Are you in compliance? A checklist to prepare for changing environmental regulations
Are you in compliance?: A checklist to prepare for changing environmental regulations Wastewater treatment is often necessary to protect the environment, human health, and ensure consistent quality in a facility’s process or products. Without a proper treatment strategy, a facility risks running afoul of state and federal environmental regulations, potentially resulting in heavy fines … » Read More
PFAS and Regulatory Changes: Are You Ready?
PFAS substances have been getting lots of attention lately, largely due to a growing body of evidence demonstrating their toxicity, as well as a resulting flurry of regulatory activity. With restrictions around the manufacture, importation, use, and disposal of PFAS substances set to tighten in coming years, it’s worthwhile to take a closer look at … » Read More
Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Impacts and Outlook
Now more than ever, those in the power industry, manufacturers, oil and gas producers, and others are looking for ways to make operations more environmentally sustainable. One area that has increasingly caught the interest of researchers, regulators, and those in industry is carbon capture technology. Here, we offer a simple explanation of how carbon capture … » Read More
SAMCO’s patented processes offer innovative solutions for the oil and gas industry
Along with maximizing petroleum yields, oil producers are challenged to make effective use of resources in order to keep costs down and stay in compliance with discharge regulations. While conventional separation and water treatment trains are effective, they are often large and heavy, can consume a lot of chemicals, and may create large volumes … » Read More
Supply chain volatility and unplanned outages: what you need to know and how SAMCO can help
Unplanned downtime has always been a costly issue for industrial facilities, but current supply chain disruptions threaten to make the problem worse. In an era of uncertainty stemming from extended lead times and limited supply, manufacturers will need additional foresight to maintain their spare parts and supply inventories. Here, we’ll take a look at the … » Read More
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?
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? 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