Inside the October 2011 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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It's All About Focus It's All About Focus
Safety is serious business at the Leominster wastewater treatment plant, recipient of the Water Environment Federation’s George W. Burke Jr. Award
Tanks, Structures and Components 25 Percent Savings, Just Getting Started 25 Percent Savings, Just Getting Started
New-style turbo blowers allow a New York treatment plant to save money for ratepayers and fund collection system improvements
All the Right Moves All the Right Moves
Students in a Washington community learn about the treatment process step by step to the “Sewage Shimmy”
Silver Lining Silver Lining
A mixer replacement project saves on energy and chemicals at a water reclamation plant in Nevada
Mixing It Up Mixing It Up
A portable aeration system provides immediate and long-term energy savings for an Alabama city’s treatment pond
Running Lean
Proven techniques borrowed from the manufacturing sector can help wastewater operations improve quality and efficiency
October Industry News
Gorman-Rupp Names Knudsen Eastern District Manager-Engineered Systems; Moyno Offers Max-Flow Annihilator Brochure; Weir Power Names Arnold President; Industrial Scientific Introduces Interactive ‘Ask Dave’ Blog; Meltric Releases 2011-2012 Catalog; Singer Valve Names Caudle Account Sales Manager; PureLine Names Lienau Eastern Midwest Account Manager; Synagro Acquires Drilling Solutions; Enduro Composites Acquires Bay Products; ABB Releases Brochure on Paperless Data Recorders; Hach Revises Product Website; Leonard Engineered Products Named NETZSCH Pumps Distributor; Layne Christensen Opens Center of Excellence
It’s Not Black Magic It’s Not Black Magic
Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) can be a valuable tool for seeing what is happening in unit processes like anoxic and anaerobic tanks
Flavor of the Month?
Resist the temptation to write off tools like Lean and Six Sigma as fads. They are valuable methodologies with potential to help the wastewater profession.
Tanks, Structures and Components Tanks, Structures and Components October Product News October Product News
Featured new products.
Flowmeter Combines Two Technologies in Same Unit
Sonic-Pro S3c flowmeter from Blue-White Industries
Getting Going Getting Going
Treatment challenges during Mount Carmel Wastewater Treatment plant upgrades from contactstabilization to tertiary ICEAS SBR treatment
Picky, Picky! Picky, Picky!
Lessons from his father helped Tony Foster shape up a small lagoon treatment plant in a central Illinois community
Super Achiever Super Achiever
The Manchester (Wash.) treatment plant has won the state Department of Ecology outstanding performance award for a record 15 straight years
Great Strides Great Strides Worth Noting - October 2011
People/Awards; Education; Calendar of Events