Environmental Protection

Wastewater


American Water Awards More Than $128,000 for Environmental Grants

American Water Works Company, Inc. has distributed grants totaling more than $128,000 to 32 projects throughout the company's service areas in 8 states.

dan steele wireless

Wireless Spread Spectrum Radio SCADA for Water Facilities

Think of the monitoring possibilities: cathodic integrity for corrosion, pump station efficiency, and tank status.

ICJ: Uruguay's Paper Pulp Mill Is Not Polluting the River

The International Court of Justice ruled against Argentina, which had argued that Uruguay did not follow procedure of a bilateral treaty and the plant should be shut down.

Tomorrow's Water Has Less Government Funding, GWI Says

Global Water Intelligence has released its 2011 market report, which covers infrastructure, water scarcity, desalination, and reuse.

Agency to Require Progressive Stormwater Controls for Washington, D.C.

The enhanced protections for the Anacostia River and Chesapeake Bay include low impact development, strict discharge limits, and monitoring total maximum daily loads.

Oldcastle Precast Provides Tanks for Waste-to-Energy Facility

The company's wastewater holding tanks will be part of a Reynolds, Ind., project that will replace an aging lagoon treatment system.



Big Picture

'Big Picture' Contest Sends Message on Nutrient Monitoring

Hach Co. will present thousands of dollars in equipment to municipal wastewater treatment plants in the United States that can explain creatively why they should receive the award.

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.

Phiona

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.

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