Inside the March 2012 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Winning the Battle Winning the Battle
The treatment plant in the historic Virginia city of Appomattox used a simple and cost-effective solution to achieve reduction of zinc levels in effluent
Pumps Pumps Making the Best of It Making the Best of It
A Phoenix wastewater treatment plant focuses on optimization to operate more effectively, reduce costs and protect the environment
Brain Games Brain Games
Johnson County Wastewater uses games for kids as a key element of an expanded website that offers interactive learning
Polished to Perfection Polished to Perfection
A treatment process with aerobic and anaerobic cells and a polishing reactor enables a plant in northwest Iowa to meet ammonia permit levels
Secure Seal Secure Seal
A spray-on polyurethane coating helps a treatment plant rehabilitate a building housing a chemical storage system
Getting the Heat Out
An Oregon treatment facility affected by temperature limits in its permit looks to planting trees to shade its receiving stream instead of actually cooling its effluent
March Industry News
Pump Solutions Names Buscher VP-PSG Commercial; CSI Adds Factory Representative; Extech Instruments Relocates to New Hampshire; Grand Rapids Named Hach Fan Favorite; Godwin Donates to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; WEF Names O’Neill Deputy Executive Director; Synagro Donates $25,000 to Park Restoration
Getting the Hands Dirty
It doesn’t take grandiose plans or outsized budgets to spruce up treatment plant grounds — as some ambitious operators have proven
March Letters
Bugs or Microorganisms?
Green on the Vine Green on the Vine
A Colorado treatment plant creates a more sustainable site by planting a vineyard and cultivating acreage for a wildlife habitat
Pumps Pumps March Product News March Product News
Featured new products.
Grit Removal System Adds Simplicity and Efficiency Grit Removal System Adds Simplicity and Efficiency
Mectan V induced vortex grit removal system from John Meunier, Inc.,a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company.
Disinfecting CSO Water Disinfecting CSO Water
UV technology shows promise for killing pathogens in the high-volume, low-quality streams Typical of stormwater treatment applications
Making Hay Making Hay
West Jackson County takes biosolids reuse to the limit by fertilizing its own land and cutting, baling and selling its own crop
Ready for Anything Ready for Anything
From permit compliance to hurricane preparations, three staff members at a Connecticut treatment plant do exemplary work that earns EPA recognition
March Worth Noting
People/Awards; Education; Calendar of Events