Webinars

To view our previous webinars, visit our Water Treatment Webinar Recordings page.

Safety & Handling of Permanganate

On Demand: Available to watch from February 1, 2018, until February 16, 2018

Presenter:
Liz Mueller

Summary:
Carus Corporation is a leader in technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise for both potassium and sodium permanganate brands. A brief product overview of potassium and sodium permanganate highlights recent changes resulting from Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS) requirements. Handling, storage, clean-up, neutralization, and disposal are a few additional topics covered in this webinar recording.

Biography:
Ms. Liz Mueller joined Carus Corporation in 2006. Initially, she worked in the Quality Control Department focusing on process and finished products. In 2008, Liz joined the Remediation Technologies team responsible for product sales, marketing, literature management and technical support. Liz became the Marketing Manager in 2016 and is currently responsible for the direct marketing of all Carus product lines through webinars, email blasts, social media, and literature.

Ms. Mueller has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Lewis University at Romeoville. She is a member of American Water Works Association (AWWA).

 

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Mitigating Cyanotoxins for Drinking Water Treatment Through Multi-Barrier Approach

March 15, 2018
12:00 pm CDT

Presenter:
Jordi Aragones, Carus Europe

Summary:
The frequency and magnitude of blue-green algae blooms have been increasing internationally and throughout the US.  This has resulted in a greater concern regarding the environmental, public health, and water quality impacts due to the growth of harmful algal blooms (HABs).  In order to protect human health, the WHO has issued drinking water guidelines for microcystin of 1.0 ppb. This has challenged drinking water treatment plants (DWTP’s) with optimizing their treatment process to comply with current and future regulatory limits, while also ensuring a safe and quality product for their customers. 

This presentation will discuss the efficacy of permanganate preoxidation in mitigating the impact of microcystin toxins during drinking water treatment. As a first barrier during drinking water treatment, permanganate preoxidation can 1) remove extracellular microcystin toxins and 2) improve the performance of subsequent treatment processes. Permanganate has been shown it to be very effective for the destruction of extracellular cyanotoxins, and kinetic degradation rates are well understood. In addition, at the permanganate doses used for drinking water treatment (e.g 0.1-3.0 mg/L), research has that cell lysis does not occur. Finally, permanganate preoxidation has been observed to enhance the coagulation and removal of intact cells, which improves drinking water treatment performance and reduces risk of cell breakthrough. Both an overview of academic literature and results from jar tests using samples of active blue-green algae blooms will be presented. The application of permanganate will be presented in the context of multiple barriers designed to minimize the risk of microcystin breakthrough during drinking water treatment. 

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Landfill Leachate Odor Control Case Study

April 19, 2018
12:00 pm CDT

Presenter:
Darin Skutt, Carus Corporation

Summary:
Fugitive odors of landfill leachates are problematic. Today, there is much interest in controlling odors released during the collection, handling, and disposal of landfill leachate. While the primary focus of leachate treatment must always be to meet the applicable environmental regulations, fugitive odors cannot be ignored.

Permanganate treatment has been used to effectively and rapidly eliminate the sulfur and nitrogen compounds commonly found in non-hazardous landfill leachate.  This free webinar will discuss the basic chemistry of permanganate treatment and its practical implementation at landfill sites.

Permanganate’s oxidation chemistry is unique in its capability to rapidly eliminate obnoxious and dangerous odor compounds, whether in air or water.  It has been used to control odors from a variety of industries, including food processing, manufacturing plants, and landfills. Permanganate chemistry is easy to implement and use with the availability of concentrated liquid permanganate products such as CARUSOL® liquid permanganate. 

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