New Construction Highlights Green Wastewater Advances

Source: Aerzen Scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs have ramped up their efforts in recent years to improve sustainability. Now, several newer projects may provide a blueprint — and set the tone — for the future approach to the construction of buildings and wastewater plants.Amsterdam is touting the world’s first floating wastewater treatment facility. The…

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Smithfield Foods Now Producing Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater

Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio, LLC, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from the wastewater treatment system at its Tar Heel, NC pork processing facility, which will help power more than 2,000 local homes and businesses. The three companies are utilizing the world’s largest pork processing facility to provide…

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Recycled Water Plays Important Role in California’s Water Supply Options

With the devasting impacts of unleashed groundwater pumping and climate change as a backdrop, this year California policy makers took steps to both improve the state’s water future and kick the can down the road. For example, Governor Brown signed two bills to establish per-person indoor water use goals, create incentives for water suppliers…

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Water Treatment Plant Debuts Gravity-Flow Ceramic Membranes

Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant installed the first gravity-flow ceramic membrane system in the United States. The facility’s 99.95 percent backwash recovery rate, well above the typical 85–95 percent recovery rate, means less waste generation. The mining city of Butte, Mont., experienced a decline in water quality that led it…

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