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OBG hosts seminar on drinking water quality

Andrew Seidel discusses "smart tanks" in distribution water quality management

OBG recently held a seminar on drinking water quality for industry professionals on December 5, 2017 in Liverpool, New York. Presented in partnership with UGSI Solutions (UGSI), the seminar offered presentations from industry experts on water quality control and management strategies, as well as a panel discussion and Q&A session.

View our presentations:

The Role of “Smart Tanks” in Distribution Water Quality Management  [Presentation]
Andrew Seidel, Underground Solutions, Inc. and OBG Independent Director

The practice of utilizing water storage tanks as intervention points (reducing DBPs, improving residual levels) is one of the most cost effective strategies used to improve distribution system water quality.

THM Control Strategies in the Distribution Network [Presentation]
Ethan Brooke, UGSI

The right combination of technologies (mixing, aeration, and active ventilation) can turn storage tanks from DBP factories into THM treatment plants by efficiently driving mass transfer to meet DBP compliance objectives.

Algal Toxins, PFASs, and Other Emerging Contaminants [Panel Discussion]
Frank DeOrio, Rick Gell, PE, Scott Grieco, PhD, PE, OBG; Neil Murphy, PhD, SUNY-ESF, Ed Wagner, Town of Owasco Supervisor, and Aimee Clinkhammer, NYSDEC

This panel discussion explored how the recent algal blooms and toxin findings in the Finger Lakes, as well as other known and emerging contaminants, will impact municipal water providers. The panel addressed various themes, including:

  • Update on the latest findings for algal blooms on the Finger Lakes and the challenges they produced
  • Emerging information on PFASs, 1,4-dioxane and other potential contaminants
  • The performance of current treatment systems in treating these new contaminants
  • Technical challenges of today and tomorrow

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