Jul 10, 2014

IWWD July/August 2014

In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced one of the largest Superfund cleanups ever proposed—a $1.7-billion plan for bank-to-bank dredging of the Passaic River in New Jersey that would remove more than 4 million cu yd of…
Ensuring safe conveyance of hazardous liquids is a critical concern to process manufacturers in many industries. Malfunctioning, broken or unreliable equipment does not only lead to costly repairs and replacements, but also can create unsafe work…
When you picture the cooling systems used in process industries, the first image that probably comes to mind is a cluster of massive cooling towers perched atop a refinery or chemical plant. But for Carl Pendola, P.E., of Penco Equipment Inc. in Pearland…
One of the largest semiconductor manufacturing companies in Korea recently received a 3,000-cu-meter-per-day tubular membrane filter (TMF) system for wafer backgrinding water reclamation. During the deposition, etching and intermediate chemical…
Dissolved air flotation (DAF) is highly effective for removing fats, oils and grease (FOG) and total suspended solids (TSS) from wastewater, yet it is less effective for reducing biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). In many locales, that may not matter. In…
While there are many significant factors that affect the overall taste and odor of beer, there is one sometimes surprising yet vital element that plays a key role: the brewing water. In fact, the characteristics of brewing water have a great influence on…
Almost all municipalities share the same dilemma: what to do with wastewater treatment sludge, tree trimmings and discarded tires. For years, the answer has been to load them up and take them to a landfill. The transportation bid may go to a trucking…
When it comes to planning for the future, companies have a whole host of issues likely keeping them up at night. They may worry about staying competitive and innovative in their respective markets; they may fear an inadequate talent pipeline once their…
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