Environmental Protection


Plumbing Engineers, Code Council Partner to Advance Sustainability

The newly formed team will share knowledge and expertise to advance sustainable initiatives, global sanitation and plumbing products and services overall.

Study: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities Add to Water Issues

Scientists collected outflow samples periodically from 2004 to 2009 from three New York wastewater treatment plants, two of which receive more than 20 percent of their wastewater from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

IWA Announces East Asia Water Project Winners

The International Water Association will award the global grand prize in Montreal in September.

Incorrect Application of the BOD Test

Sewage treatment plants are missing a whole other source of pollution – nitrogenous matter – when only the BOD5 test is used.

WEF Begins Search for Executive Director

Bill Bertera will leave the organization at year's end.

New TOC Analyzer Uses Supercritical Water Oxidation Technique

GE Power & Water says its analyzer offers increased uptime and instrument reliability.

HRSD, Ostara Partner to Recover Nutrients and Make Fertilizer

The technology turns a maintenance problem at the Nansemond plant into a commercially viable fertilizer product with no additional cost to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.

CEE, WEF Offer Energy Efficiency RFP Guidance

The organizations say the new guidance can be used to simplify and streamline the request for proposal process.

EPA Awards $477,000 for Northwest Arkansas Wastewater Treatment

The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority will use the funds for a portion of the engineering and final design phase of a conveyance system.

Catalyst Recycling Facility Resolves Wastewater Violations

Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation pleaded guilty to 11 felony violations of Texas Water Code and will pay a $2.75 million fine.

EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Reduce SSOs

Agency schedules listening sessions in June and July to get feedback on possible modifications to NPDES permits.

Quaternary Amines May Form NDMA in Wastewater, Study Says

Yale University scientists say that wastewater treatment plants may not be able to remove all quaternary amines discharged with household detergents and shampoos, allowing the formation of nitrosamines, a suspected cancer-causing contaminant.

Turkish Ship Operator Pleads Guilty, Did Not Log Oil Discharges

U.S. District Court judge orders company to serve three years of probation and implement an environmental compliance plan.

Allegheny County Will Verify Green Roof Effectiveness

Officials hope that an ARRA-funded green roof will help manage stormwater and they plan to monitor the solution using Web-based weather stations.

Kansas City, Mo., to Spend $2.5 B over 25 Years to Stop Overflows

After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.

Bacterial Colonization Process Earns Patent

EDI says the new enclosed wastewater treatment process will eliminate the need for settling basins, ponds, and lagoons.

Oswego to Invest $87 M in Sewers to Comply with Clean Water Act

Specific measures include at least a 75 percent separation of the combined system into sanitary and stormwater components, a 50 percent expansion of the west side wastewater treatment plant’s treatment capacity, and the disconnection of catch basins.

Demo Validates Biotrickling Filter at Wastewater Treatment Plant

BioAir Solutions tested its media and biotrickling filter at a Florida wastewater plant for one year and the results revealed that the system removed more than 98 percent of all odors.

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