sanitary engineering Articles

  • The Challenge of the Future: Operating Emerging Disinfection Technologies

    ABSTRACTThe Clean Water Act (1972 and 1977) established the basis for regulating pollutant discharges into the waters of the United States. This Act contains many provisions regulating pollutant discharges and surface water quality in the United States. This act has also been modified by numerous revisions and amendments since it was enacted in 1972. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination ...

  • Application of batch tests to assess antibiotic loads in anaerobic processes

    The presence of antibiotics in drinking water and wastewater has not been widely studied because the sanitary engineering sector mainly focuses on the removal of organic matter and nutrients. There is a lack of environmental regulations for pollutants like antibiotics. Batch tests analyse biodegradability to measure the anaerobic degradation potential of the substrate, or they can be used as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Shillelagh sewage treatment works

    Address: Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow Client: Wicklow County Council Engineer/Client Contact Details: Sean O'Neill S.E.E, Environment & Sanitary Section, Wicklow Co. Co., County Buildings, Wicklow. Ph: 0404 20100 Completion Date: September 2001 Population Equivalent: 8,00 P.E. ...

  • Transformation of an existing physicochemical plant for iron and manganese removal by the application of biological processes

    A system for removing iron and manganese in groundwater, based on biofiltration technology, was developed at the Center of Sanitary Engineering of the National University of Rosario, Argentina. This process has been successfully applied in several new water treatment plants in Argentina. This paper describes the transformation of an existing plant for iron and manganese removal in groundwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mountbolus sewage treatment plant

    Address: Mountbolus Village, Co. Offaly Client: Offaly Co. Co. Engineer/Client Contact Details: Sanitary & Environment, Offaly Co. Co., County Buildings, Tullamore, Co. Offaly David Hogan S.E.E, Ph: 0506 46800 Completion Date: March 2000 Population Equivalent: 400 P.E. Value: € ...

  • New York City Chooses Ductile Iron Pipe For First Pipe Bursting Project

    When the City of New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) determines a pipeline needs to be installed, any private utility using the City’s right-of-way, e.g. ConEd, Cable Vision, Key Span and Verizon, is responsible for the cost of relocating and supporting, if possible, any conflicting lines prior to or during construction. This cost can be extremely high since utility corridors are ...

  • Modified landfill design for sustainable waste management

    Waste management, being one of the most important aspects of urban development, is gaining importance among developing nations. Landfills, which were initiated for hazardous waste management and subsequently transformed into sanitary landfills, have been the most widely adapted practice for municipal solid waste management worldwide. However, the conventional design of landfills not only fails to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Long-term behaviour of a gravity-driven dead end membrane filtration unit for potable water supply in cases of disasters

    The frequentness of serious natural disasters will rise against the background of climate change in the next decades. One of the most severe impacts of natural disasters is the interruption of drinking water supply. Contaminated water causes the death of thousands of people worldwide every year. Mobile waterworks used by aid organizations are sophisticated systems with high demand of energy, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removal improvement of bacteria (Escherichia coli and enterococci) in maturation ponds using baffles

    Korba wastewater treatment plant is a conventional activated sludge followed by three maturation ponds (MP1, MP2, MP3) in series acting as a tertiary treatment. The first study of wastewater treatment plants showed that the effluent concentration of Escherichia coli and enterococci at the outlet of the (MP3) varies between 103 and 104CFU/100 ml. After the hydrodynamic study conducted by Rhodamine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquidneck Place wastewater system information

    Institutional facilities typically have larger wastewater flows with lower organic concentration than commercial waste streams.  However, some institutions such as schools may have exceptionally high concentrations of ammonia nitrogen and very erratic peak flows.  It is critical to understand the institution’s lifestyle and sanitary routines when designing a treatment system. The ...


    By Aquapoint

  • Surveillance of the chemical and microbial quality of drinking water for safe water supply in an urban area

    To ascertain the quality of drinking water, surveillance of drinking water quality was conducted in Bhopal. The water supply to water treatment plants (WTPs) is from Kolar dam and Upper Lake. There was no significant change in water quality at the Kolar WTP on a day-to-day basis except in summer, when the manganese content of raw water was 0.3–0.4 mg/L, which was removed during treatment. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study: Barboursville, the “Best Little Village in the state,” just got better

    Barboursville, which bills itself as the “Best Little Village in the State of West Virginia,” has just completed an impressive upgrade to its wastewater treatment lagoon.  What makes the upgrade impressive?  Try this: Increased capacity of the existing lagoon from 600,000 gpd to 1,500,000 gpd. Had no disruption of treatment during construction. Total project costs of less than ...


    By Environetics, Inc.

  • Good bugs and bad bugs

    Ugh, what IS that smell? is usually a question for which no one really wants an answer! The real reason is to make sure the person asking this rhetorical question is not the originator. Anyone walking by some City sewer manholes has had this experience.Beneath the streets of San Diego are literally hundreds of miles of pipes carrying human waste (sewage) from homes and businesses to sewage ...


    By Hydrologix Systems LLC

  • True Partnership: “It’s like pure is a true extension of our staff team—that’s what makes their relationship with WSSC work so well”

    The best relationships are built on trust and responsiveness. Collaboration between The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) and Pure Technologies began in earnest nearly a decade ago, and continues today as the two partners work together as one unified team to ensure the overall health of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • BOSS 2000 HDPE Storm Sewer Pipe, Stettler, AB

    Owner: Town of Stettler Installer: Woooden Construction Ltd. Designer: Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. Location: 57 Street, Stettler, Alberta As part of a sanitary main replacement project, the Town of Stettler was faced with the challenge of replacing an aging storm sewer line under very low cover conditions. ...


    By Armtec

  • DELUMPER Bulk Bag Unloader (BBU)

    The DELUMPER Bulk Bag Unloader (BBU) is a heavily constructed system designed for convenient unloading materials even if they contain lumps and agglomerates. This unit employs a gyrator to effectively fluidize the materials for dependable discharge from the bags.  Then,  a heavy duty built-in DELUMPER crusher conditions and freshens the product. The result is an effective pre-engineered ...


    By Franklin Miller Inc.

  • CH2M HILL’s John Gaston to receive one of the Water Industry’s highest honors

    John Gaston, a 25-year employee of global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm CH2M HILL, has been selected by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to receive the Abel Wolman Award of Excellence. This is the Association’s premier award, recognizing those whose careers in the water profession exemplify vision, creativity, and excellent professional performance ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Atlanta upgrades to InfoWorks CS to aid environmental program

    The City of Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA, has purchased InfoWorks CS to help it meet stringent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia State Environmental Protection Division (EPD) requirements for discharge of its wastewaters to the Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee, one of the smallest rivers in the US supplying a metropolitan area, provides 80% of the city’s water needs. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Developing dry-weather flow and RDI/I models using regression analysis and unit hydrography

    InfoWorks CS has been used to build an accurate sanitary sewer flow model for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, despite there being gaps in the available input data. Reliable predictions of the dry-weather and rainfall-dependent flows were derived by using techniques including unit hydrography and regression analysis to determine the required parameters. Jefferson Parish is close to New Orleans in the ...


    By Innovyze

  • InfoNet Provides an Ideal Solution for CMOM and GASB 34 Compliance in the United States

    CMOM: a best practice framework CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance) is a flexible, dynamic set of regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States that enables municipalities and utilities to identify and implement accepted wastewater industry best practices and promote proactive asset management. It aims to achieve a number of goals: Better ...


    By Innovyze

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