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  • TOC, TN, TP and COD in one analyzer

    The parameters' combination in one unit reduces the investment costs, support and maintenance efforts and enables an efficient monitoring of waste water treatment plants effluent. The QuickTOCNPO of LAR Process Analysers, Germany, is an online analyzer for the ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Mobile Discharge Measurement with SOMMER TQ-Tracer System

    Monitoring turbulent rivers with unknown cross-section profiles Sommer GmbH adds a new technology to discharge measurement devices. Discharge measurement of rivers, irrigation channels or technical canals is daily business for hydrologists worldwide. The Sommer TQ tracer system offers new capabilities where conventional equipment, such as mechanical flow meter or ADCP boats, fails. ...


    By SOMMER Messtechnik

  • On-Site Measurement of Oil/Grease in Wastewater Helps Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

    Determining total oil/grease levels in wastewater for compliance with governmental regulatory discharge permits is a worldwide problem facing numerous industries including chemical, oil and gas, biofuels, and other industrial manufacturing plants.  To ensure compliance with discharge regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Geolux Launches Contactless Sensor for Measuring Water Discharge in Open Channels

    Geolux, which is based in Croatia (European Union) has launched new sensor for precise measurement of water flow and water discharge in open channels. The sensor utilizes latest radar and ultrasound technology to provide constant, precise readings of surface flow velocity and water level. The sensor is placed up to 10 meters above the water level, and there is no contact between the sensor and ...


    By Geolux d.o.o.

  • On-Site Oil in Water Measurements Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

    Determining total oil in water levels for compliance with governmental regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil and gas industry.   To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total oil/grease ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Organic Waste Discharge

    A new ASTM subcommittee will develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Subcommittee D34.02 on Discharge of Organic Wastes into Sanitary Sewers is part of ASTM International Committee D34 on Waste Management. “Considering the need for low detection limits and measurements that would assure all of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Compliance with discharge permits for oil in water

    Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem for the oil and gas industry. To ensure compliance with regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total oil/grease (TOG) concentration. Wilks Enterprise, Inc. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring oil/grease levels in water to help oil/gas industry comply with permit discharge regulations

    Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil and gas industry. To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total oil/grease ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Europe`s discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus calculated

    Agriculture discharges the most nitrogen into Europe's coastal seas. Discharges of phosphorus come from treatment works to a larger extent, although in some areas agriculture and forestry are responsible for large discharges. This is shown by a study carried out by scientists at SMHI. For the first time scientists have carried out a complete calculation of the amount of nitrogen and ...

  • U.S. addresses sewage discharge violations in Unalaska

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a Clean Water Act complaint on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the City of Unalaska, Alaska, and the State of Alaska for long-standing and repeated Clean Water Act violations. According to the complaint, from October 2004 to October 2010, the city’s wastewater treatment plant reported more than 4,800 violations ...

  • Novel contactless flow measurement

    The new measurement method has been developed in close cooperation with the University of Strasbourg. A hydraulic model perfectly adjusted to the conditions on the measurement site is the basis for accurate measurements. This model utilises two level measurements to determine the flow rate. Both levels are measured at a known distance, such as in two consecutive shafts within a channel system. ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Palas to expand product range for discharge systems for aerosol conditioning

    X-ray neutralizer XRC 049 Electrically charged aerosols can seriously distort measurement results, e.g. in filter testing. Discharge systems produce a balanced and reproducible charge distribution in the aerosol and thus enable reliable measurement data. With the new XRC 049, Palas offers a discharge system that is particularly suitable for mobile measurements. The X-ray neutralizer is ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • New permit issued for industrial stormwater discharges offers improved features

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a new Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for an estimated 4,100 industrial facilities in 29 different sectors to implement site-specific stormwater pollution prevention plans to protect water quality. Facilities are required to install control measures that meet established technology- and water quality-based effluent limits and ...

  • Portsmouth N.H. scrap metal company faces fine for polluted water discharges

    Stormwater monitoring by the property owner of Grimmel’s Portsmouth facility (Pease Development Authority) confirms stormwater discharges from Grimmel’s metal scrapyard operations contain metals, suspended solids and chemical oxygen demand which exceed permit benchmarks. Further, the stormwater discharges contain mercury and PCBs that cause or contribute to an exceedance of water ...

  • EPA expects to revise rules for wastewater discharges from power plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to revise the existing standards for water discharges from coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution and better protect America’s water. Wastewater discharged from coal ash ponds, air pollution control equipment, and other equipment at power plants can contaminate drinking water sources, cause fish and other wildlife to die and create other ...

  • Columbia N.H. sand and gravel facility faces fine for discharging polluted water

    CSG Holdings, Inc. of Columbia, N.H. faces a possible fine of up to $532,500 from EPA for allowing polluted stormwater and process water from its Columbia facility to flow into nearby waters, in violation of the Clean Water Act. CSG Holdings is the former operator of Columbia Sand and Gravel, a mining facility on the banks of the Connecticut River. According to allegations in the complaint, CSG ...

  • Settlement with City of Fitchburg Ensures that City Addresses Wastewater and Storm Water Discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Fitchburg, Mass. will pay a civil penalty of $141,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act. The City will also perform a Supplemental Environmental Project worth at least $100,000 and is implementing significant remedial measures to minimize future discharges of pollutants into the environment. The Consent Decree is the ...

  • Pennsylvania Water Utility to Reduce Sewage Discharges to Delaware River and Local Creeks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Delaware River and its tributaries. In a proposed consent decree, DELCORA has agreed to develop and implement a ...

  • Wastewater treatment plant discharges can promote the development of antibiotic resistance in streams

    Widespread use of antibiotics has led to pollution of waterways, potentially creating resistance among freshwater bacterial communities. A new study looked for antibiotic resistance genes in a river basin in Spain, revealing that wastewater discharges can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance in streams and small rivers. Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine and have saved ...

  • Settlement requires Boston Water and Sewer commission to remedy sewer and stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a consent decree lodged in federal court today, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will implement extensive remedial measures to minimize the discharge of sewage and other pollutants into the water bodies in and around Boston, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The BWSC will also pay a civil penalty of $235,000 for ...

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