Ferric chloride is a water treatment chemical widely used to remove impurities in water and wastewater. While ferric chloride is effective and approved for use in a range of applications, there is a lack of adequate quality controls and certification for this bulk chemical. Ferric chloride contains a range of contaminants, including manganese, chromium, arsenic, zinc, lead, and copper that can be found in high concentrations and can be very harmful to human health. In addition, ferric chloride is an extremely corrosive and potentially hazardous substance that requires it to be handled and stored with care, driving the cost of treatment. In this episode of AMS Talks, Rick Bacon, CEO of AMS, and Industry Consultant Nadia Abboud discuss the use of ferric chloride as a water treatment chemical, and the need for alternative solutions that do not contaminate our water supply.Watch the video.
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Concerned with its reliance on bulk chemicals to meet the current or future arsenic MCL, the City of Alamosa evaluated the SafeGuard™ H2O arsenic removal treatment system to replace the use of bulk ferric chloride. The bench-scale test characterized the efficacy of the technology and the coagulation filtration requirements. The demonstration was initiated to show the ability of SafeGuard™ H2O to provide effective and reliable arsenic removal below the MCL, evaluate the purity of the in-situ generated ferrous reagent compared to bulk ferric chloride, and study the impact of both reagents on UF membrane health.Read the case study.
The SafeGuard™ H2O arsenic removal treatment system has been evaluated by the City of Alamosa to replace the use of bulk ferric chloride. The evaluation was completed via bench-scale testing and subsequent pilot demonstration; showing the electrogenerated ferrous reagent to achieve reliable arsenic removal below 5 ppb with a ferrous dose of 6.5-8 mg/L. The validation of SafeGuard™ H2O technology to generate a ferrous reagent in-situ via an electrolytic process shows great promise for utilities looking to remove arsenic to low levels and eliminate reliance on hazardous bulk chemicals.Read the full article.
AMS is exhibiting in the Innovation Hub at AWWA ACE23 in Toronto, Canada. With a highly competitive portfolio of advanced water treatment technologies to analyze water quality in real-time and treat water/wastewater for inorganic, organic or trace metal contaminants, AMS provides facilities with proven solutions to improve energy efficiency and help control GHG emissions.Watch the video.
AMS and BIOBOX announce their partnership which brings to United States BIOBOX’s containerized biological treatment system for nitrate removal from groundwater and wastewater. The partnership will offer a fully automated, turnkey “intelligent nitrate treatment system” by integrating AMS’ online Instran™ nitrate analyzer that provides continuous, real-time control of the system performanceRead the press release.
Real-time insights and innovative water treatment technologies can minimize the environmental impact of water and wastewater treatment. Specifically, the AMS’ SafeGuard™ H2O technology, which generates ferrous or stannous-based water treatment reagents on-site and on-demand, coupled with real-time monitoring, can reduce the need for bulk toxic chemicals and displace traditional treatment technologies, significantly reducing emissions.Read the full article.
The online THM-100™ monitor provides utilities with continuous high frequency THM and THM formation potential (THM-FP) data in real time. With the help of the THM-100™, utilities can design cost-effective THM treatment systems, optimize their water or wastewater treatment process and reduce related expenses while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards for THMs.Read the brochure.
The Athens Water Supply & Sewerage Company S.A. (EYDAP) installed the online THM-100™ analyzer to the drinking water reservoir outlet of the Galatsi Water Treatment Plant for a three-month evaluation period, providing EYDAP with continuous online analysis of THM values. The real-time THM data helped EYDAP to understand how the total THM (TTHM) concentration and THM speciation composition are affected by changes in raw source water quality and chlorine contact time. With the help of the reliable data provided by the THM-100, EYDAP was able to better mitigate the presence of harmful THMs across the service area.Read the case study.
Approximately 50% of water and wastewater utilities experience delays in chemical availability due to supply chain disruptions. According to McKinsey & Company’s January 2023 Chemicals Practice Insight “A new operations formula for the chemicals sector,” 2022 was a tumultuous year for the global chemical sector which faced spiraling costs, looming skills shortage, and pressure for decarbonization. So, what does this all mean for the water industry? In this episode of AMS Talks AMS CEO Rick Bacon and Industry Consultant Nadia Abboud discuss critical chemical supply chain risk and explore solutions to help mitigate exposure to those risks in the water industry.Watch the video.
The Bilbao Bizkaia Advanced Water Treatment Centre (CATABB) in Etxebarri, Bizkaia, Spain, is an open platform for innovation and research in water treatment that was designed and built by the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium (BBWC) in 2018. To aid CATABB in a study to better understand the adsorption and desorption process of their GAC filters, an online THM-100™ analyzer was installed at the facility to quickly deliver accurate and reliable data on THM levels. According to BBWC, thanks to the online THM-100™ analyzer, staff in the CATABB facility has been able to quickly detect variations in the THMs concentration and have a greater control of the water quality. In addition, the online THM-100™ analyzer has become a very useful tool for current and future research in the study of the generation of disinfection by-products, and it will enable the opening of new lines of research and collaboration at CATABB.Read the case study.