Jan 17, 2014

IWWD January/February 2014

The world market for water and wastewater treatment equipment and services was $263 billion in 2013, up 6% from 2012. Process and makeup (intake) revenues in 2012 were $69.7 billion—28% of the total—including expenditures of $9.9 billion for water reuse…
The right software tools can help operations managers monitor data and respond to change more easily and efficiently. A U.S.-based excipient (nonactive tablet ingredients) manufacturer with international operations recently experienced this in its water…
The pulp and paper industry is one of the heaviest users of water within the North American industrial economy, requiring an average of 54 cu meters of water per metric ton of finished product. As water is used in nearly every part of the manufacturing…
Rotterdam Zoo’s Oceanium, which opened in 2001, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, with 1.4 million visitors in 2012. It recently installed an ozone system to treat 8,113 cu meters of water, allowing for the reuse of…
Latin America and the Caribbean have rich potential to replace fossil fuels with green energy as technology delivers profitable and environmentally friendly alternative sources of heat and electricity generation. The region’s renewable energy endowment…
A waste-to-energy project, the first of its kind in the Milwaukee area and one of the largest merchant facilities in the Midwest, takes high-strength liquid residuals—previously handled as a waste stream from food and beverage industries—and utilizes…
Industrial food and beverage is water-intensive—a brewery, for example, typically will use four to seven times the amount of water as the amount of beer it produces. This makes access to clean water critical.  Excess wastewater also must be treated prior…
Behold the New Year.  Editorial letters like this often rehash top happenings from the previous year or predict some ultra-exciting occurrences for the upcoming year, but, much like my New Year’s Resolutions, sometimes I question whether or not the…
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