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Apr 10 2020
What is Biological Oxygen Demand?  Biochemical oxygen demand is the amount of oxygen consumed by bacteria and other microorganisms while they…
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Mar 20 2020
WWD is conducting a survey on the extent of the impact COVID-19 coronavirus has had on the water and wastewater industry. If you have a few minutes…
Mar 12 2020
Coronavirus: What You Need to Know for Water & Wastewater Workers World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 a pandemic.  "…
Mar 3 2020
How is Coronavirus spread? Most often, Coronaviruses spread from person-to-person during close contact, and person-to-person spread is thought to…
Feb 24 2020
The city of Corpus Christi Greenwood Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) uses ultraviolet (UV) light for disinfecting its effluent discharge.…
Dec 11 2019
A routine five-year inspection of a 36-in. reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) sewer interceptor in Rockland County, N.Y., Sewer District No. 1 revealed…
Dec 11 2019
St. Bernard Parish is situated southeast of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana. Following Hurricane Katrina, its population shrank from 67,000  to…
Sep 6 2019
The Turner Co. is a family-owned precast firm, founded in 2001 and based in Rhome, Texas, at the northwest corner of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex…
Sep 5 2019
Once Legionella is on a ship, it is impossible to eliminate as long as persistent and ever-present biofilm exists in the piping systems. If control…
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.
Aug 26 2019
Aerobic treatment units (ATUs) offer a suitable environment for microorganisms to treat wastewater. These pre-engineered advanced wastewater…
Aug 22 2019
Flash flooding Aug. 17 overflowed Flint, Mich. primary settling tanks resulting in 2 million gal of raw sewage entering the Flint River.  According…
Aug 5 2019
Aging infrastructure is not only a problem with roads and bridges; it also affects water and wastewater treatment plants. Many of these plants are at…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
Twin air intakes feed a Venturi injector at the edge of a food processing company’s wastewater lagoon.
Twin air intakes feed a Venturi injector at the edge of a food processing company’s wastewater lagoon.
Jun 4 2019
While a pleasant aroma enhances the consumption experience of food and beverages, odors around wastewater lagoons at food and beverage processing…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Jun 4 2019
From the time I started at Industrial Water & Wastes Digest to now, food and beverage applications have been some of the most interesting content…
May 24 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…
Mar 28 2019
A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances highlights how tracking antibiotic-resistance genes in bacteria found in urban wastewater…
Figure 2. The ECD DC80 DeChlorinization Analyzer for LNG
Figure 2. The ECD DC80 DeChlorinization Analyzer for LNG.
Mar 15 2019
An international oil & gas company that operates a liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal along Italy’s Adriatic Sea coast recently encountered a…
Mar 6 2019
Septic systems galvanize Florida's environmental discourse.  When “Doonesbury” satirized U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s views on climate change with the…
Mar 6 2019
Thanks to better chips, sensors and networking, we are inundated with data on a daily basis. While the accumulation of data shows no sign of slowing…
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