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Oct 26 2020SCADA
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a computer system for gathering and analyzing real time data, according to Webopedia. SCADA…
Oct 21 2020Plant Profile
Location: Huntertown, Indiana  Size: 1.5 mgd Equipment: Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification, suspended growth activated sludge process,…
Oct 21 2020Wastewater Treatment
At the peak of the COVID-19 quarantine, a shocking number of U.S. businesses and services came to a jarring halt, forcing ourselves to stay at home…
Oct 19 2020Grit Removal Equipment
Raw municipal wastewater contains mineral particles generally referred to as grit. These particles enter the collection system through influent and…
Oct 19 2020Membrane Technology
In the coming years, surging population growth and escalating water demand will place greater stress on the world’s water resources. With future…
viruses and protozoa
The apparatus for high volume filtrate sampling of viruses and protozoa at Lake of the Pines WWTP MBR.
Oct 19 2020Membrane Technology
Challenge testing has demonstrated high protozoa and virus log reduction values (LRV) by membrane bioreactors (MBRs), greater than six in many cases…
Oct 19 2020clean water act
Growing up in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio, area, I was exposed to a host of environmental troubles. Going to visit my grandparents as a child was…
Oct 19 2020Aeration
In early 2017, deterioration and storm damage caused by Hurricane Ike drove the city of Galveston, Texas, to rehabilitate its Airport Wastewater…
Maintaining efficient aeration control at the Zeeland Clean Water Plant posed a challenge for the 1.65 million gallons per day (mgd) facility.
Maintaining efficient aeration control at the Zeeland Clean Water Plant posed a challenge for the 1.65 million gallons per day (mgd) facility.
Oct 13 2020
For 15 years, plans to double the capacity of Michigan’s Zeeland Clean Water Plant remained stalled as the city of Zeeland worked toward a joint…
Oct 12 2020Sludge Dewatering
Population increase and jurisdiction expansion drove the City of Conroe, Texas, to build a new Conroe Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (CCWWTP) to…
Oct 9 2020Security
Let it sink in, just for a moment, that there is a day affectionately known as “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Not “Water Day,” what would seem like…
David Drake is a co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
David Drake, co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
Oct 9 2020Wastewater Treatment
We don’t have to imagine very deeply to gain insight into Imagine a Day Without Water. The city of Cape Town, more than 20 cities in India, and…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Oct 9 2020Editorial/Topical
I have previously referenced my experience in my first apartment — a small rental home — during my first job out of college in which a pipe burst and…
Users are undertaking a digital transformation journey to make water systems smarter, and therefore more efficient, by applying new hardware, software, and networking technologies.
Users are undertaking a digital transformation journey to make water systems smarter, and therefore more efficient, by applying new hardware, software, and networking technologies. (Image courtesy of Emerson)
Oct 6 2020Smart Water
Water treatment and distribution system operators worldwide are facing significant challenges, not only in countries with developing economies, but…
Oct 5 2020Wastewater Treatment
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, designed a comprehensive upgrade and…
Oct 1 2020Coronavirus COVID-19
Water utilities have been under pressure for decades to modernize their infrastructure to keep pace with growth and to meet the maintenance needs of…
Sep 23 2020Treatment Plants
Located in Bayview Hunters Point, California, the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) is in the midst of a mixed industrial, commercial and residential…
Sep 23 2020Sewer Systems
The Mesopotamians were the first to install clay pipes for sewage collection around 4,000 BCE. Since then, mankind has relied on gravity to take…
service pumps
Fig. 1 Example of vertical turbine high service pumps.
Sep 23 2020Pumping Systems
The need to efficiently and effectively locate, treat and distribute clean water for human consumption is a growing one. Last year, a government-…
Sep 22 2020Pumps
The California Gold Rush may have ended over 150 years ago, but its effects can still be seen in rivers and surrounding land that it took place in in…
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