Wastewater Management

  1. What’s The Best Way To Measure Water And Wastewater Flow?
    7/13/2017

    Throughout my time in the industry, the one question that always gets brought up is, “With all of the options and technologies available, what is the best way to measure water and wastewater flow?”

  2. The Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide: Part 3
    7/12/2017

    Make sure you’ve read the Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide Parts 1 & 2 before starting here.

  3. The Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide: Part 2
    7/11/2017

    When you buy a DAF system, you want something that is going to hold up in a harsh environment. You’re going to use the thing for the foreseeable future and the last thing you want is something you have to replace because it didn’t hold up.  DAF System design decisions matter!

  4. The Ultimate DAF System Design Buyer’s Guide: Part 1
    7/10/2017

    At a certain point in the project development process you will have qualified a few dissolved air flotation (DAF) system manufacturers from a field of many. Now you have to decide which one’s DAF System design will best suit your needs. How do you choose?

  5. In Engineering, Change Is Good
    7/6/2017

    Earlier this year, a small, simple internet meme on Linkedin caught my eye.  The meme contrasted the present state of “What is” and “What we need” against a future of the state of “What could be” and “What should be.”   As I pondered this meme, a key unspoken element apparent to me is the requirement and ability to embrace change.  Change can be difficult.  Change is also known for being uncomfortable, stressful and fraught with uncertainty.    

  6. Continuous Simulation: Make Stormwater Assets Great Again
    7/6/2017

    More than 20 years ago I wrote a Master’s Thesis about software tools that could be put together with EPA SWMM to create a toolbox for very long term continuous simulation for stormwater and watershed simulations. I was inspired at the time by Dr. William James who was my advisor for that research. 

  7. How WWTPs Can Get Greener Grass On The Other Side Of The IIoT
    7/6/2017

    The next big thing is here and it’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With pundits waxing philosophical on this big breakthrough, it’s hard to cut through the noise and understand what the IIoT actually is and how it applies to individual plants. I offer the following as a definition. The IIoT means collecting, interpreting, and applying data to actively improve processes or operations. To understand how the IIoT applies to a wastewater treatment plant, look no further than your front yard.

  8. Keep Your Pumps Running Smoothly To Optimize Process Efficiency
    7/5/2017

    Industrial pumps consume up to 20% of the world’s energy production and can be responsible for 25 to 50% of a process plant’s energy bill, according to Europump, the Hydraulic Institute and other sources. Nothing moves without them in a process plant, and they are expensive to purchase, maintain and even more to repair or replace. Reducing pump lifecycle costs (their purchase, operation and maintenance) is critical in a process plant optimizing efficiency and product output. The process and the surrounding equipment configuration can be responsible for unnecessary high pump lifecycle costs.

  9. Think You Know ORP? Get 5 pH/ORP Measurement Tips
    6/29/2017

    Water and wastewater treatment professionals are constantly looking for as much information as possible about the quality of their water. If knowledge is power, then understanding the properties of their water is key to running an effective and efficient facility.

  10. Is Your Head In The Clouds?
    6/23/2017

    Every day you hear things like “push your data into the cloud” or the newest functions of “cloud computing”.  But what does this all mean? And what does it mean for utilities and facilities? Well, if you’re looking into Cloud SCADA, it can mean then difference between having to purchase and maintain software and hardware versus utilizing the internet and cloud computing platforms to serve as the framework for your SCADA system. That translates into time and money saved in the long run.