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MyronLMeters.com is building a water industry link exchange. If your company is in the water industry and has a website, we’d like to feature you on our Water Industry Resources page. All we need is:
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Tweet Myron L Meters is proud to be the premier internet retailer of Myron L Ultrameters, Ultrapens, and other fine products. Myron L meters have a well-earned reputation for being accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use. We’d like to thank the following 2013 customers who ordered for the first time through our MyronLMeters.com website, as well as the hundreds […]
Myron L Meters is proud to be the premier internet retailer of Myron L Ultrameters, Ultrapens, and other fine products. Myron L meters have a well-earned reputation for being accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use. We’d like to thank the following 2013 customers who ordered for the first time through our MyronLMeters.com website, as well as the hundreds not listed here. Thank you for your business.
GLAXO SMITH KLINE
UC IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER
RED BUD REGIONAL HOSPITAL
HALIFAX REGIONAL HOSPITAL
ELIK DIALYSIS CENTER
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY
PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
We hope that Myron L Meters has helped your organization continue its fine work. Thanks from the Myron L Meters team and have a great 2014!
TweetFind out how a plant chemistry and O&M technician with 18 years experience, uses the Ultrameter II 6P to optimize blowdowns and control corrosion, scale, contamination & chemicals Deborah Walker, an operation and maintenance technician and plant chemistry technician in manufacturing and energy production has been managing water quality in industrial processes for more than […]
Find out how a plant chemistry and O&M technician with 18 years experience, uses the Ultrameter II 6P to optimize blowdowns and control corrosion, scale, contamination & chemicals
Deborah Walker, an operation and maintenance technician and plant chemistry technician in manufacturing and energy production has been managing water quality in industrial processes for more than 18 years. Through her extensive experience, she has come to rely on the Myron L Ultrameter II as a way to monitor control parameters that ensure the functioning of automatic controllers and chemical dosers that optimize cooling tower blowdown schedules; prevent scale, corrosion and microbiological fouling; screen influent and effluent for process parameter control and environmental compliance; as well as directly measuring parameters critical to a total quality assurance plan.
Deborah’s most recent use of the Ultrameter II 6P was in a high output power plant implementing a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), gas and steam turbines, all required heat exchangers, cooling towers, and chemical controllers that preserved the life of the equipment and structures in the water circulation loop while minimizing water and energy consumption. Deborah used the UMII as part of quality assurance for all water and steam quality. Make up water for this application was sourced from a massive municipal pipeline with wastewater being discharged into a nearby creek.
Much of the online controllers Deborah monitored featured an online sampling panel. Deborah used the Ultrameter II to draw solution from the panel to ensure the online meters that monitored cooling water throughout the system were functioning properly. Because the Ultrameter II 6P measured all of the parameters critical to her operation, including conductivity, pH, ORP and temperature, she was able to efficiently analyze equipment functioning and chemical dosing quickly and accurately.
The Ultrameter II 6P also features data logging with memory for up to 100 readings, eliminating the need to perform record keeping tasks in the field. This means Deborah could monitor more areas of the plant in less time. Chemicals injected into the system included a cooling water dispersant that consisted of sodium bisulfate and sodium formaldehyde bisulfite. Sodium bisulfate effectively lowered the pH of the system and sodium formaldehyde bisulfite also served as an oxygen scavenger. (Removing oxygen from the system helps to prevent the formation of the hydroxide ion and hence the formation of rust, disrupting the processes of the corrosion cell. Tetrapotassium pyrophosphate is used for water stabilization and disrupts the corrosion process at the cathodic areas by combining with calcium or iron to form a complex film.) pH monitoring with the Ultrameter II 6P was required to ensure target levels as well as optimum chemical performance.
Deborah also used the Ultrameter II 6P as a quality check to maintain the HRSG. To do this, she tested the purity of the steam by measuring conductivity of steam at the sample panel for boiler chemistry control.
