Operations managers in the water and wastewater industry are looking for ways to be more efficient. Wireless remote monitoring can provide one option for corrosion control using existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks and automation.
- By Curt Goldman
- Sep 01, 2009
MACTEC Engineering and Consulting assembled a design team for the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the risks and determine mitigating measures to enable safe passage for human traffic and aquatic species in nine National Forests.
Having worked extensively overseas and in 22 states, I have seen a fair amount of corrosion, but a wastewater treatment facility in my own backyard has the distinction of being the most corrosive job site that I have ever dealt with.
Submerged membrane technology tackles biomass retention and solids-liquid separation with the collateral advantage of providing energy.
- By Jim McMahon
- Jun 22, 2009
Today, indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments may be performed to find out more than just if a building's air is contributing to or causing adverse health effects in occupants.
- By Gary Ganson, Cindy A. Baldwin
- Jun 16, 2009
Heiner Markhoff, president and chief executive officer of GE Water, a division of GE Power & Water, explains how he came to be leading the company and what he hopes to achieve.
- By L.K. Williams, EPonline
- Jun 09, 2009
Delta College (Mich.) has a passel of green efforts under way, which could fall under all sorts of headings.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
- Jun 08, 2009
Producers and handlers of all types of chemicals have specific obligations to fulfill to the European Chemicals Agency and their European customers.
- By Will Schreiber
- Jun 03, 2009
If you're at a school where the only green action you're seeing is the annual seeding of the commons, don't despair. In the world of higher education, even the most ambitious sustainability plans often begin with tiny steps taken by individual departments.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
- Jun 02, 2009
Dow Water & Process Solutions' general manager, Ian Barbour, explains how his business serves the industrial and municipal water treatment industry.
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission has shown that there are advantages to approaching the need for training, and the ways to meet that need, from a regional perspective.
- By Stephen Hochbrunn, Emma Downs
- May 20, 2009
Just three years ago, the company introduced its technology and it already has a five-year, multimillion-dollar exclusive supply and licensing contract with Teijin Limited.
- By Thomas Pokorsky, David Lauer
- May 20, 2009
Since the Water Council opened, 10 major water companies have moved large portions of their operations to Milwaukee to join the five major water companies that are home-grown. The number of water-related industries has risen from 150 companies to 250 companies in 5 years. Green jobs, most involving water, have increased 25% and have raised Milwaukee’s standard of living. Milwaukee’s water economy and its power to draw water industries are being called the “Blue Gold Rush.”
Industrial painting operations, which provide durable and aesthetically pleasing finishes to many products, are much more complex than hanging some plastic sheeting and grabbing a spray gun.
- By Michael L. Thayer, CHMM
- May 05, 2009
Spurred by the Obama administration's call to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil by adopting alternative energy sources and increasing energy efficiency, green is rapidly becoming the color of choice across all facets of the federal contracting community.
- By David Hubler
- Apr 30, 2009
Many landfills and retention ponds used to store fly ash are aging, having been designed and constructed as far back as the 1950s using unsophisticated and less rigorous methods than those used today.
- By Robert M. Cords, P.E., Prasad S. Rege, P.E.
- Apr 27, 2009
A casual phone conversation with his brother led engineer Jeremiah Jackson to develop an innovative arsenic filtration system that could improve the lives of people affected by arsenic-contaminated drinking water.
- By Jared Brox
- Apr 24, 2009
Reverse osmosis treatment requires sufficient feedwater pretreatment to prevent membrane fouling. Depending on the feedwater, pretreatment can be critical to ensuring a sustainable process.
When it rains hard in Collierville, Tenn., a sewer pump station right outside the gates of the Shelton Road Wastewater Treatment Plant automatically becomes part of the plant.
- By L. K. Williams
- Apr 09, 2009
Industrial research labs often manage chemical and hazardous waste storage and removal separately, using different contractors at various points in the handling process.
- By Elizabeth G. Peterson
- Apr 02, 2009