MFCs and the Future of Wastewater Treatment Technology

Emerging technologies that enhance the sustainability or cost-effectiveness of current wastewater treatment technologies often grab their fair share of headlines—and for good reason. For those of us concerned with wastewater treatment, the need to make more efficient use of water and energy resources is quickly becoming a top priority. One of such promising innovations is … » Read More

How to Remove Mercury From Your Industrial Water and Wastewater

Mercury (Hg) is a well-known heavy metal that both occurs naturally and can be introduced to air and water through human activity. With its high toxicity, mercury has been the subject of stringent restrictions surrounding its use and disposal since the 1960s. Industrial facilities that deal with mercury, such as those within the chlor-alkali and … » Read More

Bitcoin Mining and the Power Industry: Impacts and Outlook

You’ve no doubt heard of Bitcoin, the digital currency ecosystem that’s recently been getting attention for its steeply ascendant price, as well as for its impacts on the energy industry and the environment. While it was initially slow to take hold, adoption of Bitcoin is growing fast, prompting questions about its impact on the power … » Read More

Are Biological Trickling Filters Right for Your Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility?

Aerial view of a wastewater treatment facility showcasing trickling systems

With a history stretching back well over 100 years, trickling filters are a well-known type of biological wastewater treatment technology that is still used widely over the world. Biological trickling filters have a reputation for reliability and efficiency in secondary wastewater treatment applications, and is particularly well-suited for small to mid-sized municipalities. In this article, … » Read More

Can a membrane bioreactor be right for your municipal wastewater treatment facility?

Can a membrane bioreactor be right for your wastewater treatment facility?

Can a membrane bioreactor be right for your wastewater treatment facility? Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are a type of secondary wastewater treatment technology that combines membrane filtration with biological treatment. Newer and generally more expensive than conventional biological treatment options, MBRs have traditionally been reserved for smaller scale wastewater treatment applications. Since the late 1990’s, however, … » Read More

The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act: How Will It Affect You?

On April 29, the United States Senate passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021. If eventually signed into law, it would be the most significant federal investment in the nation’s water infrastructure in decades. So what is the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 exactly? This article will summarize the … » Read More

What is zinc and how does it affect your industrial process water and wastewater treatment?

Zinc plays an important role in the manufacture of products and materials across a number of industries, including mining and metals, automotive, construction, paints and pigments, cosmetics, paper, and others. While trace amounts of zinc are necessary to support human, plant, and animal life, excess levels of zinc can pose a risk both to the … » Read More