Tag Archives: Microbes

Seventh Grader Shows Appreciation for Operators in Texas

February 23, 2017

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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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Going to the Worms

August 17, 2016

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Worms provide sanitary wastewater treatment in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chile. Photo courtesy of BioFiltro.

Worm- and microbe-powered system to treat California vineyard’s wastewater in just 4 hours Very few wineries show the same enthusiasm for their wastewater treatment as for their wines. But Fetzer Vineyards is different. The Hopland, Calif., vineyard and winery is on a mission to prove that it’s possible to produce award-winning wine while using renewable […]

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Water Resource Recovery Facilities Operate as Urban Microbiomes

June 23, 2016

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Photo courtesy of John Seldon.

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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WEF Leader Kartik Chandran Named MacArthur Fellow

November 18, 2015

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Kartik Chandran, a past member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees, vice chair of WEF’s Research and Innovation Committee, a 2013 WEF Fellow, and a leader in the water sector, has been named a MacArthur fellow. Chandran was named a fellow for his research, which integrates microbial ecology, molecular biology, […]

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WEF, Others Discuss Water Quality Criteria for Viruses at WEFTEC

November 18, 2014

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Water sector leaders gathered at WEFTEC® 2014 in New Orleans to learn more about EPA’s development of water quality criteria for bacteriophages, which are viruses that infect and lyse bacteria. Representatives from the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, […]

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Tennessee Facility Provides Comprehensive Educational Resources

June 18, 2014

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Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant (Chattanooga, Tenn.) project coordinator Matthew Snyder educates students about wastewater treatement processes and microbes. Photo courtesy of the City of Chattanooga.

In March, a group from Hickory Valley Christian School (Chattanooga, Tenn.) visited the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Chattanooga where sewer project coordinator Matthew Snyder gave a special presentation called “Mighty Microbes.” The presentation demonstrated the important role that microbes play in activated sludge and wastewater treatment. The students drew pictures and sent thank you […]

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