water trash removal Articles

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Shredding tyres stops zika virus breeding

    Zika is a dangerous disease threatening millions of people today in southern hemisphere. It is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Once you get bitten it is too late to do much but what is important is to prevent this mosquito from breeding. Mosquitos typically lay eggs near water because ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Wastewater treatment facility uses ‘monsters’ to better manage screening, odor and trash

    As wastewater pours into the Cobourg Water Pollution Control Facility located on the outskirts of this Canadian town, it comes loaded with organics, trash, debris and chemicals. A large perforated plate screen system, called a Monster Separation SystemTM, is the plant’s first line of defense and removes all unwanted solids in order to protect downstream processes.Managers at the facility report ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Large Diameter Impellers Make Trash Pumps More Versatile

    The introduction of these impellers allow for a higher range of discharge pressure. Pumps are available in many types—diaphragm, positive displacement and progressive cavity—but the most common is a centrifugal pump. Centrifugal pumps have an impeller that spins, transferring energy to the fluid by centrifugal force and directing the water to the discharge point within the ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Remote controlled `Pit Hog™` dredge removing sludge from aeration lagoons at Los Alisos, California, Waste Water Treatment Plant

    The Los Alisos Water District Water Reclamation Plant is removing raw sewage solids, decayed algae and microorganisms, and algae-laden sludge from its aeration lagoons using a Liquid Waste Technology (LWT) remote controlled lagoon dredging system. The tertiary wastewater treatment plant treats four million gallons per day. Officials of the Lake Forest, California facility initiated the buildup ...

  • WaterMiner and Fracing Make-up water

    Using the WaterMiner sewage cleaning and disinfection capabilities to create clean fracking make-up water for gas companies, and to provide a new source of revenue for municipalities. Stage, a near instant on, WaterMiner behind the exisiting trash screen of your municipal WWTP or at your lagoon.  The WaterMiner will scalp off the gas companies required flows, for a fee due to the ...

  • Out of the water, out of harms way

    Across the nation scientists are detecting low concentrations of pharmaceuticals in lakes, streams, drinking water sources and in soils irrigated with reclaimed water, according to the United State Geological Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Over 80% of waterways tested in the US show traces of common medications such as acetaminophen, hormones, blood pressure medicine, ...

  • Vertical water screen for Pittsburgh, CA - case study

    The City of Pittsburg, California looked at repairing their old FMC vertical traveling water screens, but the price was exorbitant… Until they contacted International Water Screens. Our quote for a new water screen was lower than the estimated price to repair the FMC screen. After a year of operation they found that our design was much more efficient than the FMC screen. So, they decided ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Case study - Daphne utilities water reclamation facility

    With significant TSS and BOD reductions from their Salsnes Filter system, Daphne Utilities has restored previously lost plant capacity. More than that, loading reductions have cut back aerator maintenance and lowered energy consumption of blowers. Project Background Daphne Utilities, situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay in Alabama, provides water, sewer and natural ...

  • Idaho Water District’s new Hydroelectric project - case study

    This Irrigation District north of Twin Falls installed a new run of the river hydroelectric facility. In order to protect their new turbines, they installed this Traveling Water Screening System. The majority of debris consists of weeds, tumbleweeds, aquatic plants and urban debris. The 5 screens at this location drop debris on a 60’ long conveyor. The conveyor carries the debris to an ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Residents of a Florida trailer park think their contaminated water made them sick

    Allan Payan lifts a photograph from a shelf inside his singlewide trailer home. The smiling woman in the image has full cheeks and long, thick, brown hair. Caroll Payan, who sits across the couch from him, can't bear to look at the old photo of herself. She has dropped 20 pounds in the past six months, and it shows in her tall, wiry frame. Her green eyes now bulge under heavy lids on a gaunt ...


  • San Francisco bay area city cleans Mossy mess - case study

    In Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco, we installed an IWS Screen to remove all types of water borne debris including moss, grass, hyacinth and tumbleweeds.   The installation reduces man hours and risk of injury from raking trash racks as well as keeping service lines clear. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator Pump ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Geothermal plant protects pumps - case study

    This large geothermal company needed reliable equipment in the deserts of southeastern California. Geothermal plants turn water into to steam to drive turbines. Protecting the pumps is paramount. Keeping the inflowing water clean of debris and marine life, an IWS traveling water screen provides reliable removal with minimal labor. Debris is lifted from the water, and dropped directly into a ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Scavenger 2000 Decontamination Vessel - Scavenger 2000 Operations Report

    It has been a pleasure for us to clean and help rejuvenate the City of Miami Waterways and Miami River for the past several years. Our objective is to help clean the waters of the world. These are the results for the operation of the Scavenger2000 Decontamination Vessel performed on the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County waterways for the period of last five years. Please see below a ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Eight screens for California aqueduct - case study

    The Berrenda Mesa Water Districts’ California Aqueduct pumping station had a massive debris problem, causing high labor costs, injuries and endless headaches — until they contacted International Water Screens. We engineered and installed a large array of moss removal screens. Now: Labor issues resolved, no racks to clean. Pump efficiencies have improved to the point where the project ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Fine screens help New Jersey wastewater treatment plant stop rag and grease problems

    A few years ago the Hammonton Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in the lush green countryside of southern New Jersey, faced continuous problems with rags, trash and plastics passing right through a rusty old bar screen and into the oxidation ditch and final clarifier.After years spent unclogging pumps, clearing out trash and untangling the UV system – plant managers decided to find a better ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Lasting improvements with phosphorus binding in Lake Kirkkojärvi case study

    When a lake’s natural balance is shaken, the waters can be cleaned and restored to health. There are many ways to restore a lake. One of the most effective methods is chemical restoration. A clear case of improvement, Lake Kirkkojärvi in Rymättylä, Finland, was restored in 2002 and 2005 and is according the southwest division of the Finnish Centre for Economic Development, ...


    By Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.

  • Mono muncher improves process efficiency

    A major cement company in the UK, Rugby Cement produces in the region of 2.6m tonnes of cement per year (0.5mtonnes using the wet kiln process) which is used primarily by the construction industry. To minimise fuel expenditure, Rugby Cement uses recycled solvent waste, commonly referred to as secondary liquidfuel, a by-product from the paint and printing industries. The fuel is delivered by road ...

  • Bristol Harbour Authority, UK

    Bristol Harbour Authority, responsible for the famous Floating Harbour which extends right into the city centre, chose the Water Witch Buddy to support a local initiative to improve the environment and rid the water space of unsightly floating litter (plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, food packing) and other flotsam and jetsam. Over the past 20 years, Bristol's vast Floating Harbour dockland area ...


  • Dewatering of Boiler Ash - Case Study

    Ten Gate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce costs, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. THE PROJECT The Wheelabrator Technology Group provides design/build and operation of trash-to-energy facilities. The Wheelabrator facility located in Lisbon, CT utilizes a storage tank for ...

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