Inside the June 2012 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Balancing Act Balancing Act
Pretreatment team members at a North Carolina treatment plant work as partners with businesses to protect the environment and support economic growth
Odor Control and Disinfection Odor Control and Disinfection All Reused and  Getting Greener All Reused and Getting Greener
An award-winning water reclamation facility In Chandler, Ariz., garners more than $86,000 in utility rebates for its many and varied energy efficiency programs
River Culture River Culture
Loxahatchee River District staff educates the public on protecting and preserving a Wild and Scenic River in Florida
Sand Dollars Sand Dollars
Partially submerged disc filters enable a plant in northeast Illinois to resolve sand migration and gain 600 square feet of storage area
An Extra Measure
A Florida college offers an online associate degree program that includes preparation for water and wastewater operator licensing
June Industry News
McCrometer adds Live Chat to website; Pasteurization Technology secures $1 million investment; Standard Methods manual updated; Koch Membrane hires commercial manager; SSPMA welcomes Superior Pump, holds spring meeting; Pump Solutions acquires the Maag Group; AWWA publishes water, wastewater design-build book; Emerson Bearing forms wastewater division; Atchia, SJE-Rhombus recognized for technical leadership; RedZone receives investment funds; Metrohm creates young chemist award; Parkson appoints Turpin vice president; CSI Controls’ representative expands territory; VerderGPM becomes Verder Inc.; Synagro appoints Zimmer president, CEO; Microsol acquires SOLON and subsidiaries; American Flow Control names sales manager; Netzsch Pumps names vice presidents
Where Have All the Solids Gone? Where Have All the Solids Gone?
Tiny, short-lived flying insects created a serious process problem at a small package-type activated sludge treatment plant
Whatever It Takes
Operators featured in this issue show willingness to take almost anything that needs doing and add it to their job description
Creating a Gem Creating a Gem
A pond originally intended as a storage facility for incoming wastewater becomes a magnet for waterfowl and a favorite spot for wildlife watchers
Odor Control and Disinfection Odor Control and Disinfection June Product News June Product News
Featured new products.
Flowmeter and Conditioner Ensure Accurate Aeration Flowmeter and Conditioner Ensure Accurate Aeration
ST98 thermal massflowmeter from Fluid Components International
Swing-Shift Yoga Swing-Shift Yoga
A solids operator at a Wisconsin wastewater treatment plant turns her hobby of staying healthy and active into another career
Keeps Getting Better Keeps Getting Better
The operations team in Tacoma, Wash., has played a critical role in producing and marketing high-quality and popular biosolids products
From Old to New From Old to New
The Willmar treatment plant team got involved early and stayed involved late to ensure a smooth transition to a brand-new facility
June Worth Noting
People/Awards; Education; Calendar of Events

Originally in Water System Operator WSO: Water System Operator

Expanding for Quality Expanding for Quality
A Florida water plant operations team steps up with extensive training to master a new advanced nanofiltration and reverse osmosis process
Slow and Easy Slow and Easy
A valve exercising initiative using automated equipment helps a Michigan city correct valve problems and reduce service disruptions
Stirred by the Sun Stirred by the Sun
A solar-powered mixing system provides process consistency and control, enabling a southwest Arizona water utility to handle trihalomethane levels
Instrumentation and Testing Instrumentation and Testing May/June Industry News
Koch Membrane Systems launches website; Parkson employees raise $64,000 for charities; WWEMA names LaVelle chairwoman; Trojan Technologies acquires Salsnes Filter; Kee Safety joins Pacific Industrial Contractor Screening; Xylem breaks ground on manufacturing plant; Ruhrpumpen opens Virginia service center; Calgon’s UV system receives conditional acceptance; American Water completes sale of Arizona, New Mexico operations; Mazzei names executive team; Siemens acquires Cambridge Water Technology; Underground Pipe attends SJE-Rhombus training; Hach names Brown corporate accounts manager; Layfield acquires Canwest Protective Coatings; Arkema names Stabler business development engineer; Revere Control Systems opens two offices; ETS begins production at new plant
Small Systems, Big Resource
A website specifically for small water systems helps operators quickly find resources on a full range of important topics
Instrumentation and Testing Instrumentation and Testing May/June Product News May/June Product News
Featured new products.
Peristaltic Metering Pump Offers Precision at High Pressure Peristaltic Metering Pump Offers Precision at High Pressure
A2 ProSeries Flex-Pro peristaltic metering pump from Blue-White Industries
New on the Lakeshore New on the Lakeshore
A multi-faceted training program helps a veteran staff in East Chicago make the shift from conventional treatment to membrane technology and SCADA
Making the Most of It Making the Most of It
New and sophisticated treatment technologies were not enough. The team in Murfreesboro learned to optimize performance and cost-effectiveness.
Turbines Stand Tall Turbines Stand Tall
Wind energy and creative thinking help a small town in Wyoming reduceoperating costs for a new treatment system and limit rate increases
Keeping SCADA Secure
Water utilities can use various simple, low-cost measures to make a good start toward protecting against cyber-attacks
Sleuthing Swimmer Sleuthing Swimmer
An electromagnetic tool lets water utilities assess condition in prestressed concrete transmission mains without taking them out of service
Its Own Story Its Own Story
A California water district makes sure the public understands its stability in the midst of economic turbulence
May June Worth Noting
People/Awards; Education; Events