Inside the December 2010 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Creating a Jewel
James Stewart followed his mom’s advice into the wastewater profession. He now leads an award-winning team at a Texas treatment facility.
Making a Good Thing Better
A Minnesota treatment plant applies microturbine cogeneration to cut natural gas and electricity costs and reduce the carbon footprint
Product News - December 2010
Featured products of December
Closer to Home
Ventura County biosolids, once trucked a million miles a year, now are dried to provide daily cover material for a local landfill
Smooth Solution
A polyurethane spray coating helps a treatment plant restore an older clarifier, reduce surface maintenance and extend service life
Solar-Powered Mixers Save Energy, Reduce Algae
Solar-powered mixers from SolarBee are designed to solve municipal wastewater quality problems including odor control, discharge permit violations, and high energy costs.
A Lot of Ingenuity
When a treatment plant upgrade failed to meet the nitrogen-removal specification, the town of Suffield, Conn., made it happen by using the equipment in a new way
Industry News - December 2010
Sure Seal Butterfly Valves Receive Patent; KSB Group Acquires Standard Alloys; Godwin Pumps Names Ohstrom VP of Marketing; Assmann Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification; Cummins Power Generation Earns OSHPD Preapproval; Water Environment Federation Launches Web Site; JWC Introduces Prevention and Inspection Plan; Hach Lists ‘BIG Picture Contest’ Finalists
Energy Management and Renewable Resources Bringing the Message Home
A Minnesota group develops its own educational program on the importance of maintaining water and wastewater infrastructure
Can We Talk?
Communication in the clean-water profession means more than reaching out to the public. It means more talk among different disciplines on the same team.
Completely Surrounded
Extensive native landscaping at the Bonita Springs East Water Reclamation Plant means pleasing vistas for neighboring residents and plant staff members alike
In the Pipeline
WEFTEC 2010 was a great place for operators to see new equipment they might be running one day soon
Worth Noting - December 2010
People/Awards; Education; Calendar
A Little Back and Forth
Better communication between operators and engineers can mean more people-friendly treatment plant designs
Making a Good Thing Better
A Minnesota treatment plant applies microturbine cogeneration to cut natural gas and electricity costs and reduce the carbon footprint