Water and Wastewater


Several steam gauges. Several steam gauges. Several steam gauges. Several steam gauges.


There are many types of steam and important aspects to consider when using process steam systems for industrial purposes.

Pipes in seawater. Pipes in seawater. Pipes in seawater. Pipes in seawater.


The chemical reactions responsible for the corrosion of pipes in seawater environments are predominantly electrochemical in nature, so...

Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method


Benefits of ice pigging include reduced water use, shorter disruptions, less downtime, lower probability of pipe damage, and minimal...

The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure


Rarely does a coating fail because of only one contributing factor. Rather, it is usually two or more factors working in conjunction that...

Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are...

QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge


Underwater inspections can be used to help maintain offshore and underwater structures and detect corrosion.

View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan


Brown discolored water began appearing in a city’s drinking water after a change to the water supply. Further investigations revealed the...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector


Offshore coating inspectors must possess sound knowledge of various coating types, their applications and different types of defects. This...

How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling How a Liquid-Infused Porous Surface Coating on Steel Can Resist Biofouling


Liquid-infused coatings improve upon traditional anti-fouling paints and coatings. They consist of a liquid lubricant that is stabilized...

Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem


Drinking water travels through metallic pipes. The corrosion rate depends upon dissimilar metals used in pipes and water parameters such as...

The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method


Tuberculation is a common problem associated with aging metal iron pipes. In an attempt to improve operational efficiency and overall water...

Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure


New economical rehabilitation technologies show promise in extending the operation life of critical assets. A review of a recent EPA study...

Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained


Variation in environmental conditions tends to create conditions ideal for the formation of differential aeration cells in the zone of...

Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion


Water/wastewater infrastructure corrosion expert, Ron Bianchetti, discusses a 2014 study examining how coagulants used in drinking water...

Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance


A case study on a protective coating solution for a hydraulic pump at a water elevation plant in Portugal. Eight months after coating...

What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion


A lack of effective corrosion prevention could be a main cause for the failure of the metallic pipes used for the water system. This...

Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs


Popularized in modern architectural designs, geodesic dome roofs also cover storage tanks in the oil & gas, chemical and water treatment...

The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure


Pure polyurea offers several advantages as a protective coating for water treatment plants, pipelines, storage tanks, process vessels and...