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Why Microplastics Are Still A Macro Problem For Wastewater Treatment Plants
By Peter Chawaga, Associate Editor, Water Online

Though some preliminary regulations have taken place to curb the presence of microplastics in the environment, more research is needed to determine what role wastewater treatment plants can and will play in solving the problem for good.

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Is My Pump Operating At Its Optimum Rate?
By KSB, Inc.
An optimized pump and slurry system can make or break a business in the Canadian Oil Sands. Costing up to $100,000 per hour due to lost production, it’s no secret that sites plagued by frequent shutdowns, pump malfunctions, or constant parts replacements struggle to control costs.
Municipal Wastewater Reuse: The Challenges Ahead
By Randy Turner, Swan Analytical USA

Water resources are becoming more constrained. Obtaining surface or groundwater withdrawal permits is becoming increasingly difficult. Often, the level of deep-well total dissolved solids (TDS) is very high, which requires pretreatment to reduce TDS, thereby increasing operating cost. Saltwater intrusion is occurring in coastal regions. Droughts routinely impact water quality and availability.

EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions
A Q&A With Calgon Carbon Corporation

Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge expenditures in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.

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