The pulp and paper (P&P) industry is one of the heaviest users of water within the U.S. industrial economy, requiring 54 cubic meters on average of water per metric ton of finished product.
According to 2011 news reports, the No. 1 penalty in oil and gas operations is not inappropriate or unsafe fracking operations - it is erosion and sedimentation violations.
The Pulp and Paper industry has traditionally consumed a lot of fresh water and energy. During the past decades increased attention has been paid to the overall efficiency of paper mills and also to the environmental footprint of the industry.
There are a number of factors driving industrial dischargers to consider going to zero liquid discharge (ZLD) for their discharges, particularly electric utilities with flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system wastewaters.
Microconstituents, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), are becoming a concern and are being evaluated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for future regulations.
The CWAA has awarded PepsiCo Frito-Lay a 2012 U.S. Water Prize for its Casa Grande, Ariz., snack food manufacturing facility. Thanks to an innovative process water reuse system and alternative energy, the facility runs almost entirely on renewable energy and recycled water while producing nearly zero waste - something the company refers to as "Near Net Zero."
Keeping water clean as it flows through an urban area is a major challenge.
The Healthy Waters Coalition has urged Congress, during its reauthorization of the Farm Bill, to link conservation compliance requirements to federal farm subsidies in order to reduce runoff pollution from fertilizers.
Gas development in the Marcellus shale, the low-density rock formation underlying portions of the Delaware River Basin in Pennsylvania and New York, is increasing rapidly.
Aquanomix designs water management systems engineered to manage harvested rainwater, stormwater, process, and foundation water for reuse as cooling tower, toilet, and irrigation makeup.
Food Processor Transforms Wastewater into Green Energy
A compilation of products being introduced into the industrial water market.
A compilation of print and digital information resources for the industrial water market.