Water & Wastewater E-Zine
September 2009

This Month�s Featured Articles, Papers & Reports
Treatment of industrial wastewater
All industries produce some type of waste product, either from production, maintanance or both. These hazardous and non-hazardous wastes need to be properly stored, treated and discharged to a sewer system or otherwise disposed of. Wastewater treatment is a multi-stage process to renew wastewater before it is discharged to the municipal sewer system. The goal is tio reduce or remove organic matter. solids, nutrients, disease-causing organisms and other pollutants from the water in compliance with ...
Measurement of total hydrocarbons in produced water
Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the hydrocarbon concentration in water. This method is based on FCI Environmental Inc.`s fiber optic chemical ...
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