System reduces operating costs & limits capital expenses
Faced with rising operating costs due to increasing energy and chemical prices as well as stricter effluent permit limits, many operators and engineers are turning to sensors and automation to enhance treatment performance and reduce operating costs while limiting capital expenses.
Five former and current employees charged from Panoche Water District in California
Five former and current employees of the Panoche Water District in California have been charged by California’s attorney general on charges of illegally burying barrels of hazardous waste and using public funds for personal purchases.
Unison of soil management and wastewater recovery improves sustainability
Lystek Intl., a company that designs and creates waste treatment systems, are utilizing their own thermal hydrolysis systems in order to reduce cost, shrink volume and cut greenhouse gases.
SCADA system brings numerous improvements
Replacing a full supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is a big undertaking, and for Western Municipal Water District, Ignition by Inductive Automation was the suitable choice. Ignition is an industrial application platform with a variety of tools for building solutions in SCADA, human-machine interface and the Industrial Internet of Things.
100 million gal of wastewater was converted into potable water over 24 hours
In celebration of the groundwater system’s 10th anniversary, the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System successfully converted more than 100 million gal of wastewater into potable water over 24 hours. The system was subsequently awarded the Guinness World Record for the achievement.
The package successfully removes oil from industrial water
H2Oil & Gas, an Aquarion Group company, has completed a contract to design and supply equipment for a produced water treatment plant in Malaysia.
Illinois city uses UV technology to combat Cryptosporidium
The city of Moline, Ill., is located in the heart of the Midwest, tucked between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock rivers. Moline is one of four cities that make up the Quad Cities, which also include Rock Island, Ill., Bettendorf, Iowa, and Davenport, Iowa.
The state originally sought $5 billion in damages from the company
On Feb. 20, 2018, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a settlement reached between the state and 3M for $850 million. The lawsuit resulted from the company’s water pollution by perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in several suburbs outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.
Diazepam is used worldwide and is a member of the benzodiapezine drug group
Researchers at the University of Johannesburg have developed a new method to effectively remove the anxiety drug Diazepam from recycled water and wastewater. The process utilizes titanium dioxide to remove eradicate the drug, a substance that usually bypasses usual methods wastewater treatment.
According to lead researcher Vinod Kumar Gupta, this new process offers a low cost alternative to methods that are usually expensive and difficult.
Severe clogging issues eliminated by new pumping equipment
Branford, Conn., was first settled in mid-1644 as part of the New Haven Colony and officially renamed in 1653 after the town of Brentford, England. Branford owns and operates the Water Pollution Control Facility on Block Island Road. The facility collects sewage from about 100 miles of sewers and 50 pump stations in Branford, as well as sewage from a portion of North Branford.