The steam that issued from the HRSG to the turbine had the potential to errode or deposit, which could affect energy efficiency, as well as damage equipment. Any deposits would add mass to the turbine, making it more difficult to turn with greater friction, requiring more energy for the mass with more energy lost as heat. Any increase in conductivity in the steam indicated that either something undesirable was in the water as it was coming in or that there was something wrong with the combustion chemistry—either the dirty water was carried over to the steam or the steam was eroding the boiler and picking up minerals from the metal components. If the steam was corrosive, preventative corrections could be made to stem any equipment damage. If other chemical contamination was evident, additional pretreatment and other chemical controls could be implemented.
Using the Ultrameter II 6P for steam quality control not only increased HRSG energy efficiency and equipment lifecycle, but also decreased its environmental footprint because some of the chemical contaminants that could form deposits could only be removed by other dangerous chemicals with extensive outage during maintenance. The operational target for specific conductivity blowdown identified by Deborah with the Ultrameter II was 1200-1400µS with a goal of 10 cycles of concentration.
Deborah also used the Ultrameter II as part of a disinfection program. Chlorine was used to mitigate biological fouling and corrosion. Chlorine injection occurred at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. with blowdowns scheduled for once at night and once during the day. Deborah’s target residual level range for system disinfection was 0.2-0.6 ppm free chlorine. The bleach injection used in disinfection, however, not only interfered directly with pH control, but also with the effectiveness of other chemicals used to prevent scaling and corrosion.
Chlorine also had to be kept at a consistent reasonable level at all times to avoid shocking the system with massive doses, which could make the system erratic and difficult to balance. During a shock, biological growth could come loose as well, potentially clogging membranes or small pipes in the sample panel. Spot checking parameters such as pH, ORP and conductivity with the Ultrameter II was critical to ensuring consistent residual chlorine levels, pH, and scale and corrosion inhibitors between blowdowns.
The Ultrameter II 6Pwas used by Deborah to verify the accuracy of monitors that controlled demineralizer water used in other processes at the power plant. Three trains were employed to remove dissolved solids. The first vessel removed cations. The second vessel removed anions. The third was a mixed bed that removed both types. The Ultrameter II 6P could be used to determine when the trains had become saturated and needed to be regenerated by measuring any increase in conductivity downstream from the beds. Acid injection was used to flush the demineralizer out, which was then rinsed. Deborah used the Ultrameter II to ensure that the brine wastewater that resulted was neutralized and documented its pH and conductivity before it was shipped away.
Deborah also had to mitigate the environmental impact of discharged cooling waters. She used the Ultrameter II 6P to take measurements of pH and temperature of the water from a creek upstream of the plant to establish a baseline for compliance for the wastewater, so that she could get the water as close to the natural conditions of the creek as possible before discharge.
The chlorine injected to kill microbes and prevent fouling while the cooling water was being recirculated also had to be removed from the water before it entered the creek. This is because the chlorine could also kill desirable organisms important to the ecosystem of the creek, either by direct oxidation or accumulation to toxic levels in living tissues. If chlorine residual was above 0.2 ppm, the waste stream was diverted to sodium bisulfite skids. On the discharge side of the skids, Deborah used the Ultrameter II to test that sodium bisulfite was injected and effective at binding with and deactivating the chlorine by measuring the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). ORP measured the total killing power of all sanitizers in solution by measuring the chemical activity, rather than any specific constituent. Deborah also checked the free chlorine level again specifically.
The sodium bisulfite skid itself also caused the pH of the water to vary slightly. So Deborah made a final check of the pH using the Ultrameter II. The pH was controlled to between 6.6 and 8.6 to optimize the efficacy of other chemicals in solution. The cooling tower would typically blow down within this range, but could be as high as the administrative limit, which was set at 8.7—still well within permit discharge limits, but only with special permission.
The outside blowdown line from the cooling tower dumped into a settling basin before it traveled out to the creek. Deborah used the Ultrameter II 6P to test conductivity, pH, ORP and free chlorine before the cooling water was discharged into the settling basin to ensure compliance with the established guidelines.
Part of effluent compliance also included a plan to monitor and control stormwater runoff from the plant. Deborah used the Ultrameter II 6P to monitor and report pH and conductivity following a major rain event.
Ranges for other operational limits include 80-130 mg/L (ppm) Ca, which usually runs at about 60 mg/L; 0-0.5 mg/L iron, which usually runs at about 0.30 mg/L; microorganism plate count of 0-104 cfu/mL, and suspended solids between 0-25 mg/L.
