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  • Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Uses Energy Wisely
    many different sources households hotels shopping malls restaurants you name it In a decentralized application you have to size for the wastewater specific to the source So a laundromat is going to be different than say a hotel which is going to be different than say a shopping mall or a restaurant Each of those is unique Water Online Radio Well talking about decentralized treatment what are the forces that are driving municipalities to want to look at them Talk about some of the issues that make these municipalities really look at a decentralized solution carefully Bob In addition to aging infrastructure overloaded treatment plants and large amounts of clogging they are starting to look at technologies for pre treatment because with the wastewater plants the central plants can be biologically overloaded and if you do pre treatment at the source you can avoid this A good explanation of that would be a restaurant which is very high strength wastewater You cannot down the strength and therefore you can take the biological load off the central collection plant So that is one way The other is to use decentralized equipment on outlying areas where it is very costly to lay sewer pipe with the intention of tying it into a more central collection and maintenance system Water Online Radio Bob regulations loom large for everybody in the water treatment business Are there any things in particular that make it more challenging for smaller flows in the decentralized system Bob Absolutely In the decentralized industry the regulations are extremely fragmented so you must go state by state country by country to get your approvals and in many states in our nation it is county by county and even if the states insist that they have a strong state code the county sanitarians have a lot of authority to impose their own regulations So it is very fractured We have an enormous amount of third party testing and applications for many different types of products whereas in the marine industry you just need the International Maritime Organization certification and the US Coast Guard and maybe a few others like Canadian Great Lakes and so forth and so on Water Online Radio You mentioned state and county regulations what about municipalities Are they under the same rule Bob Generally not Generally the municipalities are governed by the DEP at the federal and state level and at the decentralized level the regulations may come from the DEP at the state level but often they come through the health department and they are often administrated county by county with different individuals Water Online Radio Bob Bio Microbics also manufactures stormwater treatment equipment Is that a whole lot different than what we have been talking about and are regulations any different Bob It is different With stormwater treatment you want to capture and hold that first flush It is really important when the first rain comes The roads are slickest during that first portion of the

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  • Arsenic 101 5 Questions Answered
    it is decidedly more deadly particularly in Bangladesh Taking up these issues and more a symposium on arsenic contamination in food and water supplies earlier this month referred to arsenic as one of the great historical poisons in human history The federal standard for arsenic in the U S is 10 parts per billion ppb a limit that drinking water plants must abide by That mandate continues to keep the bulk of us relatively safe but private well owners such as those in Pennsylvania must drink at their own risk or find point of use point of entry solutions What exactly is the risk and how are we resolving it To help shed light on this trending topic I enlisted Steve Wood of Severn Trent Services for a high level view of the problems and potential solutions associated with arsenic What are the health effects of arsenic exposure Arsenic is known to contribute to heart disease type 2 diabetes pancreatic cancer and cancers of the liver skin lungs and bladder Arsenic also creates a condition called arseniasis chronic arsenic poisoning which results in skin lesions similar to blisters The effects of arsenic on children are more acute in their formative years and ultimately lead to the health problems detailed above How do most municipalities plagued with high arsenic levels deal with the 10 ppb mandate Strategies for utilities typically include blending acquiring new or less uncontaminated sources and treatment Smaller water supply systems often have a hard time controlling arsenic levels due to lack of funds and other resources so they look to the nontreatment options Do you consider 10 ppb to be a safe level and do you anticipate the maximum contaminant level MCL to drop in the future The U S EPA and the World Health Organization have arrived at 10 ppb based on science provided to them by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health but in my opinion the level should be set at less than 5 ppb The MCL is often a compromise between science and the cost benefit associated with the implementation of the standard We are now more than nine years into the domestic implementation of the 10 ppb standard and while there are still many communities struggling with the current law there is evolving science that suggests the standard should be reconsidered However I don t see any real momentum for lowering the level either by the EPA or the individual states any time soon A major contributing factor to implementation and compliance of the arsenic rule is again the lack of funds In other words it s pretty much an unfunded mandate Implementing a lower treatment objective without adequate funding would further exacerbate compliance Are there important distinctions to be made between organic and inorganic arsenic Yes Atoms of arsenic bond with other elements to form molecules If carbon is one of these elements then the arsenic compound is an organic compound Organic arsenic is rarely found in natural groundwater

