Latest Industrial Insights

  1. Rounding Up Glyphosate’s Threat To Drinking Water
    10/12/2017

    A popular weed killer appears to be threatening consumer health through drinking water supplies. As knowledge around this threat grows, treatment operations should consider their technology options.

  2. Why RO Plants Need Pretreatment
    10/6/2017

    Reverse osmosis (RO) is today among the most commonly used water purification technologies, in both public and private spheres. RO plant manufacturers supply large municipal bodies as well as smaller communities, and RO plants also have a widespread commercial usage — for example, within the food and beverage industry.

  3. Identifying Odor Control Needs In Manufacturing Operations
    9/26/2017

    Odor problems at manufacturing facilities can be unexpected, and can work against the production the facility is meant to accomplish. It starts out as a nuisance or a non-compliance issue, but can become a much bigger problem. Solving the problem requires analyzing how a facility’s processes generate and disperse odorous air, and then identifying an appropriate odor control solution.

  4. Is Atomically-Altered Iron The Answer For Industrial Wastewater?
    9/19/2017

    By manipulating the atomic structure of iron, researchers in Australia have developed a new tool for industrial wastewater treatment.

  5. How To Combat Coal Ash In Power Plant Wastewater Streams
    9/11/2017

    Unbeknownst to many, coal ash is one of the most prolific industrial wastes affecting wastewater quality in the country, with more than 100 hundred million tons produced each year. And treating for the byproduct is paramount, with health concerns and stringent regulations in place governing its removal.

  6. New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater
    8/29/2017

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

  7. Why Wastewater Treatment In India Is No Longer Optional
    8/25/2017

    Wastewater treatment in India can no longer be seen as some conservational fad. With depleting freshwater sources, water treatment is absolutely imperative. Depleting water resources is a worldwide problem with almost all nations grappling with water scarcity. But India’s massive population, coinciding with rising pollution, makes its water scarcity and clarity concerns critical.

  8. Process Water: Building A Better System
    8/25/2017

    With factors such as scarcity, aging infrastructure, and water quality driving the price of municipal water higher, businesses are increasingly considering other means of securing supply. This article examines the trend toward alternatively procured process water and its impact on municipal and commercial interests.

  9. Expertise And Innovation Help Large Water Intake And Treatment Processes Run Smoothly
    8/24/2017

    Industrial managers are tasked with ensuring smooth operation of all processes while maintaining profitability. Separation technology, like water intake screens and filter presses, are usually an important part of the process.

  10. Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?
    8/11/2017

    Utilities are faced with myriad threats looming in the future, but chief among them is increased stress from population growth. In Denver, comprehensive planning for that future is underway.