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    Our planet continues to become increasingly more crowded.  Pollution and waste are showing irreversible impact on a global scale, and it has become necessary to come up with solutions in all industries.  It is widely known, though perhaps not publicly thought of, that the process of purifying water creates waste.  As we remove the minerals and impurities from water, we inherently condense those impurities into a smaller body of water.  This waste affects the environment in various adverse ways.  The solution lies in a concept known as Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD).

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    Coal-fired power plants generate coal fines and coal ash from a number of sources, including coal combustion residuals (CCR), particularly fly and bottom ash from coal furnaces, and coal pile runoff during rain events. In support of an industry-wide effort to reduce, improve, and remove coal ash ponds, a variety of technologies have been tested and employed. Read the full application note to learn more.

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    Rosy-cheeked children and romantic-eyed couples bundled up and laughing as they enjoy a skate around the frozen pond. It’s an iconic and idyllic vision every winter. But this fairytale-like scene “frosts over” significant issues faced by water companies and conservationists, not to mention homeowners and other types of service providers.

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    Keeping an eye on what happens with domestic oil and gas regulation is a bit like herding cats. We’ve seen encouraging progress on air quality issues related to oil and gas, but an equally critical front that’s seen major action is protection of our land and water resources.

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    With time, labor, and money at a premium, state-of-the-art controls on filtration equipment can ease the burden on operators while improving uptime and lowering costs.

  • A New Way To Kill Legionella

    Advanced oxidation provides an all-in-one solution that supports the complete eradication of Legionella in a water system, while also preventing its regrowth.

  • Building The Post-Boomer Water Workforce

    A labor crisis has been bearing down on the water industry for some time, so it’s time to prepare for the future. Luckily, some industry trailblazers have charted paths to success.

  • Getting Smart About America’s Potable Water Problem

    When it comes to fixing pipeline infrastructure, the pressure is on — but is it being measured? Intelligent pipe solutions provide flow and pressure data for improved service and water quality.

  • PFAS — A National Problem With Personal Costs

    Even as the drinking water crisis draws more attention, the true impact of PFAS exposure may be largely underestimated, necessitating louder calls for action.

  • The Value Of Construction Management At-Risk Delivery

    CM at-Risk may be a nontraditional delivery method for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, but getting familiar with it proves a worthwhile investment.

  • Precision And Accuracy Of Multiple Stormwater Laboratory Testing Methodologies

    There are several accepted methodologies for testing stormwater treatment devices in the lab, but what works best? A comparison study gets us closer to the goal of optimal sediment removal efficiency.

  • Addressing Impacts Of Climate Change At The Local Level: Mitigate Or Adapt?

    The unknowns around climate change might curtail proper investment and preparation — unless your resiliency efforts offer more than just resiliency.

  • Drones Flying Below Your Feet

    These robots aren’t taking jobs — they’re simply making the job of utility workers safer and easier.

  • Beyond Binary: Data Tells A Compelling Story

    The big problem with Big Data has always been turning all that information into action. A recent survey reveals how far utilities have come and what might come next.

  • Changing Thoughts On Climate

    I have a confession to make. Although I’m an empathetic person in general, I have found it hard to worry very much about the state of the world once I’m no longer part of it.

  • For Second Time In Three Years, A Baltimore Wastewater Worker Is Killed In A Trench

    In a tragedy that highlights the inherent danger faced by wastewater treatment professionals on a regular basis, a worker employed by Baltimore’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant recently suffered a fatal accident while in a construction trench.

  • Tunnel Protects Chicago Neighborhood From Flooding

    A Chicago stormwater diversion tunnel designed to correct a chronic flooding problem that has plagued the city’s Albany Park neighborhood over the past decade has been recognized for its effectiveness and ingenuity.

  • Restoring Rio de Janeiro’s Forests Could Save $79 Million In Water Treatment Costs

    Rio de Janeiro boasts the world's largest water treatment plant, and it's working overtime. The Guandu Water Treatment Station provides 90 percent of the city of Rio's water, and it's increasingly grappling with water quality problems. One challenge is that forest loss and landscape degradation upstream of the city is causing soil erosion, which generates more pollution, and fills reservoirs with sediment instead of water.

  • Inline Mixer At Carpet Manufacturer Can Handle Any Color With Help Of The SITRANS FC410 Mass Flow Meter

    A carpet manufacturer in Belgium produces 23,920 sq. yds of tufted carpet every day. To increase the flexibility of its machines and reduce costs, the company decided to stop manufacturing its dyes in batches and switch to a continuous process using an inline mixer that produces the right color instantly. Read more to learn how this was accomplished with the help of the SITRANS FC410 mass flow meter.

  • Michigan Governor's First Directive Dedicated To Preventing Water Crises

    In a sign of just how significant water quality concerns are in Michigan, the state’s governor elect signed an executive directive related to the issue as her first such move in office.

  • Aerobic Digester Reduces Nutrient Return And Improves Energy Efficiency

    Faced with rising operational costs due to increasing energy and chemical prices, as well as stricter effluent permit limits, many operators and engineers are turning to performance optimizers and controls automation to enhance treatment processes and reduce operating costs while limiting capital expenses.

  • Arizona Adds Treatment Plants, Carbon Filtering To Fight PFCs

    As the prominence of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in drinking water has risen, a range of treatment solutions have been employed around the country. In Arizona recently, this has meant the addition of carbon filtering and a multi-million dollar investment in new facilities to combat perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS).

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    There are various treatment processes that are used to remove iron and manganese from ground water for potable water supplies. Iron and manganese are typically found in groundwater in a dissolved state and the water may appear clear. While there are various less common treatment methods used (such as ion exchange), most treatment systems for iron and manganese oxidize the ferrous state (clear iron) to a ferric state so the solid particles can then be filtered out. 

  • EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word

    When it comes to answering questions about whether the oil and gas industry’s wastewater can be safely reused for other purposes, like food crops, livestock, or even drinking water, there are a number of other serious factors to be considered.

  • Optimize Process Unit Results With Advanced Analytics For Condition-Based Monitoring

    Businesses rely on process units meeting or exceeding their operational plans. To ensure that operational plans are achieved, it is important that equipment operates as designed (i.e., delivers the required performance) and continues to operate in an optimum manner (i.e., remains reliable, in a good condition). The most common causes of missing operational plan targets are equipment failure, which results in unplanned downtime, and low quality or yields from production processes.

  • The Next Turn For 'Waters of the United States'

    After the Supreme Court, in its 2006 Rapanos v. United States decision, admonished the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to once and for all come up with an acceptable definition of “waters of the United States,” which is the linchpin for all regulation under the Clean Water Act, the agencies, nine years later, finalized regulations redefining that term in their 2015 Rule. 

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