Inside the July 2012 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Beyond the Treatment Plant Beyond the Treatment Plant
Former clean-water operator Tom Sinclair used his experience to pursue a new career path leading to a series of challenging, rewarding roles
Pumps, Drives, Valves & Blowers Pumps, Drives, Valves & Blowers Sustainability First Sustainability First
A treatment plant expansion for two wastewater districts in Oregon is designed to deliver environmental, economic and social benefits
From Old to New From Old to New
The City of Jacksonville (N.C.) reuses former treatment plant infrastructure to create a civic environmental education center
Energy from Water Energy from Water
A Washington treatment plant conducts testing on a hydroturbine that creates electricity from a chlorine contact basin outfall
Caring for Concrete
Deterioration in large wastewater treatment structures is a costly problem. An expert offers some practical advice on fixing, repurposing and reconfiguring.
July Industry News
Red Valve offers selection guide; Purafil hires product manager; MAR Systems names VP of sales; Oldham’s WX64 controller receives CSA approval; Grundfos opens water utility center; WILO names CEO, adds distributor; VerderGPM becomes Verder Inc.; GSE Lining Technology rebrands as GSE Environmental, adds assets; Carboline’s Reactamine 760 receives FDA approval; Agri-Inject names CEO, director of global sales; 2G CENERGY adds Florida manufacturing plant; Bauer Gear opens China assembly plant; Severn Trent’s Spanish office changes name
Time to Look Again?
A series of severe accidents at wastewater treatment plants should be a clarion call for managers and operators to revisit safety practices
July Letters
Beating the Bugs
Poetry in Paint Poetry in Paint
Murals on a Savannah treatment plant’s clarifiers are a source of pride for the operating team and a positive visual statement to the community
Pumps, Drives, Valves & Blowers Pumps, Drives, Valves & Blowers Vertical Screening System Mounts in Small Spaces
AGV Vertical Auger Monster from JWC Environmental
July Product News July Product News
Featured new products.
July Projects & Awards
Pepco to build biogas-fueled CHP plant; Ameresco and Philadelphia announce biogas project; St. Helens treatment plant gets energy efficiency award; Woodard & Curran acquires Cumming/Riter; American Water and Elizabeth, N.J., earn mayors’ award; Kruger wins AnoxKaldnes MBBR Contract; Atlas Copco wins bid for energy-efficient screw blowers; Headworks ships large screens to India
A Seasonal Challenge A Seasonal Challenge
Operator motivation and teamwork help the award-winning Provincetown treatment plant deliver quality effluent despite extreme seasonal flow variations
Tailor Made Tailor Made
Operators and engineers in Rock Falls worked together to create a new tertiary treatment plant that’s efficient, effective, safe, and ready to grow
Ducks on the Ponds Ducks on the Ponds July Worth Noting
People/Awards; Education; Calendar