Sep 02, 2016

September 2016

Fed up with a wastewater treatment system poorly equipped to deal with variable flow conditions, one retreat and camp facility found a more effective and operator-friendly solution. The Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center is a year-round West Virginia…
Amidst the magic of the Olympic Games and the stunning star athletes they showcased glistened a few unsavory sideshows and spectacles, one of which was the extent of Rio’s water pollution problems and its troubled water bodies. According to a National…
The fallout from the Flint, Mich., water crisis continues to unfold as a total of nine public officials at the state and local level have been criminally indicted, and more may follow. As I’ve said previously, Flint is a microcosm of what is happening…
As Sven Platzer walked through the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference in Miami Beach, Fla., in 1975, his mind was occupied with a unique challenge facing his Swedish construction company. His isolerlåda (insulation box)…
In the summer of 2015, more than 100 people in the Bronx, New York City, fell ill, and a dozen of them died. The culprit was not Ebola, Zika, or any other of the nightmarish viruses that haunt the news media. It was water—specifically, water contaminated…
Since it was first established 60 years ago, the Midwest City, Okla., Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF) has regularly adopted new technology to improve its process. What started as a trickling filter in 1956 became a series of rotating biological…
Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs) across the U.S. and around the globe rely on their instrumentation for keeping their facilities in compliance and running at optimum levels. Processes that have historically been labor-intensive and time-consum­…
Built in 1971, the city of Saskatoon’s (Saskatchewan, Canada) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has undergone numerous improvements and expansions over the years to keep up with evolving regulatory requirements and to serve the growing population of…
The Conroe Southwest Regional Waste­water Treatment Plant (WWTP)  in Conroe, Texas, was originally built in 1974 and had major improvements in 1987 and 1991. The last improvement project was undertaken in 2006 when fine-bubble aeration was implemented,…
The textile industry is water-intensive. Water is used for cleaning raw material and for the different steps in the textile dyeing process. Due to the effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations, the cost of freshwater utilization…
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