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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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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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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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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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A ‘Canary in the Mine’: Advocating for Real-Time Monitoring Solutions to Detect Lead in Drinking Water

Lead contamination in drinking water presents a serious threat to human health. While utilities monitor for lead by sampling infrequently only a small number of domestic points of use, these traditional lead monitoring programs lack the ability to measure the presence of all forms of lead; capture unpredictable changes in water quality that result in lead corrosion; and report the contamination risk before the water is delivered to the customer. MetalGuard™ Lead Alert!™ from AMS is designed to offer communities real-time, continuous and dynamic water quality assessment of the presence of total lead in buildings or zones exposed to events that are the cause of acute lead contamination to reduce the risk of exposure.

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Stannous- Literature Review

Tin has served as an abundant source of useful chemistry throughout history and continues to do so today. From the dawning of the bronze age, to its affordable use in water treatment, the properties of tin have lent themselves toward being effectively utilized for modern applications. This report highlights tin’s pivotal role in human innovation and discusses a novel method that introduces tin as stannous ions for water treatment to provide a safer and more efficient option in a time when green practices are in desperate need and high demand.

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