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  • Utility Mergers Boost Expansion Efforts Decrease Financial Burden
    tag and even when improvements are a necessity the money isn t always available One utility in Indiana has found a potential solution By joining forces with the neighboring town of Schererville the city of St John can now fund an essential 7 5 million dollar project which aims to rectify increased wastewater expulsion reports the Chicago Tribune The expansion is much needed Peak hourly wastewater flows during longer rain events are exceeding capacity and the flow equalization facility can t moderate peak flow rates St John currently shares 20 percent of Schererville s wastewater treatment plant but they are already nearing all of the design capacity average The utility has simply outgrown its space The current design average capacity is limited by the 8 75 million gallon per day capacity of the aeration tanks said John Phipps principal of NIES Engineering reports the Tribune While future increases to the design average capacity may require future construction current available capacity exists to increase the average flow by 58 percent Projects planned after the two utilities merge include a new lift station to go along with a 36 inch water line St John installed to keep up with growth New clarifiers are also planned which would be built on the northeast corner of Schererville s waste treatment plant These will separate solid waste sediment Collaboration between the two utilities has already begun Recently utility boards from both communities met in a joint study session to discuss increased flow and possible solutions reports the Tribune The plan to consolidate the two city utilities into one has been in the works for a long time This is the third leg of a plan we started almost 10 years ago Schererville Town Manager Bob Volkmann said in the Tribune story We knew we would

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  • Flint Officials Could Face Manslaughter Charges
    a probe into how officials responded to the crisis Critics say state and federal officials did little to protect residents after the city s toxic tap water was discovered We re here to investigate what possible crimes there are anything from involuntary manslaughter or death that may have happened to some young person or old person because of this poisoning to misconduct in office Flood said per TheWashington Post We take this very seriously Flood said manslaughter charges could be on the table if government officials were grossly negligent in their handling of the city s water change and the aftermath The maximum prison sentence is 15 years the Associated Press reported If I knew something bad was going on and I just want to turn my blind eye that could be a problem Flood said In Flint the enormity of the impact on public health remains impossible to determine Researchers have predicted far reaching consequences Officials have already identified at least 200 children in Flint who have elevated blood lead levels And the area has also seen a spike in cases of Legionella bacteria From June 2014 to March 2015 45 cases of Legionella bacteria were confirmed in Genesee County according to the state Health and Human Services Department Director Nick Lyon Three of those were fatal Michigan Live reported Chief Medical Executive for the Health and Human Services Department Eden Wells weighed in 87 cases is a lot That tells us that there is a source there that needs to be investigated Flint was thrust into the national news this year when the governor declared a state of emergency over a lead contamination crisis that is taking a toll on public health Everything from lead to disinfectant byproducts have plagued the supply since the city switched from Detroit

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  • Phosphorus Mandate Could Cost Millions
    the same limits as those who discharge into Lake Erie The rules would be phased in over three years These plants discharge into the Great Miami River which turns into the Ohio River Both plants want the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission to force the state s environmental regulators to delay establishing limits until another study of the river is completed The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said the restrictions will cut down a key ingredient in the toxic algae blooms that have become a growing concern around the state the report said The new mandate followed a study of the Great Miami River The study showed during the summer and early fall most of the phosphorus in the river comes from the Dayton and Montgomery plant discharges The new limits would be in place only during those months the report said Pat Turnbull Montgomery County s director of environmental services advocated against the new mandate to the Dayton Daily News To go down the path of the lower limits in the future you re talking tens to hundreds of millions of dollars he said per the report My guess is it would be more than 100 million for both facilities There would be some rate increase necessary for any of these improvements he said And if we make a 100 million investment at our plants and the problem hasn t gotten any better how is that being good stewards of the public s dollars Water plants face increasingly cumbersome mandates around nitrates and phosphorus Many experts say the agriculture industry should shoulder more of the burden At a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on cyanotoxins John Donahue president of the American Water Works Association explained the origin of the algae problem There is no uncertainty about one critical aspect

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  • Driving Odors Away
    Mobile Research Center MRC The MRC is a 50 foot semi trailer on the outside and a fully equipped laboratory on the inside It utilizes eight reactor vessels that can be operated independently allowing researchers to play with different biological media and operating parameters on a single air stream right outside the plant they are studying By regulating temperature air flow type and amount of nutrients mass transfer and other criteria BioAir narrows down the best combination for each plant and arrives at a customized method for odor control The MRC enables us to find a specific biotechnology solution for a specific industrial or municipal application that is customized for its unique emission characteristics said BioAir s president Louis le Roux With the MRC we can learn how the microorganisms can be adapted to solve odor or air emission problems by measuring and adjusting the various process control parameters to optimize the solution for that facility While it might seem like the MRC is at best a lab on wheels BioAir sees its onsite dedication as an advantage over traditional testing centers By taking our research capability directly to the customer we are able to develop real world production scale data and solutions that are much more relevant and effective than testing that is done in a lab setting under controlled environments le Roux said Through these efforts we are able to develop much more robust solutions to real world air pollution challenges The rolling workshop is the result of an early breakthrough that has informed BioAir s identity as a company The research and development efforts in its first pilot facility a 2008 project in Jacksonville FL yielded a plastic that the company calls EcoBase It is capable of removing odors without the use of chemicals and can accommodate