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  • Latest Insights On Water & Wastewater Treatment For The Food & Beverage Industry Documents on Water Online
    Cola And WEF Share Water Vision 11 25 2015 With over 1 000 manufacturing sites in more than 200 countries Coca Cola Company knows a thing or two about water And much of that knowledge is housed in Paul Bowen s organization Super Charged Wastewater Treatment And Energy Production 10 28 2015 Bioelectrochemistry is a mouthful but it s a word you should get familiar with if your goal is sustainable energy efficient industrial wastewater treatment Potable Reuse Gets A Taste Of The Charles River 10 5 2015 It was named by the infamous explorer Captain John Smith after the Massachusett tribe of Native Americans then subsequently renamed by King Charles I of England after himself As Boston grew the mighty Charles River proved a vital force behind its expansion and its long and winding history a reflection of the city s own Lessons From Nestle s Zero Water Facility 9 28 2015 Under pressure to avoid using Southern California s endangered groundwater supply Nestlé has announced plans to convert a Modesto milk factory into a zero water facility capable of extracting water from the materials it manufactures and reusing it for industrial processes The Upside Of Being Compelled To Treat Wastewater 9 15 2015 No one enjoys being compelled to do things especially when it dips into their wallet For many in the industrial manufacturing and food processing sectors this is exactly what wastewater management is to them a compulsory bottomless money pit dug by regulatory bodies seemingly just to make things difficult for business owners Radial Deionization A Game Changer For Water Recovery 11 10 2014 Atlantis Technologies has developed a new desalination device and it might just be a game changer Water Recycling Made Easy A Guide To Water Reuse For Food and Beverage Manufacturers 6 20

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  • SanTan Brewing Company And The National Forest Foundation Launch ‘Tap to Top’ A Refreshing Reminder Of The Importance Of Watershed Health
    and watersheds they depend on The NFF then partners with the U S Forest Service local nonprofits and private contractors to implement projects that reduce wildfire risk improve streams and wetlands enhance wildlife habitat restore native plants and limit erosion and sediment into Arizona streams rivers and reservoirs This year Northern Arizona Forest Fund projects reduced high severity fire risk on more than 3 700 acres with prescription burning and reduced erosion and sedimentation along 31 miles of forest roads Numerous other local businesses are also supporting the Northern Arizona Forest Fund to help protect the water sources that are vital to the success of their businesses and local communities Our National Forests provide us with unbelievable benefits including clean air wood products recreation opportunities a natural escape and so much more said Marcus Selig Interim President of the NFF Through this campaign we hope that Arizona residents learn about another important service our National Forests provide clean water that makes great beer The Tap to Top campaign encourages individuals and businesses to support the Northern Arizona Forest Fund because maintaining watershed health is critical to the success of local businesses the health and well being of residents in the Phoenix metro area and to keeping fresh local beer on tap across Arizona Finley Distributing and Canyon Distributing Company are the first to participate by making financial contributions to the Northern Arizona Forest Fund through the Tap to Top campaign NFF SanTan and Crescent Crown Distributing are launching the Tap to Top campaign during Arizona Beer Week encouraging beer lovers and the Arizona craft brewing industry to drink local beer and support the Northern Arizona Forest Fund Tap to Top educational materials including a short online video are available at www TapToTop org For more information on the Tap to Top campaign and the Northern Arizona Forest Fund visitwww NorthernArizonaForestFund org or www TaptoTop org About the National Forest Foundation The National Forest Foundation NFF promotes the health and public enjoyment of the 193 million acre National Forest System By directly engaging Americans and leveraging private and public funding the NFF improves forest health and Americans outdoor experiences The NFF s programs educate millions of Americans about the importance of these treasured landscapes For more information visitwww nationalforests org About SanTan Brewing Company Open since 2007 under the leadership of founder and brewmaster Anthony Canecchia SanTan Brewing Company has established a strong reputation as one of Arizona s favorite craft breweries In addition to brewing SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix metro area All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are Southwestern Style Ales SanTan s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer perfect for quenching your thirst in the hot Arizona sun and throughout the southwestern region of the US In 2009 SanTan Brewing began distributing

