Tag Archives: Solids

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

July 26, 2016

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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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WaterHub Reclaims Wastewater for Reuse at Emory University

May 28, 2015

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Emory University (Atlanta) has opened the doors to the WaterHub™, an ecological treatment facility that reclaims campus wastewater for nonpotable reuse. Photo courtesy of David Fisher, Emory University.

As sustainable water management increasingly becomes important for the metro-Atlanta region, Emory University  (Atlanta) is stepping up as a technological pioneer and community leader in that city. University embodies sustainability The region struggles with drought, legal disputes over water supply, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency consent decrees on water quality. So the university opened the […]

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Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality

August 27, 2014

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Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Omnivore™ system, which will help the authority become 90% to 100% energy neutral by 2015. Photo courtesy of VVWRA.

Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic digesters to produce energy and developed a holistic energy-management plan. These […]

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WEF Conferences Offer Focused Educational Opportunities

April 15, 2014

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Throughout the year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics. See the 2014 Specialty Conference Catalog for more details. Register and make plans to attend the following events: Residuals and Biosolids 2014 — Sustainability Made Simple: Facilitating Resource […]

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WEF Conferences Offer Focused Educational Opportunities

March 24, 2014

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Throughout the year, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) offers educational opportunities that provide the latest scientific, engineering, and technical information on various water sector topics. See the 2014 Specialty Conference Catalog for more details. Register and make plans to attend the following events: Residuals and Biosolids 2014 — Sustainability Made Simple: Facilitating Resource […]

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