Ultrafiltration: Common Industrial Applications and Uses

The ultrafiltration market is growing rapidly—and for good reason. With a list of benefits including energy efficiency, consistent water quality, high recovery rates, a small footprint, and little to no chemical use, it’s no wonder that the use of ultrafiltration is growing across all industrial sectors. Here, we’ll take a look at the importance of … » Read More

What is ultrafiltration and how does it work?

Ultrafiltration has been around in concept for over a century, but it has only just come into broad use within the last few decades as advances in the technology have made it more cost-effective. Analysts are expecting that the ultrafiltration market will continue to show strong growth over the next several years, with rising demand … » Read More

What is Reverse Osmosis and How Is It Used For Industrial Applications?

Reverse osmosis has been around as a water treatment process since the late 1950s, and it continues to be an effective process for many separation applications today. If you’ve heard of this technology before, but you want more clarity on what reverse osmosis is and how it works, you’ve come to the right place. Read … » Read More

Power Generation and How Water Systems Make or Break It

Water and energy are so deeply connected that there’s actually a name for the relationship between the two: the water-energy nexus. Indeed, energy production requires the use or consumption of water; likewise, all of the processes used to draw, transport, heat, cool, treat, or dispose of water or wastewater consume energy. As water becomes scarcer, … » Read More

What Are the Best Water Treatment Companies for EPC Projects?

Investment in water treatment systems may help you to achieve a number of goals, like expanding water infrastructure; conserving water, energy, or other resources; or achieving compliance with environmental regulations. Whatever your goals may be, here at SAMCO, we understand that water and wastewater treatment is critical to the efficiency and overall success of your … » Read More

Industry Focus: Electronics Industry Trends and What They Mean For Your Water Management Strategy

  The electronics industry produces all of the devices to support life in an increasingly tech-focused world, including everything from mobile devices and televisions to industrial electronics and telecommunications components. At the core of the electronics industry is the semiconductor sector, which is responsible for producing the chips that are needed for manufacture of devices … » Read More

Industry Focus: How the Power Industry is Evolving and What it Means for Your Wastewater Management Strategy

It’s no secret that the power industry is undergoing a transformational moment. We’re already starting to see how the current energy transition is having far-reaching impacts across other industrial sectors, particularly in regards to water use.  Water use and energy production share a complex, intertwined relationship, and profound changes in the power industry are having … » Read More

Are you in compliance? A checklist to prepare for changing environmental regulations

Are you in compliance?: A checklist to prepare for changing environmental regulations   Wastewater treatment is often necessary to protect the environment, human health, and ensure consistent quality in a facility’s process or products. Without a proper treatment strategy, a facility risks running afoul of state and federal environmental regulations, potentially resulting in heavy fines … » Read More

PFAS and Regulatory Changes: Are You Ready?

PFAS substances have been getting lots of attention lately, largely due to a growing body of evidence demonstrating their toxicity, as well as a resulting flurry of regulatory activity. With restrictions around the manufacture, importation, use, and disposal of PFAS substances set to tighten in coming years, it’s worthwhile to take a closer look at … » Read More

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Impacts and Outlook

Now more than ever, those in the power industry, manufacturers, oil and gas producers, and others are looking for ways to make operations more environmentally sustainable. One area that has increasingly caught the interest of researchers, regulators, and those in industry is carbon capture technology. Here, we offer a simple explanation of how carbon capture … » Read More

SAMCO’s patented processes offer innovative solutions for the oil and gas industry

  Along with maximizing petroleum yields, oil producers are challenged to make effective use of resources in order to keep costs down and stay in compliance with discharge regulations. While conventional separation and water treatment trains are effective, they are often large and heavy, can consume a lot of chemicals, and may create large volumes … » Read More

Supply chain volatility and unplanned outages: what you need to know and how SAMCO can help

Unplanned downtime has always been a costly issue for industrial facilities, but current supply chain disruptions threaten to make the problem worse. In an era of uncertainty stemming from extended lead times and limited supply, manufacturers will need additional foresight to maintain their spare parts and supply inventories. Here, we’ll take a look at the … » Read More

MFCs and the Future of Wastewater Treatment Technology

Emerging technologies that enhance the sustainability or cost-effectiveness of current wastewater treatment technologies often grab their fair share of headlines—and for good reason. For those of us concerned with wastewater treatment, the need to make more efficient use of water and energy resources is quickly becoming a top priority. One of such promising innovations is … » Read More

How to Remove Mercury From Your Industrial Water and Wastewater

Mercury (Hg) is a well-known heavy metal that both occurs naturally and can be introduced to air and water through human activity. With its high toxicity, mercury has been the subject of stringent restrictions surrounding its use and disposal since the 1960s. Industrial facilities that deal with mercury, such as those within the chlor-alkali and … » Read More

Bitcoin Mining and the Power Industry: Impacts and Outlook

You’ve no doubt heard of Bitcoin, the digital currency ecosystem that’s recently been getting attention for its steeply ascendant price, as well as for its impacts on the energy industry and the environment. While it was initially slow to take hold, adoption of Bitcoin is growing fast, prompting questions about its impact on the power … » Read More

Are Biological Trickling Filters Right for Your Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility?

Aerial view of a wastewater treatment facility showcasing trickling systems

With a history stretching back well over 100 years, trickling filters are a well-known type of biological wastewater treatment technology that is still used widely over the world. Biological trickling filters have a reputation for reliability and efficiency in secondary wastewater treatment applications, and is particularly well-suited for small to mid-sized municipalities. In this article, … » Read More

Can a membrane bioreactor be right for your municipal wastewater treatment facility?

Can a membrane bioreactor be right for your wastewater treatment facility?

Can a membrane bioreactor be right for your wastewater treatment facility? Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are a type of secondary wastewater treatment technology that combines membrane filtration with biological treatment. Newer and generally more expensive than conventional biological treatment options, MBRs have traditionally been reserved for smaller scale wastewater treatment applications. Since the late 1990’s, however, … » Read More

The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act: How Will It Affect You?

On April 29, the United States Senate passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021. If eventually signed into law, it would be the most significant federal investment in the nation’s water infrastructure in decades. So what is the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 exactly? This article will summarize the … » Read More

What is zinc and how does it affect your industrial process water and wastewater treatment?

Zinc plays an important role in the manufacture of products and materials across a number of industries, including mining and metals, automotive, construction, paints and pigments, cosmetics, paper, and others. While trace amounts of zinc are necessary to support human, plant, and animal life, excess levels of zinc can pose a risk both to the … » Read More