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  • Plant of the Year Award for Indirect WW Discharge - Biological Pretreatment and for Water Conservation and Reuse

    EDIBLE OIL REFINERY REUSES TREATED WASTEWATER A vegetable oil refinery was facing increased costs/fees for both City water and wastewater and wanted a way to reduce these costs by reusing treated wastewater for cooling tower makeup.Following treatability testing at the Dynatec lab and pilot testing at the plant, it was determined that permeate from the MBR ultrafilter would, in fact, meet ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Corrugating Facility Wastewater Optimization a Great Success

    Integrated Engineers, Inc. modified a corrugating facility in Southern California that required a design build solution to improve their existing wastewater treatment process. Their previous treatment process involved using Sodium Hydroxide to raise the pH, coagulant in the form of aluminum chloride, and an anionic polyacrylamide polymer. This company would blend polymer daily with water to ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Owner and operator of wastewater treatment facilities sentenced for violating the clean water act / jeffrey pruett to serve 21 months in prison

    Jeffrey Pruett, 58, of West Monroe, La. was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana to a total of 33 months incarceration. He received 21 months for seven felony counts and 12 months for one misdemeanor count, which will be served concurrently. Pruett and the two companies he owned and operated are also collectively responsible for paying a ...

  • Black & Veatch Survey Provides Insights on Stormwater Infrastructure Investments

    2010 Stormwater Utility Survey shows best management practices in planning, operations and finance OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A valuable knowledge resource for stormwater utilities that includes elements of how to address combined sewer overflows and data related to billing consumers was released today. The results of Black & Veatch’s eighth Stormwater Utility Survey, comes at a time when ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Southland Box Company Saves $50k Annually

    Paper & Pulp Box Company Corrugating Facility Wastewater Optimization This corrugating company did not have an existing pretreatment system. Wastewater from their converting and corrugating ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Integrated Engineers Releases Report Determining The True Costs of Liquid Solids Separation

    Integrated Engineers develops cost factors for determining the true costs of liquid solids separation used to clearly define the true operational costs of each wastewater treatment facility and the facility’s potential for cutting costs. Cost Factors for Liquid/Solids Separation Each of these points should be used to clearly define the true operational costs of each wastewater treatment ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • City of York and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Open Commercial Nutrient Recovery Facility

    YORK, PA - The City of York and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. will officially open a new Nutrient Recovery Facility at the York Wastewater Treatment Plant (York WWTP) today at 11:30 a.m. This unveiling will mark the opening of the second facility in the nutrient-sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed. Ostara's technology, called the Pearl® Nutrient Recovery Process, recovers ...

  • Thailand - water pollution control industry

    The current total market size for wastewater treatment is estimated at about $1.533 billion USD, with an average growth rate of about 10% per year (government sector $613 million USD, private sector $920 million USD). In general, construction and engineering services costs are 85% of the project with the remaining 15% for equipment. Thus, the market for wastewater treatment equipment is about ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NASA Awards Environmental Compliance and Operations Contract

    NASA has selected Navarro Research and Engineering Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., to provide environmental compliance and restoration services at the agency's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. The White Sands Test Facility Environmental Compliance and Operations (ECO) contract calls for a two-year base period beginning June 1 and extending through May 31, 2015. ...

  • Organic load under control

    The chemical oxygen demand is the most commonly used parameter to determine the organic load of wastewater. Precise online measurement of COD in the inlet of wastewater treatment plants helps to re-direct heavily loaded water into buffer basins while measurement in the outlet enables plant managers to evaluate the cleaning capacity of their plants. In industrial wastewater treatment, COD is ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Inadequate policing puts Washington water quality in jeopardy

    When the Department of Ecology — the state agency that watches over polluters — recently tallied how many folks it needed to protect the health of Puget Sound and local lakes and rivers, officials came to a startling conclusion. The number of people policing water quality is less than half what's needed to do the job. Statewide, there are more than 6,500 construction sites, sewage treatment ...

  • Cruise ship pollution bill introduced in California

    Every cruise ship transiting California waters would carry an ocean ranger aboard to oversee wastewater discharge practices and the maintenance and operation of pollution control equipment if a bill introduced in the state Senate Friday becomes law. Senator Joe Simitian, a Democrat, introduced the bill to protect California waters from cruise ship pollution, protect cruise ship passengers from ...

  • Baltic Sea ports overlook cruise ship waste

    In a letter sent today, the WWF Baltic Ecoregion Action Programme urges those ports to take action and upgrade their facilities. The twelve most visited cruise ports in the Baltic region are: Gdynia, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Kiel, Copenhagen, Riga, Rostock, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Visby. WWF initially contacted ferry lines and cruise ship companies sailing in the Baltic ...

  • Chinese government clamps down on Huaihe River water pollution

    The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection has announced implementation of the target-hitting accountability documents for prevention and control of water pollution in the Huaihe River Basin. The governments of four provinces in the Huaihe River basin, that is, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, and Henan, have sped up the construction of sewage treatment projects, innovated the working mechanism, ...

  • Manufacturing water footprint

    Siemens Technology Ltd has published a short article on Water OnLine describing their Top 5 Tips to reduce water footprint in industry. Tips include carefully monitoring water use, treating water as a valuable resource, recycling and reusing where possible and reducing consumption. Audit your water usage: review all the sources of water use within your plant from intake to discharge. Don"t limit ...

  • GE: stimulate water reuse and recycling

    According to General Electrics (GE, USA), The world's urban and industrial water use is projected to double by 2050, yet one fifth of the world's population, or some 1.2 billion people, already lives in areas of water scarcity. One of the best ways to stretch our planet's dwindling supply of available water is through increased reuse and recycling, yet progress in these areas has been limited for ...

  • BioteQ Concludes Seasonal Water Treatment Operations at Minto

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial wastewater, has concluded seasonal water treatment operations at Minto Explorations Limited's Minto Mine, located in the Yukon. Water treatment operations at the site have been completed for the season, pending an amendment to Minto's water use licence that would enable the site to discharge treated water ...

  • EPA awards innovative plating company in Clovis for significant reductions of toxic chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today recognized Valley Chrome Plating for its achievements in environmental and worker protection under the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) program. The plating company, located in Clovis, Calif., successfully substituted lead anodes and hexavalent chromium with less harmful alternatives. These advancements have resulted in the ...

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