Editor's Letter

Welcome to the January/February edition of Industrial WaterWorld magazine. The pulp and paper industry is the focus of this month's feature article.

Welcome to the January/February edition of Industrial WaterWorld magazine. The pulp and paper industry is the focus of this month’s feature article. As our correspondent Jeff Gunderson explains here, this water-intensive industry is taking steps to actively address rising water supply challenges and mounting competition for increasingly scarce resources. He takes a closer look at the responsible water use practices that have been implemented at two organizations: Finland-based paperboard supplier Metsä Board, which recently ranked on the CDP Water A list for a second consecutive year for its actions to manage water more sustainably; and Procter & Gamble, which was the recipient of the 2016 American Forest & Paper Association Leadership Sustainability Award for Water for a water conservation response project that was implemented at P&G’s Oxnard, Calif., paper mill.

Here, learn how a leading brewery, aiming to boost production capacity to meet demands and expand in the U.S. market, developed a plan to identify and optimize energy and water usage. By monitoring and assessing the brewery’s water, compressor usage, CO2 recovery, fuel oil and electrical power, the management team could detect anomalies in order to investigate and determine corrective actions. For its $1 million investment, the brewery was able to realize a nine-month return.

When a major fruit juice producer sought to meet stringent permit levels for its wastewater discharge, the company’s engineering team specified a high-rate biological treatment system as part of a comprehensive treatment scheme. Turn hereto learn more about the custom system, which incorporates single-stage aeration, integrated clarification, post-aeration, nitrification, sludge holding, a selector zone, tertiary filtration, and phosphorus precipitation - all in one tank.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Industrial WaterWorld!

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