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In high-rate activated sludge (HRAS) systems, extracellular adsorption and intracellular storage have been referred to as the dominant mechanisms for capturing organic carbon from wastewater.

However, the quantification of storage products under short sludge retention time (SRT) of HRAS systems has rarely been studied until now. Since the measurement of storage products is complex and dependent on several variables, alternative solutions for substrate removal through storage are required to understand the high-rate...

Read More - A Fundamental Approach to Determining Intracellular Storage Products

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Although an essential element for living cells, Phosphorus can have serious environmental effects when found in natural or engineering environments.

Major sources of Phosphorus pollution can come from wastewater effluent, commercial chemicals and agricultural waste. Phosphorus minerals, such as struvite and vivianite, can precipitate and form scales in drinking water and wastewater systems.

Although these minerals are problems when left uncontrolled and unmonitored, their recovery is beneficial.

With limited Phosphorus sources...

Read More - Phosphorus: Turning a Problem into a Resource

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TagsWater, Wastewater, treatment, effluent, phosphorus, pollution, Recycling, Sustainability,

Do you have a water, wastewater, and/or stormwater project and you need funding assistance?

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB ) has just opened the solicitation period for projects for the SFY 2020 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF & DWSRF, respectively).

Eligible projects submitted during this invitation period, Dec. 20, 2018, through March 1, 2019, will be listed in...

Read More - TWDB Opens Invitation Period for SFY 2020 State Revolving Fund Programs

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Operators of water resource and recovery facilities (WRRFs) are increasingly interested in using carbon-capture technologies such as high-rate activated sludge (HRAS) systems to minimize carbon oxidation and maximize organic carbon recovery and methane potential through biosorption of biodegradable organics into the biomass.

I worked with an international research team to study a universal process model for HRAS for maximizing carbon capture from wastewater.

During our research, we studied models involving the Blue...

Read More - Researching Carbon-Capture Technologies Through Process Model

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To be more cost-effective and energy-efficient, cities increasingly are shifting their wastewater treatment plants toward energy-recovery systems. And the high-rate activated sludge system (HRAS) is becoming the backbone of energy-efficient wastewater treatment processes.

But not enough research has been done on the various carbon-removal technologies available. And there is a need to better understand and improve nitrogen and phosphorous management in HRAS systems.

Carbon removal technologies include the A-stage of AB...

Read More - Making Wastewater Treatment More Energy-Efficient

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We're excited about our 22 presentations at Texas Water.

From asset management to wastewater collection to engineering ethics, our presentations address your challenges. With 13 offices across Texas, we are the experts next door that you can rely on. We look forward to seeing you at the presentations and Booth 631.

See all of our presentations below by topic or click here for a full list by date/time.

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Read More - Connect with Us at Texas Water 2018

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Congratulations to Chad Simmons, who became a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).

"BCEE is one of the highest honors and certifications that the treatment engineering team members can achieve," said David Jackson, Group Manager, Water and Wastewater Treatment. "The BCEE recognizes not only technical capability but also longevity and experience in the field."

Chad is Manager of Water/Wastewater Treatment...

Read More - Chad Simmons Receives BCEE Certification

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If you're in the wastewater business, regulators may analyze your system/plant performance — and you'll need to be ready. Freese and Nichols University will host the Skype Webinar “Ready for the Regulators?” 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Central on June 28. In this webinar, FNI’s legal and engineering experts will help you navigate the complex terrain of wastewater enforcement from both state and federal regulators.

We'll present recommendations so you can be ready when...

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