Tag Archives: Solids

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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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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Research into Increasing Nitrification in Activated Sludge Systems Featured in April WER

April 26, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides open access to cutting-edge research in its journal, Water Environment Research (WER). In this month’s open-access paper, “Bioaugmentation with Nitrifying Granules in Low-SRT Flocculent Activated Sludge at Low Temperature,” researchers describe how bioaugmentation with nitrifying granules grown in a sidestream reactor consistently increases the nitrification capacity of […]

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Variety of Learning Opportunities Offered at Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2018

March 27, 2018

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Residuals and Biosolids Conference Featured

The Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2018 explores the latest in technology, innovation, and integrated resource recovery. In addition to workshops, an opening general session, and 25 technical sessions, registrants have the option of touring an enhanced solar biosolids-drying project. Attendees can also visit a training center and attend the AZ Water Friends of Biosolids Social […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Applies Sanitation Research to Composting Toilets in India

July 26, 2016

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SJWP 2016 - Winner Featured

Nishita Sinha from Chatham, N.J., has a personal connection to her research. The winner of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize began 2 years ago trying to improve sanitation in Payagpur, North India. After witnessing and learning the dangers of open defecation in the village where her grandmother resides, Sinha started working to garner […]

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Residuals and Biosolids Conference Offers Latest in Research and Technology

February 26, 2016

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Attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Residuals and Biosolids 2016 conference, April 3–6 at the Wisconsin Center (Milwaukee). This year’s program includes an opening general session, a tour of the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility (Milwaukee), 3 workshops, and 17 technical sessions. The solids management conference provides the opportunity to network with researchers, […]

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Forum Focuses on Intensifying Technologies and Partnerships

October 27, 2015

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Water sector professionals attending the 2015 Intensification of Resource Recovery (IRR) Forum attendees gather to hear an update on emerging shortcuts to nitrogen removal. Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) photo/Laura Herman.

Jeanette Brown, WEF past president and Manhattan College (Bronx, N.Y.) professor Jeanette Brown served as president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) from 2010 to 2011. Currently, she teaches environmental engineering courses for both graduates and undergraduates at Manhattan College (Bronx, N.Y.). Prior to that, she was executive director of the Stamford (Conn.) […]

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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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