Sep 23, 2014

IWWD October/November 2014

Industrial plants consume and discharge much more water than municipalities; therefore, to obtain a greener infrastructure it is essential that much of the contribution come from industry. Industrial plants have several ways to improve green…
Water management has always been, and will continue to be, a key business and environmental concern for shale gas producers and operators, highlighting that drought and increasing competition for water have only heightened the need for effective water…
Every facility is looking to lower operational costs while maintaining wastewater treatment efficiencies. One cost-saving measure is to reduce the quantity of chemicals that are used on a daily basis within a facility. Phosphorous is a key chemical…
BGP Intl., a seismic surveying firm, needed portable wastewater treatment systems for a series of 500-person remote camps in Kurdistan, Iraq. Units needed to be robust enough to meet treatment limits with minimal maintenance and simple operation. After…
Produced water and brackish water from the extraction process of oil and gas reserves, as well as flowback water from hydraulic fracturing operations, must be properly managed in order to mitigate any environmental impacts to existing water supplies…
A west coast nuclear plant is a two-unit Westinghouse pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear plant, with main condenser cooling provided by seawater. Seawater cooling makes the units very sensitive to ultra-trace condenser leaks and has necessitated the…
In the late 1990s, a coking facility in Detroit closed, and the site was subjected to strict cleanup requirements as part of new government regulations. As part of the overall site cleanup activities, the facility was required to capture groundwater…
I grew up in Indiana, where you don’t have to look too far to spot cornfields as far as the eye can see. But before I became the managing editor of iWWD, I never really gave much thought to corn production, other than reaping the benefits of its yield at…
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