Author Archives: Applied Technologies

Phosphorus Compliance Best Solutions: The engineers role in developing recommendations

As improving water quality remains a priority in Wisconsin, many wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) are seeking new and innovative ways to achieve ultra-low effluent phosphorus levels. On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Waupun Utilities hosted an open house at its WWTF to showcase a pilot-scale Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR) system by CLEARAS Water Recovery. The […]

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ATI Accepts Excellence Award for Historic Water Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin (ACEC WI) presented the 2019 Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award to Applied Technologies Inc. (ATI) for our historic Water Treatment Plant project for the City of Watertown. According to the judges, the submission, titled “New Water Treatment Plant: Preparing for the Future, Preserving the Past,” was selected […]

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Managing Projects and a New Department

William A. Hein: Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor, Project Manager, and now, Department Manager Applied Technologies, Inc. (ATI) promoted William A. Hein to manage its new Civil, Architectural, Structural (CAS) department beginning October 1, 2018. His major tasks will include business development and management of the CAS disciplines. Hein received this promotion due to his […]

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Chemical vs Biological Phosphorus Removal

  Phosphorus removal during wastewater treatment is vital to ensuring public safety and protecting the environment. Removal of this nutrient from waste streams is key to preventing eutrophication – a natural process inciting algae blooms. Algae blooms can suffocate ecosystems, creating dead zones in which animal life can not survive. Moreover, this causes other water quality […]

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And the Golden Manhole Society Award goes to…

The team members here at Applied Technologies, Inc. (ATI) are dedicated professionals who are passionate about what they do. It is always exciting when that passion is recognized through their activity and involvement in professional associations. Katie Hassing is an environmental engineer with 12 years of municipal water and wastewater management experience at ATI. Her […]

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New Graduates Join Applied Technologies, Inc.

BROOKFIELD- On June 11, Applied Technologies, Inc. (ATI) welcomed two new engineers to the team: Julian Velazquez and Rick Williams. Both are May 2018 graduates. Julian is an environmental engineer for ATI. He graduated from Marquette University where he worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Water Quality Center and Zitomer Lab Group. He […]

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Peter Kolb to Manage ATI’s Illinois Office

Peter Kolb has joined Applied Technologies, Inc. (ATI) as Vice President and manager of the firm’s Lake Villa office. Kolb brings 35 years of progressive experience in engineering, project, water, wastewater, and infrastructure management in the public sector. Kolb possesses a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a registered […]

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A Community’s Thirst for Lake Michigan Water

In 2006, Lake Villa and several other northern Lake County, Illinois municipalities were at a crossroads. Over the last decade, the region had experienced substantial growth, and this trend was projected to continue. This population growth was taxing community infrastructures, including the ability to provide adequate, high quality water. The traditional water supply of the […]

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Conditioning Your Biogas for Success

Biogas conditioning is a critical process for biogas management. Biogas primarily consists of methane and carbon dioxide, but may contain constituents of sulfur species, silicon species, and moisture. Some of these elements can damage end use equipment, be dangerous to human health, and pollute the environment at high concentrations. Since biogas production is dependent on […]

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