Tag Archives: Bacteria

U.S. SJWP Winner Embarks on Mission: Heavy Metal Remediation

July 30, 2018

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U.S. SJWP Winner 2018 Featured

Oklahoma high school student takes metal-removing system to Stockholm Braden Milford had a mission: develop a system that could remove heavy metals from waterways. The Tulsa, Okla., high school student successfully accomplished this mission using alginate beads. For his project, Milford won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. In August, he will […]

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New York Students Win International SJWP

October 26, 2017

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SjWP 2017 Featured

Bacteria detection and filtration systems earn Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe first place Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe dedicated their research to finding a way to protect people around the world from waterborne diseases. Their hard work paid off when they were announced as the international winners of the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The […]

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Medini Annavajhala To Showcase the Wastewater Treatment Potential of Commamox at WEFTEC 2017

September 15, 2017

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Medini Annavajhala Featured

During WEFTEC 2017 Session No. 501, Commamox: New Kid on the Block, or Not?, attendees will learn about Commamox (CMX) bacteria, which have the ability to convert ammonia to nitrate within a single organism. Presentations during the session provide an overview of CMX and research into incorporating it into the engineered nitrogen cycle at water […]

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Illustrated Guide to Wastewater Biology Now Available

August 18, 2017

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Wastewater Biology Featured

Wastewater operators and engineers have a new resource at their disposal: Wastewater Biology: The Microlife. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) released the new edition of this book as an easy-to-use guide to the biological aspects of wastewater treatment. It explores the organisms considered the most important in wastewater treatment and disease transmission and […]

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2014 U.S. SJWP Winner Works Against Global Water Crisis

May 30, 2017

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SJWP Deepika Kurup - Featured

Many young adults encounter difficulty when trying to find an exciting career path. But 19-year-old Deepika Kurup has known exactly what she wants to do since starting high school: solve the global water crisis. With numerous high-caliber awards, a robust research portfolio, and even her own company, Kurup already is working to make the world’s […]

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Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas

February 23, 2017

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Wastewater Appreciation Featured

Often, wastewater treatment services remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But 12-year-old Cameron Weeks sought to change that when he decided to learn about local wastewater operators for a school project. Thanking operators for a job well done The seventh-grade Medlin Middle School (Roanoke, Texas) student received an assignment in his language arts class to demonstrate empathy […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Applies Sanitation Research to Composting Toilets in India

July 26, 2016

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SJWP 2016 - Winner Featured

Nishita Sinha from Chatham, N.J., has a personal connection to her research. The winner of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize began 2 years ago trying to improve sanitation in Payagpur, North India. After witnessing and learning the dangers of open defecation in the village where her grandmother resides, Sinha started working to garner […]

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Water Resource Recovery Facilities Operate as Urban Microbiomes

June 23, 2016

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John Seldon, WEF Member and Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since […]

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