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U.S. SJWP Winner Embarks on Mission: Heavy Metal Remediation

July 30, 2018

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Oklahoma high school student takes metal-removing system to Stockholm Braden Milford had a mission: develop a system that could remove heavy metals from waterways. The Tulsa, Okla., high school student successfully accomplished this mission using alginate beads. For his project, Milford won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. In August, he will […]

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WER Article Reviews Use of Nitritation-Annamox Process

July 29, 2018

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Researchers have reviewed the challenges of using the nitritation-anammox process (NAP) for biological nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment. The open-access article describing their findings appears in the July issue of Water Environment Research (WER). When compared with conventional biological nitrogen removal methods in sidestream settings, NAP has the potential to reduce oxygen requirements for wastewater […]

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WER Article Examines Microconstituent Removal in Activated Sludge Systems

June 23, 2018

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In the June issue of Water Environment Research (WER), an open-access research article explores the best model to use when examining the fate of microconstituents in wastewater. In the article, “General Fate Model for Microconstituents in an Activated Sludge System,” researchers discuss evaluating biodegradation models for the microconstituents 17-ethinylestradiol, bisphenol-A, and triclosan. The study identifies […]

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Water and Energy Meet at UC Irvine

June 21, 2018

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University launches Water-Energy Nexus certificate program Water systems once were built under the assumption that the energy they needed to operate would be cheap and abundant. The design of most energy systems presumed the same about water. Turns out, both are no longer true. Engineers today recognize that water and energy are connected in ways […]

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Introducing the Winners of 2018 U.S. SJWP Competition

June 20, 2018

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On June 16, high school students who have been selected as 2018 state winners traveled to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to compete in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. A total of 58 students, competing as individuals or on teams, represented 47 states and Puerto Rico in the national finals. […]

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Utility of the Future, Workforce, and Infrastructure Covered in Words on Water

May 27, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Words on Water podcast series showcases insight from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream podcast episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria (Va.) Renew Enterprises, discusses how wastewater treatment facilities are transforming into […]

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Open-Access Research in WER Examines Fine-Pore Oxygen Transfer

May 25, 2018

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The open-access article in the May issue of the journal, Water Environment Research (WER), examines factors affecting oxygen transfer in activated sludge processes. “In their critical review of factors affecting fine-pore oxygen-transfer modeling, Baquero-Rodríguez et al. delineate the major model inputs and variables and how they are affected by operating conditions,” said Tim Ellis, WER editor-in-chief. […]

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Discovering an Ancient Hydraulic System Rewrites Chinese Engineering History

May 24, 2018

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It was as true 5000 years ago as it is today: losing all your food in a flood is a major disappointment. For the people living in the Yangtze River Delta along the eastern coast of present-day China, it was also the impetus behind one of the oldest and largest formal water management systems in […]

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