September 2017

The water industry is abuzz with excitement about the 90th annual Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC). With such a milestone anniversary, the world’s largest annual water quality event will undoubtedly provide...
As a way to unwind, I look for a good music venue that serves good beer and go see a band I have not seen in a long time. While indulging in this relaxation technique recently, it dawned on me that there are a lot of ties between the water sector, beer...
Water utilities are not only worried about their aging infrastructure; their aging workforce is increasingly becoming a top challenge. In the latest W&WD State of the Industry Report, 39% of respondents were at least 60 years old, signaling that a...
Name: Robinson Wastewater Treatment PlantLocation: Robinson, Ill.Size: 6.25 mgdInfrastructure: Influent screening, biological nutrient removal, clarifiers, return activated sludge screening, ultraviolet disinfection, chemical metering pumps, interchange...
The first steps of cleaning a pH sensor are to wipe away debris and rinse the sensor in warm tap water.  For a pH sensor to maintain an accurate reading, the sensor must remain clean. Specifically, the glass measuring electrode cannot become coated...
The ingredients used to brew beer are few: grain, malt, hops, yeast and water. Combined in the right amounts, these ingredients combine to make a flavorful beverage. However, the brewing process also produces a significant amount of waste. Fortunately,...
To address decade-long concerns of groundwater depletion, Pasco County (Fla.) Utilities and the Southwest Florida Water Management District developed a reclaimed water project, known as the 4G Ranch Wetlands. This multifunctional project, constructed on...
A screw auger system transports the dewatered sludge when it is discharged from the belt press to the dump truck. Given today’s demanding wastewater treatment regulatory landscape, proper handling of sludge is an important component of the design and...
Louisville Water Co., the utility for Louisville, Ky., has announced that Phase I of the Eastern Parkway Project to install 2.2 miles of 42-in. spiral-welded steel pipe is complete. The three-phase project, which began in November 2016, will replace a...
Polyethylene (PE), a thermoplastic resin, was first produced in 1933. During the next 20 years, petrochemical industry chemists advanced the manufacturing process to diminish costs while yielding better grades. In the early 1950s, chemists at the...

CONTACT