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    Aerzen USA has long preached — and excelled in delivering — "right-sized" blower solutions, offering energy efficiency by producing the proper amount of air for the application. Until recently, however, the company did not have an option for the largest of wastewater treatment plants. That has changed with the introduction of the Multicore series turbo blower, which is described in the following video by Tom McCurdy, National Sales Manager for Aerzen's Environmental Group.

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    Many wastewater utilities are under regulatory mandates to reduce effluent nitrogen and phosphorus. When trying to determine the best method for biological nutrient removal (BNR), lifecycle costs are an important factor.

  • After Maria, Puerto Ricans Left Only With Dangerous Water
    After Maria, Puerto Ricans Left Only With Dangerous Water

    Many Puerto Ricans remain without tap water service in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

  • An Estimated $2 Million In Gold Passes Through Swiss Sewage Every Year
    An Estimated $2 Million In Gold Passes Through Swiss Sewage Every Year

    It’s not uncommon to hear wastewater efficiency advocates refer to influent as a “resource” rather than “waste.” But it’s unlikely that any of them imagined just how valuable the material flushed through Swiss sewage systems really is.

  • As Discharged Sewage Contaminates Niagara Falls, Outdated Infrastructure Is To Blame
    As Discharged Sewage Contaminates Niagara Falls, Outdated Infrastructure Is To Blame

    Niagara Falls may be best known for its majestic, natural beauty, but this precious resource is having a hard time lately as the area’s wastewater treatment swims upstream against fundamental infrastructure issues.

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    XPDRAINAGE is the new Stormwater Design and Review software from Innovyze that can make design time more efficient and accurate. Watch this 2 minute video to learn how and let us know if you'd like more information.

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  • Flint Contamination Crisis Had 'Horrifyingly Large' Effect On Fetal Deaths
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    InfoWater is the #1 GIS-centric water distribution modeling software. Build and update models with easy to use tools, manage countless what if scenarios, and get the answers you need from your model. If you happen to get stuck, reach out to our amazing support staff or join us for a training.

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    InfoMaster is a complete ArcGIS-based asset integrity management and capital planning software for water and wastewater networks. It leverages existing GIS and IT investments with advanced modeling and sophisticated predictive analytics to give utilities a cost effective business intelligence and data collection platform for more informed, action-oriented decision making. With versions designed for the desktop, Web, and iOS mobile devices, InfoMaster enables day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning for users throughout the organization.

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    Rapid industrialization and tightened water quality standards are leading to an increase in global spending on water quality monitoring instrumentation. Spending in this area is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion by 2020, with some 25 percent spent on new, less expensive water quality monitoring sensors that deliver on-the-spot measurements.

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