Aerzen Articles

  1. Expansion Of Wastewater Treatment Facility Includes Women’s Employment Plan

    Newfoundland’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment has added an interesting condition to its approval of Grand Falls-Windsor’s $10-million wastewater treatment facility upgrade. As reported in The Compass, the town must develop a Women’s Employment Plan for the construction phase of the project.

  2. U.S. EPA Study Into Wastewater From Oil And Gas Operations Gathers Steam

    The oil industry has a wastewater problem. As shale drilling has grown, so has the issue of how to dispose of the huge amounts of water required of the process. After years of injecting brackish wastewater back into wells thousands of feet below the surface, scientists have become concerned that pressure in disposal wells is building to unsustainable levels from overuse.

  3. Resiliency Planning To Avoid Wastewater Runoff When The Power Goes Off

    As with the rest of our world, things tend to get ugly when the power goes off at wastewater treatment facilities. Recently, three million gallons of untreated wastewater ran into Lake Michigan during a mid-August power outage at the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility.

  4. Aeration Efficiencies Found With Automated Controls

    With a variety of blower combinations available to optimize aeration performance at wastewater treatment plants, efficiencies are now being found by focusing in on aeration control systems. Eric Bennett, Controls Product Manager with Aerzen, recently discussed the advantages operators are finding by deploying the company's AERProcess solution in managing energy use, optimizing biological processes and reducing wear and tear on blowers and valves.

  5. Department of Agriculture Funds Wastewater Infrastructure For Rural Communities

    Federal funding of rural wastewater infrastructure projects is often assumed to predominantly flow through the Environmental Protection Agency (U. S. EPA)’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund created in 1987 under the Clean Water Act. However, in an interesting development, Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), recently announced that the USDA would make a historic commitment to upgrade and rebuild rural wastewater infrastructure.

  6. Combining Wastewater-To-Energy Processes Could Power Large Cities

    According to Louisiana State University (LSU) Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Xiuping Zhu, there is enough energy in U.S. wastewater to power 13 percent of U.S. households. And by harnessing the energy from wastewater alongside seawater and river water, Zhu believes that large cities could effectively be powered by extracting energy from these water sources.

  7. Wastewater Operations Consolidate Lab Tech Services

    As smaller public utilities strain against a lack of resources, many are pairing up to share the load. Two such cities are Libertyville and Mundelein in the Chicago, IL suburbs. Although deciding against consolidating their neighboring wastewater treatment plants, they recently agreed to share the cost and deployment of a laboratory technician. 

  8. Residents Embrace Wastewater Recycling As Means To Sustain Communities

    The Baldy View Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California recently released a survey that showed strong support for using recycled wastewater to recharge groundwater basins.

  9. A Fresh Approach To Odor Control

    The disposal of biosolids is an age-old conundrum for wastewater treatment facilities, faced with a pungent mix of economic and societal demands. In an effort to understand the alternatives, Spokane, WA recently commissioned HDR Engineering to complete a $125,000 study, according to Spokane Public Radio.

  10. Sizing Up New York’s Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    A new report published in the February 24th issue of the Water Research journal evaluates New York State’s publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs) and asks the question, “Is Bigger Better?”