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

  1. In Times of Drought: 9 Economic Facts About Water In The United States
    4/2/2015

    This Hamilton Project memo presents nine economic facts that provide relevant background context to the water crisis in the United States.

  2. A Roundup Of Energy, Water, And Climate Bills In The 84th Texas Legislative Session
    4/2/2015

    We’ve almost made it to the midway point of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. As many already know, the Texas Legislature only meets from January to May every other year, so a lot has to get done in these few months.

  3. Benefits Of Clean Power Plan Are Measureable – Drop For Drop
    10/17/2014

    Since EPA released its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) in June of this year, the plan has been a hot topic in every state.

  4. Radioactive Waste: Can Membranes Reduce The Fear Factor?
    10/1/2014

    It’s no wonder that the word "radioactive" scares people. I remember Chernobyl. I was raised on The Simpsons, with its bumbling plant operators and three-eyed fish. I've followed the Fukushima tragedy closely. But, scary or not, nuclear power isn't going anywhere soon.

  5. Predicting The Worldwide Impact Of Water Scarcity On The Energy Sector
    9/26/2014

    As water is stretched and regulations around it tightened, the energy industry feels the burden. This can result in everything from reduced operations and higher costs for consumers to,in extreme cases, blackouts and gas and electricity shortages.

  6. Predicting The Impact Of EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Effluent Limits
    5/21/2014

    The EPA has proposed a regulation  that, if passed,  would set the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater discharged from power plants in over three decades. 

  7. Can Co-Locating Utilities Solve The Water-Energy Nexus?
    4/21/2014

    Resources being a scarce commodity, it’s incumbent upon us to optimize the use of water and energy as best we can. While conservation is the prime course of action for the public, the best solution for utilities may be to work smarter — by having the water-energy nexus work for us instead of against us.

  8. Waste Heat Recovery For Desalination From Steam Power Plants
    4/17/2014

    Currently, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia about 1.5 million barrels of oil are consumed daily to generate electricity to drive reverse osmosis desalination plants.  This represents about 15 percent of KSA’s daily oil production. 

  9. Stormwater: A Valuable Resource For Power Plants?
    3/28/2014

    Stormwater is often thought of as a burden. Too much of it can overwhelm wastewater treatment facilities, flood communities, and lead to the pollution of lakes and rivers. There is debate on who’s in charge of it and how it should be managed. Several communities have invested millions, and some even billions, trying to control stormwater. Even chicken farmers have issues with stormwater.

  10. 4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances
    3/25/2014

    Substances regulated or substances unregulated may ultimately impact the environment, health, and water supply of others. The following safety considerations are advised for those who store, handle, or transport potentially dangerous substances.