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IWWD March/April 2013
One big theme of 2013 thus far seems to be a newfound appreciation for water. We keep hearing the saying, “Water is the new oil”—the new gold, even. As “The Ripple Effect” author Alex Prud’homme put it, “Today we no longer have the luxury of ignorance:...
Transport and application of high-strength waste to distant land application sites can be time-consuming and costly; however, this may be the only option if adequate, suitable application sites are not within reasonable proximity of the waste source....
Founded in 1989, the Long Trail Brewing Co., one of the top 25 craft breweries in the nation and a local attraction, quickly outgrew the capacity of its basement location at a woolen mill in the town of Bridgewater, situated in Vermont’s Green Mountains...
Increasingly stringent storm water standards are being set in states and cities around the country as they strive to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act. Any city in the U.S. that discharges a significant amount of storm water runoff and...
Water, the world’s most finite critical resource, ensures economic, environmental, political and social stability. Large cities struggle daily with water quality and related issues while populations increase. Efficient water use is being addressed by...
Sour gas and sour water are terms used to describe gas and water containing significant amounts of hydrogen sulfide. Sour water and sour gas applications abound at oil refineries and natural gas plants; the “sweetening” of gas and water refers to the...
It costs U.S. industries billions of dollars a year to control and remove the limescale that builds up in industrial equipment such as heat exchangers, evaporative coolers, boilers, chillers and other water-fed equipment. Oil wells, for example, face...
Industrial storm water pollution can lead to severe environmental and public health issues. iWWD Editorial Director Neda Simeonova spoke with Tina Meyers, Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper for Blue Water Baltimore, to learn about the organization’s efforts to...

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