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The Power of Digester Gas
There are many benefits in using wastewater and solid-waste management byproducts to generate electricity. These byproducts are low-cost sources that can provide enough local power to displace imported power, thus reducing the expense and environmental consequences of burning fossil fuels.
Rooting Out SSOs
Find out how well select root control techniques work. Researchers from several universities, as well as the town of Cary, N.C., designed a pilot-scale sewer environment in Oxford, N.C., and compared the effectiveness of popular root-control methods. They tested two herbicidal chemicals, as well
as mechanical removal. The researchers explored the extent to which the treatments stop root growth, induce root decay, and inhibit regrowth so that an effective treatment and maintenance protocol can be developed for both municipalities and private landowners.
Taking Back the Drugs
Water quality professionals know that old, unused, and unwanted medications should not be disposed of down the toilet. The tough part is getting that message out to customers and then providing an alternative disposal method that is as easy as a flush.
Coming in the next issue:
The Language of Water. Gaining public approval and trust is crucial for the success of water reuse projects.
Taking It to the Streets. Urban rain gardens help a Michigan city manage stormwater, educate public.
Just Connect. Integrating package control systems with plantwide SCADA systems.
Float On and On. Optimizing dissolved air floatation thickeners to process extraordinary quantities of waste activated sludge.
Low-Shear Dewatering. A survey of low-shear, high-solids dewatering alternatives.