Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment serves one of the critical functions of modern society. Networks of sewers convey wastewater to pump stations and eventually a wastewater treatment plant — also called a water resource recovery facility. The water then passes through a headworks systems to remove large debris and grit before entering a settling tank. The water then passes through primary, secondary and tertiarty treatment steps, which vary plant-by-plant. Activated sludge is among the most common treatment processes used. Read more about wastewater treatment in the articles below.

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Jul 18 2018
University of Waterloo scientists have created new artificial intelligence (AI) software that is capable of identifying and quantifying different…
Jul 16 2018
Proven in hundreds of installations, the Model R Oxigest treatment system provides stable operation and flexible process options for sanitary and…
Jul 13 2018
The water utility company American Water has announced that it, along with its employees, has raised more than $2 million over the last ten years for…
Jul 12 2018
According to new research out of the University of Leeds in England, microplastics in rivers are found in higher concentrations downstream from…
Jul 2 2018
The patented Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment (FAST) Process is a fixed-film, aerobic treatment system designed for tackling variable load and flow…
Jun 29 2018
Daegu City, South Korea has extended a proposal of cooperation project to the Philippines in order to explore advanced technology for wastewater…
Jun 26 2018
The city of Rutland, Vt., has discharged 745,000 gal of wastewater into nearby Otter Creek and East Creek. Despite the concern of many citizens, the…
Jun 21 2018
Due to punishing rainfall over the past several days, the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, was subjected to significant sewage overflow. The overflow…
May 20 2018
GridBee GS-9 and GS-12 submersible electric mixers from Medora Corporation help municipalities meet potable water quality standards and prevent ice…
May 16 2018
Researchers at Oregon State University have unveiled new findings regarding the effects of silver nanoparticles on the wastewater treatment process.…
May 15 2018
The U.S. EPA has announced that it will engage in the rule-making process regarding the practice of “blending” by wastewater treatment plants, which…
May 14 2018
The Muskegon County wastewater treatment plant is facing several issues due to significant buildups of flushable wipes. The plant, located in…
May 11 2018
A newly-constructed water treatment plant built in Redwood Shores, Calif., will implement new technology developed at Stanford University that…
May 2 2018
BP American Production Co. has suffered a leak from one of its pipelines, discharging an unknown quantity of wastewater sourced from oil and gas…
May 2 2018
The wastewater treatment plant in Springfield, Mass., will soon be subject to a permit revision handed down by the U.S. EPA. The issue deals with the…
Bob Crossen writes on extreme weather preparation implemented at water facilities
Bob Crossen writes on extreme weather preparation implemented at water facilities
May 1 2018
Through the first two weeks of March 2018, the Northeastern U.S. was slammed by four winter storms that earned the name “nor’easter.” They brought…
May 1 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the ways people interact with technology in their everyday lives. Likewise, the Industrial Internet…
Apr 30 2018
On April 27, 2018, Iain Rankin, environment minister for Nova Scotia, announced plans to cleanup the Canadian province’s Boat Harbour wastewater…
Apr 29 2018
Genesis Water Technologies offers solutions in water reuse, drinking water and wastewater treatment for many applications, including mobile/fixed…
Apr 26 2018
City officials for Pittsfield, Mass., voted on April 23, 2018, approving $74 million to be put toward a new wastewater project required by the U.S.…
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