Case Studies

The City of San Luis Obispo Utilizes PAX TRS

Posted on August 27, 2020

The business of supplying high quality water to the City and surrounding areas is anything but “slow”. The 16 million-gallon-per day (MGD) water treatment plant utilizes advanced treatment techniques such as primary disinfection with ozone and ballasted-flocculation in addition to traditional filtration.

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PAX TRS THM Removal System Successfully Employed in Australia to Remove Over 32% of Trihalomethane (THM) Species in the 10 ML (2.6 MG) Rosslynne Water Storage Tank

Posted on July 21, 2020

Around the world, drinking water regulations restrict the level of potentially carcinogenic trihalomethane(THMs) species in water distribution systems. Australian Guideline (ADWG) levels are set at 0.25mg/l (250ppb). In many Australian regions, the conditions for high THM formation rates are met with warm summer water temperatures accelerating the reaction of free-chlorine and naturally occurring organic material(NOM) in finished water producing unwanted THM chemical species.

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PAX TRS THM Removal System Successfully Removes Over 42% of Trihalomethane(THM) Species in 2 Million-Gallon Water Storage Tank in Northern California

Posted on July 17, 2020

Suisun-Solano Water Authority (SSWA) is a government entity formed by the City of Suisun City and Solano Irrigation District. In California, a “joint powers authority” like SSWA is formed by two or more existing governments to better organize the functions and services they perform together.

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Connecticut Water Utility Successfully Removes 45% of Trihalomethanes (THMs) with Quick-Turnaround Clearwell Intervention

Posted on October 26, 2018

While the addition of chlorine is one of the safest and most effective means for water disinfection, under certain circumstances chlorine in combination with naturally occurring organic compounds in water can lead to the formation of undesirable disinfection-byproducts (DBPs).

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Specifying Performance Over Equipment Quickly Reduces THMs in the Colorado Springs' Distribution System

Posted on October 24, 2018

Colorado Springs, Colorado, enjoys some of the highest quality drinking water in the country, with most of its water coming from high country snowmelt. Despite its pristine origin in the mountains, the water at the far end of the distribution system is prone to developing trihalomethanes (THMs) due to low turnover and high water age.

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In-Tank THM Removal System Keeps Water System in Compliance

Posted on August 6, 2018

Monterey, California is a seaside town that enjoys cool weather, picturesque beaches and, for the most part, excellent water quality. However, over the last few years, Trihalomethane (THM) levels in the Ryan Ranch part of their system have risen dramatically.

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Active Mixing and Ventilation Provide Energy-Efficient THM Removal for California Water Utility

Posted on August 6, 2018

In the summer of 2014, Placer County Water Agency in California was facing a trihalomethane (THM) crisis. Drought across the western United States had led to increased levels of organic matter in the source water and water conservation measures had resulted in lower water usage, resulting in higher water age in their distribution systems.

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PAX TRS THM Removal System Successfully Removes Over 65% of Trihalomethane (THM) Species in Water Storage Tank at the End of 60-Mile Transmission Line

Posted on July 11, 2018

In Canada and the western United States, long treated water transmission lines are frequently utilized to convey potable water to rural communities. These long transmission lines combined with chlorine for water disinfection can often create the requisite conditions for the formation of undesirable disinfection byproducts (DBPs).

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California Utility Takes Proactive Approach to THM Control in a 12-MG Underground Water Tank

Posted on July 14, 2015

San Jose Water Company, situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, California is used to being on the forefront of innovation. As one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated investor-owned utilities in the United States, San Jose Water has taken a proactive approach to improve drinking water quality and lower operating costs.

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