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From the President: Advancing Research, the Scientific Capital

April 16, 2019

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Since the end of World War II, the investment of federal money into basic research has led to many advances in engineering, materials science, computer science, medicine, and psychology. Yet, even with evidence of all these benefits, the relative contribution U.S. Congress has made into research as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) has […]

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Leaders Discuss Everything from Reuse to Communication to Financing in WEF Podcasts

February 24, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series presents insights from leaders in the water sector. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes: Gilbert Trejo, chief technical officer for El Paso (Texas) Water, discusses the utility’s direct potable […]

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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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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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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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