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A review of blowers and their uses in wastewater treatment plants
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Oct 18 2017

For several decades, lobe and multistage blowers were the tried-and-true blower technologies for wastewater treatment plants. Over the past 15...

Inspection-grade remotely operated vehicles safely inspect tanks and reduce risk
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Oct 18 2017

Inspection-grade remotely operated vehicles safely inspect tanks and reduce risk for inspectors. 

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Using machine learning to assess infrastructure replacement needs
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Oct 18 2017

There is a $1 trillion challenge facing water utilities as they work to prioritize main replacements. Replacement decisions currently are based on...

The manufacturer’s response to Hurricane Harvey
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Oct 18 2017

As Hurricane Harvey set its sights on Houston, municipal water and wastewater plants boarded up windows and prepared for heavy rainfall and strong...

Floodwaters quickly submerged the Crosby plant, including many higher elevations
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Oct 18 2017

Floodwaters quickly submerged the Crosby plant, including many higher elevations. 

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hurricane harvey
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Oct 18 2017

A week before Labor Day,  the people of Houston were not thinking about cookouts, beach parties or a day of relaxation. Hurricane Harvey, a...

Bob Crossen, managing editor for Water & Wastes Digest.
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Oct 10 2017

Floodwaters have receded in Houston after Hurricane Harvey battered the Texas coast, and the assessment period has begun. For some plants, such as...

ConAgra system wins award
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Sep 19 2017

One of the greatest challenges for building a 1.6-million-sq-ft ConAgra distribution center was not the building itself, but how to manage storm...

Pharmaceuticals pose problem to water quality
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Sep 19 2017

Pharmaceuticals are one type of many emerging contaminants found in water supplies across the U.S. and around the world. This is due to the fact...

Dewatering sludge in Costa Rica
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Sep 19 2017

Central America’s largest poultry producer, DIP-CMI, faced new requirements to meet stricter wastewater discharge regulations with an outdated...

Pipe receives new liner
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Sep 19 2017

Acoal-fired, electric power-generating plant near Atlanta was constructed in the 1960s to provide electricity to metropolitan Atlanta. The plant’s...

Pasteurization on a Scottish farm
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Sep 19 2017

Amixer and pump manufacturer’s new turnkey contract in Scotland highlights the increasing demand for ensiling and pasteurization equipment where...

Industrial pump repair & replacement
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Sep 19 2017

Sometimes it makes sense to repair a pump, and sometimes it makes sense to replace a pump. End users typically do not know which choice is the...

Managing Editor Bob Crossen
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Sep 19 2017

In speaking with industry experts, efficiency and water reuse are becoming increasingly important to industrial wastewater operators and...

Students win U.S. SJWP
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Sep 18 2017

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) youth competition gathers high-school students from across the globe with the singular goal of addressing...

Evelyn Mahieu featured in W&WD
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Sep 18 2017

A diverse set of talented women at the Prince...

Valley Forge force main repair project
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Sep 18 2017

When Tredyffrin Township, Pa., faced three catastrophic failures on the Wilson Road Force Main (WRFM) between 2012 and 2014, they knew an...

Ace Pipe Cleaning offers sewer cleaning
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Sep 18 2017

Pipeline inspection software used with ArcGIS Online allows the sewer line cleaning company to review field data...

MetroCloud SCADA system
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Sep 18 2017

Seeking to update its SCADA system, the city of Ottawa ditched its radio communications for a cloud-based system that...

Plastics Pipe Institute project
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Sep 18 2017

Polyethylene (PE), a thermoplastic resin, was first produced in 1933. During the next 20 years, petrochemical industry chemists advanced the...