Tag Archives: Research

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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New Year Ushers in Big Changes for Water Environment Research

November 20, 2018

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WER Editor - Zhen He Featured

The new year brings enhancements to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) research journal, Water Environment Research (WER). To adapt to the changing and dynamic landscape of scholarly work, WEF has selected John Wiley and Sons Inc. (Wiley; Hoboken, N.J.) to be its new publishing partner. The journal will transition to the Wiley Online […]

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WEF Proudly Announces 2018 WEF Awards Recipients

October 23, 2018

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WEF Awards 2018 Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduces the recipients of the 2018 WEF awards. The annual honors, which were presented at WEFTEC 2018, recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honor the incredible contributions of these individuals and organizations […]

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Diverse Research Showcased in Water Environment Research Literature Review

October 22, 2018

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Looking for a summary of key research from the previous year? Read the October issue of Water Environment Research. The 2018 Literature Review showcases research in 40 topic areas. A set of authors have written articles summarizing key research and advances in the topic published during 2017. Members of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) […]

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Thickened Waste Activated Sludge Research Showcased in September WER

September 27, 2018

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Researchers investigated the unbiodegradable fraction of particulate chemical oxygen demand (PCOD) in thickened waste activated sludge (TWAS). They used semi-continuous completely-mixed anaerobic digesters for the study. A laboratory-scale system was operated at detention times ranging from 16.7 to 33.3 days with organic loading rates between 1.21 and 3.47 kg/L m3. The article, “Estimation of the […]

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WEF Fellow Equips New Generation of Professionals with Knowledge

September 18, 2018

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WEF Fellow April Gu Featured

April Z. Gu has loved water since she was very young. Combined with her inherent curiosity and a self-proclaimed drive to “get to the bottom of everything,” this love led Gu to research water topics. Gu’s contributions to water research and to the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) earned her a spot among the […]

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WER Article Explores Benefits of Indirect Potable Reuse

August 30, 2018

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Potable reuse can bring many benefits, even when compared to typical water management practices. University of Nevada (Reno) researchers conducted a triple-bottom-line assessment of the benefits of reclaimed water management strategies. Their article, which appears open-access in the August issue of Water Environment Research (WER), presents their work examining how potable use of reclaimed water […]

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WEF Fellow Influences Biosolids Management Practices Around the World

July 31, 2018

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WEF Fellow - James Smith Featured

James (Jim) E. Smith Jr., grew up in a family that worked in water. His grandfather operated a fishing boat and his uncle managed a Greater Cincinnati Water Works water resource recovery facility (WRRF).  “I always loved being in and around water,” Smith said. This love led him to enter a more-than-50-year career that began […]

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