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September 2011
Conroe, Texas, is a growing suburban city 40 miles north of Houston with a population approaching 60,000 residents. Like most municipalities, the city of Conroe has maintenance tasks within its sewer and wastewater system that need to be addressed. One...
Sludge management is a key factor in the design and operation of a variety of wastewater treatment systems. Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) that use aerobic treatment processes (e.g., activated sludge) to stabilize wastewater produce clean...
In February 2010, the Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) added 16 million gal per day (mgd) of capacity to the water utility operated by the city of Raleigh, N.C. The project, situated on 55 acres in the neighboring town of Garner, N.C.,...
The swirling controversy over eutrophication and nutrients is prompting a stormy debate over federal and state power-sharing, but the solution to the pollution and political confrontation lies in better science and collaboration rather than extreme...
Sweeping progress has been made since the enactment of the Clean Water Act (CWA) in 1972. Led by the growing public concern about controlling water pollution, the CWA has resulted in strict wastewater standards for industry. It established the basic...

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