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Sep 8 2020
Darwin Brewing Company is using spent grain, the byproduct of making beer, to tackle Red Tide. According to Blue Hellenga, Darwin’s head brewer, some…
mercury remidiation
Groundwater extracted from site dewatering activities was first pumped through filtration vessels filled with 16,000 pounds of Organoclay MRM before being pumped through another set of vessels containing granular activated carbon.
Sep 3 2020
As the health and safety risks associated with mercury contamination became known, governments made efforts to protect humans and the environment…
Aug 20 2020
The Charles River, which has seen toxic algae blooms almost every summer in recent years, is being considered by the U.S. EPA for storm water…
Jul 13 2020
The Marquette County Board took steps to address the issue of PFAS chemicals at the K.I. Sawyer Wastewater Treatment Plant.  There are currently two…
Jul 8 2020
What is Reverse Osmosis (RO)? Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a type of filtration that uses a semi-permeable, thin membrane with pores small enough for pure…
Jul 7 2020
Researchers from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed an electrochemical oxidation process to clean up complex wastewater. …
Jun 22 2020
The U.S. EPA issued a final action regarding the regulation of perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).  Perchlorate does not meet the…
May 27 2020
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently provided comments on the U.S. EPA’s “Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on…
May 26 2020
A group of over 4,700 compounds used in fire suppression foams, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can often be found at airports or air…
sampling methods
Current sampling methods can be infrequent and can require several days, weeks or months before the results return to indicate an issue or problem. Real-time water quality monitoring can address that issue head on.
May 20 2020
Many cities in the U.S. have a lead contamination problem in their drinking water. This represents a serious threat to human health, particularly…
PFAS
Figure 1. PFAS removed by RO in a DPR Project
Apr 20 2020
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic fluorinated organic compounds widely used in industrial, commercial and consumer products…
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Apr 20 2020
Chemical treatment, biological treatment, and combinations of both are common methods for removing phosphorus in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP…
Apr 17 2020
In this month's episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen host the first-ever completely…
Apr 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced that Roubin & Janeiro, Inc., owner of an asphalt manufacturing facility in Washington, D.C., has agreed to actions to…
Mar 18 2020
An employee at Silicon Valley, California's largest water district has tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus.  At least eight…
Mar 11 2020
The number of disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled from 1970 to around 400 per year, according to the United Nations. The influx of extreme…
Mar 11 2020
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted for publishing Jan. 19, 2020. While efforts were made to keep it as current as possible, some information…
Mar 10 2020
A program that protects the Dillon Reservoir from the excessive phosphorus levels and algae growth is undergoing changes and scaling back its…
Mar 2 2020
WaterPod containerized treatment units contain one of many AdEdge package units treating a wide variety of contaminants for drinking water,…
Feb 28 2020
Join us on Mar. 26, 2020 at 2 pm ET/ 1 pm CT for our Webinar. Register here. The aim of this presentation is to provide those in attendance with an…
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