The Splash

Success in Zero Liquid Discharge to Guide Reuse Applications

In 2006, a groundbreaking ethanol plant began operation in the San Joaquin Valley of California. As one of the world’s most productive agricultural areas, this was a prime location; however, to address environmental challenges, the region had strict regulations on industrial discharge streams. To make this plant a reality, Kurita America designed a unique water system that required no environmental discharge, a [...]

The Importance of Keeping Your Cooling Towers Clean

Dirty and fouled cooling tower water often plagues maintenance teams that manage industrial cooling towers. A dirty cooling tower can have a detrimental effect on the overall health of the plant’s water infrastructure, leading to lower efficiencies and increased costs. Cooling water full of fine sand, grit and biological matter can contribute to damage to analytical instrumentation, creating inaccuracies and [...]

Integrated Treatment System Removes Iron, Arsenic and Radium in Wisconsin

The City of Elkhorn is a long-standing customer of Kurita America, utilizing equipment at multiple water treatment plants since the late 1970s. Elkhorn’s existing water treatment plants used aeration followed by pressure filtration and ion exchange, in series, to remove iron, arsenic and radium from the groundwater supply wells. When it came time to replace an aging treatment system, the city wanted to include [...]

Effective Water Management Through Reuse

Water is vital to the operations of our customers who entrust Kurita America to provide the best solutions for managing their water resources. Understanding how water integrates into the bigger picture allows us to approach your water challenges from multiple angles and develop programs that deliver the most effective results; increasingly these involve some level of water reuse. Whether enabling the use of graywater [...]

Investigating the Effectiveness of Antibiotic Combinations Utilized in Fuel Ethanol Production

Bacterial infections during fuel ethanol fermentations can negatively impact the fermentation process and lower ethanol yields. Lactic Acid-Producing Bacteria (LAB), such as Lactobacillus , Lactococcus , Weissella and Pediococcus , are a common source of contamination due to their ability to grow in the harsh conditions, low pH, high temperatures, and high concentrations of ethanol, present during fermentation. [...]

OptaCell™ Plus Configured for Calcite Contactor Provides Flexible Operation While Stabilizing Aggressive Water

Craven County is located in the Eastern part of North Carolina at the mouth of the Neuse River. Their new water treatment plant was to include a reverse osmosis/nanofiltration (RO/NF) membrane system; however, the small membrane pore size removes many beneficial minerals, often resulting in a corrosive water. To stabilize the water before sending to distribution, Kurita America furnished a calcite contactor [...]

Kurita’s S.sensing® CS Technology Increases Lost Product Recovery by More Than 30% for Meat Processing Plant

A large beef processing facility located in the upper Midwest, operated by a leading global meat producer, implemented Kurita America’s feed-forward, approach using S.sensing CS technology that significantly increased incremental revenue and production capacity. The client’s state-of-the-art, dissolved air flotation (DAF) system in their flagship beef processing plant could not consistently [...]

Do Your Procurement Practices Align with Your Asset Management and Sustainability Goals?

In the recent edition of Opflow magazine, a publication by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), co-authors T.J. Stroebl (Kurita America, AWWA MAC Vice Chair) and Randy Moore (Tnemec Company, AWWA Innovation Initiative Co-Chair) discuss the nexus between asset management and sustainability practices, and how goals related to both can be achieved through a properly structured procurement program. Having a [...]

Kurita America’s Commitment to Safety: Driving Workplace Protocols and Customer Value Forward

Sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC) , and held every June, National Safety Month is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to assess their strategy on preventing unnecessary workplace injuries, whether it be on the road, at work or at home. This year, the NSC’s efforts are focused on safety strategy and ensuring employee’s feel inherently safe on the job. Kurita America has [...]

New System Increases Water Savings Following Natural Disaster in New Jersey

Long Beach Township is mostly located on a barrier island in Ocean County, New Jersey. After Hurricane Sandy left much of the area underwater, significant reconstruction was necessary, which included a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The need for new construction also presented an opportunity to upgrade with better technology, increasing overall operational efficiency. The township first became acquainted [...]

City Benefits from Packaged Treatment System to Rejuvenate Aging Plant

The City of Savage, Minnesota had relied on legacy Tonka Water (now Kurita America) equipment at their No. 2 Water Treatment Plant since 1985. When it came time to replace the aging infrastructure, they wanted to keep aeration and gravity filtration, but also enhance the treatment process with detention. Kurita America’s Dualator ® III packaged treatment product was a good fit, which [...]

Bacteria and Corrosion Control in Reclaim Water: Kurita America Mitigates Risk While Reducing Costs by 35%

At ten cents for every 1000 gallons, the use of reclaim water provided significant water cost savings for a thriving and innovative 900+ bed hospital located in Western Florida. However, it also presented a host of challenges—one of which was microbiological growth. At the time, the hospital’s previous biocide solution consisted of a stabilized bromine program in conjunction with periodic chlorine [...]