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  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Quantifying the transport of energetic materials in unsaturated sediments from cracked unexploded ordnance

    Received for publication January 15, 2009. Dissolved explosive species have been found in the groundwater under military training areas. These explosives are thought to originate from munitions although the mechanism of transport to the groundwater is poorly understood. This study was conducted to determine whether ruptured unexploded ordnance may be a viable source term for these explosives. The ...

  • Effectiveness of a Coral-Derived Surfacing Material for Reducing Sediment Production on Unpaved Roads, Schoffield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii

    Abstract  This study evaluated the effectiveness of two application rates of a coral-derived surfacing material for both traffic and nontraffic road conditions using simulated rainfall (110–120 mm h−1 for 30–90 min) on 0.75-m (wide) × 5.0-m (long) plots of similar slope (roughly 0.1 m m−1). The coral is a locally available material that has been applied to unpaved roads surfaces ...


  • Inclined Plate Settlers to Treat Stormwater Solids

    ABSTRACTIt has been well-documented that, in stormwater runoff, many of the problem pollutants are associated with the particulate fraction. Past characterization of urban runoff and source contributions has shown the following: (a) soil disturbance increased the TSS and turbidity in the runoff; and (b) correlations were observed between TSS and particulate runoff concentrations of chromium, ...

  • Removal of natural organic matter and trihalomethane formation potential in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant

    A multidisciplinary approach was applied in this work to characterise natural organic matter and evaluate the performance of a full-scale waterworks treating organic-rich surface water. It was shown that the combination of the treatment processes considered efficiently removed the dissolved organic matter, including its specific fractions. Most of the dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen (DOC ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dredging for Gold in Remote Places

    By Dave Stoltenberg, Dredge Rental Specialist with SRS Crisafulli From Alaska to West Africa, SRS Crisafulli dredging experts are busy installing dredges and training operations personnel at producing gold mines.  Nearly all operating mines have overflow lagoons and impoundments for the collection of particulates, overflow mud, and tailings.  Typically ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Valuing Global Valves

    Control valve solves flow control & pressure challenges Donnacona, Quebec, Canada, is an industrial town just west of Quebec City. The town’s water treatment plant was built in 1969 and has since undergone three major retrofits: new high-pressure pumps and an electrical upgrade in 1995; a filter bottoms change in 2000; and a river water intake upgrade in 2005. The plant includes ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • What you don`t know can hurt you

    What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The ins and outs of site inspection in a new era As NPDES permits strive to improve storm water runoff, site inspections and monitoring put an increasing demand on businesses and municipalities to evaluate and report their program performance. One of the primary goals of the permits is to gather additional data through site monitoring. The permits now are ...

  • Water Corporation

    Introduction the Water Corporation was established under statute as a corporatized entity. The mission of the Water Corporation is to conduct a successful business providing quality water and wastewater services to customers to enhance their lifestyle and to support the future development of the State. Asset Monitoring Services was established within the Corporation to undertake data ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • CDS System Pre-Treats Runoff at Recreation Facility Expansion

    Underground Stormwater Treatment Train at James Madison University Recreation Facility Harrisonburg, Virginia - James Madison University (JMU) serves 18,000 students on its 680-acre campus and has begun construction ...

  • UV/H2O2 treatment: an essential process in a multi barrier approach against trace chemical contaminants

    The presence of pesticides, endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals caused PWN to implement multiple barriers for organic contaminant control in their surface water treatment plants. A combination of advanced oxidation by UV/H2O2 treatment and granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration is installed. Medium pressure UV experiments in a standard pilot reactor have been carried out into ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Implementing SPCC Requirements and Storm Water BMPS at a Large Industrial Facility

    ABSTRACTRecently, much attention has been focused on storm water pollution prevention and spill management. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Final Rule for Oil Pollution Prevention (40 CFR Part 112) on July 17, 2002, making major changes to the original rule issued in 1973. Facilities subject to this regulation must amend their Spill Prevention, Control, and ...

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wood, Yard Trimmings Recycler Grows by Heaps and Bounds

    GRIND-ALL has been in existence - in one form or another - since 1992. Originally owned by Paul Robins, and operated under the name East Coast Wood Recycling, the company, based in Mosely, Virginia near Richmond, was solely focused on selling wood products at the wholesale level. Three years later Robins joined forces with Robbie Urbine, whose expertise in retail sales allowed the company to open ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Research Projects Add Value to MSW Composting Facility

    Untitled Document By combining upfront separation for recyclables with intensive composting of MSW and biosolids, Florida's Sumter County ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds

    Sites where halogenated VOCs may be found include burn pits, chemical manufacturing plants or disposal areas, contaminated marine sediments, disposal wells and leach fields, electroplating/metal finishing shops, firefighting training areas, hangars/aircraft maintenance areas, landfills and burial pits, leaking collection and system sanitary lines, leaking storage tanks, radioactive/mixed waste ...

  • Crawler Size: The Right Investment for the Right Pipeline Inspection Application

    As with any maturing technology, the inspection crawler market has evolved from a handful of basic models to a vast array of configurations, each uniquely adapted for nearly any pipeline inspection application.For buyers, this can also be a double-edged sword since finding the right crawler among the myriad of choices can require research, forethought, and inevitably some compromise. So, here are ...


    By Envirosight LLC

  • CMOM Workshop, Austin, Texas - Capacity Assurance by Metering and Modeling

    Untitled Document Why is flow metering important? ...


    By Innovyze

  • Joint German-Polish sewage plant satisfied with Allweiler pumps after 12 years

    An example of successful German-Polish collaboration In May 2010 the Gubin sewage plant celebrated its twelf-year anniversary. This plant processes wastewater from the cities Guben and Gubin, located on opposite sides of the Neisse River. It is the only German-Polish project of this type to operate successfully for the long term. Major elements of the plant include 17 progressing cavity ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare - Assessment Mission Report UNEP/OCHA

    Introduction On 30 January 2000, following a breach in the tailing dam of the Aurul SA Baia Mare Company, a major spill of cyanide-rich tailings waste was released into the river system near Baia Mare in north west Romania. The contaminant travelled via tributaries into the river Somes, Tisza and finally into the Danube before reaching the Black Sea. A team of international ...

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