Inside the October 2010 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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A Cleaner Way
Government incentives help a California treatment plant go green with digester-gas-driven fuel cells, a reliable source of renewable energy
From Point B to Point A
The City of Philadelphia biosolids program works with a contractor to make the leap from composting to Class A pelletized material
Automated Screenings Washer Designed for Optimum Discharge
SWM-XE Screenings Washer Monster from JWC Environmental
Homegrown Innovation
The staff at the Algonquin (Ill.) Wastewater Treatment Facility takes an excellent design and makes it better with ingenious thinking
Product News - October 2010
Featured products of October
On the Band-Wagon
A California utility district uses a band screen to remove bits of plastic that had been causing issues for recipients of recycled wastewater
A Lifetime of Excellence
Executive superintendent Bill Nester dedicated his career to wastewater operation and management, and found success in hard work and a can-do attitude
Engineering, Consulting and Contracted Services Going Global, Staying Local
A Colorado treatment plant uses World Water Monitoring Day to teach students and the public the importance of keeping water clean
A New Approach
A California district uses an effluent acidification process to reduce percolation pond maintenance and open opportunities for water reuse
The Dear Departing
Here’s a word of thanks and recognition to the clean-water professionals who are retiring in large numbers. They deserve a little bit of fanfare.
Shared Tribute
The sign at the North Liberty Water Pollution Control Facility honors all who contributed — including the citizens who pay the bills
Off the Snails
A pilot study shows that an automated spray system has strong promise for controlling biological growth in UV disinfection chambers
Worth Noting - October 2010
People/Awards; Education; Calendar
Industry News - October 2010
SPX Offers Wastewater Treatment Brochure; Woodard & Curran Names Shea Senior VP; Fluid Metering Releases Product Catalog; US Peroxide Integrates Technologies Under PRI-TECH; ITT Purchases Godwin Pumps; Control Microsystems Offers Paper on Improving SCADA Operations; Merged Water Technology Companies Renamed Ovivo