wastewater professional Articles

  • Declining Enrollment has Water and Wastewater Professionals Concerned

    ABSTRACTAt a time when population growth, changing regulations, and decaying infrastructure are combining to create a greater demand for qualified environmental engineering professionals, fewer students are choosing to obtain advanced degrees in the field. Statistics collected in 2003 and 2005 via a survey of universities across the U.S. show an alarming decline in the number of students ...

  • Implementation of a Masters Funding Program - A Solution to Declining Numbers of Water and Wastewater Professionals

    FUNDING PROGRAM BACKGROUNDIn recent years, professionals in the water and wastewater industry have become increasingly concerned with the future of the industry’s workforce. Many industry leaders are retiring while the enrollment in environmental engineering graduate programs is declining. A group of forward thinking public agencies and private engineering firms has joined together to combat this ...

  • The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

    Imagine trying to solve a problem when you are provided just 1% of the total data. This is essentially the case in analyzing water and wastewater microbiomes. Conventional microbiological testing methods such as culture and microscopy can identify only about 1% of microorganisms that are contained in a ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Wastewater and groundwater

    Nearly 25 percent of the population in the United States—in more than 25 million homes—disposes of wastewater through onsite, or unsewered, systems that return treated effluent to the ground. This is an important public health issue because many of those same homes use wells that rely on groundwater for the drinking water supply. With ...

  • Nanotechnology in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Nanotechnology in Industrial Wastewater Treatment is a state of the art reference book. The book is particularly useful for wastewater technology development laboratories and organizations. All professional and academic areas connected with environmental engineering, nanotechnology based wastewater treatment and related product design are incorporated and provide an essentialresource. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Staff spotlight: environmental professional leverages industry experience to benefit clients

    Christine Kurtz, a Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Minneapolis office, provides clients in the Upper Midwest with the benefits of her 18 years of experience in both industry and consulting. Christine spent over 16 years in industry prior to joining Trinity. She started out in research and development, moved into process engineering, and then found her passion in environmental management ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Wastewater-Primary Treatment

    Primary Treatment is defined as a wastewater treatment process that takes place in a rectangular or circular tank and allows those substances in wastewater that readily settle or float to be separated from the water being treated. This process achieves solids separation. The solids readily available to settle to achieve sedimentation will do so in a settling tank referred as a clarifier. On the ...


  • Measuring Wastewater Below Ground

    Measuring wastewater is one of the most difficult water management tasks that exists. While some wastewater flows are easy to access, others are very hard to measure because they are in open channel conditions and are below grade. If you need to measure below ground wastewater flow, there are a few factors that you need to consider to help you choose the right tool for the job. With a ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Removal and Destruction of NDMA and Precursors during Wastewater Treatment

    N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a potent carcinogen that can form during disinfection processes, particularly in wastewater. To address research gaps associated with the understanding of NDMA formation and fate during conventional and advanced wastewater treatment, and to assess the efficacy of potential control strategies, the WateReuse Foundation funded a team of environmental professionals ...

  • An Infrastructure Grows · Decentralized Treatment and Recycling Domestic Wastewater

    THE TERM, “decentralized waste-water management,” refers to the process of treating and discharging treated wastewater in the local vicinity where it is generated. Decentralized systems typically use the soil as the final receptor of the treated wastewater instead of discharging to surface waters, which are generally the receptors of treated wastewater from larger centralized treatment plants. ...


  • Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Wastewater Treatment

    Bureau of Reclamation"s Drainage Tunnel Dewatering LMDT Treatment Plant Liquid/Solid Separation System for Mine Drainage Tunnel The Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 was amended in September of 2009 to enact a provision that ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Some unique solutions to water, wastewater challenges

    Challenges are not unique to water and wastewater treatment, but the challenges thrown at operators and managers often require equal parts of thoughtfulness and creativity, with dashes of patience and persistence. This is why the industries are “home to some of the most ingenious professionals to be found in any industry,” according to an editorial in Treatment Plant Operator. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • NFPA 820 Compliance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are essential structures in cities and small communities. Such facilities are closely monitored by several professional institutions, such as OSHA and the NFPA. When it comes to the latter group, guidelines set forth in NFPA 820 are regulations that dictate fire hazards in such facilities. Fire related accidents in wastewater treatment facilities are uncommon. However, ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Wastewater Reuse and Minimisation: Weatherall Smash Repairs

     Weatherall Smash Repairs took the initiative on cleaner production because the owner and staff wanted to help the environment. They’ve been rewarded with savings that will grow as water and disposal costs continue to increase, gains in productivity, and a future marketing advantage. They may also be able to sell the water recycling system they have developed, giving a further financial ...


  • Biogas production and potential from U.S. Wastewater Treatment

    How many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have anaerobic digestion? How many are utilizing the biogas? What percentage of these facilities are feeding additional substrates into their digesters? How is the biogas being used — is it flared, used to drive process machinery, heat the digester, or injected into a natural gas pipeline? These are some of the questions asked of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pump metering wastewater chemicals operationally effective and cost efficient

    Pumps are the heart of wastewater treatment systems and pump metering chemicals is critically imperative to required wastewater treatment! Different types of pumps are designed for unique wastewater treatment pump applications. Centrifugal pumps are used for general wastewater pumping. Positive Displacement pumps are used for pumping heavier solids. Chemical Metering Pumps are used for pump ...

  • ‘Math Solutions’ For Wastewater Operator Certification-Flow Rate Conversion calculations

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on Flow Rate Conversion calculations. http://www.wateronline.com/doc/math-solutions-flow-rate-conversions-0001 By Dan Theobald, ...

  • ON-SITE SEWAGE SYSTEMS: NEW OUTLOOK FOR DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER TREATMENT

    As researchers analyze the soils’ ability to absorb discharge, more knowledge is gained about alternatives to septic tanks and standard drain fields that include peat filter systems, constructed wetlands and drip irrigation. ONE out of every four American households currently treat and release wastewater on their own property. Although most people assume that on-site systems are confined to rural ...


  • Cosmetics production with smart wastewater treatment– with the disposal technology from DAS

    Emil Kiessling GmbH relies on the TFR technology from Dresden (Germany) for wastewater treatment Emil Kiessling GmbH with headquarters in Georgensgmünd, Middle Franconia (Germany), is a successful cosmetics manufacturer. The product range includes natural cosmetics through to sun ...

  • Introduction to Decentralized Packaged Wastewater Treatment (PWWT) Systems - PDH Article

    Learning Objectives After reading this article, you should understand: Functions and processes of a decentralized PWWT system; Design considerations of a PWWT system. Overview "Clean water will be the oil of the 21st Century." The accuracy and magnitude of this statement is resonating worldwide. ...

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