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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Energy-Water Nexus Lessons Learned From The State Of Texas
    3/27/2017

    By making strategic choices to maximize energy-water efficiencies, we can help protect our supplies in advance of our next drought. Here are three ways that work.

  8. EPA Providing Guidance For Drinking Water After Radiological Emergency
    1/17/2017

    What would happen if there was an emergency in the U.S. that caused radioactive material to contaminate drinking water supplies? What steps could your utilities and government take?

  9. If Israel Can Find Common Ground Around The Environment, Why Can’t Texas?
    1/12/2017

    Deep in the Israeli desert is an academic institute that is building peace in the region by putting nature at its center. The Arava Institute, in partnership with Ben Gurion University, brings students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to find common ground around environmental problems and build trust — and peace — from there.

  10. Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient
    1/9/2017

    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.