npdes monitoring Articles

  • EPA Releases Draft NPDES Pesticide General Permit for Discharges

    On January 26, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from the Application of Pesticides in the Federal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Negotiating Higher NPDES Permit Limits Strategies for Optimizing Technology and Water Quality-based Effluent Limit Calculations for Petroleum Refining

    Untitled Document Introduction The Clean Water Act is generally considered to be one of the most successful ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Monitoring Oil in Cooling Water

    The Situation A municipal power plant in the southern United States operates more than 10 stationary power plant engines capable of producing 52 megawatts of electric power. The plant is part of a larger statewide power grid system. Within the grid, the municipality brokers the purchase or sale of power hourly, based on the needs of municipality and the market rate for power on the grid ...

  • Monitoring for Long-term Trends in San Diego County

    A monitoring program was designed with the San Diego County Co-permittees to: Be adaptive and provide long-term trend information to predict short- and long-term impacts to receiving waters that result from changes in land use within each watershed Provide data that can be analyzed to develop pollutant reduction strategies for those impacts. A total of 10 mass loading stations ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Spatial analysis for identifying hotspots of EDC and PPCP sources for monitoring systems

    This study utilized spatial analysis to identify hotspots for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), pharmaceuticals, and personal care products (PPCPs) using data from potential sources including wastewater treatment plants, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)-permitted pollution sources, septic systems, and agricultural and grazing areas. The study area is Lake Mead, to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application note: The Sievers InnovOx TOC Analyzer: Wastewater Monitoring

    Overview Wastewater is used water. It can include substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps, and chemicals. Manufacturing industries as well as wastewater municipalities must comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations. In order to discharge treated wastewater and be compliant with the CWA, a ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Stormwater: Questions and Answers

    The whole subject of Stormwater is complicated. Here's a chance for you to check out some of the most frequently asked questions about stormwater . . . and their answers. What is an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit? The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging 'pollutants' through a 'point source' into a 'water of the United States' unless they ...


    By Ben Meadows

  • Marine Sciences Investigations in Support of Level Oftreatment Decisions for Municipal Wastewater Discharges in Puerto Rico

    ABSTRACT The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) currently has National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits that incorporate relaxation (waiver) of BOD and TSS secondary treatment requirements for six of its regional wastewater treatment plants. The waivers are available under Section 301(h) of the Clean Water Act. Maintaining the waivers requires, in part, ...

  • Test & treat - treating hydrostatic test water

    A pipeline company in Iowa conducted a hydrostatic test of its pipeline, producing 39,000 barrels of fluid for treatment. The hydrostatic test water was to be discharged in accordance with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The permit required that discharge of the treated test water could not exceed a period of 14 days from the date the test was conducted. Fluid ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • US EPA Announces Final Water Quality Trading Policy

    On January 13, 2003, US EPA released its new National Water Quality Trading Program. This policy calls on states to develop programs for trading water pollution reduction credits, much as has been done with air pollutants for several years. This approach is consistent with the Bush Administration's preference for market-based solutions to environmental issues. Trading is likely to be helpful in ...


    By AECOM

  • East coast metal treatment facility recycles wastewater

    Evaporator/Crystallizer Solves Pollution Problems The Facility A major industrial Fortune 500 company manufactures armored-tracked vehicles for the U.S. Army. The plant is located in York County, Pennsylvania. The Problem Aluminum and steel assemblies and parts undergo chemical dip and spray treatments before painting. The ...

  • A triple play for CETCO oilfield services - treating hydrostatic test water

    CETCO Oilfield Services was selected to treat and discharge approximately 150,000 barrels of hydrostatic test water in Houston, Texas. The water was treated and discharged into a nearby stream under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the State of Texas. The permit also required that there be no discharge of floating solids or visible foam, no discharge of ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Even small sites must follow best practices to control erosion and runoff

    Since 1990, construction sites larger than 5 acres and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) serving populations over 100,000 have had to  abide by the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program. This program was put in place to protect the country’s waterways from sedimentation buildup. ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Privatization and Outsourcing Storm Water Discharge Requirements: Simplification Through Automated Sampling

    ABSTRACT Kelly Air Force Base (KAFB) is a large industrial complex that is currently undergoing a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. Privatization is occurring concurrently with the base closure and realignment. The base maintains both two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and two Texas Natural Resource Conservation ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • On Line Control Strategies for Disinfection Systems: Success and Failure

    ABSTRACTThere are many levels of automation for control of chlorination systems. To select the best control approach for a facility, both control strategies and chlorination chemistry must be understood. Permit conditions including organism concentrations and operating data must also be fully identified. Many States require compliance with organism concentrations, as well as residual chlorine and ...

  • Modeled Flow Duration Variations, Pollutant Discharges, and Costs for Different Stormwater Controls

    ABSTRACTRunoff volume and pollutant discharges increase with development, with associated detrimental receiving water effects. These increases can be partially controlled by installing stormwater control practices, such as wet detention pond at outfalls, using conservation design controls such as grass swales and bioretention devices, and by improved development practices that reduce the amounts ...

  • Northern Indiana Power, NIPSCO cooling tower

    A new onsite mixed oxidant system at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) in Wheatfield, IN, has yielded substantial treatment chemical cost savings and improved summer operation compared to the control unit cooling tower. NIPSCO, an electric and gas utility and subsidiary of NiSource Inc., was approached about the system during a biannual ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

    Why Your Railroad Facility Needs One and What to do About It Did you know that that railroad facilities are subject to the Clean Water Act? This includes requirements to have a ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Stormwater and Spill Management at an Iron Pipe Foundry in Texas

    ABSTRACTLarge industrial sites have had permits for storm water discharges under the NPDES program of the Clean Water Act since the mid to late 80’s. Recent emphasis has been placed on regulated facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans under the Oil Pollution Prevention Act (40 CFR 112). A large iron pipe foundry in Texas has several storm ...

  • Applications Bulletin

    The CleanSweepBarium Chemical Injection Discharge Water Treatment System is a patented process (U.S. Patent 7,081,204B2) owned by Environmental Treatment Technologies, Inc. (ETT). Powder River Basin application of the CleanSweepBarium process is increasing as the number of CBM operators seeking low-cost water quality compliance options increases. ETT proprietary chemical injection technology ...

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