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As I stare at my iPhone, as I often do, I’m reminded of Apple’s memorable old slogan: “Think different.” Do you remember that one? Incorrect grammar aside, those two little words arguably helped propel the tech giant to the superstardom it enjoys today...
Jamaica Bay is a 28,000-acre estuary in New York City that is considered to be one of the city’s most diverse natural habitats due to its vast open waters, salt marshes, woodlands and freshwater wetlands. Throughout recent decades, the water quality at...
Name: Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Location: Fenton, Mo. Size: 6.75 million gal per day Infrastructure: Fine screens, grit chamber, primary clarification, plug flow aeration, fine bubble diffusers, secondary clarification, UV...
With the Internet of Things (IoT) comes the ability to create smart networks that can optimize the management of everything from sewers to offshore infrastructure like oil wells. Smart networks differ dramatically from existing telemetric solutions that...
Some believe that relining a pipe with a smaller one will decrease its capacity. However, this is not always the case, and slipline rehabilitation often can increase flow capacity. More often than not, the minimal diameter decrease is offset by gains...
In March 2010, an unusually configured culvert passing under Florida State Route 16 was rehabilitated with an solution called CentriPipe, utilizing PL-8000 fine aggregate composite concrete developed by AP/M Permaform. Florida Department of...
Designing successful mega-sized seawater desalination plants is an art that is constantly changing according to new needs and requirements. Companies cannot remain entrenched in old technology; they must constantly be innovative, refining and improving...
Wastewater enters at the bottom of a series of treatment cells and flows up through the bed of beads, where both biological treatment and filtration occur. Protecting the sensitive estuaries of the eastern seaboard of the U.S. from excessive nutrient...
The city of Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Center (ROPEC) is the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Originally built in 1962, the plant underwent a series of expansions in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, and now...
Mori Village is a pioneering “Smart Village” in India, where shrimp farming makes up a significant portion of the economy. As part of the connected Smart Village development, shrimp farmers identified aquaculture monitoring as one of the factors impeding...

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