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(Alexandria, Va.) The Water
Environment Federation (WEF) has joined with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the
Clean Water Act. Each month during the year-long celebration, the
EPA will focus on a particular facet of the Clean Water Act.
February will highlight wastewater issues, including the successes
achieved over the last 30 years and the important challenges ahead.
in 1972, the Clean Water Act was a landmark piece of legislation and
has spurred the clean up of many of the nation's rivers, lakes, and
coastal waters. In the early 1970s, it was estimated that only
one-third of the nation's waters were considered
"healthy". Today, that figure has increased to
Much of this success is due to the
nation's focus on upgrading and improving wastewater treatment
systems. Since 1972, the nation has invested approximately $300
billion (in constant dollars) in building and upgrading wastewater
systems. The Clean Water Act mandated that all publicly-owned
wastewater treatment facilities provide "secondary
treatment" of wastewater. Today, nearly every wastewater
facility in the nation meets this standard. Because of this immense
effort, we have eliminated billions of pounds of pollutants from
entering our environment, and we have preserved and improved much of
the nation's water resources.
To celebrate these successes during
national wastewater month, EPA has developed a set out outreach
materials that communities can use to help educate their citizens on
a variety of important wastewater issues. Materials include
homeowner's guides on proper management of septic systems, an
overview of how wastewater systems work, utility bill inserts for
homeowners on sanitary sewers or septic systems, an educational
poster with classroom activities, information on accessing funding
from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, and other useful items.
Most of these materials have been designed for use and distribution
by communities. They include areas where the community can insert
local contact information (name, telephone number, etc.) so citizens
will know where to turn for more information.
For additional information about water quality and educational
resources, please visit www.wef.org
New Filtration System
Targets Low-Flow Applications
(February 10, 2003) - New Logic Research, Inc., makers of the VSEP
vibratory membrane filtration system, today announced the availability
of the ultra compact P-50, a new addition to its VSEP product line
aimed at applications with process flows up to five gallons per
VSEP P-50 provides all of the benefits of its larger predecessor, the
VSEP Series i, including superior fouling resistance, unbeatable
materials compatibility, and high solids capabilities up to 70%.
"For over 15 years,
customers have been coming to us with uniquely challenging separation
problems. Often times, VSEP is their only option," said Chief
Operating Officer, Greg Johnson. "Unfortunately, for some of the
low flow applications, a full scale VSEP system is beyond some
budgetary limitations. The P-50 removes that barrier to entry,
providing an affordable, powerful system with all the benefits of the
full scale units."
The key to VSEP's fouling
resistance is its patented vibrational drive system. The filter pack
vibrates approximately 50 times per second at an amplitude of ¾ of an
inch, generating incredible shear force directly on the membrane
enables us to perform high solids separations in a single
pass-something that is unthinkable in a traditional crossflow membrane
system," adds Johnson.
Fully customizable, the
P-50 is designed for superior performance across a wide application
base, ranging from river water to chemical processing to wastewater.
"VSEP has the
flexibility to handle virtually any process stream. If it can flow, we
can separate it," says Johnson.
Like the VSEP Series i,
the P-50 employs an ultra compact design. In just six square feet of
floor space, the P-50 can fit into the most crowded production or
pilot plant environment. The VSEP P-50 is in production now. To learn
more about the P-50 and the entire VSEP product line.
About New Logic
Emeryville, California, New Logic Research is the leading provider of
high-performance membrane filtration systems used in a wide variety of
applications from pure water and wastewater treatment to chemical
process clarifications. New Logic provides a breadth of products and
services for pure water and wastewater treatment, industrial and
chemical processing, power, pulp and paper, oil and gas production and
processing, paint and pigments and electronics industries.
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Redlands Moving Forward with Recycled
Redlands, CA -- The City of
Redlands is moving forward with the construction of new facilities
at its Wastewater Treatment Plant that will help to maximize the use
of Redlands’ water resources, while keeping the plant in full
compliance with new regulatory discharge requirements. Best of all,
the project will supply a revenue stream to pay for itself.
