Category Archives: General

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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ATI and MMSD Receive Top Honor for Phosphorus Recovery Project

MADISON, WI – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin presented the 2016 Engineering Excellence Grand Award to Applied Technologies Inc. and the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District for Phosphorus Recovery at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. The Grand Award was presented to the project team during American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin Awards […]

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Ohhh That Smell! Controlling and Avoiding Odor Issues

Odor issues are a common problem in production facilities. Unfortunately, this issue affects not only the manufacturer, but its neighboring residents and businesses as well. Odor complaints can often overshadow the otherwise solid reputation of a company. Odors are caused by airborne chemicals. The types of wastes and treatment technologies used to deal with those […]

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Madison MSD Unveils the 11th Addition

Rain couldn’t stop a parade of local and state leaders, as well as nutrient recovery experts, from pouring into Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 4th for the launch of a revolutionary project: the $40 million 11th Addition to the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). The high-profile ceremony […]

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Avoid the Springtime Blooms

Even the most well-run wastewater treatment plants may experience effluent quality issues in the spring, when reddish blooms often appear in the final clarifiers and cause higher TSS. These reddish blooms are caused by a proliferation of ceriodaphnia (water fleas). This is the same organism used in the effluent toxicity testing required by discharge permits. […]

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Tools of the Trade: Portable Pump

Have you ever needed to remove accumulated water from a remote valve pit or manhole with no convenient access to power or a pump? How about a portable pump that runs off of any standard 12V automotive battery! There is such a pump available from Versa-Matic Pump. The 33 lb., 1/3-hp pump can transfer 20 […]

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