WASTEWATER FEATURES, INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS

  1. Securing The World’s Water, Food, And Energy Supply By 2050: Wastewater Treatment Is Central To The Solution
    9/4/2018

    As wastewater treatment plants evolve into resource recovery facilities, the thermal hydrolysis process (THP) is destined to play a starring role, with some major THP projects having already set the stage.

  2. Aeration System Solves Odor And Nutrient Problems For Carrot Packing Plant
    9/3/2018

    A carrot packing plant was having severe odor problems due to septic conditions in their truck washout water holding lagoon. In addition, nutrient and nitrogen levels were becoming an issue for land application of the wastewater for crop production.

  3. Supplemental Aeration System Reduces High BOD Levels And Solves Odor Issues
    9/1/2018

    A leading fruit juice company had expanded over the past ten years and increased wastewater flow from 7,000 to 11,000 gallons per day (gpd), without upgrading its wastewater treatment plant. Read the full case study to learn how after a Mazzei AirJection system was installed, dissolved oxygen levels increased in the aeration basins, which immediately eliminated the odors.

  4. State Leaders Concerned About Safety Of Reusing Oil And Gas Wastewater
    8/30/2018

    Regulators from across the country met in Vermont this week at the Environmental Council of the State’s (ECOS) fall meeting to discuss some of the nation’s most pressing environmental challenges. I joined members of ECOS’ Shale Gas Caucus to discuss an emerging threat imminently impacting oil and gas-producing states: the question of what to do with the massive amount of wastewater produced by the oil and gas industry each year.

  5. Improving The Quality Of Secondary Wastewater For Indirect Potable Reuse—From Pilot To Full Scale Plant
    8/29/2018

    In spite of the recent abundance of water, many of California’s aquifers continue to balance on the edge of water scarcity. Decades of overpumping have reduced the amount of ground water available to supplement surface water resources diminished by drought. The Pure Water Monterey Ground Water Replenishment Project (Monterey Pure), addressed the need to replenish a local aquifer, by piloting Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) processes, to determine the best method to convert secondary wastewater into a pure water resource.

  6. EPA Researchers Develop Tool To Improve Water Quality
    8/28/2018

    Many communities face challenges when managing their water resources. For example, runoff from agricultural fields can contribute to excess nutrients in water, like phosphorous and nitrogen, which can lead to harmful algal blooms and health concerns for the surrounding community. State and local governments trying to solve environmental problems must consider the cost and effectiveness of water management decisions for their communities.

  7. Shopping Center Avoids Litigation By Resolving Sewer Odor Problems
    8/27/2018

    A shopping center in Ventura, CA with several major retail stores, was suffering from a sewer odor problem.

  8. Wastewater Treatment: The Art Of Technology Selection
    8/23/2018

    Be it municipal or industrial, clients are always choosy and sensitive about the type of technologies they select for wastewater processing facilities. When it comes to physical, chemical, or biological treatments, plant operators and supervisors look for the best available, most cost-effective, and most user-friendly alternative. As such, technology selection is an art of choosing, arranging, and weaving different components of the treatment plant to provide it a unique identity. It’s the basic building block that bestows a facility its heart and soul.

  9. The Rotostrainer Joins The Craft Beer Revolution
    8/20/2018

    Spent hops and general brewery wastewater are natural by-products of the beer-making process and must be reused or disposed of accordingly. Some brewers are charged substantial fines for dumping high-solids wastewater into the city sewer system. With Parkson Rotostrainers, over 90% of the Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of wastewater can be filtered out, greatly reducing the city sewer charges. Many breweries can even sell much of the spent grain and other captured solids to local farms as livestock feed, thereby profiting on an otherwise ‘waste’ product.

  10. In-line Aeration System Provides Required Level Of Dissolved Oxygen In Pressurized Effluent Line
    8/20/2018

    The treated effluent from all wastewater treatment plants across the country must meet local dissolved oxygen (DO) limits before discharging into receiving waters.