The La Romaine hydropower complex is the largest infrastructure project underway in Canada. Located about 55 km from Havre-Saint-Pierre, over 2 000 workers are living on the premises. The accommodations comprise dormitories, offices, cafeterias, a leisure center, a bar and a convenience store. . As such, and in sync with its sustainable development vision, Hydro-Québec had to comply with stringent discharge standards for the treatment of the wastewater produced by this camp. And wastewater treatment in remote and isolated locations is a significant challenge. Moreover, the wastewater treatment equipment had to be demobilized after use.
UCT XtrackT® Sorbent Cited in Drugs in Wastewater Article
Environmental analysts are often tasked with the evaluation of illicit and prescription drugs in wastewater samples in an attempt to better understand the epidemiology of a populated area. Due to the challenging consistency of this matrix, clean-up is often vital in order to achieve accurate detection. In a recent paper authored by Richard Bade et al., published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (doi.org/10.1007/s0021), UCT’s Xtrackt®, large-particle, solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridges...
Top 10 Industrial Odor Control Stories for 2017
With 2017 already winding down, now is the ideal time to look back at the biggest industrial odor control stories for the year. From wastewater treatment to solid waste and beyond, eco-friendly odor management has become a priority for organizations looking to be good neighbors and keep their industrial processes fully optimized. Here’s a quick snapshot of the top industrial odor control stories for 2017. #10 – Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors: In January, Dr. Laura Haupert, Director...
St. Cloud Duel Fuel Engine, USA - Case Study
In 2016, St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Facility selected GE Jenbacher as the dual fuel engine of choice for their new renewable energy plant. For most cities, wastewater and drinking water treatment plants are major energy hogs so when St. Cloud was looking for ways to reduce its utility bills, it made sense to look at the sprawling wastewater treatment plant on the city’s south side. The city of St. Cloud, Minnesota, launched an innovative project to use renewable energy to power the plant and installed...
Robust systems for optimal treatment - Case Study
Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvement District in Arizona had constructed a new 500,000 gallons per day biological wastewater treatment system in 1997. As time passed, the aging plant was unable to keep up with increasing demands.ChallengesIn 2012, the District started working with Sunrise Engineering to find a solution that would work in their existing plant. Sunrise Engineering partnered with Aeration Industries International to upgrade the equalization basin, as well as the sludge digester/thickener.SolutionI...
Special chemical-physical process treats Tata Steel`s wastewater
Tata Steel Europe manufactures several types of packaging steel. One of the types is Electrolytic Chromium Coated Steel (ECCS). Until recently, a chemical containing chromium-6 was used to manufacture ECCS. Annex XIV of the REACH prohibits the use of chromium-6 with effect from 21 September 2017. It remains possible to apply for an exemption, but only a temporary one. Tata Steel looks to offer its employees the safest possible working environment, and that precludes the use of chromium-6. Once it had become...