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  • US$250m for water and wastewater services in Brazil

    The Inter-American Development Bank has approved US$250 million in financing for Sabesp, the water and wastewater company of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to support its capital investment program. The IDB will provide Sabesp an A loan of up to US$100 million from its ordinary capital and a syndicated B loan of up to US$150 million from commercial banks to help finance part of the ...

  • Removing dissolved copper from wastewater effluent

    Removing Dissolved Copper in Wastewater Treatment Plant How do you meet your dissolved copper discharge limit if it is 1.6 ppb, 3.1 ppb or 6.1 ppb? What is the cost to achieve these limits? Which treatment is cost effective? Is deionization, Reverse Osmosis or chemical precipitation the best alternative to low level of dissolved copper in a wastewater system? Is it cost effective to run a Water ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Another MRO company goes wastewater-free!

    Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland, is using a VACUDEST vacuum distillation system to efficiently and sustainably treat wastewater left over from refurbishing aircraft parts. This state-of-the-art system replaced outdated chemical/physical treatment at the company. Jet Aviation is particularly pleased with the high quality of the treated water, which can even be reused in maintenance processes. ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Hydrophobicity and Flocculation - EBS –Wastewater Training and Consulting

    Hydrophobicity has been reported as one of the factors that may affect the flocculation potential and settleability of dispersed bacterial species, bench-scale activated sludge (with synthetic influent) and biomass samples from a number of wastewater systems. The understanding of the roles between hydrophobicity and settling/flocculation has been studied previously. However, a thorough ...

  • Settlement with Revere, Mass. addresses wastewater, stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Revere, Mass. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage overflows into the environment from its wastewater collection system and separate storm sewer system. The City has estimated that it will spend approximately US$50 million to address these illegal discharges. Revere will also pay a civil penalty of ...

  • EC sends wastewater warning to five Member States

    The European Commission is taking France to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for not complying with EU legislation on urban waste water treatment. Some 60 large towns and cities have been listed as not having waste water treatment up to EU standards. The list includes Arles, Avignon, Bordeaux, and Lyon. The Commission is also sending a first written warning to five Member States for inadequate ...

  • Operations challenge competition brings wastewater treatment to the surface

    Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a wastewater treatment plant or how professionals deal with sewer collapses or overflows? Well, wonder no more. More than 200 of the world’s best and brightest wastewater treatment professionals will compete in Operations Challenge 2010, a unique, fast-paced skills competition for wastewater operations and maintenance professionals. Now ...


    By Landia a/s

  • Honolulu faces $1.2 billion wastewater treatment upgrade

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to not renew Honolulu's permit variance to exempt the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment plant from full secondary treatment requirements. If the variance is denied, Honolulu may have to spend as much as $1.2 billion to upgrade the plant, which handles wastewater from the city of Honolulu and the resort area of Waikiki. The Sand Island ...

  • Spain risking fines over failure to treat wastewater

    The European Commission is sending Spain a final written warning for failing to implement a court ruling on the treatment of waste water in the area of Playa de la Motilla in the Valencia region. Should Spain fail to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation the Commission may again bring it before the European Court of Justice and request that fines be imposed on Spain. EU Environment ...

  • Operations challenge competition brings wastewater treatment to the surface

    Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a wastewater treatment plant or how professionals deal with emergencies like a sewer collapse or overflow? Well, wonder no more. More than 200 of the world’s best and brightest wastewater treatment professionals will compete in Operations Challenge 2008, a unique, fast-paced skills competition for wastewater operations and maintenance ...

  • Black & Veatch Awarded Patent for Innovative Digester Cover to Improve Foam Control and Gas Collection

    Water Technology Leadership Extends to Process Equipment Kansas City, Mo. – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that it has received a patent for an anaerobic digester cover that solves a significant wastewater treatment operations problem. The invention enables operations staff to maintain constant digester levels and prevent ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Pöyry continues to develop wastewater treatment in St. Petersburg

    PÖYRY PLC          Press release 15 March 2012 Pöyry has concluded an agreement with a Russian Contractor, ZAO Vodokanalstroy, to prepare detail designs for reconstruction of Northern wastewater treatment plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition, Pöyry will assist the client in commissioning and in training of ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Underground wastewater disposal in the US linked to increase in earthquakes

    The number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in the central and eastern US has increased significantly in recent years, from about 21 a year between 1967 and 2000, to over 300 between 2010 and 2012. Most of this increase seems to be linked to the deep injection of wastewater in underground wells, according to a recent review of seismic activity. In addition to natural causes, earthquakes ...


    By European Commission

  • Iowa cities face costly wastewater system upgrades

    The City of Burlington discharged an estimated two million gallons of untreated wastewater mixed with storm runoff water to the Mississippi River after a pipe became plugged last week. City officials are unsure of when the discharge began, but they discovered the plugged pipe on Tuesday in the Brooks Street section of the Hawkeye Sewer System. The line was unplugged the same afternoon, but the ...

  • EUR 400m for wastewater treatment and water protection in Wallonia

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s financing institution, and Société Publique de Gestion de l’Eau (SPGE) met for the third time to sign a loan contract, as the EIB is providing a long-term loan of EUR 400m to SPGE for wastewater treatment, the protection of water catchment areas and priority sewerage and drainage works. Recognising the need to preserve one of its natural resources, in ...

  • Greece: Commission sends final warning over wastewater case

    The European Commission had to send a final written warning to Greece for failing to comply with a European Court of Justice ruling on urban wastewater. The ruling concerns the building of an urban wastewater collecting and treatment system in the Thriassio Pedio area to prevent pollution from being discharged in the Gulf of Elefsina. In the absence of measures to quicken the pace of the ...

  • Environment: Commission refers the United Kingdom to Court over poor waste water collection and treatment

    The European Commission is referring the United Kingdom to Court over its failure to ensure that urban waste water is adequately treated in 17 agglomerations. In the EU, Member States need adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water, as untreated water poses risks to human health, inland waters and the marine environment. In four of the agglomerations in question ...

  • Rotork actuators support Portugal’s plan for advanced wastewater treatment

    The Viseu Sul WWTP in Portugal’s Viseu County is the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology. The highly automated treatment facility, serving a population of 90,000, was recently inaugurated by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and is named as a national environmental benchmark for future developments. MBR ...


    By Rotork plc

  • New Wastewater Pump Station Website Hub Now Live

    Smith & Loveless Inc. introduces the industry’s most comprehensive Pump Station Resource (www.SmithandLoveless.com/Pumping) created for system designers and engineers, as well as owners and operators of wastewater collection systems. The web hub is loaded with tools and features such as videos, system design tools, case studies and white papers to ...


    By Smith & Loveless Inc.

  • ACEC Announces Award: PROJECT OF THE YEAR - Arkansas Water and Wastewater

    The collective team of World Water Works, Inc., Zentox Corporation, Install Inc., and FTN Associates, Ltd., won the ACEC Water and Wastewater project of the year in Arkansas: Project: Townsends Water Reuse ProjectClients: Environmental Management Corporation (EMC) and Townsends Poultry World Water Works is pleased to announce recognition for our success of the ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

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