Florida officials are going back to the drawing board in the effort to create water pollution regulations for the state.
Now in operation for well over two years in the Malambo, Colombia, the Microclor® system has proven itself in terms of reliability and safety. According to management, the clear, vertically-oriented cells and the system’s open architecture allow for easy inspection and simplify any minor maintenance that might be required.
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Faced with rising operating costs due to increasing energy and chemical prices as well as stricter effluent permit limits, many operators and engineers are turning to sensors and automation as a means to enhance treatment performance and reduce operating costs while limited capital expenses. In order to overcome these challenges, an advanced process control solution was implemented in an aerobic digester in Green Lake, Wisconsin.
Among the pump stations managed by Branford, CT, is a long-term problematic station located at Burban Street. There were two primary problems at this station: 1) clogging from modern day trash and raggy, stringy materials, and 2) fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from a nearby nursing home and restaurants, which accumulate and float on the water surface, resulting in a horrendous mess.
There's a hidden threat to Indian energy companies' revenues — water.
After a 17-year run, a plant’s UV disinfection system was limping toward the finish line. The city needed to identify a replacement UV system that fit into the same channel, offered lower power consumption, and contained a practical ease of maintenance to reduce the amount of labor consumed on the equipment. The new system requires dramatically less power to run while simultaneously streamlining upkeep.
The White House released its long-awaited plan this month by means of a 53-page document pledging to “rebuild American infrastructure.” The centerpiece of the proposal is $200 billion in federal funding over the next decade, Business Insider reported.
In the semiconductor industry, ultrapure water usage can be in order of 2 to 4 million gallons a day. The entire ultrapure water treatment process is comprised of two segments: makeup water and a high-purity water loop.
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Texans are no stranger to the devastation of hurricanes. I still vividly remember, as a young child in Austin, being scared of Alicia in 1983 — and thankful that we lived at the top of the hill. Alicia caused nearly $2 billion in damages, a record at the time, and the category 3 storm was so destructive that its name was retired. But only a few years later, that record was broken...
Aeration is the heart of every activated sludge system, as well as the most energy-intensive process. When designing or modifying a wastewater treatment facility, the aeration system design will have lasting impacts on effectiveness, capital and operating costs.
Parkson has taken a very unique and highly creative approach to create a new DynaSand® product video that provides customers a crystal clear picture of what differentiates the EcoWash® hybrid sand filter from all other sand filters. We think you will appreciate the entirely “out of the box” approach and promise you will not find this to be the usual dull and uninteresting product video.
This video examines the economic evaluations of life cycle cost over capital investment and introduces an innovative new bid procedure to assure the best overall value for the end user.
The Monster Metals’s abrasion resistance and corrosion resistant metal alloy has superior wear resistance and excellent corrosion metal protection. With the Monster Metal, you don’t have to choose between corrosion resistant metal or abrasion resistance. Monster Metal offers both, resulting in cutters that last longer in a gritty, corrosive wastewater environment.
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The second video of the series, covers treatment of the large inert wastes through the headworks, screens dewatering and conveyance steps. An introduction to wastewater treatment unlike any other out there. Whether you don’t know the first thing about what happens when you flush the toilet, or you’re an engineer or an operator with 20 years under your belt, there is certainly something in this video series for you. These videos take a holistic approach to the treatment process, and first answer WHY we are treating what we treat, and only then going over HOW we treat it, in a way that anyone can understand.
An introduction to wastewater treatment process unlike any other out there. Whether you don’t know the first thing about what happens when you flush the toilet, or you’re an engineer or an operator with 20 years under your belt in waste water, there is certainly something in this video series for you. These videos take a holistic approach to the municipal wastewater treatment process, and first answer WHY we are treating what we treat, and only then going over HOW we treat wastewater, in a way that anyone can understand.
“If Trenton has failed to meet critical deadlines in the past, why does the state think that will change in the future? In a head-scratching move, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) entered into a contract with the city, allowing for an extension for Trenton to fix its constant and growing issues at Trenton Water Works (TWW),” The Trentonian reported, calling the utility “dysfunctional.”
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Cape Town is running out of water. After three years of intense drought, South Africa’s second-largest city is just a few months away from “Day Zero,” the day when the city government will shut off water taps for most homes and businesses.
Sounds simple. It makes sense. But far too many people do not do this. They put together an idea, a process, but fail to take the design to completion before starting to build. Cutting corners always comes at a price. There is an old saying in Project Management, “You can have it Good, Fast or Cheap, pick any TWO”. Cutting corners will bump your cost, decrease quality, or possibly both.
A Pennsylvania man employed by a major pharmaceutical laboratory allegedly stolen poisonous chemicals and dumped them into a public stormwater inlet after he learned he was under investigation.
