Environmental Protection

Wastewater


Preparations Underway to Remove Toxic Sediment From Lower Passaic River

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that work has begun on removing 200,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from an area of the Passaic River near the Diamond Alkali Superfund site located at 80 Lister Avenue in Newark, N.J.

Food for Thought: The Most Earth-Friendly Way to Dispose of Food Waste

Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what’s the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana peel, or any food waste?

Sewage Still Plagues Hudson River

People are swimming in the Hudson again, and while clumps of sewage rarely float by anymore, the water is not reliably clean, according to a recent report released from the environmental group Riverkeeper.

Water Information Solution Keeps Food Company Cool as a Cucumber

Since Mt. Olive Pickle Company began analyzing its wastewater data electronically, it's seen a host of benefits. The solution saves time, allows better communication and even enables the company to file required reports with the state electronically.

EPA, USDA Create a Partnership to Improve Drinking Water Systems

The EPA and the USDA announced a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems.

St. Louis Sewer District to Pay 4.7 Billion to Cut Sewer Overflows

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants to eliminate illegal overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban rivers and streams.

The Economic, Environmental Benefits of Reducing Nitrogen Pollution

A new study shows reducing nitrogen pollution generated by wastewater treatment plants can come with "sizable" economic benefits, as well as the expected benefits for the environment.

New Paper Evaluates The Future of Water Recycling

The authors point out in the paper that the biggest problem with DPR is community acceptance, despite the fact that factors such as population growth and climate change mean that existing water supplies must go further in the future.



GE Introduces Low-Energy Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Treatment System

GE has introduced a membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment technology called LEAPmbr, which addresses pressing water quality and operational cost issues faced by owners of municipal, industrial and residential water/wastewater treatment facilities worldwide.

In Midst of Severe Drought, Australians Ambivalent About Recycled Water

In response to a severe drought, the Australian government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer. Some Australians, though, are not too thrilled about that.

New Jersey School Upgrades its Wastewater Treatment System – And Quickly

When St. Augustine Prep School in Richland, N.J., decided to expand its facilities, it focused on maintaining the school’s historically strong environmental commitment. What it didn't realize, though, is that the wastewater treatment system it had implemented was unable to handle the capacity of wastewater the school generated.

GE Releases Modular Version of its ABMet Wastewater Treatment System

GE has introduced a modular version of the company’s ABMet wastewater treatment system, which uses naturally occurring microbes to reduce the selenium and other metals that can escape from coal mines and power plants and enter U.S. freshwater supplies.

Athletes Scale Peaks, Swim Seas to Raise Funds for Clean Oceans, Water

Mitigating damage from environmental problems is a daunting task, especially considering the scope of the project. Despite the great size of the problems facing the environment, the sheer size of these issues can leave those in a position to do a little something about it feeling paralyzed. But for those used to taking on the Earth’s biggest challenges – literally oceans and mountains – pursuing relief after such disasters is all in a day’s work.

Coca-Cola Helps Advance Water Sustainability Projects in the Pacific Region

The Coca-Cola Company will donate $4 million through its Coca-Cola Foundation to the United Nations Development Program Water Stewardship Program in China and the World Wide Fund for Nature Yangtze Partnership.

Prem Kumar Added to EPA Fugitive List

Prem Kumar has been added to the EPA fugitive list for failing to surrender to federal law enforcement authorities after he was indicted for his role in an illegal ocean-going vessel wastewater discharge case.

System Recovers Ethanol from Wastewater Facilities

Using principles of process intensification, the system is designed to process 50 gallons per minute of scrubber water generated from a 50 MM gallon per annum ethanol plant.

PXP Selects Veolia to Provide Produced Water Treatment

Veolia will reclaim water for the Plains Exploration & Production Company at an oilfield in San Luis Obispo County, Calif.

Treatment System Cleans Marcellus Shale Wastewater

A Department of Energy-funded demonstration tested the AltelaRain 4000 desalination system at a BLX well site in Pennsylvania.

West Basin Awards Phase V Contract to Parsons

The expansion will help fulfill 2020 goals to double recycled water production.

Georgia Tech assistant professor Kostas Konstantinidis (left) and biology graduate student Chengwei Luo have identified E. coli strains that might not indicate an environmental hazard. Image by Georgia Tech/Gary Meek

Georgia Tech Finds E. Coli Strains Adapted to Life Outside Waste

The results of the study suggest the need to develop a new culture-independent, genome-based coliform test to ensure water quality.

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