Tag: water treatment

Guest Commentary: Safe Drinking Water

Guest Commentary: Safe Drinking Water

IMAGES OF PEOPLE IN poverty or caught in a natural disaster show that lack of safe drinking water continues to be a major global health threat. We need to look no further than Haiti’s cholera outbreak after Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016 to see the misery. At the same time,

A Material World

A Material World

Increased water demands against the backdrop of challenges on water sources are necessitating pipe infrastructure projects to ensure the reliable delivery of water for the long term. A major consideration for every potable water project is choosing from among the variety of pipe materials on the market. With reclaimed water

Strength and Security

Strength and Security

Until recently, water utilities regarded resiliency as a matter of defense against severe weather events. Now cybersecurity threats—including cyber terrorism—have taken a place on the list of water utilities’ top concerns.

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

Community Microgrids

Community Microgrids

Now, with the increasing availability and cost effectiveness of distributed energy resources (DERs), more and more customers—industrial, commercial, governmental, and residential alike—are taking power generation, and even storage, into their own hands.

Managing for Drought

Managing for Drought

The mania for a green lawn, or in some cases green anything, across many regions of the US has been quelled by recent droughts (thankfully now abating). Even long before water meters were spinning at record rates for golf resorts, private homes, and corporate campuses, scientists have been devising technologies

Community Microgrids

Community Microgrids

Now, with the increasing availability and cost effectiveness of distributed energy resources (DERs), more and more customers—industrial, commercial, governmental, and residential alike—are taking power generation, and even storage, into their own hands.

Pilot Results Show the Potential for a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant in Italy to Achieve Energy Neutrality

Pilot Results Show the Potential for a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant in Italy to Achieve Energy Neutrality

Borghetto Santo Spirito, a tourist town on the Mediterranean Sea and managed by Servizi Ambientali SPA, has achieved positive results during the first six months of a 10-month pilot featuring GE Water & Process Technologies’ innovative technologies including ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) and LEAPprimary advanced primary treatment technology.

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