Tag Archives: Odors and Air Pollutants

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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Take Survey To Share Your Efforts on Odor Control

July 27, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Air Quality and Odor Control Committee has developed a survey to benchmark the water sector’s efforts on odor control and management. The committee encourages water sector professionals, especially those representing utilities, to participate. Results of the survey will be used to help utilities compare their organization’s activities to those […]

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Webcasts Explore Odor-Controlling Valves and Coliphage Criteria

July 26, 2016

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Sponsor eShowcase: Checkmate Inline Check Valve for CSO Red Valve Co. (Pittsburgh) sponsors this eShowcase to describe the company’s CheckMate Valves that are used for interceptor, manhole, and outfall pipelines. Designed to maximize storage capacity while preventing water from back-flowing into water resource recovery facilities, the valves prevent odors from escaping while allowing water to […]

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Current Odor Issues, Regulations, and Solutions Featured at Odors and Air Pollutants Conference

January 30, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) invites environmental and water sector professionals to attend the Odors and Air Pollutants 2016 conference in Milwaukee, March 21–24. The event features an opening general session and 12 technical sessions providing education and resources on current odor issues, regulatory requirements, and methods for analyzing problems and finding solutions. […]

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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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Virginia’s Operators Prepare for MACT Rule at WEFMAX

May 29, 2015

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Mark Feltner, environmental scientist at HRSD (Virginia Beach, Va.), provides a review of Virginia operator training and qualification requirements during a WEFMAX meeting. WEF photo/Lisa McFadden.

On April 15, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD; Virginia Beach, Va.) hosted a training event during a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) WEFMAX meeting. In order to attend this training event, operators had to meet set criteria under the operator training and qualification (OT&Q) requirements set by the sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) maximum-achievable […]

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WEF Offers Seminars on FOG, the Chesapeake Bay, and Odors

May 11, 2015

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Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) 2015 Seminar The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will use the knowledge of experts already involved in the management of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) and incorporate new research and case studies in this interactive program. Experts also will present background information and implementation details for a variety of […]

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Bio-Bus Hits the Streets of England

April 2, 2015

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The annual waste from five people produces enough biomethane to fill the fuel tank of the 40-passenger Bio-Bus once, enough for a 300 km journey. The bus now travels a route that carries an average of 46,500 passengers every week. Photo courtesy of Wessex Water, Julian James Photography.

The green movement is gaining momentum in the United Kingdom (U.K.). On Nov. 20, the Bio-Bus, which runs on biomethane gas, picked up its first passengers. The 40-seat bus can travel as much as 300 km (186 mi) on a tank of gas and emits 20% to 30% less carbon dioxide than a standard diesel […]

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