The Splash

U.S. Water Launches Lumyn Digital Platform

U.S. Water is pleased to announce the launch of Lumyn TM , a unique digital platform that unifies treatment applications with intuitive and proactive water system management. The platform is designed to put actionable information in the hands of the right people, at the right time, and in the form they want it. Lumyn users can visualize system performance and anticipate and address issues before they become [...]

Four Ways to Prolong the Life of Your Control System

The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is the heart of any treatment system, and a few simple precautionary measures can dramatically extend the life of your control system. One of the most important components to check and replace is the battery used for program backup in the processor. Manufacturers recommend that PLC batteries be replaced on a yearly basis. Plants can experience shutdown after a power [...]

U.S. Water Secures Approval for New Patent

U.S. Water announces that on May 21, 2019, the Minnesota based company has been granted a new U.S. patent (10,294,126) entitled “Water Treatment Method & System.”  The technology is a unique process that converts hexavalent chromium, a hazardous material, into a non-hazardous trivalent chromium. The trivalent chromium is then removed using a specialized chelating resin which can then be [...]

Celebrating Safety in June

Safety Month is celebrated in June on an annual basis by The National Safety Council (NSC). In honor of this year’s safety month, the NSC has designed a weekly theme highlighting various workplace hazards that impact workers regardless of their industry or job duties. At U.S. Water, we believe it’s important to share safety best practices to protect our most important asset, our employees. Under each [...]

Alternatives for Traditional Cleaning Methods Utilized in Fuel Ethanol Production

Bacterial issues in a fuel ethanol production plant can have expensive consequences, including increased chemical costs and eventually, revenue lost. It is common practice for plants to employ a clean-in-place (CIP) program to protect the product against bacteria. A traditional cleaning aid in fuel ethanol production is a 3-5% caustic solution (sodium hydroxide) used to reduce and remove organic fouling and soil [...]

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. [...]

Packaged Treatment System Treats Radium, Ammonia and Iron in Wisconsin

The city of Elkhorn, WI made the decision to replace an aging pressure filtration water treatment plant with a custom gravity system. The new water treatment plant features aeration, detention, and filtration within a single vessel, in addition to separate ion exchange vessels that are similar to those in use at the previous plant. The water system serves a population of about 10,000, through nearly three miles of [...]

Biologically Enhanced Ion Exchange Used to Treat Florida Groundwater

Haines City located in Polk County Florida, was required to meet new compliance standards after regulations regarding disinfection by-product levels were adjusted. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water) was selected as the process system manufacturer for the city’s new water treatment plant. With a focus on waste reduction and a small footprint, the Haines City system includes four Organix™ ion [...]

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. Acquires Avista Technologies, Inc. and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd.

On May 16, 2019, Kurita Water Industries Ltd. ("Kurita") announced that the procedures for acquisition of the outstanding shares of Avista Technologies, Inc. (Head Office: California, U.S.) and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd. (Head Office: U.K.) were completed on May 15, 2019, Pacific Time, in the United States. Headquartered in California, Avista U.S. manufacturers and sells reverse osmosis (RO) chemicals [...]

An Introduction to Brewery Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment can be overwhelming, and brewery wastewater treatment is no exception. Regulations and permits often require breweries to treat residual wastewater leftover from the brewing process, and failure to treat this water can result in fines and penalties and the effluent from your facility may negatively impact your community. Wastewater treatment comes in various forms, from primary treatment [...]

U.S. Water Receives 2018 Governor's Safety Award

U.S. Water's Cambridge, Minnesota facility was awarded the 2018 Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety Governor's Safety Award during the 2019 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference held in Prior Lake, Minnesota on May 8th, 2019. U.S. Water continues to be recognized as one of the leading national providers of integrated solutions for water treatment. The company’s integrated approach combines [...]

Florida Treatment Plant Expands Ion Exchange System to Treat TOC and Color

Palm Beach County installed and commissioned a Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water) Organix™ ion exchange system downstream from lime softening in 2008 to address issues with Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Disinfection Byproduct Precursors (DBPs), and excessive color in their finished water. The original seven-vessel system is rated at 10 MGD. Pleased with the performance of the original system, the [...]