Contaminant Removal Articles

  1. Water Reuse Within Reach: Guidance For Potential Practitioners
    3/29/2017

    “Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.

  2. How To Control Filter Cake And Membrane Surface Fouling
    3/20/2017

    Who wants cake? Certainly not treatment plant operators who employ microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes, and here’s what they’re doing about it.

  3. Reclaiming Water: The Rise Of Wastewater Recycling To Meet Potable Water Needs
    2/23/2017

    There’s roughly 32 billion gallons of municipal wastewater produced every day in the U.S., but according to a 2012 water reuse report by the U.S. EPA, less than 10 percent of that water is recycled.

  4. 9 Water Technologies Ready For Liftoff
    2/23/2017

    The Global Cleantech 100 identifies nine innovative water/wastewater technologies set to make significant market impact in the next decade.

  5. An Unconventional Approach To Dairy Wastewater Treatment
    12/2/2016

    If you’ve ever looked into the ice cream freezers at your local grocery store you can imagine all the different ingredients you’d find at the ice cream factory: cream, sugar, chocolate, fruit, nuts, milk, syrups, and so on.

  6. Top 10 Technologies From WEFTEC 2016
    10/25/2016

    300,000 square feet. That was the size of the tradeshow floor at WEFTEC, the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. I didn't see every technology showcased last month in New Orleans (over a thousand exhibitors were on hand), but here’s a “best of” list from the many that I came across — a snapshot of various technologies that stood out from the masses, exceptional for their level of innovation and potential for industry impact.

  7. Electrocoagulation Provides Economical Solution To Oil And Gas Waste Problem
    10/4/2016

    A new generation of electrocoagulation-based water treatment has successfully treated wastewater and effluent from a remote onshore natural gas exploration and production project with over three years of continuous operation. To compound the challenges of treating this wastewater and effluent, the unit was required to operate in an extremely environmentally sensitive environment — a pristine tropical rainforest.

  8. Transitioning Into Water Resource Recovery Facilities
    9/14/2016

    Wastewater facilities have transitioned from “sewage treatment” to “wastewater treatment”, then to “water reclamation”, and now have progressed toward “water resource recovery facilities” (WRRFs). 

  9. The Water Revolution: Moving To A Decentralized System
    9/9/2016

    In 1943, Thomas Watson, president of International Business Machines (IBM) said, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." At the time, a single computer was the size of a large room.

  10. A Treatment Technology For All Occasions
    8/31/2016

    There are a lot of technology startups in the water space vying for attention, including a good bit in the New England area alone, but one Massachusetts company and its potentially "disruptive innovation" stands apart.