Wastewater Treatment Insights

  1. Septic’s Consequences — The Embodiment Of Unnatural Disasters

    While septic systems are a viable and undeniably popular choice for wastewater treatment, they are ultimately only as reliable as their upkeep. Can we trust the technology and the human element to protect our waterways from pollution, or is it time to search for better solutions?

  2. 5 Factors That Will Drive Widespread Adoption Of Water Reuse

    The technology is ready, but is the world ready? The seismic shift toward water reuse will occur only as driving circumstances reach their tipping point.

  3. Benefits And Disadvantages Of The Advanced Oxidation Process

    In many water and wastewater treatment applications, there are a number of pollutants that are difficult to reduce by physical, chemical, or biological means alone. In more recent years, there has been a growing concern regarding pharmaceutical drugs in drinking water and aquatic environments. Pesticides get caught in runoff from farms into freshwater supplies. 

  4. How To Choose The Appropriate Advanced Oxidation Process For Wastewater Treatment

    Oxidation is the driving force for many water and wastewater treatment solutions. One solution, in particular, is designed around maximizing the oxidation potential of the system. This particular process is the AOP process.

  5. Doublethink In The Desert: The Myth Of Recycling In The Permian Basin

    Everyone is familiar with the water cut statistics: three to seven barrels of produced water emerge from the ground per barrel of oil. This oft-cited statistic is useful to appreciate the scale of the volumes of water produced in the Permian Basin. However, it does not tell the whole story.

  6. Growing And Flourishing In A Desert

    Water is essential to life. And it is a very precious commodity in Israel, home to 9 million people living in a rocky desert that receives about 10 inches of rain a year. By comparison, Denver, considered semi-arid, gets about 15 inches of rain a year, which is about a fourth of the precipitation a tropical city such as Miami receives.

  7. Can We Turn Sewage 'Sludge' Into Something Valuable?

    Over the past few years I have become an academic expert in “sewage sludge” — the residual, semi-solid mix of excrement packed with microorganisms that is left behind within wastewater treatment plants. Every year the UK alone produces approximately 1.4 million tons of the stuff. About 80 percent of it is spread on fields as manure, but this still leaves us with a headache — what do we do with the rest?

  8. Scientists Identify Opportunities To Better Understand Oilfield Wastewater

    Collaborative research is a critical element for identifying unforeseen risks associated with using the oil industry’s wastewater outside the oilfield. That’s the recommendation of a new peer-reviewed paper accepted this week in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM).

  9. Building For The Future On A Sustainable Foundation

    Denver Water is redeveloping its 35-acre operations complex with an eye on more than just delivering water.

  10. What To Watch As The Texas Legislature Takes Up Climate, Energy, Water, And More

    We’re past the midpoint of the Texas legislative session and the bill filing deadline is behind us. Because the legislature only meets for five months every other year, there’s a lot to accomplish in a short span.