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Upheaval and Innovation in Power Plant Wastewater Management

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Published by POWER Magazine.


Regulatory uncertainty, changing resources, and an industrywide drive to cut costs and boost flexibility and efficiency are among a growing list of challenges that are prompting new approaches to treat power plant wastewater. The changing wastewater treatment landscape is offering new opportunities for wastewater treatment vendors, too, though tight spending at power plants, especially in the U.S., is limiting technology development and offerings.

POWER Magazine included comments from WesTech engineer Brett Housley in its roundup article.

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Biological Process Removes Nitrogen from Water Without Creating a Waste Stream

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Published by Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) magazine.


Nitrate contamination in drinking water can be a health concern, and it’s becoming more widespread in groundwater supplies in the U.S. and around the world. Traditionally, processes to treat groundwater for nitrate have been capital intensive and costly to operate. They also produce secondary waste streams that need to be managed responsibly.

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WesTech Donates Purification Filters to Haiti

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Published by World Water.


WesTech is leading an initiative to help provide clean drinking water to Haitians who have been hard hit by Hurricane Matthew. Spearheading the effort, WesTech employees funded an initial batch of 130 portable Hydraid® BioSand water filters capable of converting contaminated water into safe drinking water.

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Clearing the Waters to Eliminate Overflows

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Published by WE&T Magazine.


New enhanced high-rate treatment and wet-weather headworks facilities at the Springfield Wastewater Treatment Plant significantly increase peak wet-weather flow treatment capacity and decrease untreated overflows.





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Acid Mine Drainage: A Reusable Water Resource

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Published by WaterWorld Magazine.


Acid mine drainage (AMD), produced from coal and mineral mining operations, presents a difficult and costly problem. With the sheer volume of AMD sites and the contaminants associated with them, it has been described as the largest environmental problem facing the U.S. mining industry, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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