1. Corrosion Issues = Planning Issues

    There indeed is a desperate need for a corrosion science. We have all seen perfect, shiny new equipment quickly rot and deteriorate in the field. Put a new motor in a pulp mill and two years later you cannot even read the label on it.

  2. Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe

    Accurate partially-filled pipe measurement is essential when dealing with variable stormwater flows or over-sized community systems built for future growth. In Europe, new stormwater regulations requiring treatment before release are driving a change in measurement that will likely be seen in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future. 

  3. Water Reuse Becomes Builders’ Selling Point

    One way to think about offsetting water rate increases is to reuse the water being consumed. For example, instead of paying $100 a quarter and using the water flowing out of faucets just once, what if you as a homeowner could treat that wastewater on site and reuse it to irrigate the lawn, wash the car, or flush the toilets?

  4. The Future Of Pipeline Renewal

    Where is your utility when it comes to water and sewer management? Leading municipalities are using GIS tools to provide direction.

  5. Keep Austin Sustainable: The Unique Case Of Water Treatment Plant No. 4

    With people flocking to the trendy Texas metropolis, Austin needed a new treatment plant to sustain its growth — but a “sensitive” touch was required to complete the project while protecting the environment.

  6. Automation Cuts Energy Costs And Man Hours At Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Energy conservation continues to be a critical focus for wastewater treatment plants. And because of this, innovations aimed at conserving energy and reducing energy costs abound. Water Online Radio recently caught up with Brian Hayes of ABB to understand some of the areas where wastewater treatment plants are having energy-saving success.

  7. Coca-Cola And WEF Share Water Vision

    With over 1,000 manufacturing sites in more than 200 countries, Coca-Cola Company knows a thing or two about water. And much of that knowledge is housed in Paul Bowen’s organization.

  8. Valve Design Cuts Energy Costs

    Realizing energy savings with blowers is a big deal in the wastewater industry right now as utilities try to reign in their energy costs. As Paul Nelson, North American Sales Manager for Egger Turo Pumps points out, the next focus area is going to be energy savings with pumps and valves.

  9. Fuzzy Filter Uses Compression In Advanced Primary Treatment

    Advanced primary treatment reduces or eliminates the solids load or organic carbon out of the waste stream. By doing so, a wastewater plant can decrease aeration power and avoid the need to expand its treatment basin size. The removed solids can also be moved to a digester to produce energy.

  10. Conveyance of Biogas Becomes More Efficient With Biogas Blower Technology

    Handling the biogas coming out of an anaerobic digester should not be taken lightly. It’s not only highly corrosive but it also has the potential to be highly explosive.