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  • Hampton, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence

    The Hampton, N.H. Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently selected by EPA for a 2014 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award. The Hampton Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Mike Dube, Operations Manager, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The plant was one of five facilities in New England ...

  • Claremont, N.H. wastewater treatment plant recognized for excellence

    The Claremont, New Hampshire Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently selected by EPA for a 2011 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award. The Claremont Wastewater Treatment Plant, led by Robert Lauricella, Plant Manager, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The Claremont Wastewater Plant staff ...

  • Combining brine management with carbon capture

    Water shortages are an urgent issue in many areas of the world and it is likely that the construction of desalination plants will increase to meet the rising demand for fresh water. A new study has evaluated a combined process to manage both the brine by-product from desalination plants and capture carbon dioxide. Desalination separates seawater (or inland saline or salty water) into fresh water ...

  • Block Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence

    The New Shoreham Water and Sewer Commission was recently selected by EPA for a 2014 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award. The New Shoreham Water and Sewer Commission staff, led by Chris Blane, Superintendent, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant. The plant was one of five facilities in New ...

  • Brazil - water & wastewater sub-sector - São Paulo

    Environmental challenges come with the development of industrial and agricultural capacity in all countries. Brazil went through an industrialization process much broader and stronger than its Latin American neighbours after World War II. Consolidation of industrial manufacturing capacity and infrastructure was reflected in the high GDP growth rates observed during the 1970s. By the early 1980s, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Larox Pump improves process performance in wastewater plant

    Peristaltic pump LPP-T40, manufactured and delivered by the Finnish company Larox Flowsys, has been running without any problems already 18 months at Nykøbing waste water plant in Denmark. ”The Larox pump is perfect solution for the outlet from the de-watering unit as it ensures production at full speed” says the plant manager. The pump has not required any service since it was installed. ...


    By Flowrox Oy

  • Chinese water and wastewater treatment market set to double

    The year 2009 was a productive one for the Chinese water and wastewater treatment market, with increasing daily wastewater treatment capacity of 1.5 million tonnes and total revenue of about $3.35 billion in equipment market. With the 11th Five Year Plan reaching its culmination, the market is preparing for the next five year plan. Water investments are set to be doubled in the 12th Five Year ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Settlement Ensures that Lawrence Addresses Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address violations of the Clean Water Act, the City of Lawrence will focus efforts on conditions that result in sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The ...

  • What`s new at the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association

    The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) was established in 1986 to represent the common interest of Canada's municipal water and wastewater systems to federal and interprovincial bodies with respect to policies, programs, national codes, standards, and legislation. CWWA's membership has expanded to include other than municipal systems, giving our members an even stronger voice in ...

  • Uxbridge, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant Recognized for Excellence

    The Uxbridge, Mass. Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently selected by EPA for a 2012 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award. The Uxbridge Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Jim Legg, Chief Operator, William Buma, Operations Manager, and Benn Sherman, DPW Director, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater ...

  • New indicator proposed for assessing treated wastewater quality

    The chemical, physical and microbiological characteristics of effluents from wastewater treatment plants are regulated by national and EU law for discharge into surface waters or reuse, but a wide variety of treatment options exist and monitoring all pollutants may be expensive. A new study from Italy proposes a new Wastewater Polishing Index (WWPI) to help decision makers and environmental ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ABB process makes oily wastewater clean again

    ABB has developed a revolutionary water treatment technology that cleans oily wastewater – by far the largest waste product in oil and gas production - quickly, cost-effectively and energy-efficiently, ready for discharge with zero environmental impact. By ABB Communications Developed on behalf of a leading national oil and gas company, the ...


    By ABB

  • Wastewater Inquiry into Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corp. Ends

    Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corp. (GCMC) announced today that the Travis County District Attorney has determined that GCMC has complied with all terms of its 2010 plea agreement related to several Texas Water Code violations at its Freeport plant, thus ending the 15-month investigation. The Agreed Withdrawal of Waiver of Statute of Limitations filed by the ...

  • 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

  • Closing the water cycle: new wastewater treatments are tested

    Industries, such as paper production, require large amounts of water which can drain vital supplies of fresh drinking water. Researchers working towards the ultimate goal of ‘closing the cycle’ by reusing industrial water onsite have now identified innovative new treatments for wastewater from a paper mill. Good management of water resources is an essential part of European ...

  • Proposed national environmental standard for on-site wastewater systems

    The Government is considering developing a national environmental standard (regulations) for the inspection of on-site wastewater systems (such as septic tanks). The Ministry for the Environment is seeking public submissions and invites your views, which must be received by 5pm on Friday, 26 September 2008. The aim of the proposed standard is to improve the management and environmental ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Grundfos offers approach to missing IE3 wastewater class

    Today pumps account for no less than 10% of the world’s consumption of electricity, and two-thirds of all pumps use up to 60% too much electricity. If every business switched to high efficiency pump systems there could be global savings of 4% of the total electricity consumption, or to put it another way, comparable with the residential electricity consumption of 1 billion people according ...


    By Grundfos

  • Apple Processing Wastewater - Golden Town Apple’s Lagoon

    “Our problem started with smell….but we were also struggling with suspended solids and CBOD levels, so we reached out to SciCorp,” says Lauren Holtzschuh, Quality Assurance Manager with Golden Town Apples, a division of Lassonde Inc.   “As soon as we used the product, you couldn’t smell it anymore, it was amazing”, she goes on to say. ...


    By Scicorp International Corp.

  • DAS-Wastewater Treatment for an Argentinean soft drink producer

    Argentina is World Champion - World Champion of soft drink lovers. According to a study from Euro Monitor International, nowhere in the world are more of these soft drinks consumed. On average, each Argentinian drank 131 liters in 2012. Even in Chile (2nd place, 121 liters) and Mexico (3rd place, 119 liters) the drinks are popular. The South American soft drink producer Refres Now S.A. also ...

  • 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 ...

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