WATER TALK

Tackling Net Zero Energy Head On
Tackling Net Zero Energy Head On One way to control energy costs at the wastewater treatment plant is to remove as much organic waste as possible at the head of the plant, reducing the load going to aeration. In this Water Talk interview, Marc Roehl, Vice President and General Manager of the Municipal Wastewater Division with Evoqua, discusses the concept of Net Zero Energy and some of the ways a treatment plant can move to produce as much energy as it uses.  Continue Reading...
Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion
Decentralization Grows With Worldwide Property Development Expansion One of the trends in water and wastewater treatment over the past decade has been a growing demand for decentralized systems. Water Talk recently caught up with Nii Mensah, General Manager of Fluence USA, to learn more about the solutions that the new company (formed by the merger of RWL Water and Emefcy) is bringing to market to address communities’ treatment needs  Continue Reading...
Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud
Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud Cloud-based monitoring and reporting was all the rage at WEFTEC 2017. Water Talk sat down with Tom Perry, National Product Manager with Veolia to discuss Aquavista, one of the more established technologies for capturing critical data, storing it in the cloud and allowing it to be accessed real time, 24/7 from any smart, web-enabled device.  Continue Reading...
Converting Wastewater Treatment Facilities Into Botanical Gardens
Converting Wastewater Treatment Facilities Into Botanical Gardens Municipal wastewater treatment has traditionally taken place as far away from the populace as possible. But as people flock to cities and encroach ever closer on these facilities, the practice of extending ever further out becomes impractical and expensive. And as water becomes scarcer, cities the world over are looking at recycling wastewater from their citizenry closer to home.  Continue Reading...
A New Approach To Total Nitrogen Testing
A New Approach To Total Nitrogen Testing MilliporeSigma is well known by many, but perhaps not within the water industry. That is changing, thanks to the company's work on total nitrogen (TN) testing, having recently developed a new method. Learn how and why MilliporeSigma branched out from life sciences and specialty chemicals into water, and what it means going forward.  Continue Reading...
Addressing Key Trends In Automation
Addressing Key Trends In Automation Machines get smarter and more capable, but so do the hackers, so how do we advance in automation and leverage its benefits without introducing new security threats? Kelvin J. Hurdle, North America Industry Manager for Rockwell Automation, addresses cybersecurity among other automation topics including workforce issues, understanding analytics, and addressing equipment downtime.  Continue Reading...
A SWIFT Response To Groundwater Issues
A SWIFT Response To Groundwater Issues Hampton Roads Sanitation District is well known for innovation, so it is no surprise that the utility is taking bold steps to enhance the sustainability of the region's water supply by protecting and restoring its groundwater through the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT). Tyler Nading of CH2M consulted on the project and discusses the initiative, as well as the importance and progression of water reuse, in this Water Talk...  Continue Reading...
B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management
B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management Andrew Smith is the Watershed, Stormwater, and Flood Management Practice Lead at Black & Veatch, and was therefore a timely interview subject in the wake of hurricanes and storm damage still fresh in the minds of attendees at WEFTEC 2017. Creating an effective stormwater management program, the key to handling such events, is a large and multifaceted undertaking. The best solution for many could be a community-based public-private...  Continue Reading...
Odor Control Before Green Was Cool
Odor Control Before Green Was Cool Controlling odors at your treatment plant becomes critical as populations expand and move ever closer to treatment facilities. Water Talk sat down recently with Dr. Laura Haupert, Director of Research and Development with OMI Industries, to discuss the Company’s unique approach to handling this most stubborn of wastewater treatment issues.  Continue Reading...
Selecting The Right Control Gate For Your Application
Selecting The Right Control Gate For Your Application Control gates are used throughout the water and wastewater fluid handling process at pump stations, head works, purifiers and a variety of other locations. Beyond application, head pressure, solids content and placement are all critical factors in evaluating what type of control gate will best meet your needs.  Continue Reading...