Inside the February 2012 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Cover Story: It’s All About Control

Plant equipment and processes are often out of sight but never out of mind at the state-of-the-art Johns Creek Environmental Campus

February Worth Noting

People/Awards; Education; Calendar

Visitors: Vacation Time

Top Performer - Plant: A Smooth Transition

Experienced operators in Coatesville, Pa., provide the key to putting a new treatment plant to work while simultaneously running the old one

Top Performer - Plant: Making the Grade

The City of Anacortes transitioned from two primary plants to a new secondary plant, meeting permit specifications and winning six awards

Special Feature: Projects & Awards

Product Spotlight: Membrane Bioreactor Filters Without Chemicals

BIO-Cel MeurerMBR membrane bioreactor from Meurer Research

February Product News

Featured new products.

Product Focus: Biosolids/Headworks

Plantscapes: On a Shoestring

The plant team in Perry, Ga., pulls together with artistry and creative recycling to create a nature walk on the grounds for the public

Let's Be Clear: It Takes a Community

There’s more to a clean-water plant than the designers, the equipment, and the people who run it. The missing component often is the people who fund it.

Lab Detective: Attack of the Free-Swimming Ciliates

An infestation turns secondary clarifier effluent a milky white. An increase in dissolved oxygen and other adjustments cure the problem.

Case Study: February Industry News

Godwin Pumps Changes Name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions; Radiodetection Sponsors Locate Rodeo; Cummins Opens Acoustical Testing Center; Star Pipe Names CEO, President, Managers; BLACOH Fluid Adds Regional Managers; Stahlin Names Wood to Inside Sales Position; Xylem Launches Water Technology Company; Trojan Technologies Acquires OpenCEL; Pump Solutions Acquires RedScrew Pump; Torrey Pines Releases 2012-13 Catalog; Neptune Releases Hydraulic Series Brochure; Sterlitech Launches Glass Fiber Website; NYC Launches Operational Excellence Program

In My Words: Walking in Their Shoes

The mayor of a Connecticut city uses job shadowing to gain an appreciation for the work wastewater operators do daily

How We Do It: Less Volume, Less Cost

An enzyme formulation helps a small Washington treatment plant reduce biosolids volume and cut hauling costs substantially

Hearts and Minds: Dropping In

DC Water teams with schools, parks and other agencies to get young students involved in water-quality issues

Greening the Plant: Breath of Air

High-speed turbo blowers play a central role in a Texas treatment plant’s energy efficiency upgrade project

Case Study: Biosolids/Headworks

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