Latest Insights On Water & Wastewater Treatment For The Power Generation Industry

  1. If We Don’t Talk About Water, Are We Really Talking About Resiliency?
    11/3/2017

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry is trying to prop up coal and nuclear companies under the guise of enhanced “resiliency.” The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal does not define resiliency, nor does it even make clear what resiliency means in the context of the electric grid.

  2. Improved Process Control: Putting ‘Knowledge Is Power’ To Work
    10/20/2017

    You can’t control what you don’t know and when it comes to gas mixtures, control is of vital importance. But how can you get a handle on all of the elements you’re processing at a given time?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative
    8/7/2017

    Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.

  6. Droughts And Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy To Power Sri Lanka
    7/28/2017

    India is making great strides to aggressively expand its renewable energy capacity. But the country's power sector remains highly reliant on thermoelectric plants, with high demand for water for cooling. That means that droughts, like the one caused last year by weak monsoons, can shut off the power, hampering the economy and potentially endangering lives.

  7. El Paso Electric Should Protect The City’s Water And Let Solar Power Shine
    7/27/2017

    Resiliency is a hot button word right now. Ten years ago, advocates focused on “adaptation,” or the idea of adapting to the coming effects of climate change. Now the focus is on “resiliency,” the ability to bounce forward — not backward — when something disastrous happens.

  8. Rounding Up The Water, Clean Energy, And Climate Bills In The 85th Texas Legislative Session
    4/18/2017

    We’re entering the home stretch of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.

  9. Achieving Ultrapure Water
    4/3/2017

    It may sound intimidating, but water that has been treated to “ultrapure” condition is more than necessary in many applications. This highly-cleansed product is a fundamental part of many industrial operations, from the medicine we need to get well to the power we rely on in our daily lives. But, as the name implies, it’s no small task to get average influent to the ultrapure level.

  10. A Cool Method For Industrial Water Reuse
    4/3/2017

    By harvesting heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) condensate, industrial operations can take advantage of a cool, convenient source of clean water.