From the Editor

  1. Cutting-Edge Solutions For Coking Wastewater Reuse To Meet The Standard Of Circulation Cooling Systems
    4/16/2014

    Coking wastewater generated from the processes of coking, coke gas purification, and recovery of coking products, is highly toxic and carcinogenic. The wastewater usually contains phenolic, aromatic, heterocyclic, and polycyclic organics, and some inorganics, such as cyanides, sulfides, ammonium, ammonia, and so on, which makes it hardly degradable. By Jenny Zhang ,Scientist, Dow Water & Process Solution,  Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd. and Juno Chen, Business Communications Manager,  Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd.

  2. Pump Station Bar Screen Saves Wastewater Utility $26,000 In Annual Labor
    4/15/2014

    New Jersey’s Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority had a problem. The utilities authority operates a 5 MGD plant, with wastewater inflow arriving through a 48-in pipe routed 23 feet below grade level. Their manual inflow pump screening setup was difficult and hazardous to clean, and its 2.5” screen spacing let entirely too much non-dispersible waste through. Their 3,000 GPM non-clog pumps were constantly clogging, and workers were repeatedly exposed to a hazardous situation.

  3. Oil Disaster Creates Problems For Water Utility
    4/15/2014

    An oil spill in Kentucky threatened to contaminate the Ohio River and caused headaches for water officials this month. 

  4. Study Links Arsenic To Lower Intelligence In Kids
    4/15/2014

    A groundbreaking study in Maine has linked drinking water contaminated with arsenic to developmental challenges in children. 

  5. Congress To Reduce EPA's Power Under Clean Water Act?
    4/15/2014

    The Senate is considering legislation to rein in the EPA's power to withhold Clean Water Act permits. 

  6. Dallas Takes On Aging Infrastructure
    4/15/2014

    Dallas locals have been noticing problems created by the city's outdated water infrastructure. 

  7. WWEMA Window: Deferred Maintenance — What Are We Really Saving?
    4/15/2014

    The United States continues to face water and wastewater funding issues. As the industry struggles, it consistently encounters the age-old problems of governance and funding, which has led to delays in accepting and implementing best practices for maintenance. By Michelle McNish, president, E & I Corporation

  8. 10 Produced Water Treatment Technologies: Evaluating The Pros And Cons
    4/14/2014

    As the oil industry grows, so does the amount of produced water that must be treated. A variety of technologies are available for produced water treatment. Water Online shares a side-by-side comparison. 

  9. The Great Graywater Debate
    4/11/2014

    Widespread nonpotable reuse of graywater could potentially lead to a significant reduction in water demand, and over 8 million people across the U.S. are already using graywater for landscape irrigation. Yet most of the graywater reuse currently taking place is illegal. 

  10. California City Makes 15-Year Commitment To Recycled Water
    4/10/2014

    As the California drought drags on, a city near San Diego is getting ready to make treated wastewater available for irrigation—but the proposal comes with a big price tag.