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Musings on the unique blend of AI and water
07/10/2018
3 Questions to Ask Yourself for Improved Membrane Performance
Optimal performance of any membrane system to operate at the points of highest efficiency and lowest cost requires a delicate balance; Cleaning membranes too frequently reduces the system lifespan, too infrequently reduces product quality and increases energy costs. Providing proper maintenance of membranes is not a one-size-fits-all approach, as each system and each train are unique based on their purpose, age and placement within a treatment system. What if it were possible to detect early warning signs of fouling to…
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06/05/2018
Influent Flow Forecasting Made Easy
Like the wastewater industry, most food and beverage manufacturing facilities are equipped with massive data systems to monitor and optimize the wide range of operations. These similarly regulated industries are increasingly adopting Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) into their processes to better manage systems and procedures. Though many water industry professionals recognize the potential of A.I., the public health implications of delivering top-quality wastewater in addition to aged production infrastructure, municipal operators and engineers have not yet enjoyed the same benefits of…
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04/09/2018
Predict Tomorrow’s Influent Flow With Today’s Data
Wastewater plant operations make important operational decisions based on the influent flow rate to the plant, and despite the ample availability of sensors, there is no accurate industry standard for predicting influent flow rate to the plant. Knowing the performance of a collection system is difficult because there are few industry-recognized benchmarks on what "performance" is and how it should be determined. Performance of sewer collection systems are often simply educated guesses. Quantifying the areas of highest inflow and infiltration…
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03/23/2018
Highlights from the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference
Back in March, I attended the opening day of the AWWA & AMTA Membrane Technology Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida to meet Pluto customers. I wanted to learn more about the challenges facing them and explore the new processes and solutions being employed to meet those challenges. The conference opened with an inspiring keynote address given by Water for People CEO, Eleanor Allen. Her speech offered a glimpse into the progress made through collaborative partnerships of social entrepreneurs around…
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