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Family of Utah Sheep Farmers Take a New Career Path

November 27, 2018

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After years of logging and sheep farming, Cody Snyder entered the wastewater sector. He may have started the career with simple expectations, but he developed a commitment to water that he has passed down to his oldest daughter, Jade. “Truthfully, when I was 21, I was just looking for a job with good benefits,” Cody […]

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Weddings and Wastewater: An Unlikely Match at Seattle’s Brightwater Center

November 21, 2018

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Couples looking to tie the knot in the Pacific Northwest need to look no further than the Brightwater Center. Located about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Seattle, the venue features romantic views overlooking 45 ha (110 ac) of parks and natural landscapes, 5 km (3 mi) of walking trails, and an unexpected neighbor — […]

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Thickened Waste Activated Sludge Research Showcased in September WER

September 27, 2018

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Researchers investigated the unbiodegradable fraction of particulate chemical oxygen demand (PCOD) in thickened waste activated sludge (TWAS). They used semi-continuous completely-mixed anaerobic digesters for the study. A laboratory-scale system was operated at detention times ranging from 16.7 to 33.3 days with organic loading rates between 1.21 and 3.47 kg/L m3. The article, “Estimation of the […]

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Managing Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

September 24, 2018

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WEFTEC session to showcase how challenges can drive innovation Producing both energy and food requires one critical element: water. WEFTEC 2018 will bring together water users, water providers, and water conservationists. During Session 101: Exploring the Tensions Within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, on Oct. 1, professionals representing food, energy, and environmental groups will gather to discuss […]

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WER Article Reviews Use of Nitritation-Annamox Process

July 29, 2018

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Researchers have reviewed the challenges of using the nitritation-anammox process (NAP) for biological nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment. The open-access article describing their findings appears in the July issue of Water Environment Research (WER). When compared with conventional biological nitrogen removal methods in sidestream settings, NAP has the potential to reduce oxygen requirements for wastewater […]

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Get the Latest Edition of MOP 8 with Bonus Materials

June 24, 2018

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The latest edition of Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Manual of Practice (MOP) 8 is a state-of-the-art resource in facility planning, design, and configuration. This comprehensive water resource recovery facility design guide, now offered as a single volume, features contributions from hundreds of wastewater engineering experts. As an added bonus, when you purchase a copy […]

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Ed McCormick Recognized as WEF Fellow for Career of Management and Mentorship

May 30, 2018

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Six years ago, 2017 Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Fellow Ed McCormick led the development and implementation of an energizing program for the water sector. The program cemented East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD; Oakland, Calif.) as the first North American water resource recovery facility to be a net producer of renewable energy. But […]

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Ohio State University Adds One-of-a-Kind Bioenergy and Biowaste Management Program

May 23, 2018

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When three Ohio students graduate this spring, they are sure to stand out in the job market. They will be the first to receive degrees in bioenergy and biological waste management from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI; Wooster). The 2-year Associate of Applied Science program in bioenergy and biological waste […]

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