WIP Editorial

  1. Math Solutions: Sludge Age Process Control Calculations
    9/7/2016

    “Wastewater Dan” helps operators solve for sludge age and optimize the activated sludge process using sample problems and easy-to-use math templates to inform real-world calculations.

  2. Industrial Water Treatment For Inorganic Contaminants: Emerging Technologies
    9/2/2016

    This article is the sixth in a series on industrial water treatment focusing on inorganic contaminants; this one will discuss several emerging treatment technologies. 

  3. Collaborating To Confront Water Scarcity: 5 Things To Know
    8/30/2016

    As water organizations in the U.S. and beyond gear up to find new ways to deal with water scarcity, my colleagues and I are increasingly asked what we’ve learned working with water corporations in Australia. The first thing that comes to mind: Deal with water issues before scarcity arises.

  4. Share Your Passion
    8/26/2016

    Speaking at the Water 2.0: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference in San Diego in early August was an exciting challenge. Here was a tech-savvy, deep-thinking audience that clearly saw the challenges and opportunities presented by America’s need to invest $2.5 to $4 trillion for water and wastewater upgrades over the next 20 years.

  5. New Study: Solar, Energy Efficiency Can Help The Texas National Guard Save Money And Water
    8/24/2016

    This year has seen historic flooding across the South. In addition to the devastating rains that recently hit Louisiana, severe floods pummeled Texas earlier this year. In both cases, the states’ National Guards were first responders, rescuing families, delivering meals and supplies to survivors, and providing local agencies with high-water trucks, boats, and helicopters.

  6. Water For Life
    8/23/2016

    Look back with me a full decade (and a year) to 2005.

  7. More Private Partners Likely For Municipal Water Infrastructure Projects
    8/19/2016

    The doors of opportunity are opening for private investors in the municipal water market in the U.S. With the country facing a water infrastructure funding gap of $532 billion over the next 10 years, private-sector investments and public-private partnerships (P3s/PPPs) are expected to play a growing role in ownership, management, and operation of municipal water and wastewater system projects.

  8. Crystalline Silica: The Deadly Dust
    8/10/2016

    Crystalline silica has been linked to several medical conditions and even death to workers exposed to the dust. Exposure to respirable crystalline silica is a health concern for both the construction and plant personnel. This article will shed some light on the exposure possibilities for the wastewater and drinking water professions and how to protect yourself from this deadly dust.

  9. Unsafe Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Found In Drinking Water Of 33 States
    8/10/2016

    Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems — polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) — exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking-water supplies for 6 million people in the United States, according to a new study led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

  10. Industrial Water Treatment For Inorganic Contaminants: Biological Treatment Processes
    8/9/2016

    This article is the fifth in a series on industrial water treatment focusing on inorganic contaminants. While regulatory limits are being established, the process of identifying a cost-effective treatment process should be undertaken. Potential water treatment processes for inorganic contaminants can be grouped into three categories: physical, chemical, and biological. This article will describe the biological treatment technologies that may be considered.