Industrial Water

Water & Wastes Digest and Industrial Water & Wastes Digest offer extensive coverage of topics related to industrial water use, including recycling/reuse, water purification and wastewater treatment. Plant operators use W&WD to learn how best to manage the water in their facilities, making them more efficient and meeting their often-stringent local discharge requirements.
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 A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open
A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in Colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open.
Dec 10 2018
In Montezuma County, Colo., a gas well spilled about 3,150 gal of wastewater onto the ground at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Oct…
Dec 3 2018
In October, I mentioned that sometimes it is difficult to find time to reflect on my work. This year is the first full calendar year I have spent on…
Chemical plants in Texas are expected to pump $50 million into the economy in its first six years of operation
Chemical plants in Texas are expected to pump $50 million into the economy in its first six years of operation.
Nov 30 2018
ExxonMobil announced plans to build one of largest chemical plants north of Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2017. According to The Texas Tribune, the…
New York state funding will help farmers in the area prevent pollution in the state’s waterways
New York state funding will help farmers in the area prevent pollution in the state’s waterways.
Nov 29 2018
In Plattsburgh, N.Y., funding from the state will boost a number of water-quality products on farms in the counties of Clinton, Essex and Franklin.…
The California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act’s intent is to ensure all beneficial uses supported by the groundwater basin be protected from over pumping
The California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act’s intent is to ensure all beneficial uses supported by the groundwater basin be protected from over pumping.
Nov 26 2018
About four years ago, the Santa Barbara Channelkeepers filed suit against the city of Ventura, Calif. According to the Ventura County Star, the suit…
Bacon manufacturer treats industrial wastewater discharge
Bacon manufacturer treats industrial wastewater discharge
Aug 7 2018
Smithfield Foods in Sioux Center, Iowa, completed a $2.4 million upgrade to their wastewater treatment plant that treats industrial discharge from…
Jul 26 2018
The U.S. EPA has signed as Memorandum of Understanding with the state of New Mexico, which will validate and make clear the current standards as they…
Jul 24 2018
The groundwater at an industrial site in India is currently contaminated with excessive levels of heavy metals and total dissolved solids (TDS). The…
Jul 11 2018
In the face of the problem of water demand across the world, which is estimated to increase by approximately 50% by the year 2050, businesses may…
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…
Jun 29 2018
Earlier in the month of June, the city of Burlington, Vt., was forced to discharge 1.8 million gal of wastewater into Lake Champlain. This prompted…
Jun 26 2018
Farmers in Kewaunee and Door counties in the state of Wisconsin have teamed up over past years in order to improve soil and water quality in their…
Jun 22 2018
Self-cleaning filters save time and money that is spent every day in the labor of cleaning and replacing irrigation heads, drippers, sprinklers,…
Jun 15 2018
A farm of 185 years in Michigan is altering the way it applies fertilizer in order to minimize its negative contributions to the problematic water…
Jun 1 2018
While the state of Pennsylvania ended the practice recently, a new study has unveiled some unknown of effects of spreading oil and gas wastewater on…
May 31 2018
Over two dozen coal-fueled plants that are placed along the Ohio River are hoping to dismantle certain powers currently held by the Ohio River Water…
May 22 2018
The state of Washington’s Department of Ecology (WDE) has announced that approximately 100 wineries throughout the state will need a permit in order…
May 18 2018
The Wasco Treatment Plant in Bakersfield, Calif., has announced plans to expand its facility. The plant is the first merchant facility in the state…
May 7 2018
Researchers have long been at work studying the oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) present in the Gulf of Oman in the Arabian Sea. According to the analysis,…
Apr 30 2018
On April 27, 2018, city officials for Kilgore, Texas, approved a new industrial water pretreatment program. The approval was seven years in the…
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