Environmental Protection

Water


WEF Announces 2009 Excellence Award Winners

WEF will present the awards at the annual conference Oct. 13 in Orlando, Fla.

Pennsylvania Seeks Comments on Erosion, Stormwater Changes

The Environmental Quality Board is holding hearings on proposed stormwater rule changes that hold permittees more accountable.

EPA Data Show U.S. Has 584 Coal Ash Impoundments

The agency shares data on coal ash sites, including ownership, location, hazard potential, and dates of last regulatory or company assessment.

Missouri S&T Studies Sequestration for Utilities

DOE is paying out $644,000 for research on sequestering carbon dioxide in shallow formations to the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Crude Oil Not Coal to Blame for PAHs in Gulf of Alaska

Scientists say their study shows that contaminants from natural coal deposits are not easily bioavailable but those from crude oil are and can account for the continuing degradation off the coast of Alaska.



Lockheed Martin, Black & Veatch to Help Utilities Upgrade

Companies offer integrated technology and communication to help shape projects and request grants from the DOE's Smart Grid Investment Grant Program.

WRD Assesses Groundwater Supply in Southern LA County

The Vander Lans treatment facility, 100-percent recycled water for barrier protection, and recycled water for replenishment should help the Water Replenishment District meets its goals.

Virginia Tech Checks Impacts of Coal Mining on Water

The researchers are looking into the effectiveness of stream restoration activities and associations between total dissolved solids and aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates.

American Water to Find Methods of Optimizing RO

Water Research Foundation gives grant to company to determine better pretreatment processes for reverse osmosis desalination.

Henry Hudson 400 Announces Student Winners

Delft, Rutgers and Columbia university students took the top places in the New Generation Competition, which will be celebrated Sept. 9 and 10 at H209 in Jersey City, N.J.

Cathodic Protection

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.

ORNL Scientists Hone Use of Microalgae to Safeguard Supply

Using the right strategies, microalgae can be used as broad spectrum automated biosense systems for monitoring source drinking water, the study shows.

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