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When it comes to membrane technology—the water industry’s edgy child—innovative technologies sometimes are mistakenly dismissed as too expensive and...
Homer, Alaska, replaced its obsolete pressure sand filtration water treatment plant with a new robust submerged membrane. Total trihalomethanes (THHM...
Ozone has been effectively used for disinfection in municipal water treatment applications since the early 1900s. More recently, a growing body of...
Electrodialysis was developed in the mid-1950s to demineralize brackish water at commercial scale. In general, electrodialysis and electrodialysis...
Biofouling, also known as biological fouling or biological contamination, is the process in which biofilms accumulate on reverse osmosis (RO)...
The American Membrane Technology Assn. (AMTA) offers a number of opportunities to learn, network and promote during several events in 2013. The San...
The most critical parts of any valve are its engineering and construction. Elastomer valves are built to specifically provide low maintenance and...
It is evident that the economic road to recovery has been long and winding. As has been the case in other public sectors, the past couple of years...
When is the slope too slippery to give liability relief to “good guys” who clean up abandoned hard rock mines and prevent toxic runoff downstream?...
In 2004, when the sustainability movement was still in its infancy, Pennichuck Water Works (PWW) engaged Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST) to...
The South Tahoe Public Utility District’s (STPUD) wastewater treatment plant in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., serves approximately 26,000 full-time...
When people drive through the city of Wyoming, Mich., these days, they will likely be happy to notice some of the new parks. But they also will be...
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems can provide water utilities with numerous benefits, including increased operational efficiency,...
Cost/benefit analysis has been the cornerstone upon which utility engineers base most retrofits of their infrastructure. In an era of rising...
In the view of superintendent Michael Reichel, it is nice to no longer get complaints about odors from the Howell Avenue pumping station which...
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) is among the top five combined sewer overflow (CSO) dischargers in the country,...
When a combined sewer overflow (CSO) detention system was needed for the city of Monticello, Ind., innovation was the only thing overflowing. ...
The city of Mississauga is located in southern Ontario, Canada, on the shores of Lake Ontario. This suburb of Toronto is located in the Regional...
Marlboro Water Co. (MWC) is a small water utility nestled in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina, a region rich with natural resources—including...
Risk management is a daily task for water utilities. WWD Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with American Water experts Mark LeChevallier, Ph.D.,...

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