Table of Contents


Volume 29, Issue 3

    • Editors Note

    • News

      • World News

        Collection of water and wastewater new headlines from the world

    • Analysis

    • Product Review

      • Pumps

        Collection of product and news announcements  focused on Sludge Treatment - Pumps

    • Technology Round-Up

      • Membranes

        Collection of product and news announcements  focused on Sludge Treatment - Membranes



    • Mexico' s New Giant in Town

      Set to be one of the world's largest wastewater treatment plants, Mexico's Atotonilco project will treat 3.6 million m3/day and help revitalize local infrastructure. With such an enormous project, what technical and logistic challenges have been faced?


    • Seek & Destroy: Algal Blooms

      Earlier this year, a European Union-backed consortium commenced work on a 30-month project to develop a robotic system that is capable of autonomously detecting and disposing of harmful algae by using an ultrasonic tool on an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV).

    • Activated Sludge: 100 [years] not out

      Wastewater scientists and engineers are celebrating the centenary of a major technology milestone this year. WWi joined them on a trip to the UK city of Manchester to reflect on a hundred years of activated sludge

    • Bubble Power Enhancing a Weapon for RO Membrane Cleaning

      Efficiently maintained membranes can reduce cleaning frequency and the amount of chemicals used. A three-year R&D project has developed a cleaning system for reverse osmosis (RO) membranes that combines chemical bubble generation with physical bubble generation to enhance foulant removal.

    • Understanding IEC Standards & Wastewater Pump Motor Efficiencies

      Manufacturers around the world are trying to reduce the energy consumption of pumps.


Global nanofiltration membrane market to reach $445.1M by 2019, study finds

According to a new report published by BCC Research, the global market for nanofiltration membranes is expected to grow to $445.1 million by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6 percent.

USGS scientists publish new papers on water resources information

USGS scientists have recently published two separate papers that provide national overviews of the status of USGS water resources information in the context of historical and technical developments in the last half-century.

CH2M HILL earns National Merit Awards for water, wastewater design-build projects

The Design-Build Institute of America has announced the recipients of its 2014 Project/Team Awards, of which two design-build projects from CH2M HILL received National Merit Awards in the Water/Wastewater category.

Study of Gulf Coast Deepwater spill site reveals key to tracking pollutants

Results from a new study of ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have revealed the large role that small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants, providing new information to help predict movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean.