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Unsustainable approaches to water treatment are pervasive, partly due to a lack of real-time data. H2O Global News caught up with Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, to discover how a potent combination of accurate insights and eco-friendly treatment methods can help build an industry fit for the future.View Resource
California American Water’s Isleton Water System underwent an evaluation of SafeGuard™ H2O, an intelligent arsenic remediation system manufactured by AMS. This innovative technology generates a ferrous ion reagent in-situ via an electrolytic process to address arsenic contamination. The objective of the project was to demonstrate the ability of the electrogenerated ferrous reagent produced on demand by the SafeGuard™ H2O system to remove arsenic from unchlorinated well water reliably and effectively. The SafeGuard™ H2O system consistently treated arsenic below 10 ppb and the technology’s modular design can be easily integrated with the facility’s existing coagulation/filtration system; replacing the use of liquid ferric chloride and providing the facility with operational and capital savings.View Resource
MetalGuard™ is the first fully automated online trace metals analyzer for monitoring municipal and industrial water and wastewater. The system provides real-time, multi-stream analysis for a range of trace metal contaminants.
MetalGuard delivers accurate and reliable results (up to 1 ppb or ± 15%, whichever is higher) with a typical measurement time of fewer than 30 minutes. The system also allows for manually collected samples to be analyzed.
MetalGuard™ Lead Alert!™
A novel automated and unattended real-time lead corrosion risk management system for monitoring the risk of exposure to lead contamination.
The analyzer provides rapid analysis of the safety of drinking water in homes, schools, day-cares exposed to the risk of lead contamination. It is designed to be used independently or in conjunction with SafeGuard™ Lead for rapid low-cost analysis of locations predicted to be at risk for an increase in contamination risk.
Moving and treating water and wastewater are energy-intensive processes that result in considerable greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately contribute to climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is key to preventing the detrimental effects of climate change on the environment, water availability and human health. Improving energy efficiency is an essential part of keeping carbon emissions under control; spurring continuous upgrades to water and wastewater treatment processes that reduce the amount of energy, chemicals and other resources used. By investing in online and predictive analytical solutions, along with advanced intelligent treatment solutions, the global water treatment industry can achieve cost efficiency and carbon neutrality.View Resource
Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, provides an in-depth review of the lessons learned from 2021 and outlook for AMS in 2022 and beyond. AMS has developed disruptive solutions to address several of the pressing problems facing the global industrial and municipal water treatment industry while actively supporting the drive to net-zero-carbon. Through a technology platform of advanced solutions to analyze and treat trace metal and inorganic contaminants, AMS helps enterprises to meet stringent regulatory standards aimed at protecting human health and the environment in as carbon neutral a way as possible.View Resource
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.View Resource
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.View Resource
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.View Resource
Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, provides an in-depth review of lessons learned from the past year and outlook for AMS in 2021 and beyond.View Resource
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.View Resource