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22, No. 2
Step 1: Dewatering
In anticipation of significant growth in its service area, the Tohopekaliga Water Authority (TWA; Kissimmee, Fla.) needed a master plan for its biosolids. This plan should outline an effective biosolids management strategy based on recent technical advances, scientific research, evolving federal and state legislation, and community expectations.
Simulation-based tools for operator training are gaining popularity as a way to capture plant-specific knowledge and then allow new staff to experience a wide range of plant behaviors cost-effectively. While these tools primarily address technical knowledge transfer only (as opposed to social and structural knowledge), they can be customized to provide a comfortable learning environment that enables users to interact with models in an intuitive way.
Bridging the Gap Between Algae and Wastewater
The idea of using algae to treat wastewater is not new, but what is new in the past year or so is a redoubled effort by both the wastewater and algae industries to come together to make the practice more common and more beneficial. This effort is being driven in large part by algae’s potential as a feedstock for biofuel production.
Coming in the next issue:
Taking Control of CSOs
Long-term programs to manage combined sewer overflows (CSOs) often cost billions of dollars and entail 10- to 20-year implementation periods. Learn from two major cities’ experiences in applying 21st century approaches and technologies to 19th century infrastructure. Then, read how a third city remediated a very large, active CSO in order to proceed with its ambitious waterfront redevelopment plan.
Creative Odor Controls
Wastewater treatment plants battle hydrogen sulfide to protect neighbors from odors, operators from hazards, and pipes from corrosion. Meeting those challenges can be difficult, and often requires resourceful solutions. The March issue will cover how a routine repair to a treatment plant's enclosed trickling biofilter odor control system prompted an entire new set of rules for keeping operators safe. Readers also will learn how one utility used modeling software to refine its corrosion inspections, saving $350,000.
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