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Sep 10 2018
Greg Hall Jr. is used to riding out storms. He has done it many times in his 15 years as superintendent of the city of Conroe, Texas’ wastewater…
Sep 10 2018
As part of a downtown revitalization effort, Springfield, the capital of Illinois, is turning a two-block section of historic Jackson Street…
Sep 10 2018
Florida is booming. Unemployment is down, real estate values are up and the population is growing … fast. There are now 21 million Floridians. Since…
Sep 7 2018
When it comes to identifying and managing apparent water loss, unauthorized use is one area of concern for utilities. An estimated 8% of non-revenue…
Sep 7 2018
Celebrating 125 years in business is an impressive achievement regardless of the industry in which the company manages its business, but that is what…
Sep 7 2018
When she qualified for the Olympic swimming trials at age 15, she did not realize how important water would be to the rest of her life. She was…
Sep 7 2018
Did you know wastewater is 99.9% to 99.95% water? It is only the remaining 0.05% to 0.1% (about 500 to 1,000 mg/L) that is comprised of impurities…
Sep 7 2018
Earlier this summer, I discovered and joined a handful of water and wastewater treatment operator groups on Facebook. I initially was skeptical that…
The system uses a sequence of closed vertical reactors to get the benefits of trickling filters and attached growth
The system uses a sequence of closed vertical reactors to get the benefits of trickling filters and attached growth.
Sep 7 2018
In 2013, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) bottling facility in Houston commissioned the Baswood BioViper biological pretreatment system as its…
Angling the portable mixer off-center is the recommended position when rapid turnover of the tank contents with good bottom washing is needed
Angling the portable mixer off-center is the recommended position when rapid turnover of the tank contents with good bottom washing is needed; on-center mixer angling will produce good blending with minimum vortex creation, resulting in gentle but thorough tank turnover; when mixing in larger tanks, the mixer should be positioned vertically and on-center. In this configuration, the attachment of baffles to the tank walls is recommended to prevent the tank’s contents from rotating and creating vortexes that will hamper proper top-to-bottom turnover.
Sep 7 2018
Pumps are the acknowledged workhorses in industrial fluid-handling applications, capable of reliably, safely and consistently transferring thousands…
Sep 7 2018
For a major wastewater treatment facility that serves five large chemical plants in West Virginia, the sludge can vary daily. This creates difficult…
Sep 7 2018
With the tables full, wait staff scurrying back and forth, and kitchen workers churning out appetizers and dinners, the last thing a restaurant needs…
Sep 7 2018
In early July, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling against Coors Brewing Co. that could shape the way we view water reuse in industrial…
Openable split-sleeve coupling
Openable split-sleeve coupling
Aug 23 2018
Flat gasket repair clamps are used to repair pipes in many scenarios, including those where clamps have no business being used. Proper applications…
Aug 23 2018
Cities increasingly are looking for ways to reduce operating costs, bring in additional sources of revenue, meet stringent regulatory requirements,…
Aug 23 2018
Algal growth in raw water used to produce drinking water often leads to several quality and operational problems in treatment plants. The town of…
Aug 23 2018
Key West, Fla., is one of the most scenic locales in the U.S. Situated in the Florida Keys just to the southwest of Miami, it is visited by millions…
Aug 23 2018
Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, is known for its culture, art and history. Because of its location in the southwestern U.S., the city also is…
Many mechanical valves can be upgraded with solenoids and controls to allow for electronic control of the valve.
Many mechanical valves can be upgraded with solenoids and controls to allow for electronic control of the valve.
Aug 23 2018
Mechanically operated control valves historically have dominated the hydraulic control valve market. However, as technology advances, so too does the…
Aug 23 2018
Last August, Hurricane Harvey smashed the Gulf Coast in Houston and became the second wettest cyclone in U.S. history. Neighborhoods were devastated…
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