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  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • Kansas Facility Finds Fast, Reliable Fix to Cavitation Damage

    The Hutchinson (Kansas) Water Plant gets its water from 20 wells. The water is pumped out of the wells and into a reverse osmosis water treatment center to purify and ensure safe drinking water. At that point, a portion of the water is taken off from the main line, run through the reverse osmosis system and then mixed back ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • This Designer Is Cleaning Up City Smog and Turning It into Jewelry

    A Dutch designer has created a new tower to filter city smog and — hopefully — help end China’s air pollution problem. China’s ongoing struggle with smog is notorious. Rapid industrialization paired with an initial lack of ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • San Francisco bay area city cleans Mossy mess - case study

    In Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco, we installed an IWS Screen to remove all types of water borne debris including moss, grass, hyacinth and tumbleweeds.   The installation reduces man hours and risk of injury from raking trash racks as well as keeping service lines clear. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator Pump ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Glasgow City Council, UK

    Two years ago the Glasgow City Council announced a major clean-up of the Clyde as part a regeneration programme. The clean-up was regarded as an important element in attracting tourists to the cities riverside and its continued development. However two rivers, the Cart and Kelvin flow into the River Clyde and bring with them hundreds of tonnes of floating litter and debris right onto the ...


  • Adding Quality to City Life

    The Special Service District's impact shines throughout downtown. Within the district's 760 acres, Tampa's Downtown Clean Team Beautifies the streets, while the softer side of security, Tampa's Downtown Guides, patrol by foot and bike. The six Clean Team members collect more than two tons of trash and other debris every day. In 2004, they kept 720 tons of garbage off the city streets. Tampa's ...


  • Exchange of Transformers in the castle and in the city of Marburg

    The challenge for the team of ABB Environmental Services, led by Helmut Bergel, was a full service project, including the exchange and replacement of transformers contaminated with the environmental pollutant PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls, a class of chlorinated hydrocarbons that have been used extensively since 1960 for a variety of industrial uses like coolants in transformers and dielectrics ...

  • Ideal for city jobs - Case Study

    Ulrik Sinding, owner of Djursland Kloakservice ApS (a sewage service company in Trustrup, Denmark) was practically born into the vacuum tanker business. Already in 1979, as a 15-year-old, he was hired by the company that his father, Orla Sinding, started in 1964. In 1989, at the age of 25, Ulrik Sinding took over the company, which has installed Samson pumps in most of its vacuum tanker trucks. ...


    By Samson Pumps A/S

  • 10 top tips for sustainable cities

    As global population grows, urban population is growing even faster — with 2.5 billion more city dwellers expected by 2050, according to the United Nations. And while urbanization can bring benefits in terms of economies of scale, social cohesion, technological innovation, transportation efficiency and more, cities can also be breeding grounds for poverty, pollution and malaise. To help ...


    By Ensia

  • Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality

    The C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa kicks off today (Feb. 4). It’s the fifth biennial meeting of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a collection of mayors from cities around the world committed to advancing urban solutions to climate change. The theme for the event is “Towards resilient and ...

  • Increased plant efficiency, City of Checotah, Oklahoma

    The City of Checotah, Oklahoma was experiencing excessive solids, foam and grease in their 0.5 MGD extended aeration activated sludge treatment facility. With a daily average flow of 0.25 million gallons per day, the plant had tremendous amounts of foam and grease in the aeration basin with the sidewalls caked with sludge. The centerwells of the clarifier were filled with foam and grease. The ...


    By Byo-Gon, Inc.

  • Working Towards Watershed Management in the City of Atlanta

    In 2002, the leadership of the City of Atlanta kicked off a comprehensive program to have the cleanest urban streams and rivers in the country within a decade, recognizing that the City’s future economic growth, jobs, affordability, and quality of life all depend on clean water. Atlanta is faced with many obstacles on the way to meeting this challenge; a few of these include: Ongoing ...

  • Diesel Particulate Filters in the City of London - Case Study

    The catalysed wall flow soot filter was designed and installed in the fourth quarter of 2008 to treat the Particulate Matter (PM), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) & Carbon Monoxide (CO) in the exhaust gases from the outlet of an MTU 12V000G23E emergency generator installed in the basement in the financial district London EC2R. AirProtekt Catalysed Wallflow Particulate Filter is a system ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • China awakes to clean transportation

    In the following months and at least until the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Chinese roads and cities, particularly in Beijing and Shanghai, will be a choice testing ground for different types of clean individual and collective low-pollution vehicles, such as fuel cell, hybrid and electric vehicles. We already knew that hybrid microturbine buses were to be road tested in China. Now ...

  • Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

    From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes Memorial Day barbecues and parades were thwarted this year in Houston when a massive storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in two days, creating a Waterworld of flooded freeways, cars, houses and businesses, leaving several people dead and hundreds in need of rescue. ...


    By Ensia

  • Feasibility analysis for biomass in cities, counties and facilities

    The commercial waste industry includes all those who collect waste from the simplest “collect waste and transport to a landfill” to the more complex “collect waste and process into re-usable components and energy.” This article will cover how we can collect material and fuel a clean energy system for our immediate future, while saving clean water and air. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Indestructible Pumps for Clean Water

    Sulzer pumps are used in the production of drinking water in many cities around the world. The special qualities that these pumps possess can be seen at the Zurich Municipal Water Utility. There, the operators have to cope with rising land and energy prices and a challenging topography. A small water flea plays a major role in Zurich. It swims around in a container of drinking water with some of ...


    By Sulzer

  • Oklahoma City Expands Filtration Capability with Aquastore Tank

    Things have come a long way since the Land Run of 1889, when settlers got their water from three wells: at the train station, south of the train station and in the vicinity of Santa Fe and Main. Today, the city’s water comes from a network of six man-made lakes—much of it fed by the North Canadian River and from southeastern Oklahoma. Out with the ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • The Clean-Up of a Tragedy

    There's been a violent crime, a serious accident, or a suicide has occurred. The police, investigators, and paramedics have left the scene. The remains of this terrible tragedy are still there. You assume the local police, fire department, or the city has someone to take care of this, however, you are told it is up to you. You are the victim, part of the family, the property owner, or local ...

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