Southsea STS, a U.K.-based technical services company specializing in water quality, has a history of embracing and implementing new technologies and ideas to support compliance and control in buildings. Recently, Southsea has been evaluating new technologies for corrosion management as part of a pilot program with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the UK. Richard Lawson, Director for Southsea STS, gives a behind the scenes look of the pilot project on the use of AMS’ SafeGuard™ H2O stannous generator to provide corrosion inhibition water treatment for closed-loop heating and cooling systems. Current corrosion inhibitors are relatively expensive, potentially toxic to handle, and can have difficulty meeting requirements imposed for disposal. The SafeGuard™ H2O stannous-based solution can help organizations better manage corrosion and ensure compliance.Watch the video.
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In the fight to keep water safe and affordable, there is only one technology for the job! SafeGuard™ H2O is a fully automated, on-demand, in-situ generator of stannous (reducing agent) and tin dioxide (adsorbent), coupled with online monitoring capability. SafeGuard H2O removes As, Cr(VI), Cu, Fe, Pb, and Mn from drinking water and As, Cr(VI), Hg & Se from wastewater; acts as corrosion inhibitor for lead pipes and cooling systems; adsorbs SO2, H2S from industrial emissions. Tin and electricity are the only consumables. There are no similar technologies to SafeGuard H2O that integrate a low life-time cost contaminant treatment system with real-time performance controls. With SafeGuard H2O, contaminants have met their match!Watch the video.
Real-time THM data from the online THM-100™ analyzer has helped the City of San Luis Obispo to achieve DBP compliance, optimize their aeration process and ensure public safety. In 2014 and 2015, the City of San Luis Obispo experienced high THM levels and staff began to research processes and practices that could head-off high THM recurrences. To ensure DBP regulatory compliance, the city chose in-tank aeration to mitigate THMs. While effective in the removal of THMs, in-tank aeration is a high-energy consumption process. Spending approximately $10K per month on power, San Luis Obispo began searching for an effective solution that would help reduce energy expenses while optimizing the treatment process and making it more cost-efficient. The online THM-100™ analyzer from AMS was valuable for aeration treatment system design, establishing continuous real-time THM data as vital assets in meeting regulatory compliance and protecting public health.Read the case study.
This is an update to AMS’ COVID-19 policies and protocols designed to minimize the risk of exposing our employees and those with whom they come into contact to potential infection by COVID-19 while carrying out duties that include visits to client sites. Our updated COVID-19 policy and protocols are also intended to reduce potential demands on health support services and ensure business continuity.Read the news article.
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.Read the full article.
In this episode of AMS Talks Value of Data series, Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, is joined by Craig Douglas, P.E., General Manager at the Brunswick & Topsham Water District (BTWD) in Maine, who discusses the importance of real-time monitoring water quality for THMs to support the district’s water treatment process. Douglas shares insights about how the use of the online THM-100™ analyzer has proven a valuable tool enabling BTWD to optimize operations, better understand treatment processes, resolve THM compliance concerns and validate laboratory performance and results.Watch the video.
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.Read the full article.
In this episode of AMS Talks Value of Data series, Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, is joined by Gail Heath, Research Professor at the University of Arizona and Chief Operating Officer of Sub Rosa Monitoring, who discusses the importance of real-time monitoring of water quality for trace metals in mine and tailings pond management. Heath shares insights about Sub Rosa Monitoring’s effective and integrated approach for water quality monitoring of ground and surface water contamination at mining sites that enables companies to obtain advance warning of the potential environmental impact of their operations, as well as where he sees the future of online water quality analyzers for mine and tailings pond management.Watch the video.
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.Read the full article.