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Sep 13 2019
Question: What are some warning signs before a major failure? Answer: Improper chain tension is the leading cause of chain and scraper failure.…
The Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority's tanks were clogging from sludge. An aeration system was installed, which solved the problem.
The Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority's tanks were clogging from sludge. An aeration system was installed, which solved the problem.
Sep 12 2019
The Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority’s Wastewater Treatment Facility in Archbald, Pa., was facing problems with its fine bubble aeration system…
Thermal drying processes in Mexico diverted sludge from landfills and opened new recovery avenues for the facility's biosolids.
Thermal drying processes in Mexico diverted sludge from landfills and opened new recovery avenues for the facility's biosolids.
Sep 12 2019
Built in 1996, the Dulces Nombres Wastewater Treatment Plant in Monterrey, Mexico, is operated by Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey (SADM),…
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aim to address global issues that affect people around the world, regardless of status, wealth, race or beliefs. These goals have a similar holistic view to the U.S. Water Alliance One Water Roadmap.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aim to address global issues that affect people around the world, regardless of status, wealth, race or beliefs. These goals have a similar holistic view to the U.S. Water Alliance One Water Roadmap.
Sep 6 2019
The availability of affordable, clean freshwater for potable use, food production and industry appears to be a major hurdle to quality of life in…
Growing up, 2019 WWD Industry Icon Doug Risden hated school. But as an adult, he has newfound joy in going to classes, learning and teaching.
Growing up, 2019 WWD Industry Icon Doug Risden hated school. But as an adult, he has newfound joy in going to classes, learning and teaching.
Sep 6 2019
Doug Riseden, Krausz Hymax technical support manager Had his teenage self been told he would become an educator who loves the teaching element of…
Caring for pH sensors does not have to be rocket science. Below are several lessons from a pH field technician in the industry.
Caring for pH sensors does not have to be rocket science. Below are several lessons from a pH field technician in the industry.
Sep 6 2019
Fred Kohlmann, Endress+Hauser As a field service technician traveling to customer sites to do repairs, there are varied complains to address.…
The model of this pipeline can be color coded based on maximum pressure over the course of a transient event with red being the highest and green the lowest.
The model of this pipeline can be color coded based on maximum pressure over the course of a transient event with red being the highest and green the lowest.
Sep 6 2019
Any time water accelerates or decelerates in a pipe, a pressure wave is created. Usually, these changes are small and can be ignored. However, larger…
Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) can be a useful tool for system operators, but it costs a lot of time. Inspection crawlers can cut down on the time necessary to complete pipeline assessments and score pipes with the proper code.
Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) can be a useful tool for system operators, but it costs a lot of time. Inspection crawlers can cut down on the time necessary to complete pipeline assessments and score pipes with the proper code.
Sep 6 2019
Wastewater systems are vital to maintaining the health of a community. We depend on them to carry waste, runoff and pollutants away from population…
Bob Crossen, Water & Wastes Digest senior managing editor.
Bob Crossen, Water & Wastes Digest senior managing editor.
Sep 6 2019
Several times this year I have read articles on social media about people dying while working in trenches. These posts often get shared in industry…
2019 surveys provide SGC Water staff with greater understanding of marketplace & industry issues
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Aug 26 2019
Each year, Water & Wastes Digest, Water Quality Products and Storm Water Solutions conduct surveys of their respective audiences. These surveys…
Aug 26 2019
Water infrastructure and design vary based on the needs of those using it. For instance, in a highly populated urban city such as New York City, the…
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…
United Rentals Region Product Development Manager Richard Overman lists seven ways to discuss trench safety on a work site.
Trench safety is critical for many workers in the industry. Below are seven discussion points to have prior to conducting trench work.
Aug 13 2019
Trench and excavation operations are among the most dangerous jobs, presenting daily worksite challenges in several construction applications,…
The plant is housed in an industrial park, and its neighboring manufacturing companies include BMW, San Luis Metal Forming, Loreal and others.
The plant is housed in an industrial park, and its neighboring manufacturing companies include BMW, San Luis Metal Forming, Loreal and others.
Aug 5 2019
A 10- year partnership was the catalyst for opening an industrial wastewater treatment operation in Villa de Reyes, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Gilberto…
For projects where pumps are necessary to keep services running while another pump is out for repairs, rental pumps provide an opportunity to maintain service without a permanent purchase
For projects where pumps are necessary to keep services running while another pump is out for repairs, rental pumps provide an opportunity to maintain service without a permanent purchase.
Aug 5 2019
From emergency water removal and temporary bypass systems, to dewatering construction or mining sites, an increasing number of industries and…
Aug 5 2019
The discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) decades ago ushered in an entirely new and diverse family of chemicals. The strong…
Aug 5 2019
Nearly 50 years since the Clean Water ACT (CWA) passage in the early 1970s, many communities have not met CWA goals and continue to pollute. CWA…
Aug 5 2019
The need to upgrade an aging lagoon system in Utah presented a growing community with an ideal opening to prepare its wastewater treatment plant for…
Figure 1: The six goals of the one water approach. Stakeholders—whether public or private—must keep these six goals in mind when addressing issues of water that affect them and the communities in which they are located.
Figure 1: The six goals of the one water approach. Stakeholders—whether public or private—must keep these six goals in mind when addressing issues of water that affect them and the communities in which they are located.
Aug 5 2019
Engineers and operators know all too well that water is the defining issue of our time. The 21st century is unfolding an unparalleled, complex set of…
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…
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