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  • ETS-UV Project Profile Industrial Beverage Bottler
    Station Control Pumps and Valves Sewers and Sewer Line Maintenance Stormwater Regulations and Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study February 11 2016 ETS UV Project Profile Industrial Beverage Bottler Source Neptune Benson Our client was established in 2004 as a bottler packer of teas and sports drinks for major suppliers around the globe This 24 hour operation employs over 150 people and operates three eight hour shifts The facility is a proud recipient of the OCIA designation which means they run an all organic production facility Newsletter Signup SIGN ME UP YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Contact Details Company Name Neptune Benson Address 6 Jefferson Drive Coventry RI 02816 US Phone 920 885 4628 Contact

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  • New Lead Removal Tech Could Save Flint
    remove lead from water last month According to NBC News that s welcome news right now If you re going to announce a potentially groundbreaking method of clearing lead and other contaminants from drinking water this is a good time Scientist Raffaele Mezzenga published the results in the journal Nature Nanotechnology recently as the Flint lead contamination crisis continues to dominate the national headlines Authorities are debating long and short term fixes to Flint s water system Mezzenga said in an interview that his new method could be part of the solution in that city and any number of communities around the world facing similar problems NBC News reported The research surrounds a prototype that could be altered for use in homes or at water treatment plants The idea is relatively simple the report said a paper like membrane packed with carbon and processed milk proteins that grabs heavy metals radioactive waste and other industrial byproducts as polluted water passes through More on the research findings per NBC A kilogram of the prototype membrane enough to purify more water than the average human will drink in a lifetime will cost about 100 to make Mezzenga said He envisions a portable version of the filter that delivered to people in stricken communities His research involved drawing water through the filter with a vacuum which could be made with a run of the mill hand pump he said The researchers say current technology for purifying contaminated water is expensive and ion specific There is therefore a significant need for new approaches the study said Flint was thrust into the national news this year when the governor declared a state of emergency over a lead contamination crisis that is taking a toll on public health Everything from lead to disinfectant byproducts have plagued

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  • Mexico City Infrastructure Repairs Leave Residents Dry
    infrastructure repairs and the upgrade effort has left millions of residents without running water Around half of Mexico City will suffer water cuts over the next three days as authorities carry out maintenance to the Cutzamala supply system Some 410 neighborhoods will be affected by the cuts BNAmericas reported citing Mexico City water utility Sacmex With the underground aquifer that provides most of the Mexican capital s fresh water drying at an alarming rate the city is ever more reliant on topping up supply from the dams pipes and pumps of the Cutzamala system more than 60 miles away Maintenance work on that system has now temporarily cut off supply for about a quarter of the city s 22 million inhabitants VICE News reported Ramón Aguirre head of water management in the city weighed in These are very important emergency measures for the city he said per the report Everybody should be careful with water They should wash using a bucket and a bowl Mexico City residents are no strangers to interruptions in their water service but this break is unusually long The federal government has promised there will be fewer breaks once it has finished constructing new pipes in Cutzamala system which was built in the 1970s But this does not address the deeper problem that there is no let up in the draining of the aquifer the report said One answer to aquifer depletion is the possibility of harvesting rainwater West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported Enrique Lomnitz director of the environmental group Isla Urbana is pushing this plan So you put a rainwater harvesting system into a house You don t have to buy a cistern because these things are already part of the house s infrastructure And it s not a novel concept for a family to

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  • Treatment Of Produced Water By Electrocoagulation
    and Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers White Paper February 10 2016 Treatment Of Produced Water By Electrocoagulation Source BakerCorp Produced water PW is salty water trapped in the reservoir rock and brought up along with oil or gas during production It subsists under high pressures and temperatures and usually contains hydrocarbons and metals Therefore it must be treated before being discharged to surface water Different techniques are being used to treat PW through phase separations system control and design and chemical treatments In this paper we discuss our experimental results on treating PW through electrocoagulation EC BakerCorp Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM BakerCorp Contact Details Company Name BakerCorp Address 7800 Dallas

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