Energy Efficiency

Water and wastewater agencies constantly balance the need to meet growing population demand and increasingly stringent water quality regulations with facility expansions, while also consciously monitoring energy consumption and operational costs. Energy efficiency is more important than ever before. Read on for examples of excellence in energy efficiency.

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Feb 8 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
The SP Enviro, aims to use microbial fuel cells to process textile wastewater and generate electricity that will render this exercise energy-efficient
The SP Enviro, aims to use microbial fuel cells to process textile wastewater and generate electricity that will render this exercise energy-efficient.
Feb 5 2019
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are emerging as an option to treat textile wastewater. According to The Hindu, a startup called the SP Enviro, aims to…
Feb 4 2019
In Seabrook, Texas, while gazing at the view of multiple yachts, wild birds and palm trees in the breeze, it takes the start-up of a small…
Advanced oxidation treatment system eliminates taste & odor issues in drinking water
The Anderson Regional Joint Water System pretreatment facility in South Carolina no longer receives odor complaints as of March 2018.
Feb 4 2019
Since the March 2018 opening of the Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS) pretreatment facility in South Carolina, complaints of musty-…
Feb 4 2019
Thermal transfer is a key element of efficient anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. Whether pre-treating or pre-heating feedstocks, improving process…
Feb 4 2019
Around one year ago, mainstream media began picking up the story of Cape Town’s Day Zero. At the time, officials for the city predicted that its…
Trinidad & Tobago engage new leak survey
Trinidad & Tobago engage new leak survey.
Feb 1 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Scientists who monitor restoration in the Colorado River Delta report that a shallow water table is essential to the survival of riparian vegetation
Scientists who monitor restoration in the Colorado River Delta report that a shallow water table is essential to the survival of riparian vegetation.
Jan 25 2019
A restoration site in Colorado River Delta is one of three south of the U.S.- Mexico border along the last miles of the Colorado River. There, a…
Jan 9 2019
With growing concern over natural resource consumption, climate change has led to an initiative to eliminate the negative environmental impacts…
 Pictured (L-R) are Declan Napier, Relationship Director at Lombard, Caroline McKeown, Business Manager, Commercial Banking NI at Ulster Bank and Andrew Lambe, Contracts Manager at Terra Solutions.
Pictured (L-R) are Declan Napier, Relationship Director at Lombard, Caroline McKeown, Business Manager, Commercial Banking NI at Ulster Bank and Andrew Lambe, Contracts Manager at Terra Solutions.
Nov 16 2018
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Nov 2 2018
The water industry is changing due to scarcity issues and new regulations, and consequently, many commercial and industrial applications that depend…
Nov 2 2018
North Central Colorado’s Larimer and Weld counties are home to not only sprawling national forests and scenic mountain vistas, but a number of fast-…
Australian-Israeli company Electriq~Global has developed a fuel comprise of 60% water
Australian-Israeli company Electriq~Global has developed a fuel comprise of 60% water.
Oct 29 2018
A startup has found a way to use water to power electric vehicles. The Australian-Israeli company Electriq~Global, formerly known as Terragenic, has…
Milwaukee water reclamation facility to blame for spill into Lake Michigan
Milwaukee water reclamation facility to blame for spill into Lake Michigan.
Oct 15 2018
According to The Heartland Institute, more than 3 million gal of untreated wastewater spilled into Lake Michigan from Jones Island Water Reclamation…
Brown and Caldwell to manage Portland’s historic switch to filtered water supply.
Brown and Caldwell to manage Portland’s historic switch to filtered water supply.
Sep 28 2018
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
New study finds soil as a potentially cost-effective wastewater solution
New study finds soil as a potentially cost-effective wastewater solution
Sep 11 2018
A new study from researchers at Penn State, published in the journal Environmental Quality, found that soil may be a natural filter that can act as a…
Sep 10 2018
Clean water is an essential requirement for human health, environmental sustainability and economic development. Due to population growth,…
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $21 million to fund advancements in solar-thermal desalination technologies.
Solar panels tucked under a blue sky with scattered white clouds.
Jul 2 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are…
Jan 31 2018
The Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Athens, Ga., has begun considering the switch over to solar power to provide energy for the treatment…
Jan 4 2018
The Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works plant in Scotland achieved a 85% energy self-sufficiency throughout 2017. The plant was able to successfully…
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