Deborah has also used the Ultrameter II 6P as part of a Quality Assurance plan for a prominent electric semiconductor manufacturer in which she used conductivity measurements to ensure semiconductor chip quality through proper rinsing.
Myron L Meters is the premier online internet retailer of the Myron L Ultrameter II 6P. Find out more about the Ultrameter II 6P here:
TweetTo help brighten your New Year, I have compiled a list of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for business development – things you can do to dramatically help yourself, your brands and your company. 1. Experiment with nontraditional media Media isn’t about to stop proliferating or fragmenting. Marketers need to put a plan in […]
To help brighten your New Year, I have compiled a list of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for business development – things you can do to dramatically help yourself, your brands and your company.
1. Experiment with nontraditional media
Media isn’t about to stop proliferating or fragmenting. Marketers need to put a plan in place to determine the nature, extent and return on an investment of something nontraditional.
2. Stop hating the sales people
Start treating the sales folks as marketing’s clients. Start mining your marketing database and giving information back to them. Show them how the information will help make them more money.
3. Lose your fear of numbers
Decide what you want to measure before you launch a campaign. It’s infinitely easier to explain your value to the boss with hardcore data, rather than offering nothing but your good name to back up major marketing decisions.
4. Use your relationships
Word-of-mouth is your best salesman – harness it with a robust referral program. When purchasers and business owners talk, they talk about business. Make the next happy hour discussion about your company, your products, and your referral program.
Got an easy way to help build your customers’ business? Share it! MyronLMeters.com has a stockless reseller program that’s easy, effective, and risk-free. Believe me, we tell our customers.
5. Stop promoting your brands to death and start building them
Spend money on real marketing communications – rather than just promotions – to tell folks what your brand stands for. Give them good reasons to buy your products or services that have nothing to do with a special offer or freebie. Are your products as durable as Myron L meters? Tell people!
6. Don’t specialize in only Partial Customer Satisfaction (PCS)
The University of Michigan‘s American Customer Satisfaction Index shows that the average cross-industry customer satisfaction score has fallen below 75% — basically a C grade. It goes without saying there is tremendous room for improvement here.
7. Walk a mile in your customers’ shoes
Get to know what makes your customers tick and what problems they have, and let insights about them drive your decisions.
8. Account-based marketing is always a sure thing
If you can’t get to anything else, make the time to hug your best customers. The fastest way to increase revenue is through customers who already know and love your brand.
9. Stop ignoring social media
It’s not going away soon, and there are some tangible, measurable results to be gained by using new marketing channels such as blogs, podcasts, RSS and video.
10. Monitor your online reputation
Today companies must closely watch their online reputation. Think about how you can put a system in place to monitor and react in case of a reputation crisis in the blogosphere.
All of us at Myron L Meters would like to take a moment to thank you for your business, and to wish you the best for 2013. Our business nearly doubled in 2012 and we have you to thank. We have great things in store for the new year – new products, new partners, expanded international shipping, and more. Let us know how we can be a better part of your growing business.
Material from Marketing Darwinism by Paul Dunay is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Original found here: http://pauldunay.com/top-10-cmo-new-years-resolutions/
Tweet A Book On Desalination Plant Concentrate Management by Nikolay Voutchkov, PE, BCEE of Water Globe Consulting and one of Myron L Meters valued customers This book provides an overview of the alternatives for management of concentrate generated by brackish water and seawater desalination plants, as well as site specific […]
A Book On Desalination Plant Concentrate Management by Nikolay Voutchkov, PE, BCEE of Water Globe Consulting and one of Myron L Meters valued customers
This book provides an overview of the alternatives for management of concentrate generated by brackish water and seawater desalination plants, as well as site specific factors involved in the selection of the most viable alternative for a given project, and the environmental permitting requirements and studies associated with their implementation. The book focuses on widely used alternatives for disposal of concentrate, including discharge to surface water bodies; disposal to the wastewater collection system; deep well injection; land application; evaporation; and zero liquid discharge. Direct discharge through new outfall; discharge through existing wastewater treatment plant outfall; and co-disposal with the cooling water of existing coastal power plant are thoroughly described and design guidance for the use of these concentrate disposal alternatives is presented with engineers and practitioners in the field of desalination in mind. Key advantages, disadvantages, environmental impact issues and possible solutions are presented for each discharge alternative. Easy-to-use graphs depicting construction costs as a function of concentrate flowrate are provided for all key concentrate management alternatives.
