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  • Modified discharge permit for Kendall Station Power Plant in Cambridge, mass. significantly advances protections for Charles River (MA)

    A new water discharge permit for the Kendall Cogeneration Station power plant in Cambridge, Mass. will significantly increase protections for ecological health and recreational water uses of the lower Charles River and Boston Harbor by requiring the plant to reduce its heat discharge and water withdrawal by approximately 95 percent, and closely monitoring river temperatures to ensure that even ...

  • Massachusetts power station faces fines for clean water violations (MA)

    A power station located in Holyoke, Mass. faces up to $177,500 in Clean Water Act (CWA) fines for allegedly discharging muddy storm water and other pollutants into the Connecticut River. According to EPA, the Mt. Tom Generating Company, LLC violated it’s federally issued permit by exceeding permit discharge limits over a five month period of time. The company was performing construction ...

  • GE Recognizes NRG’s Seward Power Station in Pennsylvania with ecomagination Leadership Award

    Seward Power Station Reduces Total Water Treatment Costs 25 Percent over Six Years Saves 100 Million Gallons Annually GE (NYSE: GE) has recognized NRG Energy’s (NYSE: NRG) Seward Power Station in New Florence, Pa., with its prestigious ecomagination Leadership Award for the plant’s significant improvement in water treatment and ...


    By General Electric

  • Estuary research project highlights advantages of continuous monitoring

    Researchers from the south coast of England have established a small network of monitoring instruments in Christchurch Harbour and associated rivers to study the effects of weather events on water quality, and to better understand the magnitude and spatial/temporal variation of macronutrient fluxes - nitrogen (N), carbon (C) and phosphorus (P). The project, which is financed by a Natural ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Sinamics DCP with power rating scalable up to 480 kilowatts

    The Sinamics DCP DC power converter from Siemens extends the scalable power range achievable with a parallel connection up to 480 kilowatts. The high switching frequency enables smaller reactors to be used, giving the unit very space-saving dimensions. The integrated voltage control allows the DC/DC power converter also to be used as a high-power 0 to 800 V DC voltage source. The Sinamics DCP is ...


    By Siemens AG

  • WWTP Cuts Power Costs for Oxygen Generation Over 65% by Replacing Cryo Plant with Custom VPSA System

    Management at a 21 MGD wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Rocky Mount, NC reports saving over 65% of electric power costs for oxygen production by replacing a cryogenic plant with a custom-engineered vacuum pressure swing absorption (VPSA) system. The move was spurred by reduced input and increased power costs for the WWTP’s pure oxygen, biological nutrient removal (BNR)-type activated ...


  • WRI Announces Debut of AquaTex™ LiquID™

    Scottsdale, AZ January 9, 2012 - Wastewater Resources. Inc., an international provider of wastewater treatment systems and services, announced the debut of their new customizable, real-time, online monitoring system, the AquaTex™ LiquID™.   This equipment allows ship operators to monitor in real time, on-line, the BOD, COD, Suspended Solids, Fecal Coliform, and Ammonia ...

  • Sutron Bookings YTD 2012 Total $5,135,057

    Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a global leader in hydrological, meteorological, and oceanic monitoring products, systems, software and services, announced today that total bookings for 2012 January and February equal $5,135,057. Bookings for the month of February alone were $3,641,909. Strong domestic sales of $1,130,250 to 47 US public and private sector entities contributed to February's ...


    By Sutron Corporation

  • Aggressive dewatering aids concrete rehab at Abitibi

    An enormous volume of water passes through the Abitibi Canyon Generating Station every hour of every day. In order to complete critical concrete repairs on the hydro power station, general contractor The Barclay Construction Group needed to find a way to pump and discharge almost 30 million gallons of water in a 500-metre section of the river upstream from the station in under 30 hours. Aquatech ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Singapore’s used-water superhighway

    One of the world’s largest and most innovative water treatment projects is the Changi water reclamation plant, opened in June by the Public Utilities Board, Singapore's national water agency. The plant at the heart of Singapore's massive deep tunnel sewerage system is powered in large part by ABB. Singapore's deep tunnel sewerage system won its second international award in less than 12 months ...


    By ABB

  • MEP inspection campaign for APEC air quality guarantee enters the third phase, focusing on elevated sources and VOC emissions

    According to the source in MEP Environmental Supervision and Inspection Bureau, the inspection campaign for guaranteeing air quality for the upcoming APEC China 2014 entered the third phase since Nov.5, and the focus of inspection shifted to elevated sources and VOC emissions. It is learned that the environmental protection departments of Beijing and six neighboring ...

  • MP5 EHS data mangement system used to manage data at the UK`s Low Level Radioative Waste repository in Cumbria, UK

    The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) is the principal national disposal facility for low level radioactive waste in the UK. The Repository plays a key role in delivering the UK's nuclear decommissioning strategy for site owners the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA.Originally disposal of waste was based on landfill practices, with waste being tipped into clay-based trenches (7 in total) and ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • The UK’S only low level radioactive waste repository chooses MP5

    The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) is the principal national disposal facility for low level radioactive waste in the UK. The Repository plays a key role in delivering the UK's nuclear decommissioning strategy for site owners - the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA. Originally disposal of waste was based on landfill practices, with waste being tipped into clay-based trenches (7 in total) ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Xylem showcases new solutions and live demonstrations at WEFTEC 2014

    Xylem Inc.will display its new and existing water solutions at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) 2014, which takes place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from September 29 through October 1. Show attendees can expect to see live demonstrations of the newest additions to Xylem’s expanding monitoring and control (M&C) ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Environmental Firm Uses Belt Skimmer to Remove Oil from Hard-to-Reach Wells

     Removing oil and hydrocarbons from water is particularly difficult in wells and areas where access is limited. Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, has developed a variety of oil-in-water extraction solutions for these types of demanding applications. Abanaki's ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Underground Gasoline Extraction Made Easier

    The Abanaki PetroXtractor – Well Oil Skimmer, used for the removal of oil, fuel, and other floating hydrocarbons from water, where access is limited, was recently evaluated by BJAMM Environmental, Inc. of Canal Fulton, Ohio. Working closely with the Ohio EPA and the Bureau ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • State of the Ultrasonic Art

    Non-contacting ultrasonic equipment has, for many years, been the default method to measure level and flow within the water and waste water industries. The combination of reliability and low maintenance, coupled with the sophistication of the most recent systems have meant that thousands upon thousands of applications worldwide call upon this most well proven of technologies. Ultrasonic ...

  • Charles River 2013 Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water in Decades

    EPA has given a grade of “A-“ for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade ...

  • Complex packaged dosing plant for chlorine production

    To meet stringent health and safety requirements for steam raising at an existing chlorine gas producing plant, Gee & Company has developed one of the most complex chemical dosing systems of its type, incorporating unusually high engineering standards. Housed within a large self-contained kiosk, the packaged dosing system was factory- built and tested so as to minimise the level of site ...

  • WWEM 2012 smashes attendance records

    The organisers of WWEM 2012, the Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring event, have announced that visitor numbers were up by 22% in comparison with 2010. On behalf of the organisers, Marcus Pattison expressed his delight with this success, adding: “We are extremely pleased with the number of people that took advantage of everything that WWEM 2012 had to offer – visitors came ...

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