The project will include the development of an 80,000-cu-meter-per-day desalination plant
RWL Water & Orascom Construction Ltd. (OCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 14, 2015 in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt with the Egyptian government to proceed with the feasibility study for building, financing and operating the first large desalination plant in Egypt for the supply of potable water. The project will include the development of an 80,000-cu-meter-per-day plant with a possibility to increase its capacity in the future.
The Egypt government and RWL Water/OCL intend to enter into a water supply agreement after finalization of the study.
Some wells downhill from agricultural fields treated with bio-based fertilizers exhibited nitrate levels above EPA standards
Some shallow-groundwater wells next to or downhill from Orange County, N.C., agricultural fields treated with bio-based fertilizers have nitrate levels above U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards set for public water supplies, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report titled “Effect of Land-Applied Biosolids on Surface-Water Nutrient Yields and Groundwater Quality in Orange County, North Carolina.”
Kathy Berek will lead the practice
Burns & McDonnell is expanding its water practice by opening a new division in its Houston office serving all of Texas, as well as Oklahoma and Louisiana. The move creates new jobs for the region, and water industry leader Kathy Berek will lead the practice. Berek comes to Burns & McDonnell with more than three decades of experience in the industrial and municipal water fields in the state of Texas, with her most recent role leading programs in one of the state’s largest water districts.
Mobile reverse osmosis system will provide clean water for 90 days
GE will commission a reverse osmosis (RO) mobile water filtration system at the Golden Valley Electric Assn. (GVEA) coal-fired power plant in Healy, Alaska. The GE system will provide the plant with clean water during a planned outage to upgrade the plant’s water treatment system and environmental controls and facilitate the startup of Unit 2. The total power output of the facility once Unit 2 is online will be 80 MW. The two-unit station is located approximately 300 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
The partnership to operate the 70-mile distribution system and deliver 5,000 acre-ft of recycled water annually will continue through 2017
Park Water Co. has been awarded a two-year extension to its current contract to operate and maintain Central Basin Municipal Water District’s E. Thornton Ibbetson Century Water Recycling Project in Los Angeles County. The total value of the contract award is more than $500,000. With this contract extension, Park Water’s partnership with Central Basin to operate its 70-mile distribution system and deliver 5,000 acre-ft of recycled water annually will continue through 2017.
The company has added Silver Bullet cooling tower treatment technology to its service offerings
Siemens and Silver Bullet Water Treatment Co. have entered into an agreement that will help broaden Siemens’ offerings of non-hazardous chemical water treatment solutions. Specifically, customers will be able to lease technology to treat cooling tower water onsite.
Accounting for up to half of the average building’s water usage, cooling towers are found in office buildings, hotels, data centers and factories. They provide cooled water for air-conditioning, manufacturing and electric-power generation.
The organizations will provide technical and integrated water management leadership services to the Rajasthan state government
CH2M Hill, in partnership with the Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, is providing technical and integrated water management leadership services to the Rajasthan state government through Public Health and Environment Department (PHED) for the city of Jaipur, India.
Jaipur is famous for its ancient and pink-colored architecture. The city of some 4 million people is also notable for its ancient forts, history and recent features in many Hollywood and Bollywood blockbuster films.
The research will be done in the university’s Water Quality Center
A group of professors in the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University has received a $199,679 grant from the National Science Foundation to study drinking water treatment.
The research will be done in Marquette’s Water Quality Center, housed in the college’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and led by Dr. Brooke Mayer, assistant professor. She will collaborate with Dr. Daniel Zitomer, professor and director of the Water Quality Center, and Dr. Patrick McNamara, assistant professor.
Sherbrooke WTP upgrades to compact, efficient treatment system
In Spring 2014, the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, installed a new Pinnacle Zenith Series ozone system to replace older ozone technology at the site. Pinnacle technology was selected based in its ability to offer the greatest functionality and lowest total lifetime cost.
With the exception of the polar ice caps, the Great Lakes system is the largest source of freshwater in the world. Lake Michigan is the largest public drinking water supply in Illinois, serving nearly 6.6 million people who use close to 1 billion gal of water each day.