wastewater discharge compliance Articles

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Wastewater Environmental Compliance Made Easy

    Environmental Wastewater Treatment Success Environmental Compliance Made Easy Compliance AND Profits Zero Discharge ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Corrugated Printing Facility Zero Discharge

    This company imports corrugated board and prints the labels using a flexographic machine. The facility had a wastewater treatment system using the traditional liquid chemistry of aluminum chloride, caustic for pH adjustment, and an anionic flocculant. The effluent was often out of compliance due copper from the color pigments in the inks. The system required continual adjustment of the 3 ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • KPDES Permit Compliance: Metals in Wastewater Effluent at Fort Knox

    ABSTRACT Prior to constructing a new FOTW, Fort Knox had a history of exceeding KPDES effluent limitations for ammonia and BOD. The new 6 MGD FOTW solved the problem, but metals exceedances became an issue. The exceedances could be linked to several factors: low water-quality based effluent limitations (WQBELs) on the new KPDES permit, high background concentrations of some metals, and high ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • On the road again, cleaner and in compliance!

    Pretreatment removal rates have been greater than 90 percent Problem A huge trucking company needed advanced wastewater treatment for its trucking line that hauls a variety of food products. Following each shipment, the trucks must be totally cleaned out before picking up another load. The food hauled varies from shipment to shipment. Many of the food products contain a high amount of ...

  • Quarry dewatering compliance

    Louis W. Bray Construction installed a Greyline Area-Velocity Flow Meter in 2009 to meet Ministry of Environment regulations. Their permit stipulated effluent limits plus monitoring, sampling and flow measurement of wastewater discharged from the site to the South Raisin river. The Ontario Water Resources Act requires flow monitoring for any quarry dewatering greater than 50,000 liters per day. ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Quarry Dewatering Compliance

    Louis W. Bray Construction installed a Greyline Area-Velocity Flow Meter in 2009 to meet Ministry of Environment regulations. Their permit stipulated effluent limits plus monitoring, sampling and flow measurement of wastewater discharged from the site to the South Raisin river. The Ontario Water Resources Act requires flow monitoring for any quarry dewatering ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Recent Judicial Decisions on TMDL Implementations: What Every Discharger Should Know

    The Clean Water Act requires that wastewater discharges achieve instream water quality objectives that are “necessary to protect public health and the environment.” See, Leather Industries of America v. EPA 40 F. 3d 392 (D.C. Cir 1994). Such water quality objectives may be expressed as either numeric or narrative standards. For TMDL purposes, the implementation of numeric standards should be ...

  • Gulf Coast Company finds a simple, inexpensive way to meet discharge rules

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case Study: Precision Machine Shop Eliminates Sewer Discharge

    Samsco Water Evaporator enables both cost reduction and elimination of sewer discharge. TEC, Inc. (Rockville, MD), providers of precision sheet metal fabrication and precision machining, for more than thirty years, has partnered with many well-known technology companies to meet their need for superior quality, precision metal products.  Their offerings range from simple metal components to ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • Quantifying Sub-Surface Discharges from Individual Sewer Defects

    ABSTRACTThe California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region (RWQCB) required wastewater collection agencies in Orange County to report discharges from “pipe breaks, leaking sewer pipes and joints, and other subsurface discharges of wastewater.” The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), in conjunction with a research team from University of California, Irvine (UCI), developed ...

  • Meat Packing Wastewater Disinfection Difficulties Leads to a State of the Art Control System and Consistent Regulatory Compliance

    ABSTRACTJohn Morrell & Co. is a meat packing plant located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The facility also maintains a tertiary wastewater treatment facility with a direct discharge following treatment. The treatment facility had good effluent compliance history until the spring of 2001, when sporadic elevated levels of fecal coliform and infrequent spikes in chlorine residual were ...

  • Mirror Plating Wastewater Treatment

    In the manufacturing of certain mirrors, a strong copper solution at low ph is used to apply a thin coating to the glass surface. After adhesion, the excess is washed off and collected as wastewater. The wastewater at this facility is treated using 4 chemicals: caustic to raise the pH to 8.5, DTC (dithiocarbamate) as a metal precipitant, an organic based coagulant, and an anionic flocculant. The ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Plating Industry Wastewater Treatment

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Plating Industry Mirror Manufacturer Simplified Treatment Back Into Compliance ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case study - Meeting compliance with process aerators

    Equipment improves process, saves energy This Florida city is a perfect blend of aging gracefully while staying at the forefront of environmental protection. When this pristine community started experiencing problems with its wastewater treatment system, they found a solution ...

  • Wastewater Treatment: Overview and Background

    SummaryWaste discharges from municipal sewage treatment plants are a significant source of water quality problems throughout the country. States report that municipal discharges are the main source of impairment to estuaries and coastal waters, the second leading source of impaired rivers and streams, and also are a major source of pollution in lakes. Pollutants associated with municipal ...


  • Treatment of industrial wastewater

    All industries produce some type of waste product, either from production, maintanance or both. These hazardous and non-hazardous wastes need to be properly stored, treated and discharged to a sewer system or otherwise disposed of. Wastewater treatment is a multi-stage process to renew wastewater before it is discharged to the municipal sewer system. The goal is tio reduce or remove organic ...


    By Newterra

  • The biological basis of wastewater treatment

    Introduction This booklet was written to fulfil the need for a simple explanation of the biological processes that underpin wastewater treatment. It attempts to show how the bacteria involved deal with the organic carbon in the sewage. Remarkably, there are just 3 major processes involved, and these mirror exactly the 3 major processes at work in the plant viz: biodegradation, oxygen ...

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

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