Environmental Protection

Wastewater


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.

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.

Russell City Energy Center to Use ZLD Technology

GE's zero liquid discharge wastewater recycling system will be installed at the first U.S. power plant to be built with stricter federal, state emissions limits.

South Dakota Awards $22.3M for Environmental Projects

The funds will go toward improving water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as watershed, landfill, and recycling projects.



Waste Facility Employees Get Probation, Fines for CWA Felonies

One vice president, an operations manager, and a lab manager at Ecological Systems were sentenced recently for intentionally discharging untreated wastewater and stormwater into the Indianapolis sewer system.

Water Associations Bring Key Issues to Congress

Utility leaders are approaching Congress in more than 400 meetings during the first American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation fly in.

Insituform Gets Rehab Contracts with Montreal, Orange County

The company will use cured-in-place-pipe technology to make repairs in the city of Montreal and in Orange County, Fla.

Oil skimmers can help facilities meet wastewater discharge regulations.

Case Study: Tank Washing Facility Installs Oil Recovery System

Food Express cleans up its wastewater with an oil skimmer attached to a separation tank designed by the company's president.

GE Technology Purifies Water at One of World's Largest Coal Power Plants

South Africa’s leading power provider, Eskom, will use GE’s innovative water and wastewater technology for the Kusile Power Plant, which, once fully operational, is expected to be one of the world’s largest coal-fired power plants.

Online Article Submission Available for Water Environment Research

The peer-reviewed research journal receives about 300 new submissions annually.

Blue Earth, Minn., Expands Biosolids Storage

Bolton and Menk and Wilkus Architects are providing design services for the wastewater treatment plant.

Synagro CEO Stepped into Sludge Tank on 'Undercover Boss'

Bill Massa also worked alongside a centrifuge operator to separate water from solids and helped dredge and clean a lagoon for the television program.

EPA Fines Toppenish for Excess Wastewater Discharges

The agency said the city will pay $134,500 for violating its NPDES permit during 2008-2010.

Typical waste lagoons at the start of surface aeration and microbial enhancement. Note the presence of solids on lagoon surface.

Waste Lagoons: Sloppy Mess or Treatment Opportunity?

Surface aeration and aerobic microbes can alleviate an overloaded waste lagoon.

Blumenfeld signs a stipulated order to protect San Francisco Bay. Also pictured are Michelle Moustakas, EPA engineer, and Hugh Barroll, EPA attorney.

7 San Francisco Bay Municipalities Agree to Protect Bay from Sewage

During the last rainy season, almost 125 million gallons of sewage overflowed into San Francisco Bay from the East Bay Municipal Utility District's wet weather facilities.

Consol Energy to Pay $5.5M Penalty, $200M for Wastewater Controls

Using reverse osmosis technology, the underground coal mining company will build an advanced water treatment plant to remove chloride.

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