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What are mercaptans?

July 19, 2024
What are mercaptans and what's the difference between methyl and ethyl mercaptans? Are they harmful to humans and what smells do they admit?
Wastewater Treatment

What are effluent guidelines?

June 28, 2023
EPA effluent guidelines are standards developed for direct and indirect dischargers to reduce the discharge of regulated pollutants into receiving waters.
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What is a wastewater treatment lagoon? How do they work? What types of lagoons exist?
Wastewater Treatment

What is a wastewater treatment lagoon?

May 24, 2023
The basics of wastewater treatment lagoons, why they are used, and how to maintain them.
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What is anammox deammonification?

May 23, 2023
This nitrogen removal process uses anaerobic ammonium oxidation to convert nitrite and ammonium into nitrogen, posing significant advantages over nitrification/denitrification...
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Wastewater Treatment

What is onsite biological treatment?

May 2, 2023
This type of treatment covers an essential step for many wastewater treatment plants and has countless different approaches.
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Compliance & Regulations

What is the National Pretreatment Program?

April 20, 2023
An effort to protect POTWs from toxic pollutants discharged by non-domestic sources, the National Pretreatment Program uses permit requirements to enforce compliance.