Jan 10, 2020

January 2020

A lot happens in a day at a water treatment facility. Millions of gallons of water run through the plant each day, placing an enormous responsibility on the operations and maintenance teams to ensure the process proceeds without disruption. Keeping the…
It can be difficult to start the New Year off strong. It delineates a capsule of time to reflect upon, but it also is simply a continuation of things already in motion. For me, a new year is an opportunity to rebuild or carry momentum into the future. To…
2019 was witness to large moves in the water industry. From revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule and the release of the U.S. EPA National Water Reuse action plan, the industry has developed plans with purpose and achievable goals. But there are a…
How do you design a water-delivery pipeline for an area that has averaged nearly one earthquake per week during the past year? Very carefully. Most agree that Oregon, with its breathtaking mountains and rugged coastline, is a scenic wonder. Yet the…
Sometimes, the efficient operation of a wastewater treatment facility comes down to a few pipes. If the flow in those pipes is reduced by a buildup of minerals like struvite, the operation suffers. Such was the case at the Bethlehem (PA) Wastewater…
Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation discovery of sulfolane and per- and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) in the local drinking water wells of North Pole, Alaska, led to two new wells being dug outside of the 2-mile by 3-mile underground water plume…
In 2010, Shelby County Water Services (SCWS) was planning for the future. With new regulations on the horizon, SCWS determined the Talladega/Shelby Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Shelby County, Alabama, needed more effective removal of disinfection…
As global water demand rises and discharge regulations tighten across many industries, water treatment through membrane desalination is becoming increasingly more common. While developments in membrane treatment capabilities continue to allow for more…
With a growing, more prosperous population, the world needs more things. Things are made of basic materials, and many of those materials are mined. However, the world also needs more water, a finite commodity, which is becoming scarcer, because it, too,…
As digital transformation continues to drive change in the mining industry, private LTE networks have emerged as the wireless technology of choice to deliver robust, reliable and secure mobile communications. According to Harbor Research, private LTE for…
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