Inside the December 2011 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Protecting Paradise Protecting Paradise
Wastewater treatment plants on Oahu earn recognition for excellence in safeguarding Hawaii’s precious resources
Energy Management and Sustainability Grabbing Opportunity Grabbing Opportunity
By being flexible in project planning, a Massachusetts district saves more than expected, for less money, with an aeration upgrade and solar energy
Say It With Video Say It With Video
A Utah engineer combines his profession and a hobby to produce education and training videos aimed at clean-water plant employees and tour groups
Quick Payback Quick Payback
A California plant saves substantial money on power, chemicals and hauling costs with a new biosolids process that reduces volume
Breath of Fresh Air Breath of Fresh Air
A new aeration system at a Mississippi treatment plant enhances dissolved oxygen levels and significantly reduces maintenance
Saving One Saves the Other
Water Environment Federation seeks to build interest and momentum in the water industry for innovation around the water-energy nexus
December Industry News
Assmann Tanks Receive NSF Certification; Peerless Raises $60,000 for Riley Hospital’s Camp; Opto 22, eSight Energy Form Partnership; Pump Solutions Opens Singapore Office; Thompson Pump Names Regional Representatives; RedZone Receives $25 Million ABS Investment; Itron, Tantalus Form Partnership; Danfoss Breaks Ground on Logistics Facility; Godwin Opens Branches in Indiana, Ohio; Larox Flowsys Changes Name to Flowrox;
Disinfection Dilemma Disinfection Dilemma
A simple lab test helps a plant team get to the bottom of a chlorination system problem and restore routine permit compliance
Making the Most of It
Multiple technologies today help clean-water agencies turn what we used to call sewage sludge into “black gold” for a wide range of socially beneficial uses
Energy Management and Sustainability Energy Management and Sustainability Auger Conveyor  Adds Disposal Flexibility Auger Conveyor Adds Disposal Flexibility
Auger conveyor from Duperon
December Product News December Product News
Featured new products.
Catching Things Early Catching Things Early
Award-winning operator Bob Moore makes preventive maintenance the key to keeping his treatment plant running smoothly and effectively
Better With Age Better With Age
A stable process, sequential upgrades and an award-winning laboratory process keep New Holstein’s treatment plant on track
Worth Noting - December 2011
People/Awards; Education; Calendar