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Oct 10 2019
Every construction project at a treatment plant is unique, just as every treatment facility is unique. Although the processes are similar at…
Oct 8 2019
Despite its name, wastewater is a critical type of water that must be understood regardless of the source of discharge because freshwater is a…
Oct 8 2019
In late August, I attended The Water Expo in Miami, Fla., where I heard the most compelling per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS) presentation I…
William Galanty (left) and Jake Galanty (right) pose for a professional photo.
William (Bill) Galanty and Jake Galanty celebrate Franklin Millers' 100 years of business in 2019.
Oct 2 2019
In 2019, Franklin Miller is celebrating 100 years of business in the water and wastewater industry. WWD Managing Editor Bob Crossen discussed this…
Wide angle view of circular clarifiers at the Wilkesboro Wastewater Treatment Plant.
By implementing a new SCADA system, the town of Wilkesboro, N.C., improved its reporting capabilities, its access to historic data and also received better alarming options.
Oct 2 2019
Forward-thinking utilities with a trusted system integrator and the right software can bring an older system into modern times. It also can all be…
Toilet in front of tile with article headline reading BMPs & Pollution Prevention for Biosolids Management
Developing best management practices & pollution prevention measures to better manage biosolids.
Oct 2 2019
Embracing our excrement has symbolic implications. Human sludge, also termed biosolids, differs depending upon where it is generated and what types…
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Diagram displaying one of Evoqua's clarifier drive models for component placement reference.
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Sep 20 2019
Whether your clarifier is new or 20 years old, these simple maintenance tips will increase the life of your clarifier drive. ​Your clarifier is 20…
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Sep 19 2019
For years, pneumatic actuation dominated the heavy commercial and industrial arenas. Relying on the inefficient process of converting electricity…
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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
Take the 2019 SGC Water Group state of the industry surveys.
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…
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