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2011-06-07 07:20:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You might have had the pleasure of driving a luxury car equipped with rain sensing windshield wipers. Recently, Hydreon Corporation has developed a new optical rain sensor that uses the same principles as automotive rain sensors, and is now being used to make wastewater treatment plants more efficient. The Hydreon Optical Rain Gauge is a sensor about the size of a tennis ball. It uses beams of infrared light to sense water hitting the outside...

2011-05-17 14:03:00

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is set to begin work on two massive environmental projects at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the world's largest facility of its kind. Blue Plains processes an average of 370 million gallons of wastewater per day. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/dcwater/50282/ (Photo:...

2011-04-28 09:00:00

KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a state well-known for its orange produce, Florida wastewater system operators are now applying an affordable, citrus-scented product to help clean its facilities and protect the environment. FOG Free Technologies (FFT) has announced the release of its Orange Flush(TM) product after months of successful field trials at Florida utilities. The product cleans fat, oil and grease from wastewater lift stations, lines and facilities with a...

2011-04-21 14:43:59

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered how fat, oil and grease (FOG) can create hardened deposits in sewer lines: it turns into soap! The hardened deposits, which can look like stalactites, contribute to sewer overflows. "We found that FOG deposits in sewage collection systems are created by chemical reactions that turn the fatty acids from FOG into, basically, a huge lump of soap," says Dr. Joel Ducoste, a professor of civil, construction and environmental...

2011-04-20 08:22:00

HOUSTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with AbTech Industries under which Waste Management will provide SmartSponge® to its customers including municipalities. Under the agreement, Waste Management has become the exclusive waste and environmental services company distributor of SmartSponge® in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO)...

2011-04-12 06:50:00

PUNE, India, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquatech has been awarded a complete turnkey EPC contract for a 10,000 cubic meters/day waste and sewage treatment and recycle project for the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai, India. To meet the demands of a rapid growth in international flight operations and passenger traffic, a new terminal building -- the Common User Terminal (CUT) -- is being planned as part of the expansion and modernization of the airport facility. In...

2011-04-04 07:15:00

CANONSBURG, Pa., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquatech, a world leader in the development of wastewater recycling, reuse and treatment, has announced the start of deployment for its MoVap® unit at a field location in Western Pennsylvania. The MoVap® unit is a solution specifically designed for the wastewater treatment needs of oil and gas producers, starting in the Marcellus Shale region, which encompasses parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New...

2011-04-04 00:00:28

Early upset detection, load monitoring, trucked in waste treatability analysis, diurnal and seasonal tracking, and resource optimization all from one rugged portable oxygen demand monitor. The Challenge Technology ODM-100 gives operators a single multi purpose tool for early upset warnings and insuring high efficiency wastewater operations. Springdale, Arkansas (Vocus/PRWEB) April 02, 2011 The New Challenge Technology Oxygen Demand Monitor (ODM-100) is a portable continuous oxygen demand...

2011-03-30 08:50:00

PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kroff, Inc., one of the fastest-growing water treatment companies in the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Mangiafico as senior account manager for Kroff Chemical Company, Inc. In this role, Mangiafico will provide sales, service and technical support for new and existing customers of Kroff Chemical Company, a division of Kroff that provides custom-blended chemicals and processes for water and wastewater treatment....

2011-03-10 07:30:00

WORCESTER, Mass., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TMEN), a leading supplier of wastewater recovery technology and systems, today announced the introduction of Thermo ARP(TM), a new, high-efficiency process for recovering nutrients from wastewater. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO ) Thermo ARP(TM) is specifically designed for use with agricultural, industrial and municipal anaerobic digesters where the wastewater...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.