Apr 28, 2016

iWWD May/June 2016

The shift to natural gas to generate electricity in the U.S. has been unmistakable and sudden. From 2000 to 2015, electricity generation from natural gas-fired plants doubled to 32% of all fuel sources. Last April, natural gas generated more electricity…
A county utility in eastern Washington state operates a new-generation micro-hydroelectric plant that delivers power generated by local rivers and streams. Designed as an energy-efficient solution, the plant was experiencing an undesirable amount of…
The Colombian state of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydroelectric plants along the Guadalupe River. In the case of the Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant, the risk of flooding required that a suitable solution be provided to ensure the…
Maintenance teams focus so much of their time and energy making sure equipment is running smoothly on a daily basis that they often do not have time to stop and consider opportunities to improve the efficiency of their day-to-day operations. About five…
In recent years, the use of high-quality recycled water has been increasing in many regions of the country. In addition to traditional applications such as landscape irrigation, many industrial facilities are utilizing recycled water for a number of…
Food and beverage processing is resource-intensive. The industry requires large amounts of water, power and operator time in order to keep producing quality products. Compounding the problem is the public’s growing appetite for products made using…
Industrial water reuse is gaining ground, and yielding some pretty impactful results. For example, recent applications have proven successful in reusing water not only for landscape irrigation, but for lesser-known applications such as cooling towers and…
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