Tag Archives: Nutrients

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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Wastewater Treatment Takes Center Stage in Alexandria, Va.

May 4, 2016

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Alexandria Renew Enterprises connects the community to water In Alexandria, Va., wastewater treatment services are taking the spotlight. A new multipurpose athletic field sitting over a nutrient management facility and an environmental center will connect the community to the often invisible but vital public service of transforming water. “A new series of projects is enabling […]

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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 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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WEF Webcast Will Focus on WERF Nutrient Recovery Study

October 5, 2015

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Evolving Perspective of Nutrients – Pollutant to Resource Review the findings of a Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.) nutrient recovery study. Learn what factors influence the adoption of nutrient recovery systems, obtain guidance on the implementation of extractive nutrient recovery at water resource recovery facilities, and review experimental evaluation of emerging concepts during […]

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WEF Coordinates Comments on Draft of U.S. EPA Nutrient Removal Report

September 25, 2015

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On Aug. 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the draft report, “Case Studies on Implementing Low-Cost Modifications to Improve Nutrient Reduction at Wastewater Treatment Plants: Draft Version 1.0.” The report showcases communities where lower cost water resource recovery facility modifications can reduce nitrogen discharge levels. It was developed in response to requests from […]

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Turning Beer Waste into Animal Feed

September 24, 2015

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When you crack open your next beverage from MillerCoors LLC (Chicago), you may not be the only species enjoying the product. Nutrients recovered from the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery in Ohio are being transformed into a protein for animal feed. In May, Nutrinsic Corp. (Glendale, Colo.) opened a protein production facility co-located with the brewery’s water […]

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The Next Big Thing in Recycling?

August 26, 2015

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Rich Earth Institute tests human urine as a fertilizer for plants such as hay and lettuce at a farm near Brattleboro, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Marcin Szczepanski, senior multimedia producer at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.

University of Michigan sponsors its first urine drive   On any given day, it’s not uncommon to find students at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) out on campus raising awareness for one good cause or another. Until recently, however, their efforts almost never involved porta-potties. That changed on April 1 when researchers from the […]

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