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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Feb 7 2018
The Narragansett Bay Commission operates two Rhode Island wastewater treatment plants, and has announced plans to alter processes so that the plants…
Feb 6 2018
At the end of December 2017, North Miami Beach (NMB) Water broke ground on an $11-million investment plan to upgrade its Norwood Water Treatment…
Feb 5 2018
Following two sewer line breaks, thousands of gallons of raw sewage and wastewater were spilled into a creek in Smyrna, Tenn. Despite the massive…
Jan 22 2018
According to the Madison Water Utility, throughout 2017 the city of Madison, Wis. pumped the lowest amount of water it had in 50 years. The city…
Jan 17 2018
Singapore has prompted for pitches from the city-state’s tech industry to aid in water treatment processes and operations, hoping to ensure long-term…
Jan 15 2018
Singapore has begun to utilize robotic swans to assess raw water quality at various reservoirs scattered about the city-state. The five robots are…
Jan 12 2018
To prevent future water shortages, Egypt will construct the country’s largest ever water treatment plant, according to President Abdel-Fattah el-…
Jan 11 2018
A brewery located outside Ten Sleep, Wyo., has prompted the City Council to implement new wastewater ordinance procedures so it may accommodate…
Jan 10 2018
Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important bodies of water in the world and is the largest estuary in the U.S. Comprising 4,700 sq miles and…
Jan 10 2018
Oceanside is a scenic city of approximately 175,464 (according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 estimate) that is located approximately 40 miles…
Jan 3 2018
Engineering students from the University of Iowa offered potential design options to officials in Delaware County that would allow home septic…
Dec 26 2017
Several Minnesota communities have begun utilizing or moving towards advanced oxidation treatment plants in order to remove an overabundance of the 1…
Dec 20 2017
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken measures to further enforce its standards and regulations in the effort to suppress algae in…
Dec 19 2017
The Ovivo AnammoPAQ is a sidestream treatment technology that utilizes the power of the anammox bacteria to treat high-nitrogen-concentration…
Dec 18 2017
A technology that utilizes high-pressure air bubbles to clean wastewater was awarded the top prize at Ag Pitch ‘17, a new project included in the…
Dec 15 2017
Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have created a new bioprocess that successfully converts a common dairy byproduct, acid whey,…
Dec 13 2017
According to a study from Water UK, baby wipes comprise 93% of material accounting for hundreds of thousands of sewage blockages in the UK sewer…
Dec 13 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a new list of potential Superfund sites that will likely receive immediate attention from the…
Dec 12 2017
A project has been proposed involving both the states of Nebraska and Wyoming that would include sending treated water to Western Nebraska by way of…
Dec 11 2017
Flat Creek near Gainesville, Ga. has suffered a spill of 187,500 gal of partially treated wastewater due to an improperly closed valve. Flat Creek,…
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