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January 2009
The past 100 years have been filled with world wars, great technological advancements and inventions and major social movements. WWD Associate Editor Clare Pierson spoke with Alan Davis, president of Hungerford & Terry, about the company’s strategies...
Hurricanes and tropical storms are feared by many due to their devastating winds, which destroy homes and businesses, and extreme flooding that gouges up roads and major highways. Some, however, see the aftermath of these events as a means for...
A critical requirement in wastewater handling is the prevention of escaping odor from lagoons and storage ponds. These malodorous sulfurous compounds can waft over communities unless they are capped effectively. Even occasional lapses in the maintenance...
Corrosion not only threatens water storage tanks, but it can also shorten the life of parts of the water treatment plant and distribution system. Because of the aggressive environment and the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas, wastewater treatment systems...
Romeoville, Ill., a southwestern suburb of Chicago, is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. Two wastewater treatment plants, the North and South plants, have operated since the 1950s to serve the community, now with a population of almost...
The city of Clarksville, Tenn., was recently rated the ninth-fastest growing city in the U.S., with a population of just over 120,000 people located approximately 40 miles north of Nashville, Tenn. The Clarksville Gas and Water Department (CGWD) is a...
Download the PDF from the LearnMore! box for any tables or charts. Most water systems experience problems with slow-moving or stagnant water in their distribution systems. These problems can be customer complaints about taste and odor, corrosion problems...
Not too long ago, areas of congregated population centers—or cities, towns and rural water districts, as we refer to them today—made strategic long-term decisions to provide essential services to help their populace grow and prosper. With the focus that...
Download the PDF from the LearnMore! box for any tables or charts. Among the biggest challenges facing coal-fired, electric-generating stations throughout the U.S. is the selection of a reliable, economical and longlasting water treatment system for...
Download the PDF from the LearnMore! box for any tables or charts. Flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC)—also called erosion-corrosion (E-C)—and cavitation are significant and costly damage mechanisms common to all types of utility and industrial steam and...

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