Jan 08, 2016

IWWD January/February 2016

Food and water are two basic necessities of life, but as water resources become scarcer worldwide, the impact on food production could be devastating. Securing Water for Food (SWFF) is a challenge designed to find and accelerate innovations to help…
Like cooling tower owners across the U.S., the facilities managers/system owners at a major Midwest university are facing continuing pressure to optimize the performance of their cooling tower/chiller systems under limited and sometimes decreasing…
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) can mineralize recalcitrant organic and inorganic contaminants in toxic and biocidal wastewater streams that are difficult to treat by other means via the creation of hydroxyl radicals. Most practical AOPs use a strong…
Liquid waste is big business, at least for longtime industrial services company Plummer’s Environmental Services in Byron Center, Mich. And like any region with manufacturing and industry, this area has a lot of it. Sources of liquid waste include common…
Each spring, the quality of the process water at a pulp mill in eastern Canada would suffer when the seasonal snowmelt generated large volumes of runoff into a nearby lake and its tributaries, pushing additional debris, dirt and iron into the facility’s…
The city of Stevens Point, Wis., owns and operates a municipal activated sludge wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) that processes an average of 2.9 million gal per day. The city’s staff works diligently to operate the facility as efficiently as…
The water crisis in Brazil came to a head on Nov. 5 when a spill spewed millions of gallons of iron ore waste. According to a Dec. 20 LA Times article, the Rio Doce turned bright orange and at least 13 people died in the initial flooding, with hundreds…
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