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  • Veolia To Design And Build A New Energy-Neutral Wastewater Treatment Plant For Namyslow Brewery In Poland
    Plant For Namyslow Brewery In Poland The new wastewater treatment plant will provide Namyslow Brewery with a highly effective treatment system coupled with energy efficiency Proven anaerobic processes were selected to maximize the biogas production and convert it into energy The energy will be used to power the wastewater treatment plant covering operating costs and bringing additional profits to the brewery Veolia s technological approach made it possible to reuse the wastewater as a resource for energy production and thereby lower the operation cost of the plant The sustainable solution is based on Veolia s Biobed Advanced EGSB a highly effective second generation anaerobic reactor using granular sludge technology and on aerobic reactor AnoxKaldnes MBBR Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor A dissolved air flotation system ensuring the required discharge parameters was also included at the wastewater polishing stage These processes were selected after conducting analysis of the sewage produced by the brewery Dariusz Jasak CEO of Veolia Water Technologies in Poland said We put forth our most innovative proprietary technologies to help Namyslow Brewery achieve their goal of having a highly effective treatment system coupled with energy efficiency We are confident that this new plant will allow Namyslow Brewery to reduce their operation costs and improve their environmental footprint About Veolia Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management With over 179 000 employees worldwide the Group designs and provides water waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries Through its three complementary business activities Veolia helps to develop access to resources preserve available resources and to replenish them In 2014 the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of

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  • Veolia Water Technologies Supplies Associated British Foods With In-House Wastewater Technologies
    Our experience in the food and beverage industry has equipped us with the know how to mitigate the client s concerns and we are confident of meeting their project expectations Faced with the challenge of designing a wastewater treatment plant located within the client s space constrained manufacturing grounds Veolia recommended key technologies that could effectively treat their Wastewater Volumes and COD loads Poonpipat shared We had to be creative in designing a compact yet robust wastewater treatment plant that could handle a high flow rate within a limited space One of the most attractive features of Veolia s water and wastewater solutions is its compact design which takes into account space constraints that clients face without compromising on performance Apart from its efficient design Veolia s Dissolved Air Flotation DAF unit pretreats the raw wastewater removing fat oil and grease FOG before the Biothane UASB anaerobic treatment process The UASB anaerobic system then converts COD present in the conditioned wastewater into biogas Veolia s AnoxKaldnes BAS a combination ofMoving Bed Biofilm Reactor MBBR technology with conventional activated sludge AS is next applied to promote a stable and more efficient activated sludge process with improved sludge settling characteristics The effluent then enters a second DAF clarifier unit for biological sludge separation before the Hydrotech Drumfilter system separates the remaining particles from the wastewater As companies become more aware of their environmental footprint manufacturers are now actively seeking to employ sustainable business practices Through Veolia s recommended suite of wastewater solutions the client can obtain biogas in the process of treating its wastewater which becomes an alternative energy source for heating boiler systems that are used in manufacturing ABF s products Michel Otten Technical Director Asia Industrial Veolia Water Technologies concluded This project with ABF carries great significance for Veolia as