The City Council approved
construction of the $24.5 million Redlands Recycled Water Project on
January 21, which will install new micro-filtration membranes for
tertiary treatment, and disinfection facilities at the Nevada Street
plant. The project will allow Redlands’ Wastewater Utility to
provide up to 2.2 billion gallons of new non-drinkable water each
year that can be sold to industrial, commercial, and irrigation
“The additional water will help to
reduce demands on the limited potable (drinking) water supplies and
increase Redlands’ total water resources by about 20 percent,”
said Redlands’ Chief of Water Resources Douglas Headrick. “Additionally,
it will help keep the City in compliance with all new environmental
laws for wastewater discharge from the Wastewater Treatment Plant.”
The recycled water will serve a
variety of industrial and agricultural customers at prices up to 70
percent below current potable water rates. Customers planning on
using the recycled water include the Hershey’s Warehouse and the
City’s California Street Landfill, which will use approximately
60,000 gallons per day for dust suppression.
Power for the Recycled Water Project
will be provided from the Utilities’ environmentally friendly “Green
Power” plant, which uses methane gas from the nearby landfill to
power a one megawatt generator and transfers excess engine heat to
digesters used in the wastewater treatment process.
The Recycled Water Project, including
distribution system improvements, is being funded by a $5 million
Proposition 13 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board, a
$5 million Proposition 13 grant from the Santa Ana Watershed Project
Authority, a $7 million low-interest loan from the State Revolving
Fund, and $7.5 million in reserves from the Redlands Wastewater
The Recycled Water Project is another
investment in the City’s future. It is an investment in
environmentally sustainable practices that helps conserve drinking
water resources and provides a cost effective water supply for
Redlands residents and businesses.
For more information contact:
Mr. Douglas Headrick
Chief of Water Resources
City of Redlands, CA
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Sionix Completes First Modular Water
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- James J. Houtz, President of Sionix
Corporation today announced that the company completed its first
production unit of our modular transportable water treatment
"Sionix' Dissolved Air Flotation
(DAF) technology is a highly efficient, self-contained turnkey
packaged water treatment system or pre-treatment process using
ordinary air with minimal chemical filter aids. These systems are
modular, which simplifies expansion problems. These systems allow a
user to add units as needed and when budgets permit not 10 or 20
years in advance such as the larger in-ground systems," Houtz
He also said, "The Sionix DAF
water treatment systems are designed for easy installation, set-up,
operation and maintenance, including remote monitoring of water
quality. This turnkey package system is based on superior dissolved
air flotation technology. The modular system is available either as
a complete treatment plant or as individual components and is housed
in a standard 40-ft ISO shipping container. The transportable units
are highly mobile via truck, rail, cargo, helicopter, or ship and
are secure from outside threat or contamination (bio-terrorism). The
unit is free standing and may be transported to any area suffering
catastrophic damage to its water system. The system can be
operational within 48 hours."
Houtz stated, "A Sionix System
will produce a minimum of 200 gallons per minute (GPM) of fresh
potable water (approximately 288,000 gallons per day). This amount
of fresh water will supply the needs of a community of 2,400 to
2,600 people (about 500 to 600) homes and its infrastructure."
"Sionix systems are capable of
treating a wide variety of organic and inorganic solids and
dissolved waste streams. The DAF technology removes greater than
99.5% of the suspended particles in the water stream, providing a
barrier that greatly reduces the risk of bacterial or parasitic
contamination, particularly Cryptosporidium, Giardia and E-coli with
minimal or no disinfection by-products such as THM's," he
Houtz stated, "The Sionix
dissolved air flotation (DAF) system meets all current U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) regulations for the
treatment of surface and ground water." Houtz said, "This
unit is currently undergoing calibration of systems and
instrumentation, run sequence events and control loops. During this
process the entire system is leak tested. In addition, the SCADA
software program (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is
loaded. The SCADA software control program provides on-line,
real-time monitoring of the complete water treatment system. In
addition, it automatically controls and monitors wet-chemistry,
in-line sensors, automatic self-cleaning filtration systems, and
automatic filter-to-waste control programs."
Sionix Corporation is the developer
of new concepts in "Dissolved Air Flotation Technology"
for drinking water and wastewater treatment systems for
municipalities, corporations, industrial use, military and disaster
week's photo is of DSM's plant in Augusta, GA were Fisher Tank
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Ashland Specialty Chemical
Company, a leading, worldwide supplier of high-quality,
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To qualify, you will need the following:
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*Minimum 3 years of experience in Water Treatment Sales and Service
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Management, and Selling Skills
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