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IWWD October/November 2013
For those studying or covering the always-newsmaking topic of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the word “unknown” has become frustratingly redundant. Even when there is seemingly conclusive news, it always comes with a disclaimer signifying an element of...
Studies show that upstream oil and gas industries produce more water than they do oil and gas. This, combined with new water-intensive technologies such as hydraulic fracturing in new shale developments and enhanced oil recovery, is driving demand for...
Located in the agricultural fields of the San Joaquin Valley in Northern California, the family-owned, fourth-generation Foster Poultry Farms Chicken Processing Complex (Foster Farms) resides in the city of Livingston. Established in 1939, Foster Farms,...
The use of corrugated double tube heat exchangers has proven to be an effective solution to handle waste streams. The correct design of these systems can improve process efficiency, reduce energy costs and significantly lower sewage treatment charges....
When we think of mop water, most likely we think of our kitchen floor. In industrial plants, however, mop water could contain a toxic blend of chemicals that are mopped off the floor, and sometimes end up in our rivers, streams and municipal wastewater...
Grand Coulee Dam is a gravity dam on the Columbia River in the state of Washington built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation. It happens to be the largest concrete structure built in North America. Raising the water surface 350 ft above...
Global Water Engineering (GWE) is investigating whether micro algae production can successfully be used for nutrient removal of industrial effluents that have been submitted to anaerobic digestion.  Jean Pierre Ombregt, CEO of GWE, said it is a...

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