WE&T Magazine Archives


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December 2012
Editorial Focuses: Operations Challenge, Biosolids & residuals, Industrial pretreatment, Stormwater Featured Articles:

Transforming wastewater solids into ‘gold’ through incineration: Wastewater solids and biosolids may be the raw resources that fuel today’s dream — with a little help from incineration

Operations Challenge 2012


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November 2012
Editorial Focuses: Sewer rehabilitation, Membranes, Instrumentation, Watershed management Featured Articles:

Bursting with possibility: Applicability of NESHAP to rehabilitating asbestos-cement pipelines

New approach to project delivery: Managing the challenges of a tunnel rehabilitation and sewer pipeline replacement project 


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October 2012
Editorial Focuses: Energy management, Fats, oils, and grease, Nutrient removal, Security Featured Articles:

Special section: The Clean Water Act at 40 

Estimating nitrification capacity simply: A straightforward method for estimating maximum specific nitrifier growth rates can enable operators to optimize plant performance 


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September 2012
Editorial Focuses: Design innovation, Water resources management, Workforce issues, Lab practices  Featured Articles: Warming up to winter: New trickling filter design provides reliable nitrogen removal year-round

Careful measures: Using management ratios to measure performance 
 

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August 2012
Editorial Focuses: Stormwater, Water reclamation & reuse, Tertiary treatment, Green infrastructure Featured Articles:

Has it been 100 years already?: Why rare storms occur so frequently and what to do about it

Getting more out of the same old pipes: The South Bend, Ind., combined sewer overflow regulator automation program


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July 2012
Editorial Focuses: Stormwater, Filtration, Membranes, Process automation and control  Featured Articles:

Fording a crossroads: The evolution of U.S. stormwater regulations

Unstratified filtration medium: Sioux Falls, S.D., facility analyzes depth filtration with an anthracite coal unstratified filter medium and finds positive results


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June 2012
Editorial Focuses: Stormwater, Filtration, Membranes, Process automation and control Featured Articles:

Fording a crossroads: The evolution of U.S. stormwater regulations

 

Unstratified filtration medium: Sioux Falls, S.D., facility analyzes depth filtration with an anthracite coal unstratified filter medium and finds positive results


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May 2012
Editorial Focuses:

Water supply and management, Infrastructure funding, Collection systems, Maintenance

 

 

Featured Articles:

Sustaining San Diego: An ongoing demonstration project is testing the viability of implementing indirect potable reuse to bolster San Diego’s limited water supplies


Going regional: Ten Arkansas communities band together to address wastewater needs, take phosphorus removal to a new level


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April 2012
Editorial Focuses: Energy generation, Nutrient removal, Preliminary treatment, and Activated sludge Featured Articles:

Bigger savings from biogas: By optimizing its biogas use, a Virginia utility saves energy and money while increasing the reliability of its nutrient removal process

A big leap toward energy self-sufficiency: A WWTP in Bakersfield, Calif., builds a solar power system using federal and state funding


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March 2012
Editorial Focuses: Residuals & biosolids, Odor & corrosion control, Public outreach & education, and Asset management  Featured Articles: The true environmental cost of treatment: A biosolids master plan incorporates a life-cycle assessment for better understanding of impacts to the environment

Fan testing: How Austin (Texas) Water Utilities determined the most effective air extraction point needed to depressurize sewers and ultimately control odor 
 

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February 2012
Editorial Focuses: CSOs/SSOs, Pumps, Water reclamation and reuse, Disinfection Featured Articles: A ‘Save the Rain’ solution: How Onondaga County implemented innovative infrastructure in Syracuse, N.Y., to prevent wet weather from entering the sewer system

A history of success: Ten years of operational experience with high-rate clarification
 

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January 2012
Editorial Focuses: 2012 State of the industry, Disaster resiliency, Membranes, Utility Management Featured Articles:

Despite challenges, Japan speeds toward recovery: The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated much of the wastewater system on the east coast of Japan and created challenges in carrying out emergency and full restoration projects

Flood recovery by the book (while writing it): Getting the Nashville (Tenn.) Central Treatment Plant Biosolids Facility back into action after a major regional flood required a detailed plan, swift action, and extensive communication