable Solutions to a Costly and Complex Problem

AMS is committed to bringing intelligent water remediation solutions that can be fully controlled, monitored and optimized remotely, while ensuring that these systems are more accessible to a wider sector of the population through affordable financial models. As such, AMS has offered an official response to a white paper — “Economic Feasibility Analysis in Consideration of a Hexavalent Chromium MCL” — published by the California State Water Board (SWB), who is engaged in a process of consultation to determine at what level the regulatory limit for Cr(VI) should be set. AMS’ position on Cr(VI) regulation and comments to SWB are summarized in this technical brief.

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AMS Brings a Proven and Affordable Hexavalent Chromium Treatment Solution to California’s Food Processing Industry

The state of California has a long history managing Cr(VI) in its drinking water and has been working to reestablish a standard by reevaluating the health information, as well as technologies that can provide effective treatment at lower costs. To address the lack of an effective and economically viable treatment solution for big cities, small communities, and industries, AMS has developed a low-cost Cr(VI) remediation system that removes this carcinogen to non-detectable levels at a fraction of the cost of traditional treatment systems.

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Los Banos, Calif. SafeGuard™ H2O Cr(VI) Treatment System Technology Demonstration Report

AMS details results from a technology demonstration of the SafeGuard™ H2O intelligent Cr(VI) treatment system at Los Banos, Calif. The study demonstrated the system’s ability to effectively and affordably convert Cr(VI) into Cr(III) to non-detect level in unchlorinated well water.

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Trace Metal Monitoring: How to Maximize Monitoring Results with Minimum Effort

Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, discussed the value of real-time, high-frequency metals monitoring during the Sensileau webinar in January 2020, “Metals Monitoring in Water.” The presentation focused on the AMS MetalGuard™ multi-stream online trace metal analyzer, which provides automated, unattended measurement of trace metal contaminants such as Arsenic, Chromium-6, Lead, Selenium and more across municipal and industrial sectors.

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