In recent years, hollow fiber membrane degassing modules have become an ideal option for CO2 removal when compared to harmful, costly chemicals and bulky deaerating towers.
Water utilities in California are saving on their power bills by installing Tesla battery systems in their facilities.
The most common technologies utilized in the treatment of natural bodies of water that become polluted, or begin to undergo eutrophication, involve primarily some form of physical or chemical treatment such as chemical oxidizers, flocculants, activated carbon and zeolites, and/or mechanical treatments such as dredging. The primary drawback to chemical treatments is that the treatments are based on stoichiometry or molecule to molecule interactions. As a result, they get very expensive when treating large volumes of water.
Malta is an archipelago of three islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea, around fifty miles south of Sicily. There are no rivers of any significance on the islands, and the sparse annual rainfall is only about 500 mm. There is a water deficit in Malta. It occurs especially in summer when there is a great demand from the farmers for their irrigation and from the tourism sector.
A former wastewater pro is working to bring robotics and artificial intelligence to an industry that arguably lags on tech adoption.
When designing water and wastewater treatment facilities, engineers have always struggled with the issue of ensuring owners they will get equipment that provides the highest value for the money and meets the needs of their facility.
Comparing blower performances across different manufacturers and technologies has long been a difficult task. For many years, it was all too easy to present data that, although accurate, was potentially misleading. Manufacturers were selective about what information they published as well as what conditions they chose to specify performance. The result was a numbers game the buyer frequently lost. Fortunately, the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI), in cooperation with its members, has developed a tool for a fair comparison between blowers.
Energy is the single highest operating cost in a wastewater treatment plant. More specifically, the energy to operate blowers for aeration is the single highest energy consumer.
Calling for a war on lead as a new feature of federal policy, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is meeting with Cabinet officials this week to discuss how to keep children safe from lead contamination.
Conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) operate with solids (mixed liquor suspended solids – MLSS) concentrations ranging from approximately 1500 to 5000 mg/L. In membrane bioreactors (MBRs), typical MLSS concentrations are even higher (10,000 to 12,000 mg/L).
In New Orleans, the storm drains appear to be decked out for a party — that’s because they are clogged with Mardi Gras beads.
Talk about making waves. Cryptocurrency — digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks — have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months. The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.
Tennessee’s waterways face a surprising threat: Jack Daniels. “As the whiskey industry continues to grow, Tennessee’s two largest distilleries struggled to comply with water quality regulations last year,” USA Today reported.
Water utilities are concerned that U.S. EPA’s loan program for water and wastewater projects might be expanded — to death.
Municipal Potable Water applications for the Fuzzy Filter have grown the past few years thanks to a strong relationship established with a consulting engineering firm active in the industry. Read the full article to learn more about current installations of the fuzzy filter and how it can improve a plant’s overall efficiency.
As greater restrictions and increased capacities are being placed on industrial & municipal plants, filtration systems are being pushed to greater operating levels. The Fuzzy Filter has enjoyed a distinct advantage over conventional media and disc type filters by virtue of its ability to operate at over 5 times conventional flux rates while maintaining effluent quality better than these technologies.
Schreiber has designed and installed several dual GR plants in which one unit serves as the aeration/clarification unit and other unit serves as the digester/thickener/clarification unit. At the Mirasol, MO plant, the GR digester was sized to allow digestion/clarification in the initial phase, thus satisfying the clarifier duality required in many states, and will be converted to a digester/thickener in a future plant expansion.
In the agriculture sector today, where water usage reporting is increasingly becoming a requirement for irrigation system operators that divert water in regulated areas from ground and surface sources, accurate metering is critical.
In the lush Southwestern highlands of Colombia sits the picturesque Cauca Valley. The verdant landscape is owed to its ample rainfall, which at nearly forty inches per year rivals that of Seattle.
WateReuse, the nation’s only trade association dedicated to advancing laws, policy, funding and public acceptance of recycled water, is accepting abstracts for the 33rd Annual WateReuse Symposium.
Amid industry leaders at the 2018 Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport Show (WWETT18) in Indianapolis, Tulsar Canada has launched its latest control panel for residential and light commercial use, the Genesis.
Blue-White’s new TFD+ (Tube Failure Detection) is built-in to every FLEXFLO Polymer Pump at no additional cost.
A low-cost, efficient one-step method to remove the anxiety drug Diazepam from recycled water and wastewater, using titanium dioxide nanofibers has been developed by researchers headed by University of Johannesburg's Prof Vinod Kumar Gupta.
The Water Research Foundation (WRF), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently announced the 2018 winners of the LIFT Scholarship Exchange Experience for Innovation & Technology (SEE IT).
The West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors announced that Patrick Sheilds will serve as the new General Manager of the District.
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