water quality improvement Articles

  • Tools to improve water quality

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. Agricultural production often comes at the expense of water quality. As my colleague, Mindy Selman, ...

  • Water quality improvement of industrial shrimp ponds

    Agriculture has been one of the most major economic sources in Tien Giang province. Because waste generation from ISP process has not been completely controlled, it has affected the water quality seriously. Samples collected at three stages of shrimp ponds and surface water (rivers, canals) were assessed. The results showed that water quality in rivers and canals is contaminated by organic and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modeling of eutrophication and strategies for improvement of water quality in reservoirs

    The purpose of this study is to survey the thermal regime and eutrophication states in Ilam reservoir in Iran as the case study. For this purpose and to find solutions for improving the water's quality in the reservoir, two general strategies for reducing the entering pollution loads and water depletions from the reservoir's outlets were analyzed by use of the CE-QUAL-W2 model. Results of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality at Blue Plains improved case study

    The Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington D.C. is the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world. The District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) operates the plant. LimnoTech’s expertise in sewer system and river modeling helped WASA make decisions about two complex programs: combined sewer overflow (CSO) control to improve local water ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Scientists submit suggestions for improved European water quality

    Although the European Water Framework Directive has been in place since 2000, some say revisions are needed to help the continent achieve even better water quality. Scientists from across Europe have carefully looked at the document to determine what is needed to help make the framework more effective. The directive, which addresses water pollution, says all bodies of water in Europe — ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • REMOVING LIMESCALE IMPROVES WATER QUALITY IN POULTRY FARMS

    Water is one of the most important nutrients in poultry production.  About 70 per cent of a bird’s body is made up of water - eggs contain around 65% water. Birds are constantly losing water in egg production, so there is an obvious need for constant replenishment.  Water intake is almost twice the weight of ...

  • Simultaneous corrosion control and water quality improvement in water distribution systems

    The effects of different dosages of sodium hexametaphosphate and sodium orthophosphate on corrosion inhibition and water quality in two model water distribution systems, and the corrosion inhibition mechanism on pipe walls were investigated. Results show that adding sodium hexametaphosphate and sodium orthophosphate can not only provide a remedy for the damaged cement coating surface, but ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recycled Water Quality

    Matching recycled water quality to beneficial uses requires an understanding of health and environmental requirements. Measures to achieve appropriate recycled water quality are determined firstly by treatment. The degree of treatment depends in part on the source and the hydraulic and biochemical characters of the wastewater. Overall recycled water outcomes may also be controlled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving water quality communications at beaches: input from stakeholders

    Objectives: Water quality communication practices vary widely and stakeholder input has not played a role in defining acceptable levels of risk. Although the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria (RWQC) emphasize the importance of promptly notifying the public about hazardous conditions, little is known about the public's understanding of notifications, or about levels of risk deemed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Quality Models

    ' In order to determine the impacts of a particular discharge on ambient water quality, it is usually necessary to model the diffusion and dispersion of the discharge in the relevant water body. The approach applies both to new discharges and to upgrading of existing sources. This note provides guidance on models that may be applicable in the context of typical Bank projects.' Introduction ...


    By The World Bank

  • Water Quality and Habitat Improvement at a Decommissioned Phosphate Fertilizer Facility

    As part of their long-term site restoration plan, ICI created within the former prefiltration pond a pond/wetland/upland wildlife habitat to benefit local species of birds, mammals, and plants, along with a myriad of other living creatures. The site already supported a wide range of flora and fauna, which has been enhanced by this restoration. The completed project now provides for selected areas ...

  • Removal of Fallen Leaves Can Improve Urban Water Quality

    The timely removal of leaf litter can reduce harmful phosphorus concentrations in stormwater by over 80 percent in Madison, Wisconsin, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. Autumn leaf litter contributes a significant amount of phosphorus to urban stormwater, which then runs off into waterways and lakes. Excessive amounts of ...

  • Minnesota debates phosphorus discharge limits for improved water quality

    City leaders across the Minnesota River Basin are protesting proposed phosphorus standards, which they contend will be too expensive and have little or no effect on water quality. In January, 41 of the 147 Minnesota cities in the basin outlined their objections in a letter to the governor and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Many of these cities’ wastewater treatment plants ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Control Algae and Improve the Water Quality in Waste Stabilization Ponds

    Due to population growth, accelerated urbanisation and economic development, the quantity of waste water generated is increasing globally. Mainly in low-income areas, a large proportion of the waste water is discharged directly in the environment. When the waste water is treated, the treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants that can have a negative impact on the people and ecosystem. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Constructed wetland for water quality improvement: a case study from Taiwan

    In Taiwan, more than 20% of the major rivers are mildly to heavily polluted by domestic, industrial, and agricultural wastewaters due to the low percentage of sewers connected to wastewater treatment plants. Thus, constructed or engineered wetlands have been adopted as the major alternatives to clean up polluted rivers. Constructed wetlands are also applied as the tertiary wastewater treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Water Quality: Using Technology to Advance the Goals of Watershed Planning

    In 2003 the Pennsylvania Environmental Council teamed with Buchart-Horn, Inc. to conduct and prepare a Watershed Conservation Plan (WCP) for the 510 square mile Conewago Creek Watershed located in Adams and York Counties, Pennsylvania. The project was funded in part by a grant received from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Community Conservation ...

  • Improvement of water-quality environment in reservoir models using flow networks

    It is known that thermal stratification and environmental problems such as water quality deterioration occur in water reservoirs. One principle cause is the stagnation of water in the reservoirs, which leads to the problems of density stratification, nutrient enrichment of algae and others. Various methods such as deep-layer mixing and forced-air injection have been utilised to counter these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designing a constructed wetland for the detention of agricultural runoff for water quality improvement

    Received for publication December 18, 2008. The goal of this study was to construct a wetland that would detain runoff from a 162-ha watershed for the purposes of improving water quality. The volume of runoff that needed to be detained was determined to be that amount coming off the 162-ha watershed consisting of 146 ha of cultivated crop land and 16 ha of pasture that exceeded the amount that ...

  • Sustainable improvement of drinking water quality by nanofiltration powered by renewable energy

    Desalination membrane technology is increasingly used for water production. However, the main disadvantage of desalination is related to energy consumption and CO2 emissions, so desalination powered by renewable energy (RE) is getting interest. In this study nanofiltration (NF) membranes have been used for drinking water quality improvement in a pilot plant (50 m3/day) powered by RE ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to choose the most cost-effective methods for improving water quality

    Agricultural run-off can contain pesticides, sediment particles and nitrates and is a major threat to the health of the sea. Although there are policy frameworks to reduce run-off water, they often don’t clearly explain how to maximise benefits. A new study provides an economic framework that prioritises methods based on their cost-effectiveness, which could help policymakers to reduce the ...

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