Wastewater Treatment Insights

  1. What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era
    4/25/2017

    The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.

  2. Great Danes: Making Wastewater Treatment Energy Positive
    4/17/2017

    With pressures around energy use mounting in the wastewater treatment industry, this European plant promises to provide 50 percent more energy than it requires for operation.

  3. Are Micropollutants A Threat To Biosolids?
    4/13/2017

    Micropollutants like PPCPs are known to pass through waterways and contaminate the environment. Some wonder what threat they pose as they find their way into biosolids and, eventually, into our soil.

  4. Pulling Together: Public-Private Partnerships Poised To Push California Water Efficiency
    4/11/2017

    California is home to some of the world’s most creative minds, top universities, productive farmland, groundbreaking industries — and one of the most epic droughts. The state has endured five years of drained reservoirs and groundwater reserves tapped so aggressively that the land subsidence caused by pumping has been literally seen from space. This indicates in no uncertain terms that it’s time to get all hands on deck. Private companies, universities, irrigation and drainage districts, municipalities — it’s time to pull together into public-private partnerships to address water challenges that face California and so many other regions of the world.

  5. Spinning Biogas Into Gold With Combined Heat And Power
    4/6/2017

    An ambitious project at a typical suburban wastewater facility has realized approximately $200,000 savings in annual energy costs. Similar operations will want to know: How does it work?

  6. Getting The Most Out Of Biosolids
    4/5/2017

    Although they may appear crude on the surface, biosolids represent the future of wastewater treatment. This organic substance contains energy and nutrients, and thus the potential for resource recovery and increased energy efficiency by wastewater treatment operations.

  7. 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.

  8. Make The Most Of Food And Beverage Effluent
    3/30/2017

    As focus on resource recovery intensifies, food and beverage operations are under a particularly large microscope. An anaerobic digester designed for the food and beverage industry can create value out of the space’s unique wastewater.

  9. Water Reuse Within Reach: Guidance For Potential Practitioners
    3/29/2017

    “Water Champion” Paula Kehoe looks to do for the nation what she did for San Francisco — to greatly expand water reuse opportunities and implementation. In this Q&A, she discusses her new role as chair of a national commission for onsite non-potable reuse, the San Francisco model, and the best practices and obstacles for sustainable water operations.

  10. The Legal Push For Direct Potable Reuse
    3/27/2017

    Arizona is taking steps to allow for direct potable reuse throughout the drought-plagued state. With the practice legalized for wide use, its popularity around the world may rise.