WE&T Magazine

Jan08CoverWater Environment & Technology (WE&T) is the premier magazine for the water quality field. WE&T provides information on what professionals demand: cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.

 


January 2008, Vol. 20, No.1

Difficult market conditions drive utilities to investigate new resources 

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Featured Articles

No Chemicals Required

No Chemicals Required

The Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant in St. Paul was the first Minnesota plant to be converted to biological phosphorus removal (BPR) and is currently the largest BPR plant in the world. The phased conversion took 7 years and saved its customers about $100 million, compared to the original project proposal.

 

A Powerful Byproduct

A Powerful Byproduct

The Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant in Los Angeles has been recovering energy from digester gas (biogas) for more than 55 years. Its energy-recovery techniques have included internal-combustion engines, gas turbines, staged-combustion fluidized beds, package boilers, and combustion in the boiler at a full-size electric utility steam plant.

 

News

The Fifth Paradigm Has Arrived

The Fifth Paradigm Has Arrived

This fifth paradigm of urbanism, dubbed as such by Vladimir Novotny of Northeastern University and colleagues, features integrated management of urban waters, landscape, and infrastructure and incorporates decentralized approaches to treating, reusing, disposing of, and distributing water. Some urban planners and decision-makers are embracing this approach, learning about and installing decentralized systems.

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Coming in the next issue:
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February
  • A Winning Combination. Innovative MBR technologies and reclaimed-water dispersal systems overcome challenges to wastewater treatment in North Carolina coastal areas — meeting strict regulations, protecting nearby ecosystems, and appealing to residents.
  • Lessons From the Largest Low-Pressure Sewer Project in New England. How a coastal community gained public acceptance and buy-in for this unconventional system.
  • The Need To Succeed. Practical strategies for comprehensive succession planning and knowledge management.
  • Pick the Perfect Pump. An effective analysis of the work to be completed can pay dividends into the future of your pumping technology investment.
  • Spanning the Distance. Survey results reveal how states and provinces feel about distance learning and online certification.
  • Parting the Gray Sea. Utilizing the talents, knowledge and expertise of the retiring is needed to bridge the gap left by their absence.