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  • Dow Water Process Solutions To Highlight Key Energy Efficiency And Industrial Water Challenges At International Water Summit 2016
    over the next decade the demand for industrial treatment and network services as well as the impact on oil gas refining mining and food beverage sectors The industrial water sector is being squeezed on both ends the quality of incoming water has become increasingly impaired and requirements for their outgoing water discharge are becoming more stringent said Bahjou This is an important and timely topic and one that Dow has been addressing both globally and regionally Snehal Desai global business director for Dow Water Process Solutions will also participate in a panel on energy efficiency in water production on Wednesday January 20 The panel hosted by Masdar Abu Dhabi s renewable energy company will discuss the performance of solar photovoltaic powered water desalination plants the latest low energy efficiency technologies for RO plants and next generation developments on the horizon Over the past 40 years advancements in membrane chemistry module design higher efficiency pumps and energy recovery devices as well as innovative system design have driven down cost to make desalination an efficient and cost effective reality said Desai Discussion on desalination should take its place among the industry and a country s options for water reuse The region is home to Dow s first reverse osmosis manufacturing plant outside of the United States The state of the art facility to be officially opened later this year is located in Jubail Industrial City II at the Sadara Chemical Company complex in KSA We ve been committed to progressing water solutions and technologies in the Middle East for over 40 years now said Alex Lane Dow Water Process Solutions commercial director EMEA Our new world class manufacturing facility for DOW FILMTEC RO Elements in KSA is another step to cement our presence in the region and will deliver cutting edge technologies for various industrial water and water re use applications Dow Water Process Solutions growing presence in the region is characterized by landmark partnerships and a commitment to positively impact the local economy The company has a strong history of partnering with leading academic institutions An example is the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST in Thuwal Saudi Arabia where Dow has recently established a center for research and development that focuses on advancing water related technology and developing desert irrigation projects to improve water availability for agriculture in the region With an ability to harness a global network of expertise partnerships and other resources its new investment in KSA and its participation in the International Water Summit Dow Water Process Solutions is bringing its capabilities to address water challenges to the region About Dow Water Process Solutions The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology Dow Water Process Solutions is making real progress in the world We re helping to make water safer and more accessible food taste better pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements Dow Water Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio

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  • Novelis Sustainability Report Highlights Progress In Recycling And Water Conservation
    water use intensity by 22 percent Over the past five years Novelis has doubled its recycling capacity helping to reduce its greenhouse gas GHG emissions by 13 percent from baseline Recycling aluminum produces 95 percent fewer GHG emissions and requires 95 percent less energy than primary aluminum production enabling Novelis to achieve lower GHG emissions despite increasing global production capacity Novelis commitment to sustainability is fundamental to our success as the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling saidSteve Fisher President and Chief Executive Officer Novelis Our continued focus on sustainability enables us to provide the lower carbon high recycled content products our customers demand and provides a source of competitive advantage in the markets we serve The report highlights other important achievements from Fiscal Year 2015 including The opening of the world s largest and most technologically advanced aluminum recycling center in Nachterstedt Germany which can process up to 400 000 metric tons of aluminum scrap annually This facility advances Novelis progress toward increasing recycled inputs will save 3 7 million metric tons of CO2 emissions a year and sets a new global standard for aluminum recycling Optimizing water efficiency which is critical to Novelis operations particularly in drought impacted areas of the world such asBrazil In FY15 Novelis plant in Pindamonhangaba Brazil made significant water efficiency improvements including automation of its industrial and drinking water systems helping the company to reach an overall 22 percent reduction in water intensity Supplying lightweight automotive aluminum for the Ford F 150 America s best selling truck thereby eliminating 700 pounds from the vehicle and making it highly fuel efficient Supply for the truck also involves a highly innovative closed looped recycling system ensuring manufacturing scrap is recycled in a closed loop between Novelis and Ford Continued expansion of the company s portfolio of certified high recycled aluminum products including beverage can sheet and the introduction of evercycle for food containers The evercycle aluminum sheet which is certified by SCS Global Services to contain 100 percent recycled aluminum represents a breakthrough in the food containers category which has been made historically from primary aluminum based alloys or lower amounts of pre consumer recycled content Since 2011 Novelis has invested approximately 2 billion to expand recycling and production capacity The company looks forward to utilizing its new capabilities to the fullest extent driving operational excellence and delivering the highest quality sustainable products to its customers for years to come helping them achieve their own sustainability objectives and adhere to evolving carbon constraints around the world Novelis continues to make significant progress in multiple areas of its operations including reducing GHG emissions energy and water intensity from its baseline Category FY 15 Performance Reductions Since FY 07 09 Baseline Absolute GHG Emissions 18 M mt 13 percent Energy Intensity 9 7 GJ mt 22 percent Water Intensity 2 9 m3 mt 22 percent Novelis aligned this report to conform to the Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting The Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4

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