Environmental Protection


Ryerson University

Student-designed Wastewater Treatment Uses MBR with Advanced Oxidation

Award-winning project from four Ryerson University chemical engineering students claims to remove 90 percent of pharmaceuticals and endocrine-disrupting compounds.

Hurlock WWTP Earns Mid-Atlantic OM Award from EPA

The agency reviews data and inspects facilities to determine award winners.


Case Study: Pulse Technology Breaks Up FOG Cap at Lift Station

The Arizona State Prison in Pima County installed a system that uses compressed air to break down fats, oils, and grease in a sewage lift station.

The View from Kenya on World Water Monitoring Day

An environmental journalist makes a UNEP-sponsored field visit to Mariakani to see first hand how scarce fresh water is and how that affects the people of the village.

Noise Control

During plant design, water and wastewater treatment facility owners have at least three methods to help reduce electrical noise associated with process automation systems.

Baltimore Wastewater Treatment Plant Contracts for Denitrification System

Severn Trent Services' system will dramatically reduce nutrient discharges from the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant into the Chesapeake Bay.

Decentralized Wastewater Management E-Handbook Available

Intended for health departments, wastewater system managers, and local governments, the e-handbook includes case studies and examples of successful management programs.

Wes Eckenfelder

Wes Eckenfelder's Legacy Will Live On

Pioneer and teacher, Eckenfelder wrote one of the first textbooks on industrial wastewater treatment.

Agency Orders Fresh and Clean Restrooms to Correctly Apply Sludge

A December 2009 inspection of Desloge Mine Tailings Site revealed that the company had not reduced pathogens nor minimized vector attraction.

EPA Proposes Veto of Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine Permit

The agency says the project would bury more than 7 miles of headwater streams, impact 2,278 acres of forestland, and degrade stream water quality

WERF Offers $100,000 Award for Groundbreaking Research

Submissions for the Water Environment Research Foundation's Paul L. Busch Award must be submitted by June 1.

Agency Schedules More Hearings for Florida Water Comments

Florida residents will have three more chances to air their comments starting April 13 at Fort Myers.

Melbourne aerial

Black & Veatch to Help Upgrade Melbourne Plant

Ozone and biological media filtration coupled with UV and chlorine disinfection are the preferred treatment processes.


USAID, Coca-Cola Add $12.7 M to Water Partnership

The boost to the Water and Development Alliance will support eight new multi-year programs in Africa.

Trilogy System Cleans and Powers Up Well Heads

Utah State University lab and Purestream Technology are creating an oil and gas well head solution for air emissions and wastewater.

SAGR Testing Ports

Submerged Attached Growth Reactors

For simple, low-cost solutions for wastewater treatment, Submerged Attached Growth Reactors downstream of primary lagoons provide a practical means to comply with nutrient rules, even in cold climates.

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