Feb 23, 2021

February 2021

Toward the end of 2020, a handful of vaccines for COVID-19 began distribution in the U.S. to essential workers through tiered deployment. Among those tiers are water and wastewater workers. But there is hesitancy in the U.S. around those vaccines with…
It’s no secret that there are many challenges impacting the U.S. and one often forgotten piece of the puzzle is the access to clean, safe, affordable drinking water. Safe and affordable water is essential to everyone, especially during the public health…
Think about this: only 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater and, of that, only a mere 0.5% is available for everything from drinking water to growing crops and manufacturing to hygiene.  The limited supply of nature’s most precious resource is not…
They say scent is the sense with the strongest ties to memory. The smell of chlorine reminds me of swimming lessons at the YMCA. I remember the taste of pennies, my curls drying brittle on the car ride home, and the number one rule when swimming: do not…
Ultraviolet (UV) light technology for disinfection has seen a massive surge of interest in 2020. The evidence that UV can be deployed for air and surface treatment on a broad scale to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is new to many…
Disinfection is a complicated affair. Solutions often require chlorine addition, changing out ultraviolet (UV) bulbs, handling the creation of ozone or chlorine dioxide and dealing with biofilms. Further, each solution leaves some common pathogens…
The Malabar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is Sydney Water’s largest. It serves approximately 2.2 million people, treats an average dry weather flow of 124 million gallons per day (mgd), and is designed to receive a maximum wet weather flow of 345 mgd…
When purifying industrial and/or municipal sewage, the challenge is to produce not only clean water at the end of the treatment process, but also a highly dewatered, compact sewage sludge with a high dry solids content.  The reduction in the amount of…
Location: Conroe, Texas Size: 6 million gallons per day Equipment: Lift station, digester tanks, aeration basin, clarifier, tertiary filtration system, ultraviolet disinfection system, non-potable water system, effluent discharge line and outfall,…
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