Wastewater Treatment Insights

  1. How Natural Light Can Separate Oil From Wastewater

    Researchers at MIT have developed a system that uses visible light to treat produced water, a potential economic and environmental savior for the oil and gas industry.

  2. Putting Mussel Behind Treatment Plant Filtration

    Unbeknownst to many, a tiny nuisance to treatment operations gathers in clusters under the nation’s waters. They multiply at a staggering rate, jamming intake pipes and disrupting the daily work of plants. They are non-native disruptors known as zebra and quagga mussels.

  3. Virtual Reference Technology Saves Costs And Simplifies Flow Meter Installation At Desalination Plants

    As fresh water supplies dwindle, whether due to drought, contamination, or overuse, desalination becomes more attractive. Desalination plants must ensure proper flow measurement to monitor the resource — so proper installation and operation of these meters is extremely important.

  4. A New Way To Renew Biosolids

    A biosolids reuse project backed by the Department of Energy utilizes a new conversion process to make the most of wastewater.

  5. Weighing The Power Of Simplified Membrane Systems

    Researchers have developed a membrane system that utilizes gravity to reduce operational requirements, proving that simplicity can be a beautiful thing.

  6. Proven And Effective Wastewater Disinfection … Why UV? (Article)

    For the past few decades, and increasingly today, ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been successfully used around the world for municipal wastewater disinfection. As a growing alternative and a direct replacement technology to chemical (chlorine) disinfection, UV does not produce harmful by-products and is non-toxic to the environment. Furthermore, UV technology is recognized as the “green” disinfection solution with a low environmental impact.

  7. The Full-Bodied Approach To Odor Control

    Odor issues continue to plague wastewater treatment plants all over the country. With a range of foul smells caused by varied contributors, one research project sought to provide a breath of fresh air.

  8. Real-Time Monitoring: An Opportunity To Engage In Potable Reuse And Detect Failures Quickly

    With public safety of primary concern, real-time sensors may be the catalyst for assurance and expansion of potable reuse treatment schemes.

  9. The Potential Of Customized 3D-Printed Membranes

    Researchers have begun to explore the idea of 3D printing as a way to manufacture membranes. What could the cutting-edge technology mean for water and wastewater treatment?

  10. Enhanced Nutrient Removal That Saves Resources And Real Estate

    True to its name, the State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade Program leverages the latest technology and innovation to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the environment around our nation’s capital.