Article | October 21, 2008

Protecting The Environment In Water And Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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The use of device level networks, compliance with the RoHS initiative, and understanding the potential dangers of lithium batteries can help facilities be more environmentally friendly.

By Grant Van Hemert, PE, Schneider Electric Water Wastewater Competency Center

We all know that every water and wastewater treatment system's responsibility is to clean the environment. However, the equipment and supplies that we use to clean the water may spend more time in a landfill than in useful service, breaking down into contaminants that can threaten the air and water. Isn't this a little paradoxical?