Mr. Voutchkov is a registered professional engineer and a board certified environmental engineer (BCEE) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He has over 25 years of experience in planning, environmental review, permitting and implementation of large seawater desalination, water treatment and water reclamation projects in the US and abroad. Mr. Voutchkov has extensive expertise with all phases of seawater desalination project delivery: from conceptual scoping, pilot testing and feasibility analysis; to front-end and detailed project design; environmental review and permitting; contractor procurement; project construction and operations oversight/asset management. Mr. Voutchkov is President of Water Globe Consulting a private company specialized in providing expert advisory services in the field of seawater desalination and reuse. For over 11 years prior to establishing his project advisory firm, Mr. Voutchkov was a Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Technical Director for Poseidon Resources, a private company involved in the development of the largest seawater desalination projects in the USA. In recognition of his outstanding efforts and contribution to the field of seawater desalination, Mr. Voutchkov has received a number of prestigious awards from the International Desalination Association, the International Water Association and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He is one of the principal authors of the American Water Works Association s Manual of Water Supply Practices on Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration and of the World Health Organization s Guidance for the Health and Environmental Aspects Applicable to Desalination. Mr. Voutchkov has published over 40 technical articles in the field of water and wastewater treatment and reuse, and is co-author of several books and manuals of practice on membrane treatment and desalination. He wrote a book on “Seawater Pretreatment”, which was published by Water Treatment Academy in 2010.
Desalination Plant Concentrate Management
By Nikolay Voutchkov, PE, BCEE
ISBN: 978-974-496-357-4, 181 pages, Hardcover, Published by Technobiz Communications
Ch. 1. Introduction to Concentrate Management
Ch. 2. Desalination Plant Discharge Characterization
2.1. Desalination Plant Waste Streams
2.3. Spent Pretreatment Backwash Water
2.4. Chemical Cleaning Residuals
Ch. 3. Surface Water Discharge of Concentrate
3.1. New Surface Water Discharge
3.2. Potential Environmental Impacts
3.3. Concentrate Treatment Prior to Surface Water Discharge
3.4. Design Guidelines for Surface Water Discharges
3.5. Costs for New Surface Water Discharge
3.6. Case Studies of New Surface Water Discharges
3.7. Co-Disposal with Wastewater Effluent
3.8. Co-Disposal with Power Plant Cooling Water
Ch. 4. Discharge to Sanitary Sewer
4.2. Potential Environmental Impacts
4.3. Effect on Sanitary Sewer Operations
4.4. Effect on Wastewater Treatment Operations
4.5. Effect on Water Reuse
4.6. Design and Configuration Guidelines
4.7. Costs for Sanitary Sewer Discharge
Ch. 5. Deep Well Injection
5.2. Potential Environmental Impacts
5.3. Criteria and Methods for Feasibility Assessment
5.4. Design and Configuration Guidelines
5.5. Injection Well Costs
Ch. 6. Land Application
6.2. Potential Environmental Impacts
6.3. Criteria and Methods for Feasibility Assessment
6.4. Design and Configuration Guidelines
6.5. Land Application Costs
Ch. 7. Evaporation Ponds
7.2. Potential Environmental Impacts
7.3. Criteria and Methods for Feasibility Assessment
7.4. Design and Configuration Guidelines
7.5. Evaporation Pond Costs
Ch. 8. Zero Liquid Discharge Concentrate Disposal Systems
8.2. Potential Environmental Impacts
8.3. Criteria and Methods for Feasibility Assessment
8.4. Design and Configuration Guidelines
8.5. Zero Liquid Discharge Costs
Ch. 9. Beneficial Use of Concentrate
9.1. Technology Overview
9.2. Feasibility of Beneficial Concentrate Use
Ch. 10. Regional Concentrate Management
10.1. Types of Regional Concentrate Management Systems
10.2. Use of Brackish Water Concentrate in SWRO Plants
Ch. 11. Non-Concentrate Residuals Management
11.1. Spent Pretreatment Backwash Water
11.2. Chemical Cleaning Residuals
Ch. 12. Comparison of Concentrate Management Alternatives
12.1. Selection of Concentrate Management Approach
12.3. Environmental Impacts
12.4. Regulatory Acceptance
12.5. Ease of Implementation
12.6. Site Footprint
12.7. Reliability and Operational Constraints
12.8. Energy Use
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Tweet EquiPower owns and operates a portfolio of five high-quality power plants in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania representing 2,375 megawatts of generating capacity. EquiPower Resources is owned by Energy Capital Partners (ECP). For more information about ECP, please visit ECP’s website at www.ecpartners.com. EquiPower Resources also manages the Empire Generating Project, a 635 MW combined […]
EquiPower owns and operates a portfolio of five high-quality power plants in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania representing 2,375 megawatts of generating capacity.
