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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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AMS Talks: The Value of Data to Brunswick & Topsham Water District

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.

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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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AMS Talks: The Value of Data to Monitoring Water Quality at Mines

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.

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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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AMS Installs SafeGuard™ H2O Cr(VI) Remediation Full-Scale Pilot in California

AMS installed a full-scale pilot of its SafeGuard™ H2O intelligent Cr(VI) remediation system in a Central Valley California Community. 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 goal of the pilot is to demonstrate the system’s ability to effectively and affordably treat water with elevated Cr(VI) levels to non-detect levels (less than 2 ppb) by converting toxic Cr(VI) to insoluble nontoxic Cr (III), which then can be removed by filtration along with tin dioxide — the product of the conversion. The stannous generator system features automatic dosing and incorporates continuous, real-time monitoring of Cr(VI) levels at the influent and effluent to ensure optimal treatment and compliance with regulatory and operational targets 24/7/365. Through the onboard online analyzer the technology’s ability to effectively reduce Cr(VI) was seen immediately.
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AMS Talks: The Value of Data to Aigües de Barcelona

The AMS Talks Value of Data video series features interviews with industry thought leaders who share their views on the role and impact of real-time water quality data on water and wastewater treatment processes. In this episode, AMS CEO Rick Bacon is joined by Miquel Paraira Faus, Water Quality Director at Aigües de Barcelona to discuss how online THM analyzers assisted in the control of distribution water operations, resulting in improved quality of drinking water to more than 3 million people across the Barcelona metropolitan area.
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AMS Innovations in Online Trace Metals Monitoring

AMS CEO Rick Bacon discusses how the water industry is rapidly embracing online, real-time trace metals monitoring technology, and the importance of data quality for mission critical system performance optimization.
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2020: Lessons Learned and Outlook for 2021

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.

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