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  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • Midwest groundwater tainted with sewage and chemicals

    Raw sewage is flowing into rivers and streams across central and eastern Iowa as one after another wastewater facilities are inundated by the record floods that have swept the state during the past two weeks. Livestock manure is also part of the nasty mix, along with spilled fuel and chemicals, all heading to the flooding Mississippi River and down to the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Environmental ...

  • Supercritical water oxidation of sewage sludge

    ABSTRACT Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) is an innovative and effective destruction method for organic wastewater and sludge. Several tests of the destruction of sewage sludge by SCWO have been done at two state of the art pilot plants. These units have capacities of 250 kg/h and 1100 kg/h, respectively. The test results show that the technology easily destroys the organic ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Landia aerators eliminate sewage odour problem

    Landia has revealed how its mixer-aerator systems have helped boost tourist numbers on the west coast of Denmark by eliminating odour problems emanating from a raw sewage lift station With many Danish resorts depending on the rental of summer houses to accommodate national and visiting tourists, a significant dip in trade had occurred due to odour problems from a raw sewage lift station Low ...


    By Landia

  • Community in Erin Brockovich Film at Risk of Sewage Sludge

    SAN BERNARDINO, California, (ENS) - Four environmental groups have filed an appeal with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors seeking to overturn the Planning Commission’s approval of an open air sewage sludge treatment facility near the community of Hinkley. The Center for Biological Diversity, Helphinkley.org, Desert Citizens Against Pollution, and the Center on Race, ...

  • Pre-filtering saves 50% investment in sewage plant

    The Saulekilen Sewage Plant in Arendal, south of Norway, increases its capacity from 45000 p.e. to 80000 p.e. with a new process design. By using a first filter stage combined with compact biofilters, the new plant fits inside the old one. This reduces investments by NOK 25 mill. (USD 4 mill.), which is approximately half the cost of a conventional treatment plant. Filters at entrance ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Flooding & Sewage Contamination can Result in Exposure to Endotoxins

    With the hurricane season officially here, residents along the Mid-Atlantic are aware of the potential for powerful storms to bring flooding to the region again this summer.  Last year, Hurricane Irene left a path of destruction that impacted countless property owners in the area.   When storms bring heavy rains and flooding a number of environmental concerns are left in the wake of the ...

  • New sewage sampler enables real-time control

    HACH LANGE has launched an innovative new wastewater sampling system, which will open up a new world of opportunity by enabling water companies to continuously monitor sewage at the plant inlet. In the past, it has been almost impossible to monitor influent because of the physical and biological challenges that sewage presents – ragging, biofouling etc. However, following trials at a ...


  • Sewage Contamination Dangers Exposed in New Educational Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  The video is about sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and the health hazards for building occupants exposed to the aftermath.   Sanitary sewer overflows happen every day across the nation.  When they occur they can spread raw sewage into basements and out of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sewage Pollution Still Widespread in Waterways across the U.S.

    According to the Huffington Post, the infamous Gowanus canal in Brooklyn, N.Y. receives countless gallons of sewage—often untreated—and unsanitary debris that overflow the city’s multi-use pipes after a rainstorm. Even after the rain stops, the noxious water remains in the sulfuric-smelling canal. Although this waterway is an extreme example, it is one of many that are polluted ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rio`s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

    Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage. In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit - ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA proposes to cut mercury emissions from sewage sludge incinerators (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators, the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States. Mercury can damage children’s developing brains, and particle pollution is linked to a variety of serious health effects, including aggravated asthma, ...

  • AERZEN TURBO convinces with the new concept for oxygen introduction at Wansdorf sewage plant

    The company operating the Wansdorf sewage plant, which was completed in 1998, is a co-operation between Berliner Wasserbetriebe, four municipal authorities and a special-purpose association in Brandenburg. More than half of the waste water purified in Wansdorf comes from Brandenburg, and the rest comes from Berlin. The plant was designed for a population equivalent of 200,000. As the waste water ...

  • Mold, Sewage Contamination, and Carbon Monoxide Pose Threat to Hurricane Sandy Victims

    According to ABC News, Hurricane Sandy victims may still face health risks although it has been over two weeks since the storm has passed. One major threat is mold. An estimated ten to twenty percent of the population is allergic to mold. However, even those who are not allergic are still at risk because mold spores typically irritate airways causing respiratory symptoms, asthma, and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS 2010: What to do with sewage sludge?

    In recent years China has developed into one of the world’s biggest markets for sewage treatment. According to the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, over 20 billion euros was invested by the end of 2008 in around 1,550 sewage plants in the People's Republic. Together these facilities process 86 million tons of sewage each day. 'Despite the high level of expenditure on cleaning the ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • Floridians Warned of Endotoxin Exposure Hazards after Flooding & Sewage Contamination

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rains and flooding to parts of Florida.  When large storms bring heavy rains and flooding to the region, a number of environmental concerns are left after the storm has moved on.    One such area of concern is the potential presence of endotoxins.  Endotoxins are a type of bacterial toxin that is located in the cell wall component ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sewage Contamination in Buildings can Expose People to Microbial Toxins

    California residents are used to hearing about beach closures due to sewage spills and high bacteria counts in the water off of the state’s famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a host of potentially harmful substances, including: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and fungi.   Just as health professionals take sewage in the beaches serious, people who have experienced a ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • CH2M HILL Begins Construction on Clovis Sewage Treatment Water Reuse Facility

    Clovis, Calif.- CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, has completed the design and begun construction for the 2.8 million gallon per day Clovis Sewage Treatment Water Reuse Facility. CH2M HILL is serving as the design, build, operator for this facility located in Clovis, Calif. Construction on the facility commenced in May and is expected to be completed ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Hurricane Sandy May Cause Sewage Contamination after Floods

    Although Hurricane Sandy has officially passed, many on the East Coast continue to feel the effects. Every East Coast state, from North Carolina to Massachusetts and as far in land as Michigan, experienced flooding, and an estimated eight million were without power as of Tuesday. In areas where extreme flooding occurs, sewage contamination usually follows. Environmental sewage contaminations not ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • West Haven, Conn. fined for Illegal Sewage Discharges; Will Take Action to Significantly Reduce Sewage Discharges to New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound

    A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven, Conn. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system. The agreement is between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ...

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