ARTICLES BY KEVIN WESTERLING

  • How To Avoid Sewer Stench And Corrosion
    How To Avoid Sewer Stench And Corrosion

    You might think sewer stench should be expected, considering what’s flowing through the pipes. But that’s not the expectation of the public — nor should it be, since there are tools available to greatly mitigate offensive odors.

  • Views From The Top: GE Water CEO On The Future Of Reuse
    Views From The Top: GE Water CEO On The Future Of Reuse

    Speaking on the state of the challenging water/wastewater treatment market — hampered in recent years by slow municipal growth — Heiner Markhoff, a leading voice in the water treatment technology market, sees “light at the end of the tunnel.” Find out why in this exclusive Q&A with Water Online.

  • Top 10 Water Technologies From ACE14
    Top 10 Water Technologies From ACE14

    Which were the most impressive products from one of the water industry’s premier technology showcases?

  • Has Fracking Gone ‘Green’?
    Has Fracking Gone ‘Green’?

    There are few topics more controversial these days than hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). While the debate rages on as to whether fracking poses a risk to water quality, a new desalination technique addresses two other environmental concerns: water scarcity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the breakthrough technology uses excess carbon dioxide created in the fracking process to desalinate the process water, making it available for water reuse. It also generates chemicals — hydrochloric acid and carbonate salts — that are valuable for many industrial applications.

  • Revolutionary Sludge Management Comes To America
    Revolutionary Sludge Management Comes To America

    Wastewater utilities have a new opportunity to turn their sludge (biosolids) into something special.

  • Next-Generation Arsenic Removal
    Next-Generation Arsenic Removal

    A novel process gives spent adsorptive media — and utilities’ budgets — new life.

  • Membrane Masters: Learning From The Best
    Membrane Masters: Learning From The Best

    After more than 50 years of development, it seems membrane technology is ready for liftoff.

  • 'Peecycle' Please: Will Urine Separation For Nutrient Recovery Take Off?
    'Peecycle' Please: Will Urine Separation For Nutrient Recovery Take Off?

    Is it feasible to separate nutrient-rich urine before it reaches the wastewater treatment plant?

  • ACE14: Water Solutions For Any Size Utility
    ACE14: Water Solutions For Any Size Utility

    What follows is an attempt to bring order to chaos, as well as a snapshot of the water industry’s most pressing challenges.

  • EPA Drinking Water Agenda: What’s On Tap?
    EPA Drinking Water Agenda: What’s On Tap?

    A U.S. EPA official gives insight into rulemaking decisions, contaminants of concern, and what regulations may be on the horizon.

  •  Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater
    Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater

    One of the U.S. EPA’s leading voices shares the agency’s most important agenda items.

  • Shape Matters: The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters
    Shape Matters: The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters

    Selecting the proper flow meter will take an operator through a fairly typical vetting process, including consideration of capital expenditure (CAPEX), O&M requirements, effectiveness, and durability. Manufacturers of all meter types (e.g., Venturi meters, magnetic flow meters (magmeters), cone meters, etc.) will surely claim to excel in these categories, but can they back up the claim?

  • Feds Take Steps To Regulate Water For Food
    Feds Take Steps To Regulate Water For Food

    Due to new rules proposed by the FDA, monitoring services and new pumps will likely be shopping-list items for food processors.

  • 5 Quick Tips On Mechanical Aeration
    5 Quick Tips On Mechanical Aeration

    Are you not getting the aeration performance you expect? Perhaps you’re not even aware that your system is lagging. In this age of doing more with less — practically a mandate considering high water-quality demands coupled with tight municipal budgets — operational optimization is essential. Since mechanical aeration is a cornerstone of successful wastewater treatment, it’s a natural place to focus your optimization and troubleshooting efforts.

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Kevin Westerling has served as the editor of Water Online, the Internet's premier source for water and wastewater solutions, since 2008. Kevin's education includes a bachelor's degree in English Literature, a minor in Journalism, and certification as a Web Content Developer. He can be reached at editor@wateronline.com.