Tag Archives: Nutrient Recovery

Nutrient Symposium 2017 Proceedings Offer Continued Education

August 20, 2017

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Educational opportunities continue even after Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) conferences end. The Nutrient Symposium 2017 addressed the sustainable design and process operations of dealing with nutrient issues around the world. Purchase the Nutrient Symposium 2017 proceedings to access papers covered in sessions. Topics covered in the program include nutrient recovery, biological nutrient-removal process […]

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WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

July 21, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and soil products. The organizations signed a new memorandum of understanding that reaffirms their cooperative goals to promote resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products generated from […]

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Innovative Solutions Presented at Nutrient Symposium 2017

April 13, 2017

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As water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) shift away from energy-intensive operations toward low-energy, sustainable technologies, water sector professionals need to know about innovative solutions. During the Nutrient Symposium 2017, attendees will learn about technologies capable of helping WRRFs become energy positive while recovering resources. Technology, case studies, and research dedicated to nutrient removal will be […]

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UC Davis Researchers Streamline Fertilizer Production

November 11, 2016

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While Sudwerk Brewery (Davis, Calif.) also features classic indoor restrooms, patrons who choose to use the Pee Hive receive a $1 discount on their purchases in addition to the knowledge that they are contributing to science. Photo courtesy of George Tchobanoglous, University of California, Davis.

University of California, Davis (UCD) researchers are thinking outside of the box, using urine collected in the community to develop a more environmentally friendly fertilizer. Harold Leverenz, lecturer and project scientist for the civil and environmental engineering program at UCD, works with his research team to create all-natural, locally sourced fertilizers. His unique process, which […]

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Sheep ‘Mow’ Grass Irrigated by Treated Wastewater in Oregon

September 19, 2016

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Biocycle Farm, a large farm in Eugene, Ore. sustained entirely by recycled water, doesn’t rely solely on herbicides or machines to maintain the 88,000 poplar trees planted on the property. The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC; Lane County, Ore.), which manages the land, saves almost $3500 in labor and fuel costs each year by employing […]

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WEF Recognizes 61 Utilities for Exceptional Performance

September 14, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joins the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA; Washington, D.C.), the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF; Alexandria, Va.), and the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) in celebrating 61 recipients of the inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Recognition Program. A peer committee of utility leaders selected […]

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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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WEF Releases 2016 Conference Schedule

November 17, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics throughout the year. Download the 2016 Specialty Conference Catalog to get more information on the following conferences and events. International Symposium on Potable Reuse Jan. 25−27, Renaissance Long Beach (Calif.) Hotel […]

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