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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Turning The Tables On Biosolids

Source: Aerzen Handling biosolids produced in wastewater treatment is typically an expensive and messy proposition, but an increasing number of municipalities are tapping into its hidden energy to offset the cost and environmental impact. Aries Clean Energy recently announced it cleared all permit hurdles to build New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility, which…

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Drought and Supply Limits Drive Sustainability Initiatives

“To reduce water use, a California utility developed a range of customer programs that engage and educate stakeholders. By fostering cooperation to sustainably meet water demand through efficiency, the utility’s efforts provide valuable lessons for many water utilities under pressure to reduce consumption.” DROUGHT AND SUPPLY LIMITS DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES IN AN…

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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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