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The corp turned to seawater desalination
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Nov 16 2017

With growth in demand for electronic-grade silicon, and, notably, the growth of silicon solar cells, the semiconductor industry is challenged to...

Mobile media filtration units keep the mill running smoothly
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Nov 16 2017

It did not take a structural engineer to realize the Pennsylvania pulp and paper’s clarifier required repairs. When the technicians from MPW...

Egypt plant installs first zero liquid discharge system
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Nov 16 2017

As environmental regulations mount in the industrial sector, water-starved regions, such as the Middle East, Northern Africa and Asia, have been...

Examples of zero liquid discharge process
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Nov 16 2017

Regulations are becoming more strict, and industrial facilities around the world are trying to keep up.

As industrial facilities seek cost-...

editorial letter
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Nov 16 2017

At WEFTEC.17, I found myself wondering, how is it that I, a 24-year-old editor, have the opportunity to work with engineers, operators, and other...

Local governments use date to address infrastructure issues
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Nov 16 2017

As America’s infrastructure continues to degrade, the need to monitor its condition has grown. Utilities that are aware of their system’s...

Ultrafiltration membranes serve as a physical barrier to contaminants
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Nov 16 2017

Water is vital to creating a sustainable economy, but accelerated urbanization and economic growth place stress on regions, countries and cities...

New Zealand company implements SCADAfarm
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Nov 16 2017

We currently are facing a shrinking supply of a vital natural resource—water. Globally, the agricultural sector consumes approximately 70% of the...

Software in Ark. powers sanitary sewer overflows application
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Nov 16 2017

A growing utility in Arkansas managed to improve productivity by completing more projects with its software for human-machine interface (HMI) and...

Merced installs 11,000 disc meters for residences
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Nov 16 2017

Located in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California, an area hit hard by recent droughts, the city of Merced’s Water System Division needed...

Replacing mixers in Michigan wastewater systems
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Nov 16 2017

The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) was formed in 1974 when the Charter Township of Ypsilanti and the City of Ypsilanti combined...

fluorescence measurements
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Nov 16 2017

Fluorescence, originally developed within the laboratory for determining concentrations of fluorescent compounds of interest, is recognized as a...

Understanding the value of water reuse in the face of water scarcity
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Nov 16 2017

Dozens of manufacturing industries rely on a steady flow of clean fresh water to keep their production lines humming. There simply is no...

water bills at work
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Nov 16 2017

One of the biggest challenges the nation faces is its aging water and wastewater infrastructure, which needs to be repaired or replaced. The...

Retrofitting sewer systems
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Nov 15 2017

It is just past 10 p.m. on Friday, and the phones start ringing in the pockets of the on-call collection systems operators. It is an alarm for...

Seneca, S.C. plant improves aesthetics and efficiency
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Nov 15 2017

Name: Seneca Water Treatment Plant

Location: Seneca, S.C.

Size: 20 mgd

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Seth Brown writes about a storm water report card
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Nov 15 2017

Remember the first time you came home with a bad grade? I mean a really bad grade. I recall that myself. It was chemistry in eighth grade. I...

Editorial on sewage
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Nov 15 2017

According to a recent study of 64 wastewater plants in Switzerland from Eawag Aquatic Research, there are 3 million francs’ worth of gold and...

A review of blowers and their uses in wastewater treatment plants
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Oct 18 2017

For several decades, lobe and multistage blowers were the tried-and-true blower technologies for wastewater treatment plants. Over the past 15...

Inspection-grade remotely operated vehicles safely inspect tanks and reduce risk
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Oct 18 2017

Inspection-grade remotely operated vehicles safely inspect tanks and reduce risk for inspectors. 

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