EquiPower Resources is owned by Energy Capital Partners (ECP). For more information about ECP, please visit ECP’s website at www.ecpartners.com. EquiPower Resources also manages the Empire Generating Project, a 635 MW combined cycle natural gas fired power plant located near Albany, New York, Odessa-Ector Power Partners, a 1,000 MW combined cycle natural gas fired power plant located in Odessa, Texas, and Red Oak Power Holdings, an 802 MW combined cycle natural gas fired power plant located in Sayreville, New Jersey, all of which are also owned by ECP. For more information, please visit www.empiregen.com, www.odessapower.com and www.redoakpower.com. Myron L Meters is proud to do business with EquiPower. Please visit us on the web at: Facebook: Twitter: Google +: Linkedin: YouTube: News:
EquiPower Resources is owned by Energy Capital Partners (ECP). For more information about ECP, please visit ECP’s website at www.ecpartners.com.
EquiPower Resources also manages the Empire Generating Project, a 635 MW combined cycle natural gas fired power plant located near Albany, New York, Odessa-Ector Power Partners, a 1,000 MW combined cycle natural gas fired power plant located in Odessa, Texas, and Red Oak Power Holdings, an 802 MW combined cycle natural gas fired power plant located in Sayreville, New Jersey, all of which are also owned by ECP. For more information, please visit www.empiregen.com, www.odessapower.com and www.redoakpower.com.
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Tweet Avista Technologies is a specialty chemical company with a singular focus of providing products and services for water treatment membrane separation systems and associated pretreatment equipment. Our goal is to help customers operate their membrane systems as efficiently and cost effectively as possible through the effective application of specialty chemicals. These include RoQuest coagulants […]
Avista Technologies is a specialty chemical company with a singular focus of providing products and services for water treatment membrane separation systems and associated pretreatment equipment. Our goal is to help customers operate their membrane systems as efficiently and cost effectively as possible through the effective application of specialty chemicals. These include RoQuest coagulants and flocculants, ANSI/NSF Standard 60 certified Vitec antiscalants, RoCide biocides, and RO membrane cleaners.
The Avista team relies on fully equipped laboratories to perform a variety of troubleshooting and technical support services including membrane autopsies, foulant studies, coagulant recommendation studies and cleaning trials. They continually expand the product line to address the unique challenges of diverse applications and challenging feedwaters.
Avista Technologies is devoted exclusively to the supply of specialty chemicals and technical support services for the membrane separation industry, specifically reverse osmosis and nanofiltration. Our products and services are designed to prevent, reduce, or treat the fouling that occurs within these systems.
Our membrane compatible coagulants, antiscalants, biocides and cleanersare combined with a wide array of technical support services to prevent, troubleshoot, and solve problems related to membrane system performance.
Avista is a recognized leader in the water treatment industry. This distinction is a direct result of the time and effort we devote to on-going research and development, improving existing formulations and developing new ones. If your solution is not in our warehouse, it’s in our laboratory!
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Tweet [[posterous-content:pid___0]] About us Rhodia is a member of the Solvay Group, an international industrial company offering a broad range of products and solutions that contribute to improving the quality of life. With 14,250 employees and sales of EUR 6.17 billion in 2011, Rhodia is a world leader in the development and production of specialty […]