Table of Contents


Volume 13, Issue 6
  • Columns

    • California's fracking future takes center stage

      In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 4 into law the state’s first fracking bill -- and one that’s been described as one of the most stringent in the country to date.

    • Climate Change Is Water Change

      The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will set Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants by June 1, 2014, and will work with governments, industries and other sectors to establish tighter carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

    • Stream Screening

      Badger Meter announced the introduction of the ER-500 Series flow monitor, which provides a flexible and easy-to-use display platform for monitoring flow metrics in the most challenging environments.

    • Bag of Tricks

      Dual-Polymer System Treats Construction Stormwater Runoff, Reduces Sediment

      The recent construction of a new Wal-Mart located in Denton, Md., included the installation of an award-winning stormwater bioretention system that uses landscaping and natural treatment processes to ensure water quality at the site -- the first of its kind to be built in the United States.

  • Feature Editorial

    • Toxic Takedown

      A new chemical-based technology being developed by Siemens Water Technologies and Texas A&M AgriLife Research purports to more efficiently and cost-effectively remove heavy metals from water and wastewater at power utility, mining, refinery, and remediation sites.

    • Less Water, More Technology

      Rising global water scarcity and water-related stresses associated with climate change are driving an increasing number of industrial-sector companies to explore and implement water-efficiency projects, strategies and programs to help streamline their water usages.

    • Sweet Plan for Sour Water

      There are small volume sources of water that are sent to a sour water stripper (SWS). Some of this treated water, or “Bottoms,” is sent to the desalter as wash water and from there becomes wastewater. The excess of unused SWS Bottoms for desalting is transferred directly to the WWTP.

    • A Reliable Restoration

      Located in New Milford, Conn., the Rocky River Hydroelectric Power Plant -- declared a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers -- recently upgraded its deteriorated penstock.

    • Particulate Removal

      Most of the water used or produced in industrial applications contains some level of solid particles. With regard to particulate removal, metering and peristaltic (hose) pumps and polymer makedown systems are an integral part of the treatment process.

  • Departments

    • Product Showcase

      Walchem announces the release of its new W100W Controller. The W100W features a large icon-based display and multiple-language support to allow simple setup ...

    • Water Briefs

      Collection of industrial water news headlines

    • Monitoring and Process Control

      The Ultraflow brings simplicity to the non-invasive measurement of liquid flow, offering users quick and accurate flow measurement

    • New Products

      Compilation of new products for the industrial water market

    • New Literature

      Compilation of print and digital information resources for the industrial water market


Flooded Argentina oil refinery receives restoration with dewatering pumps

A recently-flooded oil refinery outide the city of La Plata in Argentina has been restored thanks to the application of specialized dewatering pumps from Xylem.

DC students selected for finals in watershed improvement contest

Several students in Washington, D.C., recently participated in and submitted proposals for the annual CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS program

USGS releases new Produced Waters Geochemical Database

The U.S. Geological Survey recently released its new Produced Waters Geochemical Database.

Global technology challenge seeks energy-efficient seawater desalination solutions

GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination.