Category Archives: Waste

Transforming Wastewater Into High-Quality Fertilizer

LCPWD Des Plaines WRF Upgrades Plant upgrades to the Des Plaines River Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) transformed this site into a regional drying facility for Lake County, IL. The facility now produces 100% natural high-quality fertilizer. This video spotlights the Des Plaines River WRF Improvements project completed by Applied Technologies, Inc. Through this video you […]

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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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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 issues […]

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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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Reduce Costs Through Waste Minimization

The food, beverage, and agricultural industries transform raw ingredients into the delicious and useful products on which consumers rely. However, this process also produces undesirable wastes that are often difficult and expensive to treat and/or dispose of. The most cost effective method for dealing with this waste is to minimize the amount that is actually […]

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Preventing Biological Treatment Upsets

What is so upsetting about biological treatment system upsets? To the owners and operators of these systems, these upsets lead to halts or decreases in production with costly ramifications. ATI is often called upon to investigate issues of this nature. Regardless of the type of industry (pulp and paper, dairy, beverage, chemical, etc.) and the […]

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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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Getting Value from Turkey Production Wastes

As part of its mission to produce naturally grown turkeys and turkey products in a responsible manner, a northeastern farm worked with the state’s energy department to develop a plan to maximize the beneficial handling of organic wastes in an environmentally acceptable manner. As you would imagine, the raising and processing of turkeys generates a […]

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Ice Cream Producer Minimizes Its Waste to Maximize Its Bottom Line

Being one of the most well-known producers of customer-labeled ice cream and novelty products in the United States may sound great, but along with this prestigious distinction comes the challenges related to running numerous production lines with multiple product changeovers driven by seasonal variations in demand. As you can guess, waste minimization and wastewater treatment […]

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