Post Tagged with: "nutrient pollution"

WRF team publishes nutrient removal study

WRF team publishes nutrient removal study

June 30, 2023 at 11:00 am 0 comments

A team consisting of representatives from WSSC Water, Brown and Caldwell and Northwestern University has published research it says will revolutionize cost-effective, environment-safe nutrient removal at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). The $300,000 research project, Demonstration of Progressive Carbon Efficient Nitrogen with Biological Phosphorus RemovalRead More

BGSU studying fertilizer alternative to combat harmful algal blooms

BGSU studying fertilizer alternative to combat harmful algal blooms

December 20, 2022 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Research into harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie previously has determined the chief culprit is too many nutrients in the watershed due to agricultural runoff, yet the process of preventing HABs is riddled with complexities. In western Ohio, a Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Read More

Bay area wastewater plant plans upgrades to improve water quality

Bay area wastewater plant plans upgrades to improve water quality

October 4, 2022 at 9:09 am 0 comments

The City of Hayward is making significant improvements at its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) to serve a growing population, rehabilitate aging infrastructure and improve the quality of purified water released to the San Francisco Bay. Known as the “Heart of the Bay,” Hayward isRead More

WEF recognizes utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways

WEF recognizes utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways

May 26, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is recognizing 15 utilities for significantly reducing nutrient pollution, one of the leading problems for the health of waterways across the United States.  The utilities were selected through Nutrient Smart (NSmart), a collaboration between WEF and the U.S. Environmental ProtectionRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

KKR and XPV Water Partners launch new platform for nutrient management

December 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Global investment firm KKR, in partnership with XPV Water Partners, has announced the formation of a wastewater treatment platform with the goal of creating the leading provider of end-to-end nutrient management solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Through the foundational acquisitions of EnvironmentalRead More

Letter to the Editor: A Farming Perspective on Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

Letter to the Editor: A Farming Perspective on Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

August 26, 2019 at 8:48 am 1 comment

By Don Wauthier The cover article in Water Finance & Management’s June issue by Michael Curley about agricultural nutrient runoff was a welcome wake up call to the water supply and treatment industry about this important issue. Despite what many think, the farm community is generallyRead More

Examining New Payment Methods to Address Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

Examining New Payment Methods to Address Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

June 27, 2019 at 10:09 am 1 comment

By Michael Curley Water quality is a major problem throughout the United States. But it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be. In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland was so polluted that it actually caught fire! That made headlines all across theRead More

EPA assessment finds nutrient pollution widespread in lakes

EPA assessment finds nutrient pollution widespread in lakes

December 19, 2016 at 10:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with four in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus. Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms, lower oxygen levels,Read More