Contaminant Removal Articles

  1. Super-Charged Wastewater Treatment And Energy Production
    10/28/2015

    “Bioelectrochemistry” is a mouthful, but it’s a word you should get familiar with if your goal is sustainable, energy-efficient industrial wastewater treatment.

  2. 10 Exciting Technologies From WEFTEC
    10/26/2015

    Judging by WEFTEC 2015, the water industry is on a roll.

  3. ED vs. RO: The Benefits Of Electrodialysis For Desalination
    8/11/2015

    There is no doubt that reverse osmosis (RO) currently reigns among desalination techniques, if your metric is total number of installations. But a new competitor has arisen, at least for particular applications. If you have brackish water in the 2,000 to 15,000 ppm range of total dissolved solids (TDS), you may want to consider electrodialysis (ED) over RO.

  4. Zombie Pharm: Bugs Bring PPCPs Back From The Dead
    5/19/2015

    Like a water-industry version of The Walking Dead, trace chemicals and pharmaceuticals are given new life when exposed to microbes in the wastewater treatment process.

  5. The Do’s And Don’ts Of MBR Pretreatment
    5/5/2015

    They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, this image of a fouled membrane bioreactor (MBR) system needs little prelude — it's simply what happens when you don't properly protect your membranes with pretreatment.

  6. Breakthrough Technology Is Good For Fracking — And The Environment
    12/1/2014

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a demonstration project that remediates acid mine drainage water, providing both source water and useful byproducts for hydraulic fracturing operations.

  7. EPA Investigates Chlorine Alternative
    11/19/2014

    In the U.S., chlorine has always been king when it comes to water disinfection. But the EPA is investigating a “greener” alternative that could dethrone the chemical disinfectant. 

  8. Wastewater Disinfection And Energy Generation Make ‘Hot’ Couple
    2/21/2014

    When the Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) first presented their heat-based wastewater disinfection system to a group of environmental engineers, they didn’t get the response they expected.

  9. 5 Reasons To Consider Decentralized Wastewater Treatment
    2/10/2014

    The economic and environmental costs of treating all wastewater at a centralized location can be a burden. At what point does decentralized treatment make more sense?

  10. The Surprising Answer To Nutrient Removal
    2/3/2014

    Algae has caused a lot of trouble in the water industry in recent years. But new research may just redeem the water industry foe.