Tag Archives: Phosphorus

Attend WEF Forum on Phosphorus Removal and Recovery

November 24, 2018

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WEF Forum 2019 Featured

In January, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will host the James Barnard Research Conference on Emerging Themes in Biological Phosphorus Removal and Recovery. Join other water professionals to discuss and collaborate on current phosphorus management and treatment issues. Attendees will help identify future research and planning needs. See the technical program (PDF download) […]

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Attend WEF’s Nutrient Removal and Recovery Conference in June

April 30, 2018

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Nutrient Removal and Recovery 18 Featured

In June, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will hold a conference that covers various nutrient-related topics. The Nutrient Removal and Recovery Conference 2018 features three workshops and 16 technical sessions. Topics covered include optimizing system operation, performance, and energy use; mitigating struvite and vivianite scaling; adopting sustainable practices and planning decisions around sustainability; […]

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WEF and Others Release Collaborative Approach for Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Waterways

November 29, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.), and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) revealed a new, collaborative approach to reduce nutrient pollution in U.S. waterways. Nutrient overload in waterways from excess nitrogen and phosphorus threatens drinking water quality, economic health, and recreation. The paper, […]

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$10 Million George Barley Water Prize Competition Names Stage 1 Winners

July 14, 2017

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At a ceremony held March 22 by the Everglades Foundation (Palmetto Bay, Fla.), Prashanth Kumar of overall Stage 1 winning team WETSUS NaFRAd (third from left) accepts $25,000 in prize money alongside (from left) Mary Barley, wife of late conservationist George Barley; Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, consul-general of the Netherlands; and Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. Photo courtesy of Jenny Abreu Photography.

Stage 1 of the Everglades Foundation’s (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) George Barley Water Prize competition is complete. Three teams continue on their journey toward one earning a $10-million prize, which will be awarded to the creator of a lasting, scalable, and cheap solution to reducing high phosphorus content in waterways. From July 2016 through January 2017, […]

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WEF Webcasts Cover Phosphorus Removal, Inflow and Infiltration, and Odor

May 13, 2017

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Basics of Phosphorus Removal and Operational Lessons Learned The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee developed this webcast to introduce the basics of phosphorus removal in a municipal water resource recovery facility liquid stream. Subject experts will lead a classroom-style review of topics including phosphorus speciation, biological phosphorus removal, and […]

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Biosolids, Nutrients, Coliform, and Disinfection Covered in March WEF Webcasts

February 17, 2017

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Emerging Contaminants in Biosolids As more details become known about contaminants of emerging concern, questions arise about the nutrient profile of biosolids. Experts who have studied these contaminants in the environment will explain research and provide advice for members of the biosolids community on how to address questions related to this topic. March 1, 1–3 […]

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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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WEF Releases Biosolids Fact Sheet

September 24, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Residuals and Biosolids Committee (RBC) has released the PDF version of the fact sheet, “Phosphorus in Biosolids: How to Protect Water Quality While Advancing Biosolids Use.” As a consolidation of an extensive online version of the fact sheet released in 2014, it condenses main findings from the RBC Sustainable […]

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